Have you ever listened to a new song and thought, ‘this sounds familiar’? It might be because the song you’re listening to features a sample. Sampling is the act of taking a sound, hook, vocal or perhaps an entire melody from one song and using it in another. The music industry loves a touch of sampling, and it’s something that can be traced back to as early as the 1900s. A popular example is Musi...[Read More]
It’s 2019 and we are living in a techno dystopia with constant unending rain and advertising being shoved in our faces but at least the soundtrack is amazing. It’s surprising how much truth there is in their is in Scifi movies of the 1980’s but before we get replaced by replicants here is the latest Artistic Echoes Mixtape to check out. Little Avis – So Pretty Little Avis a...[Read More]
The Music Friday Live Radio team is back from its Christmas vacation in Mexico where we absorbed local culture and a little local music. I say “a little ” because Christmas in Mexico – at least in Chapala, the lakeside town we were in about hour from Guadalajara in the central mountains – is very quiet over Christmas. School is out, families travel, bars and venues close. On Christmas eve (Nochebu...[Read More]
It’s our final show of the year so to celebrate we have a special #mixtape with all our favourite artists of the year on it. Featuring Cosmo Calling, BANG BANG ROMEO, Katie O’Malley, Izzie Walsh, The Virginmarys, Honey Gentry, Elephant Trees and Jasmine Karimova. Plus we will be joined in the studio by Megan Dixon Hoodfor a special live set.
After spending more than a decade, playing drums and traveling the world in the back of a plush tour bus, with his multi-platinum band, Rusted Root, Jim Donovan chose to walk away in 2005, to spend time with his young family and pursue a career as a college professor. However, all through Donovan’s eleven-year hiatus, he still had music bubbling in his soul and after a couple of health scares, the...[Read More]