Powerful futuristic Maghreb music with AMMAR 808

We had the chance to talk with Sofyann Ben Youssef  aka AMMAR 808. Mixing Gnawa, Targ and Raï North African music with electronic beats in a perfect balance to take you to a new zone, where you can imagine a different world influenced by a touch of Sci-Fi We could also chat with Sia Rosenberg, the creative person behind the amazing visuals they projected along the concert.

Powerful futuristic Maghreb music with AMMAR 808

Sutari – The encounter of pure harmony

Here we bring to you another interview from Sines Festival. This time it is the turn of the wonderful Sutari: Basia Songin, Kasia Kapela and Zosia Zembrzuska. Three young women who reinterpret traditional Polish songs with the Sutartine style, an ancestral Lithuanian tradition that is based on harmony and perfect connection between the voices of 2, 3 or 4 women. In addition to that, they also explore the musicality of kitchen instruments used in their daily lives. An irresistible and creative amalgam for the ears: let yourself be carried away by the harmony of Sutari!

Sutari – The encounter of pure harmony

Interview with Širom – Experimental & Emotional folk from Slovenia.

The first day of our arrival in Sines we had the pleasure of chatting with the members of Širom, Slovenian band formed by Samo Kutin, Iztok Koren and Ana Kravanja who honestly surprised us with extreme gratitude. They called their music as imaginary folk or folk from a parallel universe, and after experiencing their concert that’s what we would say too…

Interview with Širom – Experimental & Emotional folk from Slovenia.

Behind the scenes with the Kamaal Williams Ensemble – Madrid, Fundación Teléfonica, May 2017

Just before their first concert in Madrid, we met Henry Wu and the Kamaal Williams Ensemble at the Fundación Telefónica. The guys received us with an amazing openness and we spent the very last minutes before they went on stage chatting about their music, their impression of the Peckham scene and simply about life. We discovered that some of the guys are already dads and the three had already known each other for many years before starting this new project together: The Kamaal Ensemble with MckNasty on the drums, Tom Driessler on the bass, and last but not least, Henry Wu aka Kamaal Williams on the keyboard and synths. Yet, the Ensemble is open to collaborations with other musicians, like Tenderlonius joining them for some of their gigs in London.

 

Behind the scenes with the Kamaal Williams Ensemble – Madrid, Fundación Teléfonica, May 2017

Meeting one of the most iconic and eclectic Ethiopian musicians: Hailu Mergia

A few months ago we had the pleasure to meet Hailu Mergia in Berlin during his 2016 tour through Europe. Now that he is back on this latitude to bring us his musical delight, we rescued from our archives this beautiful and intimate chat we had with him in his hotel lobby in East-Berlin. Get to know this Ethiopian music legend…

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Hailu Mergia @ Kulturquartier, Berlin 2016

  Meeting one of the most iconic and eclectic Ethiopian musicians: Hailu Mergia

Interview with the Chicago house legend Jamie Principle

This year at the amazing Into the Valley festival in Sweden we had the chance to talk to one of the early innovators of Chicago House music, the legendary Jamie Principle. After enjoying his magical live performance where we felt transported back to the beginnings of the raw house in the 80s, we met up with Jamie and his manager Maria from NY based Def Mix records. The two of them welcomed us warmly and we felt like being friends all over the interview. To start with, we passed Jamie our questions and gave him the freedom to speak about whatever comes to his mind, and so he started to tell us his very unique history…

 

Interview with the Chicago house legend Jamie Principle