Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Altona Connection

17 06 2013

There are those special sounds, special emotions that only those special musical artists can unearth. They always draw you back and shower you in a untouched, sanctified, innocent, glossing, compelling you to believe that is the first time you have heard such a sound. Kollektiv Turmstrasse is one of these sounds, they always seem to enthral and excite. When listening to a song such as “Altona Connection”, there is a depth, a thick abyss that swoops you into it, twisting and turning. You could sit, listen and understand. Or, you could get on your feet and allow your body to dip and weave to the unnerving, continuous throbbing, forcing you into a trance of ferocious movement and joy. Dark and all-encompassing, it certainly won’t disappoint.

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Parov Stelar – Chambermaid Swing

12 06 2013

After a great performance at “The Forum” showcasing his album “The Princess”, I felt obliged to post a Parov Stelar track. For more listings at the forum please see: http://mamacolive.com/theforum/listings/

“Chambermaid Swing” impresses as we see an emulsion of classic smooth swing and grimy undertones, blended to craft a powerful, uplifting, song that just makes you want to get down and dance. The track seems to posses a sense of drama, gripping but simultaneously unshackling your body. There is a tension, a movement, an action. The song is willing you, persuading you to fall into its web of sultry swing, invading you body and mind, to relax and allow the music to take hold.

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Something in the Air – Maya Jane Coles

14 04 2013

A mellow house track from Maya Jane Cole’s ‘Don’t Put Me in Your Box’ EP. Initially it’s easy to be deceived by its gentle softness and minimal construction, yet as you fall under its spell you’ll soon notice the dark underlying tension which hits you like a right hook to the jaw. Beautifully eerie, you can imagine yourself discovering an underwater Atlantis with only a flashlight.

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