New York City




PHOTOS: Pixx live at Irving Plaza

Young English artist Pixx came to New York for just one show: her label 4AD put her on stage at Irving Plaza together with Australians Methyl Ethyl and locals Lemon Twigs. Pixx plays together with a keyboarder and guitarist so she can focus mostly on singing and that works well[…]

PHOTOS: Ariah& Enchants at The Delancey + EP Review

Where to begin… it’s difficult to pick only one favorite song from Ariah&‘s excellent self-titled debut EP. The collection of songs immediately drew me in, like snorkeling in Caribbean crystal turquoise waters, following a swarm of colorful fish, going deep, and deeper and realizing that you can only go that far with a[…]

PHOTOS: Blak Emoji Mesmerize at Irving Plaza

Easily among our top favorite artists of 2016: Blak Emoji! Behind the electro-pop-rock project is vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kelsey. While he is recording the Blak Emoji tracks by himself with the finishing touches of different producers, Kelsey expands his solo act to a four-piece band when playing live. We are lucky to having[…]

VIDEO: Wall – Last Date

Dark, no-wave and post-punk four-piece Wall from New York City dropped their video to “Last Date” today, and like their music, the video is somewhat simple at first glance and sparse yet definitely fascinating! There might be no middle ground because you either dig that kind of sound or you don’t. But if[…]

PHOTOS: Letters to Nepal live at Cake Shop

We have seen New York via Siberia duo Letters to Nepal many times and there is always something new happening at their shows. At the core, they are a vocals plus laptop boy/girl duo but they tend to include new instruments, like an electric lamellaphone on stage. That helps to create magical,[…]

NEW TRACK: Negative Gemini – Rollercoaster

Three weeks before the release of her debut album “Body Works” Negative Gemini releases another track “Rollercoaster”, which features less vocals and reminds me more of her earlier work. Negative Gemini plays a Mondo.NYC showcase at Bowery Electric on September 15th.


With his instantly appealing, soft and rich vocals, Jon Prezant holds our attention from the start. Initially, “Only Love” appears to be a slow, quiet song but rapidly picks up speed, and then it evolves into a stunning dance beat number with pulsating drums, big synth arrangements, beautifully soaring vocals and everything else we desire[…]

SONG PICK: Mothica – Out Of It

Brooklyn DIY singer/producer Mothica is on the pursuit of the perfect mix between pop and experimental electronic music and with her new single “Out of It”, she shows how this elusive goal can be achieved. The song has a classic lyrics-equals-song-title sing-along chorus, but she also fills it with enough[…]