Authenticity is a rare find in our world today, a world that shrinks everyday as we connect more than ever before, we compare and contrast cultural entities and seek out walls of influences or inspiration. Few artists have found their own niche of genuine identity and musical output. Zhala Rifat, a new artist from Sweden, offers a look into her own world, untarnished by label pressure and Western conventions.
As Yelle prepares the release of their new EP on February 11th and debut of their latest track, “L’Amour Parfait,” Antidote offers an interview with Julie Budet from their last Montreal appearance. The sound booms from the speakers as I enter Montreal’s The National venue. It is nearly empty except a few staff readying the bar and the sound system for tonight’s show.
Chvrches is always welcomed by my ears when I’ve put on my headphones as of late, although with only 2 songs released thus far, the band have still amassed a large number of plays on my iPhone. The use of electronic elements feels redundant to speak of at this point (since it’s hard to find a new artist or group not using some sort of beats or synths).
R&B is an ever-expanding and changing genre, especially in 2012… if you’re a man. Frank Ocean, Migeul, and The Weeknd all rose to higher notoriety and famethanks, in part, to their minimalist beats and crisp falsettos. They brought fresh sounds and perspectives and reinvigorated the likes of Usher, with “Climax” being a direct result of the Weeknd and Drake.
Santigold has recorded a track for the HBO’s hit Girls that will be on the series’ first soundtrack. A simple song that brings out the fun of Santigold. Check out the track below, as well as the indie-twenty-something tracklist stylings of Girls-Volume 1. [media url=”http://antidotemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/F09VbytyeNnn.128.mp3″ width=”690″ height”25″]
If you couldn’t tell by the constant music references in our articles, we at the Antidote, are in love with music. In the summer of 2011, our love of music brought us down to Manchester, Tennessee for one of the greatest music festivals in the world. Bonnaroo, a four-day banger with multiple stages featuring your favourite artists across a 700-acre farm, was everything you could ask for in a music festival.