International Artists Spotlight: Spain

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I’ll be visiting in France in a few short weeks and its the closest I’ve ever been to the land of my ancestors, Spain.  That being said, I decided to start another spotlight segment, international artists. I love a lot of international music, this is just a taste.  Stay tuned for a bunch of international segments like this one!

On this playlist you’ll hear a array of genres and influences: synth pop, synth rock, post-punk revival, dream pop, folk pop (with emphasis on the pop) funk synth and more! Even if you don’t speak Spanish you’ll love these melody driven tracks.

Click here to find the playlist on Spotify.

  1. “Girls”- Lost Tapes
  2. “Tu Casa Nueva” – El Ultimo Vecino
  3. “El Extraño Viaje” – Murciano Total
  4. “Tortura en los Bares” Trepát
  5. “Morado” – Sr. Chinarro
  6. “Dejame Entrar” Trajano!
  7. “Mató al Fary” – Anntona
  8. ” Mi Patria en Mis Gayumbos” -Anntona
  9. “Flor de Luz” – Joe Crepuscúlo
  10. “Chill Aqui” – Extraperlo
  11. “Peor Que Las Demas” – La Bien Querida

What do you think of the music scene going on in Spain?

 

Seemingly Unknown Artist Spotlight: Young Men Dead

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Genre: electro pop, electronic

With the Adam Ant-esque vocals and drums, this song had me with the first falsetto.  I discovered this song in 2012 and I rediscovered it today amongst the copious playlists I have on Spotify.  Its not one of those typical electro pop power ballads, that intends to evoke the desire to dance−but often doesn’t end up fulfilling its purpose.  Young Men Dead’s “Courageous,” keeps me dancing every single time I hear it.

There is so much good music coming out of Australia right now.  There are so many Australian electro pop/dream pop/electronica etc. musicians that have garnered a decent amount of acclaim.  Most of those artists that have achieved a certain amount of fame, but have substituted mass production over the quality of their songs. But that isn’t Young Men Dead, with a total of 28 monthly listeners and 136 followers on Spotify, these finds are always precious to me.

Who are your favorite Australian musicians and bands? Comment below.

I hope you groove for many years with this song.

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