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?
Originating from the US, Hip Hop gave birth to its own culture and scene in the music industry, with the press dubbing it “the new rock n’ roll”. It is no secret that Hip Hop culture later on embedded deep into the Asian music scene, especially in South Jakarta, Indonesia, with the rise of local rappers and Hip Hop producers and platforms.
Have you ever listened to a new Hip Hop hit and got the feeling that there is something familiar, that you have listened to it before although it was released just last night? The chance is you actually know the song that is used as a sample on this new song, yet the tweaks that have been done to the sample might left you thinking. This leads us to the next question. What is sampling, actually?
After the great classical period, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Schubert, and friends changed the fate of instrumental music forever...in what way?
Grunge is a subgenre in the alternative rock genre first developed in the mid-1980s and continues to be prominent during the late 1980s and the 1990s. The big four bands of grunge are often named to be Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains. However, the definition of the genre is way more past these four bands.
In this general music knowledge article, contributor Patricia Kusumaningtyas will take you into a world where you are a software engineering in a music streaming company tasked to create the perfect shuffle algorithm. You will realize that a simple random shuffle wouldn’t cut it, and you have to create a “smart” shuffle in order to make your music shuffling algorithm as even as possible.
In Indonesia, when people talk about music, indie music is a topic that commonly pops up during a conversation. In this article, contributor Dinda Aza’Ara Putri has compiled a list of Indonesian indie pop songs for you to enjoy.