Ever wondered what your favourite artists were listening to this year? Well, we were and decided to catch up with the acts we interviewed this year and asked them about their 2022 highlights. Make sure you check out the recommended records and tunes and, if you like, revisit our feature stories with the artists.
The Icelandic-Norwegian duo bring the fun, both for the listener and themselves. Ultraflex's new album "Infinite Wellness" is a adventurous waltz through synth soundscapes, dreams of dancefloors and irrepressible attitude. We caught up with them to find out more.
The notable showcase festival ESNS gives upcoming artists the opportunity to display their talents in the Dutch city Groningen and if in luck, be booked for festival giants like Rock am Ring, Glastonbury, Primavera or The Great Escape. Ahead of the new edition, Anna Stich selected eight female(-fronting) acts who have made the most out of their performance at ESNS.
There’s a new up and coming star in the skies of Berlin’s DIY underground scene. On “Just Fantasy” Lover Buffet reflects on emotional breakdowns and hope in times of despair with an old Yamaha synth playing a crucial part in all of this. Get to know them right here.
Every end of the month we are releasing a round up of reviews of recent releases that moved us the most. These are the personal takes on hand-curated gems our team dug up (and the occasional chart topper). This time with Indigo Sparke, Ultraflex, Bonny Light Horseman, Charlotte Dos Santos, Skullcrusher, Dry Cleaning, Pip Millett and Loyle Carner. What will be your favourite?
Six hours of laidback vibes to enjoy while the world is slowly waking up again. Enjoy a first glimpse of post-pandemic bliss with tracks from HAIM, Kings Of Convenience, Khruangbin, Alice Phoebe Lou, Tash Sultana, The Antlers, Hiss Golden Messenger, Feng Suave, Doves, Faye Webster and more
How to party after a year like this? Especially when you are not really allowed to do it in a collective way? Well, maybe now letting off some steam is more important than ever. Just in time for socially distanced New Year's Eve parties all around the world we updated our beloved and diverse party playlist as a mood-lifter for the difficult times we live in. So, move your furnitures aside and give this one a spin.
This year has been a challenge for all of us and we were lucky enough to have such tremendous records on our side to comfort us in difficult times. From gentle melancholia, to raging fury - the albums of 2020 had a lot of stories to tell and these are the ones our staff enjoyed the most. If you haven't listened to all of them you now got a whole lockdown winter ahead of you to do that.