Music Spotlight 1 — Vist
German music being the totally amazing thing that it is, I’ve decided that it would be cool to have an artist spotlight post every now and then. All the following posts will be organized pretty much in the same way as this one. They’re going to have examples of their work and reviews of their style. I’m going to shoot for less famous artists but I’m ok with bringing up more mainstream groups and singers, because some are just worth mentioning. Tell me what you guys think, and if you want any particular genres. Feel free to recommend that one group or singer that only you and your friends have heard of!
To start things off, we have a hip-hop artist from Gelnhausen by the name of Vist. She’s currently unsigned, so rejoice hipsters! However, she’s so talented that it’s hard to believe that she won’t get noticed by a major label for much longer. Some of her songs on YouTube have already broken into the 6 digit range of views and many get 5. Keep an eye on her, because Vist could really make it into the limelight. As a rapper, her style is flowing and highly emotive. She has a good singing range and her voice is pretty soothing. Her songs are good for just chilling on a nice day, which is relatively rare for the genre. Many of her songs feature other rappers, who often aren’t that well known either, so you’ll get more discoveries than one with this post.
This is one her latest songs, so it will give you a good feel for what she can do at her best:
This song was a compilation with the rapper Silv-R, who has worked with her in the past on other projects. Their song Selbstgespräche won Track of the Month for September 2008 over at rappers.in. Check him out too, because he’s another YouTube rapper with a lot of potential.
My personal favorite of all her tracks is this:
“Weißt du noch?” is from her EP Sternenkind, and is so powerful that I have no problems saying that it brings me to tears every once and a while. For those who can’t Deutsch, it’s about what she’d say to someone very dear to her who died, if she could speak to him just one more time. She’s filled with regret, because she loved him and never told him. Though not a title track technically, it is where the EP gets if name from: Sternenkind meaning “star child”. i.e. the unnamed guy, who now has everyone’s attention, the accidental star of the show. This is also the first song I heard by her, and I instantly became a fan. She’s very creative and also prolific. She has a lot of great songs for someone who’s only been doing this for 5 years. I highly recommend her, even if hip-hop and rap isn’t your thing. You can check out more of her stuff here:
Posted on April 27, 2012, in German Music and tagged artist spotlight, German Hip-Hop, german music, hip hop artist, music spotlight, Selbstgespräche, Silv-R, Sternenkind EP, Unverstanden, Vist, Weißt du noch?. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.