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11 de Janeiro de 2019.

A Musician from my Country?

I picked a musician from Austria There are no famous musicians from Liechtenstein. As you may know, Liechtenstein is a very small country. Therefore it is very hard to find a famous musician from there, because, we don’t have any successful musicians. We do have small bands and other music groups, but none of them are worth writing about, so I picked a musician from Austria to write about instead. So the musician I’m writing about instead is called “Yung Hurn”. He’s an Austrian Rapper from the capital Vienna. His original name is Julian Sellmeister and he was born in 1995. He dropped out of high school and started rapping. His mixtape “22” was an instant hit, especially his hit […]
8 de Janeiro de 2019.

Austrian Legend: Falco

He lived how he died… SPECTACULAR When I got the email with the information about this month’s article I was just listening to “Ganz Wien” by the Austrian legend Falco! So, obviously, the case was clear and I chose him for this Text. Falco, whose birth name is Johann “Hans” Hölzl was born in 1957 in Vienna. Falco attended several different forms of education and schools, however, none of them seemed to fit. In the end, he quit his music studies because “he wanted to become a real musician”. His first studio album “Der Kommissar” (the commissioner) rapidly dominated the Austrian club scene and was wildly popular in several other European countries. His second album “Junge Roemer” was, sadly, kind […]
5 de Janeiro de 2019.

Alma

Neon green hair and a rocking attitude: ALMA Alma is a Finnish singer and songwriter. She was born on the 17th January 1996 in Kuopio. Beginning her career in 2013 she placed fifth place in the Finnish version of Idol. Her breakthrough was in 2015 when she was featured on the single ”Muuta ku mä” by Sini Sabotage. Pretty soon after that Alma was signed in to Universal Music Group. She released two singles, ”Karma” and ”Dye my hair”, and both singles became top ten hits in Finland. In 2017 her single ”Chasing highs” reached the top twenty in Germany and the United Kingdom. ”Chasing Highs” had also clocked 63 million streams on Spotify. The title track from her EP […]
2 de Janeiro de 2019.

Kojey Radical

A  musical phenomenon. A hip/hop star that defies boundaries. I would say that I am blessed to be from a country that has contributed a prolific amount of talent to popular and underground music. From Elgar to Bowie, and Henry Purcell to Radiohead, the small but hugely important island that I call home has changed the sound and shifted the landscape of music throughout history. However, it is an established name in the London hip/hop scene that I wish to spotlight. Kojey Radical, from East London, has seen a transition from spoken word poetry to a lyrical rap heavyweight in an outstandingly short amount of time. He has already garnered praise and features from grime legends Wretch 32 and Ghetts. […]
30 de Dezembro de 2018.

Maria Peszek

An extremely talented, passionate, and controversial Polish artist. Maria Peszek is a singer, songwriter, and actress. Was born in Wroclaw city into a family of actors. Graduated from an acting school and started her professional career in the early 1990s. She appeared in a number of stage plays, as well as in some movies and television series. Peszek is known for controversial subjects of her work and daring lyrics. While creating music she was collaborating with many reputable Polish artists. Her concerts are a spectacular combination of varied, creative elements of art. Her debut album, ’Miasto mania’ (City obsession) was released in 2005, it is inspired by Poland’s capital, Warsaw and served as a musical background to a multimedia theatre-play […]