Sit back and relax to the unique tones of Claire Courchene and her upcoming EP, Parallax. The last time I heard the word parallax, I was researching names for one of my own albums. The word has meanings in mathematics and science and that ties in thematically with Claire Courchene’s music. She’s a classically trained cellist living in København and she has lent her multi-instrumental…

Witness an incredible multi-instrumental cover of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean starring Jacob Collier, Cory Henry, Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orkest. You don’t need to hear what I think about this, you just need to hear it. All I will say is it made me ugly cry from 0:00 to 8:10. Arranged by Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orkest in celebration of the legendary Quincy…

Google have crafted a doodle for the 151st anniversary of Claude Debussy’s birth so we decided to look at some of his best sampled tracks. France had a rich history in late-Romantic and early 20th century (or impressionist) music, with world renowned composers such as Frédéric Chopin (Polish-born but gaining French citizenship in 1835), Maurice Ravel and Erik Satie pushed classical music into the 20th…

We look at five great classical music samples from the likes of Slum Village, Nas and Big Pun. Classical music: stuffy old people (mostly from France, Germany or Russia) from a million years ago playing violins, pianos and horns. For the ignorant, that’s probably what the genre is perceived as because that’s pretty much what the media shows. It needn’t be that way; classical music…