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Music by Bergman: Dylan Cartlidge

23-year-old Dylan Cartlidge is a multi-talented singer, rapper and instrumentalist having worked with James Dring (Jamie T, Gorillaz) and St Francis Hotel (producers of Scratch, Sniff). 

Dylan Cartlidge‘s optimism is infectious. The musician overcame a tremendous amount of adversity and realized his goal to make music for a living at the end of it. His ability to elicit a smile and laugh is undeniable; you just can’t help but root for him. Cartlidge’s debut album, Hope Above Adversity, was released in July of this year. It’s filled with uplifting anthems that sonically jump from pop, to funk, to hip hop.

Divus Julius presents: Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn is a major pop artist music, and more broadly pop culture of the past 30 years. Author-singer-songwriter of Blur, mastermind behind the Gorillaz phenomenon, producer of African artists, post-modern opera composer, he is considered in the UK as a major public figure.

He has released a new song, “Particles,” the latest offering from his next solo album, The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows.

Divus Julius presents: Sad Night Dynamite

UK duo Sad Night Dynamite might just be sampling wizards. Taking their influence from the likes of The Avalanches or Gorillaz, as well as film soundtracks of yesteryear, they’re combining hip-hop, jazz and electronic sounds to take listeners on a journey through different times and places.

Band members Archie and Josh grew up together near Glastonbury, but started Sad Night Dynamite while separated from each other at university. It was a way to stay in touch, and gave them an outlet to express their worldviews.They have released their debut mixtape.

Ville à Dômat #274: ‘Rave Jungle’

Cada dijous muntem les raves musicals més innovadores del moment. Si vols escoltar les cançons més noves que no podràs sentir enlloc et convidem a la ‘jungla’ sonora més cool del planeta Terra. Divus Julius estrena aquesta setmana el més nou de Gorillaz, Jessie Ware, Wolf Parade, Nadine Shah i els incombustibles Pet Shop Boys. Us presentem a nous artistes com Vistas, Hanya, Franc Moody o la catalana Le Nais. A més, punxarem la cançó que Twin Atlantic dediquen a ‘Barcelona’ i la cançó d’Ezra Furman, responsable de la meravellosa banda sonora de la sèrie del moment Sex Education.

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Ville à Dômat: Rave Jungle

Best Covers: Little Simz ‘Feel Good Inc.’

Little Simz and her backing group found the time to stop by Triple J to belt through a fairly faithful rendition of the Gorillaz stone cold classic Feel Good Inc.

It’s a pretty true-to-the-original cover, but given Simz manages to not only smash the vocals out of the park, but keep the unmistakable bass line solid as well, it’s worthy of significant praise.

Music by Bergman: The Good, The Bad & The Queen

The Good, The Bad & The Queen are a supergroup that need no introduction, made up of Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), Paul Simonon (The Clash), Tony Allen (Fela Kuti), and Simon Tong (The Verve). This project first saw the light in 2007 in the form of a debut album The Observer called “one of the most surprising and magical albums Damon Albarn has been responsible for.” After eleven years of silence, this past November they released Merrie Land, their highly anticipated comeback and an album unquestionably influenced by the current political and social landscape. Straddling the line between melancholy and hope, this work is a reflection upon what it means to be British in our times, an era of indeterminacy as evidenced by Brexit and the international panorama.