Interview with D E N A

Hiya D E N A!  I’m so excited to have this chance to touch base with you.  You super-catchy song “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools" made big waves around the world this summer.  You’ve also released a run of other infectious singles this past year, the latest being “Bad Timing”.  How did 2013 go for you?  Will you be dropping your debut album … [Read more...]

D E N A – “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools”

The titular refrain of “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools” aims straight for the brain where it will remain as the feel-good mantra of the summer.  Berlin-based Bulgarian and international sensation D E N A, AKA Dena Todorova, has two previous songs to her name, “Games” and “Boyfriend”, and has just released her 4th song, “Thin Rope” while … [Read more...]

Short Takes on 2 Albums and 1 EP

Nedry – In A Dim Light Monotreme Records http://nedrymakesmusic.com/ Nedry is back with its 2nd album and it’s a stripped down, subdued affair compared to stunning debut Condors.  Both sonic intensity and vocal angst are dialed down as the band steps away from its earlier electro-rock, dubstep sound.  Ayu Okakita’s previously airy, keening … [Read more...]

Q&A with Computer Magic

Hiya Danielle!   You first caught my ear, and eye, in the summer of 2011 with the video for “The End of Time”, where you don a space suit and walk around New York City.  I’ve since found out that you’ve released several EPs and singles, the latest being the Orion EP, out on March 12th on the Paris-based Kitsuné record label.  How did you hook up … [Read more...]

Nameless – “Angelina” video

In light of ‘the leg seen around the world’ at the Oscars, an overview of “Angelina” and its accompanying video by Paris-based pop-rock band, Nameless, seems opportune.  Whether or not this song is about Angelina Jolie (It’s more fun to imagine it is), it’s a supremely kicky, sticky piece of ear candy that deserves mention.  “Angelina” starts off … [Read more...]