Welcome to Music Around The World. Each week we showcase a collection of artists and their music from different parts of the world. In this episode, we present to you an impressive lineup of artists including Joyhauser, Patrik Adolfsson, John Askew, Kristin Velvet, Vinyl’s from the past & the latest in Music News.
Music From Around The World Episode 93: Transcription
Intro: 00:00 to 0:16
This is Music From Around The World Episode 93, I’m your host Mason Vera Paine and in today’s episode we will be featuring music from Joyhauser, Patrik Adolfsson, John Askew, Kristin Velvet, Vinyl’s from the past & the latest in Music News.
Joyhauser: Start – 0:17 and End – 7:48
Based out of a small town of Bilzen, Belgium, is Joris Cielen and Stijn Vanspauwen. Together, they created Joyhauser. This duo style is a unique blend of techno trance and Belgium’s own rave sound. Both were DJ’s and Producers but came together through their shared love of music to bring about this distinctive style. After several years of creating music together, they finally made their break in 2018 with a musical project “Galaxy Phase” which made a huge splash on the international stage. Their unique blend of melodic and powerful sounds struck a chord with techno fans everywhere. They are back now with their latest release “Bassdrone”; take a listen here.
“Bassdrone” is out now via Terminal M and its available on all streaming platforms. Joyhauser musical style is defined by their commitment to quality; rather than quantity; this preferred selective approach has made the group to be seen as one of the inspiring figures in techno. For the latest on Joyhauser’s upcoming projects visit: Joyhauser.com; that’s J-O-Y-H-A-U-S-E-R DOT COM.
Patrik Adolfsson: Start – 7:50 and End – 12:01
Patrik Adolfsson, a celebrated DJ and producer from Stockholm, Sweden, got his start in music with 8-bit computer compositions for video game intros. As he moved into his teenage years, Patrik began playing with synthesizers and drum machines as part of the 80’s synthpop band Woltage. After leaving the group, he went on to explore a different sound; Electronic Body Music (EBM), which encompasses industrial music, synth-punk and dance music. Check out his latest track “Sockervadd”.
“Sockervadd” is out now via XOY Production and its available on all streaming platforms. Having made a name for himself in the synthpop scene, Patrik Adolfsson has become renowned for his captivating music and exciting live performances. Critics have praised him for being full of vibrant energy and engaging rhythms. Visit: Instagram.com/PatrikadolfssonMusic; for the latest on Patrik upcoming projects. That’s Instagram.com/P-A-T-R-I-K-A-D-O-L-F-S-S-O-N-M-U-S-I-C.
Vinyl’s From The Past: 12:02 to 17:51
Let’s take a brief break for Vinyl’s From The Past. In this limited run series, I will be exploring the pioneers that have shaped and influenced the EDM we have today. In this latest episode I will be featuring “Humanoid”.
Brian Dougan, a British DJ and Producer, is the mastermind behind the musical project known as “Humanoid.” He was also one-half of The Future Sounds of London; which was an influential electronic music duo. In 1988, “Humanoid” gained recognition with the release of “Stakker Humanoid”. Take a listen to it here.
“Stakker Humanoid” was considered one of the most influential tracks of acid house. Roland TB-303 synthesizer, which was used in the production of this track; was a key component of acid house genre and its melodies became an integral part of EDM. “Humanoid” also featured some modern production techniques such as sampling and sequencing, which further enhanced its appeal. These innovative touches set it apart from other tracks at the time. This track inspired artist and remains influential in EDM history.
That’s it for Vinyl’s From The Past, now let’s get back to more music.
John Askew: Start – 17:52 and End – 24:07
Since 1994, John Askew has been making waves in the EDM scene. The renowned British DJ and producer is famed for his signature tech trance sound which blends acid and techno elements seamlessly. His unique style of music has helped to shape the genre as we know it today. Check out his latest track “Running In The Dark”.
“Running In The Dark” is out now via VII and its available on all streaming platforms. John has established a strong fan base within the underground dance music scene, his tech-infused sound has made him a much sought-after artist to headline at clubs and festivals across the globe. For the latest on John and his latest projects visit: Instagram.com/djjohnaskew; that’s Instagram.com/D-J-J-O-H-N-A-S-K-E-W
News Break : 24:08 to 24:54
Let’s take a brief break for some music news.
Sting, the iconic musician of the legendary band the Police, has a clear opinion on A.I music; he is not impressed by it and believes humans are essential in the production of music. It appears that many other musicians agree with Sting’s view on this matter, stressing the importance of human capital in music creation.
In other news
At this year’s Music Biz conference, there was a distinct change in attitude towards streaming fraud. To highlight its importance, a 120-minute panel was dedicated to discussing it. While financial motivation is believed to be behind 80% of cases, there has been some success in detecting and stopping fraud early. It appears that now more than ever before, music businesses are taking fraud seriously.
That’s it for this week’s music news; now lets get back to the music.
Kristin Velvet: Start – 24:56 and End – 33:10
Kristin Velvet, who hails from Berlin, Germany, has taken the music industry by storm. Initially a promoter in Tokyo and later an Australian label manager for Domino Records in the UK, Velvet is now seen as a leading figure on Berlin’s club scene. She heads up Arms & Legs records which offers remixes and new releases from artists like Paul Johnson, 808 State, Nick Holder & Crazy P. Check out her latest release “Set Me Free”.
“Set Me Free” is out now via Arms and Legs records and its available on all streaming platforms. DJ Mag described Kristin music as “high production values and a feelgood house and techno sound with a hint of nostalgia”. For the latest on Kristin projects visit: instagram.com/kristin_velvet; that’s Instagram.com/K-R-I-S-T-I-N UNSCORE V-E-L-V-E-T
Outro: 33:11 to 33:13
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