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

by / on June 4, 2012 at 7:15 pm / in Digital & Mobile, Interviews

A crowdfunding platform for Asia: ToGather

Musicians worldwide such as Amanda Palmer and Ben Folds Five have harnessed the power of crowdfunding to raise financial support for their upcoming musical projects. By encouraging pledges from fans in return for special perks and privileges, the essence of crowdfunding goes beyond simply raising money but it also acts as a way to engage and involve listeners in the […]

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by / on June 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Releases

The Power of ∆

Alt-J (∆) is a folk-electro quartet from England. Their mind-blowing debut album An Awesome Wave has just been released, distributed by Love Da Records. Be watchful: each track is catchy enough to be instantaneously adopted by your ears and mind! The inventive and surprising compositions, and the mix of music genres (folk, pop, dubstep and more) give a real ‘awesome […]

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by / on May 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Dance / Electro, Indie / Alternative, Releases

Here We Are Citizens!

CITIZENS! have announced details of the release of their debut album. “Here We Are” will be released through Kitsuné (distribution by Love Da Records for South-East Asia) on Monday, May 28th 2012.   The 11-track album was recorded in Scotland in the autumn of 2011 and produced by Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand. The band released their debut single, True […]

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by / on May 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock, Releases, Rock

The Cult releases ‘Choice Of Weapon’

Heavy rock fans, be ready, The Cult is releasing its new album today! Formed in 1981, this English but Americanized outfit is, with Choice of Weapon, at its top level and embraces contemporary themes as materialism and excess vs. nature and spirituality. Discover the story behind this album, watch their videoclip “For The Animals” and download the first single “Lucifer”, […]

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by / on May 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm / in Culture, Digital & Mobile, Interviews

Music, Radio, Freedom at Sonar Radio’s Eklektikon

Eklektikon is one of Sonar Radio‘s freshest radio programmes, which started in October 2011. The FM offer is quite limited to commercial stations in Singapore, and Internet gives a larger playground for music discovery. We had a chat with Kostas Repanas and John Common to know more about the Singaporean radio landscape and their music emission, Eklektikon, broadcasted every Saturday, […]

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by / on May 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Releases, Rock

Garbage returns from 7-year hiatus

With new album Not Your Kind Of People, Garbage’s unique sound is back, and back to basics. Released on May 14th through their own label STUNVOLUME (distribution in SEA by Love Da Records), this album smells freedom and youth, and that’s a pretty good omen after a 7-year break. Watch their mind-blowing Buñuel style videoclip for first single “Blood For […]

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by / on April 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Releases

Hannah Cohen – Child Bride

Raised in San Francisco in a family of artists, Hannah Cohen soon integrated with the New York photography and music scenes when she moved to the city as a model. She started learning the guitar and writing songs by herself, then worked with producer Thomas Bartlett/Doveman and blue-ribbon NY musicians to turn her musical experimentations into a well-produced album of […]

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by / on April 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm / in Digital, Digital & Mobile, Interviews

Presenting the world of Twitmusic

The influx of new music sites that incorporate social media could be attributed to the fact that users have the urge to show off the music they’re listening to. Musicians have also been taking advantage of the power of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to share new music and keep their fans updated. Philippines-based Twitmusic is the latest […]

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by / on April 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Dance / Electro, Releases

Love Da’s Tiësto Release

Tiësto CLUB LIFE – Volume Two Miami Tiësto, the renowned House/Club DJ who, among other things, performed the first live-streamed concert on Twitter in 2012 and has his very own wax statue at Madame Tussauds. Collaborating with artists from various music genres (Kanye West, Katy Perry, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp), Tiësto is considered as the most hyperactive DJ in the […]

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by / on April 16, 2012 at 6:27 pm / in Music Business

Sea of Bees’ “Orangefarben” is out

Sea Of Bees aka Julie Ann Baenziger is releasing her new album – a breakup but not sad album, Orangefarben, after the acclaimed Songs for the Ravens in 2010. Robin Hilton from NPR described Sea Of Bees’ music as “rooted very much in folk and rock but wildly experimental”. The US multi-instrumentist’s sublte melodies, well-crafted arrangements and powerful uncommun voice give a great fresh […]

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by / on April 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Releases

“CRYBABY” a debut album by Crybaby (UK)

Love Da Records (HK) announces the release of CRYBABY (Helium Records), the self-titled debut album by English musician, Crybaby aka Danny Coughlan. Set up on the theme of the difficulty in human relationships, Crybaby leads the listener into a smooth landscape of sad but beautiful songs. “[‘I Cherish The Heartbreak More Than The Love That I Lost’ is] … a […]

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by / on April 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm / in Apps, Digital & Mobile Discover your psycho-social affinities with others, an Application Programming Interface (API), is an exciting app that helps you explore the minds of people like you. An API is an interface implemented by an application allowing other applications to communicate with it. helps get to know people who share similarities with you. How exactly does this work? By analyzing psycho-social key features (life-stage, demographics, rare […]

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by / on April 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Dance / Electro, Releases

POCKET MAGIK’s debut album – A breath of fresh air

The release of Singaporean electronic duo Pocket Magik’s debut album This Is The Place comes like a breath of fresh air to the Singaporean non-mainstream music scene, which has mostly been dominated by rock bands for years – be it indie rock, post rock, or any genre that falls under the umbrella. Pocket Magik is the brainchild of Kurt of […]

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by / on March 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm / in Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro, Interviews, Releases

Universal Music Singapore releases ‘Zouk Presents Tease’

Regulars of Zouk and Phuture in Singapore would be familiar with resident DJs Eclipse & Ghetto, the men behind the decks responsible for playing and mixing your favourite tunes at TEASE, Phuture’s weekly Saturday parties. This year, Phuture turns sweet 16 while TEASE celebrates its first year. Because of this very special occasion, Zouk and Universal Music Singapore have collaborated […]

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by / on March 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Future Music Festival: Zoom on They Will Kill Us All (MY)

What kept you busy these past months? I heard you’ve been recording an album, is it already finished? Well right now our working life is keeping us busy! We still jam from time to time, but what the band as a whole are trying to now is finishing the mixes for the 9 song album out soon. Its a slow […]

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by / on March 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative

Future Music Festival: Zoom on Kyoto Protocol (MY)

What’s the story of Kyoto Protocol? We’re just a bunch of guys who enjoy to play music, plain and simple. That I suppose is a complete contrast to the kind of music that we like to make. We’re big on the true meaning of punk, music without boundaries. You only get one shot at life; we’re trying to make the […]

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by / on March 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm / in Culture, Events, Interviews

Mosaic Music Festival’s 8th edition presents “a true mosaic of sounds”

Mosaic Music Festival is a major music festival in Singapore, organized by Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay since 2005. Its originality stands in its unique format, and in the multi-music genres it proposes: 10 days for 18 ticketed shows, more than 100 free ones including intimate chat sessions with artists, plus 5 workshops. We had a conversation with Clarence […]

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by / on February 22, 2012 at 9:57 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Releases, Videos

2102.2012: 1 single release + 2 new videoclips by L’Alphalpha

L’Alphalpha has just released their 2nd Single, “Comet’s Tail” and 2 video clips from their albums, “About a Friend” and “Fall Asleep”. The pop-post-rock Indonesian band features Music Services Asia’s SEA Absolute Indie Compilation with “About a Friend”.     Listen to “Comet’s Tail”: Watch “About a Friend”: About a Friend [Official Video Clip] from L’Alphalpha on Vimeo. Watch “Fall […]

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by / on February 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm / in News

Reports on Piracy: some Asian countries make it on Priority Watch List

  The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) has recently published their 2012 Special 301 Report on Copyright Protection and Enforcement, an annual report that reviews acts, policies, and practices of foreign countries’ protection of intellectual property rights and equitable market access. A few Asian countries appeared on the IIPA watch lists this year: those listed under the Priority Watch List are China, Indonesia and Thailand. Malaysia, Philippines […]

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by / on February 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm / in Artists / Bands, Pop, Videos

‘Little Things’ video by Dr. EGGS

Dr. EGGS feature the Midem Sampler with 30 promising bands for Europe, available on iTunes:

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