Kick Bong Interview on Nagamag

Chillout Features


Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Kick Bong:
It's not easy, if we stay within the codes of electronic music, I would say electronica, chillout, down tempo but also electro and techno sometimes or house and even pop, I have a lot of influences! I listened to a lot of funk, acid jazz, new wave, punk, rock.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Kick Bong:
In 1985 I met friends with whom we started a band and at 20 we signed an album at Barclay it was crazy! afterwards I played with a lot of groups on drums and percussion in different styles, recordings and concerts.
Well much later at the end of the 90s I discovered electronic music and I had another revelation so I started to buy equipment and at the beginning of 2000 I created Kick Bong it will be 20 years in 2021. I also have another Triptone project which is more pop, trip hop, electro with a lot of vocal features.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Kick Bong:
my dad listened to a lot of music and he introduced me to a lot of different artists and styles, so I started buying records very young when my mom was willing to give me some money, I started with 45rpm and albums later.
every time I listened to music I felt like I was on stage and like that every night I listened loudly and mimed the guitarist, the drummer etc ...
When I was 12, I started playing drums, it's an instrument that I already liked, I can't really explain why even though I loved playing the air guitar; )


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Kick Bong:
The Cure "A strange day"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Kick Bong:
Trentemoller "Moan"

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Will Brahm – Madrid (Video)

“Nowadays it is quiet easy for anyone to listen ethnic music with just a tap on a button but when you hear on Madrid you will not just hear Peruvian sounds and rhythms but a more personal interpretation on such melodies with an acoustic ensemble”

-Nagamag.com

Will Brahm said about this song “This composition of mine channels the sounds and rhythms from Peru, bringing the spirit of a Peruvian Festejo along with my own harmony, melody, and interplay with the acoustic ensemble.”

Few words about Will Brahm:
Will Brahm is a Los Angeles based guitarist and composer, and a 2019 Herbie Hancock International Guitar competition semi finalist. He received his bachelors of music in Jazz Guitar Studies at California Sate University Long Beach, where he was a five time consecutive recipient of the “K-jazz” scholarship.

Will has performed, recorded, and worked with artists such as Arturo Sandoval, the New West Guitar Group, Gordon Goodwin’s “Big Phat Band,” Kim Richmond, Otmaro Ruiz, Sara Gazarek, Jane Monheit, and Gretchen Parlato.

Will has toured with The New West Guitar Group across the United States and to Malasia and the Philippines, and toured with his own original music across the United States and to Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Greece, and Turkey. Recent albums of his include the 2017 release of his world original music ensemble “Homenaje,” the 2018 release of his duet album “Will Brahm & Lia Booth,” and the 2019 release of his most recent album under his own name, “Venture Atlas.”

Will draws from a number of musical backgrounds from all over the world, giving his original compositions the combination of singing melodies, rich dense harmonic variations, and diverse exciting rhythmic motion. His 2019 album release “Venture Atlas” contains all original compositions of his, and he is joined by Chris Wabich on drum set and percussion, Diego Alvarez on percussion, Ahmet Türkmenoğlu on bass, and Katisse Buckingham on flute.

Will’s new album “Venture Atlas” is out now!
www.instagram.com/willbrahm/

NOTI – lympha (Video)

“guitar, keys, beats, it may sounds easy for most but few really wants how to catch the right harmonic vibes, tell a right story, mix fine and leave you with a taste of a sweet memorable vibes, well one of those few artists are and Noti with his track Lympha at Radicalis. Among the many similar music we receive, among the thousand releases daily in the genre, few have the right bliss in harmonics and mix. Well done!”

-Nagamag.com

Benjamin Noti is a Basel-based producer and musician. He has worked with Audio Dope, Steff la Cheffe, The Rumours, Greis, Noti Wümié, Manillio, Anna Rossinelli, James Gruntz, Sam Himself, and the Basel Symphony Orchestra, among many others.

easing is Noti’s first instrumental solo-production. The recent lockdown afforded the highly sought-after songwriter and instrumentalist an opportunity to craft this production at his home studio. The 5-song EP showcases Noti’s wide-ranging abilities as a songwriter and musician, and draws on his rich experience as a fixture in the Swiss scene. Noti’s diverse influences, unified by his distinct, original style, shine through on lead single “85km/h”; an ode to poised motion, the track pulsates, subtly speeds up and slows down but remains ultimately unstoppable – much like the artist himself.
www.instagram.com/noti_musik/

Sbeady – Vincent & Carlo (Spotify)

Sbeady is an absolute family man and dedicates his new song to Vincent and Carlo, the two little boys on the cover. The producer from Krefeld has produced a very hopeful lofi beat, perfectly reflecting the innocence of the children with its loving piano melody and letting you always look positively into the future despite the difficult times

Hugh Klein – Quand C’est Mou (Spotify)

Melbourne artist Hugh Klein eases into the world on a cloud of delicate piano chords with debut single "Quand C’est Mou" (out via Lekker Collective). Directly translated to "When It's Soft", the track is a delicate, piano-led offering on the borderline of jazz and classical - offering a wonderful simplicity of melody and mood.

"Rebirth & intimacy: the "Quand C’est Mou" theme intends to shine light and sink into the moments of awakening, rebirth and the ignition of genuine intimacy.

Rebuilding, redefining and coming alive into one’s self with ease & delicacy.

Almost certainly all of us will encounter points during our lifetime where we must take steps away or outward, and redesign how we place ourselves in this world. Whilst living in Paris, France, this movement was drenched in passion, excitement and what felt like eyes seeing the world and the souls in it as if they were meeting for the first time. Finding intimacy in more than surface encounters... desire, words, conversation, romance, sounds, environment, expression.. - Hugh Klein

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Who Is Hugh Klein?Raised in Melbourne Australia, following his ongoing career in film composition, Klein found himself living in the city of Paris, and soon giving birth to his loveliest and most realised project yet…

Sourcing inspiration from romance, warm evenings, chilled red wine, floral scents, clothes waving and wrapping the curves of your body, gold and tobacco, "You go your way, I go your way too", low light amongst white flowers, fingertips and of course... the look of love. Hugh directs his musical exploration to his deliberate fascination with intimacy and romance.

With wide-spanning influence from pockets of Blue Note jazz & neo-soul to feature film scores, Hugh Klein is much more than his recorded ideas - rather, an ongoing story to be swept into and carried along.

Upcoming record ‘No Plans, No Rules’ moves through themes of intimacy, adoration, the rebirth of desire and genuine romance, engaging each mood with floating vocals and guitar, brushed percussion, lush string arrangements and rich Rhodes & Wurlitzer’s.

Buy/Stream: ffm.to/quandcestmou

Kori – Halfway Home (Spotify)

Listening "Halfway Home" from Kori and the so soft/elegan sound design of lush harmonies if offers, we think why been named as that. Its the nostalgic, relief emotion you feel like when you were away from big period from "Home" whatever means home for everyone (this could be relationship, your parents, your neighborhood etc) and finally return, when you are too close to reach your home and feel safe, beloved again.

Kori shared with us his thoughts about this song:
This is a song about the last few months of my life. The name signifies the slight sense of "in-betweenness" I'm feeling as I approach the end of my time at uni and prepare to get spat out into the world. Not a particularly novel or unique thing to be feeling, but something I am feeling nonetheless. The track has inspirations from all over the place; indie stuff comes into the intro while soundtrack music and ambient tunes inspired the "drop" (though that word doesn't quite suit the track).

Der Waldläufer Interview on Nagamag.com

Chillout Features


Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Der Waldläufer:
Soundscapes somewhere between Ambient | Chillout | Downtempo


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Der Waldläufer:
Since 2010 I released 4 albums a few singles and I appeared on many compilations like Café del Mar, Klassik Lounge Nightflight, Le café abstrait, World Chill - Lounge, Cool off Chillout, Autumn Time, Spring Chill and many more. In my productions always the relaxation of body and mind stays in the focus, in harmony with my inner feelings I tell my impressions with the help of music and paint pictures with the colors of sound. My organic music always should be a counterpoint to hectic, work & stress. You can say, that my music is the result from the finding of inner peace and tranquility. This process is always accompanied by the dialogue between nature and technology, which creatively affects me while composing. I would like to take the people on a trip to soundscapes, where it is possible to slow down the everyday life.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Der Waldläufer:
Music always played a big role in my live, there were a few moments why I started composing music. It began very early with DJing and collecting Vinyl and then in the 90ies I discovered Hip Hop and fell immediately in love with creating sounds, composing music & being creative.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Der Waldläufer:
Curtis Mayfield "Move on UP"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Der Waldläufer:
Boards of Canada :Dayvan Cowboy"

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Der Waldläufer's Website

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Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid – Same Prayer (Spotify)

Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid – Same Prayer
(Spotify)

Chillout Features

Chronixx provides a pillar of strength and hope on “Same Prayer,” a benediction that carries a universal message throughout life's ups and downs. Fellow Jamaican lyricist Kabaka Pyramid complements the song with a verse echoing his sentiment. Following “Dela Move,” “Same Prayer” is the second reveal from Chronixx’s upcoming sophomore album Dela Splash, which is slated for release later this year. The Zion I Kings produced track is available now via Soul Circle Music and will feature an accompanying visual next week.

The song rings true with today's tumultuous times, "There’s so much good in the world and still evil a lurk. In the darkness a night, Jah protect I and I from the ones who nuh care about the fact that we share the same air and the blood that we bleed is alike," Chronixx laments in the third verse. The powerful message follows in the chorus, "and when I troddin in the streets today, please Jah Jah never leave my side. And everyday the same prayer I say and I’m saying it one more time. Trodding in the streets I pray Jah Jah beg yuh please, never lef I an I, oh never leave I an I."

Chronixx explains, “Same Prayer is, in part, a prayer for the younger generation to reflect on internally. It’s also a reminder that there is a greater power directing things in the physical space. Instead of looking for solutions in our material lives, we can both reach out to this higher power and look deep within ourselves.”
chronixx.ffm.to/sameprayer

Sigesmundsen Interview on Nagamag.com

Chillout Features


Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Sigesmundsen:
I love classical music and film scores. they are relaxing and have many harmonics and feelings. thats why i love to create chillout and ambient music. i love rhytmic music aswell, and are very inspired by both genres.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Sigesmundsen:
started out on flute as a child, playing classical music (i hated it at first) then i moved on to organ and piano, for a few years. got my first guitar at 12, and started to play in groups in music school. did the whole rock thing, and learned to play bass and drums amongst other instruments. around 1995 i started to listen more and more to electronical music, and has never left. released at cosmicleaf a few years back, an album with an electronic band called kill the geek, with a good friend Gitte thusgaard hansen. cosmicleaf is my main label as the artist Sigesmundsen, and have released there in a few years now.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Sigesmundsen:
music is the soundtrack of our lives, and remembered the first Star wars movie as a young boy. I absolutly love that theme. remembering i wanted to play that, or at least sing the theme :D


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Sigesmundsen:
Dizzy Mizz Lizzy "Amelia - Part 2: The Path Of Least Existence"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Sigesmundsen:
Paco De Lucia "Entre Dos Aguas"

Discover & Listen to Sigesmundsen

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Sigesmundsen on Social Media

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Sigesmundsen's Website

soundcloud.com/ziges
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