With a lot of recent deaths because of suicide among musicians in the past few years, mental health in the music industry has been a major talking point, with a lot of artists being open about their mental health and also advocating it at the same time. Efforts to accommodate musicians’ mental health have also risen in recent times.
In a scene originated and also dominated by African-American artists, there are some good shout outs for artists of Asian descent who are starting to make a scene in contemporary R&B, including 88rising’s Joji and NIKI, Malaysian singer Yuna, and Indian-American singer Raveena.
With the amount of remixes growing at a substantial rate, questions emerged whether remixes are a good thing or vice versa, and whether they are necessary to be done or not.
It’s always interesting to talk about the most controversial era and one of the most iconic eras of Indonesian music - the era where local Malay pop bands dominated the scene and released what would later be national sad karaoke anthems.
There’s an alternative to familiarising yourself with Korean music if K-Pop is not your thing, as Korean House music movement is becoming a thing with artists such as Peggy Gou, Yaeji, and Park Hye-Jin leading the movement.
Russian classical music has always had its own place in the history of classical music. But what makes it so different from the usual Western/Central Europe classical music?
The biggest night in music just happened last Sunday, February 10th, at its regular home at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. After a few controversies, this year’s Grammys is a solid step forward compared to last year’s, both in the awards they presented and the performances they held.
At first, it may seem a bit difficult to find a link between the “harshness” of rock and metal music and the stereotypical “soothing” sounds of classical music - yet the similarity could not have been any more prominent, with the presence of classical sampling in many rock songs, the emergence of neo-classical metal bands, and guitar solos and riffs that somewhat imitate symphonies.
Neo psychedelia is a variety-filled subgenre of psychedelic music that originated in the 1970s as an outgrowth of the British post-punk scene - which still exists until today with the fame of acts such as Tame Impala, Pond, Melody’s Echo Chamber, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. In this article, contributor Dinda Az’ara Putri has curated a neo-psychedelia playlist for you to enjoy.
Clair De Lune is indeed a popular classical tune that almost everyone knows, one that makes a good lullaby. But did you know that this “lullaby” was a part of a larger musical movement, one that’s often associated with the artistic movement impressionism?