Markos Chaidemenos, Alexis Delis, Panagiotis Kostopoulos – Aai (Live) (Spotify)

Markos Chaidemenos, Alexis Delis, Panagiotis Kostopoulos – Aai (Live) (Spotify)

Aai, is a wonderful, performed live with passion live Jazz track from Markos Chaidemenos with contributions of Alexis Delis and Panagiotis Kostopoulos, recorded/mixed with clarity and delivering a colorful pallette of emotions.

Markos Chaidemenos Is a Jazz musician who discovered his love for piano at the age of 16 (2005) and his passion for jazz piano at the age of 22. Although he earned his first bachelor at Informatics & Telecommunications in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, he never worked at this field. After he mastered the classical piano in Athina Conservatory he completed his Jazz piano studies in 2,5 years at Athina Conservatory. Finally, he received a master degree in Jazz Performance after graduating from Ionian University of Corfu and that exact year (2016) he recorded his first album Remains (Live) at the radio show “Jazz in the City”.His inspirations growing up as a Jazz musician was mainly from the traditional jazz scene. Oscar Peterson played a major role such as Chick Corea and Mulgrew Miller.

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shigar – Make up Your Mind (Spotify)

shigar – Make up Your Mind (Spotify)

Makeup your mind is a song straight out of the debut album of Shigar expressing in a passionate way through tickling harmonic keys and jazzy vocals his real life experiences of pain, joy, all mood shades.
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Any Gama – The Bunker Session: Running Ahead feat. AntiMatterHorns (Video)

Running Ahead is an original by Any Gama. It’s the first song we ever rehearsed, performed and recorded. A sweeping dynamic jazz fusion number, reminiscent of Snarky Puppy’s “Lingus”, it’s always our show opener and it always gets the crowd going. This time we took it to Bunker Studios in Brooklyn NY and recorded it live with 14 musicians, including a horn section powerhouse for which we collaborated with our friends from all-brass band AntiMatterHorns. The mixing and mastering was done by 14 times Grammy Award winning sound engineer Andreas K. Meyer.

Any Gama is a New York based, internationally faced, multicultural jazz fusion and world music group. We believe in speaking to everyone in the world with the language of music, and creating a conversation in that language using the tradition of jazz improvisation. We bring a message of peace and unity, because as long as we can all enjoy music and respect our cultural similarities and differences through it, we are all equal as human beings on this planet.
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Kawasaki Meltdown – DTS (Spotify)

Kawasaki Meltdown – DTS
(Spotify)

Kawasaki Meltdown – DTS (Spotify)

Kawasaki Meltdown has been unleashing high-power speedy brassy funk on the Japan since forming in Kawasaki-City in 2019. The intensity of the band’s energy is fueled by their desire to share the healing and inspirational power of music with others. That power has resonated with audiences around the globe. Kawasaki Meltdown maintains a regular schedule playing on Kawasaki Street. The band members are also committed to other bands, music education and backing band for many artists.

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.

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"

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