Music Genres ⁞ Neoclassical⁞ Ambient⁞ Chillout⁞ Indie Electronic⁞ Synthwave⁞ Instrumental hip hop⁞ Trip hop⁞ Lounge⁞ Instrumental⁞ Psychill⁞ Drone⁞ Electronic⁞ Vaporwave⁞ Experimental⁞ Singer⁞ Songwritter⁞ Cinematic

Music Genre Selections

Discover Nagamag music articles from the below genres list or scroll down to see the latest published by each genre.

Neoclassical Music

Neoclassical music is defined as the modern classical music. As the well known Classical music refers from the 18th to 19th century, the corresponded music compositions of the 20th century have been categorized as Neoclassical. The used instruments and the music style is not necessarily affected by the ages but Neoclassical music is mostly referenced and credited to the era that the song has been written as well as the era of its composers/artists. The most famous instruments which may be listened to a Neoclassical track are Piano, Violin, Double Bass, Cello, Harp, Flutes while the list doesn’t end here and the combination of multiple instruments, the amount of each one and even solo performances of a single instrument may vary. Tempo and rhythm also is not limited to this music genre but the dramatic majority of Neoclassical music compositions have no lyrics/vocals.

Gregory Paul Mineeff – Dreaming About The Lions (Spotify)

Gregory Paul Mineeff – Dreaming About The Lions
(Spotify)

Gregory Paul Mineeff – Dreaming About The Lions (Spotify)

The new neoclassical theme from Gregory Paul Mineeff is a soft poetic piano, an atmospheric dreamy and emotive improvisation.

Sigesmundsen – Distance (Spotify)

Sigesmundsen – Distance
(Spotify)

Sigesmundsen – Distance (Spotify)

Sigesmundsen returns with a new ambient chill, a stress assasin, release that will help you focus and relax.

Frederik Magle – Anastasis-Messe (Spotify)

Frederik Magle – Anastasis-Messe
(Spotify)

Frederik Magle – Anastasis-Messe (Spotify)

A piece of calm classical music for piano, with a pipe organ accompaniment. An unusual combination of instruments which underscores the dream-like atmosphere of the music.

Frederik Magle is a Danish composer. Known for his many classical compositions - including several commissioned by the Danish royal family, as well as collaborations across genres, such as the platinum winning album "Elektra" by hip-hop group Suspekt, featuring compositions for symphony orchestra by Magle.

His music has been performed by soloists and ensembles all over the world, including the London Philharmonic, The Royal Danish Orchestra, The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the violinist Nikolaj Znaider, and many others. Magle is also an accomplished concert pianist and organist.

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Ambient Music

The lastest Ambient posts on Nagamag

Sigesmundsen – Distance (Spotify)

Sigesmundsen – Distance
(Spotify)

Sigesmundsen – Distance (Spotify)

Sigesmundsen returns with a new ambient chill, a stress assasin, release that will help you focus and relax.

Adenine – Flindrikin (Spotify)

Adenine – Flindrikin
(Spotify)

Adenine – Flindrikin (Spotify)

Ambient harp, synths and field recordings from Scotland, a track that as develops unleashes its mystery through its clever sound design textures and harmonies without missing melancholic drops within.

Willebrant – A Knight on a Boat (Spotify)

Willebrant – A Knight on a Boat
(Spotify)

Willebrant – A Knight on a Boat (Spotify)

"A Knight on a Boat" is a concept exploring the idea of a psychological journey to an uncertain destination and the persona that emerges at the other side of the whole experience.

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Chillout Music

The lastest Chillout posts on Nagamag

Dee-Bee – New Perspective (Spotify)

Dee-Bee – New Perspective
(Spotify)

Dee-Bee – New Perspective (Spotify)

A laid back chillhop theme which starts slow with the main melodic focus on the acoustic guitar chords. As the song progresses, it continues to build until the transition into a more up-beat section.

Dee-Bee is a multi-instrumentalist and producer who seeks to captivate his audience through instrumental beats and hip-hop tracks lavished with various melodies and instrumentation.

Cayo Largo – Scintilla (Spotify)

Cayo Largo – Scintilla
(Spotify)

Cayo Largo – Scintilla (Spotify)

Cayo Largo returns with a new atmospheric chill out ep, generating a peacefully relaxing enviroment ideally for daydreaming.

Tommy Embrich – Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Spotify)

Tommy Embrich – Hanging Gardens of Babylon
(Spotify)

Tommy Embrich – Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Spotify)

The composition explores lush, colorful harmonics, timbres, and textures of the mythical Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Additionally, it symbolizes the dichotomous relationship between the primitive nature of early humans, amongst the cultural and technological sophistication of Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilizations.

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Indie Electronic Music

The lastest Indie Electronic posts on Nagamag

Carson C Lee – Danksy (Spotify)

Carson C Lee – Danksy
(Spotify)

Carson C Lee – Danksy (Spotify)

Danksy's concept took place in Ramallah, West Bank paying homage to the artist Banksy and his artwork/activism inspired during my stay in the middle east for over a year.

The music video shows spray painting on the separation fence between Palestine and Israel in the beginning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA0RJaromXg

The song takes the listener on a journey to stand up to the "New Normal" and to have courage during times of uncertainty even if it means taking it on alone

It was a process establishing the foundation of the song and the overall structure - This is part of the reason it is a 6:40 journey with multiple pathways.

Carson C Lee is a lofi/chillhop rap producer from Michigan. Initially, he started making hip-hop beats and writing intricate lyrics to help aspiring artists as a side hustle. This grew into an opportunity to intern for Wu Music Group and expand into a wide variety of creative endeavors. After living in the Middle East, he decided to pursue his passion of music full time. In addition, he is an ESL instructor teaching kids across the world while providing a fresh perspective on Youtube for up-and-coming artists to gain knowledge and insight in music entrepreneurship.

Leon Seti – Silver Lining (Spotify)

Leon Seti – Silver Lining
(Spotify)

Leon Seti – Silver Lining (Spotify)

An elegant soft vocal chill song from Leon Seti. Leon Seti is an electro-pop solo project born in 2016 out of the mind and voice of Leo Baldi, 24, who produces, writes and arranges all the songs. In March 2018 Leon released his independent album Cobalt, a collection of 10 synth-pop tracks about the end of a relationship and the solitude that comes afterwards. On its release day the album reached the number 1 spot of the Electronic Itunes charts in Italy, Seti's home country. Cobalt is still receiving rave reviews in Italy and abroad and is building momentum for Seti's future plans.

JONES – Giving It Up (Spotify)

JONES – Giving It Up
(Spotify)

JONES – Giving It Up (Spotify)

Indie-pop sensation JONES stuns with her new release "Giving It Up," an intoxicating re-introduction to the east-Londoner. "Giving It Up" is out now.

JONES - neé Cherie Jones-Mattis - oozes personality and elegance in equal measure. JONES was first discovered with the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, New Skin (2016), in which singles "Melt" and "Hoops" have amassed 20 million streams. Backed early on by Sam Smith, JONES made a memorable TV debut when she performed "Indulge'"on Later... With Jools Holland and has seen praise from notable publications including The Guardian, Vibe, The Line of Best Fit and more.

JONES was raised by her mother in Aldgate, London. She spent her childhood immersed in the music of Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley, while JONES' early idols included Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Attending a local community arts centre as a teenager provided the impetus for her to delve into songwriting.

She often performed at open mic nights as a way of building her confidence as a live performer and eventually made quite an impression on one witness who introduced her to various people in the music industry. Soon to follow was her first contract and a whirlwind of experiences, including touring and recording with HONNE, sharing a table with Tom Jones ahead of her Jools Holland performance and headlining London Omeara.

Since then, JONES has focused on mastering her ability to own any genre she turns her hand to, be it pop, rock, delicate balladry or left-of-centre R&B.

Three-and-a-half years since the release of her debut album and JONES is back and recharged with new single "Giving It Up." Effortlessly cool vocals pair well with alt-pop production, celestial synths, and catchy lyrics. Airy vocals croon "All night I'm giving it up, that's right I'm giving it up..." making for an undoubtedly catchy track. One listen and you'll have this one stuck in your head for days.

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Synthwave Music

The lastest Synthwave posts on Nagamag

Malmo, Enlia – Memories of Joi (Spotify)

Malmo, Enlia – Memories of Joi
(Spotify)

Malmo, Enlia – Memories of Joi (Spotify)

Relax. Chill. out. Memories from an alternate future. This is a floating, dreamy musical landscape. Lean back, close your eyes and press play.

Late Drifter – Harbor Ride (Spotify)

Late Drifter – Harbor Ride
(Spotify)

Late Drifter – Harbor Ride (Spotify)

Late Drifter invite us to his Harbor Ride, a synthwave anthem with nostalgic feeling and a warm sax. A ride that will make you daydream and remember all the good moments you had, setting goals for tomorrow.

Skyepaint – Where the Heart Is (Spotify)

Skyepaint – Where the Heart Is
(Spotify)

Skyepaint – Where the Heart Is (Spotify)

Where the Heart Is is the first single for 2020 from Australian synthpop songwriter/producer Skyepaint.

The song encapsulates the idea of home, and the ways in which our individual sense of home develops as we endure life's peaks and valleys. Heartfelt lyrics and shimmering retro synths blend together seamlessly in this song to evoke feelings of hopefulness, contentment and bittersweet nostalgia.

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Instrumental hip hop Music

The lastest Instrumental hip hop posts on Nagamag

Tokalah – Without Your Memory (Spotify)

Tokalah – Without Your Memory
(Spotify)

Tokalah – Without Your Memory (Spotify)

Producer, Audiophile & Sound designer. Born in 1991 in a small town in Belgium near the french border. As a child Tokalah has always been exposed to music through his parents and family. After the age of reasoning he started to experiment with different genres of music going from mellow hip hop vibes to electronical vibrations.

Jakspin – Four (Spotify)

Jakspin – Four
(Spotify)

Jakspin – Four (Spotify)

„Four“ is a soothing minimalistic track that's both simple and varied at the same time. The sparkling Rhodes chords get a surprise visit by distant horns that seem to draw you deeper into this energy of conteplative reflections.

Stiko, Mononome – Aphrodite’s Son (Spotify)

Stiko, Mononome – Aphrodite’s Son
(Spotify)

Stiko, Mononome – Aphrodite’s Son (Spotify)

Chill hip hoppy track, pefect for a coffee in the morning of your next adventure. Featuring Mononome

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Trip Hop Music

The lastest Trip Hop posts on Nagamag

Chaoticgood, Amen Ra – Wait a Minute (Spotify)

Chaoticgood, Amen Ra – Wait a Minute
(Spotify)

Chaoticgood, Amen Ra – Wait a Minute (Spotify)

CHAOTICGOOD delivers their second single "Wait A Minute". A lofi hiphop of laid back grooves and vocals which tease and please us before their forthcoming mixtape "Saturn's Return" in Summer 2020.

Amoa – Back (Spotify)

Amoa – Back
(Spotify)

Amoa – Back (Spotify)

Electronic beats tumbling around a nostalgic voice. The singer and composer AMOA (aka. Andrea Thoma) shares the stage with her producer Roland Vollenweider, Jonathan Nagel on machines and Simon Boss on guitar.

Let your mind dissolve in the atmosphere.

Obsqure – Cloud 9 (Spotify)

Obsqure – Cloud 9
(Spotify)

Obsqure – Cloud 9 (Spotify)

A new timeless album from Tunisian producer, Obsqure. Music that comes classic quickly and betters as ages. A blend of future garage, chillstep, minimal electronic, downtempo without forget his trip hop roots show us the diversity and complexity of his sound synthesis approach. The more you hear, the more you discover, deep and emotional with nostalgic touches and even called Cloud9 the beauty within will remove your life clouds.

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Lounge Music

The lastest Lounge posts on Nagamag

Dee-Bee – New Perspective (Spotify)

Dee-Bee – New Perspective
(Spotify)

Dee-Bee – New Perspective (Spotify)

A laid back chillhop theme which starts slow with the main melodic focus on the acoustic guitar chords. As the song progresses, it continues to build until the transition into a more up-beat section.

Dee-Bee is a multi-instrumentalist and producer who seeks to captivate his audience through instrumental beats and hip-hop tracks lavished with various melodies and instrumentation.

Cayo Largo – Scintilla (Spotify)

Cayo Largo – Scintilla
(Spotify)

Cayo Largo – Scintilla (Spotify)

Cayo Largo returns with a new atmospheric chill out ep, generating a peacefully relaxing enviroment ideally for daydreaming.

Gene Bautista – Red Eyes (Spotify)

Gene Bautista – Red Eyes
(Spotify)

Gene Bautista – Red Eyes (Spotify)

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

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Downtempo Music

The lastest Downtempo posts on Nagamag

MYLAMINE – Llyca (Spotify)

MYLAMINE – Llyca
(Spotify)

MYLAMINE – Llyca (Spotify)

A vibrant electronic tune with pulsating sounds influenced from house elements and filled with bright atmospheres and while is upbeat, still gives you the righ chill mood and welcomes the summer. Enjoy!

Amoa – Back (Spotify)

Amoa – Back
(Spotify)

Amoa – Back (Spotify)

Electronic beats tumbling around a nostalgic voice. The singer and composer AMOA (aka. Andrea Thoma) shares the stage with her producer Roland Vollenweider, Jonathan Nagel on machines and Simon Boss on guitar.

Let your mind dissolve in the atmosphere.

Dee-Bee – New Perspective (Spotify)

Dee-Bee – New Perspective
(Spotify)

Dee-Bee – New Perspective (Spotify)

A laid back chillhop theme which starts slow with the main melodic focus on the acoustic guitar chords. As the song progresses, it continues to build until the transition into a more up-beat section.

Dee-Bee is a multi-instrumentalist and producer who seeks to captivate his audience through instrumental beats and hip-hop tracks lavished with various melodies and instrumentation.

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Instrumental Music

The lastest Instrumental posts on Nagamag

Tommy Embrich – Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Spotify)

Tommy Embrich – Hanging Gardens of Babylon
(Spotify)

Tommy Embrich – Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Spotify)

The composition explores lush, colorful harmonics, timbres, and textures of the mythical Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Additionally, it symbolizes the dichotomous relationship between the primitive nature of early humans, amongst the cultural and technological sophistication of Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilizations.

Dario Forzato – Chrysalis (Spotify)

Dario Forzato – Chrysalis
(Spotify)

Dario Forzato – Chrysalis (Spotify)

This post-rock instrumental piece combines melodic and ambient guitars with an calm and relaxing feeling.

Martin Perret’s L’Anderer – Junctures – Radio Edit (Spotify)

Martin Perret’s L’Anderer – Junctures – Radio Edit
(Spotify)

Martin Perret’s L’Anderer – Junctures – Radio Edit (Spotify)

This is the first single of the upcoming second album of L'Anderer. A Berlin based contemporary & improvised music band.

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Psychill Music

Psychill is a type of electronic music which has influence from goa and psychedelic trance including a lot of related names as genres, such as: psybient, goachill, psychedelic chillout, psydub, psybass etc.
Almost if not 100% of tracks are composed with digital sounds via synthesizers and DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Nevertheless many tracks are accompanied with vocals and native ethnic Instruments like flute, duduk, tablas etc. Basic characteristic of Psychill, like as Psychedelic, is the rhythmic and aggressive drum set of kick, snare and hi hats that surround almost the whole track in addition with clean basslines and apregietors affected by cutoff and resonance but while Psychedelic trance has a higher tempo level, Psychill has its beating meter around 110-120bpm for a steadier rhythm like Chillout.

Maiia Interview on Nagamag.com

Maiia
Interview

Maiia Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Maiia:
Psychedelic chillout


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Maiia:
I'm in love with the music from early ages - when i was twelve, i studied to play a bass guitar and became a part of heavy metal band. My first steps in music production were based just on self-education - all that i could learn reading the tutorials, forums and watching the videos. Being an adult i went to study the music theory in one of the rock-schools in Moscow, and the borders of the musical Universe expanded for me. Since that time i'm experimenting with different time signatures and tonality in my music. Music is the main landmark of my life, so in 2014 i founded the psychedelic chillout label Mystic Sound Records which became the base for develoment of many talented music producers all over the world. I continue my personal musical career as well, producing music for my two project - downtempo and Goa trance. I've just released the new album of my chillout project "Maiia - Love Is The Answer".


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

Maiia:
My musical taste was evolving with time and switched to electronic music in 2005 when i visited Goa for the first time. I was enchanted by the mystery of psychedelic music. The same year i started to play chillout music as a DJ and one year after I tried to produce my own music. I was so excited by this process that I was dedicating all my free time to read the music making tutorials, set up my first project studio and released the first EP "Forest Magic" in 2008.


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?

Maiia:
A Perfect Circle Judith


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

Maiia:
Mungusid Crying Spy

Discover & Listen to Maiia

Maiia on Spotify

Maiia's Signature Track


Maiia on Social Media

maiiaproject
maiia303

Sentimony Records – Zymosis «Timeless» (24bit) (Bandcamp)

Sentimony Records – Zymosis «Timeless» (24bit)
(Bandcamp)

Sentimony Records proud to present «Timeless» – new full length album by Zymosis, from Ukraine.

LAB’S CLOUD – Underwater Galaxy (Bandcamp)

LAB’S CLOUD – Underwater Galaxy
(Bandcamp)

Raul Jordan is well known for his ‘soft-as-silk’ chill-out melodic and down-tempo dreamy, hypnotic sounds. He’s crafting an unique style since his debut album, praised by the ambient aficionados everywhere on the planet.
Three years after his last opus “Connecting on a Deeper Level”, Raul is coming back for our greatest pleasure with another full-length album of an irreproachable quality to gently soothe all of our senses. Uplifting melodic synth lines and soulful grooves included.
Thanks to you for stopping by the Underwater Galaxy !

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Drone Music

The lastest Drone posts on Nagamag

Willebrant – A Knight on a Boat (Spotify)

Willebrant – A Knight on a Boat
(Spotify)

Willebrant – A Knight on a Boat (Spotify)

"A Knight on a Boat" is a concept exploring the idea of a psychological journey to an uncertain destination and the persona that emerges at the other side of the whole experience.

I Am Waiting for You Last Summer – ​​Foundation (Spotify)

I Am Waiting for You Last Summer – ​​Foundation
(Spotify)

I Am Waiting for You Last Summer – ​​Foundation (Spotify)

This track is a a part of EP "Turn off the lights for the next 20 minutes"

Turn off the lights for the next 20 minutes is a kind of mechanism with a manual attached to it. Its main function is to start the listener's journey through the gates of their consciousness in search of figural, figurative and abstract artifacts. It can be fragmentary memories, moments of insight, random visual images, short bursts of sensations and feelings caused by long-forgotten events emerging from the depths of memory, places, smells, and social contacts. A short briefing tells three things: to achieve the maximum effect, the album should be listened to alone, with the lights off, with a couple of minutes in silence on top of it (this is important).

Anhedral Interview on Nagamag.com

Anhedral
Interview

Anhedral Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Anhedral:
Ambient, Soundscape, Cinematic, Instrumental, Drone


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Anhedral:
Change, is constant. Driven by influences as diverse from his past bands' works, to melodic classic instrumentals, Anhedral (Singapore) combines sounds from people's daily, recognizable elements with a tint of unprecedented melodies. Listeners will be confronted with repetitive reconsiderations of their final conclusion about his learned pieces.


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

Anhedral:
It was the day where my dad gave me an electric guitar on my 17th birthday, just watching him play in front of me and guiding me the basic chords to start off everything, till now.


Nagamag:
Why are there no recorded vocal tracks in your works?

Anhedral:
I believe plain sounds, can really bring out different interpretations of a single track.


Nagamag:
Friends or How I Met Your Mother?

Anhedral:
I'm a crazy HIMYM fan!


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?

Anhedral:
Elephant Gym "Finger"


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

Anhedral:
Rest You Sleeping Giant Three Sparrows

Discover & Listen to Anhedral

Anhedral on Spotify

Anhedral's Signature Track

Anhedral on Social Media

anhedralsg
anhedralsg

Anhedral's Website

anhedralsg.bandcamp.com
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Electronic Music

The lastest Electronic posts on Nagamag

The Rashomon Effect Interview on Nagamag.com

The Rashomon Effect
Interview

The Rashomon Effect Interview on Nagamag.com

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

The Rashomon Effect:
Ambient electronic music with acoustic instruments


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

The Rashomon Effect:
I bought my first guitar when I was twelve years old and since then have played in metal, soul, folk and post-punk bands in Seattle, Los Angeles, Budapest and New York City. I’ve learned from many great teachers along the way. Around five years ago I started to make electronic music, which was a perfect fit since I love composition and sound design.


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

The Rashomon Effect:
When I was around six, my mother gave me a set of tapes that told the life stories of great composers – Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, etc. I listened to them every night in my bed when I was supposed to be sleeping. That early love of music has never stopped evolving through styles and genres over the years. There is always more to know and more to discover. I’ve always loved meeting and playing with musicians from other countries and cultures, and the way music can circumvent the intellect and touch the heart. Music has always been deeply healing for me and in these times I am finding that aspect more important than ever.


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?

The Rashomon Effect:
Charles Mingus "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"


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

The Rashomon Effect:
Floating Points "Silhouettes (I,II,III)"

Discover & Listen to The Rashomon Effect

The Rashomon Effect on Spotify

The Rashomon Effect's Signature Track

The Rashomon Effect on Social Media

reffectmusic
rashomoneffectmusic

The Rashomon Effect's Website

rashomoneffect.net

Christoph Sebastian Pabst Interview on Nagamag.com

Christoph Sebastian Pabst
Interview

Christoph Sebastian Pabst Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Christoph Sebastian Pabst:
Chillout, Ambient, Electronic, Deephouse

Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Christoph Sebastian Pabst:
I started in 1992 with an Amiga 500, the 4-track music program Octamed and an 8-bit sequencer! Bit by bit new elements were added, a Korg 01w / FD, an Atari computer was needed for the first Cubase, later a PC, in 1998 I had a real studio with many analog synthesizers, one of the first digital mixing consoles, Akai samplers and so on. Back then, I had done a lot of music with a friend and later a DJ from Bremen, house and techno. When I first moved to Heidelberg 2001, I no longer had the space for a studio and gradually sold everything and only had a PC, a master keyboard and speakers. Because of my medical studies I had less and less time for music, that was in Marburg, where I also met my current colleague Thomas Lemmer. Many years later I sent him a few tracks and our first song Pastelstrand was released on his album pure! After that we released our first EPs and album together. We also got great remixes for the EPs. We are currently working on our second album and I am really looking forward to the next release! stay tuned, it's worth it!

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

Christoph Sebastian Pabst:
I first love to electronic music was like written bevor the Amiga 500! Before that I had no real music style and I mostly heard charts. It was great to experiment and to experience electronic music in every detail. Jean michel jarre was my role idol.

Nagamag:
Did you make money with music?

Christoph Sebastian Pabst:
Yes, of course, a fraction of a cent per stream. Last year I earned almost a few euros! :-) still nothing to live on. But music should primarily make people happy, when money is added it is nice but not important.

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?

Christoph Sebastian Pabst:
Vangelis "Conquest of Paradise"

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

Christoph Sebastian Pabst:
Thomas Newman "Any other Name"

Discover & Listen to Christoph Sebastian Pabst

Christoph Sebastian Pabst on Spotify

Christoph Sebastian Pabst's Signature Track

Christoph Sebastian Pabst on Social Media

Christoph Sebastian Pabst
christophsebastianpabst

Gregory Paul Mineeff Interview on Nagamag.com

Gregory Paul Mineeff
Interview

Gregory Paul Mineeff Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Gregory Paul Mineeff:
Ambient, Modern-classical, Electronic, Downtempo, Chillout, analog textures, analog and acoustic instruments, alternative.

Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Gregory Paul Mineeff:
I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist from Wollongong, Australia. I began my life as a musician beginning with piano but stopped to pursue the guitar and rock music. As a teenager I was obsessed with the electric guitar, fixated on the music of Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, ACDC and Pink Floyd. Jimi Hendrix's music and the way he constructed melodies and harmonies, as well as his improvising, has always fascinated me. Along the way I became interested in music for film and classical music and began collecting and playing as many acoustic instruments as I could. Piano became a fixture in my life and I began composing simple minimal piano pieces, collecting many over the years. No matter what instrument it is, my fascination with music is always around the act of creating something new, composing and constructing a new piece of wonder. I composed my album GRIND in response to the beautiful natural surroundings of my home in Wollongong and since releasing this album have enjoyed collaborating with many artists around the world. My second full length album After Today was released in January and I am looking forward to seeing how it goes about finding its place in the world.

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

Gregory Paul Mineeff:
I have always loved music and it has always been something that just felt right to me. From the first time experiencing music from my grandmother's organ to the music classroom at school I knew it was for me. I was always into music of the 60's, 70's, 80's and early 90's with it playing constantly in my home whether it be Pink Floyd or Dire Straits. The music that really connected with me at that time was Nirvana. I loved the rawness of the music, the edginess to it, the minimalistic and simple nature of each song really resonated with me. The minimal aesthetic of those compositions influences me to this day. Music was the way I identified my place in the world as a teenager and the place I sought refuge. I made many cassette tape recordings of instrumental guitar pieces and experiments throughout this time. Following from this I loved the improvisation style of Jimi Hendrix, particularly pieces like Little Wing. His edginess and always being on the edge makes his style particularly appealing. I love the work of Nick Cave, the simplicity of the compositions and the rawness are always an inspiration. As time went on I became interested in music for film, particularly the work of Danny Elfman, and I absolutely adore Neil Young's score for the Jim Jarmusch film Dead man. I was always seeking out rawness in music and artists I felt were risking a little, pushing boundaries, which led me to the work of Bjork. Her music is always a beautiful departure from the ordinary. It also connected me to the world of electronic music and the infinite possibilities available for modern composers and musicians. Another artist I respect enormously is Radiohead and the solo work of Thom Yorke. I am endlessly fascinated by their boundless creativeness and the unique music and place they have created. Boards of Canada and the world they have created for themselves to exist is an endless source of inspiration as are the minimal piano compositions of Philip Glass. All of these artists have influenced my current music in various ways. The artist who has perhaps inspired me the most though, is Yann Tiersen. I adore his solo piano work and everything he has done, the album Skyline being my favourite with the track The Gutter a particular favourite. Ultimately, my love of music is in the act of creation and the immediacy of this construction. I absolutely love and am influenced by literature, art and music and my response to this and my own creation of art is an integral part of the process.

Nagamag:
What Are you working on at the moment (Jan. 2020)?

Gregory Paul Mineeff:
I am fascinated by vintage analog instruments, analog synthesisers, electric pianos, tape effects and acoustic pianos. and I am working on composing more solo piano pieces. My goal is to be as simple as can be while conveying a sense of melody. I am also working on performing my new album After Today live with film projection and look forward to developing this project. I always look forward to more collaborative projects too.

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?

Gregory Paul Mineeff:
Foo Fighters "Exhausted"

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

Gregory Paul Mineeff:
Yann Tiersen "Penn ar Lann"

Discover & Listen to Gregory Paul Mineeff

Gregory Paul Mineeff on Spotify

Gregory Paul Mineeff's Signature Track

Gregory Paul Mineeff on Social Media

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gregorypaulmineeff
GMineeff

Gregory Paul Mineeff's Website

www.gregorypaulmineeff.com
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Vaporwave Music

The lastest Vaporwave posts on Nagamag

Malmo, Enlia – Memories of Joi (Spotify)

Malmo, Enlia – Memories of Joi
(Spotify)

Malmo, Enlia – Memories of Joi (Spotify)

Relax. Chill. out. Memories from an alternate future. This is a floating, dreamy musical landscape. Lean back, close your eyes and press play.

Late Drifter – Harbor Ride (Spotify)

Late Drifter – Harbor Ride
(Spotify)

Late Drifter – Harbor Ride (Spotify)

Late Drifter invite us to his Harbor Ride, a synthwave anthem with nostalgic feeling and a warm sax. A ride that will make you daydream and remember all the good moments you had, setting goals for tomorrow.

Dynamite Stranger – Splinters (Spotify)

Dynamite Stranger – Splinters
(Spotify)

Dynamite Stranger – Splinters (Spotify)

Splinters, kicks in with some super wide, face-melting fuzz bass and a classic square wave arpeggiator. What's that? Two arpeggiators?! A play out between the two arps dancing around one another, adding musical flair. The track has an apt finality in its melody and finally after we get the sample ring out "We were so lost and then it happened, I never saw her again." the track drops to the last dance and we finish the track. Emotional, Powerful and Captivating to say the least.

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Experimental Music

The lastest Experimental posts on Nagamag

Sulkdrugs, Sundrugs, Sulk – Love Means Zero (Spotify)

Sulkdrugs, Sundrugs, Sulk – Love Means Zero
(Spotify)

Sulkdrugs, Sundrugs, Sulk – Love Means Zero (Spotify)

Sundrugs teams up with Sulk forming Sulkdrugs sound engineering a new experimental ambient release where it starts with a bright harmonic touch on "Love Means Zero"

Austin Miles – Forever (Spotify)

Austin Miles – Forever
(Spotify)

Austin Miles – Forever (Spotify)

The first single of Michigan/USA producer Austin Miles, a melodic lofi hiphop theme which can bright your day and give you a positive outlook.

Sundrugs – Tribute To Sailors Of The Kursk (Spotify)

Sundrugs – Tribute To Sailors Of The Kursk
(Spotify)

Sundrugs – Tribute To Sailors Of The Kursk (Spotify)

The new ambient drone album of Sundrugs it starts with a heavenly atmospheric scenery and moves on to a tribute about Kursk capturing perfectly the tension and the drama beneath. Continues exploring deep inside the sea abyss, with a tragic story telling, where only cold, dark and fear grows up. Liberating all feelings in a crescendo end, where anything in past is in doubt and questions for the future on the rise with no excuse for today.

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Singer Music

The lastest Singer posts on Nagamag

The Bergamot Interview on Nagamag.com

The Bergamot
Interview

The Bergamot Interview on Nagamag.com

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

The Bergamot:
A big part of our music is the lyrical development and storytelling. We get a lot of that inspiration from old folk music. However, we see ourselves existing in the alternative/pop genre. So we are constantly finding ways to connect the two somehow. Sometimes it connects and sometimes it doesn't. Our job is to keep showing up...


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

The Bergamot:
On October 20th, 2017 The Bergamot released the dreamy anthem P.D.R. (Both Records LLC). The single launched the band's career who was then discovered by Matt Wiggins (Adele, U2, Florence and the Machine) and achieved great reviews being called "The hottest emerging music talent" (People) and "a gorgeous sound" (Daily Mirror). Fans have discovered the band through an unbelievable series of music videos released to promote the new album "MAYFLIES". The videos have been heralded by music critics as "Lush" (PARADE) and "The Perfect Blend" (EARMILK). These groundbreaking videos have brought light to difficult topics and continued to build upon the band's momentum from "P.D.R.". The videos have garnered over 150k views on YouTube. Music blogs from all over the world have taken to "MAYFLIES". The band's single "L.A." has landed at the #1 spot on SubmitHub and the group looks to expand it's presence on the radio both domestically and abroad. The Bergamot was invited to open for OneRepublic and perform their first stadium show in early 2020. The Bergamot is composed of husband-wife duo Nathaniel Paul Hoff and Jillian Speece from the post-industrial town of South Bend, IN near the southeastern shores of serene Lake Michigan. The duo is all American sweethearts from the heartland. In a recent interview, Hoff states, "Jillian and I both look back fondly at our years growing up in Indiana." Growing up they both sang and performed in the church band. They pulled on influences ranging from Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Nick Drake, and Bob Dylan. The band's main writer Nathaniel discovered the literary genius of fellow midwestern poet Carl Sandberg and his work capturing the life and strain of American life. "The music and the songwriting itself is pinnacle" Hoff explained to Trend and Chaos (NYC). Telling the American story one word at a time the songs touch on many aspects of American life in 2019.


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

The Bergamot:
I remember the first time playing at a coffeehouse in downtown South Bend called Higher Grounds. People had to stand on top of coffee tables to see the show. It changed my life. The cops showed up...


Nagamag:
What's your musical background?

The Bergamot:
We both studied music in college. I (Nathaniel) focused on classical guitar, music theory, and vocal development. Jillian focused primarily on the voice.


Nagamag:
What do you love doing besides music?

The Bergamot:
Jillian - making/eating food Nathaniel - Golf


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?

The Bergamot:
12 Rods "24 Hours Ago"


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

The Bergamot:
Modest Mouse Float On

Discover & Listen to The Bergamot

The Bergamot on Spotify

The Bergamot's Signature Track

The Bergamot on Social Media

thebergamot
thebergamot
@the_bergamot

The Bergamot's Website

www.thebergamot.com

Yael Naim – She (Spotify)

Yael Naim – She
(Spotify)

Yael Naim – She (Spotify)

The journey of self-discovery consumes every artist. That is certainly the case with Yael Naim, the Parisian-born, Franco-Israeli singer-songwriter. In a career that has developed over the course of the last 20 years, the multi-instrumentalist and producer has been on a restless quest to create a sound world of her own across a string of increasingly absorbing albums – none more so than her latest offering, NightSongs. As its title suggests, this is a hugely intimate album that sees her breaking away from the established way in which she makes music. Her last album, Older (released in 2015 and certified gold in France the following year) was co-produced with her husband David Donatien who also co-wrote four songs. Donatien was also co-produced and collaborated with her on her two previous offerings, She Was A Boy (2010) and her self-titled 2007 effort, both of which were credited to the pair. This time around, the songs are purely hers, arranged and produced solely by Yael.

John Cathal O’Brien – Masterpiece by Yee and O’brien (Spotify)

John Cathal O’Brien – Masterpiece by Yee and O’brien
(Spotify)

John Cathal O’Brien – Masterpiece by Yee and O’brien (Spotify)

Masterpiece' is the latest single from singer-songwriter John Cathal O'Brien and composer Jean Marc Yee. Recorded in NYC by Yee & O'Brien

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Songwritter Music

The lastest Songwritter posts on Nagamag

The Bergamot Interview on Nagamag.com

The Bergamot
Interview

The Bergamot Interview on Nagamag.com

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

The Bergamot:
A big part of our music is the lyrical development and storytelling. We get a lot of that inspiration from old folk music. However, we see ourselves existing in the alternative/pop genre. So we are constantly finding ways to connect the two somehow. Sometimes it connects and sometimes it doesn't. Our job is to keep showing up...


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

The Bergamot:
On October 20th, 2017 The Bergamot released the dreamy anthem P.D.R. (Both Records LLC). The single launched the band's career who was then discovered by Matt Wiggins (Adele, U2, Florence and the Machine) and achieved great reviews being called "The hottest emerging music talent" (People) and "a gorgeous sound" (Daily Mirror). Fans have discovered the band through an unbelievable series of music videos released to promote the new album "MAYFLIES". The videos have been heralded by music critics as "Lush" (PARADE) and "The Perfect Blend" (EARMILK). These groundbreaking videos have brought light to difficult topics and continued to build upon the band's momentum from "P.D.R.". The videos have garnered over 150k views on YouTube. Music blogs from all over the world have taken to "MAYFLIES". The band's single "L.A." has landed at the #1 spot on SubmitHub and the group looks to expand it's presence on the radio both domestically and abroad. The Bergamot was invited to open for OneRepublic and perform their first stadium show in early 2020. The Bergamot is composed of husband-wife duo Nathaniel Paul Hoff and Jillian Speece from the post-industrial town of South Bend, IN near the southeastern shores of serene Lake Michigan. The duo is all American sweethearts from the heartland. In a recent interview, Hoff states, "Jillian and I both look back fondly at our years growing up in Indiana." Growing up they both sang and performed in the church band. They pulled on influences ranging from Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Nick Drake, and Bob Dylan. The band's main writer Nathaniel discovered the literary genius of fellow midwestern poet Carl Sandberg and his work capturing the life and strain of American life. "The music and the songwriting itself is pinnacle" Hoff explained to Trend and Chaos (NYC). Telling the American story one word at a time the songs touch on many aspects of American life in 2019.


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

The Bergamot:
I remember the first time playing at a coffeehouse in downtown South Bend called Higher Grounds. People had to stand on top of coffee tables to see the show. It changed my life. The cops showed up...


Nagamag:
What's your musical background?

The Bergamot:
We both studied music in college. I (Nathaniel) focused on classical guitar, music theory, and vocal development. Jillian focused primarily on the voice.


Nagamag:
What do you love doing besides music?

The Bergamot:
Jillian - making/eating food Nathaniel - Golf


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?

The Bergamot:
12 Rods "24 Hours Ago"


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

The Bergamot:
Modest Mouse Float On

Discover & Listen to The Bergamot

The Bergamot on Spotify

The Bergamot's Signature Track

The Bergamot on Social Media

thebergamot
thebergamot
@the_bergamot

The Bergamot's Website

www.thebergamot.com

Christopher Ryan – A Little Bigger (Spotify)

Christopher Ryan – A Little Bigger
(Spotify)

Christopher Ryan – A Little Bigger (Spotify)

Christopher Ryan is a songwriter from Denver, Colorado who has always had a passion for songs that groove. "A Little Biggers" upbeat vibe merges the heartfelt lyrics and acoustic sounds Christopher is known for with his love for a funky rhythm. The idea for this song came about after an encounter with a street painter who had lost his arms below the elbows. He painted by holding the paintbrush in his mouth. The encounter inspired the idea that we are capable of living our lives A Little Bigger despite our challanges and circumstances.

The single was recorded with Grammy Award winning producer Larry Mitchell while Christopher was in residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. The song was mastered in Boulder, Colorado by Grammy Award winner David Glasser.

Pasquale Gee – Sunsets in Park (Spotify)

Pasquale Gee – Sunsets in Park
(Spotify)

Pasquale Gee – Sunsets in Park (Spotify)

Sunsets in Park' tells the story of how something as simple as an old car can act as a safe haven between two people. Long nights, watching the sun go down from a parked car is something that seems so poetic and symbolic at the same time. The warm synths, hard hitting drums and personal story telling make for a genre-bending nostalgic anthem.

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Cinematic Music

The lastest Cinematic posts on Nagamag

Domenico Scarlatti, PC Nackt – Exobase_Scarlatti (Spotify)

Domenico Scarlatti, PC Nackt – Exobase_Scarlatti
(Spotify)

Domenico Scarlatti, PC Nackt – Exobase_Scarlatti (Spotify)

at_bubble"String Theory member PC Nackt re-uses classical piano compositions, processed and played live through MIDI Pianos. "Exobase_Scarlatti” continues to push classical music into unexplored territory." A couple years back, !K7 label founder Horst Weidenmüller launched the !7K sub-label to further explore new classical and undefined music. And when he did that, he thought of Plunderphonia -- a way to mirror the the respected DJ Kicks series on !K7 but through the !7K lens.

Continuing a theme explored in Henrik Schwarz’s 2018 Plunderphonia concert, which re-appropriated 700 string sequences, frequent Apparat collaborator and The String Theory member PC Nackt’s upcoming album re-uses classical piano compositions that have been selected by music supervisor Hania Rani. The piano scores have then been played into MIDI by pianist Antonis Anissegos. And the MIDI Files have been “plunderized” (processed and played live) by PC Nackt through two Yamaha Disklaviers (MIDI operated classical pianos), creating compositions that take classical music into unexplored territory.

The inaugural Plunderphonia album release from PC Nackt is set for a June 26th release date on 7K!. Following "Space_Schubert", today the new track "Exobase_Scarlatti" is released to the world, displaying another creative layer to the project.

I Am Waiting for You Last Summer – ​​Foundation (Spotify)

I Am Waiting for You Last Summer – ​​Foundation
(Spotify)

I Am Waiting for You Last Summer – ​​Foundation (Spotify)

This track is a a part of EP "Turn off the lights for the next 20 minutes"

Turn off the lights for the next 20 minutes is a kind of mechanism with a manual attached to it. Its main function is to start the listener's journey through the gates of their consciousness in search of figural, figurative and abstract artifacts. It can be fragmentary memories, moments of insight, random visual images, short bursts of sensations and feelings caused by long-forgotten events emerging from the depths of memory, places, smells, and social contacts. A short briefing tells three things: to achieve the maximum effect, the album should be listened to alone, with the lights off, with a couple of minutes in silence on top of it (this is important).

Thomas Hewitt Jones Interview on Nagamag.com

Thomas Hewitt Jones
Interview

Thomas Hewitt Jones Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Thomas Hewitt Jones:
Cinematic, Contemporary Classical


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Thomas Hewitt Jones:
I was born into a musical family and played, performed and wrote music from a young age. I studied music classically and won the BBC Young Composer Competition in my teens, which led to many commissions and published works. I now work as a composer of commercial and concert music, and have had music played widely on TV, radio and in the cinema. I also write choral music and next month am due to start writing 3 new albums for EMI.


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

Thomas Hewitt Jones:
I have always loved music's unique ability to express things which words cannot. Within its profoundly emotional universal language one can express aspects of the human experience and I find composing the most fulfilling thing. As a child I always loved attending concerts, and it was regular trips to the cinema which piqued my interest in music serving a narrative. I have been composing since I was about 5 years old!


Nagamag:
What's the coolest commission you've completed?

Thomas Hewitt Jones:
Last year I wrote my first three albums for Juice EMI which was pretty fun. My first job back in London (after assisting eminent film composer David Buckley in LA after university) was writing music for the London 2012 Olympic Mascots films, which played in UK cinemas leading up to the London Olympics. It was a wonderful opportunity, and I was forever grateful at the time to Barnaby Spurrier, Producer at Tomboy Films, for bringing me on to the project at the time.


Nagamag:
How are you enjoying Coronavirus lockdown?

Thomas Hewitt Jones:
Yes it is a strange time at the moment, isn't it. What a worrying time for the world. Although many music commissions have been postponed, my wife is expecting our first child very shortly, so hopefully that will add a new flavour to our lockdown! Musically, there are several new works that were recorded last year and were set for release throughout this spring and summer. I feel that music of all types is much needed at the moment, providing consolation and hope in times such as these.


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?

Thomas Hewitt Jones:
Johann Sebastian Bach "Goldberg Variations"


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

Thomas Hewitt Jones:
Carducci String Quartet Shostakovich "String Quartet no. 2 in A major op.68"

Discover & Listen to Thomas Hewitt Jones

Thomas Hewitt Jones on Spotify

Thomas Hewitt Jones' Signature Track

Thomas Hewitt Jones on Social Media

thomashewittjonesmusic
@thewittjones

Thomas Hewitt Jones' Website

www.thomashewittjones.com
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Piano Music

The lastest Piano posts on Nagamag

Marika Takeuchi Interview on Nagamag.com

Marika Takeuchi
Interview

Marika Takeuchi Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Marika Takeuchi:
Modern classical music, ambient music, idm, classical crossover music, alternative music, contemporary piano music


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Marika Takeuchi:
I started playing piano at the age of three, and also played violin and french horn for several years as growing up. I then studied composition in Tokyo and film scoring at Berklee College of Music in Boston. My very first gig as a composer was songwriting for Universal Music Japan, and after I moved to the U.S, I've released my modern classical music as a recording artist, as well as writing music for films, advertisements, video games, and music libraries.


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

Marika Takeuchi:
Growing up, I always had a big passion for music. My first love was piano, and I loved singing, playing violin, and I also joined a school orchestra to play french horn. I played Japanese taiko drum as well, and I once even wanted to be a DJ. I just loved music in so many ways, and eventually realized that I wanted to write and produce music, so I can use all of my favorite instruments and sounds. But the biggest moment was when I suffered from severe depression for years and writing music helped me get through it. I realized that I could turn even negative feelings into something inspiring in my music, and that was the best therapy for me. And the whole experience had the biggest impact on who I am as an artist today.


Nagamag:
Do you have any new music coming out?

Marika Takeuchi:
My latest EP "Missing Piece" is out on May 5th, with the title track Missing Piece being released as a single on April 24th.


Nagamag:
What does music mean to you, and what inspires you to write music?

Marika Takeuchi:
Music is my best friend for life, and everything that happens in life, including both beautiful and difficult moments, inspires me to write new music.


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?

Marika Takeuchi:
Moderat "Therapy"


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

Marika Takeuchi:
Jon Hopkins "The Low Places"

Discover & Listen to Marika Takeuchi

Marika Takeuchi on Spotify

Marika Takeuchi's Signature Track

Marika Takeuchi on Social Media

MarikaTakeuchiMusic
marika_takeuchi
marikatakeuchi

Marika Takeuchi's Website

www.marika-takeuchi.com/

William Ogmundson Interview on Nagamag.com

William Ogmundson
Interview

William Ogmundson Interview on Nagamag.com

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

William Ogmundson:
I draw from so many styles...classical music has always been my primary influence, but I've worked quite a bit in musical theater, and also play ragtime, stride piano and early jazz. I take all of my influences and try to channel them into the neoclassical/solo piano genre.

Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

William Ogmundson:
It was only a couple years ago that I started taking my career as a recording artist seriously. Before that, I was a working musician for about 20 years. I did accompanying, played piano and organ in churches, taught lessons, performed locally, and composed primarily for the theater. I never made it "big" but got to perform in some pretty neat places along the way, including Notre Dame and the Vatican. I was nominated for an EMMY for a children's TV show I composed for, and one of the musicals I composed for was published by Dramatic Publishing.

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

William Ogmundson:
My first experience was picking out an Icelandic folksong "A Sprengisandi" on the piano. I couldn't have been more than 3 or 4 years old at the time, but I had that sudden revelation that wow, I could really do this-I could make music. I could be one of those people.

Nagamag:
What is the strangest song you've every written?

William Ogmundson:
I had written a pretty little solo piano ballad, but couldn't think of a good title, so I shared it on facebook and asked people to help me come up with one. I got many predictable responses like "Lover's Last Kiss" or "Passion in the Rain", but none of them did anything for me. Then one wise guy suggested calling it "Squirrel's Last Crossing" and immediately the wheels started spinning! I sat down and wrote a new song to go with the title, and it's been a hit with audiences ever since.

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?

William Ogmundson:
Eminem "Lose Yourself"

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

William Ogmundson:
Greg Maroney "Breathe"

Discover & Listen to William Ogmundson

William Ogmundson on Spotify

William Ogmundson's Signature Track

William Ogmundson on Social Media

William Ogmundson

William Ogmundson's Website

www.williamogmundson.com

William Ogmundson – Nevermore (Spotify)

William Ogmundson – Nevermore
(Spotify)

William Ogmundson – Nevermore (Spotify)

A brillitant piano performance with emotional touch by William Ogmundson

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Indie Music

The lastest Indie posts on Nagamag

Jessica Farren – Remember to Forget (Spotify)

Jessica Farren – Remember to Forget
(Spotify)

Jessica Farren – Remember to Forget (Spotify)

a more broken down, honest/lyric forward, yet still (dark) pop breakup song.

John Cathal O’Brien – Masterpiece by Yee and O’brien (Spotify)

John Cathal O’Brien – Masterpiece by Yee and O’brien
(Spotify)

John Cathal O’Brien – Masterpiece by Yee and O’brien (Spotify)

Masterpiece' is the latest single from singer-songwriter John Cathal O'Brien and composer Jean Marc Yee. Recorded in NYC by Yee & O'Brien

Silona Interview on Nagamag.com

Silona
Interview

Silona Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Silona:
Dream pop, Indie, synth pop.

Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Silona:
As a young adult I was a vocalist in choirs and acapella group. Not long until I formed my own group named "Intonica" which had glorious success in the European choir scene. At 2009 the group of five singers (including myself) won grand prize in the international Musica Mundi’s choir games. While harmonies and vocal technics had always been great friends of mine, it could never measure to the comfort I find in creating my own sound, melody and lyrics. In February 2018 I have finally released the first song of the debut EP - Immortal. In February 2020 the entire EP is set to be unveiled with the last single's 'Goodbye Friend' release.After two years of performing and touring with the Immortal EP, nowadays I am concentrated on producing new music.

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

Silona:
I was probably 4 years old pressing notes on our home organ, figuring out how to play out loud the melodies I have in my mind. I would usually sing them to myself, then find the notes place on the instrument. Not much have changed, since then.

Nagamag:

You mentioned a new song release in February 2020. Could you tell us more about this song?

Silona:
'Goodbye Friend' ... symbolically enough seals my debut EP with desperation of an unsung goodbye. When I first wrote it, the first part that came to my mind both melodically and lyrically was the chorus. I remember sitting in my apartment, crying the loss of my dearest pet friend who has just died. I still to this day have the recording of me singing and playing the guitar of that same heart tearing chorus. Five years later I confronted myself with these emotions and rewrote the whole song, though singing about a whole other individual. Just as we are all immortal, at the same time all have an end.

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?

Silona:
Ars Antiqua De Paris "Reis Glorios"

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

Silona:
Mazzy Star "Into Dust"

Discover & Listen to Silona

Silona on Spotify

Silona's Signature Track

Silona on Social Media

silonamusic
silonamusic

Silona's Website

www.silonamusic.com
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Lofi Music

The lastest Lofi posts on Nagamag

TonyModi – Panorama Point (Spotify)

TonyModi – Panorama Point
(Spotify)

TonyModi – Panorama Point (Spotify)

TonyModi please us with his second chapter of loops and harmonies, an instrumental hip hop and chillhop sound design for ultimate easy listening.

Moonview – Frost (Spotify)

Moonview – Frost
(Spotify)

Moonview – Frost (Spotify)

Frost was part of the Chillhop Discord weekly showcase and received a lot of positive feedback. This track is a good representation of the direction Moonview is heading, with a focus on chillhop beats, mellow synths, samples and live instruments.

soul.peddler – d*r*e*a*m (Spotify)

soul.peddler – d*r*e*a*m
(Spotify)

soul.peddler – d*r*e*a*m (Spotify)

Arabian nights meet lofi vibes in soul.peddler’s latest release “d*r*e*a*m”. Lush keys, tantric guitars, and heavy sub bass come together to create a magical, energetic evening that feels like you’re surfing the Saharan sand dunes with your whole squad. Shake the room and get your neighbors pissed with this new heat

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Electro Pop Music

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Giudi – Nobody (Spotify)

Giudi – Nobody
(Spotify)

Giudi – Nobody (Spotify)

A fine piece of triphop music which hypnotize you quickly in his melodic harmonies and mesmerizing vocals. After the electronic dream-pop of her last single Sleeping Boy, Giudi serves up the pure trip hop and lo-fi sound in the new single NoBody

Llynks – Like You Said You Would (Spotify)

Llynks – Like You Said You Would
(Spotify)

Llynks – Like You Said You Would (Spotify)

As an artist, Llynks aka Sara Kendall uses her haunting and introspective words to explore themes where she pushes through some of this self-doubt and gets to new highs of empowerment and self preservation. Musically, a saccharine voice and robust synths create undeniable melodies and moments that juxtapose the human connection with the noise and chatter of post-Millennial cyberpunk. Become the Root, her debut LP out June 19th, is the soundtrack for jaded e-girls and post-apocalyptic plaintives.

The gut-punching album closer “Like You Said You Would” is out today. Like much of the Llynks’ music, it has a decidedly visual element, with a distinct otherworldly/fantasy/sci-fi vibe, not unlike a favorite mixtape from a Ridley Scott replicant in Blade Runner.

Tigerpunsh – Shade (Spotify)

Tigerpunsh – Shade
(Spotify)

Tigerpunsh – Shade (Spotify)

Tigerpunsh is the self-titled debut release from new London-based
Welsh/Finnish electropop duo Rochelle and Vee.

Connecting initially over Instagram in 2018 over a mutual love for music
technology, the girls were destined to work together; a year later they were
in an East London rehearsal room playing session drums and synths for an
unnamed pop star, but after big feud between the artist and some other band
members, Vee and Rochelle found themselves alone in the space with an
extensive stack of synths and electronic drums running through a huge sound
system.

Determined not to waste their time they stayed and jammed out, effortlessly
writing two tracks ‘Shade’ and ‘Friend’. When eventually getting kicked out
they kept writing in Rochelle’s car and followed up with several all-night
writing and recording sessions. Derived from their mutual obsession with big
cats and the bust up in the rehearsal space; ‘Tigerpunsh’ was born.

Quitting their session musician day jobs, they signed their debut record to
new BMG label, Tubesounds.

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Synth Pop Music

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J´s CONCEPT – Salvation (Spotify)

J´s CONCEPT – Salvation
(Spotify)

J´s CONCEPT – Salvation (Spotify)

Weaved into the sound of the new wave era, Salvation is a melodramatic song about that contradictory feeling of loving someone but having to let go. A difficult feeling that hits us all at some point in life and we are faced with a decision we dont want to make.

Tarot Blood – Dowsing (Spotify)

Tarot Blood – Dowsing
(Spotify)

Tarot Blood – Dowsing (Spotify)

A Delorean straight to synthwave city, 80's vibes, moody vocals and a soaring sax.

Fat Koala Disorder – Never Let It Go (Spotify)

Fat Koala Disorder – Never Let It Go
(Spotify)

Fat Koala Disorder – Never Let It Go (Spotify)

Fat Koala Disorder is a musical duo from Warsaw. It comprises of Fat Koala, an experienced musician, composer and sound designer and Disorder, his music production student.

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New Age Music

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I-One – Meditation Under the Tree (Spotify)

I-One – Meditation Under the Tree
(Spotify)

I-One – Meditation Under the Tree (Spotify)

I-One deliver us a new age ambient single for your meditation moments creating a relaxation sound enviroment.

Stephen Weber – Solar Spectacle (Spotify)

Stephen Weber – Solar Spectacle
(Spotify)

Stephen Weber – Solar Spectacle (Spotify)

Stephen Weber is Professor of Music, Chair of the Division of Arts and Humanities and Ragan Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO). At USAO Weber teaches studio and class piano, composition, World Thought and Culture III, Senior Seminar, Music Technology, Rhetoric and Critical Thinking, and other classes as needed.

Kirsten Agresta Copely – Winter’s Bone (Spotify)

Kirsten Agresta Copely – Winter’s Bone
(Spotify)

Kirsten Agresta Copely – Winter’s Bone (Spotify)

”Winter’s Bone” is an atmospheric meditation on the stark days of a year’s last season. It was inspired by life in a tiny NYC apartment during a bitter and bone chilling winter. The darker ambiences are offset with glimmers of hope from the purposeful harp melody. It is the final song on ’Around The Sun,’ a compelling nine song cycle designed to take the listener on a unique 365-day journey.

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Funk Music

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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

Soto Interview on Nagamag.com

Soto
Interview

Soto Interview on Nagamag.com

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

Soto:
Jazz, R&B, Funk, Soul, Neo-Soul, Hip-hop. New to the UK Jazz scene, Soto is a trio born out of Brighton with a foot in the doors of Jazz, R&B, Funk & Soul. Blending intricate rhythms and unique melodies, their feel is both a tribute to the scene, and something new altogether.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Soto:
Soto aim to make their audiences smile and groove with their work; something which undeniably helps this is the chemistry between the three founding members. Having all met in their first year at medical school, music was initially something of a side-hustle, but as the years passed it became more and more an integral to them as individuals and as a collective. Now, with their time at university drawing to a close, and a debut EP online, there'll be at least a few heads wondering what will be coming next from these guys.


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

Soto:
The feeling that first connected each of us to music is re-experienced on a regular basis. There is a deeply moving experience that arises when hearing the work of artists that touch us, and this similarly is something that is felt when we connect musically as a collective or as individuals. Music is possibly the most significant bringer of joy in any of our lives, which is why we are so determined - even with careers as doctors ready to begin - to make this a central part of our future. A life without music would always feel empty in a way.


Nagamag:
What do YOU enjoy most about writing and playing your music?

Soto:
We are all genuinely dedicated to the musical journey that we're on together. There's nothing better than when we meet for band practice and one of us says 'I've been working on this recently - what do you think?' and plays something beautiful. Many of our songs have come from one person bringing an idea forward for us to jam with, or quite literally just appearing from jams. This makes the process of writing so fun, and something we always look forward to. Similarly, what could be more fun than bringing music into a live setting? We love to improvise and leave lots of room for our songs to be different each time they are played so we can fully express ourselves musically any time we meet - we think of music as a conversation between the three of us and any listeners that may be present.


Nagamag:
Where do you see yourselves going musically?

Soto:
We hope to continue to challenge ourselves. We are always trying to explore new themes, try new things and push each other more and more musically, and this is something we hope to keep going. What we aim to do is continue writing music and hopefully entertaining people with our work. We would love to carve our a career in music, and we are so driven to this that we hope we're fortunate enough to just get that break that we need to make this viable. Whatever happens though, we want to enjoy every step of the way and be present in this journey, wherever it may go.


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?

Soto:
Celeste "Both Sides of The Moon"


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

Soto:
Prime Panda "State Your Business"

Discover & Listen to Soto

Soto on Spotify

Soto's Signature Track

Soto on Social Media

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sotogram
sototallysoto

The Tristones – First World Problems (Spotify)

The Tristones – First World Problems
(Spotify)

The Tristones – First World Problems (Spotify)

The Tristones, led by the energetic and charismatic blues rocker Tristan Clark from New York, NY, today releases, “First World Problems,” the second single from his upcoming album Camaro, out in April. The track was written by Clark and his good friend Jordan Venn, a frequent collaborator. “We had the idea of writing a first person narrative on how easy it is to get annoyed about social media and other trivial day-to-day events, but all with a sense of humour,” says Clark. The playful, upbeat tune addresses the anxieties and restlessness caused by living in a digital world, presented in a rocking, tongue-in-cheek tone. “I’ve got first order problems / of the first world,” explains Clark in the song.

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