Talking Tunes by Girls Are Awesome

Talking Tunes by Girls Are Awesome

By Girls Are Awesome
Welcome to Talking Tunes by Girls Are Awesome.

This podcast focusses on female music artists talking about the process of creating one specific song and is hosted by producer and songwriter Vakle.
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ZAAR - For a While (Roskilde Festival Special)
Welcome to Talking Tunes by Girls Are Awesome where we deconstruct female music artists and the processes around one specific song. Talking Tunes is hosted by producer and songwriter Vakle. This episode is the third out of four Roskilde Festival special episodes and is centered around Danish singer, songwriter and pedal player - as she says herself, ZAAR. We sat down with her a couple of days after her very first time playing Roskilde Festival. Pouring rain and cold Danish weather is the setting as we sit outside talking about everything from writing alone and with bandmates, creating the right physical environment to be creative, how to sing through guitar pedals and a lot more. The song we’re talking about is called For a While and was released in 2018. Tune in!    Live band: Bjarke Andrup Jonathan Ludvigsen  Gear: shimmer - Neunaber distortion - Emma octave - Micro Pog Girls Are Awesome is a media platform and brand dedicated to increasing and redefining female representation. Find us at girlsareawesome.com or instagram.com/girlsareawesome and find Vakle on instagram.com/vakle_music 
26:40
August 23, 2019
Madame Gandhi - Top Knot Turn Up (Roskilde Festival Special)
Welcome to Talking Tunes by Girls Are Awesome where we deconstruct female music artists and the processes around one specific song. Talking Tunes is hosted by producer and songwriter Vakle. This episode is the second out of four Roskilde Festival special episodes and is centered around LA based drummer, producer, rapper, singer and activist Madame Gandhi. We caught her just hours before her show at the festival and are sitting in a cosy restaurant trailer in the backstage area hiding from the rain while having this nice little chat. We chat about going from drummer to artist, working on music long distance, why she only have female artists at her Roskilde show and a lot more! The song we’re talking about is called Top Knot Turn Up and was released in 2018. Tune in!   Girls Are Awesome is a media platform and brand dedicated to increasing and redefining female representation. Find us at girlsareawesome.com or instagram.com/girlsareawesome and find Vakle on instagram.com/vakle_music
18:21
July 22, 2019
Lil Halima - Fire Doves (Roskilde Festival Special)
 Welcome to Talking Tunes by Girls Are Awesome where we deconstruct female music artists and the processes around one specific song. Talking Tunes is hosted by producer and songwriter Vakle.   This episode is the first of four Roskilde Festival special episodes and is centered around Norwegian singer, songwriter and producer Lil Halima. We caught her just hours before her show at the festival and are sitting in the baking sun in the backstage area having this nice little chat. She talks about layering and being productive with vocal recording and some special thoughts they had on how to pan elements. The song we’re talking about is called Fire Doves, and is from her EP released this year called: For the Dark Days. Tune in!   Girls Are Awesome is a media platform and brand dedicated to increasing and redefining female representation.   Find us at girlsareawesome.com or instagram.com/girlsareawesome and find Vakle on instagram.com/vakle_music People she mentions: Producer: Gustav Nyström Mixing engineer: Vivid/ by Jesper Vestergaard
19:09
July 12, 2019
SASAMI - Callous
Welcome to Talking Tunes by Girls Are Awesome where we deconstruct female music artists and the processes around one specific song. Talking Tunes is hosted by producer and songwriter Vakle. This episode is centered around American multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Sasami, who dives into the making of her new self-titled album. Get ready to get geeky on 16-track tape recording, hardware vs. software recording techniques, the best way to learn a new instrument and a lot more! We caught her while she's busy on tour around Europe, just before playing a show in Copenhagen. The song in focus is called "Callous", a guitar extravaganza of a song and the first single from her album. Tune in! Girls Are Awesome is a media platform and brand dedicated to increasing and redefining female representation.   Find us at girlsareawesome.com or instagram.com/girlsareawesome Vakle can be found on instagram.com/vakle_music
40:42
June 24, 2019
Ladi6 - Walk Right Up
Welcome to Talking Tunes by Girls Are Awesome where we deconstruct female music artists and the processes around one specific song. Talking Tunes is hosted by producer and songwriter Vakle. This episode is centered around badass rapper and singer from New Zealand, Ladi6, who dives into her more than ten years of experience in the music industry with the enthusiasm of a proper maverick. We caught her while she's busy on tour with the reggae soul band, Fat Freddy's Drop, and our conversation spans these touring topics to her transition from rapper to solo singer to her studio life and being a working mother. The song in focus is called "Walk Right Up", a warm reggae tune off her 2010 album, Time is Not Much. Tune in! Girls Are Awesome is a media platform and brand dedicated to increasing and redefining female representation.   Find us at girlsareawesome.com or instagram.com/girlsareawesome Vakle can be found on instagram.com/vakle_music
21:02
May 6, 2019
Iris Gold - Keep the Light On
Welcome to Talking Tunes by Girls Are Awesome where we deconstruct female music artists and the processes around one specific song. This episode is hosted by producer and songwriter Vakle. In this episode we're talking to Danish singer/rapper/songwriter Iris Gold, who gives us a tour of the writing and recording process of her single Keep the Light On. We also talk about nudity, growing up in a hippie commune and she hands out some free advice that she was given by her aunt on how to perform well. Find her at www.facebook.com/irisgoldmusic/ Mentioned in the podcast: - Pitchshifters Girls Are Awesome is a media platform and brand dedicated to increasing and redefining female representation. Find us at girlsareawesome.com or instagram.com/girlsareawesome Vakle can be found on instagram.com/vakle_music
25:53
December 22, 2018
Coco O. - 1000 Times
Welcome to Talking Tunes by Girls Are Awesome where we deconstruct female music artists and the processes around one specific song. This episode is hosted by producer and songwriter Vakle. In this episode we're talking to singer/songwriter/producer Coco O., who gives us a tour of the writing and recording process of her single 1000 Times. Coco O. has recently started producing herself and talks about how it is to take on the role as producer. Find her at www.facebook.com/cocoowino/ Mentioned in the podcast: - Quadron - Robin Hannibal Girls Are Awesome is a media platform and brand dedicated to increasing and redefining female representation. Find us at girlsareawesome.com or instagram.com/girlsareawesome Vakle can be found on instagram.com/vakle_music
28:00
November 22, 2018
Nelson Can - Downtown
Welcome to Talking Tunes by Girls Are Awesome where we deconstruct female music artists and the processes around one specific song. Talking Tunes is hosted by producer and songwriter Vakle. In this episode we're talking to Maria, Signe and Selina who form the Danish band Nelson Can. They give us a tour of the writing and recording process of their song Downtown.  Nelson Can is a rock trio who primarily uses drums, bass and vocal in their music. In this podcast we’re talking about their experience at Roskilde Festival, going to the studio “unprepared” and some of their favourite gear and workflows. Find them at www.facebook.com/nelsoncanband People and gear they mention in the podcast: - Noah Rosanes noahrosanes.com - Peavey Classic 30 amp - Istanbul Agop Girls Are Awesome is a media platform and brand dedicated to increasing and redefining female representation.  Find us at girlsareawesome.com or instagram.com/girlsareawesome  Vakle can be found on instagram.com/vakle_music
29:48
August 14, 2018
The Weather Station - You And I
Welcome to Talking Tunes by Girls Are Awesome where we deconstruct female music artists and the processes around one specific song. This episode is hosted by producer and songwriter Vakle. In this episode we're talking to Canadian artist Tamara Lindeman - the woman behind The Weather Station, who gives us a tour of the writing and recording process of her song You And I (On The Other Side Of The World). Besides talking about the track, she also shares her experience producing folk music, she takes about microphones and how to stand up for yourself as a new producer. Find her at www.theweatherstation.net People she mentions: Ben Whitely - Bass Don Kerr - Drummer Afie Jurvanen - Piano Ben Boye - Keys Nathan Salsburg - Guitar Howard Bilerman - ingeneer Gear mentioned: Cakewalk Sonar, Logic, Neumann U67, Royer R-122, Fender Twin Reverb amp. Find us at girlsareawesome.com or instagram.com/girlsareawesome  Vakle can be found on instagram.com/vakle_music
30:43
July 16, 2018
Soleima - Low Life
Welcome to Talking Tunes by Girls Are Awesome where we deconstruct female music artists and the processes around one specific song. This episode is hosted by producer and songwriter Vakle. In this first episode we're talking to Danish singer Soleima, who gives us a tour of the writing and recording process of her single Low Life. Soleima is especially known for her intriguingly quirky voice and the unique production in her songs. She talks about being new to the world of songwriting sessions and how to make it in that environment and her thoughts on streaming culture. Find her at soundcloud.com/soleima-1 People she mentions in the podcast: - Nick/Vasco soundcloud.com/vasconlm - Vera soundcloud.com/veralovesuuu Girls Are Awesome is a media platform and brand dedicated to increasing and redefining female representation. Find us at girlsareawesome.com or instagram.com/girlsareawesome Vakle can be found on instagram.com/vakle_music
25:25
June 6, 2018
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