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So here we go again. After we let a few professionals tell you what’s going to be shithot in 2016 at the start of the week, we continue with part II. Again we asked the same questions to some of our friends in the music industry. We’ll have to wait and see what will come true but you’ll hardly find better guesses from people who really know what they are talking about! Happy reading! David Lang (Mec-Early Entertainment) David is working as artist manager for Mec-Early Entertainment in Berlin. HeRead More
2015 is done. It’s over. Finished. Finito. So while a lot of other blogs and magazines felt the need to compile their Best of 2015 lists we thought it would be interesting to take on a different approach ourselves. We want to know what 2016 has up its sleeve before it actually happens. But instead of just writing up our own predictions we felt it was time to let some people speak who really know what they are talking about. We talked to some friends and industry professionals and buggedRead More
By Alex, Carlo & Daniel A couple of weeks back, we talked about female bedroom producers and how they are the hottest stuff right now. We are still certain that that is true. And someone from the Independent must have read our article too, prompting this copy cat thing to pop up two days after our post. But the article got us thinking here at the WWATA-HQ: where else are female artists leaving their mark these days? So we dug into our own music catalogues looking for the same thingRead More
There are obviously a lot of songs that you listen to throughout your whole life. The question is what sticks to your mind? What do you actually hang on to? And what do you really remember several years down the line. I hate facebook chain mails and I hate how Buzzfeed et al tend to accumulate lists and sell them as journalism. What I liked about this particular idea though is that taking your time to think about this lays out a map of who you are. So this listRead More

Posted On Januar 6, 2014By CarloIn Front Page, Music, Reviews, Video

Front Page: Best of 2013 Part III

Daniel’s top 5+5 (no particular order) Hi. I`m the new guy. This was my 2013. 5 records I spent a lot of time with: 1. Modern Life is War – Fever Hunting (Deathwish/Indigo) The thing about reunions: most of them suck. Maybe my views are over romantic, but there are a lot of zombielike bands out there with lifeless merch, touring like undead and new songs that are absolutely brain damaging. They used to be good once, but decided to come back for the wrong reasons (also called: money). WithRead More

Posted On Dezember 26, 2013By CarloIn Front Page, Music, Reviews, Video

Front Page: Best of 2013 Part II

Matze’s Top 5+5 (no particular order) 1. Grey Reverend – A Hero’s Lie (Motion Audio/Rough Trade) The story of discovering the music of L.D. Brown aka Grey Reverend is a bit dull, I have to admit: I stumbled across the cover thinking „well, that’s a great photo“ and just gave it a listen. And it completely blew me away. This summer I was sitting at a beach in Portugal with „A Hero’s Lie“ on my headphones simply gazing at the sea and for a moment I was at peace withRead More

Posted On Dezember 23, 2013By CarloIn Front Page, Music, Reviews, Video

Front Page: Best of 2013 Part I

So 2013 is drawing an end. The sheer flood of releases is ebbing away and as per usual, people are compiling lists of their favorites throughout the year. For me it has been a very exciting year. The blog has grown over the first year of its existence. So happy birthday little baby. But it’s not only my baby anymore. I have the pleasure of welcoming two writers aboard who will help me publishing more stuff and will give you an additional angle to my boring self-loathing. So say helloRead More
I’m sure everyone knows these really bad looking posters advertising some big time event in your town. Mostly they are sponsored by big brands, speak about sensational stuff that actually just bores you to death. Even worse are the looks of these ads. A recent example here in Berlin is a concert called „Die neuen Deutschpoeten“ or „the new German poets“. It is sponsored by public broadcaster Radio Fritz – for the younger audience. So when a radio announces a show like that, especially a mainstream format radio, it raisesRead More
What became of the likely lads? I read a few interesting articles recently that had nothing to do with music really, but made me think. The first article, published by the online version of UK broadsheet the Guardian, was talking about the once promising footballer Kieron Dyer. His career never really took off due to his injury prone body. Despite him only playing just over 300 games during his 17 year-long professional career, he managed to become a lavishly paid player. Author Barney Ronay argues that Dyer was actually aRead More
Sometimes it’s amazing how life turns out. You can be the luckiest person for one day and the next, you find yourself in an aweful mess. But while we all have our personal ups & downs we tend to forget the broader questions and challanges life poses upon us. This might go a little far and philosophical for some of you, but it seems to be a reocurring topic I’ve been discussing with one of my friends over the last few years: What the hell are we doing?Read More