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7 de Fevereiro de 2020.
“I can stand on the stage and then go to the supermarket. Or to the gas station. That’s awesome.” Cro (his civil name is Carlo Waibel) is born at the 31. January 1990. With the age of 6 years, he started to make music. His mother bought him a keyboard and he learned to play by himself. Later, he also learned to play guitar. With 13, he recorded his first own song. 2009 he published his first mixtape “trash” under his pseudonym “Lyr1c”. His genre was a mix between Hip Hop, Rap and Pop – and this is unchanged up to now. He calls this genre “Raop”. In 2011 he published his first mixtape under the pseudonym “Cro”. It is […]
3 de Fevereiro de 2020.
Wavvyboi never writes happy songs. The native of Liechtenstein exposes his feelings with music, shrouded in jazz chords and oppressive bass. The Liechtensteiner’s career started early. At the age of twelve, he started taking piano lessons with Stefan Frommelt. Frommelt quickly became his mentor and taught him to produce his own music. First of all, he played in some alternative bands and started releasing covers on SoundCloud. For example, he adapted the song “3. Stock “by AnnenMayKantereit and made it his very own, a quiet piano version. Shortly afterward, Wavvyboi released his first own tracks. For “12 am in the city”, he picked a YouTube Bryson Tiller Type beat by David Wud and transformed his feelings into melodies on the […]
1 de Fevereiro de 2020.
Marten Laciny is not just known as a rapper with the name Marteria or Marsimoto. Before this time, he had also other promising careers. At a young age, he discovered that he was a talented football player. He played for the youth team of F.C. Hansa Rostock, where he was born. Also, he played in the U-17 squad of the German national football team. During a trip to New York City, he was discovered by a model scout. Because of this, he gave up his emerging football career in favor of his model career in the USA. He picked up model assignments all over the world and worked for Diesel and Hugo Boss. However, he moved away from the model […]
30 de Janeiro de 2020.
Calvin Harris, is a Scottish musician, DJ, producer, and songwriter. Born in 1984 as Adam Wiles, he changed his name to Calvin Harris for his music career. Calvin Harris was born in Dumfries, Scotland and after leaving the high school he worked odd jobs in a supermarket and a fish processing factory. He worked these jobs so that someday he could afford the DJ equipment he needed to begin his music career. At 18 Harris released two songs and then moved to London to learn from the thriving music scene there. He only realized one song while living in London and eventually he was forced to return to Dumfries due to a lack of jobs and money. Once In Dumfries […]
28 de Janeiro de 2020.
I have decided to write about the famous Irish rock group, ‘The Cranberries’, for my text this month. It all started back in the mid-1980s when Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, and Fergal Lawler decided to form a band in their garage, inspired by bands such as The Smiths and The Cure. They struggled to find a lead singer until they came across Dolores O’Riordan who they described as ‘quiet as a mouse’ but when she started singing they were ‘blown away’. There was no question that they had found their fourth band member. As songwriters, Noel and Dolores gelled immediately however they never were in the same room while they both wrote songs. For the first two years, they wrote […]