The 'Daft Punk Effect' - One Year On and Their Influence on Music
No doubt about it, ‘Get Lucky‘ ruled last summer. This time last year, the radios and stereos of the world were glittered with the sun kissed sounds of Daft Punk’s biggest hit yet, a move that propelled Pharell Williams from the sidelines into ubiquity. The following album received glowing reviews from everybody from Pitchfork to NME, who gave it a perfect rating, to Entertainment Weekly.
New feature, Label Focus, acts as a guide to the music label world of internet labels and subsidiaries, giving you the best releases from each.
PC Music are a fast rising internet label, who champion a melting pot of pop that channels sickingly cute jpop along with bubbly synths and a sweet as pie production drawing from glitch and wonky pop. The lyrics on the other hand rely on emoticons and…
As the mother of all festivals approaches, we select the acts we’d most like to see out of the mammoth line up on offer.
1. Lana Del Rey
While Lana was critically mocked for her live appearance at SNL in 2012, but since then she’s upped her game in terms of her live performance. What we’re really looking forward to is seeing how her new rock-driven material translates on stage along with her…
Spotlight Sundays is a feature at Sonic Sonar where we highlight artists who are minimal in their wikipedia pages but maximal in the quality of their songs.
Although the Japanese music scene is mainly polluted by whacky j pop acts, underneath the saccharine sheets there is a wealth of good music. One such act is the Osaka-born Seiho. The Japanese dance music scene has recently been shunted by the…
As Lana Del Rey’s forthcoming opus ‘Ultraviolence’ approaches, we countdown her 7 best unreleased songs that really should see an official release.
‘Paradise’ still features the usual Lana tropes; there are still references to hip-hop culture and she’s still singing about a destructive relationship. But the thing that shines here is the production.
The Isle of Wight Festival has been a summer staple since its revival in 2002. With the festival fast approaching, we select the acts we are most excited to see.
1. Cyril Hahn
The remix wunderkind has a place on the Big Top stage this year with his brand of ethereal r+b offering a break from the bubblegum pop of acts like Cher Lloyd and Neon Jungle. Hahn, originally from Vancouver, is known…