Aes Dana feat. MikTek - Cut. (2014). The Cut. EP associates the works of Aes Dana (Vincent Villuis) and Miktek (Mihalis Aikaterinis), the first chapter in a series of three. Ambient outlines, strong altered Drums, interrupted sequences, abrupt changes of soundscapes carved by poignant themes. These 3 songs, structured like a tryptic, narrate the incisions and separations that everyone experiences during his lifetime…
Funky blues work from Howlin Wolf – his key entry into the funked-up genre that Chess Records was cutting at the end of the 60s with other blues artists like Etta James, Bo Diddley, and Muddy Waters! As on records with those artists, Wolf's older modes are updated here for a hipper, younger audience – backed up with a bouncing batch of electrified backings arranged by Sonny Thompson, and conducted by Thompson and Cash McCall, the latter of whom is most likely playing a bit of guitar here. Tracks are a bit longer than usual, and filled with plenty of heavy guitar bits next to the vocals – and titles include "I Smell A Rat", "Miss James", "If I Were A Bird", "She's Lookin Good", "Turn Me On", and "Message To The Young".
Maggie Chiang Mei-chi (江美琪) is a Taiwanese Mandopop singer-songwriter. She is dubbed a "therapeutic singer" (療傷系歌手) by the Chinese-language media because of her poignant delivery of heartfelt ballads.
The Black Market is the seventh studio album by American melodic hardcore band Rise Against, released on July 15, 2014. With the same line-up as their previous two albums, guitarist Zach Blair has become Rise Against's first guitarist to appear on three studio albums. It is the last Rise Against album to be released through Interscope Records. The Black Market debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, becoming the band's third consecutive top five album.