Pupkulies & Rebecca – ICI


Janosch Blaul, Rebecca Blaul und Sepp Singwald

Electro meets Chanson, the straight bass drum reconciles with the acoustic guitar, Minimal House mates with Songwriting.

Janosch, is caught by Rebecca in Würzburg, and the two become more than just a musical couple. In 2001, an odyssey brings them to Berlin, where they settle down to study. While studying electrical engineering, Janosch meets Sepp, an iconic figure in Berlin. Driven by fun, they start recording first songs and then, within a very short time, the album “The Way We”―in their living room!
The production phase of their second album “Beyond the Cage” is in full swing when multi-instrumentalist Sepp comes on stage and expands the sound of Pupkulies & Rebecca with acoustic soundscapes.Their gigs are spread as broadly as their musical influences: from small cult clubs to large concert stages and catwalk shows, their pulsating electronic chansons enchant every connoisseur of good music.

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BIGOTT BLUE JEANS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

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What a lovely day yesterday! Bigott releases his 6th album, and this time the arrow had been thrown from La Selva de Trancoso, Brazil. The sexy-moustached man and his crew had been arming themselves with vines, dengue mosquitos and coloured frogs to build a fortress called Bigott Blue Jeans.  

 We can smell the Jungle in songs like  “Metropolitan Moog” or “Playboy’s Theme”, but his musical empire is ready to avoid us the entry everytime we try to tag him. Bigott keeps healthy and his eclecticism remains his best shield:

Folkie babies as “Find a Romance” and “The Reno Poem” swim between the Latin rhythms of “I got Dengue” and the powerful synthesizers of  “Troupe Royal”. Two years after The Orinal Soundtrack, the indomitable crooner from Zaragoza shows again his booty of talent and productivity in 11 songs where his naughty lyrics will, at least, steal you a smile. Go ahead Bigott, and let me see those jeans.

Wanda Jackson – Let’s Have A Party

The Queen of Rockabilly was born in Oklahoma 75 years ago. A very young Wanda learnt to play the guitar encouraged by her musician father.

Her musical career started when she was 12 years old winning a local talent show contest. Then, after being discovered by Hank Thompson, she recorded several songs for his country band (The Brazos Valley Boys).

Wanda met Elvis Presley, and surprised for her talent, he supported her to lead his steps singing antiquated country and gospel music to try singing Rock ‘n’ Roll.

It’s when , in 1956, she recorded “I Gotta Know”, showing that Elvis was right. She also recorded songs like  “Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad,” “Mean, Mean Man,” “Fujiyama Mama” and “Honey Bop”, turning on hits. But, without a doubt, her huge hit was “Let’s Have A Party”, recorded in 1958.

Wanda Jackson still continues performing all over the world. You can visit her official web clicking here.

A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It

“A Tribe Called Quest is one of Hip Hops most legendary, beloved and revered groups of all time and for good reason. Easily recognized for their unique approach to rap music by employing jazz infused soundscapes to Afro centric rhymes, sans the jaded and often nihilistic aggressive posturing associated with hip-hop, A Tribe Called Quest was largely responsible for the popularity of a new genre that dominated the East Coast sound of the early 1990s.”

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Herbie Hancock – Head hunters

“Head Hunters is the twelfth studio album by American jazz musician Herbie Hancock, released October 13, 1973.”

“Herbert Jeffrey “Herbie” Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. As part of Miles Davis’sSecond Great Quintet, Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the “post-bop” sound. He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace music synthesizers and funk music (characterized by syncopated drum beats). Hancock’s music is often melodic and accessible; he has had many songs “cross over” and achieved success among pop audiences. His music embraces elements of funk and soul while adopting freer stylistic elements from jazz.”

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Iggy and the Stooges- Burn

 

Our favourite Lizard from Detroit  and his band serves us  “Ready to Die”,   a  succulent meal that would be avaliable at stores in April 30th. In the meantime, you can take a nibble listening to one of its songs, “Burn”. Wellcome back !

John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom

This Mississippi bluesman born in 1917 became the top representative on the Detroit blues circuit in the years following World War II.

John Lee developed a ‘talking blues’ style that was his trademark. Hooker ‘s style has always been unique, even among other performers of the real deep blues.