Bugge Wesseltoft is a jazz musician who's already played quite a few times in Romania be it in Bucharest's Control, Gârâna in Semenic or Smida in the amazingly Carpathian Apuseni Mountains. Other than making a dull list of names of musicians with who he's collaborated with and correlate things unnecessary you should just listen to his music, which to our view here at Inertia Movement is a continuous research of dynamics, an equilibrium between sensibility and soundscapes, trust and improvisation with the people who's playing out there on stage. He has very friendly wiseness in approach in an enabling facet always looking for the challenge of improvisation. Bugge's concerts really take further the early spirit of jazz which more than technical and technology or versatility is about the connection with the people having as a background the music and rhythms of the world.
Eyal Talmudi is a Israeli jazz-fusion musician and producer I met in Berlin in 2016, where I was lucky to join one of the most passionate and effervescent performances of this genre: loads of dancing, bouncing, shouting and singalonging. All this amazing stuff was done with only two musicians on stage. He was there performing with his band Malox at a benefit concert for Syrian immigrants. The stage seemed though too small especially while started to be flooded with the great people there enjoying the gig.
Interview with the one of Tel Aviv’s most young promising jazz-hip-hop-soul bands, the four-piece Alaska Snack Time. Young men with synths, a guitar, digital and acoustic drums, a saxophone and the help of vocoder on some tunes (yes, indeed they are multi-instrumentists) are audacious explorers of new ways to create soul music for the future.
Florian Meyer aka "Don't DJ" also part of the "Paradon't" and "The Durian Brothers" projects is a DJ and producer based in Berlin known in particular for his polyrhythmic approach to electronic music and his exoticism passion.
This article's interview happened during my stay in Berlin for the Ableton Loop in November after the festival. It exercises and dwells in exploring doors of music realities and individuality that exist in current times and contexts based on recent history facts and artifacts.
Worldwide FM is broadcasting starting this year most of the acts happening at Worldwide Festival is now in testing and transmitting intermittently the fantastic music played and dj-ed live during the event.
Inertia Movement spoke with Gilles about Worldwide FM and the Worldwide festival platform supporting musicians. Starting track is produced by Leron Thomas who played yesterday at Worldwide Festival and who recently signed with Brownswood Recordings.
In 2015 Telekom Electronic Beats festival added Bucharest to the city venues where the Telekom sponsored festival and platform happens in Europe. Inertia Movement and Sound Hub were offered the occasion to interview Brandt Brauer Frick during the festival before their concert in "Ateleierul de Producție". Courtesy of Telekom Romania.
Mr. Roger Robinson is a Trinidad born and Brixton based poet and musician. I discovered him through his collaborations with Kevin Martin known as The Bug. As a trio, alongside musician and fashion designer Kiki Hitomithey form King Midas Sound (KMS) a contemporary dub-lovers rock band. He tours the world with this band but also attends and performs his poetry at special events.
Mr. Inglis is a band manager but I’ve figured it out: he’s a professional one-man-show Management team, PR Agency, Booking Agency & friend. That type of music industry folks that are urban legends. Nobody these days has the panache and sincerity for doing everything and dedicating their personal life to an artist's or musician’s success. I knew I had to interview this man, a rare (I thought dead) species of gentlemen.