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Author Archives: Cody DeFalco

  • Melissa Weikart

    Melissa Weikart is a French/American vocalist, pianist, and composer originally from Boston, US, currently based in Strasbourg, FR. Her musical approach is shaped by her passion for experimental vocal harmony and formative training as a classical pianist. Melissa’s solo songwriting project has been described as a playfully intimate dialogue between voice and piano, inviting listeners …

  • Darius Jones

    Over the past decade, Darius Jones has created a recognizable voice as a critically acclaimed saxophonist and composer by embracing individuality and innovation in the tradition of African-American music. “Jones’ concept is proudly his own,” writes Philip Clark in The Wire. “[His music] poses big questions about the relationship between the African-American tradition of spirituals, …

  • Maurice Louca

    Maurice Louca, one of the most gifted musicians and composers on Egypt’s thriving underground music scene, announces his new album Saet El-Hazz (The Luck Hour), to be released September 24, 2021 via Sub Rosa and Northern Spy. The forthcoming full-length album draws voraciously on Arabic music, psychedelic folk, and free improv and the lead single …

  • Melvin Gibbs

    Melvin Gibbs is a composer, musician, artist, and writer, born, raised, and currently based in Brooklyn, N.Y.  He has been called “the greatest bassist in the world” by Time Out New York magazine and was last year’s winner of JazzTimes Magazine’s Critics Poll in the category: Electric Bass. His wide-ranging musical resume includes membership in bands …

  • Masma Dream World

    Masma Dream World is the solo recording project of multi-disciplinary artist/healer Devi Mambouka. Born to a Gabonese ambassador and a Singaporean mother, Devi (pronounced: day-vee), is a child of the world, and one who learned to tap into her inner magic to overcome trauma, abuse, and addiction. Singing is the refuge Devi has known since she was six …

  • Allegra Krieger

    On Allegra Krieger’s Precious Thing, out March 4 with Northern Spy, the singer-songwriter tries to capture fleeting moments in a world that is sick from itself. With a voice that rings like a windchime signaling a storm coming, Allegra masterfully weaves together ephemeral moments as life barrels by her unforgivingly. From singing about sharing a …

  • Ceramic Dog

    By May 2020, Marc Ribot had begun to find being depressed depressing. The guitarist and his Ceramic Dog trio—bassist/multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith—hadn’t played for months. So, all involved decided to head to Ismaily’s Figure 8 Recording studio in Brooklyn to record what would become Hope, set for release June 25 on Northern …

  • Psymon Spine

    Psymon Spine’s latest album Charismatic Megafauna explored complicated feelings and catharsis through a singular approach to left-of-center indie, electronic and dance sounds. The release earned praise from publications such as Paste, FLOOD, Brooklyn Vegan, Under The Radar, and NME, and saw playlist support from NPR Music (New Music Friday), Spotify (All New Indie, undercurrents, Fresh …

  • Josh Johnson

    When Chicago-area native Josh Johnson moved to Los Angeles eight years ago, he thought his stay would be temporary. The saxophonist and keyboardist would spend a year or two there: enough time to learn from two of his heroes, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, but not a complete geographic pivot. After all, for musicians — especially those making …

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