Listen To This: Chandelier Remix

Photo Credit - Indie Wire

Photo Credit – Indie Wire

I just found this cover, and remix, of Sia’s epic ‘Chandelier’ and I immediately fell in love. Matthew Heyer has transformed the song into something unrecognisable and utterly enthralling.

The Toulouse local has remixed Madilyn Bailey’s cover of the hit. Bailey has made a name for herself with incredible covers of Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX and Lorde and is another to keep a look out for.

The mix of Bailey’s slightly haunting vocals with Heyer’s tropical house and pop tinged sound makes for the perfect pairing. You can’t help but love it.

ps Did I mention you can download it for free? Enjoy!

Win: Tickets to The Script with The Huawei Culture Club

Photo Credit - The Script Official Site

Photo Credit – The Script Official Site

When The Script burst onto the scene with ‘Breakeven’ seven years ago, I was instantly drawn to their infectious rock / pop sound.

Their subsequent hits, and my personal favourites, ‘Man Who Can’t Be Moved’ and the change in direction that came with ‘Hall of Fame’ featuring will.i.a.m only served to cement their hugely successful career. This was alongside their selling 20-million records world-wide and having all three of their albums going multi-platinum the world over.

When I heard The Script were returning South Africa for a tour, a wave nostalgia washed over me and I put their music on repeat. Then when Huawei approached me and offered 3 x general standing tickets to give away for their show in Cape Town on 8 February at Grandwest, I couldn’t resist.

Huawei launched the Huawei Culture Club App last year and it is fast becoming a widely used platform to access everything related to the best music and entertainment events around the country. They also recently came onboard to sponsor electronic / dance music festival Ultra and they are showing are no signs of slowing down with their support for the industry.

I love what Huawei is doing and can’t wait to see what else is in store.

To enter to win those tickets The Script you have to:

1. Like Musical Mover on Facebook.

2. Post on the wall stating why you would love the tickets. It can be a few lines / a story / video / photo or anything you can come up.

It’s that simple.

The competition closes on Friday. Get going!

New Music: Jarryd James

Photo Credit - Pigeons and Planes

Photo Credit – Pigeons and Planes

I recently stumbled upon Australian native, Jarryd James and have had his music on repeat since. Fans of Jamie Woon take note, you will absolutely adore his music.

The selection of his music is despairingly little, with only ‘Do You Remember‘ available for streaming and it leaves you wanting to hear more. James brings his soulful tinged sound to the love song that tugs at your heart strings.

It has become an instant favourite and I will be on the look out the second he releases anything more.

He will be one of the support acts for another of my favourites Angus and Julia Stone, when they tour Australia this month so if you can, try and go to one of their shows!

ps You can buy ‘Do You Remember’ here.

Sponsored Video: Ballantine’s x INSA

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Photo Credit – Ballantine’s

“The internet has changed our view on art and I wanted to cross both worlds and make work that existed in the online space even more than it existed in the real world…” – INSA

There is a no more prevalent visual medium for communicating nowadays than a GIF. They can be spotted on your favourite site, always inducing a chuckle at the 90’s nostalgia it brings. Now imagine a GIF that was created using space satellites. Intrigued? I thought you might be.

The idea came about when renowned, and anonymous, graffiti artist INSA teamed up with Ballantine’s for the project. It took place in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most vibrant cities in the world and involved the mammoth task of creating four paintings in four days, photographing each from space and then ultimately turning the respective images into a one second GIF that continuously loops.

The end result you cry? There were 576 man hours spent on the project and 57 515 square meters were painted. As for the GIF, it was quirky, charming and heart-warming. The overall message couldn’t have been summed up better by INSA: “Don’t be afraid to experiment. Don’t be afraid to push an idea; that makes great exploring.”

Want to experience more? Then you will want to be in Johannesburg on 5 March 2015, when Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky and Boiler Room will present ‘Stay True South Africa’ – a one-night-only experience featuring global and local legends Black Coffee, Okmalumkoolkat, Culoe de Song, Shimza and Black Motion.

Ps Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky sponsored this post because they want you to remember to stay true and leave an impression.