While we may have a lot to offer you when it comes to music, we know to many folks with excellent taste. Every once in a while Sideways will call on a friend/fellow music lover to create a playlist for us. We’d like to think of it as a much needed break from our constant ramblings! This week we have good friend and VJ, Zombie bring us a little taste of his journey into electro. Nishant John or Zombie as […]
Our latest Bandcamp crawl lead us to Ainslie Wills second EP, You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine. You’re instantly drawn to her husky vocals and how they weave through the Jazz like melodies. ‘In June 2011 Ainslie and her five-piece decamped to Blairgowrie, on VIC’s Mornington Peninsula. Over 10 days in winter, with co-producer/engineer Jono Steer, they soundproofed the beach house, tracking beds for each song. “The mountain of gear was mammoth,” Ainslie recalls. “We recorded the drums near […]
If you didn’t quite catch Stubborn Heart’s track ‘Penetrate’ when it came out in November, the release of their music video gives you a great chance to discover a fantastic song. London duo Luca Santucci and Ben Fitzgerald’s brand of scattered electronic soul is perfectly complimented by director Emile Rafael’s decadent visual style. Honestly, calling what they do “electronic soul from the heart” isn’t far off the mark. Stubborn Heart ‘Penetrate’ from Caviar London on Vimeo.
Categories: deep house, Electronic, Furture Garage, glitch, minimalist house • Tags: Ben Fitzgerald, decadence, future garage, glitch, Luca Santucci, music, penetrate, scattered, soul, stubborn heart, uk, video
Earlier this week Sideways had the privilege of getting an exclusive preview of Audio Pervert’s second album, Dark Robot, releasing later this month. While the twenty track album did seem a little daunting at first, the music soon proved me wrong. After the hard hitting beats of Teddy Boy kill, Samrat’s experiment with a more mellow vibe has shown us there is more than one side to this eclectic musician. From what I understand this album took a long while […]
Categories: Album review, Electronic, glitch, Interview, tech house • Tags: album, album release, analog, Audio Pervert, ballad, bass, classic dub, Dark Robot, download, electro fusion, India, Interview, minimal, minimalist house, remix, review, Samrat Bee, techno, teddy boy kill
Chet Faker and Kilo Kish have left us with just a little taste of what could be a match made in heaven. Chet’s sultry, heartfelt sound works beautifully with Kilos carefully placed vocals. Clearly we need more, much more.
N: Have you heard the new album by James Blake? M: Yeah, I bought it off iTunes a few days ago. N: You bought it? M: Ya! N: You couldn’t find the torrent? M: I didn’t look for it actually. I think it’s only fair…. N: But why would you buy music? When I look back on all the events that have had an impact on my life, discovering torrents is definitely quite far up the list. All the music […]
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In conversation with Priya Purushothaman It’s our pleasure at Sideways Acoustic to kick off our Young Hindustani Musicians series with an evening concert by Priya Purushothaman on the 11th of August at The Yoga House. Priya Purushothaman is part of the new vanguard of international young Hindustani vocalists. Based in Bangalore, she is training under Smt Aditi Kaikini Upadhya, daughter and disciple of late stalwart Pandit Dinkar Kaikini. Before studying Hindustani Raagsangeet, Priya trained extensively in both Carnatic vocal music […]
Categories: HIndustani, Interview, Sideways Acoustic • Tags: aditi upadhya, agra gharana, bangalore, carnatic, dinkar kaikini, hindustani, India, Interview, Priya Purushothaman, sideways acoustic, the yoga house, upcoming gig
“No matter how trapped you are, your imagination helps you escape, “A little drop of dreams can go so far.” Sometimes there is a reason you procrastinate a post. Since holding back on a band like Brick + Mortar is an unthinkable act, I am going to use the launch of their EP Bangs tonight as my excuse. My first taste of this New Jersey duo was a stripped back version of a song called heatstroke. The abrasive vocals and […]
A friend once told me that talented people tend to find each other. Having first made her name on the open mike circuit at the age of 17, Singer, songwriter Andreya Triana was signed to Ninja Tune just a few years after. Having had the honor of working with a host of phenomenal artists like Bonobo and Flying lotus from as far back as 2007 she continues to impress and amaze. The fantastic retro-soul album ‘Lost where I belong’ has […]
One of my most interesting Soundcloud stumbles this week has been The Bloes Brothers. Fromed earlier this year by Thierry Klein Bluemink and Lodewijk Fluttert their mission is to share their passion for music. Friends and fellow DJ’s have now begun to join the brotherhood working to increase the diversity and talent in the already growing collection of great music. Two times a month Bloes Brothers will provide you with the best Deep-House the music industry has to offer. Their […]
Nico Pusch keeps with his consistent flow of good tunes with Mama. It takes a little while to unfold but its minimalist piano and deep house grooves keep you hooked until the end. Perfect for those moments where you need a little something to take the edge of. It does make it easier since the track is available for free download on his soundcloud page.
A few days ago Daughter released their music video for the song Youth. While it is disappointingly straightforward it fits perfectly with the song. The stark contrasts add to the heaviness of the lyrics. In all fairness the beauty of the song is not lost. I’m not sure how often I would go back to this video though. Thoughts anyone?