Éyal Hai is a young saxophonist from Israel who travlled to New York to pursuit his dream. Éyal Hal, with the help of other musicians and singers he explored and brought together the world of jazz, alternative rock and electronic music. This 6 track album is a beautiful collaboration of passionate musicians, the whole album is a breathtaking ride through ups and downs, such as life. The title of this album is the perfect description of what you´ll find inside…Practicing Catharsis.
Hozier is an irish musician who has released 2 EPs in the last 2 years (Take Me To Church 2013 & From Eden 2014) along with his self titled album which he played to the world at Victoria´s Secret Fashion Show yesterday. Hazier has a bluesy sound accompanied by soulful lyrics spiced with a bit of Rock n Roll. The versatility of his music demonstrates his talent and capacity to interpret a powerful song such as “Take Me To Church” and an acoustic, nostalgic song like “Cherry Wine”. Some artists you just can´t explain how, why or which ways they touch you…but he does that to me. Every note awakens fibres in my body that make me unable to get enough of him.
Telépopmusik is a french electronic trio who has managed to conquer the house music scene. They´ve relased 2 albums and 2 EPs, I believe their first album (Genetic World) is outstanding and is definitely my favorite one. This album sounds to me almost as electronic nature, the elements Telépopmusik use are organic, elegant and unexpected just as nature itself, the perfectly timed beats almost sound like raindrops. Some songs such as “Love Can Damage Your Heart” have classical music in the background accompanying hardcore electronica, this fusion turns out to be addictive.
Recommended songs: “Breathe”, “Love Can Damage Your Heart” and “Close”
Låpsley is a project based in Liverpool, there´s not much info about her but i can say this: I LOVE HER. Her music is super detailed, nostalgic and definitely hypnotic. The magic dark yet sweet electro she works with has captivated me, every song surprises me with new elements and beats.
I found a interview which give us a better insight of who Låpsley is:
Breathtaking project that everyone should know about.
Seinabo Sey is a swedish soul pop singer who is successfully fusioning both genres and bringing SOUL back with a wonderful touch of electronica. Her first single “Younger” is playing in dance floors all around the world, this rapid success took her to the top of international charts. Seinabo Sey released a side EP, Songs For Madeleine, while she works on her first debut album…which im guessing will be released next year.
Agnes is a Danish singer/songwriter, she was raised in a musical environment and therefore has grown up to be a very talented musician. Agnes released her first album Philharmonics in 2010, this powerful album gave her international recognition and gave her prizes such as Best Debut Artist Of The Year and Best Female Artist Of The Year. Her second album Aventine was released in 2013 and there are some rumor about the third one coming out next year.
Her music is a wonderful exquisite combination of classical and contemporary music. Agnes versatility is clear in the way she includes and plays with both styles. Soothing, relaxing, happy music that transport you to a comfort zone, away from chaos, traffic and errands.
“The piano and the singing are two equal things to me – maybe not inseparable but very connected. You can say they are like two equal voices.” Agnes Obel
Crooked Colours is an Australian trio who describe their music as electro-acoustic Synth-tronica. Crooked Colours is a young band they have a few singles and an EP In Your Bones, listen to this youngsters because they will very likely be EVERYWHERE soon.
Their music is laid back and at least makes ME feel good and ready for a chill weekend with friends.
I´m profoundly in love with this Irish songwriter who you might recognise from the movie Once. Glen Hansard dropped out of school when he was 13 and played in the streets of Dublin looking for a future in the music industry. Since then he has recorded 9 albums and many EPs. His voice is sweet and his chords take me to a calm, worry free zone. His musical and vocal talent is beyond doubt.
Julien Doré is a french talented singer -songwriter who rose to fame after winning a french singing reality show in 2007. Since then he has released 3 albums that have been a major success.
His 3 albums are very different from one another. Truth is the first one i don´t really like, I feel there´s a lot going on and an undefined style… but the last two, im in love with. His music is versatile, acoustics, electronica and crazy beats can be found all over his albums. Even though most songs are in french and i cant understand, his scratchy, sensual and tender voice successfully transmits his smooth laid back music style.
His latest single is Chou Wasabi, my favorite song of his so far…i´ve listened to it a thousand times.