Favourite West Coast Pop Band from the late 70s to the early 80s. They all were successful studio musicians in LA and later get famous with the band Mr. Mister. Super nice track from their album “Future Streets” Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong.
Who's Right, Who's Wrong
Monsieur Mo Rio – There Isn’t Any Truth
Beautiful 60s inspired song by our studio neighbour in Stuttgart who also runs a bar and concert venue. His music takes me closer to all the 60s music I love.
Monsieur Mo Rio - There Isn't Any Truth
She Lies – Changing our Life
Released this year on our label exlove records. One guy from Rework with his two friends from Berlin. Still enjoy it.
She Lies - Changing Our Life
Amy Winehouse – October Song
Amy is always there for me. When times get rough or when I am high on life. This is one of the first songs that learned to play on guitar and sing. I love the picture that she paints with her words. Her lyricism is just mesmerizing. Beautiful, more on a joyful side melody makes triste lyrics sound light and untroubled.
Amy Winehouse - October Song - Frank
Paul Anka – Steel Guitar And A Glass Of Wine
I heard this song in a little store in Latvia. I still had few minutes till my bus, and it suddenly started raining outside and as always I didn’t have an umbrella on me. As soon as I entered the store, this lovely song was playing. I was enjoying it so much, doing a little imaginary dance in my mind, that I nearly forgot to Shazam it. So glad I did.
Paul Anka - Steel Guitar And A Glass Of Wine
Rizzle Kicks – Earl Grey
I stumbled upon Rizzle around 8 years ago on a Russian Platform Vkontakte. It is kinda like the Russian version of Facebook where you could also listen to free music and watch movies and series. I love the honesty and simplicity in his lyrics. I tend to like in general a lot of British rappers and singers, but he is one of my favourites. He sets a good example for the new generation with his topics and his train of thought. And of course, I love Earl Grey Tea, so this song was my fav for some time now.
Rizzle Kicks - Earl Grey
Sampha: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
I can’t tell how many hundreds of times I have listened to this video. Showed most of my family members and friends. It is just pure soul food. You can feel the intimacy that he experiences playing and singing his songs. I always get goosebumps from his powerful voice. He brings me into here and now with his sound.
Sampha: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Todd Terje – Inspector Norse Best Live Version
This is probably the best disco instrumental ever. It puts a smile o my face every time I hear it. Love the live performance with the dancers.
Todd Terje - Inspector Norse Best Live Version
Roedelius, Arnold Kasar – Rolling
Beautiful contemporary piano music. Written in A major not minor. It’s hard to find modern piano music that is not melancholic. Voilà!
Roedelius, Arnold Kasar - Rolling (Music Video)
OMD – Electricity (Live 1981)
OMD always had the sense for melodies that are simple but catchy at the same time. Recently bought a new vinyl copy of “The Best Of OMD”. The old one is worn out.
Electricity (Live 1981) - OMD
Sceti – Feel Alive (Exlove)
Scetinina is a former ballet dancer at the Stuttgarter Ballet, and now an accomplished vocalist. She fronts this powerful new outfit which is produced by Playhouse and Exlove artists Rework aka Daniel Varga & Michael Kuebler. Between them, they cook up a unique vibe that straddles the lines between disco, new wave, indie, electro and synthpop. They do so with vintage synths, minimal drum machine patterns and dreamy soundscape-like vocals from Alisa. The EP kicks off with the fantastic ‘Feel Alive,’ a deep-cut future-retro jam that oozes attitude. The deadpan vocals and stiff bassline make for an irresistible groove. Things cut loose with the elastic bass and deep cut guitar riffs of ‘Sour Sweet,’ a more sensuous and steamy track with a sense of fun. Next is the beautifully bittersweet ‘It’s Not A Goodbye,’ with sombre chords and melancholic vocals tugging at the heartstrings. Last, but not least are the soaring grooves and skyward synth-arps of the exquisite ‘Dancing All Alone.’ Here the vocals are detached and forlorn and deeply affecting and perfectly close out this package. After this standout debut EP of well-crafted songwriting and killer grooves, a first live stage show will soon follow. Sceti is looking certain to become one of the hottest new electronic projects of the year.
Out now… Sceti – Feel Alive (Exlove) Cat No: ex020 Format: Digital