Tag Archives: Prince

Hit of the week: Lazarus Kane ‘Narcissus’

Lazarus Kane, the latest musical alchemist to bend the scope of genres to create a truly eclectic sound. His debut single Narcissus, the first taste of an artist signed to the Speedy Wunderground label, the people responsible for bringing us the likes of Squid, Black Midi and Black Country, New Road. The key themes between the artists being a focus on ground-breaking, unconventional and at times downright weird music.

“Narcissus” is a wonderfully disco-drenched number with the soulful cocksure vibe of Prince, but hemmed beautifully with a Primal Scream edge. There’s a wonderful magnetic intimacy from Lazarus Kane that ropes you in but somehow keeps you at arm’s length for the track’s duration.

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Introducing…City Park

Saux and Sjaak come forward with a truly beautiful number as their first track together and under the stage name City Park. The duo produces powerful electronic indie that is driven by all time classics like Peter Gabriel, Blood Orange and even Prince at times. Bringing the strongest vocals we’ve heard in quite a bit. Not only that, but in this day and age. How you package your art into a compelling body of work is equally important. For lasting visuals, they brought on Jiye Kim and her otherworldly simplistic, minimal approach to painting. Capitalizing on a single color and inspired by the music the pair have put forward.

Best Covers: Fenech-Soler “I wanna be your lover”

Electropop duo Fenech-Soler just dropped an EP that consists of covers of some of the 80s greatest hits. Appropriately titled “The Covers EP”, Fenech-Soler pays tribute to Prince, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Robin S., and Janet Jackson. The group released “Zilla”, their second album, in February, so it’s a nice surprise to get more music from them. Fenech-Soler does a great job keeping the essence of the original songs while infusing it with their unique style of electronic, pop, and a little rock. Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” is definitely our favourite one.

Best Covers: Christine & The Queens ‘Sorry’

French pop sensation Christine And The Queens has recently covered Prince and “Panda,” and now she takes on Beyoncé‘s Lemonade highlight “Sorry” for the BBC Radio Live Lounge. Christine stamps ‘Sorry’ with wonderful quirkiness and the occasional French verse. Beyonce’s modern R&B pop gets a synthy, vintage makeover. Four minutes of perfect girl power.

Mor George Michael

El cantant Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, més conegut com George Michael, ha mort avui als 53 anys. La seva mort és deguda a causes naturals, segons ha informat la policia

L’artista inicià la seva carrera musical amb els Wham! els anys vuitanta per més tard continuar com solista durant les últimes dècades. En el seu ampli i exitós repertori, hi destaquen cançons com Careless Whisper, Faith o Last Christmas. Abans de la seva mort havia vengut més de cen milions de discos. La mort de George Michael s’afageix a la lista d’artistes importants que han mort enguany  incloent a David Bowie, Leonard Cohen o Prince.

 

Music by Bergman: Aldo The Band

Shaking up styles and wrecking stages with their explosive indie-electronic performance, Aldo The Band are one of the most representative bands of the Brazilian alternative scene. Their acclaimed second album Giant Flea is a good example of how it’s possible to blur the boundaries between synth lines, sequencers and drums machines like LCD Soundsystem with Pavement guitars and Prince vocals. With a non-obviously spicy Brazilian touch, the two brothers André and Murilo Faria open new ways of dialogue between electronic music and indie rock, materializing the urban chaos and night energy of São Paulo city. They have opened for bands such as La Roux, The xx and AlunaGeorge, and owe their name to their crazy uncle, Mr. Aldo, who used to take the brothers through Sao Paulo’s wild nightlife while they were still kids. It’s their time to give it back!

Le Classique: Prince “Kiss”

El Mariscal Mauro es va quedar totalment astorat davant la notícia sobre la mort de Prince. A hores d’ara encara no s’han aclarit les causes de la seva mort, però tot apunta a una sobredosis de fàrmacs per alleugerar el seu crònic dolor als malucs  degut a l’ús de talons.

Probablement una de les cançons més clàssiques del geni de Minneapolis juntament amb “Purple Rain” fou “Kiss”. La cançó fou publicada l’any 1986 i formava part de l’exitós àlbum “Parade”. El tema enganxa pel seu infecciós riff de guitarra i pel seu addictiu funk. La publicació NME la considerà entre les millors 150 cançons de la història.