Spotify möter SödraSidan

Berätta mer om SödraSidan, vilka är ni och hur länge har ni hållt på?

SödraSidan är en rap grupp som endast består av oss 2 medlemmar. Vi heter Daniel Jutterström och Christopher Wahlberg. Kallas Jutte och Chrippa. Vi började rappa när vi var 16 år men det var inget seriöst och det fanns ingen som helst tillgång till studio så det rann ut i sanden. Men för 3 år sen under -09 fick vi tillgång till en liten, enkel studio i Tumba, där vi började producera och spela in lite låtar under namnet Dalenbarn. Det var mest en kul grej, vi tog fram gamla texter som handla om vår förort och spelade in – det blev uppskattat på hemmaplan vilket var kul.
Sedan under hösten 2010 bytte vi namn till SödraSidan och la i en växel till. Efter det har vi släppt singlar som bl a “Södra sidan”, “Min hemstad”, “Alla” och “Fånga dagen” med videos till på Youtube.

Berätta mer om senaste singeln, vad den handlar om och vad den betyder för er?

Vår senaste singel, Fånga Dagen, har väl ett rätt synligt budskap, att man ska just fånga dagen och ta vara på tiden.
Vi ville göra en sommarlåt, men ändå ha bra texter som får våra lyssnare att känna något. Texterna handlar om att ta vara på det man har, nära och kära, och livet medan man har det kvar. Man har gått igenom både bra och dåliga tider, men man ska blicka framåt och försöka ta vara på tiden. När vi lyssnar på låten känner vi en positiv känsla och att den handlar om hopp. Vi blev väldigt nöjda med både låten och videon.

Vad är era mål med musiken?

Vårt största mål är att ha kul, det är vad det handlat om från början för oss.
Det är en helt enkelt en hobby som utvecklats till något lite större. Men så länge vi mår bra av det gör vi musik.

Hur viktigt är det att uppträda live för SödraSidan?

Vi gör det framför allt för att det är kul och för dem fans vi har. Sen är det bra för oss att sprida vårt namn, vilket en spelning är ett bra tillfälle för.

Vad händer under hösten för er?

Vi kommer släppa vår singel “Alla” officiellt genom Playground Music på Spotify och Itunes, samtidigt jobba på ny musik. Väntar nu på feta beats som kan ge oss rätt inspiration och känslan att skriva nytt. Vi har grejer på gång så det kommer droppa fram nytt material under hösten. Vi gästar också Alpis på hans EP som släpps till hösten.

10 Odd Things You May Not Know About Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa, who died in 1993 aged 52, once said his job was to, “extrapolate everything to the extreme” and his vast catalogue of music proves this over and over again. The ultimate rock and roll iconoclast, Zappa’s first band, The Mothers of Invention, were regulars on LA’s Sunset Strip during the rise of psychedelia – in fact it was Frank himself who popularised the phrase, “Freak Out” by calling his first LP that. His music mixed up pop and soul, jazz and acid rock, swaggering near-metal and austere modern classical ideas. He could play a melody by Stravinsky just as convincingly as a Motown chorus as he had a desire to mix the complexity and dexterity of symphonic music with the noise and excitement and accessibility of great pop music. Is Frank Zappa for you? Why not dive in and find out…

10 Odd Things You May Not Know About Frank Zappa

1. In 1968 he appeared on The Monkees TV show dressed as guitarist Mike Nesmith. Later he was shown “playing” a car by repeatedly beating it.

2. There are 115 Zappa songs “with sexual topics” listed on his Wiki Jawaka page.

3. Zappa has had newly discovered fish, jellyfish and a fossilised snail named in his honour.

4. As a child Zappa suffered from sinusitis, which a doctor tried to remedy by inserting radium capsules into his nostrils.

5. The Simpsons creator Matt Groening once declared Zappa to be, “my Elvis”.

6. Every year the German town on Bad Doberan hosts the Zappanale where only Frank’s music is performed.

7. Zappa’s son Dweezil was named after his wife’s strangely shaped little toe.

8. Stevie Wonder thanks Frank Zappa in the sleevenotes to his legendary 1976 album, Songs In The Key Of Life – no one is quite sure why.

9. In 1992 he appeared as the voice of the Pope in an episode of Ren & Stimpy.

10. Zappa’s 1971 film 200 Motels was filmed in the same studio as A Space Odyssey, look closely and you may spot the black monolith from Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 classic.

Enjoy Zappa’s music on Spotify.

Spotify App of the week: Armada Stream 40

The Armada Stream 40 app features 40 of the label’s highlight tracks, including all release info, a link to its full release and artists, as well as its previous position, amount of weeks in the charts and more. Now you can explore the archive and go back in time to relive memories, create a playlist of a particular week or share it with friends through social media such as Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

Click here and enjoy this Spotify App now on your desktop.

The sounds of August courtesy of Sharemyplaylists.com

We present you the music selection that our friends from Sharemyplaylists have handpicked for this month.

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time

Does this playlist look familiar? It should. Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time has been in our Top 50 Chart for a record-breaking 88 weeks! There are now 100,000 playlists and counting for you to discover here at SMP – and this is one our most successful ever. Find out more about this landmark occasion, and the competitions we’re running to celebrate, by clicking here.

Music Map of Great British Bands

Join us, won’t you, as we take a musical journey through Great Britain. Our tour guide is Pello, who will lead us through the Isles of Wonder, stopping off Liverpool and Manchester, Edinburgh and Cardiff, and pretty much everywhere in between. Great idea. Great playlist. And check out the map to with it.

’70s Pub Jukebox

Have you ever wondered what tunes were popular in The King’s Arms, Newark-On-Trent, during the 70s? Nah. Neither have we. But we’re glad we found out, thanks to this brilliant playlist created by Ian Williams. A pint, a packet of pork scratchings and music from Lou Reed, Hawkwind, the Rolling Stones, the Kins, T. Rex. Amazing.

NOW That’s what I Call A No.1

Next, we move to the very latest edition to the Now Music, a playlist spanning over six hours and 57 tracks, featuring some of the biggest number one songs of all-time. From All Saints to Adele, George Michael to Gnarls Barkley, Spice Girls to Steps, this one’s a cracker.

Curiosity: Songs About Mars, Space, and Stuff

Being science geeks, we love this playlist created by roboticbears. And, yes, we also love it because it’s full of good music. But we love it most of all because of its description: “It’s not often that I get to create a playlist that features Spice Girls, Misfits, and The Backyardigans while remaining thematically consistent. Thanks, NASA.”

Electrospective Playlist

Next up from EMI Music US, a must-hear mixtape for fans of electronic music. From Kraftwerk to Guetta, this playlist charts “key moments in the development of electronic music”. Over 6 hours – spanning 48 tracks – of amazing music.

It’s A Mans World

Agent3613 is feeling brutish, boorish, virile and generally manly on his newest playlist – a playlist of the manliest songs ever. Johnny Cash, the Doors, Alabama 3, Eazy-E, Motorhead and many, many more make up the numbers on this testosterone-charged collection.

Smile Jamaica

Celebrations to mark Jamaica’s 50th anniversary and musical heritage began this month. And we thought we’d join in the celebrations in the only way we know how – playlists. Just like this cracking creation from Daryl Fenton. He’s put together the classic NME compilation from 1983, Smile Jamaica. Featured here: everyone from Lord Creator and Jimmy Cliff to Gregory Isaacs and Black Uhuru. A must-hear mixtape.

Alt-J- Collective Memory

Next up, a playlist created by one of our favourite new bands, alt-J. Drummer Thom Green has selected the tunes that have been “exciting him for the past few months”. Everyone from Sei A and Tapes, to Radiohead and Gojira. As eclectic as it is brilliant. Check it out.

Gilles Peterson All Winners of 2012 #1

We’re big fans of Gilles Peterson here at SMP. So is niniouz, the user who’s created a playlist based on his recent all-winners show – his favourite music from his first three months at new radio station BBC 6 Music. As you’d expect, it’s eclectic – spanning jazz, hip-hop, house, afrobeat and beyond. Check out more playlists dedicated to Peterson here.