On Repeat Today: Long Shot, X Makeena

I’ve known X Makeena for a long time. They’re originally from Brittany, and I discovered them at a small live concert. The music was great, and they put up a show as well! Lights, smoke, masks, costumes, dances, … It was pretty great.

It also happens to be great background music when I’m working, so I’ll often put one of their albums on loop for the whole day. If you like Dub, Drum & Bass, all mixed with hip hop, you should like it too! ? Enjoy!

On Repeat Today: The Wolves, Ben Howard

Falling from high places, falling through lost spaces,
Now that we’re lonely, now that there’s nowhere to go.
Watching from both sides, these clock towers burning up,
I lost my time here, I lost my patience with it all.

On Repeat Today: Waxx

A mix of styles and instruments, and some serious skills!

It was really hard to pick a single song, so I’d really recommend the whole YouTube channel!

If you only have time for one song, let it be that one:

On Repeat Today: Hallelujah, Jeff Buckley

Leonard Cohen was a legend. He was an influential songwriter, and Hallelujah was one of his most popular songs. I really like Jeff Buckley’s interpretation. It will always be one of my favorite songs. I like so much we played it at our wedding ceremony. ?

So here it is. Enjoy.

On Repeat Today: Dear Flowered Lips, Makrohang

Love rock? Love drums? Looking for something without vocals, minimal and yet so rich. Meet Makrohang, a Hungarian trio that I hope to see live some day!

h/t Lele-Húber Edit

On Repeat Today: Right Here, Right Now — Fatboy Slim

An oldie, but a goodie! It’s my daughter’s new favourite! ?

This weekend we went on a little road trip, and ended up playing the same cassette tape over and over again all weekend long. It was a tape I created some 17 years ago, and was a mix of The Offspring’s Americana, and Fatboy Slim’s You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby. It’s still good music, especially when you don’t have much else to listen to. ? My daughter quickly recognised the song’s intro; it seems we’ll have to start listening to Fatboy Slim at home as well!

On Repeat Today: Paris on t’aime aussi, Ena-N

I’m not Parisian. Hell, I wouldn’t even call myself French. But I really liked the video below. It was released a few days ago and feels like a good preview of what Paris can be, whether you’re a local or a tourist.

On Repeat Today: Grand Départ — Fritz Kalkbrenner

You’ve probably heard of Paul Kalkbrenner, best known for the movie “Berlin Calling“. His brother, Fritz Kalkbrenner, is also a DJ and just released a new Album, “Grand Départ”. Enjoy!

On Repeat Today: Wax & Wire, Loch Lomond

Scotland is becoming a thing on this blog. After Closet Organ last week, I would like you to discover another band, Loch Lomond. Contrary to what the name suggests, they’re not actually Scottish though; They’re from Portland, OR. I’d have a hard time describing their music genre though (just pop, maybe?), so I’ll just let you listen and enjoy.

Their SoundCloud profile is here if you’d like to start following them!

On Repeat Today: Pop Tarts and Panther Milk, Closet Organ

Do you like Grunge? You’ll love Closet Organ! It was hard to pick a specific track, because I like the whole album.

I’ve been listening to their album on repeat for the past couple of days, and I find it helps me concentrate, while reminding me of the old days when Nirvana was one of my favourite bands ?