Italian-born film composer Daniele Luppi grew up listening to the groovy lounge sounds of Italian pop music in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Used in advertising, film, television and radio, this musical style became so much a part of Luppi’s life that he could not help but draw on its influence for his first full album, An Italian Story. Here, Luppi not only pays homage to the genre of his youth, but he takes it one very classy step further: he employed those musicians who originally brought the music to life to make his modern version of it shine. Born and raised in Rome, Luppi was classically trained on piano and also learned to play jazz organ, becoming a master of the Hammond B-3.
Daniele Luppi has worked with some artists, ranging from his 2011 Rome project – which included Danger Mouse and Jack White – to his 2017 recordings with Parquet Courts and Karen O.
His new EP finds the studio boffin pivoting once more, with Daniele Luppi combining with Cigarettes After Sex figure Greg Gonzalez. The incoming project is titled ‘Charm Of Pleasure’, and it merges two very distinct artists.
Jack White is not releasng one album. He’s releasing two. Fear Of The Dawn – which it has already been published- and Entering Heaven Alive will arrive this year, and the first singles have blown our minds. The rawest spirit of The Raconteurs is back. The dagger-like guitar riffs are back. Heavy rock is back, but asymmetrical. It could only be him.
In the history of rock, JackWhite should have a genre of his own. Because neither his solo career nor The White Stripes sound like anything familiar, because that fury and that voice are not punk or garage, they are a personal brand.
The title of the song originates from what Jack White thought the Salvation Army was called when he was a child. White will often take a distinctive phrase he finds interesting and use it as the title of a song. The White Stripes had no bass player, so the popular riff is actually a guitar with an octave effect to sound like a bass.
The song was conceived while The White Stripes toured Australia and was originally recorded in 2002. But wouldn’t find placement on The White Stripes’ discography until their fourth album Elephant arrived with aplomb.
An ad designer, illustrator, and set builder, Mattiel enjoys testing her strength in new and unknown territories. She was born an only child in Georgia and grew up working on her mother’s farm. This rural, isolated space gave her room to grow and experiment with a wide range of interests. As an adolescent, she found refuge in her mother’s limited record collection, which included several albums by Donovan, Peter Paul and Mary, and The Monkees.
After moving to Atlanta, Mattiel developed a palette for more diverse musical interests. She developed her vocal style over the course of several years – often alone in her car on long drives to work. She ventured into songwriting after meeting Randy Michael and Jonah Swilley in 2014. Mattiel took what she knew about constructing visual design and applied that methodology to writing music.
As the group began producing more material, a full length album was written and recorded in a span of nine months (not unlike the gestation period of a human baby.) Their process was simple: Michael and Swilley supplied instrumental compositions and handed them over to Mattiel for lyrical content and melodies. Her influences include Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Andre 3000, Marc Bolan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Staple Singers and Jack White among many others.
The eclectic Cruïlla music festival is a favourite for locals in the Barcelona summer festival season, and it celebrates its ninth year running on July 12, 13 and 14 in the Parc del Fòrum with a line-up of some 40 performances featuring all kinds of musical styles, and featuring veterans as well as up-and-comers.
One of the headliners is the great David Byrne, who not only was the frontman for the legendary Talking Heads but has also enjoyed an extensive and fruitful solo career and is one of the first English-speaking stars to open up his sound to include Latin and African rhythms. Fans of rock rooted in Americana are excited about the addition of Jack White to the line-up, with his third solo album, ‘Boarding House Reach’ (2018), and of bluesman Seasick Steve. For fans of rap and urban music, don’t miss The Roots, N*E*R*D (Pharrell Williams among them), Prophets of Rage (the supergroup made up of members of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, Chuck D and DJ Lord Public Enemy, plus B-Real from Cypress Hill), and British outfit Bugzy Malone, showing off the harder side of hip hop.
Electronic music fans won’t be disappointed either with the French duo Justice, British duo Orbital, drum & bass duo Chase & Status, and Norwegian producer Kygo.
Look forward to roots music from Brazil’s Gilberto Gil, Fatoumata Diawara from Mali, and American reggae band Soja. In addition to Diawara, Cruïlla’s other important female voices are English singer-songwriter Jessie Ware, and French musician Camille, who’s comfortable with both pop and the avant-garde and whatever lies between.
Reggae heir Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley is back at the festival after his 2015 performance, and now he presents his latest album, ‘Stony Hill’ (2017); Colombian duo Bomba Estéreo, one of the most internationally well-known groups on the new wave of alternative Latin American pop also takes to the stage.
More locally, Spanish and Catalan performers include Núria Graham, The New Raemon, Mi Capitán, Belako, La Pegatina, Els Catarres, La M.O.D.A., the Always Drinking Marching Band, Lori Meyers, Elefantes, Blaumut, Ramon Mirabet and Joan Dausà, Madrid’s Izal with their epic pop, and from nearby Vic Joana Serrat.
Completing the line-up are LP, the alias of American singer-songwriter Laura Pergolizzi; English singer-songwriter Ben Howard; New York rock band The Last Internationale; and Peruvian folk-pop group We the Lion; as well as Fura dels Baus and Aquelarre de Cervera, who add a stage-performance ingredient to the festival cocktail.
Divus Julius Bonasera torna després del break de Pasqua amb molta música nova. Estrenem el més nou de Beach House,Jack White,Unknown Mortal Orchestra,George Ezra o Snow Patrol. A més, us descobrim a Post Animal,Sofi Tukker,Fenne Lily,Night Flight o Boy Pablo. Tota la info sobre el D’A Film Festival Barcelona i la 36ena edició del Saló Internacional del Còmic.
Cada dilluns cerquem les millors cançons indies que apareixen arreu del món. Som “Song Diggers.” Avui estrenarem el més nou de Beck, Editors,The Decemberists, Young Fathers o Jack White. També estrenarem el retorn després de molts any de The Streets. I com som “song diggers” us descobrirem a nous artistes com: Loma ,Tom Grennan, Marmozets, Kid Wave o Lucy Dacus. A més estrenarem el més nou de dues bandes catalanes: Barbott i El petit de cal eril.
Us informarem sobre els cartells del NOS Alive, el Mad Cool Festival, el Tsunami Xixón i el nostrat Vida Festival.
Dilluns 7PM to 9PM Radio Ciutat Vella 100.5FM Ville à Dômat: Song Diggers
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