Welcome to the 12th monthly mixtape from NoSA Music Blog and Take Your Seats. A year in music. Who would have thought we’d make it this far. A year might not seem like a long time but with things coming and going fast these days, it kinda seems like a big deal. Together we have delivered 12 playlists that included 863 tracks, introduced many new artists, underground sounds, music from all over the world and songs sung in many languages, endlessly steering away the mainstream and charts. And the journey will not stop here. Here’s to another year of amazing tunes and sonic pleasures from talented people.
After receiving a motivational slap on the wrist from my editor for not including any Polish artists last months (thanks, Kamil), I’ve worked harder to do it this time. And funny enough, it wasn’t that hard to find quality sounds from Poland this month. Let me introduce the talent then: Starting with Bitamina, a trio of hiphop thinkers and generally funny blokes who share stories of life as a 30 year old in Poland on their flawlessly produced, and momentarily leaning towards reggae, album called “Kawalerka”; The mysterious track by Kobieta z Wydm, the new project from alternative maverick Błażej Król, marries vintage 60s pop with gloomy indie dark humour; Mrozu, a singer previously affiliated with pop music, digs deeper into more ambitious sounds on his new album “Zew”. Included here the track called “Sierść” is a good example of the new direction he’s taking; Dawid Podsiadło, one of the biggest names in polish show business right now, joins rapper Ten Typ Mes on his latest single, an anthem about, and against, everyday struggle called “Codzienność”; Fans of sublime electronic sounds should be rejoicing as Michal Jacaszek makes a long awaited comeback with “Soft Music” and “Daffodils”, two new pieces heralding his upcoming long player entitled “Kwiaty”(out 17th of March); Baasch, synth pop singer/producer and already a cult figure in Poland, is shooting out for international stardom with “Kind of Coma”. There’s more hip-hip from Małe Miasta, hipster soul from Small Mechanics and Kroki, underground club sounds from Naphta and jazz cover of “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane by Wojtek Mazolewski. So here it is, A snapshot of the Polish music scene. The rest is for you to discover.