Posts Tagged ‘NoMBe’

May 11, 2018

I rarely touch a video game console these days despite how often I found myself punching away at controls during my youth. As such, I’ve never really played EA Sports’ FIFA releases, though I’ve come to realize that its soundtracks are always in line with my own music tastes. FIFA 2018 World Cup’s trailer features a song that involves two artists we hold dear here at IHM, namely electro-soul trailblazer NoMBe and rising hip hop artist Thutmose, both of whom we were lucky to catch at SXSW earlier this year. The two combine talents to give us a frisky hip hop and funky soul jam named Run Wild, which comes off like a vivaciously cavorting combination of Pharrell, Outkast, and NVDES. You can watch the FIFA video game trailer, here. Run Wild is a whole lot of unbridled fun. It courses with infectious, untamed energy. 

March 27, 2018

Last Friday was huge for this long time fan of NoMBe, the genre defying electro-soul artist who counts Pharrell as one of his fans. We’ve taken a spectacular journey with the acclaimed musician over the past year as he unveiled amazing song after song from his debut album They Might’ve Even Loved Me, and the full record has finally hit the shelves! NoMBe scored millions of streams online in the process, plus everything he’s created for our eager ears has been inspired by the women in his life. I was fortunate enough to finally catch an incendiary NoMBe set at SXSW over a week ago, where the charismatic musician performed a stunning set with his all female band (another way in which he supports the feminist movement). You can stream They Might’ve Even Loved Me in full, here. Aside from all the phenomenal songs we’ve already shared in the past (most recently, Drama with Big Data which just received a lot of love from Sir Elton John), the album features a few new tunes, like this song, Man Up, a muggy curling, toasty swaggering electric soul jam that melds old fashioned panache with modern day genius. Man Up is like Two Feet and Milky Chance grooving out together, with a thick coating of NVDES’ wonky whimsicality. They Might’ve Even Loved Me is also available from major outlets, here. I can’t wait for NoMBe to make his San Francisco debut at Popscene on April 25th, alongside Mansionair. It’s going to be a magnificent night. Find out more about his forthcoming tour, here.

March 2, 2018

As long time fans of NoMBe, the German-born Los Angeles-based musician who’s been taking us on a brilliant journey with the monthly songs off his forthcoming debut album, we have much to celebrate soon. Not only is Noah McBeth making an appearance at SXSW later this month (with a set at our pal We Found New Music’s showcase co-presented by Interscope, details here), but NoMBe has also announced his San Francisco debut, alongside Mansionair, at Popscene at the Rickshaw Stop on April 25th (tickets, here). As if all this welcome news hasn’t already left us delirious with excitement, NoMBe has teamed up with Brooklyn electro/alt project Big Data on a fresh new tune, too! You never know quite what to expect when a NoMBe track crops up. He’s given us woozy intoxicating soul tracks, alt R&B infused jams, and a plethora of everything in between. On Drama, NoMBe and Big Data gives us torrid strumming, funky strutting electro soul, and it leaves us ever the more ravenous for debut album They Might’ve Even Loved Me, arriving March 23rd on TH3RD BRAIN Records. Each song on the album tells a different story about the women who have shaped NoMBe’s life, from his godmother, Chaka Khan, to high school crushes, summer flings, his girlfriend, and his mother. Through NoMBe’s music, we vicariously experience love, intimacy, sex, heartbreak, and euphoria, and we find ourselves relating to it all through our own personal heartaches and joys, too. Drama is a muggy sweltering, smooth gliding meditation on romantic turmoil. The single is available, here.

December 20, 2017

The music world is slowly grinding to a halt as the end of the year approaches, and the daily humdrum of releases is gradually abating. On the one hand, it’s disconcerting to have far less new music to check out, on the other hand, we’re grateful for the chance to catch up on the splendid tunes that have been backing up on our radar. One thing we’re more than grateful for as we prepare to say goodbye to 2017 is one final song for the year from Noah McBeth, the German born, Los Angeles based musical prodigy known as NoMBe who’s kept us on our toes with his many fine genre defying releases. Sex is the 12th of his monthly released singles this year, and it takes us to new levels of amped excitement for his debut album. Cosmic, spacey electro-soul and hazy alt psychedelia washes over us as NoMBe seduces us once again with his unique and unpredictable style of sound. With his deep vocals, which remind me of Oliver Sims from The xx paired with the velveteen drawl of Frank Ocean and the smoky lull of late 90s artist Eagle Eye Cherry, he belts out his intoxicating ode to physical affection. 

He explains: ‘It is a narrative and also description of everything surrounding “her” and I. This Channel Orange inspired song originally began as a very stripped-down deep-house track. Over time and after many shows performing the original arrangement I decided to go back to halftime and give the song the home I felt it deserved. It had so many lyrics that I had to make a poem out of the one’s that didn’t make the song and it became the albums opening title. Who know’s one day I might release the original demo, but for now, here’s SEX.’ There’s no more magnificent way to close out the year than this stunning addition to his wide array of sterling songs. Debut album They Might’ve Even Loved Me is set for release in early 2018 via Th3rd Brain Records. 

December 5, 2017

Noah McBeth, aka Los Angeles based musical visionary NoMBe, continues to break new ground and captivate his growing droves of devout fans with a fresh new entry into his collection of outstanding releases. And this time around, he’s not doing it solo, either. Floridian chanteuse Geneva White joins in on mellow strolling, hazy seductive Eden, a dreamy strumming, droopy psychedelic serving of NoMBe’s unpredictable and always inebriating electro-soul. Noah and Geneva croon “we’re far from Eden” in smoky harmony on the gauzy sauntering tune, but I’m pretty sure I’m already in Eden as I lose myself to the seductive gem, which will be on NoMBe’s much anticipated debut album They Might’ve Even Loved Me, arriving January via TH3RD Brain Records. 

He says of the track: “Eden is one of the more complex songs on the album lyrically and a lot about the inner dialogues I’ve had in recent years.. In it, Love is personified and addressed as a character from my past. It deals with wanting to come back to love after having lost faith in it, but in the process also realizing that the flaws within ourselves and our partners are what makes it real. ’…Love, we’re far from Eden, but I like it […] there’s room to grow’. Furthermore, it can be taken as a conversation with god about having lost spiritual faith and also wanting to come back to it. There’s a lot of obvious religious referencing throughout the song which can be taken in many ways, but I just loved how it all interacted and shouldn’t be taken as a literal statement about my faith.” You can also stream the song via Spotify, here.

November 1, 2017

Whenever I see a new NoMBe song surface, I’m more than ready to “jump right in” to the track. The visionary Los Angeles singer songwriter and producer has provided us with a plethora of songs these past couple of years that traverse a very diverse soundscape. You never quite know what to expect when you dive into a new NoMBe song, you just know it’s going to be good. The German based artist serves up one of his more pop leaning, upbeat moving, yet laid back grooving numbers in the form of Jump Right In. Indie electronica fuses with smooth electro-soul on the piece, an infectious taste off NoMBe’s long awaited debut album They Might’ve Even Loved Me, set for release in January via TH3RD Brain Records. Jump Right In is the 10th in a series of monthly new reveals from the record. He states: “Jump Right In is a more upbeat record that picks apart some the times my significant other would let worry and fears get the best of her. It’s generally a song about letting go, even when you first meet someone and you realize being closed off won’t get you far. Musically, I tried pairing this idea with production that has a more laid back summer-time feel and that mirrors jumping into an ocean or pool. As with most of my records this song is best consumed road tripping or at your soonest family bbq.” Alternate streaming and download options for Jump Right In are available, here.

July 28, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 07.26.2017 – 07.27.2017

Featured Music – July 26-27, 2017
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July 27, 2017

Genre defying visionary artist NoMBe continues to push boundaries and break with convention as the Los Angeles based singer songwriter and producer returns with his next single, Bad Girls. The song is another preview from his forthcoming, sure to be groundbreaking debut album, They Might’ve Even Loved Me. NoMBe goes the bluesy electro soul and psychedelic pop route on this foxy sly, whimsical chugging number. It’s wub wub bass lines, whizzing synths, and burning strings infuse the track with a cunning playfulness. As the year continues, NoMBe continues reeling in new fans and impressing plenteous tastemakers with his music. Bad Girls even premiered on Entertainment Weekly. Find out more about the song and this magnetic artist on EW, here. Purchase Bad Girls from iTunes, here.

July 14, 2017

Miami’s Flapo continues his ascent in the dance music scene with a balmy springing summer remix of buzz making sonic genius NoMBe, turning his song Young Hearts into a whimsically leaping, choppy burbling future beats banger. The glitchy skipping, youthful prancing remix is perky spry and lambently light hearted, just what we need to take us into a sure to be excellent summer weekend after the heavy burdens of the week. I already feel light and floaty riding high on the track, which is a free download, here.

June 23, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 06.21.2017 – 06.22.2017

Featured Music (excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud) – June 21-22, 2017

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