Our newest Artist of the Week is a special one with a special story. In the mid-70s, musician and songwriter Phil Arosa fled Southern Rhodesia’s apartheid (now Zimbabwe) to settle in the Netherlands and pursue his musical career under more mundane skies. Alongside his partner Marga, he started the band Zimba, which played for ten years in clubs around the country.
Our newest Artist of the Week Julia Anrather is an actress, musician, and producer born in NYC into a bilingual household. On screen she most recently played a vegan caterer in The Pioneers, a comedic web series which she produced and which has been nominated for 3 IndieSeries awards, is an official selection of the Seattle Webfest, the Brooklyn Web Fest, the Cordoba International Film Festival, and has been featured on the homepage of Funny or Die. Other favorite roles include Anne in Ming Peiffer and Kat Yen’s Usual Girls, and an Angel in the Drama Desk Award winning show The Mysteries directed by Ed Iskandar at The Flea Theater.
Our featured artist for this week is the indie diverse/dreampop band DIV I DED from the Czech Republic.
The band began making music in 2013 and released their debut, Born to Sleep, in 2014. Their music is a combination of lo-fi pop, touches of early girl groups, and blended with a huge amount of shoegaze fuzz and walls of sound.