Category Archives: electro-swing

Jarina De Marco

Something to cheer you up for Friday the 13th. An awesome Brooklyn based talent from the islands.

Jarina De Marco was born in the Dominican Republic, traveled the world as a child with her Dominican mother Irka Mateo (noted musician and folkloric researcher) and Brazilian father Tadeu De Marco (composer and band leader).
Growing up in Santo Domingo, Montreal, Brazil and finally Brooklyn, Jarina brings these diverse cultures together in her original Folkloric Tropical Pop.
Jarina De Marco is a very talented singer / songwriter pursuing her craft by writing and singing in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

Oh, and did I mention she is cute.

But let’s get to the music, and boy do we have some awesome music for you today.

For the first track I’ll let Jarina fill in the background.

Jarina De Marco: A “Tigre” or “Tiguere” in Dominican slang that can mean several things: A hustler, a shark, a trouble maker but to me (and in this song) it means Fuckboi. Every woman in the world can spot a “Tigre.” He’s that guy on the corner, with nothing to do, catcalling up a storm when you walk by. He’s that lip-licking, habitual line-stepping pendejo that quite frankly should know better at this point in time (seriously, when does cat-calling ever work?? like really…when?). In “Tigre,” I’m recognizing him, calling him out and eye-rolling him into oblivion.

This is one amazing and beautiful track I’m really digging this one.
Tigre (From The Broad City Soundtrack)

Directed by Weston Getto Allen & Michael Zarowny
Produced by Dorian Electra
Edited by Weston Getto Allen
Cinematography by Kelsey Talton
Art Directed by Elise Mesner
Styled by DISCOS
Makeup by Allison McGillicuddy
Hair by Christina Trammell
Production Assistants: Danin Jacquay, Mimi Raver, Cara Salimando

The first verse is a definite tip of the hat to Screaming Jay Hawkins, after that it is all Jarina De Marco. That voice, that beat, that scary video (kidding) all in all something really delicious and a meander into electro swing with a touch of the islands. Oh and West Side Story creeps in a tad.
Spell on you

Director: Pablo Lozano
Music: Michael Moog, Calvin Gaines, Rhano Burrell

All funds and proceeds from this song and video will go to Stand With Standing Rock to help lower the cost of legal fees, supplies, and anything else the Water Protectors need to continue the fight, please share and donate.
Oh and the music is amazing as well. Enjoy and donate.
Release The Hounds (Stand with Standing Rock)

Credits
Directed by Mikki Willis
Produced by Cameron Bartolini
Video produced by Jarina De Marco and Esthero
Edited by Gabriel Valda
Production assistants: Ron Walker, Sue Kim, Theresa Heyer
Alexander Hankoff- camera
Jerad Hobaugh – camera
Sam gall – camera
Jackstar Davies – camera

Special thanks – Thrive Market
Shot at Civic Center Studios. Special thanks to Pete Galindo, and Jonny Kapps.

Well we have to close but I’ve got those iceys, couldn’t find an “official” video but really love the song. Enjoy.
Para Navegar

animação: André S.Lima

? Daniela Vesco Photography

Here’s some more music you can stream from Jarina De Marco.

Alice Francis

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? Gregor Hohenberg

Back in 2013 I said: “Take the best of the 20’s music style and add an electro beat bundle it together in a beautiful and talented young lady and what do you have? You have Alice Francis.

Extrovert-Elegant. Nonconformist-Great. Stylewise-Selfassured. Seductive–Different. Less than a dozen ways out of potential thousands to describe Alice Francis’s voice – and yet they catch the essence of it. How to describe the artist, though, when her flexibility and versatility challenge comparison – and find no takers for the challenge?”

And you know what? Nothing has changed, Alice Francis is still beautiful and talented, and of course she has recorded some more great music.

So who want’s to hear her latest? Let’s go.

A tale of love and mystery. Alice’s voice as awesome and sexy as ever, and this video is quite a production. Not for the faint of heart. Loving it even though it is a slight move away from electro-swing.
Dear Love

Videoproduction: Urban Tree Media Berlin
media@urbantreemusic.de
Choreography/Performance: Brigitte Breternitz aka. Madame B
Set: Trüggelmann
Styling: Très Bonjour

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? Pascal Bünning

This one is from a couple of years ago, and still very much in the electro swing mode. Very much the femme fatale with her gangster lovers.
Gangsterlove

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? © Scheuregger

Gonna finish up with a live clip, this from her Russian tour late last year.
This is from the Petrojazz Festival in St Petersburg. Enjoy this delicious slice of pie.
Blackberry Pie

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OK, so I lied. But you’ll like it. Here’s a chance to check out the different mixes on her
Dear Love Single EP

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