Four years… Who would have thought? Arguably this was not the greatest year for The Wonderful World of Carminelitta, but I am happy to be able to say that despite it all this blog is still alive and I didn’t give it up completely. Surely, I thought about it several times. Lack of inspiration, motivation and support made it quite difficult for me to keep on pushing for something that I was not sure was worth it. However, I now know that I simply can’t stop what I started. Through the ups and downs, this blog is still my baby. This is one of the few things I created from scratch and I’m damn proud of it!
In these strange times for the music industry, with things constantly changing and evolving, digitalisation in full effect and competition to be the “hottest” or create the biggest “buzz” (among other horrible catchwords…), I often feel that I am out of place and don’t belong in the world of music blogs. When I read some of your messages though, I am reminded that my voice matters and that I can indeed bring something to artists and music lovers. This is why I will not give up. I will keep on writing about artists I discover, sharing music I love with you, providing you with substantial, in-depth interviews and most of all loving doing it. Here’s to yet another year of beautiful, powerful, inspiring, life-changing music!
I would be remiss if I didn’t take some time to thank all the artists who touched me, communicated with me and helped me through the year, as well as everyone who has ever supported me and my endeavours. As cliché as it may sound, you are the reason why I am doing this and this blog would never be what it is without you. Please stick with me for more musical adventures and help me spread the word about amazing projects for many, many years to come!
To celebrate the past year, I put together a compilation, as I have always done since the beginning. It includes all the artists I featured on the blog in 2013, and this is both a way to say thank you to the artists and to help their music be heard far and wide. Listen, enjoy and most importantly, tell your friends! More than ever, it’s all about sharing 🙂
You can discover The Wonderful Year of Carminelitta Vol. 4 by heading to my Mixcloud page, or simply by clicking on the link below.
Elle Winston – Waitin’ On (Uncertainty EP and interview)
ArinMaya x Theimagination – I’m Scared (Her Imaginings)
Rachel Brotman – Clever (Anecdote)
Ricardo Iamuuri – Imperial Sugar (video)
Ty – Like You Never (video)
Saneyes – Roller Girl (video)
Willy Sunshine – Circles on the water (video)
Lianne La Havas – Gone (live) (concert @ Espace Julien, Marseille)
Phraim – Quiescent (Kasbah Moments and interview)
Phenzwaan – Word 2 My Sistas (interview)
Erika Lernot – Sa mwen vlè feat. Tchano (Le Voyage)
Breis – Only Human (The Brilliant EP)
Tum’Soul – Alice (ɘnvol (vol#1))
Imperial x K.I.N.E.T.I.K. – Zone Out (Pencils Not Pistols EP)
Avenging Wind – Blues Man (interview)
KRTS – Nothing Grows In Red Soil (The Foreigner EP)