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 Andruss, HP Vince, Tink Thomas, Vinyl’s From The Past and Music News.
Intro: 0:00 to 0:12
Mason Paine here and this is episode 89 of Music From Around The World. In this episode I will be featuring music from: Andruss, HP Vince, Tink Thomas, Vinyl’s From The Past and Music News.
Andruss: Start – 0:13 and End -6:39
Andruss, a DJ and Producer based in Mexico, has enjoyed four years of success in the music industry as one of the most well-known names in the Tech House Scene. Check out his latest track “Desert Flute”.
“Desert Flute” is out now via Off The Grid Records and its available on all streaming platforms. Many influential producers and DJs have backed Andruss. Among them, Riva Starr, Claptone, Chris Lake, Amine Edge & Dance, Sharam Jey, David Squillace and Claude Vonstroke. Apart from delivering riveting performances all around the globe, Andruss has had the honor of playing at some of the biggest music festivals such as Ultra Music Miami, Lolapalooza Brasil and EDC Las Vegas. Moreover, sharing stages with other top-notch performers like Alok and Vintage Culture. For the latest on Andruss projects visit: instagram.com/andrussmusic; thats Instagram.com/A-N-D-R-U-S-S-M-U-S-I-C
HP Vince: Start – 6:40 and End -13:26
Vincent Kriek is a Dutch DJ and Producer that goes by the name of HP Vince. Over the course of two decades, he has made a major impact on the House, Disco and Funk scene. Take a listen to his latest track “Trust Your Dreams”.
“Trust Your Dreams” is out now via Love To Be Recordings and its available on all streaming platforms. HP Vince is widely admired for his signature electronic beats and captivating hooks. Whether it’s headlining a festival or spinning vinyl in a club, he has been doing it all since day one. His musical talent continues to draw fans world wide. For the latest on HP Vince’s appearance and projects visit: Facebook.com/HPVince; that’s Facebook.com/HPVINCE
Vinyl’s From The Past: 13:28 to 18:17
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 we will feature Suzanne Vega and DNA.
In 1987 Suzanne Vega wrote and recorded Tom’s Diner. This song was recorded acapella and it was Vega describing the different activities that were taking place in her neighborhood diner. This song was released on her second album “Solitude Standing”.
English music duo in 1990 DNA which consisted of Nick Batt and Neal Slateford remixed the song. They added drum machines, synthesizers to the acapella which created a new distinctive sound. Here is a listen to “Tom’s Diner” .
“Tom’s Diner” became a surprise hit in Europe and reached the top ten in several countries. When DNA remixed the song, they did it without Suzanne Vega knowledge or permission. Even though she was originally upset, she grew to love the new version of the song and performed the song with DNA. This remix actually paved the way for all remixes because it allowed DJ’s to breathe new life into an original track; taking it into an entirely new direction. That’s it for this Vinyl’s from the past, now let’s get back to more music.
Bruce Mennel: Start – 18:19 and End – 24:17
Bruce Mennel is a DJ and Producer whose specialty is techno and minimal techno. His sound consists of a bass-driven beat combined with drum elements. Take a listen to his latest track “Hacktivist”.
“Hacktivist” is out now via Conundrum records and its available on all streaming platforms. Bringing a fresh approach to sound design, Bruce is well known for his distinct and imaginative use of specialization. Not just a producer but also someone passionate about visual arts. He turns his studio projects into visuals that aim to help listeners further understand his creative techniques. Visit brucemennel.com; that’s BRUCEMENNEL DOT com
News Break 2: 24:18 to 25:24
Let’s take a brief break for some music news.
In what could be assumed to be an attempt to show the music industry their worth, Tik Tok recently instituted limitations on users’ access to Universal, Sony, and Warner Music in Australia. The app’s hope was that this would enable them to renegotiate license fees, but the move backfired spectacularly. Data firm Data.ai revealed that since these restrictions have been put in place there has been a three-week decline in user activity on Tik Tok.
In other news
Apple has recently launched an app dedicated to classical music. The reason they released this dedicated app is because of the complex metadata of the music. According to a spokesperson of Apple “Classical music is different. It has longer and more detailed titles, multiple artists for each work, and hundreds of recordings of well-known pieces. The Apple Music Classical app is designed to support the complex data structure of classical music.” The App is currently free to use with a standard Apple Music subscription. This app is actually based on Primephonic a classical music streaming service, that was purchased by Apple in 2021.
And that’s the latest in music news; now let’s get back to the music.
Tink Thomas: Start -25:25 and End – 34:57
Our final artist of the week is, Tink Thomas; a DJ and Producer based in Detroit Michigan. A legend of Detroit house music, his career dates back to 1981 when he started out as a hip-hop battle DJ. Take a listen to his latest track “Hypnotic Horns”.
“Hypnotic Horns” is out now via Dirty Crates Music and it’s available on all streaming platforms. Tink launched his career as a producer back in 1989. He teamed up with some of the most renowned hip hop acts of the 90’s such as U.N.V when they were signed to Madonna’s Maverick Records Tink later returned to his house roots playing at local venues and he launched his record label “Dirty Crates Music”. For the latest on Tink upcoming music and projects visit: Instagram.com/tinkthomas_; that’s Instagram.com/T-I-N-K-T-H-O-M-A-S UNDERSCORE
Outro: 34:58 to 35:20
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