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Some people are extraordinary singers and some people have extraordinary voices. As a vocalist Nyati Mayi probably falls into the latter bag, able to project a stunning range of notes, tones, textures and feelings often within the same song. The thing with an extraordinary voice is that sometimes it needs grounding, a foundation that prevents …

You may have clocked the announcement on Backseat Mafia a couple of days ago about Stellar Legions debut release and Sdban Records Autumn offensive . In hot pursuit comes news of a second mighty push to keep the imprint’s jazz momentum rolling, the mega-octet M.CHUZI’s breakout LP ‘Papara’ due 4th November. Giles Peterson endorsed, this …

Originally from Belgium, Romanie relocated to Melbourne a few years ago and found herself in the midst of the COVID pandemic and a number of lockdowns: events that can create anxiety and uncertainty for locals, feelings that can only be even more exaggerated if you are far from home. This bleeds into Roanie’s new single, …

Belgian tribal industrial; three words that will undoubtedly pique your interest or have you wondering “what on earth is that?” But Belgian collective This Morn’ Omina rightfully summarise their output well with those three words and head of the release of their album, The Roots of Saraswati, have unveiled their newest single. Infectiously groove-laden, embracing …

‘Conspiracy Dance’, the new album from the Belgian psyche collective is now streaming on Bandcamp and Spotify, and available to download. A limited-edition vinyl version is also available to order. https://theloveddrones.bandcamp.com/album/conspiracy-dance

W Fest in deepest Belgium, sits 30km from the French border, and now in its third year is becoming a major draw for music fans of all ages with a dark side (with a strong showing of 50-somethings). My failed attempts to land the job of stage presenter resulted in me being offered campsite manager, …

Essentially the solo project of Maarten Devoldere of the Belgian group Balthazar, We Fucked a Flame into being (a direct quote from Lady Chatterley’s lover) see’s Devoldere abandon some of the dark, editors like indie rock for dark, at times intimate pop/torch music, that references the likes of Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg …

Belgian based The Kitchen Sink Drama, formed around singer Claire Wilcock have released a new video for their debut single, Idiot. Veterans of the pop game, and boasting (among others) a former member of Poisoned Electrick Head (now there was a band) they describe their sound as being “cautionary tales of domestic bliss gone sour, …

Up and coming Belgian producer Siege, aka Sieg Motmans , has a new single, Crunk, out digitally on 21st September on legendary house label Azuli. Taking cut ups from Mary J Blige’s vocal from Family Affair, Siege has peppered it with pads, 808s and these pulsating synth lines to make something that’s going to be …

Beligian/Italian singer Melanie de Biasio made a record last year, No Deal, a record that showcased her singing, songwriting, even flute playing. With a voice that approached both Karen Carpenter and (more pertinently) Nina Simone, at least stylistically, it was a wake up call that soul jazz was very much alive and well. Despite picking …