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Davy Sage – Kinda Way

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“Μελωδία με πολύ ενέργεια, σου δίνει την ώθηση για κάτι νέο. Τα φωνητικά κυλούν με μεγάλη ευκολία σαν ορμητικό ποτάμι. Ο ρυθμός σε προτρέπει να αποβάλεις κάθε ενδοιασμό και να τολμήσεις να πεις αυτά που θες. Ίσως και να μπορέσεις να εκφράσεις τον έρωτα σου.”

“Melody with a lot of energy, it gives you the impetus for something new. The vocals roll with great ease like a rushing river. The rhythm urges you to eliminate any hesitation and dare to say what you want. You may even be able to express your love.” (Automatically Translated)

-Nagamag.com

Track Sources:
Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/7h9NC3pDKvPevX38wbP7bT

Artist’s Socials:
Instagram: www.instagram.com/davysagemusic/
Twitter: twitter.com/davysage
TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@davysagemusic

Website: www.davysage.com/home

Holiday – Clockwork

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“Just love the drums and rhythm, production is amazing. Bass line alone is perfect. Vocals are great, delay effect is so smooth and fits so good at transitions within the arrangement. Piano chord in the background is so subtle but in a way carries the whole music on its back. ”

-Nagamag.com

This song released by: PRETTY UGLY RECORDS

Track Sources:
Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/0Nb1nqLRPHr40MUqKSrpqK

Artist’s Socials:
Instagram: www.instagram.com/vacayomo/
TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@holiday_vacayomo

narducci – Boards Break

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“Starting synth bass line is really good, love the darker tone it have. Rhythm parts are so great and smooth, but saxophone is a game changer here, just amazing how it is used, played and produced. Arrangement is so well done, just perfect. ”

-Nagamag.com

This song released by: DeSoto Sound Factory

Track Sources:
Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/18GiBTWGHkP456460EV3Xq
Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CL-dPSiT_g
Apple Music: music.apple.com/us/album/boards-break/1651509905?i=1651510127
Bandcamp: narducci.bandcamp.com/track/boards-break

Artist’s Socials:
Instagram: www.instagram.com/_narducci_
Twitter: twitter.com/_narducci_

Website: www.narducciofficial.com

Interurban – Füstté Vált

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“Its addictive beat takes us away on a journey in the ethers. A steady pace into a world full of depth and build ups. Her voice guides us through the labyrinth and into the light. True underground sounds that bring us all ever so closer. ”

-Nagamag.com

The song tells feelings of balancing on the egde of dreaming or being awake. The vision of chasing somebody in your dream who dissappears in such a moment told by a video that can be found on Youtube,

Iderdown Interview on Nagamag

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

Iderdown:
I like to think of it as leftfield music, influenced by a wide array of genres. They all get blended together when I start writing, so any track at any time will be a mixture of noise, prog, post-rock, ambient, drone, glitch, trance, industrial and breakbeat.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Iderdown:
Well, I was in an industrial band in high school and at the same time playing around with screamtracker. This was followed by some indie rock years in bands and toying with 4-track bedroom lo-fi songwriting. I started releasing my instrumental electronic music as iderdown in 2003 and continue to work on diverse projects like the dark folk band Within and playing as part of the drone collective Cosmic Homeostasis.


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

Iderdown:
I have been making melodies in my head for long as I can remember and grew up in a house full of music but the first time I heard the songs that made me want to create was during high school, where I was lucky to have a group of friends who explored strange worlds of music.


Nagamag:
Tell me about your latest release?

Iderdown:
iderdown's last release was a collaboration ep with Arcane Trickster called Snowbird. It's an ambient soundtrack for a tranquil shore.


Nagamag:
What's coming up in the future for iderdown?

Iderdown:
A five track Lp of Ambient music that I wrote mostly inspired by the music of Peter Namlook. There will also be a companion set of remixes by Tempest Recording and Slice Records artists.


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Iderdown:
Japanese Breakfast "Posing In Bondage"


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

Iderdown:
BVDUB "Never In The Prison Of Their Stars"

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Iderdown's Website

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Son of Zev Interview on Nagamag

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

Son of Zev:
Techno, Breakbeat, Electro, Experimental Electronica. I'm a very wide listener of all styles of music. There are many influences that get pulled into my production.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Son of Zev:
I've been involved with music since I was about 8. I struggled to settle on an instrument till I was 11 which was piano/keyboards. My school actually had synthesizer lessons and my classes were on an Alpha Juno.. That was in about 1987. I had no idea that I was playing on one of the original machines that could make the classic "hoover" rave sound..
My first experience trying to program my own synth (a DX27) was trying to make Hammond and Rhodes sounds out of it.. I was jamming blues with mates at the time as a teenager.
In 1994, after being self professed "anti sequencer" I found myself in the rave scene and loving some of the more underground sounds I was hearing (Melbourne was/is very Detroit influenced). By 1995 I was playing around with synths for synths sake, and occasionally playing as a regular guest of Melbourne clan analog band "Signal To Noise"
In early 1998 I played my first gig as Son of Zev at the iconic Punters Club, a venue I'd literally seen hundreds of bands and a handful of electronic acts. I played for half an hour, slotted into the very start of the gig. I was home. Andrez Bergen of IF? Records was apologetic for the early start and short time slot and low fee... I didn't care.
I went on to play at least 100 more shows (I lost count somewhere along the way) between 1998 and 2001, many of them with If? Records. I kept playing semi-regularly through till 1998.
Although I could put together a great live set, I was never very good at finishing tunes. Something I've since learned is most likely a product of my (very) late diagnosed ADHD..
After some big life changes, in about 2016 I set up a new studio and have released a couple of EP's and the odd single... WIth my recent diagnosis and some therapy on the horizon, I'm hoping I can channel my energies better and release a lot more music.


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

Son of Zev:
While not my first connection, I can remember 2 very pivotal moments..
Somewhere around 1994 I saw Jammin' Unit play a live set at Club Filter in Melbourne. It's where I truly understood that electronic music could have be very live and organic. Seeing someone working their gear like that, clearly arranging and manipulating what was going on broke my perception of a person pressing play on a computer sequencer with nothing to do.
The second pivotal moment was dancing front and centre to Thomas P Heckmann playing live and changing what he was doing according to the crowd reactions and realising I really wanted to be on the other side playing my music and being at one with the crowd like that.


Nagamag:
Do you have any new music coming out?

Son of Zev:
I have 2 releases coming in the near future. Both 2 track singles.
The first "Escaped From the Vault" is a couple of tracks I found while digging through some old boxes. Backups of a demo that really hold up today. They are of a more strictly Techno sound, dark and hard, but with a lot of rhythmic exploration. It's due out on the 27th of August on Slice Records.
The second is a collaboration with Arcane Trickster. We've remixed each other's work, these should also be out later this year on Slice Records.
Aside from those, I've been in the studio a lot, and I expect that by next year there should be some more music ready for release.


Nagamag:
You mentioned that you used to play a lot of live sets, do you still do that, and are there any gigs coming up?

Son of Zev:
Absolutely, I love playing live and still like to perform a few times a year.
Lockdowns permitting I am playing at Red Betty in Brunswick on the 14th of August for a Live Electronic Musicians of Melbourne Showcase gig.
I'm also playing on the 3rd of September at Acid Slice Presents 303 909 .. At Bar 303, Northcote.. (expect Acid)


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Son of Zev:
Jimmy Smith "Root Down"


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

Son of Zev:
Joey Beltram Forklift (Luke Slater's remix)

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Son of Zev's Signature Track

Son of Zev on Social Media

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Geist Contagion Interview on Nagamag

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

Geist Contagion:
With my project Geist Contagion, I find myself with varied inspirations from one song to the next, so it becomes a bit of a daunting task to label each with its own discrete genre. There are elements of Glitchstep, Breakbeat, Techno, Industrial, Ambient, and Drone throughout my releases. I generally don't stick to one style for very long because I get bored easily, and I like to keep the listener on their toes.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Geist Contagion:
I started out like a lot of people do, playing guitar in a garage band with my friends. *That eventually fizzled out, as it often tends to.* Shortly after, I attended school for artist management and music production, which is where I developed my love of synthesizers, and of a whole new world of musical styles and composition techniques. From there, I dove headfirst into experimental electronic music which lead to the formation of my main project, The Databats. I met the folks over at Slice Records around this time and after working together on a couple of gigs, they brought us into their stable of artists. Geist Contagion spawned from there as my first full solo project. I wanted an avenue for the music I was writing that didn't stylistically gel with my work with The Databats. This has allowed me to explore my songwriting ideas more deeply, and to illuminate music that otherwise wouldn't be making it out into the world at large.


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

Geist Contagion:
I've felt a strong connection to music since I was very young. Some of my favourite parts of Saturday morning cartoons were the theme songs, not the cartoons themselves. As an adult, one of my more formative experiences was attending a live performance by Alessandro Cortini's solo project Sonoio, opening for Ladytron at The Phoenix in Toronto. Watching him utilize a myriad of synthesizers and vocal effects to craft such a layered and complex performance really opened my eyes to what was possible as a solo electronic performer, and to what an audience would be interested in experiencing.


Nagamag:
Tell us about your new album Écoutez and the process behind it.

Geist Contagion:
Écoutez is a collaborative album by Geist Contagion and Arcane Trickster. I met Damiano from Arcane Trickster a few years back when The Databats travelled to Australia and hooked up with the Slice Records crew for a couple of club gigs. We got along well and had a good rapport, so working together seemed like the logical next step.
Flash forward to 2020, and we found ourselves with a lot more time on our hands, so Damiano and I messaged back and forth a bit to discuss our ideas for a project. We then exchanged a bunch of demos via email, and once we decided on the tracks we wanted to use, we got down to editing, remixing and performing on one another's work. The ensuing result was a rather cohesive blend of each of our styles that we hope provides the audience with a fun journey from start to finish.

"Écoutez" means "listen" in French. It's both a title and an instruction. We'd like the audience to take a moment out of their hectic lives to do exactly that, just listen.


Nagamag:
What are the plans for Geist Contagion in 2021?

Geist Contagion:
I've been writing a lot of music, so hopefully we'll have followup to my record "Residue" out by the end of the year. On the collaborative front, there are a couple of projects going on at Slice Records that I plan to be very involved in, so you'll be hearing new remixes and joint productions from me as well. I'm very excited for those.
In terms of live performances, we're still under tight lockdown up here in Canada, so I've had to adapt. Thankfully, there are more ways than ever to reach out and interact with your audience, and I plan to take full advantage of those. Livestream performances, music videos, and interactive experiences are all part of the plan, so stay tuned for that! I'm also hoping I'll be able to get out and perform work by this project live some time before the end of the year, as I haven't had the opportunity to do that yet.


Nagamag:
Most artists have a favorite song from a different music genre than the one they are producing music for... Which is yours?

Geist Contagion:
Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois "Night MXCMPV1 P74"


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

Geist Contagion:
Oneohtrix Point Never "Nothing's Special"

Discover & Listen to Geist Contagion

Geist Contagion on Spotify

Geist Contagion's Signature Track

Geist Contagion on Social Media

@GeistContagion

Geist Contagion's Website

SliceRecords / Bandcamp / Ecoutez
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