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Deaf Preachers, Rock & Energy at the maximum.

Deaf Preachers, Rock & Energy at the maximum.

This month, discover Deaf Preachers. An amazing Rock band, between garage-rock and punk-rock. They have been playing since 2006 and the only word is: ENERGY. They are launching a new EP this month, more than one year after the first album. For this and more below, they are our Music band of the month. End of 2006, the group was founded under the name The Bagro’s. Since then, they have been constantly playing and pushing the limits of energy on stage. When you listen to their music, one huge influence comes to our minds: The Stooges. In deed, the same energy, an outstanding, high voltage guitar, big drums and a virtuose at the bass. It is pure, crystal clear and will definitely burst your ears. The garage rock has never been so modern and true to its roots. In 2009, they made their first public appearance in a rock festival,…

Sissel Kyrkjebø, the voice of heaven… purely magical.

Sissel Kyrkjebø, the voice of heaven… purely magical.

If you love beautiful voices, you need to know this amazing artist, Sissel Kyrkjebø. Her voice is like hearing the sound of an angel. She is a great artist and at luxury activist, she is in our speakers every day. She is our music artist of the month. Sissel from Norway… Sissel Kyrkjebø was born in June 24th 1969 in Bergen, a city in the west coast of Norway. She is mostly known as Sissel. She is also considered as one of the world’s top crossover sopranos and her musical style is very broad. From pop, towards folk, classical vocals and opera. What strikes us when you hear her voice for the first time, is that she was a beautiful crystal voice. She sounds like if the doors of heaven have opened just at that precise moment you hear it. Fantastic. Her wide vocal range, brings her for performances going from…

MTV Video Music Awards – biggest show ever.

MTV Video Music Awards – biggest show ever.

Last night was the MTV Video Music Awards. Year by year they make it bigger, stronger and with more stars. And every year, the goal is to sign the biggest performance of all. So each artist prepares himself like the half-time Super-Bowl. This year, 3 artists competed for the best live performance. Yes, nothing to do with the awards, just to show up and to make the buzz. So the nominees are Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Probably from these 3 performers, Miley Cyrus definitely won. If you did not see it why yet, just check it here: So Lady Gaga, bizarre as usual. Lots of costumes, wigs and dancers. Miley Cirus showed basically her body (to stay polite) and Katy Perry, well, she did what she could. According to people faces, everything was pretty boring but I would keep 2 major moments : Justin Timberlake huge performance,…

Daft Punk is finally…. BACK!

Daft Punk is finally…. BACK!

Some music groups became legends in time and after a while, others like Daft Punk built their own legend since the first album. Now 20 years after the first album they are back and damn… it is really good. Flashback. The origins of Daft Punk It all started in 1987 when Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Emmanuel de Homem-Christo met in high school in Paris. They started doing some samples and doing music together. In 1991, with Laurent Brancowitz (later the leading guitar of Phoenix) they founded Darlin’. We can say everything went very fast at that time. As soon as the group was formed, they record 2 singles: Darlin’, a cover from The Beach Boys, and Cindy So Loud under the english label Duophonic. But the way things started fast it also ended up fast. Indeed the group did not find the success hoped. They only sold 1’500 records. The british magazine,…

2013 is all about coming backs…

2013 is all about coming backs…

What is happening with the music industry? Was last year the end of a cycle and this year the beginning of a new one? In any case, 2013 is already marked by the return of major artists. No coming outs, just coming backs ! check it out. DAVID BOWIE At 66 years old, we could think that David Bowie would just enjoy a peaceful retirement. Well, we would be wrong. This beginning of the year shows the return of the british singer with the hypnotic voice. A first single called Where are you now? was revealed as you can watch it in the video above. A soft ballad under the travel theme. According to the star manager, a new full album is coming in march 2013.   PRINCE Prince is back again. A new website and new songs. You can discover his new website at the following url: http://20pr1nc3.com. The new…

A List Of 5 Guitarists Of The Current Generation

A List Of 5 Guitarists Of The Current Generation

A List Of 5 Guitarists Of The Current Generation You may have read many lists mentioning the greatest guitar players of all time. These lists tend to become repetitive, with many of the same rock stars making it to the top of the list. We decided to highlight the major guitar players who have been in the limelight in the last 10 years. 1. Chris Broderick   He made his debut as the lead guitarist of Megadeth on 4th February, 2008. He has toured the world in the last few years playing at sold out stadiums. He re-invented the band as proved by their albums Endgame and THIRT3EN. He appreciates all guitar playing styles. This year, he was on the GiganTour. 2. Tosin Abasi   He is famous for playing the 8 string guitar. Tosin is the part of Animals as Leaders. He made way with the release of ‘Illusion…

Robbie Williams takes the crown… new album.

Robbie Williams takes the crown… new album.

This fall, Robbie Williams is releasing his ninth studio album called Take the Crown. Here are the details. The album was already released in the UK beginning of November and it contains already a big hit with the song “Candy”. Check here the official video clipin which we can see Robbie Williams in the role of an Angel. It is a Pop song and the theme is about a girl who thinks she is simply great! “Candy” was written by Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow and Terje Olsen, while production was handled by Jacknife Lee. The album contains 11 songs and here is the track listing: Be a boy Gospel Candy Different Shit on the Radio All that I want Hunting for you Into the Silence Hey wow Yeah Yeah Not like the others Losers (featuring Lissie) The Deluxe version has 2 more songs: Reverse and the famous Eight Letters. This one was fully performed by…

Lana Del Rey, purely essential.

Lana Del Rey, purely essential.

Do you know Lana Del Rey? Well, you should because she is the next big thing. She is an American singer and song writer. You probably know her first big hit called Video Games. Since october 2011, her album Born to Die became a big hit in more than 7 countries including the US. Her real name is Elisabeth Woolridge Grant,she was born in New York and grew up in Lake Placid, NY. She has chose this name because she wanted to create an universe that she would be able to create music around. She also has lots of friends in Miami  with whom she speaks often spanish. After some slow start with her career, she got a huge big hit last summer with her song Video Games. In deed, this song was released first digitally in August 2011 as the album would be ready of release only in October….

Limousine II, just relax and dream…

Limousine II, just relax and dream…

Limousine is finally launching its second album, simply called II. Author in 2009 of the sublime soundtrack for the short film Lila (french Cesars 2010), the training led

SoundCloud, the myspace killer?

SoundCloud, the myspace killer?

One of the most fashionable words in 2011 was “cloud”. And it will continue in 2012. After Apple’s iCloud, another one growing very fast is SoundCloud. It is an online audio distribution platform which allows collaboration, promotion and distribution of audio recordings. Some people consider it is a myspace killer. Originally from Sweden, SoundCloud quickly got installed in Berlin-Germany in August 2007. It was founded by sound designer Alex Ljung and artist Eric Wahlforss. It had the intention of allowing musicians to share recordings with each other, but later transformed into a full publishing tool which also allowed musicians to distribute their music tracks. Basically, you can record your original-sound and share it with your friends, ask them what they think about it or even share it throughout the social networks. Of course, all records need to be original and you should be the owner (or have the official rights) to…

Amy Winehouse – Lioness, Hidden treasures

Amy Winehouse – Lioness, Hidden treasures

In the music industry, you have artists that pass by, others make one big shot and are forever gone and others… become legends. This is the case of Amy Winehouse. After her death last july, a new album is coming in december – Lioness hidden treasures. The “chick from London” was an English singer-songwriter known for her powerful deep contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres including R&B, soul and jazz. Winehouse’s 2003 debut album, Frank, was critically successful in the UK. Her 2006 follow-up album, Back to Black, led to six Grammy Award nominations and five wins, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made Winehouse the first British female to win five Grammys, including three of the “Big Four”: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Following her tragic death in July, some of the closest producers and musicians who worked with Amy Winehouse, among them Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi,spent time listening to many recordings that Amy had made before, during, and after release of “Frank” and “Back…

Scarlett Johansson, the Voice.

Scarlett Johansson, the Voice.

At Luxury Activist, we discovered that Scarlett Johansson sings! And it is not bad at all. Who remembers the famous “Bonnie & Clyde” song by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot? It is based on an English language poem written by Bonnie Parker herself a few weeks before she and Clyde Barrow were shot, entitled “The Trail’s End”. Here is the original text written by Bonnie herself: The Trail’s End by Bonnie Parker  “You’ve read the story of Jesse James of how he lived and died. If you’re still in need; of something to read, here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde. Now Bonnie and Clyde are the Barrow gang I’m sure you all have read. how they rob and steal; and those who squeal, are usually found dying or dead. There’s lots of untruths to these write-ups; they’re not as ruthless as that. their nature is raw; they hate all the law, the stool pidgeons, spotters…

Is Elīna Garanča the new Callas?

Is Elīna Garanča the new Callas?

For all Fans of Opera, only one name is flaming all hearts today: Elīna Garanča.
Some people say she is the new Callas. Does it make sense? Actually it does.

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