Shortwave – Frozen Waves (Spotify)

Shortwave – Frozen Waves
(Spotify)

Music composed for Frozen Lake Michigan & a companion to drone footage – peaceful piano, acoustic guitar, and a strings. The piano morphs into an atmospheric electronic tone that carries to the end.

2020-03-25T12:33:44+02:00Categories: Audio, Features, The Latest|Tags: , , , |

Gene Bautista – Red Eyes (Spotify)

Gene Bautista – Red Eyes
(Spotify)

Chill driving song which takes you on a journey as the song progresses

2020-03-16T21:46:40+02:00Categories: Audio, Features, The Latest|Tags: , , , |

Charley van Veldhoven interview on Nagamag

Charley van Veldhoven
Interview

Charley van Veldhoven interview on Nagamag

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

Charley van Veldhoven:
A hybrid between impressionistic and romantic classical music and jazz. Influenced by artist such as Debussy, Hiromi, Chick Corea and Nina Simone.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Charley van Veldhoven:
When I was around 6 years old I started playing the piano and I almost immediately started composing my own music. I absolutely loved improvising and doing my own thing! I used to enter competitions from the age of 8 till 14 and win several prizes! At the age of 20 I decided mechanical engineering was not quite what I wanted to do. I took two gab years and moved to London. I wrote my first album for solo piano here and started teaching at my own piano music school. Because this showed me I could live my life just doing music I got inspired to truly follow my dreams and become a composer for film and other media. I moved back to the Netherlands and started my course at Music and Technology at the HKU in the Netherlands because I love making music and I love technology! Now I have made music for several games under which the award winning game Reducept that helps people with chronic pain. I also write music for movies from LA/Netherlands and recently won the 100% her competition with Universal Production Music. Next to producing and composing for Media I still just love to improvise and do my own thing on the piano. I am super excited that the first track of my solo piano album is finally out! And there is much more of this coming this year!


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

Charley van Veldhoven:
When I was around 8 years old I always loved listening to classical music CD's when playing with my toys. Then later I started finishing my solo piano compositions when I was living in London. There were many jamsessions I went to and I listened to albums of Nina Simone and Chick Corea. Living there and seeing all the amazing musicians there got me inspired to take action and start writing my album.


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?

Charley van Veldhoven:
Cashmere Cat "Moo"


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

Charley van Veldhoven:
Hiromi "Old Castle, by the river, in the middle of a forest"

Discover & Listen to Charley van Veldhoven

Charley van Veldhoven on Spotify

Charley van Veldhoven's Signature Track

Charley van Veldhoven on Social Media

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2020-03-16T20:11:08+02:00Categories: Features, Interviews, The Latest|Tags: , , |

Charley van Veldhoven – Hideaway (Spotify)

Charley van Veldhoven – Hideaway
(Spotify)

Charley van Veldhoven wrote this track when was living in London for two years before I decided to become a full time composer and musician. It is greatly inspired by Nina Simone and Chick Corea and is a hybrid between classical music and jazz with some modern and romantic influences!

2020-03-16T21:46:54+02:00Categories: Audio, Features, The Latest|Tags: , |

Thusgaard & Bierlich – Electric Yellow (Spotify)

Thusgaard & Bierlich – Electric Yellow
(Spotify)

The duo of Thusgaard & Bierlich returns with a solid stomping melodic house theme “Electric Yellow” which is sound design tickling ears and the layering is playfull.

2020-03-16T21:47:01+02:00Categories: Audio, Features, The Latest|Tags: , |

I Want Poetry – Growing Pains (Spotify)

I Want Poetry – Growing Pains
(Spotify)

“Growing Pains” is about the beauty of coming out of your “egg shell” and leaving your comfort zone that keeps us safe but also keeps us small.

2020-03-16T20:31:46+02:00Categories: Audio, Features, The Latest|Tags: , , , |

Noé Solange – Nocturnal Lady (Spotify)

Noé Solange – Nocturnal Lady
(Spotify)

Inspired by moments of insomnia, ‘Nocturnal Lady’ delves into the realm of downtempo electronica with shades of trip hop. The fast-paced rhythmic backdrop of electronic elements juxtaposed with dreamy harmonies and melancholic lyrics detail the endless struggle into slumber.

It also tries to depict how we as individuals have started to disregard our need for sleep. One could say that in some sense, we have all become nocturnal. We live in a non-stop world, having programmed ourselves never to turn off, to be intolerant to patience and the notion of waiting.

2020-03-16T20:31:38+02:00Categories: Audio, Features, The Latest|Tags: , , |

Funky Notes Interview on Nagamag.com

Funky Notes
Interview

Funky Notes Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Funky Notes:
Soulful-, funky-, jazzy-Instrumentals / Beats / Urban Instrumental-music


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Funky Notes:
I started making beats in 2009/2010 ruffly, before I was DJing for a couple of years and all in all loved Hip-Hop ever since I was about 8 years old. Started releasing music online in approximeately 2011/2012, first Soundcloud and Bandcamp-Releases. Had first Vinyl appearances starting 2014 and released my first EP/Alubum on wax in 2016. 2018 and 2019 two more Albums were following which both have been released digitally as well as on vinyl. I base my music-production around my MPC, a lot of vinyl and synths. I would describe my beats as varrying from raw Boom-Bap Beats to smooth, soulful instrumentals, always with my own touch.


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

Funky Notes:
Not one in particular, but when I started DJing at the age of 17 and I had many friends over, also to spit on the beats I bought on wax, I thought, "Damn, I want to make these type of beats, how does that even work...!?". It took me at leaset 3 more years to ever produce my first beat but it was still an enlightening moment.


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?

Funky Notes:
Queen "Somebody to Love"


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

Funky Notes:
Apollo Brown Beauty of the day

Discover & Listen to Funky Notes

Funky Notes on Spotify

Funky Notes' Signature Track

Funky Notes on Social Media

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Funky Notes' Website

www.funkynotesmusic.com
2020-03-12T00:21:52+02:00Categories: Features, Interviews, The Latest|Tags: , , , , , |

Eguana – You Are My Weakness (Spotify)

Eguana – You Are My Weakness
(Spotify)

The new future garage album of Eguana, Loves Waves is another timeless piece of sound art. Intelligent layered and harmonic structured promises an easy listening pleasure. A wonderful chill out trip that proper doses of nostalgia which evolves in daydreaming.

2020-03-16T20:32:24+02:00Categories: Audio, Features, The Latest|Tags: , , |

Akkor Interview on Nagamag.com

Akkor
Interview

Akkor Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Akkor:
Akkor is experimental/minimal electronica with influences from progressive, ambient and contemporary classical music. My main tools of composition are piano, synthesizers, found noises and field recordings.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Akkor:
I hold a masters degree in Sonic Arts from Istanbul Technical University's Center for Advanced Studies in Music. I was a participant of the Red Bull Music Academy 2018, Berlin. As someone who has roots from being a progressive rock keyboardist, I’ve always been interested in sound design and composition. In around 2018, I got concentrated on surround audio and creating audiovisual performances.


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

Akkor:
In around 2003, when I learned about how Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall triggered country-wide protests of racial inequities in South Africa, I realized how big being creative and productive can affect the world and became passionate about it.


Nagamag:
You mentioned audiovisual performances, can you clarify this a bit?

Akkor:
I’m very excited about creating surround audio and composing for lighting systems to create sound and light performances that are in communication. Besides my solo works, I collaborate with artists from various disciplines to design site specific live stages for Akkor. Multi-channel audio surrounds the audience, I focus on this phenomenon and try to enrich it with the visual aspect of my live performances. I also collaborate to create artistic productions such as installations and video artworks.


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?

Akkor:
King Crimson "Starless" (Red album)


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

Akkor:
Murcof "Reflejo"

Discover & Listen to Akkor

Akkor on Spotify

Akkor's Signature Track

Akkor on Social Media

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Akkor's Website

akkor.net