Psychedelic music doesn’t only exist under a clear, benevolent sky. It also invokes the dark night of the soul, where our deepest anguish is revealed.
1966 is a watershed year in music history. A huge amount of songs were big sellers on both sides of the Atlantic and somehow still seep into our bones.
In London and all over the UK at the beginning of the ‘80s, ex-punks with eccentric looks were getting the party started again, inventing synthetic pop inspired by glam rock and cabaret.
Ecstasy and pollen, feverish funk, electro sunrises, songs of change and seasonal dances from Vienna to Manaus.
The eargasm: a feeling of euphoria brought about by listening to sensual music...
Her enigmatic 40-year career has proved that anyone who thought she was a genius at 19 was right.
March, the month of flowers budding, of returning light. For the Romans it was the month of war, and of a mysterious world little known to us humans.
Part two of our tribute to the anonymous musicians behind almost every US pop hit of the era.
We salute the anonymous musicians behind almost every US pop hit of the era. Part one.
By the dawn of the 70s, the explosion of dancefloor music transformed the Italian pop scene.
In the late 60s, Italian Beat morphed into Psichedelica. Although very short-lived, Italian psychedelia is still distinctively unique.
The story of the 1960s Italian music and cultural beat revolution, when teenagers grew their hair long, hitchhiked like Kerouac’s characters, set up hundreds of guitar bands and Rome Piper Club became the Mecca of a generation of beatniks.
In record time, the Spanish singer has become one of the most fascinating and elusive artists on the pop scene, brilliantly blending her flamenco roots with hip-hop, R&B and electronic music.
30 songs to get a killer party your guests will never forget… While respecting prevention measures… Winter edition. Happy New Year 2021!
The continuously crashing crest of modern pop’s wave, found in the up and comers of Atlanta hip-hop.
A familiar reminder that happiness can be found anytime, even when the sky is grey.
At the turn of the ’70s, a new kinky playfulness begins to appear in the arts throughout Europe.
Four German electronic music pioneers took over the synthesiser in 1970s and changed pop music forever.
Here are 30 songs you need to listen before going out to party… While respecting prevention measures… This is our very latest summer edition.
It is the undefinable magic that he lent to the words and music of others that means Frank Sinatra will live on for a very long time.
A pop icon and music legend who has influenced artists such as David Bowie, Thom Yorke, and Leonard Cohen.
This is a movie for your imagination to watch as it wishes. In fact, you’re starring in it.
Decca’s offshoot label showcased some of Britain’s most happening pop, psychedelic and progressive artists of the late 60s.
To accompany our Motown Girls playlist, we salute the guys who shone for the world’s greatest pop and soul label.
A bittersweet selection of songs of love, loss, longing, and self loathing.
The legendary producer has creatively guided the likes of Johnny Cash, the Beastie Boys, Adele, and Kanye West over the last three decades.
While London was Swinging, this Detroit label defined the 60s of America. We celebrate their great female artists.
When you know you have a long dull winter ahead of you, this might be the moment to listen to songs about going away.
The golden days of autumn are now over, the leaves have turned brown and summer is but a distant memory.
1968 continues to resonate as a landmark year for rock, pop and soul. Discover our best singles of the year.
Was 1975 that a bad year for pop and a dead zone for new music like the great Bob Stanley says?
The end is not limited to inescapable and final death. There are other kinds of endings, when we say goodbye or farewell, we leave one another, we depart.
1966 proved to be such a wonderful year for music that it is worth documenting these great tracks that somehow avoided the radar.
Midnight in the semi-darkness of a nightclub. You’re sitting on a stool, effortlessly leaning against the bar.
Brian Wilson not only founded North America’s Beatles and wrote their songs, he changed the way music could be heard.
In the winter, nature goes to sleep, and it’s the perfect time to dive into a sea of lively, yet sad songs.