Category Archives: alt-R&B

Bonnie Banane

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Today we meet Bonnie Banane an electro-R&B artist from Paris, France.
Her music is a great mix of retro 90’s electronic R&B with the addition of her very unique voice. Her voice takes you back to the 50’s/60’s kind of a combination of The Singing Nun and current day Emilie Simon, but she really stands out as her own woman. It’s just too difficult to describe how beautiful her voice is, somehow I keep hearing beauty in the mountains sound.

Bonnie Banane recently released “Soeur Nature”, her sophomore EP following 2013’s “Greatest Hits” EP, her debut album.

So enough, let’s get to the music. You are gonna enjoy this.

This is from the “Soeur Nature – EP”, but the video only dropped a few days ago.
Totally surreal video, with an achingly beautiful vocal. It somehow reminds me of chansons from my past. Absolutely pure. Strangely hypnotic. I love it.
L’appétit

Réalisateur : William Laboury

Producteur : Théo Gall
Directrice de production : Charlène Richardeau
1ère assistante réalisateur : Montaine Lambert
Directeur de la photographie : Raphaël Vandenbussche
1er assistant OPV : Arthur Scotti
Assistant de production : Paul le Baron

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This is also from the “Soeur Nature – EP” and maybe a tribute to Leonardo De Caprio? Whatever it is, it’s a beautiful piece of music.
Leonardo

Produced by Gautier Vizioz
Mastered by Doug Fripon at Grande Ville Studio

Video
Directed and Edited by Celine Croze & Bonnie Banane
Assistant Editor : Raphaël Stora
Baselight : Bouba Konaté & Damien Ulmer at Media Lab

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Here’s an earlier Bonnie track with some sick beats added to the electro backing. Another pretty strange video.
Muscles

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? Simon Thiébaut

We’ll finish up with a chance for you to listen to Bonnie’s brilliant EP.
Soeur Nature

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Tei Shi

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Tei Shi is the nom de guerre of Valerie Teicher who hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina.          Tei Shi is an indie pop singer-songwriter and producer.
She is currently based in Brooklyn.

Tei Shi has a beautiful voice as well as mad looping skills, hence the amazing music she produces.

The Fader stated that she is “known for making whisper-y, slow and sensual bedroom pop”. I’ll second that remark.

So let’s go listen to the darkly decadent sensual sounds of Tei Shi.

Cool smooth delicious vocals and some heavy bass, what more is there to life. Living large on this song.
Bassically

Video by Nicolas Pesce
Concept by Nicolas Pesce & Tei Shi
Starring: Tei Shi, Jordan Lane Price, Mical Klip
Production Asst: Matt Westrich
Stylist: Brittany Berger
Hair & Make-up: Stephanie Peterson

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Another beautiful track, awesome vocals and great production (and the looping, love it). There’s no mention of where this was filmed, but if I had to guess I would say Argentina. And a first for this blog, I have never seen a singer sitting on a llama before.
See Me

Director of Photography: DREAMTIGER
Editor: DREAMTIGER, Jonathan Wing
Producer: DREAMTIGER

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If you’re good you get it, and this young lady is beyond good.
And this track is beyond good too, so smooth and calming yet with an edge that creeps in now and then.
Get It

Directed by DREAMTIGER
Assistant Editor: Patrick Simmons
Colorist: Gene Curley at Nice Shoes
Additional FX: Matt Lowe
Special Thanks: NASA JPL, AJA Video Systems
Produced by Jesse Beauchamp & Tei Shi
Additional Production by Gianluca Buccellati

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? Chad Kamenshine

Another dreamy piece with a bite. Definitely a sensuous darkly delicious track that will give enjoyment to your dreams. An ethereal touch of decadence.
“I can be your bullet-proof vest
or the gun that you hold to your chest”
M&Ms

Directed by Mac Boucher (@macboucher1)
Special thanks to Michaela Rechtschaffner

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Time to check out a live performance.
On The Mountain is an interactive original video series produced by The Wild Honey Pie and made possible by Stratton Mountain Resort, Jansport, Mailchimp, Minnetonka and Chameleon Cold-Brew. Each episode is a winter-themed 2-3 song performance. This is Tei Shi in one of those appearances.
And she really rocks, the more I hear her the more I love her.

Nevermind The End

Director of Photography – Joel Kingsbury
Production & Art Designer – Marlena Bellande

Set Designer – Riley Teahan
Costume Designer – Laura Nitz

Assistant Director – Kate Branom
2nd Assistant Director – Monica Walter
2nd 2nd Assistant Director – Al Richard

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Finally today, following the tradition (whenever possible) to close with a live version of the first song. So here we have Tei Shi live on KCRW from The Village. And an awesome job, I just love this song. Those beats!! Wow!
I’m surprised there is still a roof on that building.
Bassically

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