Tank and the Bangas

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I couldn’t click away when I stumbled on the Tank and the Bangas this beautiful tangled mixed of Louisiana musicians flexing an eclectic use of sax, flute, ivory tickling and diverse percussion. They are New Orleans jazzy sweet and funky blue stitching in hip-hop, poetic call-and-response storytelling. Tarriona Tank’ Ball has …Continue

Maggie Rogers with “On and Off”

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Off her Album  Now that the Night is Fading”, On and Off” hits 1.9M views on YouTube.  Electro-pop singer Maggie Rogers delivers breathy vocals and over a multi-layered production of atmospheric sounds.  It intertwines with …Continue

Tash Sultana: Finding Her Way Back to Clarity Through Music

 

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According to Busker Stories’ interview on Youtube (link below), Tash Sultana drew crowds as a street performer in Melvin. It was plan to see as people began to fill the sidewalks and stairs to H&M to watch her play. She is a solo-act, multi-instrumentalist. She has been playing since the age of 3 and has taught herself to play up to 10 instruments! It is no wonder she draws a crowd.  Sultana has gone from playing to 4 to 400 people! She describes her sound as “alternative root reggae oak”, mixing live on the spot as she plays for her audience.

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“Tadow”: the Perfect Expression for What’s Going Down at RedBull Studios

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You may have heard the term “stank face”. It’s the expression you make when something is so
good your face twists from sheer enjoyment of what you hear. FKJ and Masego do just that for me with “Tadow”. It’s compromised of a series of improvised overlaying beats and a duo of dueling multi-instrumental-ism.  All I can do is …Continue Reading

Ella Eyre Digging Deeper at Nova Stage

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In this live Nova Stage acoustic set, there are no gimmicks just passionate grit. 
A deep Rhodes coupled with her raw sound is perfect for my soul.   
As she dig(s) a little deeper”, you’re on a journey a soulful, gentle start that 
progresses with a scatty cajón drum.  The dynamic crashes beautifully and picks up again with tempo.
It’s lyrically brutal and honest. It’s… Keep Reading

“Shivers” At Abbey Road

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There’s something about Shivers” that gets down in the soul right away. There’s no distracting glitz of over production.  The ring of the guitar feels honest, vulnerable and wonderfully evocative over  the smooth groove and gentle bounce of the beat.  There’s a mystery in Lewis’ atmospheric approach that  keeps you excitingly uncomfortable  yet with a sense of something somehow familiar. It makes you feel… Keep Reading