Music from the US/ Armenia – Ryan Weber

Ryan Weber starting his own solo project “REW<<” is best known for beeing part of Eric & Magill, where he wrote some pieces, e.g. ‘All those I know’. Born in Wisconsin, US, he grew up and started playing some music with friends there. He’s a part armenian and was traveling around the world for some years, getting influenced by different music styles as Lingala and Tarab music from Kenya. While he wrote REW<< , he was traveling back to the United States after living in Kenya for two years. He describes this record as his emotions he felt while traveling and ending a chapter in his life. Ryan Weber wrote and recorded in hotel rooms in Kenya, India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Malaysia. He describes this in this way: ‘I think rather than being influenced by genre, I’m influenced by my surrounding, music is a component of surrounding, but not the whole, as am I, thus I try to channel what I’m feeling in that setting.’ Listen to “Departeueres“, an amazing collection of records, fitting perfectly here. Thanks Ryan Weber for these amazing sounds!

“While listening to Ryan Weber’s album “Departeueres” you could really chill down and enjoy these amazing soft dream pop melodies”

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Wir und die Anderen – unsichtbar

Wir und die Anderen (WudA): unsichtbar

Genre: Acoustic Hip-Hop

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The german acoustic hip-hop band Wir und die Anderen (WudA) from Ingolstadt released their first album ‘unsichtbar’ the 1st march 2013. Now we got it, and I’ve to say it’s amazing!

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Music from the UK – Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie, born in 1959 in Oxford, is a british actor, comedian, writer, film director and singer. His almbum ‘Let them talk’ became a #2 in the UK album charts in 2011. Listen to its piece “St James Infirmary”:

Ego vs. Emo – Ego vs. Emo

I think it was about one year ago, when I wrote the first time with Tobi from Ego vs. Emo. Now, they released their first album ‘Ego vs. Emo’ on September 20 2013.

Ego vs. Emo: Ego vs. Emo

Genre: Electro, Balkan, Fusion

Ego vs. Emo is a german electro, balkan and fusion band from Göttingen. The three musicians are playing a live violin, saxophone and drums and are completed by a soundman on stage. Their music is a really interesting mix from balkan to electro through deep melodies and harmful sounds. Continue reading “Ego vs. Emo – Ego vs. Emo”

Music from Benin – Ifé

Ifé, a beninese singer has released a new  album full of world, afro pop and jazz music. Arranged by Lionel Loueke, who already worked with e.g. Angelique Kidjo. Listen to her first EP “Agbaleleman”:

Music from Denmark – Lukas Graham

the new shooting star from Denmark with his song “Drunk in the morning ” Lukas Graham 23 year old , grew up in Christiania , a free state /village in the heart of the danish capital Kopenhagen. His music is a combination of soul funk pop and his voice is really unique …

The xworldmusic public award winner: THE DENTALS

Who of you may have thought this – the swiss indie pop band The Dentals won our xworldmusic public award for the best song in 2012 for “Give Me A Second Chance”. Actually, it’s not just for this song, also for their great album “Tennessee“, and their really funny alco pop music! At all, they got 60 of 104 votes!

Public Award 2012

Congrats to them, and may they have a great future!