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.
22 hours of minimal piano, new classical piano, neoclassical piano and Modern Solo Piano Music composed by Einaudi, Frahm, Richter, Tiersen, Maassen, Schuster, Beneking..
Carefully selected to induce and sustain a state of flow, this collection of film scores, gaming soundtracks, and classical greats will keep you focused and productive all day…
Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Chopin - giants of yesteryear - John Williams, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer - giants of today. Apart from the fact that modern composers haven't been dead long enough to be referred to by just their last name, these guys have a lot in common - they all produce amazing music that you can just sit back and relax to.
Chill, Ambient, Psybient, Post-Rock...
THE ORIGINAL & LARGEST Instrumental playlist! Music for study, work, coding or relaxation. instrumental chill, melodic electronica, psybient...
Now that over a year has passed since the death of David Bowie, one might expect that the international music audience would learn to live with this loss and just move on. But we're far from that - apart from the obvious fact that the trend of tatooing the Blackstar symbol does not seem to be disappearing anytime soon, there's still no one who could even compare with David. Who could be such a genuine role model for so many different people. Who could record a catchy pop tune and still remain an unblemished rock'n'roll icon.
We like SpinGrey.
We're totally basing that on how they manifest rather than who they are - 'cos we haven't met them yet - but we seem to share a similar outlook on music.
If you’re reading this chances are you’re probably in school of some kind and looking for help! If you’re in the library or some common area like a coffee shop, have a look around and see how many people are wearing headphones...
What this playlist is, what it definitely isn't, and a few suggestions for how to use everyday decisions to fight evil in your daily life, inspired by some of the most rousing and exciting musicians in the world.
It’s been over a year now since the day I arrived in Berlin. Let’s pull down the merciful curtain of silence as to how exactly I ended up with two suitcases and a bunch of plastic bags on the relentless Berlin street...
To tell you the truth…I love to clean (but do me a favor and don't relay that information to my roommates.) Maybe I should rephrase that sentence…I love when things are clean.
Ever hear a teacher proudly quote this famous saying? While this may have been quite the inspiration in the 18th century, we currently live in a time where distractions fill our every waking moment. With all the push notifications, hashtags, social networks, software updates, and advertisements it’s no wonder that procrastination is more prevalent than ever before.
You are not alone.
Listening to sad music after losing a loved one, being diagnosed with a terminal illness, or finalizing a divorce might seem counterintuitive, but this somber sounding activity has been proven to help.