According to Wikipedia, “Populuxe” was a consumer culture and aesthetic in the USA in the 1950s and 1960s, with the term being a combination of “popular” and “luxury”. It’s a particularly apt name for the modern-art trio from Brooklyn, New York, who constantly find ways to reinvent themselves, with each new release. Their latest album, ‘Lumiere’, released last year, is a lush, aesthetically pleasing, mash-up of sounds akin to that of Pink Floyd and David Bowie.
We’ve followed John Tracy’s career for a few years now, and he first came to our attention with his single, ‘Midnight Moon’, in July 2017, then ‘Silent Night’ that October, and ‘Home’ last year. Now he’s back with his latest track, ‘Love True Just For You’, a hearfelt love song, which comes with a beautiful music video.
Fr Eazzy – aka Far Rock Eazzy, is a rap artist from Rockaway, Queens, and styled as the King Of New York. With slick verses and high energy choruses, and his crew who call themselves, RoRo Life (Real Only Recognise Real Official), he’s taking over the world. Fr Eazzy has also started the RoRo Entertainment Company, to help him along in pursuing his dreams. His latest single, ‘The Weekend’, comes with a powering music video.
Earthquake Lights, from New York City, put a different spin on modern rock, with their love of both heavy guitars and softer tones, and inspirations including the likes of Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Beck, and The Who. Their debut album, ‘Distress Signals’, is out early next year and was recorded first at Douglass Recording, Brooklyn, and then Abbey Road Studios, London.
After successful pop-up shops in LA and NYC, deadmau5 and mau5trap – along with The Pop-up Agency and Mclaren are bringing back ‘lots of stuff in a store’. This time the pop-up shop experience will travel across the Atlantic to the UK for a special run of dates to coincide with mau5’s headline shows.
Scott Gray makes his home in Nashville Tennessee, but his jazz-pop songs emphasise narrative and echo New York voices, including the likes of Leonard Cohen, Laura Nyro, Billy Joel, and Norah Jones. He also draws from the older New York too, such as musical theatre, film soundtracks, and the smokey after-hours sound of the speakeasy.
Still aged only 15, Kellie-Anne is already an accomplished artist. Originally from Quebec City in Canada, Kellie-Anne lived in Dubai for eight years, from the age of 6, and moved to New York City last year. She comes from a music-loving family, but is the only one to want to pursue it as a career, which has seen her as a contestant on The Voice Kids in Canada back in 2016.