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What’s the intention behind the music? Our ‘Stories’ section brings you interviews, features, personal opinions and columns about your favourite passion in the world.

“Space To Bloom”: MADANII & LLUCID On ORI3NTATION, Stereotypes, and Third Eyes

The Berlin-based neo-pop duo MADANII & LLUCID makes music with a political message that questions stereotypes, representation, and demands space in the hegemonial 'Western' music industry. NBHAP author Liv spoke to the artists about their second EP 3RD 3YE and the interview series ORI3NTATION, which asks where stereotypes regarding the 'Orient' come from and how we can get rid of them.
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Moving In Other Spheres: Introducing Transmedia Artist Rosa Anschütz

Rosa Anschütz and NBHAP author Liv were scheduled for a Late Night talk in Berlin but the recent spike in Covid cases forced us to change plans. So last week, they found ourselves in front of another Zoom call – Rosa at her home base in Vienna, and Liv in Berlin. The Berlin-born artist moved to Austria where she is studying Transmedia Design at the local university while pursuing her own musical aspirations. 'Votive' is the artist’s debut LP.
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No Music On A Dead Planet: Why NBHAP Supports “Music Declares Emergency”

We're living in the middle of a life-threatening environmental crisis and despite an increased understanding in the minds of many people there’s still not enough action that is taken to actively turn the wheel around. The music industry is just another part of our society that’s still too silent when it comes to this topic. Music Declares Emergency wants to change that and here NBHAP Norman Fleischer explains why he actively decided to support the organization a few months ago.
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Electronic Empathy: Ela Minus Invites You To Discover Our New Playlist

We’re happy to finally open a quality-packed home for good electronic music and we got one of the scene’s brightest new talents to help us with the launch. Colombian artist Ela Minus not only picked great tracks for the selection, she also takes us into the world of her magnificent debut album ‘Acts Of Rebellion’ which arrives this week via Domino.
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The Soft Twilight Glow: Kevin Morby And The Warm Colours Of Melancholy

The day is coming to a close. The remaining daylight will swallow whatever is in front of us, little by little dragging this valuable present moment into the past. No matter how much we are trying to hold on to it. And with it, some thoughts and hopes will eventually fade away, too. Laying bare, an increased feeling of melancholy. A sensation so profound, Kevin Morby's new album 'Sundowner' takes us on a journey through those fleeting twilight hours full of magic and tristesse. A spirit of the times hovering above it all.
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20 Years Of “Chocolate Starfish”: How Limp Bizkit Might Have Foreshadowed America’s Downfall

On October 17, 2000 the short-lasting nu metal hype reached a potential peak when the Jacksonville-based heavyweights released their third full-length and the lines between alternative culture and mainstream pop went full blurry. In retrospect it was a weird time and a weird form of music and NBHAP head Norman Fleischer was really into it. Two decades later, he's sharing a personal reflection of it right here.
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