Our team of nine is back with our weekly "I don't care what genre this song is, what matters is that it sounds good to me" playlist, and this time we're bringing in more of what we'd call a "local flavour", with a selection of tunes from big names such as Pamungkas, Pee Wee Gaskins, Ardhito Pramono, and Janitra Satriani, blended in a mixtape along with a variety of foreign artists (e.g. BTOB's Lee Changsub, Jeff Bernat, Okkultokrati, and Kali Uchis). Enjoy!
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.
This week, the speedofsound team is proud to present our ninth weekly playlist, curated by our wonderful team of nine.
Happy Chinese New Year from the Speedofsound family! We’ve curated a Chinese pop (C-pop) playlist filled with some pop classics such as Michael Wong’s karaoke anthem “Tong Hua” and newer tracks from today’s hottest names such as Kris Wu and JJ Lin. Enjoy and xin nian kuai le!
Spotify is a place where all musicians ranging from the newborn ones to the worldwide famous spread their musical works, providing access to 40 million songs and still growing. Some of these songs may have been heard by hundred thousands of listeners, mostly songs by artists who have already reached the top of the musical ladder. Starting independent artists usually have less listeners than worldwide famous ones, and here's a playlist of the best under 10K listeners songs.
Sub Pop is a Seattle music label founded by Bruce Pavitt in 1986, known for catapulting the grunge genre in the 1990s. Many would think that Sub Pop’s glory days are all in the 90s past, but the label kept recruiting fresh music from around the globe.We have compiled a playlist showcasing Sub Pop’s newest releases; sample the diversity of genres and listen to the great taste of this legendary label.
Other than boybands and girlbands and melancholic pop ballads, the Korean music industry is also filled with more-than-proficient rappers and producers specialising in hip hop. This week, we have picked out our favourite K-hiphop jams for you to enjoy from both once-underground Korean rappers and skilled idol rappers.
With the addition of a new contributor to the team, our team of nine has compiled a list of songs that we've been enjoying for the past 7 days - which we'd like to share with you all. Enjoy!
Southern Lord is a record label founded in the US in 1998 by Greg Anderson of Goatsnake fame. It is notable of releasing groundbreaking albums under a wide spectre of genres ranging from black metal, doom, extreme metal, to hardcore punk. Initially, the label intended to specialize in the experimental metal scene, precisely revolving around doom metal, stoner rock, and drone metal subgenres, but the label then expanded in variety and included artists from the black metal, hardcore punk, and crust punk subgenres as their rosters. Some of the most notable artists on the label include Sunn O))), Sleep, Pelican, Earth, and Goatsnake. This playlist is contributor Ralka Skjerseth’s personal selection of some of the finest tunes from the label.
Emo is a rock genre portrayed by an emphasis on emotional expression, sometimes through confessional lyrics. It was a subgenre of punk rock music that appeared in Washington, DC in the mid-1980s. Often, the singers of these bands would sing about depression, drug use, and societal problems.