If you haven’t heard of Jorge Drexler yet, he is a very talented singer songwriter and he got a shot at international fame last year after becoming the first Uruguayan ever to win an Academy Award. He won the Oscar for Best Original Song for the track “Al Otro Lado del Río” from The Motorcycle Diaries. The song also happened to be the first Spanish language song to ever be nominated and win an Oscar.
You can now find this song on the new edition of his stunning album Eco, rereleased recently to include new tracks and a live DVD. On this album, his seventh full length release, Jorge Drexler uses electronic arrangements and loops to enhance his beautifully played guitars. His songs are often based on very simple structures and very well crafted lyrics. Listen first to the songs “Fusión”, “Eco” and “Deseo”.
Jorge Drexler - Fusión
On 18 September, Jorge will release his highly anticipated new album 12 Segundos De Oscuridad. You can hear a preview of the album on his official site. Buy Jorge Drexler’s music on
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Camille Dalmais, a one time political science student, made her musical debut in 2002 with Le Sac Des Filles, her first full-length album.
After taking part in the project “Nouvelle Vague”, Camille released her second album, Le Fil, in 2005 and sold over 250.000 copies in France. This conceptual album is built on one note (a “B”) that starts at the beginning of the album and goes on like a thread (le fil, in French) until the end. The songs are based essentially on voice, sounds and raw emotions is now being released in the rest of the world and it is already becoming a classic.
Camille - Au Port
There is also a brand new live CD (EMI, 2006) where you will find a selection of tracks from Le fil and from Camille’s first album Le sac des filles.
To find out more about Camille, check out her page on MySpace or her official site. You can buy her music on
Sia Furler,better known as Sia, is an Australian singer/songwriter majorly known for her work with downtempo superstars Zero 7. She has released two solo albums so far: Healing is Difficult (2000) and Colour the Small One (2002), spawning hits such as “Breathe Me” and “Where I Belong”.
Sia - Numb
Listen to more music and get all the latest news and tour dates on Sia’s official site or MySpace. Buy the music on
Anglo/Irish duo Moloko are back with their unmistakable sound! Following 2000’s Things to Make and Do, they return with an album that is more dance-oriented than its predecessor but retains its organic feeling. With Statues artistic partners and former lovers Róisín Murphy and Mark Brydon share ten songs that describe the various emotional milestones in a romantic relationship (or rather as it comes apart).
As you may remember, the band emerged in 1995 with their debut album Do You Like My tight Sweater and broke into the mainstream a few years later when “Sing It Back” was remixed by house music producer Boris Dlugosch. The track was a massive hit in Ibiza and this remixed version broke into the top-five of the UK singles chart in 1999, eventually appearing on over a hundred music compilations.
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