For those of us sweating off pounds in Miami heat, it’s a fight for survival out here. Not only have we given up on wearing makeup altogether, but we’re finding the urge to leave our sweet, sweet A/C increasingly more difficult. Something that does inspire us to leave the house, no matter the outside degree, is checking out our favorite makers and goods that are entirely 305. Check out some beautiful local items we think would get anyone out of the house and help you survive the season.
(more…)Jam Crush: Femina
There’s always music playing in our office, something to get us through the workdays and keep us inspired as things get crazy. What we really love, among the bustle, are artists who sing our spirits and speak to what we want this world to be filled with: color, passion, and soul. Which is why when the unparalleled level of eclectic rhythms of Femina burst into our speakers, we were instantly impressed.
They’re a sister trio hailing from the Patagonian hills of Argentina, packing a punch with every lyric. Their sound infuses everything from quick-fire rap, to Latin folk, and anything quirky in between. What speaks to any listener is their loud messaging of self-empowerment and female power.
And their style? Just as absolutely awesome. It, and their music, is just as magical as you’d expect, taking you on a ride around the world and back into your heart. For any music fans living it up in Miami, we’re excited to say that they’ll be hitting Basement Miami at The Miami Beach Edition on Thursday, June 29th for an extra special intimate performance and everyone’s invited! Make sure to RSVP for the jam here but for now, close your eyes and jump into a new world:
By Prism Creative Group
Musical Personalities: Prism’s Favorites
Being a music editor or self-made aficionado in the platform doesn’t simple mean you like music or that you go to a few shows and festivals. Music lovers are constantly on the search for a new sound, a new feeling that’s incited, an old memory that needs reminding. We delve into the depths of music’s past, searching for trends that showcase its future. Over at Prism, music is our life-line, the air we breathe that keeps us alive. That’s why it’s in our name.
You can tell a lot about someone based on their musical tastes. Open-minded souls tend to find a variety of tones and rhythms interesting, casting aside genres and musical eras. Focused minds know exactly what they like and live happily knowing they’ve found what they need sonically. Of course, I’m generalizing, but when you ask someone who their all-time favorites are, expect to see where this person has traveled (if they’ve traveled at all), how far back their musical knowledge may range, and whether there are undercurrents of quirk to their personality.
We thought in order for you to get a better understanding of why we’ve been honored to be Disfunkshion’s music editors, you may need to know where we come from, musically speaking. So Isabella Acker and I (Pola Bunster) have each broken down our top five favorite musical acts of all time (in no particular order), with a short description why. Feel free to put your ear to these acts, you won’t regret it.
Rachel Price’s lead vocals are piercing, perfect for the “blue-eyed Soul” mastery of every song. The band creates an empowering movement in their music, with a booming female at the helm.
A Scottish singer-songwriter whose lyrics are uplifting, even in their times of sorrow. He comes with a wise and textured voice that propels his pop-rock sound.
This Texas native is at the forefront of the music industry’s current nostalgic revival of classic soul sounds. He seems to emanate straight from motown’s past, but entirely relevant in the present moment.
They gave us six years of billowing and dark Americana folk magic. The duo worked together to bring the dark magic of the South back onto every tongue, through every guitar riff and vocal.
As adorable as they are talented, this love-filled duo is as sweet as they come. Their voices are equally dreamy apart as they are blended together through gentle melodies and passionate lyrics.
This man is an influential force to the history of Soul. Many of his tracks have been replicated over time, others have become popular through his voice alone. The smoky texture of his voice and rhythms that border on Funk are unmatched.
One of the greatest songwriters of all time, don’t even argue with me on that one. His voice may not be the easiest to swallow, but the poetry behind every lyric is undeniable. He reinvented the wheel with every album, and he’s still a-changin’.
A 10-piece progressive-jazz and funk ensamble based in Brooklyn, Snarky Puppy has been single-handedly shifting the way complex instrumental music is being digested in the modern age. Anyone with ears can’t deny their immense talent.
An absolute monarch in music, jazz, soul, and otherwise. The classical training behind her piano talent is what colors the song, but it’s her pained and grandiose voice that gives the sound purity.
This is a nostalgic choice for me, with John Mayer getting me through the cattle-frenzy that was high school. He’s considered one of the best guitarists of his time, but I think his voice is like a well-worn sweater, and his lyrics the book you snuggle up to.Stacy Barthe: Citizen of the World
Citizen of the world, Stacy Barthe accomplishes many things that people would only dream of in their young lives, including traveling around the world, joining Alicia Keys at a dinner party and, of course, working with Britney Spears. Yet she remains one of the most humble singers and songwriters in the industry.
(more…)Getting Down with Wild Belle
The world of music is a magical place. Like a warp in time, it’s a portal to the soul of those who create it, expressing every last syllable that couldn’t otherwise have found a comfortable outlet. The connection between expresser and receiver is unparalleled when music is involved, shooting through the personal and into the plane of the cosmic. It’s sonic fate.