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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Best New Artist: Kelela's Retro-Futuristic Soul Sound

R&B singer Kelela’s first release Cut 4 Me moves forward with slow-drive loops, mysterious hazes and warm beats. Brooklyn DJ/producer Kingdom collaborates with the honey-voiced Ethiopian vocalist on the song “Bank” – included on the new record. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/85152226″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Let’s give new artist Kelela the fan video test. The theory is … Continue reading »

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Best New Artist: Kelela’s Retro-Futuristic Soul Sound

R&B singer Kelela’s first release Cut 4 Me moves forward with slow-drive loops, mysterious hazes and warm beats. Brooklyn DJ/producer Kingdom collaborates with the honey-voiced Ethiopian vocalist on the song “Bank” – included on the new record. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/85152226″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Let’s give new artist Kelela the fan video test. The theory is … Continue reading »

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Songwriters on Songcraft: PJ Harvey, Frank Ocean, Tom Waits, Björk and Bowie

PJ Harvey: “If you want to be good at anything, you have to work hard at it. It doesn’t just fall from the sky. I work every day at trying to improve my writing, and I really enjoy it. Nothing fascinates me more than putting words together, and seeing how a collection of words can produce … Continue reading »

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Getting Radio Airplay: The Top Ten Mistakes That Bands Make

Hundreds of musical artists send me their work each year. Every band wants to be played on the radio. As a fellow musician, it’s easy for me to remember that each CD or MP3 is a piece of art, beloved by its creator. Each song is a part of someone’s dream. As a DJ having … Continue reading »

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