Sounds of Happiness

A Q&A With (and Playlist From) Musichelp's Peter Astedt

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Why not run into a Swedish music entrepreneur in Barbados? To be fair, we were there for the first Caribbean Music Summit, hosted by the local ministry to coincide with their legislation and investment in the local music industry. For the past 25 years, Stockholm native Peter Astedt has been running Musichelp, an artist development company focused on music management, publishing and export. I had a chance to sit down with Peter for a Q&A,

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What Does Happiness Sound Like? Hear sElf's Spotify Playlist

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Producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matt Mahaffey – aka sElf – has returned from a hiatus with a brand new EP. With a long-running career in music that has seen him play guitar for Beck and mastermind a track for the movie Shrek, Matt has recently been busy scoring Disney cartoon Henry Hugglemonster and Nickelodeon’s Sanjay And Craig, as well as working on new material to release under his sElf pseudonym. As sElf, Matt has put out

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What Does Happiness Sound Like? Hear Prelow's Spotify Playlist

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New York-based indie/alternative duo Prelow dropped their debut five-track EP Why Does Everything Happen So Much just last month via Atlantic. We got the opportunity to speak with the guys following its release, and also had them generously compile our latest artist-curated Spotify playlist. Jesse Aicher and Matt Walsh, both 23-year-old writers, producers and instrumentalists, launched their collective project in the beginning of 2014.

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What Does Happiness Sound Like? Hear Coucheron's Spotify Playlist

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It’s not everyday you hear of a 17-year-old creating infectious dance music that lands him touring the globe alongside world-famous DJs and being featured on hit TV shows. But Norwegian producer Coucheron (Sebastian Kornelius Coucheron-Gautier Teigen) was no ordinary teen —  performing with Skrillex and Dada Life after his first single “Outrageous” took the EDM world by storm. Rather than just duplicating the electro-house style that brought

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Have a Happy Holiday: Celebrate the Holiday Season with @Spotify, GIF-style

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We're kicking off the holiday season with an animated take on our Have a Happy Holiday Spotify playlist. (Located in the top right corner of this page). Every day in December, we’ll announce a new track to add to the playlist… GIF-style. Get in the holiday spirit with the daily GIFs and corresponding festive songs below. And make sure you follow @CocaColaCo for the GIF of the day to see if you can guess which songs we're talking about.Day

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What Does Happiness Sound Like? Hear The Kooks' Spotify Playlist

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After the release of their 2011 LP, Junk of the Heart, British indie rockers The Kooks seemingly vanished for a while, leaving fans craving new material and any sightings of the foursome. Lead singer, Luke Pritchard ventured off to the States during the hiatus to take a break from touring and to collaborate for the first time with others including Mark Foster (of Foster the People). After a short while traveling around America, Pritchard returned

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What Does Happiness Sound Like? Hear Flight Facilities' Spotify Playlist

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Sydney duo Flight Facilities worked with some of the biggest names in the biz -  Reggie Watts, Bishop Nehru, Owl Eyes -  (and a little known artist named Kylie Minogue) - for their debut album. A more chilled-out affair than their previous singles, Down to Earth is all but guaranteed to be a feel good hit of the summer.  We sat down with the guys behind Flight Facilities, Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell, to chat about the mixtape

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What Does Happiness Sound Like? Hear Slaptop's Spotify Playlist

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College student by day but music producer by night, San Francisco newcomer Slaptop has had us dancing all night with his infectious debut single, Sunrise. The dance track dropped this summer and ever since, it’s quickly taken the world by storm and recently broke 1 million streams on Spotify. Mesmerised with the track and knowing almost nothing about Slaptop, the mystery producer who doesn’t believe in photo shoots or revealing his real name, we

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What Does Happiness Sound Like? Hear Bear's Den's Spotify Playlist

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Our latest Spotify playlist has been specially curated for us by English folk band Bear's Den. Influenced by Maurice Sendak’s beloved children’s novel Where the Wild Things Are, the London trio already have two critically acclaimed EPs under their belt, as well as extensive touring accolades alongside the likes of Mumford and Sons, Ben Howard and The Staves.This week sees the release of their first fully-fledged LP Islands via Communion Records

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What Does Happiness Sound Like? Hear Four Year Strong's Spotify Playlist

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It’s been a busy summer for Four Year Strong. The Massachusetts band released their latest EP Go Down In History in July, and spent the following months finishing off their fourth Vans Warped Tour. Now off the road and preparing to work on some new music, the band put together our latest artist-curated playlist on Spotify, and met with us for a quick chat to talk tour life and sweat pants. 1.You’ve just finished the VANS Warped Tour,

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