Melanie De Biasio | Lilies

“Lilies” is new upcoming new album by multi-instrumentalist Melanie De Biasio casting a mesmerising shadow over the proceedings alongside her long-term ensemble of players. The album is released through Le Label/Play It Again Sam and is available on Bandcamp.

“For me, Lilies has a darkness, but it’s also luminous. After my experiences with ‘No Deal’ and ‘Blackened Cities’, I just wanted to retreat to a cave with my Pro-Tools, my computer, and my cheap, 100Euro Shure SM-58 microphone. I could have gone to a big studio, made a big production – but I wanted none of that. I wanted to go back to the seed of creativity, the simplest materials. I was in this room where there was no light, no night or day at all, no heat. Very uncomfortable. But I felt free. I was happy to have this feeling – ‘I don’t need more, I have everything I need here.’” – Melanie De Biasio

 

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melanie de biasio | blackened cities

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After her second release “No Deal” back in 2013, Belgian singer Melanie de Biasio is back with her new EP “Blackened Cities”. “Melanie de Biasio’s 25 minute-long track “Blackened Cities” is already attracting whispers suggesting it could be ‘her masterpiece.’ Inspired by the post-industrial landscape of her home-town Charleroi, Blackened Cities finds unexpected hope rediscovered in cities such as Manchester, Detroit and Bilbao.” Watch the teaser clip below.

Released through Play It Again Sam on 20th May, order on iTunes.

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favourite things | 2.15

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Most of the tracks in the “favourite things 2.15”-selection are well known to the bklyn-audience. The february-collection holds 29 tracks and 1:56hrs of selected songs out of our monthly soundcloud research.

Featuring: Eska, Leon Bridges, Ghostpoet, Phil France, Dabrye, Melanie De Biasio, The Cinematic Orchestra, Lapalux, Romare, Jonwayne, Flako, Mo Kolours, Henry Wu, Pazmal & Corey Chase, Brady Watt, SWARVY, C.Scott, KA-YU, Freddie Joachim, Jordan Rakei, Tom Misch, FloFilz, Ivan Ave, BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah, Action Bronson, Rapper Big Pooh, Fulgeance & DJ Scientist, Joey Bada$$, Cannibal Ox, L’Orange, Declaime and Robert Glasper.

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melanie de biasio | no deal remixed

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Melanie De Biasio‘s acclaimed new album ‘No Deal’ will be released as ‘No Deal Remixed’ on February 23rd. Gilles Peterson called upon some of the most exciting names across the jazz, electronic and indie worlds to rework Melanie De Biasio’s acclaimed new album No Deal, including EELS, The Cinematic Orchestra, Hex, Jonwayne and Seven Davis Junior.

Out on Play It Again Sam, available on iTunes or direct.

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favourite things | 12.14

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Our 2014 final “Favourite Things” collection for 2014 is packed with 2:20 hours of selected music.

The set features music through various styles of music, by artists and producers such as Sly Johnson, Iamnobodi, Kerem Akdag, D’Angelo, House Shoes, Swarvy, Es-K, J Rocc, Binkbeats, dko, Jay Prince, Billie Black, Rainy Milo, Tom Misch & Carmody, .sinh, The Broken Orchestra, Handsberg, Melanie De Biasio, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, DJM trio, Ambrose Akinmusire, B Williams, José James, Gadget, ShunGu, Jonwayne, Hus Kingpin & Rozewood, Kaytranada, Portico, Coultrain, Made in M and Joey Bada$$.

Check out our (almost) daily updated soundcloud page.

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Melanie De Biasio | No Deal

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Melanie De Biasio is a graduate of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and already an acclaimed artist in her home country of Belgium and in the neighbouring Francophone nation to the south. Initially heralded as a new voice in jazz! After her first album in 2007 “A Stomach Is Burning” featuring Steve Houben, she released her second album “No Deal” on PIAS Le Label back in 2013.

The album is available on iTunes, HHV or Amazon.

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