Do you like downbeat music, chill out and downtempo grooves? My name is Christian Ronn and I’ve released over 4 albums of downbeat and chill out music under the artist name Ganga, while touring and performing internationally and collaboratingwith other artists in electronic, funk and world music genres. I am blogging regularly on the free chill out music blog, reviewing, recommending and showcasingnew chilled beats and tracks from around the world. So make sure you’re signed upto my email list to receive ongoing updates on new chill, world, funk and electronic music as well as free chill out music downloads – including instant access to the track “Light” from my 4th album “Gaia” and another bonus track “Chioolin”. ________________________________________________________________________ When The Temper Trap play live, it’s blinding. From the first note to the frenziedclimax to the final crash – you’re getting lost and you’re loving it. The band is like a pulsating, beating heart that bucks and swells through flawless melodies, crushing rock surges and pure anthemic revelry as singer Dougy Mandagi’s voice soars, coils and skates inside the lush instrumentation and throbbing beats – his eyesclosed, and fists clenched. He’s under his own magic spell, and you will be too.
This is what the pressoffice say about The Temper Trap. Vocalist/songwriter DougyMandagi drew life from music at a very early age. His father, a country music fan and guitarist, introduced him to artists like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash,and he grew up playing in bands and singing in the church choir with his uncle,a classical guitarist, and his aunt who was a pianist. The big musical influenceevolved and grew with Dougy as he moved from island to island in Indonesia, then to Hawaii, and finally to Melbourne, where he hit the streets as a busker – sketching portraits for $25 a piece, and singing songs for spare change.
Some years later, Dougy was working at the same clothing store as the drummer Toby Dundas. Thetwo decided to start a new band. In need of a bassist, Dougy asked an old friend who worked a few doors down, Johnny Aherne, who had never really played the bass but was keen to learn – and the two of them developed a brotherly friendship. The trio practiced like crazy, and with the addition of guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto, a childhood skater friend of Toby’s, things started to come together – and The Temper Trap was born right there.
The band quickly began making the rounds on Melbourne’s indie circuit, and after a very impressive set at the 2006 Laneway Festival, things started happening. U.K. producer Jim Abbiss (The Arctic Monkeys, Bjork,Adele, Kasabian, U.N.K.L.E), traveled to Melbourne to record The Temper Trap’s debut album. Ahead of its release, the band relocated to East London, where theyimmediately charmed the critics.And when you hear their album Conditions, it’s easy to see why. The album is a glorious and dynamic ride through uncharted musical territory, careening elegantlythrough the disparate musical reference points and artistic sensibilities of four very different people – you can hear Lorenzo’s love of Motown, Toby’s ear for indieand electronica, Johnny’s affection for modern pop-rock like Weezer and The Flaming Lips and Dougy’s fondness of everything from U2 to Massive Attack, Katy Perryto Bob Marley, and Radiohead to Arcade Fire. Album opener “Love Lost” alternates soulful, R&B vocals with soaring washes of sound; “Down River” delivers a rally cry you can’t help but scream along to; and songs like “Soldier On” weave around Dougy’s ethereal falsetto with unparalleled grace. The heart of the album is its first single, “Sweet Disposition" which is an epic ride, throbbing amid Dougy’s feverish, other-worldly voice.Download track here:
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