Articles by: Marie
Marie Berst is a French girl magnetized by Asia and she loves music and coffee with all her heart.

by / on August 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm / in Artists / Bands, Events, Metal / Hard Rock

Caracal announces Japan tour dates

Caracal, one of Singapore’s foremost post-hardcore bands, announces Japanese tour dates beginning mid September 2012. The band will play multiple shows in Tokyo and conclude the tour with a performance at Kansai Music Conference in Osaka. “This is our first tour in Japan and we’re looking forward to be taking our music to new markets in the short span of […]

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by / on August 28, 2012 at 3:20 pm / in Events

Special offer: Discounted travel to Reeperbahn Festival with Lufthansa

Music Services Asia is pleased to announce their partnership with Lufthansa. Lufthansa German Airlines offers a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. As Music Services Asia’s airline partner, Lufthansa offers special prices and conditions to Asian delegates to attend Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. To make a reservation, please click on and enter the access code SGZQPP in the […]

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by / on August 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm / in Culture, Dance / Electro, Events


Tenderfist, this quirky trio from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will be sure to get your feet moving in no time with their joyous collision of pop and electronica! Their European tour will lead them to warm the dancefloors of Finland and Estonia after the Reeperbahn Festival. Tenderfist has set up a crowdfunding campaign on ToGather.Asia to help them raise funds for […]

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by / on August 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm / in Indie / Alternative, Releases

RELEASE: Beacon – Two Door Cinema Club

Brilliant Two Door Cinema Club’s new album will be out on September 3 via Kitsuné/Love Da Records. The band offers a sneak peek in their joyous electro-pop produced by Jacknife Lee (R.E.M, Blur, Bloc Party, Weezer): Beacon can be streamed in its entirety!

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by / on August 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm / in Artists / Bands, Events, Indie / Alternative

Call of the Tiger: A South-East Asian Indie Showcase at Reeperbahn Festival!

Music Services Asia is thrilled to present Call of the Tiger: A South-East Asian Indie Showcase at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany.

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by / on August 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm / in Releases

GARBAGE give-away contest

  Love Da Records and Music Services Asia invite you to try your luck to win Garbage vinyls (special edition) and CDs between August 21st and September 7th via MSA Facebook page!   Enter the contest by writing a short haiku/poem/play-on-words with Not Your Kind of People’s titles:   1. Automatic Systematic Habit2. Big Bright World3. Blood For Poppies4. Control5. Not Your Kind Of People6. Felt7. I Hate Love8. Sugar9. Battle […]

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by / on August 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm / in Events

Joe Bonamassa Asian Tour

Award-winning blues-rock star, guitar hero and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa and his ace touring band will be reaching Asia this September. Don’t miss the dates!    09/17: Singapore 09/19: Tokyo 09/22: Bangkok 09/25: Manila 09/27: Hong Kong     Get ready with this videoclip:    

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by / on August 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm / in Dance / Electro, Releases

RELEASE: Afrojack – Afrojack 25th

Afrojack has more than a million fans on Facebook, a private ‘Afrojet’ to travel around the globe, and he’s a huge party maker. Read more about 25th, his new release.

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by / on August 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm / in Music Business

Get heard at Reeperbahn Festival this September, in Germany!

The Music Services Asia Digisingle Sampler is your way to get your music heard by top industry professionals at Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival.   What is Reeperbahn Festival? Reeperbahn Festival is Germany’s leading music and arts festival that brings together music lovers, art enthusiasts and industry professionals, creating a unique showcase for artists making a name for themselves within their fields. […]

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by / on August 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative

Crowdfunding: a new community formula

In reaction to our capitalist and money-driven world, more and more local initiatives aiming at gathering communities to work towards the same goal, see the light.

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by / on July 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm / in Culture, Releases

Whiskey Music

Imagine pouring yourself a glass of whiskey in a dimly lit living-room, relaxed, on a comfy leather sofa listening to Joe Jackson’s new album, The Duke (e.a.r Music / distribution Love Da Records). How fitting! A tribute to jazz legend Duke Ellington featuring guitarist Steve Vai, violinist Regina Carter, singers Sue Hadjopoulos, Sharon Jones and even Iggy Pop on ‘It […]

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by / on July 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Releases

A Folkish Family Air from Australia

An acoustic-folk quartet from Australia with lumberjack shirts – drop the surfer style for a while and read Husky’s history! Melbourne, Australia band Husky has released their fantastic debut album, Forever So via Sub Pop and Love Da Records (for distribution in South-East Asia) on July 10th via CD, LP and digitally. The album features 13 tracks and includes the […]

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by / on July 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Releases, Rock

Cheeky Music Lads

Scottish (and accent-ed) The View release their 4th album: Cheeky For A Reason (Cooking Vinyl / distributed by Love Da Records). Described by singer Kyle Falconer as “Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours done by the Clash”, this catchy indie-rock-pop-punk record won’t change the world, but will definitively rock you…for a while at least! Cheeky For A Reason is the band’s fourth album […]

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by / on July 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm / in Artists / Bands, Releases, Rock

deus – Following Sea

dEUS new album Following Sea is here. Now. At the same time as you are hearing it the rest of the world gets to hear it too. This isn’t a clever marketing ploy or an attempt to grasp the zeitgeist but, more simply the band looking to get their music out whilst it is fresh. As Tom Barman says: ‘We […]

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by / on July 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm / in Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro, Releases


Digitalism has lovingly created a mix for !K7’s legendary DJ-Kicks series. For these two young Germans, Jens Moelle and İsmail Tüfekçi, joining the ranks of contributors to the series was nothing short of a dream come true. Twelve years ago, the duo met as two record store workers in Hamburg, admiringly selling the DJ-Kicks series to their customers, and appreciating […]

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by / on July 2, 2012 at 6:53 pm / in Apps, Digital & Mobile, Interviews

iWantJam, a music social network

iWantJam is an upcoming social network dedicated to musicians and fans, to be launched in August 2012. Focused on live events and live-streaming, its aim is to closer connect the live music industry and the audience, physically or digitally. We’ve discussed the project with Founder Moataz El-Gohary, who set up iWantJam with his partner/brother Moe Gohary. Read the interview and […]

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by / on June 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Releases

METRIC – Synthetica

Synthetica, the new album of Canadian explosive rock-disco outfit METRIC, is in the same punchy and weird mood vibe as their previous ones. Said to be “the culmination of everything we’ve done” by the band, Synthetica is a Live It Out! basis with grown-up elements, and is as exciting as ever! For this highly anticipated release, Love Da Records and Music […]

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by / on June 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Releases


Electronica + Britpop + indie rock = Reverend and the Makers. Their latest offering entitled @Reverend_Makers (Cooking Vinyl/distribution Love Da Records) is a soundtrack to Sheffield; a city of steel and post-industrialization, a city in the über-connected 21st century. This album comes after a 3-year break and tells us of everyday stories such as Facebook, love and work. @Reverend_Makers is […]

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by / on June 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Releases, Rock

Maximo Park Rocks England, And More

England, land of indie rock and pop – not surprising that Maximo Park are from Newcastle! Instead of producing any old kind of generic rock, they’ve crystallize the need of action in today’s chaotic world. All this can be found in their new album, The National Health (V2 / Cooperative Music / distribution by Love Da Records), forceful and rip-roaring […]

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by / on June 4, 2012 at 7:15 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Releases, RnB / Soul

Michael Kiwanuka: the new Soul Master

Unique new British voice Michael Kiwanuka releases Home Again (Polydor Records / Universal Singapore), an album composed of the widespread praised debut EP Tell Me A Tale and the 3 songs of second EP I’m Getting Ready. Few records make such an instant impression as Home Again, the debut album by Michael Kiwanuka. Immersing the listener in a sound that […]

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