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 Sidney Charles, Luuk Van Dijk, Bec, Frank Waanders, Vinyl’s From The Past and Music News.
Music From Around The World Episode 95: Transcription
Intro: 00:00 to 0:14
This is Music From Around The World Episode 95. I’m your host Mason Vera Paine and in today’s episode we will be featuring music from Sidney Charles, Luuk Van Dijk, Bec, Frank Waanders, Vinyl’s From The Past and Music News.
Sidney Charles: Start – 0:15 and End –8:18
From the United Kingdom, DJ and Producer Sidney Charles has made a name for himself within the world of music and House. When he was just 15 years old, he got his start by spinning on turntables – as it gave him an outlet to express his emotions through various styles such as soul, funk & hip hop. Through hard work and dedication, he has had multiple successes with tracks topping charts in different genres. Take a listen to his latest track “Sonar Plexus”.
“Sonar Plexus” is out now via Cecille records and its available on all streaming platforms. In addition to his DJ-ing skills he is also the label owner of Heavy House Society. The label features established artists and promising newcomers. Not only is Sidney Charles a talented DJ, but he also holds the title of label owner for Heavy House Society. This record label showcases both experienced artists and up-and-coming talents. For the latest on Sidney’s upcoming projects visit: Instagram.com/sidneycharlesmusic; that’s Instagram.com/S-I-D-N-E-Y-C-H-A-R-L-E-S-M-U-S-I-C
Luuk Van Dijk: Start – 8:20 and End – 14:20
Growing up, Luuk Van Dijk was always surrounded by music. His mother, a renowned opera singer and experienced music teacher, had a large impact on his life and ignited his love for producing. He later went on to study at Herman Brood Academy, where he was able to develop his musical talents further and work with fellow students. Luuk has become one of the most sought-after DJs in the Netherlands. Check out his latest track “Return of The Gobble (Elias Mazian Remix)”.
“Return of The Gobble (Elias Mazian Remix)” is out now via “Dark Side of The Sun” and its available on all streaming platforms. Luuk’s record label, ‘The Darkness of the Sun”, is a label for him to showcase his unique sound and push out music he stands behind. Luuk features not only his projects but other artist like Ben Sterling, Sidney Charles and Boris Werner. For the latest on Luuk project visit: Luukvandijkdj.nl; that’s L-U-U-K-V-A-N-D-I-J-K-D-J DOT N-L.
Vinyl’s From The Past: 14:22 to 18:57
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 episode I will be featuring British Electronic Group, “Faithless”.
In 1995, Maxi Jazz, Sister Bliss and Rollo Armstrong formed the trio “Faithless”. Each member had a unique contribution to the group. Maxi Jazz brought his distinct vocal and lyrical style, Sister Bliss wrote songs as well as played keyboards and Rollo Armstrong was an accomplished producer. The band set themselves apart by blending together sounds from a range of genres, including house, trance, trip-hop and down tempo. A perfect example of this unique blend is their highly acclaimed song “Insomnia”; take a listen here.
“Insomnia” received widespread commercial success and charted in multiple countries and becoming a club hit. The success of this track enabled “Faithless” to not only reach a wider audience but also leave an impact that contributed to future EDM productions.
That’s it for this Vinyl’s from the past, now lets get back to the music.
Bec: Start – 18:58 and End – 23:40
Rebecca Godfrey, otherwise known as Bec, is a Berlin based techno artist who has been making waves in the techno scene; as both a producer and a DJ. Her initial release grabbed the attention of Pan Pot’s influential Second State label, who headhunted her immediately. Her talent was also recognized by other well-known figures in the techno scene, including Carl Cox’s Intec and Adam Beyer’s Drumcode who both signed her on. Take a listen to her latest track “Flow UFO”.
“Flow UFO” is out now via Kneaded Pains and its available on all streaming platforms. For the latest on her upcoming projects and performances visit: Instagram.com/listentobec; that’s Instagram.com/L-I-S-T-E-N-T-O-B-E-C.
NBA Hall Famer Shaquille O’Neal who goes by the name DJ Diesel will be hosting an all-female Bass All Stars Event in Denver on September 8th. Some of the DJ’s that will be performing are Jessica Audiffred, Aimmia, Softest Hard, and So Tuff So Cute. Pre-registration for tickets are now.
In other news the UK government has approved the establishing of an artist industry group to look into how artist are being paid through streaming services. This group will address the frustrations that musicians and even songwriters have with the industry.
That’s it for this news break; now let’s get back to the music.
Frank Waanders: Start – 24:20 and End – 31:48
Frank Waanders, a Dutch trance DJ and producer, is making waves in the electronic music scene. His tracks have been released on renowned record labels such as Armada Music, Future Sound of Egypt and ZYX Trance. Take a listen to his latest track “Cascade”.
“Cascade” is out now via ZYX Trance and its available on all streaming platforms. His latest track is a collaboration with Helena Kristiansson who lends her voice to Frank’s solid basslines & pulsating kicks. For the latest on Frank’s upcoming projects visit: Instagram.com/frankwaanders; that’s instagram.com/F-R-A-N-K-W-A-A-N-D-E-R-S
Outro: 31:49 to 32:09
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