Music from Australia – Van She // Electropop

Van She is an Australian electropop band from Sydney, formed in 2002. Listen to their interesting  song “Jamaica”:

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Music from the US – Donavon Frankenreiter // Surf Rock

This guy, Donavon Frankenreiter, is really interesting! Before he became a musician in the age of 18, he was a professional surfer. His musical style is still influenced of these relaxed surfing sounds. Listen to his nice song “Shine”:

Music from Japan – Kitarō // New Age

Kitarō, born in 1953, is a Japanese musician, composer and record producer from Toyohashi. He is regarded as pioneer of new age music and won the Grammy and the Golden Globe Award. Listen to his absolutely amazing piece “Silk Road”:

Music from the World – Santa Maradona F.C. // Electro

On their Facebook page Santa Maradona F.C. bescribe themselfs “an experiment… an anonymous collective of globe-trotting musicians and producers dabbling with genre meddling soundscapes and collaborations. Formed truly ‘on the road’ SMFC came together via chance encounters in bars, clubs, fairs and festivals… one a guitarist in a touring rock band, one an international dj/producer another a famed percussionist and others still from the creative arts, hairdressing and… the odd engineer”. Their first single “Give Me Sunshine” is absolute worth listening. Amazing!

Music from the US – Slightly Stoopid // Reggae

Formed in 1995 by the childhood friends Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald, Slightly Stoopid released 7 albums so far. They band from Ocean Beach, California crew and generated its own musical sytle: “a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk”. Have a listen to their great song “Wiseman”:

Music from Malawi/ UK – The Very Best // Fusion

DJ and producer Johan Hugo and Esau Mwamwaya, a singer from Malawi are the collaboration The Very Best. Their music is really an awesome fusion mix of traditional african music, jazz, dance, pop and hip-hop. Listen to their great song “Hear Me”:

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Music from the US – Death Cab for Cutie

The US-american band Death Cab for Cutie, formed in 1997, are best known for indie pop and alternative rock music. Have a listen to their great song “A Lack of Color”: