Music Genre

Alewine – Hallucinations (Spotify)

“The broken rhythms of Trip-Hop, vocals that penetrate like water into all corners of our consciousness and the magical, trance-inducing name Hallucinations. An unforgettable journey to the worlds of Alewine.”

“Ломаные ритмы Trip-Hop, вокал, который проникает словно вода во все уголки нашего сознания и магическое, вводящее в состояние транса название Hallucinations. Незабываемое путешествие в миры Alewine.”

-Nagamag.com

Arkanna Interview on Nagamag

Trip-Hop

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

Arkanna:
At the moment, I would say electronica, trip-hop, downtempo, chill, sometimes with world elements.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Arkanna:
I grew up in a musical family. With musicians on both my parents sides. I was brought up listening to Rock n Roll, Motown, Soul and everything in between. The UK charts were always on in my house growing up, hearing bands of the 80's like Bronski Beat, The Human League and The Cure. Also often, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and my Mums favourite, Rod Stewart.
When I was a teenager, I loved Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, The Doors, Nirvanna and lots of dance music like Beats international, The Source, Technotronic and 808 State.

I first picked up the guitar at age twenty one. At the time I started going clubbing and loved progressive house back then and all the chillout stuff around at that time. Before this I was more into drawing and painting as my creative outlet. A number of years later I started writing my own songs and played a few acoustic gigs. I was listening to bands like Morcheeba, Beth Orton, Faithless, Massive Attack,Lamb, Portishead, The Chemical Brothers, The Future Sound Of London, Bjork, PJ Harvey and Leftfield.

Soon I met my partner, who was an MC in a Drum n Bass band at the time, and as a DJ he introduced me to a lot of breakbeat, Techno, Hip Hop and DnB. He introduced me to my first production software and I was hooked.

I started to teach myself production developing my acoustic tracks into a more electronic sound. I put a few of my first productions online. In 2009 I was offered work with London based techno/breaks producers, Elite Force and Meat Katie, recording vocals for 'Fire's Still Burnin' on their Dustbowl EP, released on U&A Recordings.

While still working on my own productions, I was also writing and recording music as part of a collective called Timeshade. This brought about a release in 2010 in which my vocals featured on Bambook's track 'off the system' feat Arkanna, the vocals taken from one of the Timeshade songs.

Later, I collaborated with producers from Nomad Records based in Italy, on a three track EP. It was never officially finished due to some problems within the label at the time. You can listen to 'Love is Timeless', on soundcloud, which is one of the tracks from that EP.

Finally by 2017 I felt happy enough with my own music production to begin independently releasing my music, the first of which was 'All This Time'.

My latest release 'Wonder Cloud' has been supported on BBC music Introducing in Scotland and recently remixed by the very talented Side Liner.


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

Arkanna:
I have always loved music as far back as I can remeber. I was always singing when I was a child. I was given my first keyboard when I was 10 and remember writing lyrics to the songs I made up on it. The Casio SA-1, I thought it was so cool lol. I actually found one a few years ago in a charity shop. I had to buy it haha.
Music for me is about my connection to the unknown mystery, the all or whatever you want to call it or see it as. It is my healer, my passion and a tool for self- reflection and discovery.


Nagamag:
What are your plans for the near future?

Arkanna:
I am currently finishing my EP and plan to develope and release a lot of the music I have written over the past few years, as well as all my current material. I'm also collaborating on a track for another artists forthcoming album, more details on that in the very near future.


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?

Arkanna:
Ane Brun "All My Tears"


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

Arkanna:
Massive Attack "Teardrop"

Discover & Listen to Arkanna

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On the Horizon – Koresma x edapollo (Video)

“How often do you think that life is a stream of endless impulses, headed by her Majesty through music. ‘On the Horizon’ invites you to immerse yourself in your sonic vibrations.”

“Как часто вы задумываетесь о том, что жизнь – это поток бесконечных импульсов, во главе которых её величество музыка. ‘On the Horizon’ предлагает вам погрузиться с головой в свои звуковые вибрации.”

-Nagamag.com

On the Horizon’ is the second track from Koresma & edapollo’s new EP. The tune contrasts the first single by delving into a pool of downtempo bliss. ‘On the Horizion’ features detailed guitar layering, ear candy synths, fresh vocal cuts, and a blend of textures arranged around the pulsating and hypnotic rhythms.

Naturally all this external influence came as a strong motivator to create some positive music that reflects on the past events as well as how our actions can impact the future of our environment. To push this further, both producers will be splitting the Bandcamp revenue for the first month of sales between two charities supporting fire relief in Australia and California. The charities are:

www.wwf.org.au/contact-us
www.calfund.org/wildfire-relief-fund/

Noé Solange – Bound (Spotify)

“-Noé Solange- with her new song -Bound- , the opener of her new same titled album, invite us to her ethereal vocal style through minimal assets of beats and harmonies, which are the right one into this laid back trip hop. Giving the right space to enjoy the dreamy places the vocal atmosphere engages here. ”

-Nagamag.com

The track explores the topic of toxic infatuation, contemplation and freedom. The chorus depicts escaping someone’s toxic nature, through words such as “ice melting thin, which you let me sink into” and “warmth coming in, when I float up without you”.

The rhythmic backdrop of sinister synths and shards of silvery electronics with Noé Solange’s serene tones depict a search for light amidst the darkness.

noesolange.bandcamp.com/

Noé Solange is a London based producer, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist that delves into the realm of downtempo electronica. From her Dutch/Indonesian heritage and being raised around the world, Noé pulls cultural threads from her upbringing that she blends with electronic elements and harmonic vocals to create a rich tapestry of sounds.

www.instagram.com/noe_solange/

Blue Psyche – Common Theme (Spotify)

“Blue Psyche with their new single Common Theme under Peace Dragon Records imprint, introduce us through their early funky vibes to more loungish atmosphere, with an elegant minimal groove and sensual abundant vocals, music that flows softly in a good laid back mood. ”

-Nagamag.com

The music of London based psychedelic indie band Blue Psyche takes you on a journey of colourful astral sonics that resonate with the dark and experimental ambience of Trip-Hop.

With influences from the likes of Morcheeba and Portishead, their' debut single, "Common Theme" emerges from the obscurity of trip hop, mutating in vivid harmony, warm, reverb drowned vocals with florid guitar and keys, making the distinctive sound of Blue Psyche.

Celest Lamberti, lead singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer paired with Otto Kampa, saxophonist, drummer, and multi-instrumentalist, and Flynn Mulcahy, lyricist, poet and bass player make for a great listen. Theo Hayes also features on this song, playing keys.

www.bluepsychemusic.com/

www.instagram.com/bluepsychemusic/

Oriel Poole – Scream (Video)

“Though a rich downtempo layering on first seconds, Scream by Oriel Poole, steps further to nostalgic trip hop shades, through dreamy vocals with deep nostalgic shades, yet the sound design keeps giving the right emotion impact to each turn, with rich drums and atmospheres. Wonderful song!”

-Nagamag.com

LA-based electro-soul siren Oriel Poole returns with her new single “Scream”. Produced by Max Savage, the trip-hop-leaning track sets her mesmeric, R&B-tinged vocals against an ornate bed of striking synths, shuffling breakbeats and orchestral instrumentation to make for bold, experimental results.

“Scream” is the half-British, half-Pinay singer’s fourth offering this year, following on from the exquisite electro-pop numbers “Freedom”, “Shadow Wall” and “Warrior”. Having already attracted a committed following with electronic hits like the Lotus collaboration “Anti-Gravity” – which has garnered over 1.6 million streams – and the downtempo Thriftworks production “Someone”, Oriel’s artistry has really come into its own in recent years, with her eye-popping, self-directed aesthetics reflecting her expertise in design and architecture.

Described by Oriel as a “cathartic release”, the cinematic new single is a welcome slice of escapism amidst a global period of disarray, arriving mid-pandemic while anticipation for the US presidential election result reaches a fever pitch. Wrapping up a prolific year for the emergent musician, “Scream” sets the tone for what’s to come from Oriel Poole, with plenty more in the pipelines.

Oriel Poole explains the inspiration behind the new song:

“Syncopated rhythms, powerful drums, infectious guitar, cinematic strings, finished with orchestral vocal harmonies – “Scream” is a league of its own. And from a songwriting standpoint, this is one of my best yet – depicting a fractured relationship on the verge of meltdown.”

“The intensity of this song lands at an appropriate time, as the collective intensity of the nation builds toward the election, dropping right before Halloween. On a global scale, this energy runs a parallel to so much of what humanity is experiencing, facing the chaos both within and around, as we stand in the eye of the storm. What a perfect time to let out that cathartic release and SCREAM!”

Obsqure Interview on Nagamag

Trip-Hop


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

Obsqure:
I would say a mixture of downtempo, chill-out, some future garage vibes, Trip-hop with an oriental touch.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Obsqure:
i had a few years of music theory when i was a kid. i also was a cello player. i didn't follow up the line because of my studies and sports. At some time i had to choose between being a professional swimmer and a musician. i went for swimming but i have never really stopped listening to music and digging very deep into it. i remember listening to different kind of music on the radio and trying to dismantle every track even though i wasn't into music composition yet, i had my own way of listening individually to the sounds and different tracks in a song. i was already analyzing songs structures and melodies without even knowing it.
i remember getting a trial version of FL Studio (Called Fruity Loops Studio at that time) in a CD-Rom. i was 11 years old and very curious. And that's where the story begins.
i went by different nicknames, the normal curriculum of any artist i guess, i composed different music styles mainly House Music and groovy stuff like Tech-House, Deep-House and Progressive House. i began afterward looking for a specific artistic identity and things lead me to what i am doing now.


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

Obsqure:
i grew up in a musical atmosphere, listening to vast amount of varied music. i am also brother to a music teacher and a nephew to a couple of drummers. i had to be in the music industry by any means.


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?

Obsqure:
Reflekt Feat. Delline Bass "Need To Feel Loved"


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

Obsqure:
Massive Attack "Antistar"

Discover & Listen to Obsqure

Obsqure on Spotify

Obsqure's Signature Track

Obsqure on Social Media

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Obsqure's Website

Cosmicleaf.com/Obscure
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