It was a mix of old and new, like a fabulous trip down memory lane. With some of the older Depeche Mode classics, such as "World In My Eyes", "Walking In My Shoes" and "Barrel of a Gun" (to name just a few) mixed in with a few new tracks off their latest album release "Spirit" that just dropped today.
They played for a grand total of 52 minutes and the internet lit up with fans from around the globe watching the live event coverage from the Funkhaus Berlin. It was an amazing show that captured the magic of DM's music from the past as well as to that of the present.
ICYMI: Below is the set list of today's event. I have also put together a Spotify playlist of the event which features the same track listing. You can find it here.
It was announced recently that the hip hop group, The Sequence, are accusing Bruno Mars and crew of plagiarizing of one of their songs in their Grammy award winning hit.
So, the 2016 Grammy award ceremonies have been and gone. All the performances were incredible last night, but a personal stand out for me was Lady Gaga's tribute to the many faces of David Bowie.
Though she admits it was hard work pulling it all together for her long time idol, it paid off big time in the end.
She captured his dynamic career beautifully, aided by the ingenious incorporation of facial mapping technology, Intel's dancing piano, called "Lobot" and to the many costume changes throughout the performance. I am not the only one who enjoyed it. It seemed to touch many Gaga and Bowie fans from around the world, including receiving a seal of approval from the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, herself.
Gaga has said, that Bowie's life and the artsy people that he surrounded himself with had a big influence on her personally and on her career even though they never actually met in person. Bowie passed away last month just days after his 69th Birthday and final album release.
All along I have wanted this site to build a community of music lovers and I have finally taken the right steps in order to achieve this thanks to the brilliant people over at Muut.com.
I actually tried to go live last night during the Grammys, but after a few personal setbacks it never really got off the ground and I didn't get the response that I was hoping for. I am however confident that going forward things will change and we will grow.
I have some great ideas for channel topics, and a few give away and contests in mind for the future, so please register today and join the conversation. Remember: it is completely free.
I look forward to seeing you around the forums.
Two legendary albums dropped on this day in 1996; 2Pac's "all eyez on me" as well as "The Score" by the Fugees. To mark this 20th anniversary I have created 2 playlists with Spotify's top five tracks from each album. Enjoy...
I acknowledge that I have had a bad track record for posting over the last couple of years, but my goal is to improve that, starting now. Not only am I going to start posting more on this site, I have created a Tumblr account for quick, random updates on the music industry and pop culture. Click here to visit this companion blog, but don't forget to check here often as well.
Recently, I have been taking the time to backup my music library on my computer. I finally got to the "V's" in my collection and came to The Vaselines.
This duo from Glasgow (Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee) never disappoint. Their music, today, is still as catchy and whimsical as such songs as Son of a Gun and You Think You're A Man, but decidedly even more upbeat (and in their own words) "In your face" as ever.
Greetings, friends! Thank you for stopping by and checking out the project!
At this point, you are probably wondering to yourself 'who created it' and (more importantly) 'what is it all about'? In answer to these two basic questions, I am hoping that this post will shed some light on what is happening, over here, in this little musical haven on the interweb.
My name is Kate Thornton and I love music.
Music was always apart of my childhood from early school days of playing the piano, the recorder or the percussion instruments, to lip singing to The Beach Boys (and other classic groups) in my best-friend's living room, or to joining the youth church choir at my church. In my teen years, I started playing the alto-saxophone and joined the high-school band. I enjoyed all these experiences very much.
I can never pick just one genre over another as my favourite style of music. My parents exposed me to all sorts of different musical styles as a child. I can remember my Father giving me Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album for Christmas one year. It was my first cassette and I would play it on my Fisher Price tape recorder, from side A to side B, non-stop. At the same time, they would take me to classical Baroque concerts downtown, where I would sit and draw to the music. This gave me a great sense of open-mindedness when it comes to musical tastes.
Genres that I prefer today are jazz, classic rock, blues, hip hop and singer-songwriter, but that is not to say that I also don't have a strong appreciation for rock, pop and classical music as well.
The Anteup Audio Comm website is my design. I created it to celebrate artists and musicians from around the world who promote creative and positive thinking through music.
What does this mean, exactly, to you as the reader?
Because I like so many different styles, I often find that what I listen to is greatly dependent on my mood at the time. In studying my music collection, recently, I discovered that not only do I have Mahler symphonies next to my Springsteen albums, but that I also get a feeling of being uplifted by my most played music. This is usually because it has some sort of positive message to it or it makes you think.
What I want for the purpose of this site, is to share and promote with you, the music that I enjoy. So, please come along for the ride. Follow my activities and blog updates here and on Twitter as I find it. Play it. Share it.
While I get a taste for creating my own tracks, the equipment I am currently using is not high-end, but does seem to allow me to create a great sound in my humble opinion.
I have just upgraded my software from the 2014 to the 2015 series, so hopefully I will like the new features of the Magix audio production bundle. I am excited to try out the Studio suite, as up until now I have been using Audacity for its cost-cutting and ease of use in fine-tuning the tracks.
Note: Watch for my review of the Magix Music Maker & Studio 2015 bundle on this site, coming in December !
I am listening to:
I just launched new web spaces over at google+ and YouTube. Simply titled AnteUp, I am hoping to bring live updating to all my online music accounts over the next little while and establish a pattern with it, meaning that as well as Soundcloud, I will be updating google+ and YouTube all at the same time (hopefully).