Sampleface’s World Cup Playlist

We’ve compiled a special World Cup playlist with songs from every nation in the tournament. The advantage of having run this blog for 6 years is the countries we’ve covered in that time. We still have some gaps to fill but in the meantime, celebrate the tournament starting on Friday with our special World Cup playlist. It features music/artists from every nation so you won’t…

Claire Courchene – Parallax

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 KĂžbenhavn and she has lent her multi-instrumental…

HIP HOP FIND: Negash Ali – African Dream EP

Every once in a while I come across a project that restores my faith in good music and perhaps more importantly, the details. Negash Ali’s African Dream EP is no exception. The 4-track record from Denmark-native Negash emphatically kicks off with title song, ‘African Dream’. Hard-hitting lyrics touch on his disillusion with life, being African in a notably caucasian Denmark, “and I know I don’t…

VIDEO: Astrid Engberg – Poetry Is Gone

Phonosaurus’ Astrid Engberg releases a video for her upcoming sophomore release Poetry Is Gone. We’ve been keeping an eye on Danish singer Astrid Engberg. Her debut EP with Phonosaurus Records, Life Is Gone, was a vibrant mix of hip hop, jazz and blues and this aesthetic has been carried forward to her new album, Poetry Is Gone. Out on 7th May, Astrid has allowed three…

SONG FOR SUNDAY #19: Quadron – Simili Life

Quadron’s Simili Life is our Song For Sunday. After we showed you a track from Quadron’s upcoming album, we’ve picked something from their debut for our Song For Sunday. Simili Life was part of the soundtrack to my Chicago visit last summer, with it’s soothing chords helped along by Coco’s gorgeous voice and Robin’s master production. The video actually features another brilliant vocalist, Mara Hruby,…

Quadron Preview New Track “Hey Love”

Quadron give us a taste of their upcoming album. Ever since their cover of Michael Jackson’s Baby Be Mine, I was hooked on Quadron. Their debut album was one of the smoothest I had heard in a long time and their performance in London back in September confirmed that. Their new track Hey Love could be seen in two ways: either it’s a new direction…