Normally when traveling around the country or even the world, one of the first things you remember about a place is how the food taste for that particular area. In the southern parts of the United States we are well known for our food. The term southern hospitality always seems to make people start by thinking the food of the south...
The Soul… that delicate, invisible, and tiny voice inside that makes us all uniquely human. We can’t see it, taste it, or touch it. Yet, we don’t have to be told that we have a soul in order to know that we have one. We know it exists because we can feel it. We feel it in our hearts when we gaze into someone’s eyes, or when we connect to music written by another human. Music is the amplified voice of a soul, and when you feel it in your heart, it has the power to change you.
Sometimes life is shitty, and sometimes life is grand. Whether you need to ruminate, chill out, or just let it all go, Music to Forget Your Troubles is an escape from everyday life, a way to live your life through music. The tracks feel like “deep work” flow, that soft pillow at night, time spent with that friend that knows you better than you know yourself. Each song is timeless, filled with head-nodding grooves, rich sounds, vibing instrumentals and universal lyrics.
Hayatta her seyin bir hikayesi vardir ve ben genellikle hikayeler anlatmayi severim. Anadolu müziginde sevdigim sey içinde çok fazla kültürün, metaforun ve hikayenin bir arada bulunması. Anadolu müziginin ana figürleri genellik düsünce insanlari ve sairlerdir. Bu insanlar o kadar yeteneklidirler ki birkac sanat dalini ayni anda icraa edebilirler. Bu kadar özel insanlar icin ne yapabilirsin ki? Tabii ki insanlarin onlari tanimalarini saglarsin.
I've always been into listening to music, helped by my next-door neighbour, Derek Johnson, who just happened to be the singles reviewer for “The New Musical Express” in the late 60’s. Hence, I have an awesome collection of demo records that he used to pass over to me, and he also gave me a break as a freelance writer reviewing gigs; my first was Cliff Richard!
Who defines what is art and what is not?
Is art, either as a form of self-expression or as an object of appreciation, restricted to elites and educated people?
Once upon a time, jazz music was born from the black people communities in the United States, a century after millions of them were brought as slaves from various parts of Africa...
Dylan Dunlap released his new EP "Feels Right at Home" almost two months ago. His past EPs and Album shows all the potential of this 21 year old multi-instrumentalist, but more importantly they show his way of singing about life and his way of verbalising himself to the world. This is why I think he's a perfect example of the idea of Music To Open Another Door.
Rumors of New York City rap’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Don’t let people like Trinidad James fool you — there are a plethora of dope acts emerging from the five boroughs and the music scene there couldn’t be more exciting or diverse.
Do you seek change, are you bored or simply wondering what’s next? Looking to lose the resistance, create some flow and internal freedom? For me, frustration is the catalyst for change, I get a routine/pattern, it becomes familiar then soon monotonous…..this slow seepage soon fills the crack of tolerance and when overflowing becomes the daily grind. If I haven’t worked out by then that I am bored, my alcohol intake soon points it out.
In June 2017 playlist curator Sam Murray made the stupid decisions to perform at a festival at 10pm a night in the middles of rural Wales, whilst needing to be at work at 9am the next morning in Middlesbrough. After a hopeless look at public transport and calling the friends list he bumped into a band he knew from Manchester who offer him a lift there.
Since my kids were born, my major musical activity has been singing them to sleep at night. Sometimes it takes a long time for them to drift off, and I spent the first year combing through my memory for songs I knew the words to that had a lullaby vibe.
Take a long drive with no destination and no distractions. Lie on your bedroom floor and study every crack in the ceiling. Feel the grass under your legs at the park while you watch the sunset. Take time for yourself. Let yourself go.
Sometimes, anxiety and fear can take control of our lives. This playlist’s intent is to reduce these feelings and to calm you down.
Many times in life we come across the moment when we won’t follow the crowd, right? This also happens with music.
We are living in an era where music and social platforms want to tell you what to listen to, which songs are at the top and which genres are the trending ones. Here, I will do things a bit differently…
Let's Kick it in the 70s
It's been a few years since I reviewed a classic rock concert. The last one was Jason Bonham's tribute to Led Zeppelin at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, 2013. Prior to that, I was covering a concert every other day in New York City, for about 2 and a half years.
After last year's election results, I felt stuck. I walked around in a grief-stricken fog for a few weeks, but nothing seemed to help. Talking to friends and family made me feel a bit better, but I still felt sick in the pit of my guts. Usually I'm able to deal with everyday troubles with humor, but suddenly joking about the desecration of the planet, my country, my niece's future seemed ineffably wrong.
I’ve been involved in the rave scene as a partygoer since the 90s and a DJ since the early 00s. During my long love affair I have travelled through many different spectrums of dance music but when I moved to Berlin I found myself doing a 360 and coming back right where I started. I started to DJ with vinyl again and I started to play the original style of techno that originally got me into the music.
A Road Trip for me has always been something to look forward to. Regardless of the destination, it's always about how you get there.
Whether hanging out with Mates or just solo, seeking shelter in your favorite tunes, I love doing some soul searching on the road and immersing in some quality Me time.
Un aspecto fascinante acerca de la música es la forma en la que viaja:
- La música viaja a través del espacio
- La música viaja a través del tiempo
- La música viaja a través de las culturas
- La música viaja entre las personas
Y en estos días, ¡Por supuesto que la música viaja a través de los muros!
After the screening of last year’s music documentary “B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin 1979 – 1989” at the Mobile Kino over at Grießmühle, you hear people applauding when the credits rolled. It seemed like the film could make anyone shed a tear or two; it caused some to reflect on their youth, and others to wonder how the fuck did techno eventually prevail.