What an amazing sound these two have created… that’s Elliot and Natalie Bergman of Wild Belle whom I was referring to. You can hear quite the combination of genres mixed together in this one song. Seems like they’d be great to see live, and I can only imagine that everyone’s off their seats, dancing away… Keep an eye open for more good music from Wild Belle, since they just signed a 3-album contract with Columbia Records. Also, check below for upcoming tour dates… Tour Dates:
09.28 – Cincinnati, OH: MidPoint Festival
09.29 – Oakland, KY: Starry Nights
10.01 – Philadelphia, PA: Union Transfer*
10.02 – Hoboken, NJ: Maxwell’s*
10.03 – New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom*
10.04 – Boston, MA: TT The Bear’s Place*
10.05 – New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom*
10.06 – Albany, NY – Valentine’s
10.08 – Washington, DC: Rock and Roll Hotel*
10.09 – Carrboro, NC: Cat’s Cradle*
10.10 – Athens, GA: 40 Watt Club*
10.12 – Houston, TX: Fitzgerald’s*
10.13 – Dallas, TX: Trees*
10.14 – San Francisco, CA: Treasure Island Music Festival
11.10 – Paris: Les Inrocks
David Byrne and St. Vincent are damn funky on these two songs, “Who” & “Weekend In The Dust”. Both are on their upcoming project, Love This Giant, available 9/11. For now, to hear this soulful, funk infused, horn blasting, poppy type music CLICK HERE. Felix the Hat, Live Music City, high hopes!
Dana Janssen, the percussionist for Akron/Family, who is currently recording under the name Dana Buoy, will release his solo debut ‘Summer Bodies’. This song is perfect for its release date, May 8, giving that springy beach like sound.
“Call to Be”
Bringing you another musical project that I encountered during my time in Tel Aviv, Israel. Balkan Beat Box is by far the most popular and most successful music talent that has come out of Israel. Influenced by Jamaican Dub, they combine the modern sounds of hip-hop, funk, gypsy-punk, and dance-hall beats, with electronics, while incorporating crazy-beautiful sounds of the clarinet. According to Wikipedia, Balkan Beat Box’s goal was to take ancient and traditional musical traditions and fuse those with hip hop in order to create a new mix of musical styles out of the traditional world music context that would appeal to listeners in a club or a dancehall. Not familiar with Balkan Beat Box? Don’t worry, this is why we are doing these blogs, to provide you with music you may not know of or have heard little about. We feel that there is so much more good music out there than all this main stream pop that comes through our radios everyday. Not saying that there isn’t good music on the radio, we just want to help expand your musical horizon.
Want to check out more Balkan Beat Box? Below is by far their biggest hit, helping them achieve global acclaim. This song, “Hermetico”, was the most popular ringtone in Israel while I was there, along with “Stereo Love”, by Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina. Enjoy!