Tag Archives: electronic music

New week with Yuksek

So a new (and busy) week begins.

And to accompany it, great music:

Amidst the tornado of cheap pop, Yuksek is a breeze of fresh beats.

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Short of boys , full of fun

Today my eyes go eastwards to Australia (remember I write from Brazil) to find yet another delightful electronic music act: Strange Talk

Doesn’t this video make you want to fall in love, travel to the coast and have an enormous amount of fun with your gorgeous friends who are also in love?

Great tune, lovely lyrics.

Pleasant

Either I’m very open to electronica and thus have become easy to please or there are really many new wonderful acts around.

Take Cosmetics, for example:

Doesn’t the music by these Canadian guys inspire you to the point you feel you ought to produce something cool and cutting-edge?

Right this moment, for instance?

Climate changes

At certain times, certain countries seem to become cradles of most enjoyable electronic music. France had its heyday, Germany has nurtured it and now it seems Australia is becoming more and more prone to fostering talent.

The first ones to get my attention were the guys from Cut Copy. Then, just by surfing their MySpace page I was able to find out about so many incredibly good artists.

They’ve got a new single out now:

And this was the very first song I listened to and loved immediately:

Something that has always struck me about Australian musicians and their tunes is the fact that they constantly produce upbeat music, even if the subject is not so cheerful. I couldn’t help but think of the influence of the constant nice weather, just as it happens with Brazilian art.

As the years go by, I’m more and more convinced of the weight of weather in our lives and our art. No matter how we might manipulate nature, it still has its impact on every human being.

No good trying to deny it.

Sky hype

There’s nothing I like more than music that not only shakes me out of my bad moods but which is also fun, flavored and upbeat. This is how I describe Sky Ferreira‘s slick electropop:

The model-turned-singer represents very well the new kind of music artists we’re all so eager to like: good-looking, smart and talented.

Have a wonderful Monday.

A Wild Horse

Tonight I’m delivering a speech in front of a very large audience. In about two hours from now, I’ll be standing in front of very large crowd, supposedly representing a large number of people who apparently share many tastes and interests with me. I don’t know about that.

To get my mind out of the subject, I – as always – turn to music.

My band du jour is a Norwegian act who are great at using dirty electronic sounds and transforming all this into nice electro-house with joyous lyrics and a good touch of dancefloor beats.

Casiokids:

Mind you, they sing in Norwegian, something I just love.

I must say I didn’t like the idea of their music when I first read about them, but the music is just so delightful. I couldn’t help it.

Once more, I’m happy to realize that I’ve changed my mind. For someone as stubborn as me, it is a wonder.

Takk for alt!