Music Genre

Christoph Sebastian Pabst – Nautilus (Spotify)

“Regardless your mood, there's always some suitable music outhere to offer the best gift for your ears. This time we have found "Christoph Sebastian Pabst" and his track "Nautilus"; a special diamond of soothing Downtempo soundscapes. Full of peace and harmony. A short trip to the heavens.”

-Nagamag.com

Nautilus is a beautiful spherical chillout track with felt piano, guitar and unconventional beat.

Peter Aries Interview on Nagamag

Electronica

Photo by Huba Adorjan


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

Peter Aries:
I'm quite "genre-fluid", but I mostly identify myself with electronic genres such as synthwave and trance, which is why I chose "This is the 80s" as my signature track. I do however mix in other genres, and have been incorporating quite a bit of classical themes in some of my tracks. Which for me made it feel quite natural to try out a classical only themed release. Thus "Stories" came to be.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Peter Aries:
I've been playing the piano since I was 10 and I started making music on the family's first computer when I was 14 (I used Fasttracker back then). My first official (or known rather) release was in 2006, an EP called "Finally" which was only released on CD. Since then I've released over 100 tracks in various genres and styles. I've mostly worked by myself, but I have also made some collaborations with artists such as MarsTv and Social Ambitions. My most streamed track of all times is currently "When All Things End", a collaboration I did with the very talented vocalist and artist Karin My. She has recently released a new album, so definitely go check it out.
Unfortunately the music doesn't pay the bills yet, so I work as a product manager as my daily job. I have great colleagues and it's quite a challenging job. I still feel like I learn new things every day. However, if money was not an issue, if I'd have to choose occupation between music creation and product management, music would win every day of the week. :)


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

Peter Aries:
For sure. It was at my day care, when I was 4 or 5 years old. Someone played Super Mario Bros 1 on Nintendo while at the same time someone else played something on a keyboard in the room. I thought the sounds I heard were so incredibly cool that it sparked something within me. So there and then I knew I just had to play the synth when I got old enough. So it's my one true call in life you could say.


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

Peter Aries:
Vangelis "Tears in Rain"


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

Peter Aries:
Pylot "The Return"

Discover & Listen to Peter Aries

Peter Aries on Spotify

Peter Aries' Signature Track

Peter Aries on Social Media

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Peter Aries' Website

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Mythos Interview on Nagamag

Electronica

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

Mythos:
Mythos is electro-acoustic music featuring beats, synth, acoustic guitar, piano and vocalese. Mythos was signed with new age label Higher Octave Music during the 1990s and early 2000s.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Mythos:
For 25 years, Mythos has been creating timeless, ethereal music fusing electronic beats with vocalese, piano, acoustic guitar, synths and sounds from around the world. 2021 marks the 25th Anniversary for the duo of Bob D’Eith (producer and piano) and Paul Schmidt (acoustic guitar) with special guest performances from Jennifer Scott (vocals), Jasmin Parkin (vocals), Rene Worst (bass), Pepe Danza, (percussion), Niko Quintal (percussion) and many others.
Bob’s father spent many years trying to convince him to work with his brother’s talented friend Paul. When Bob was trying to create music for film and television, he teamed up with Paul to co-write together. As Bob and Paul started producing music and working with Vancouver session players Jennifer Scott and Rene Worst, it became apparent that they had created something special. Mythos was born. In 1996, Mythos released the “Introspection” EP independently. The first single “November Dance” (in instrumental dance track with no lyrics) was released and much to the surprise of the artists became a commercial radio hit and retail success. “Introspection” went on to win a WCMA Award and was nominated for a JUNO Award. “Introspection” was picked up by a Bay area label entitled XDOT25 and released internationally.

The second release “Iridescence” was released briefly in Canada, however Max Amadi from XDOT25 pitched Mythos to the Malibu based label Higher Octave (Virgin/EMI0). Max’s suggestion of the pairing of Mythos with the brilliant fine artist Gil Bruvel led Higher Octave to release the 16 track self-titled “Mythos” (1998) that went on to be released in 33 countries and sell in the high five figures. Hot on the heels of the success of “Mythos”, Higher Octave released “Reality of a Dreamer” (2000) and “Eternity” (2002). Mythos spent years in the Billboard charts and was added to many essential compilations in the time. Mythos was also used for “Victoria’s Secret” Cannes runway production during this time. Mythos won a second WCMA award during this period.

Once Higher Octave merged with their parent label, Mythos moved over to Alula Records/Allegro (Oregon) releasing “Purity” (2006) for the world less Canada that was retained by Adagio Music/Pacific Music/Warner. For a few years, Paul went to Korea to teach English and Bob developed his career building Music BC (a non-profit music industry association) and his entertainment law practice. In 2012, Bob and Paul re-united for the album “Journey” released through Adagio Music/IODA (2013). In 2014, Adagio Music released a “best of” series of Mythos tracks including a special Vinyl release. A new Album “Journey” (2018) was released on Adagio/The Orchard.

2021 is Mythos’ 25th Anniversary and this year we are pleased to release “XXV” a 14-track album including 5 new tracks and 9 fully remastered classics. The lead-off single “Legacy” featuring Cam Blake (Bob’s son and Indie Rock artist in his own right), uses progressive rock and electronic elements and was produced with returning performances by Jennifer Scott and Rene Worst. “Fly Away” is going to please many Mythos fans, getting back to Mythos’ musical roots. “Bonum et Malum” explores the dichotomy between good and evil, sadness and joy. “Progression” is a piece that evolves through the addition of ever complex melodies, all woven together into a tapestry of sound. “Recuerdos de la Alahambra” originally composed by Francisco Tárrega and arranged for guitar and strings by Mythos, features a beautiful classical guitar performance by Paul Schmidt. The balance of the tracks (November Dance, Brazil, Planinata, Alchemy, Ascent, Icarus, Surrender, Eros and Spiritus) are a selection of Mythos’ most enduring tracks from previous albums fully remastered for the digital environment.

Mythos continues to have a large following around the world with over 2 Million streams a year from over 90 countries.


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

Mythos:
From Bob. In pre-school my teacher recognized my rhythm while playing toy drums. I was very fortunate to have had amazing mentors when I was young who inspired my love of music. This has lasted my entire life.


Nagamag:
What is special this year?

Mythos:
2021 is the 25th Anniversary for Mythos. Bob D'Eith and Paul Schmidt have been partners in this amazing project for all this time, creating timeless, ethereal music that defies genre.


Nagamag:
Why do you think that the project has lasted so long?

Mythos:
From Bob, for me it is a question of balance. If I am not creating, I don't feel alive. Mythos has given both Paul and me a great outlet for our expressions over the years. I really cherish that.


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

Mythos:
Miles Davis "So What"


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

Mythos:
Enigma "Return to Innocence"

Discover & Listen to Mythos

Mythos on Spotify

Mythos' Signature Track

Mythos on Social Media

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Mythos' Website

www.mythosmusic.com

Matan Arkin Interview on Nagamag

Electronica

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

Matan Arkin:
A mix of Folk and Electronic


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Matan Arkin:
Drummer,dj,pianist


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

Matan Arkin:
Bach, Minuet


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

Matan Arkin:
Dino Valenti "Children of the Sun"


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

Matan Arkin:
Thom Yorke "The Eraser"

Discover & Listen to Matan Arkin

Matan Arkin on Spotify

Matan Arkin's Signature Track

Matan Arkin's Website

soundcloud.com/matan-arkin

Dizzytronic, Conscious Entity Sound – Change Up the Loop (Spotify)

“Supersonic track that hits you like a bullet and shakes your brain. Groovy and wicked loops binded together with absolutely smooth transitions. All along with selectively written lyrics raise the artistic level at the top. If you're into Hip Hop, this is a must!”

-Nagamag.com

The tronik way for a dizzying trip

Produced by Dizzytronic
Vocals by Conscious Entity Sound

www.cesound.com/​

Martin Herzberg, Decto – Sails (Decto Rework) (Spotify)

“How much happiness can be expressed in three minutes? Infinite light via melodic waves of sound. Superb mix of electronic samples and piano dominating notes from a dedicated artist.”

-Nagamag.com

MARTIN HERZBERG – SAILS DECTO REWORK

In den letzten Jahren war ich immer wieder mit Momenten großer Unsicherheit konfrontiert. Große Entscheidungen musste gefällt werden. Wo und wie möchte ich in Zukunft leben? Single oder Beziehung? Karriere oder Besinnlichkeit. Egal für welchen Weg man sich entscheiden, es bleibt eine Reise ins Ungewisse.

Die “Sails” Reworks besingen die Zuversicht, mit der wir uns durch nebelige Zeiten bewegen. Ein Stück über Vertrauen, auch in Momenten in denen wir nicht nach den Sternen navigieren zu können. Wenn die Sicht getrübt ist, weil unser Schiff durch diese Nebelwand gleitet und wir nicht wissen wo der Wind uns hinträgt. Wenn ein Sturm uns packt und wir uns in starken Wogen an die Brüstung klammern. Nicht wissend ob der morgige Tag uns wieder Sonnenlicht schenkt.
Doch es herrscht keine Panik an Bord. Denn wir bewegen uns aus eigener Kraft und wissen, der Sturm wird abebben. Auf den Nebel folgt die Klarheit. Freie Sicht für den Rest unseres Weges und ein bestärkendes, erfüllendes Gefühl ergreift uns, wenn sich unsere Segel in ihrer vollen Pracht zurück in den Wind setzen und unser Schiff wieder Fahrt aufnimmt.

Release Highlights

Die “Sails” Reworks besingen die Zuversicht, mit der wir uns durch nebelige Zeiten bewegen. Ein Stück über Vertrauen, auch in Momenten in denen wir nicht nach den Sternen navigieren zu können. Wenn die Sicht getrübt ist, weil unser Schiff durch diese Nebelwand gleitet und wir nicht wissen wo der Wind uns hinträgt. Doch auf den Nebel folgt die Klarheit. Freie Sicht für den Rest unseres Weges und ein bestärkendes, erfüllendes Gefühl ergreift uns, wenn sich unsere Segel in ihrer vollen Pracht zurück in den Wind setzen und unser Schiff wieder Fahrt aufnimmt.

MARTIN HERZBERG – SAILS DECTO REWORK (ENGLISH)

The „Sails“ Reworks want to enforce the confidence with which we go through foggy times. A piece of trust, also in those moments when we cannot navigate by the stars. When the view becomes murky, because our ship glides through this fog and we do not know where the wind is taking us. When the storm assails us and we hold on to the gunwale in strong waves, unaware if the morning sunlight will touch us again.

However, no panic reigns on board, since our movement comes from our own strength and we know that the storm will calm down. After the fog a clear view follows and for the rest of our way and an encouraging, deeply rewarding feeling grows that catches us when our sail goes back in the wind in all its magnificence and our ship eventually picks up speed again.

Release Highlights

The „Sails“ Reworks want to enforce the confidence with which we go through foggy times. A piece of trust, also in those moments when we cannot navigate by the stars. However, no panic reigns on board, since our movement comes from our own strength and we know that the storm will calm down.

www.instagram.com/herzbergspiano

Martin Herzberg (ENGLISH)

Martin Herzberg, pianist and song writer, is moving with his music in a new direction. Instead of a record company he simply has his good friends, his piano and the internet. Martin says he has become known through "the right decisions, for the right people".

Martin studied musicology in his hometown Berlin and afterwards started to tour Germany passionately since 2012. He hired a good friend as concert manager and is accompanied by cello and lately his own string ensemble. With his camera man, a childhood friend, he shoots music videos that just capture the heart. 10 years down the line he has 25 million views on YouTube, and over 100.000 Facebook/Instagram fans and is capable of filling concert halls throughout Germany, Austria and Switzlerland. And still: his best friends are with him on the road.

Martin’s music touches your soul and allows you to escape in contemplation. He has been influenced by composers such as Ludovico Einaudi and Yann Tiersen, inspiring him with their soundtracks to „The intouchables“ and „ The fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain “, creating a wide audience for this special kind of the piano music. Martin introduces his personal touch and unites stirring soundtracks with vivid pop elements. This is why Martin's music doesn’t need a film to move you as the music itself is like the soundtrack to your own life.

Martin Herzberg (GERMAN)

Martin macht bewegende Klaviermusik zum Davonträumen, Nachdenken und sich Dahintreiben lassen. Beeinflusst wurde er von Komponisten wie Ludovico Einaudi oder Yann Tiersen, die mit ihrer Filmmusik zu „Ziemlich Beste Freunde“ und „Die Fabelhafte Welt der Amelie“ ein breites Publikum für diese besondere Art der Klaviermusik begeistern konnten. Martin kreiert seine ganz eigene Note, indem bewegende Piano-New Classic mit eingängig-emotionalen Motiven verschmilzt. Deutscher Gesang mit selbstgeschrieben Texten erweitert sein Klavier-Repertoire. Die Herzberg-Musik braucht keinen Film, um zu berühren. Sie klingt wie der Soundtrack zum eigenen Leben.

Bekannt wurde Martin Herzberg durch „die richtigen Entscheidungen für die richtigen Menschen“, wie er sagt. Er studierte Musikwissenschaft in Berlin und promovierte zum Thema „Musiker im Wettbewerb um Aufmerksamkeit im Internet“. Anschließend setzte er das Gelernte in die Tat um. Mithilfe seiner besten Freunde und Kollegen entwickelte er Ideen, um seine Musik auf die Bühnen dieser Welt zu bringen. Er engagierte eine Konzertmanagerin und lässt sich bis heute von befreundeten Gastmusikern unterstützen. Zusammen mit seinem Buddelkastenfreund und Kameramann dreht Martin Musikvideos, die ins Herz gehen. Nach wenigen Jahren hat er bereits über 20 Millionen Plays auf YouTube, über 100.000 Facebook-, Instagram- und Youtubefollower und die Möglichkeit, in ganz Deutschland Konzertsäle zu füllen.

Die Reise geht weiter und weiter: Mittlerweile gibt es zwei Tourneen pro Jahr, die immer auch unsere Nachbarländer Österreich und die Schweiz einschließen. 2020 hat er zudem sein fünftes Album „Stars“ veröffentlicht, das in den Babelsberg-Studios mit komplettem Streicher-Ensemble aufgenommen wurde. Nachdem nun feststeht, dass alle geplanten Konzerte im Jahr 2020 nicht stattfinden, sollen diese ab Herbst 2021 an bessonder schönen Orten zelebriert werden. Ein absolutes Highlight sind Konzerte in der Philharmonie Berlin, der Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, oder der Liederhalle in Stuttgart. Mit dabei sind weiterhin all jene, die Martin von Anfang an begleitet haben. Diese traumhaften Bedingungen an traumhaften Orten lassen die Herzberg-Musik auch lange nach dem Konzertende noch weiterklingen.

www.martinherzberg.com/

Dardust x Benny Benassi – WITHIN ME (Radio Edit) (Video)

“Enjoy the fresh work of Dardust, which has all you need to relax while staying active at the same time. Progressive, electronic, soft and mesmerizing melodies form the basic core of this stunning result. Congratulations!”

-Nagamag.com

– “Within Me” unites two very different Italian artists whose combined talents have created something even greater than the sum of their parts. Dardust collides the worlds of minimalist piano composition and ambient electronica, a mix that simultaneously echoes Max Richter, Philip Glass and Aphex Twin. Meanwhile, no introduction is needed for Grammy award-winner Benny Benassi, the electro house pioneer who regularly packs festivals and amasses millions of streams all over the world.

The result is something refreshingly different yet entirely in tune with their backgrounds. “Within Me” opens with Dardust’s captivating piano, which captures a melody as immediately infectious as anything from the world of pop while expressing an atmosphere both beautiful and evocative. Set alone, it’s serene, but Benny Benassi’s dynamic drops and restless beats fire it into the dancefloor. What follows is two artists challenging each other to reach new heights, both weaving between and complementing each other’s creativity. Listen HERE.

Dardust commented, ““Within me” is the opposite side of “Without You”, the most intimate and romantic track of the latest album “Storm and Drugs”. When I met Benny, we decided to contaminate it with his own world, looking out for something that would create an even stronger contrast with the original version. The song that came out of that could be considered as “Melodic Techno”, a romantic and magical club track that exasperates the simplicity and outrightness of the original version.”

Benny Benassi added, “I’ve always appreciated Dardust’s magical touch as a pianist and as a producer, so when the idea of making a progressive track together with a melodic piano part came about I was really excited to do it. It was amazing we were able to film it in the empty Verona Arena during the lockdown, too. That was a crazy experience!”

Dardust always wanted to push boundaries in music. Classically trained from a young age, his passion for music was equally inspired by everything from Kraftwerk to Underworld. He became a sought-after producer, scoring countless Platinum records and 500 million streams for his work with internationally successful Italian artists such as Mahmood, Sfera Ebbasta, Jovanotti and Ghali.

Throughout this era, one idea remained constant: could he reinvent classical music with an intergalactic vibe in a similar way to how David Bowie reimagined pop? It’s something he’s strived to achieve, from his debut album 7 in 2015 to last year’s ambitious S.A.D. Storm And Drugs (Artist First/Sony Music Masterworks), which set 18th-century classical piano within the 90s Manchester club scene.

In a career spanning thirty years, the iconic Benny Benassi has risen from an underground club DJ to a multi-million-selling producer. He shot to international success in 2003 with “Satisfaction”, a global hit that peaked at #2 in the UK with the help of an unforgettable video. That star status was confirmed with the release of his debut album, “Hypnotica”.

Since then, Benassi has accomplished countless major achievements. His tracks, such as the Chris Brown collab “Beautiful People” and “Cinema” (with Gary Go) reached huge audiences as he became a major attraction at Coachella, EDC, Ultra, Tomorrowland and countless others. He earned a Grammy for his remix of Public Enemy’s “Bring The Noise” and another when Skrillex remixed “Cinema”. He remains an in-demand collaborator and remixer for a new wave of major artists, including Lil Yachty, Yxng Bane and Jeremih.

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Macrowave Interview on Nagamag

Electronica

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

Macrowave:
Electronica, Dark Synthwave, Darksynth, Epic Cinematic


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Macrowave:
My journey started 10 years ago, when I published my first track on Soundcloud. At this time I did not care much about song structure or any other technical aspect, I just loved creating music that tells a story, and was already inspired by dark atmospheres.
I released a first unsigned EP in 2012 and a second one the next year on Badd Records. With the help of the label, I started playing live shows in France with my friends Hantise (aka Elevn and Coldforms now), and it was a great experience that I'll never forget. After the last remix I made for the Tokyoite Naeleck, I wanted to take time for myself and work on my own album, which would be more cinematic and less club oriented.


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

Macrowave:
It has no link to electronic music, but I think the band that inspired me the most to play music at first was Nirvana. I started to play bass and learned almost of all their songs, then started to play with other people. Then, my love for music composition started, and I never stopped!


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

Macrowave:
Stray Cats "Stray Cat Strut"


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

Macrowave:
Vitalic "Trahison"

Discover & Listen to Macrowave

Macrowave on Spotify

Macrowave's Signature Track

Macrowave on Social Media

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Macrowave's Website

www.macrowavemusic.com/

Tania Vinokur Interview on Nagamag

Electronica

Photo by Oded Levent


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

Tania Vinokur:
Crossover, electronica, pop, world, fusion, ethnic


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Tania Vinokur:
Tania Vinokur, Virtuoso Violinist is all over the globe and has created a sound signature second to none.
Born in Moldova, Tania started life in music at age of 5. Moving to Israel young Tania found a world of musical flavours. Israel is a cultural melting pot.
Tania's mesmerising performance draws the inspiration for her music from Sephardic, Ethnic, Classical, Electronic and Pop music. As a trained dancer, vocalist and a drummer, at first note Tania raises her energy to heaven in a unique performance, a violin virtuoso is revealed, alongside a charismatic, captivating and magnetic theatrical presence.
In recent years, Tania has performed in Europe, North and Latin America, Thailand and Cuba, and recently at the TEDx Jaffa event where she received an ovation for the most original performance that simultaneously combines dancing and violin playing.


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

Tania Vinokur:
I was born to a musical family and my first love moment with music was when i took my moms violin and tried to make sounds. Shortly after I started learning the violin craft and dancing- when i was 3 years old, and a few years later to invent my own melodies. This was love at first sight...Finding my own unique sound, artistry and voice, and bringing it to the world the way i wan to took some time and i think it will always be a part of my journey.


Nagamag:
what style is your music?

Tania Vinokur:
I've been asked this question whole my life, but since i'm a violinist, composer, dancers, was born in Moldova, immigrated to Israel when i was 8 , but then traveled the world - I find inspiration in every style of music. I don't see the boundaries, the opposite, I look for the fusion point of styles, to bring something new to the sound and composition that haven't been combined yet. Ive released songs, instrumental music, electronic tracks and i keep enjoying more more new combinations.


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

Tania Vinokur:
Prince "Purple rain"


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

Tania Vinokur:
Lindsey Stirling Roundtable Rival

Discover & Listen to Tania Vinokur

Tania Vinokur on Spotify

Tania Vinokur's Signature Track

Tania Vinokur on Social Media

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Tania Vinokur's Website

taniaviolin.com

Dr.Chaos74 – Prana (Spotify)

“Dr.Chaos74 strikes with a powerful track. Carefully composed Drum & Bass with a mystic touch. Full of tripping loops, fat beat, rich percussion and lyric effects. Quite possible to become addicted to "Prana"!”

-Nagamag.com

DnB version of a famous Mantra for Ashtanga Yoga

Dr.Chaos74 is a musician and producer from Austria, who covers many genres of electronical music, reaching from House, Lo-Fi, Chill to Dubstep and Drum and Base. It´s specific for him, to move between the Styles. So this is what you also will experience, when you visit hist Spotify-Profile. Feel free to listen to his melodic, but also very dynamic tracks cycling between relaxation, tension and excitement.

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