Kicking off February, deadmau5 has delivered the second episode of his monthly BBC Radio 1 residency mix. Joel Zimmerman met much acclaim when hit the airwaves in January with a his techno-filled residency debut. This February iteration follows suit, continuing to deliver techno to the airwaves, but also delving more deeply into the progressive sounds that many fans more traditionally […]
I wasn’t planning on writing about the same artist twice, but this song just came onto my radar today and god damn it was too good not to share. Glass Animals covered Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” for Australian radio station triple j on Thursday and I love it. It is a unique take on already great […]
For decades, Depeche Mode have been regarded as vanguards towing the line between electronic and rock music. The British group have influenced innumerable important figures in today’s dance music scene, and inspired remixes from the likes of Gesaffelstein, Eric Prydz, and Boys Noize – among many others. In October, Depeche Mode announced that they would release Spirit in […]
If you grew up in the 80’s George Michael‘s music was omnipresent. From Wham‘s quite hilarious yet incredibly smart and infectious take on pop through to Faith and then onto the 90’s with the Freedom supermodel song. He was a huge deal. His voice was silky smooth, he was a great songwriter and a handsome man. […]
New releases for the month of December from artist like She & Him, Childish Gambino, The Rolling Stones and more.
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There are some singer/songwriters whose music stays with you long after hearing it, drawing you back for another listen. Chris Watkins and his band Drunk Poets make that kind of music, reminiscent of Bob Dylan, Shawn Mullins and Lou Reed – simple, pure and honest, but always with a compelling story. His smooth low-key vocals are incredibly soothing to the ear, yet at the same time quite powerful. Following up on their superb 2015 album London Can Take It, Watkins/Drunk Poets dropped their latest album Lights All Askew in July 2016, and it’s another work of musical art. Drunk poetry indeed!
Hailing from Alaska, which he still calls home, Watkins formed his original version of the Drunk Poets band when he was just 16 years old. He has continued performing and recording under the band name Drunk Poets – with various members – throughout the years and up to…
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It’s the cheerful time of the year for family and loved ones to gather round, read Dickens, drink hot cocoa, and sing carols by the fireplace; it’s when girls get to dress up as skimpy santas and a fat wino can have a job as long as he looks good in a red suit. For this holiday special, SoundOpen would like to invite the charismatic C2 and the Brothers Reed to tell a little about the band’s making, what to expect, as well as a few seasonal quirks. And then we’ll decide whether they’ve been naughty or nice…
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