Introducing…Sorry

London-based Sorry has spent 2017 slowly building its profile in the city, gigging constantly before heading home to work on their twisted rock songs. Unafraid to introduce abrasive electronic elements or riot grrl choruses to their early singles, the band sits alongside fellow new groups Goat Girl and Shame as an exciting raft of groups giving British indie kids something to get excited about.

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Local Bands: Balago

La banda barcelonina Balago, formada per David Crespo -l’únic que ha participat en tots els àlbums del grup- i Guim Serradesanferm presenten el seu nou disc, ‘El demà’ (2018), un nou pas en la seva constant evolució en un so que busca obrir nous camins a partir de l’experimentació. Avui en concert a la sala ArtTe.

Favourite Gig: Django Django

New album, new tour for Django Django! The British band will be live in Razzmatazz today. After a first eponymous album released in 2012 followed by “Born Under Saturn” out in 2015, British members of Django Django are back with a new and third opus called “Marble skies”,

Django Django  laid the blueprint for a confident, adventurous and psychedelically-bruised strain of art-rock that melds intangible electronic flourishes to the visceral rub of live instrumentation.

 

 

The muses of La Musa: Princess Nokia

A woman of many aliases, Destiny Frasqueri first made headlines as “Wavy Spice” in 2013 before diving into Afrofuturist explorations as well as disco, blues and soul vibes under her birth name. Recently, as Princess Nokia, she’s become a local icon, spitting an airy flow over hip-hop beats. Despite all the shifts, one trait remains: a commitment to continually breaking expectations. Her newest release, an emo mixtape titled A Girl Cried Red, is the latest thrilling transformation. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.

Divus Julius presents…BODEGA

Brooklyn art rock outfit BODEGA announce their debut album, Endless Scroll, due out June 1st.  Endless Scroll was recorded and produced by Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) on the same Tascam 388 tape machine used for their LP Light Up Gold. It was mixed and mastered by Jonathan Schenke at Dr. Wu’s.

The group brings together elements of Post Punk, Hip Hop, and Pop, this combination exemplified by their lead single “Can’t Knock the Hustle,”

Hit of the week: Disclousure ‘Ultimatum’

Disclosure have finally made their return to music after a lengthy hiatus, with ‘Ultimatum’ featuring Fatoumata Diawara.

The groove-centric cut is a real foot-tapper effort from the UK duo, with Disclosure going in heavy with the Summery, dance-floor ready instrumentation that works wonder with the vocal work from the Maliani collaborator, Diawara.

The track has come as quite the surprise today, following a leak of the artwork that circulated Reddit overnight that got fans in all sorts. We already know they are working on a new album, and if ‘Ultimatum’ is anything to judge it by, we’re in for a good one.

Music by Bergman: A$AP Rocky 

When you reach the end of an A$AP Rocky record, you can imagine him walking unperturbed towards the camera while everything he leaves behind him explodes. Like all the best action films, the music is pure entertainment: adrenalin highs, spectacular moments, timely slow-motion or high speed tension, sentimental digressions, food for thought… A feast of ideas and sound discoveries that are only within the reach of an artist who is conscious that he is at the top of his game. This is only a partial portrait of Rakim Mayers: he is the REAL DEAL. He directs his own videos (and those of any of the A$AP Mob family), he turns each and every one of his verses into an urban poetry Faberge egg; he produces under the pseudonym Lord Flacko (or variations including Pretty Flacko) under which he collaborates with Rihanna, The Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Tyler, The Creator and Lana del Rey; he can go from a frenetic staccato on one track and move into teasing boudoir confessions on the next. There are not many artists with the authority to afford such luxuries. Why can he? Because he can.  Because he is the man.

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