Following in the wake of their newest EP, Player One, we had a chance to chat with Sudo from The Mad Game to find out what’s what.
HY: Do you have any controversial music opinions?
How can one even have a controversial musical opinion? There are times that music videos have been called controversial because of what they depict, even some lyrics that are claimed to incite violence, but that doesn’t make sense to us. It’s artistic expression. No one started a war with music or killed the ocean with a music spill. Those who find controversy in music really should just learn to use the off switch or skip button. Real controversy lies elsewhere, in areas of society that have massive, real-world impacts on everyone’s lives.
HY: What is your current album/song of the year?
We don’t have one. We really don’t spend much time listening to music. After all, we spend a lot of time making it and silence can be rather golden. We search do search for any particularly interesting tracks and songs..
Here’s something interesting for all your record-collectors out there – meet Tunetables. “The Tunetables idea was born,” says inventor and Tunetables head honcho, Rob Chappelhow, “out of a personal de..
Photographer David Hicks is a creative with both a global eye and a feel for the common man. He is fascinated not only by the people and places which he captures on film, but by the stories behind them. Take his collection of pictures, taken on the streets of Buenos Aires, which capture the passion and drama of tango dance and music.
Hicks explains: “The Tango, a now-popular dance between a man and a woman, started in it’s current form in the mid 1800s, after a massive migration to Argentina, mostly by men. Because men outnumbered women by quite some number, the only way for a man to get close to a woman was via a brothel or by dance. The men practiced together, as you’d have to be a great dancer to get a woman’s attention. So, this very sexual dance you see now, was born out of the reality for men in those old days. Nowadays, you see it performed often, usually on the street corners of Buenos Aires, with live musicians or a pre recorded soundtrack, and they do it for the tips!”
Heading into the backend of a near-frostbitten November, the need for the warm embrace of summer’s light is well overdue. A dive into the desert dunes backed by a sonorous array of electronic beats and gorgeous synth patterns is just what the doctor ordered and Kiey, one of Vietnam’s quickest rising stars, is here to deliver such a prescription. Behold his latest work, Sunday Sanctuary, and be in awe.
But who is the man behind the moniker? Kiey is, quite frankly, as far away from the traditional route to pop stardom as it comes. Daylighting as a real estate executive, his foray into the world of music is a much-needed creative outlet for what must be a great deal of pent of creativity. So how does this translate into musicianship when push comes to shove? The answer is simple; brilliantly.
The track is a true testament to the artist’s versatility. His previous palette on breakout EP, ‘Night To Myself’, was many shades darker by comparison but Kiey clearly has the creative chops to ..
Let’s not waste words here, as a music-lover, UK-based company Tunetables gets a big thumbs up. What are they, you might well ask? Well let me tell you: Tunetables’ designs are based on the classic music-equipment flight-cases that we’ve all seen been lugged round by roadies all over the world. Based on that design, Tunetables fashion fantastic-looking functional tables which also serve as excellent storage and display units for your precious record collection, be it tape, CD or vinyl. These are glass-topped tables which and made by hand and come with unique markings. I mean, they look great, and more to the point they definitely work as record-storage.
If you listen to Tunetables head honcho, Rob Chappelhow, you’ll get an idea of how much love and thought has gone into this project.
Rob had his epiphany while attending the Joe Strummer exhibition at Covent Garden. These are Rob’s own words: Set out under an acrylic plinth was Strummer’s personal tape cassette collection…his musical ..
Stars can take years for their light to reach us but that doesn’t make them any less dazzling. Confused? Well just because rising R&B star Rachel Davie Lee released her world-class single ‘Love Is In The Air’ in August doesn’t make it any less relevant now, or make the track any less captivating for that matter.
In a successful attempt to dissociate the track with its heavily-weighted namesake, Lee redefines the expected bombast of an R&B ‘banger’ – replacing the ostentatious bass booms and predictable rhythms with a more meditated approach; the result is one of the genre’s most intriguing and endearing releases this year.
Serving in daylight as a Compliance Officer and surrounded by family and relatives that make the title of ‘judge’ look simply above average, Lee goes from one competitive environment to the other – only this time in search of a creative outlet. With that said, Lee never holds back on ‘Love Is In The Air’ and neither does she on the rest of her ‘Barely Concealed’ d..
Singer-songwriter Fynbos has released a brand new track titled ‘The Only One’, a thoughtful ode to those people and places we can never see again.
The track opens with a wailing, plaintive guitar rif..
Ido Spak The Jazz Traveller is raising funds towards his latest jazz extravaganza- a new album titled ‘Epidemic Adventures’. A true musician, Ido fought through the adversity that the pandemic present..
Alan Mair is taking you all the way to the 80s and back to the future with his nostalgia-laden new single ‘Eyes to the Sky’, which came out 06/08/21 via AWAL.
Following his success as the bassist of ..