Music from the UK – McLean

At all, I’m sorry for this “no-posting” period. First I had less time, then I broke my arm. So this amazing song “Broken”, made up by McLean, also known as Digga or 25Cent  is fitting perfectly. He was born in 1980 in east London and released this first hit in 2009.

Music from the UK – Oi Va Voi

Oi Va Voi founded 1999 is an experimental rock group from London. She mixes traditional Eastern European and Jewish music with elements of rock and electronic music.

Oi Va Voi is jiddisch /jewish and means translated “Oh my goodness !”

The video is a music  inspired movie , showing lightning in slow motion

The song is called refugee

and Yuri (a tribute tu Juri Gagarin )

 

Music from the UK – Bliss

Bliss (German: happiness, bliss) is an English rock and pop band from London. Bliss was founded in 1986 by Rachel Morrison (vocals) and Paul Ralphes (bass)  in Coventry and was later added, with others , as with today’s London music producer Tom E Morrison as a guitarist. In 2007, the band released the best-of-album Spirit of Man. Two German musician, guitarist Tom E Morrison and drummer Michael Witzel  came 1990 on the band.

For Those who love the sound of Enya or Fleetwood Mac

Here is their song “Desert Sun” chill out music at his finest !

 

Music from Lebanon / the US – Joseph Eid

Originally born in Liberia, Joseph Eid grew up in the suburbs of New York.  He was raised in a strict and traditional home where the arts were only supported as a hobbie and never a career.  So when it was time for college, he studied psychology and pre-med but all the while, he was always dreaming about a career in music.  After his first semester in Medical school, the dream got too big to hold and Joseph made the bold choice of dropping out and moving to New York City to pursue music.  He joined a band, picked up a guitar, and the songs poured out like rain.  His journey led him to Los Angeles in 2007 where he started playing regularly at open mikes and showcases.  Shortly after, he began working with world-renowned guitarist/songwriter David Lamar, honing his songwriting at weekly showcases at the Stone Bar, leading the prolific singer/songwriter to write over 30 new songs as well as record his Debut EP Cardiac Output (josepheidmusic.com).

The result of his work is his first released studio album ‘Human’ on november 19th. Listen to his first single “Ready Now”, an amazing piece, where Eid is playing with the rythm and a lush instrumentation. Also a really good video!

Music from the Netherlands – Tessa Rose Jackson

Tessa Rose Jackson, born in 1991, is a dutch siger-songwriter from Amsterdam. She describes her music as ‘How I feel within a week’ and released her first album ‘Songs From The Sandbox’ in 2013. Have a listen to her absolutely awesome song “(All the) King’s Horses):

Music from Germany/ the US – Iggy & The German Kids

Iggy & The German Kids is a collaboration between Singer/Songwriter Ignacio Uriarte and production duo DTC Music Productions.
Iggy is a 25 year old singer-songwriter from New York City. At the age of ten he became a member of the Metropolitan children’s chorus, where he sang in over thirty different operas along with performing solo pieces in Tosca, Magic Flute and Billy Bud. When his voice changed at 14 he started writing pop-songs influenced by his love of the Beatles. A self taught guitarist, bassist and pianist, Iggy also took two years of classical voice training after leaving the MET. Throughout college he played and toured with a number of rock bands.

After struggling as a indie-solo artist he began sending demos back in forth with two friends (Hubertus Dahlem and Frederic Todenhöfer) from Germany whom he had met In college. The three sparked an immediate chemistry that resulted in a prolific output of songs, undeniably the best work of his young career.
Over the past year the three of them have been working on what is going to be Iggy’s debut album as a solo artist. The new sound, characterized by elements of Brit-pop, electronica and classic Rock, infuses methodic and anthemic arrangements with strong melodies and clever lyrics (Source: Facebook). Listen to their great song “So Hard”:

Music from Côte d’Ivoire – Espoir 2000

Espoir 2000 is a Zouglou group from the Côte d’Ivoire/ Ivory Coast. The group was formed by three young men in the community of Koumassi, Abidjan in 1997. In their songs they are announcing the society problems. Listen to their great song “Je t’aime”: