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Video of the Moment #1490: Frankmusik

 
By on Monday, 7th April 2014 at 6:00 pm
 

Groundbreaking electro pop artist Vincent Frank, aka Frankmusik, has taken to wearing spectacles and has shed his ‘slick’ suited image and traded it for the boy next door with jumper, as evidenced by his latest promo video for ‘These Streets’. I follow Vincent on Facebook and it seems like he’s been through a lot emotionally over the last year, and I’m wondering if his more chill sound is a result of all that tumult. There’s something about the video that makes me sad for some reason, but maybe I’m just reading into it. Watch it for yourself below.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK8Q5C_x77E[/youtube]

 

MP3 of the Day #783: Frankmusik

 
By on Friday, 13th September 2013 at 10:00 am
 

I generally can’t stand artists doing Beatles covers. However, I do make exceptions. Vincent Frank, aka Frankmusik, has taken the early Fab Four’s single ‘From Me to You’ and put his unique spin on it. Have a listen to it below and if you like it, it’s free to download.

 

Video of the Moment #581: Frankmusik (featuring Colette Carr)

 
By on Monday, 19th September 2011 at 6:00 pm
 

Need a lift on the first day of the week? We have something special for you. In the promo vid for ‘No ID’, Frankmusik (aka Vincent Frank) teams up with Malibu, California rapper Colette Carr for a 3-minute, 21st century version of the musical Grease. (I sincerely hope everyone reading this post knows what I’m talking about. Please.) And while it’s more urban than I prefer from Frankmusic, it’s still as catchy as heck. Watch it below.

If you fancy reading a live review of Frankmusik in DC, you can read about his appearance supporting Erasure in DC earlier this month.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8uBCF-cWuY[/youtube]

 

Live Review: Erasure with Frankmusik at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC – 6th September 2011

 
By on Thursday, 15th September 2011 at 2:00 pm
 

Even though I was a bit too young to fully enjoy the music of the ’80s back in the day, it doesn’t mean I don’t have a deep respect and love for the music being made back then. Really, I’m a New Waver at heart. Seeing OMD in March reminded me how great the music from that era was and just how timeless it is. So it seemed logical that the next band on my list was Erasure, who are currently touring North America. (The duo plus their backing singers will be on the road in the UK in August.) My companion for the night had seen Erasure multiple times before, noting that the first time she saw them, singer Andy Bell was wearing buttless chaps. (Uh huh.) So him coming out onstage wearing a sparkly red sequined suit, gigantic Trojan helmet on his head, didn’t faze me one bit.

The opener was Frankmusik, who in the last year and a half has refashioned himself from straight synthpop to a more r&b / hip-hop edge. I wasn’t really convinced about this new direction until I saw him live, singing new songs ‘No ID’ and ‘Do It in the AM’. Whoa. These songs pack a punch and it even though this kind of music can be gimmicky, Frankmusik isn’t (and never was). He’s got the rhythm and he’s got the voice. Period. And if you’re wondering what a young kid like Vincent Frank is doing, going around the world with megastars Erasure, it’s because Frank produced Erasure’s new album ‘Tomorrow’s World’, out in October.

And judging from the new songs like ‘When I Start to (Break It All Down)’ and ‘A Whole Lotta Love Riot’ that Erasure trotted out tonight, these ’80s legends have a good chance of getting a foothold back on the charts again. While there was the expected craziness when ‘Chains of Love’ and my favourite ‘Chains of Love’ were played, their long set showed just how prolific they are as artists. Their obsessed fans were all the while gesticulating wildly, throwing their bodies into every song they knew by heart. To be honest, I didn’t think anyone could be as obsessed as Morrissey/Smiths fans, but I was wrong. Wow. Erasure’s live show, complete with two backing vocalists perfectly matched to Bell’s own voice and multi-instrumentalist Vince Clarke’s provided backing music, is a sight to behold and to take in.

After the cut: set list and more photos.

Continue reading Live Review: Erasure with Frankmusik at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC – 6th September 2011

 

Video of the Moment #473: Frankmusik

 
By on Monday, 9th May 2011 at 6:00 pm
 

Feeling a bit rough from the weekend? Below is the new video for Frankmusik‘s video ‘Do It in the AM’, featuring Los Angeles hip hop act Far East Movement, where Vincent Frank reminisces the previous night’s drunken shenanigans with his new mates. Nice shots of Cali in here as well.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdMdQRVQzPk[/youtube]

 

MP3(s) of the Day #311: Frankmusik

 
By on Friday, 18th March 2011 at 10:00 am
 

Wow, it’s been a long time since we’ve heard from Vincent Frank (aka Frankmusik), hasn’t it? If you’ve been keeping an eye on his Twitter, you know he’s been living the jetsetting life, heading off to Germany next week. Hello.

But he hasn’t been lazy in his time away from the music media spotlight. This week he made public – and for free download too! – two new tracks, ‘Right or Wrong’ and ‘Friends Like This’. I’m guessing these will appear on his sophomore album purported to be released this year, ‘Do It in the AM’ (no confirmed release date yet). He announced the free downloads with the headline “Dark Pop Has Arrived”.

It’s up to you if you agree. Grab the new songs from Frankmusik here.

 
 
 

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