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We are honoured to present the premiere of the new EP ‘Your Ultimate Urban Fantasy’ from NYC-based legendary producer and experimental artist Martin Bisi. Bisi has been a central figure in the musical history of New York City for the past four decades. Founding Brooklyn’s BC Studio in 1981, he has helped develop post-Punk, No Wave …

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He styles himself in all-caps, and the new song from New Yorker PARRIS MITCHELL is definitely worth shouting about. Since the release of his 2022 EP, I Don’t Love You, and Other Lies, Mitchell’s been hard at work on his debut album and shrugging his shoulders at genre boundaries in the process. ‘Problem Child’, his …

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NY based guitarist and composer Ezra Feinberg when talking way back in the mid-2000s about the music of his band Citay, was unapologetic about their surprisingly quirky reference points. Feinberg and Citay drew from AOR polish and MOR lushness, new age to pop polarities, without the pretence of needing to conform to what a San …

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We here at Backseat Mafia have been enthusiastic followers of talented bassist, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Crumble over the years, and we are honoured to premiere the atmospheric new single and video for the track ‘Again, On The Road’, ahead of his new EP ‘P.S.’, due out on 8 February 2024 via Switch Hit …

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For over a decade of releases and live performance Lea Bertucci has drawn on the shapes, sounds and possibilities of the clarinet, saxophone, strings, vibraphone and harp to create long form, experimental music that challenges, intrigues and entrances. This dedication means the New York based sound artist dances to the left of the leftfield, in …

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In a field where electronics and programming have come to dominate, the diligent work of New York based sound artist, composer and performer Lea Bertucci more than holds its own. Her focus is clear, a commitment to explore the timbres, textures, tunings and harmonic dimensions of acoustic instruments in their raw organic state. Over a …

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We here at Backseat Mafia hyperventilate every time there is a new release from UK-born US resident Coyle Girelli with unseemingly scraps over who gets to review his songs. The good news is Girelli’s new album ‘Museum Day’ is due out tomorrow and we get to give you an early listen before it is released …

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You should get to know New Yorker Sid Seth. He’s only got a handful of singles out, the most recent being March’s ‘Hopeless War’, but it feels like he’s really starting to hit his stride. There’s a little Bollywood and Indian classical influence in there, a little R&B, but what he hasn’t done yet is …

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Ready for a new song from New York trio salamander? Duck yeah we are. The band announced their debut album [container] back in August, and we’re now just a fortnight away from its release. Yes, they’re releasing it on a Wednesday – good idea because then everyone gets to take it in before the absolute …

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Against The Current’s star continues to rise, and it’s a joy to witness their meteoric ascent in the music world.

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