We totally get it if you associate Portugal mainly with stunning nature, an incredible coastline and its warmhearted residents. Yet we would like to add another very worthwile aspect to your list: The Casino Royal. Familiar to many of our listeners already since we are proud to have released three albums of the Portuguese Band so far, The Casino Royal returns with a best of that sums up 10 years full of music and a unique sense of life. As the name implies James Bond fans will feel at home. Seductive and dreamy themes meet bold brass and an endless stream of groove and swing carries the audience. Always on board: Patricia Roque whose singing offers everything from awe-inspiring goosebumps to exulting emotions.But there’s more: Confirmed Bossa Nova fans will get their money’s worth just as all Lounge and hand-made music maniacs. Thrown from one mood into another by jumping from song to song this musical collection promises its listeners an unforgettable journey rich in variety and simply on point.
This June marks the beginning of a series of albums and EP’s recorded at the studio in the confines of the lauded Parisian Hotel Costes, inaugurating the scheduled releases is ’12 Days A Week’, a new album from the duo behind the project, Masomenos.
‘’After more than fifteen volumes of the Hôtel Costes’ infamous compilation series, selected and mixed by Stephane Pompougnac, there remained a huge demand to deliver new releases. The hotel chose instead to grow its musical presence over streaming platforms, accepting an invitation to become a curator for Apple music, where they release monthly playlists curated by the Studio HC team in collaboration with Watch Your Music.
During this time and a planned expansion of the hotel, a music production studio was introduced, hidden in the maze of the soon to be bigger Costes. STUDIO HC is run by the Masomenos team who have a long history of collaboration with the hotel in various forms and over the past two years have invited and worked with both classical and jazz musicians at, Masomenos merged into different entities to become merely a conductor, unearthing a wide array of different bands, and creating an intriguing yet warm, acoustic and electronic, downtempo/ambient sound for STUDIO HC. As a result the label is due to present seven albums and eight EPS to be released across the next two years from those involved in this endeavor.’’
Here ’12 Days A Week’ sees Masomenos, composed of Joan Costes and Adrien De Maublanc, deliver a modern tribute to the downtempo aesthetic of the revered compilation series, delivering a wide array of ethereal moods, textured atmospherics, organic drum grooves and avant garde jazz influences.
The duo have a long history of collaboration with the Hotel, having headed up a previous series focusing on a more minimal oriented sound with releases from Glacial, Seuil and themselves with their ‘Costes presents Bon Voyage’ project.
Here though ’12 Days A Week’ definitely marks a new era in the Masomenos Sound and the beginning of an exciting few years worth of music to come…
Molly (Rex Club): Beautiful !
Varoslav (Rue De Plaisance): nice! perfect music for my monthly show on rinse france. good vibes!
Alejandro Mosso (Hivern Discs, Meander, Third Ear): beautiful music!!! Congrats
Demi (Deeper Substance): full support…thank you for these and cannot wait for the rest to follow
Ryan Crosson (Visionquest): LOOOOOOVE!
Julietta (Sushitech / Harry Klein Records): Lovely!
Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister / K7): Great sounds ! Thanks !
Reboot (Cadenza, Cocoon): Superb music! love it
Stillhead (Traum, Med School, Here & Now): Some wonderful sound design in here!
Michael Serafini (WNUR, Gramophone Records Chicago): Beautiful Album! Reminds me slightly of Aqua Bassino or Saint Germain. Great work
When Andrea Amaducci started his new crazy selfie series we immediately knew we had the artwork for our 2018 summer tunes collection. From daytime balearic galore to the last “back to mine” jazz nugget via dancefloor discoid mayhem, this is a journey into sound by, Balearic Gabba Sound System‘s main man and Hell Yeah‘s boss, Marco Gallerani. Till next selfie, cheers.
Incl. Music from Tempelhof & Gigi Masin, Gallo, Max Essa, Kito Jempere, Somerville & Wilson, The Vendetta Suite, Uninc & Kolomensky & many more
Just in time to warm up your winter, Hell Yeah revisit the peerless recent Tsuki album from ambient and Balearic masters Tempelhof & Gigi Masin. Trancendental and dreamy drums characterise the new age ‘Corner Song’, which is the sound of laying back on a boat and bobbing up and down on gentle seas at sunrise. It’s organic and soothing to the max. The other original is ‘Flying Man’, a suspensory film that feels like floating amongst the clouds on a humid afternoon. Wordless vocals add a heavenly feel to the lush and all encompassing chords and pads and nothing sounds sweeter than being lost in this one. It is Corner Song that gets remixed by Good Timin’ and Running Back man Jex Opolis. Famous for his disco infused synth pop sound he is a master of his own musical world. His version is eight minutes of laid-back tropicalia. Slowly churning drums and knotted funk-bass prop it up as an eco-system of pops, clicks and hits add to the steamy and sensuous groove.
A new trippy wild selection from the ever eclectic Hell Yeah Recordings‘ catalogue. includes oldies-goldies, unreleased music, remixes and rainbows by Mushrooms Project, Max Essa, Prins Thomas, Radio Slave, Riccio, Quiroga, Reverso 68 and more. Selected by label head-honcho Marco”peeDoo”Gallerani.
On her debut album ‘Firebird’, Larissa White closes the door on the demons of her past with a bang. Her electric lyrics talk about love, hatred, vengeance and self-determination. Electronic beats meet emotional ballads and powerful pop songs. Every song incorporates different elements of style, borrowing from popular genres such as trap, drum’n’bass, trip hop, electro and indietronic. Larissa White is a strong but broken woman confidently trying to clear up her past. Her electric lyrics constantly hover between self-determination and the influence of others, between love and hate, strength and weakness. She wants to take revenge on the demons of her past, yet draws all her energy from those very demons. Failed love affairs and wrong decisions have made her who she is today. The one to catch the beautiful queen – the firebird – will both be blessed and damned.
Larissa is radio host at 1LIVE (WDR) and official show sidekick of Jan Böhmermann (ZDF Neo), producer Niels Reinhard is part of Laserkraft 3D and other projects.