So far, the promised “better 2021” looks an awful lot like 2020, right? Will it give the live music industry a chance to return or is that option already off the table? Time to address a few of the most burning questions: Is it safe to go to a concert in 2021? How can we best protect ourselves? Why should we head outdoors? NBHAP editor Igor Franjić did some research to give us answers.
Malmö-based two piece Wy have been love at first listen for us at NBHAP ever since they first showed up on our musical radar four years ago. Following two hauntingly beautiful albums Ebba and Michel Gustafsson Ågren are now returning with a third full-length in May, shaped by the Covid crisis but also their own relationship. "Marriage" appears to be a fitting title for it. Today, we're debuting a first track from it exclusively on NBHAP and also took a moment to catch up with the duo.
The new year is barely two weeks old and we're already pretty tired by it, maybe because we all still carry the luggage from 2020 with us. What a weird couple of months it has been but there's still hope for the future right. Shame, for a example, are finally back with their second studio album this week. So, we thought maybe they could help us to put this new year in perspective.
The dynamic sports and synths duo just released one of 2020's most charming debut albums, and now they move over to the dancefloor and take us on a trip through the depths of their musical knowledge and taste. Yes, Farao and Special-K have put together a smooth yet grooving lush disco mix for us, featuring some of the tracks that inspired Ultraflex. They explore some highlights from their selection right here.
In a world of apparent chaos and uncertainty it's not the worst attitude to remain a bit optimistic. Canadian dream electronica duo Southern Shores has been a reliable source of positive energy over the past ten years so we are more than happy that their joyful NBHAP guestmix arrived just at the right time.
It's a weird summer for all of us; this season feels different and forces us to improvise on a lot of things - and clubbing is one of them. Luckily we got a true expert for smooth disco grooves on board to help us with that. DJ Supermarkt returns to the digital turntables with a wonderful selection of laidback and soulful gems from the good ol' days. It's a much needed celebration of diversity, female power and positive spirit - and we could all use a bit of that in the year 2020, right?
The Australian musician Gordi aka Sophie Payton lives in between two worlds; music and medicine. In this personal guest article the Sydney-based artist/doctor opens up about why she dropped everything to help out during the Corona crisis and how she copes with the anxiety and frustration that comes with the great uncertainty all of us face.
The music Vaarin makes is marked by an inherent melancholia. Between beauty and pain, the Norway-based artist creates soundscapes that elate while tugging on the heartstrings. Her EP "Bitter Taste Of Goodbye" is out now and allows a glimpse deep into the soul of the young musician. In this intimate guest article Vårin Strand opens up about the emotions behind her music.