Rock sensations Måneskin continue to take the world by storm as they win the vote for Best Rock Act at the annual MTV Europe Music Awards tonight in Budapest, becoming the first Italian act in history to win a global category, and emerging victorious in the same category as Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, and The Killers. The latest accolade comes hot on the heels of their sold out European tour and an opening performance for The Rolling Stones concert in Las Vegas last week.
One of Italy’s greatest musical exports, Osvaldo Supino is actually the most recognized and awarded independent Italian artist abroad at this moment. He has recently released his new single, ‘Lights Down Low’, the follow on from his best selling album, ‘Sparks’, which came out two years ago. Certified for eight million streams, ‘Sparks’ ensured Osvaldo’s place in history, and making him one of only four Italian artists, along with Laura Pausini, Eros Ramazzotti and Il Volo, to have been interviewed by CNN.
Volare or All My Crazy Love is an Italian movie directed by Gabriele Salvatores who is known for his Oscar foreign-language film Mediterraneo in 1991. Recently, Gabriele Salvatores has helmed the teen superhero franchise The Invisible Boy. His latest film Volare is based on the translated bestseller by Fulvio Ervas, which was inspired by a true story, where the story is about a boozing lounge singer, Willi played by the famous Claudio Santamaria, who accidentally intersects with his teen son, whom he has never met.
Talented fashionista turned musician Giulia returns with a brand new music video to accompany her gutsy single ‘Trippin’. Set in space, the video is an interplanetary delight. Giulia (and her fellow cosmic compadres) travel through the stars in an ethereal and elegant way with section of contemporary dance and movement interspersed throughout. The styling of the video is superb throughout, and the addition of UV face-paint gives the video an otherworldly feel. Giulia’s performance is magnetic throughout, and her mesmeric stage presence ensures that all eyes are on her.
After the triumphant release of ‘EQUINOXE INFINITY’, the 40 year sequel to his legendary album, ‘EQUINOXE’, Jean-Michel Jarre has returned with a remix EP, which highlights three tracks from the album, and transforms them into instant club classics. There is also a special 12″ exclusive edition available tomorrow, April 13, for Record Store Day.
Italian artist Aurora Kuda explores the conflict and confusion which are parts of the highs and lows of chasing and holding onto love, with her latest song, and accompanying video, ‘Vivo Persa’. The title roughly translates into English as meaning, ‘Life Is Lost’, and tells a tale which will be instantly recognisable to anyone who has experienced the complications implicit with their desire to be wanted and needed.
In 2011 a group of musicians joined forces to create NODe, an acronym from the phrase, “Not Ordinary, Dead”. The Italian powerhouse of a band transcends genres, times, and influences, with a sound that blends indie, pop, punk, new wave, and darkwave, they’ve come together as post-modern pop, and their latest single, ‘S.O.D.A.’ is a good example of their style.