Tag Archives: Jazz

The muses of La Musa: Maria Chiara Argirò

Maria Chiara Argirò has been quietly weaving her way around the UK jazz, classical and electronic worlds since she moved to London from Rome 11 years ago. A pianist from the age of nine and a key player in the capital’s multi-national jazz scene, she’s lent her skills to indie band These New Puritans, lush jazz troupe Kinkajous and, more recently, collaborations with Jamie Leeming – their 2020 album Flow was nominated for one of the albums of the year in the Jazz Revelations Awards.

But with her new album, Forest City, she finds a glistening thread between these movements: it marks her out as an exciting rising electronic artist, where jazz meets Kelly Lee Owens, Jon Hopkins and Radiohead. It’s a concept record, about the “duality of nature and city”, and where organic sounds and textures seem to flow above the urban sprawl. 

Introducing…Marcoca

In a time of made up genres and increasingly entwined music, Marcoca is not even trying to put themselves in to a specific category. Generally they consist of four individual musicians with various tastes and backgrounds, that enjoy their differences and don’t worry too much about the outcome.

The second project of the German band, ‘Cosmic Blunder“ originated out of the urge to merge new psychedelic sounds with elements of funk, jazz and surf rock, while keeping the stuff that worked on the first record in place. The result is a reverb soaked ride through songs that cover the ups and downs of life and all the questions that come along with it. While some of the songs had been previously arranged, some instrumental parts developed during the recording process in order to preserve the natural flow of the music.

The muses of La Musa: Crystal Murray

Crystal Murray‘s work acts as a form of resistance toward predictability. The Paris based singer has found a way to seamlessly intertwine jazz, pulsating trap beats, and buttery smooth vocals to create an enchanting body of work that truly scrapes out such a distinguished lane for herself. 

On top of that, the 19-year old unites her French cool-girl demeanor with her knowledge and biological background of African American soul to create an uncommon cadence.

With her new EP ‘Twisted Bases’ arriving in February, Crystal Murray is getting is hyped with new track ‘Too Much To Taste’.

The muses of La Musa: Amber Mark


Amber Mark
 knows how to make music that goes the distance. Born out of a love of music and travel Amber Mark‘s sound knows no bounds. After her 2017 Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album Amber got right back to work, determined to keep pushing full speed ahead. Amber Mark isn’t affraid to push the boundaries of her music. Blending R&B sounds, with Gospel samples, and just a pinch of Bosso Nova, this album has something for everyone and then some.

Almost four years after the release of her second EP Conexão, New York-based singer, songwriter and producer Amber Mark has announced her debut album, Three Dimensions Deep, out Jan. 28, 2022, via PMR/Interscope.

Divus Julius presents: Rolo Tomassi

 Rolo Tomassi  are very hard to pigeonhole, who almost destroy the word genre completely, with their blend of punk, metal, jazz, art rock and to some extent classical music. They are named after the fictional character in the film LA Confidential.

They have returned with a new single, titled Cloaked, and share news of their signing to the entertainment company eOne. 

Cloaked features sporadic stretches of unrestrained aggression in the form of chaotic riffs and unruly percussion, framed between choruses of light and airy vocal lines.

Introducing…Subculture

London-based artist and producer Subculture recently unveiled his mixtape I Dream of Everything via his own label Twisted Heart Records. The release is home to twelve mesmerising tracks that encapsulates his fascinating sound that delicately blends elements of electronic music, jazz, hip-hop and more. I Dream of Everything also sees Subculture pair up with Tertia May, Desta French, Hemi Moore, Louis VI, Rachel Chinourini, Grand Pax, Goya Gumbani, Cold Callers and Stella Talpo. He takes us through the influences behind the release below.

Introducing…Delaporte

Delaporte is a Spanish and Italian electronic music band based in Madrid, created by Sandra Delaporte and Sergio Salvi. Both of them come form a strong background in Madrid’s funk, soul, R&B, and jazz scenes, an together they’ve decided to carve out their own path in the music world. After launching a few covers in Youtube, they were ready to unleash their own style,  which encompasses sonic flavors from Bomba Estéreo and Nicola Cruz, to Jamie XX and Charli XCX. This year they’ve released their debut album: Como anoche. Tonight in concert at Sala Apolo.