Latest Interviews

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    Yuko Araki

    Yuko Araki is a multi-instrumentalist composer based in Tokyo, Japan. She began playing piano as a child and, inspired by the hardcore and metal music she heard in her hometown rehearsal studios, she first joined a band as a teenager. Araki founded the neo-classical noise duo Concierto de la Familia in 2016, as well as playing drums in the Oriental dream-psych band ...

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    Will Brooks of Anguish

    The dark, impossibly intense dirges, industrial noise onslaughts and banshee-like free jazz wailing heard throughout Anguish could be an imposing soundtrack for a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future. This powerhouse, inter-generational offering and RareNoise Records debut brings together an unlikely gathering of members of the New Jersey-based experimental hip-hop group Dälek (rapper Will Brooks, guitarist-keyboardist Mike Mare), the Swedish free jazz group Fire! Orchestra ...

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    Yosi Horikawa

    Yosi Horikawa is a sound creator who incorporates field recordings into music. Hence he uses different sounds from nature and other environments in order to create music. He participated in Red Bull Music Academy Madrid and collaborated with many artists. He released several EPs with different labels and his previous album ‘Vapor’ was praised as best album by The Japan Times and ...

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    Balance Crew

    Balance Crew is the DJ duo behind Sameheads’ infamous TWISTA parties. They only exist in order to amuse each other. Balance Crew’s individual and more worthy musical endeavours however, can be found under their existing monikers L. Zylberberg and dane close. Currently available on Google (and through clicking the hyperlinks). The duo plays Krake Festival’s closing club event at Griessmuehle, starting on ...

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    Brendon Love from The Teskey Brothers

    The Teskey Brothers are a rare musical gem. Honouring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own, the band have received widespread acclaim for their gorgeous debut album Half Mile Harvest. A raw combination of soul and blues, the record has warmed the hearts of listeners everywhere with it’s melancholic, analogue tones. Written by all four ...

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    Magna Pia

    Hüseyin Evirgen aka Magna Pia is a composer, producer and DJ. He is one half of Cassegrain and has been working on his own solo material as Magna Pia since 2016. He studied composition, piano and electronic music at the University of Istanbul and Mozarteum Salzburg and has composed music for theatre, dance performances, and mixed media for almost two decades. After ...

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    Munsha

    Munsha is the alias of Daniela Lunelli, an Italian singer, cellist, sound designer, performer and music educator based in Berlin since 2014. Her double background, as an academic and as a performing musician, has created a style in which the rhythmic grit of rock music nestles and coexists in unconventional harmonic structures; concrete sounds merge into dark wave melodies; harmonic suspensions into ...

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    Georg Nussbaumer

    Georg Nussbaumer is a composer, installation artist and creator of theatre and performance projects. His work includes multilayered operatic works, where installations and machines serve both as scenery and sound sources, operated by performers and musicians who follow precise scores – i.e. the 16-hour Wagner-periphrasis ‘Ringlandschaft mit Bierstrom’. Music, its history and impact and not least its generation is – interlaced with ...

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    Umberto

    Umberto is an artist whose work is distinctly cinematic. Composer Matt Hill’s performances and delicate compositions taken together have the cumulative ability to surprise. Hill, whose Umberto moniker is an homage to director Umberto Lenzi, is an experienced and active film composer, most recently scoring the film All That We Destroy. In addition to film and commercial work, Umberto has released a ...

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    Rory St John

    From early days of hardcore and hard dance, Rory St John’s interest was always focused on producing unique and new sonic spaces, which has taken him through a range of styles and faces over the years. After releasing some records under various pseudonyms, Rory St John is back where he left off, using his birth name and creating rhythmic racket spanning genre ...

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    Laura Mello

    Laura Mello makes music, sound installations and performances exploring the perception of language as sound. She also composes for many media including herself. Ensemble LUX:NM will perform the world premiere of Laura Mello’s new work Pidg In Note Out for saxophone, trombone, accordion, violoncello, piano and electronics at Heroines Of Sound festival 2019’s kick-off on July 12th! FACTS: 1: Leaked chats (revealed ...

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    Tatiana Heuman

    Tatiana Heuman is producer & drummer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. By 2014 Tatiana started developing her own unique style of producing electronic music. After two EPs released in 2014 and 2016, her first album is out in August 2018: ‘QEEI’ released on ASTRO NAUTICO (NY). A multi-layered collection of deconstructed pop songs marked by stuttering percussion, chaotic microsamples, and infectious vocal melodies. ...

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    Oliver Potratz

    Double bass player, composer and electric bass player Oliver Potratz was born in Hamburg, Germany. Since studying classical music and Jazz with John Hollenbeck and Greg Cohen at the Berlin Conservatory, he has played as a sideman and bandleader in over fifty countries and at various jazz festivals all over the globe and played classical solo concerts with several renowned German orchestras. ...

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    Aliénor Dauchez

    Aliénor Dauchez is a visual artist, stage director and the artistic director of music theater company La Cage, which is based in Berlin and Paris. Making her debut as a director with Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and later with Zafraan Ensemble, Il Profondo, Musikfabrik and Les Cris de Paris, Aliénor Dauchez has created music theater forms which integrate visual elements and involve musicians in ...

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    Shimza

    Shimza, a totem figure within South Africa’s music scene and one of the leaders of house music in Africa, is now making global waves with a forthcoming Cadenza Records EP in July, and an impending release on Knee Deep In Sound. This Tembisa-born artist is one of Africa’s most celebrated musicians and is taking his infectious style of “afro-tech” music all over ...

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