Music to Navigate A Life

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Music to Navigate A Life

My wedding... God, what a bloody awful day that was. We'd caught the back-end of some major storm, As we left the church, in a soaking shivering huddle, the organist hit the third verse of MORNING HAS BROKEN.

‘Mine is the sunlight. Mine is the morning.’

And suddenly, out came the sun…

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Music to Therapize Yourself

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Music to Therapize Yourself

I'm a musician, songwriter and a music producer from Italy.

I love to create playlists for each moment of my everyday life.

Music is like a therapy, I have an emotional connection to the craft and I truly enjoy and love sharing music with friends and people I really take care. The pure energy of music is often better than the most part of medicines, to cure the difficulties, the anxieties and the fears that undermine our daily well-being…

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(Re)Mixing It Up - An Interview with Save the World Featured Artist SWACQ

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(Re)Mixing It Up - An Interview with Save the World Featured Artist SWACQ

As a music curator, I'm sent a lot of music. But every so often, I'm hit with something that completely stops me in my tracks. Dutch producer SWACQ's remix of 'Faded Away' by Sweater Beats & Icona Pop is well and truly Music to Save the World! (you can read about why here,) and has rightly been our featured track for the month of October.

With a catalogue that spans a huge range of styles and includes collaborations with the likes of Tiësto, Nicky Romero and Justin Mylo - not to mention the frequent spins on the iconic  Hardwell on Air collections - SWACQ is clearly a force to be reckoned with in the world of electronic music…

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Music to Explore Everything

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Music to Explore Everything

I would like to welcome you here with a question. What is it about the words “explore everything” that draws you in? Is it the wave of euphoria that washes over you as you remember the time you gazed into the vastness of the ocean? How special that moment was with the tender voices of Simon and Garfunkel serenading your senses. Or is it the thought of exploring songs from your past, present and future?…

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Lyris Greene - Music to Curator Interview

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Lyris Greene - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Lyris Greene aka DJ Lyris. I’m originally from Nashville, TN and I’m a dj/vibe curator in Atlanta, GA. 

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

Yes, music curation is actually something I’ve been doing since I was younger…

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Paul Sims - Music to Curator Interview

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Paul Sims - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Paul, I live in the North of England and I work for UPS and have done for the last 20 years but I hope I’m not for the next 20, I’m sure like many of us here would like to be working in the industry they love the most - Music…

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Matt Jenko - Music to Curator Interview

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Matt Jenko - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Matt Jenko, and I live in the UK. I spend my time illustrating, animating, composing and producing music for my project Ellipsis, and I'm the first (and second!) artist to release a track through Music to…

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Keep Pop Punk Alive

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Keep Pop Punk Alive

Sun burns, skateboards, pizza and moshing.

Warped Tour will be remembered, but Pop Punk will never die!

The warped tour may have ended, but Pop Punk has not! There’s so many bands that may have played on this next years tour but can’t. How do we get them heard? How do we get this music to the ones that need these lyrics in their life?

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Interview Dr. Rubberfunk - Music To Shake A Hoof

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Interview Dr. Rubberfunk - Music To Shake A Hoof

So Simon it goes without saying that you a real bonafide Doctor of The Funk, so if you could cure anything in the music industry today, what would it be, I’d personally eradicate the epidemic of the use of autotune vocals.

“Yeah, autotune as an overblown effect can go. Unless you're rocking some super silky Herbie Hancock Future Shock vocoder skills - then you can stay. As with any industry there's a ton of things that need change, but it would be nice to wave a magic wand and cure the lack of diversity for starters”

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Music to Countrify

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Music to Countrify

There are a ton of different genres of music in the world. Each of those has just as many sub-genres and artists are now creating their own genres to describe their music. Growing up there were two kinds of music in our house, country and western. Today, country music has just as many subs as any other form. We all know the “bigs” . . . pop country, alt country, bro country and the big one, that Nashville sound. When you get to a certain age, you start looking for what you grew up on, the memories…

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Interview Cookin with 3 Burners - Music To Shake A Hoof

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Interview Cookin with 3 Burners - Music To Shake A Hoof

Thanks for answering a few questions for Music To Shake A Hoof, 20 years in the game with numerous singles, four albums with a further one on the way, (Lab Experiments Vol 2) you’ve always featured some great guest vocalists and I’m personally loving the collaboration with ‘Kaiit’ on new single ‘Warning’ so what can we expect on the new album.

Eight tracks of heat! Seriously though, instrumentally, Vol. 2 has a tasty mix of jump up breakbeat jams (for the b-boys and b-girls) and some grittier, more cinematic numbers. Vocally, aside from our collab with the fabulous Kaiit,…

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Putting the Heart Back into Music – An Interview with Frank Iengo

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Putting the Heart Back into Music – An Interview with Frank Iengo

When ‘Blackout’ first landed in my inbox, I was absolutely taken aback by its sheer atmospheric depth, sonic unpredictability and masterful production quality. There was no doubt that I needed to meet the mind behind the music, Pynk64 – aka Frank Iengo. Frank has been active in the music industry for almost two decades, and in that time his musical dealings have spanned house, chillout, pop, hip hop, R&B, soundtracks and movie scores and, in his own words, ‘anything else that inspires me’. Frank has been involved in numerous projects during his artistic tenure, including Surfers, Aguadulce, Nevrotype, Dynamicode, Relaxingvibe, and of course, Pynk64…

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Interview with Imperial - Music to Shake A Hoof

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Interview with Imperial - Music to Shake A Hoof

The hoof-

So tell us how many versions of hot sauce did you have to cook up before you got that ‘just right’ taste.

Imperial-

Hot Sauce was more or less straight out of the pan, with a bit of seasoning along the way. Most of my beats start with a main section (8 bar loop for example) I build this up until it feels right and full. At this stage I then create other sections of the beat and arrange it. Next is removing elements to refine and clear out the unnecessary juices. Get the basic flavours working together but don't over season... There's nothing worse than an over salty dish…

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I Don't Love You - New Video

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I Don't Love You - New Video

If you happen to be female - between 35 and 55 - love classic pop and remember 80's bands like Aha, Mr. Mister and enjoy a good jangly guitar - then you should definitely check this out ;-)

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Music to Think About Life

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Music to Think About Life

You can listen to different kinds of music: something makes you dance, something makes you sad. But there are songs that are more than that. Every song in this playlist has a story to tell, and each of the story can be a rollercoaster of emotions. If you love meaningful songs and spending time alone deep in your thoughts, this playlist will let you do both at the same time….

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Music to Atone To

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Music to Atone To

What is ‘this thing called life?’ – “That is the question!” For many, that is indeed a life-long question with no exact or perfect answer. Technically, life can be defined a number of different ways. But keeping the complex rather simple, life – our existence – is composed of a wide range of experiences and emotions. Such experiences and emotions are intertwined with some being truly awesome, and others not-so-great or utterly devastating…

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Music to Explore An Alternative Direction

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Music to Explore An Alternative Direction

In life, you've always done things slightly different from the people around you. You noticed early on that some of your views and opinions simply didn't match those of the majority. At times you may have felt confused or perhaps the thought crossed your mind that you must be mad, or surely the rest of the world was. You have learned to accept this fact; you aren't going to change the way you are, just to "blend in"…

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Interview With Malibu Soma

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Interview With Malibu Soma

“To whoever is reading this, I implore you to look for music that goes beyond what is mainstream. Find artists who are really making things because they're passionate about the music and the creation process, not because they want clout or money or whatever. There are so many amazing artists out there that are struggling to make ends meet because the big blogs or labels aren't giving them a chance because they're not a surefire money maker like these trashy money-machine artists…

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