Brazenly gay and distinctly nostalgic of old school 8bit synthesizers, Kangaroo MusiQue's music doesn't really go unnoticed.
And indeed it doesn't: this week, Kanga, the man behind , is the 75th most listened to artist on jamendo. Based in a small town (that neighbors “the village where Hugo Boss is from”, he boasts), 50 km from Stuttgart, Germany, this electronic music fan started creating tunes on an Amstrad CPC at the age of 15.
His album titles, artwork and lyrics leave no possible doubt on the fact that Kanga is gay and proud. His artist name is even an homage to his first two boyfriends (one wore shoes of the brand Kangaroo, the other was French, hence the spelling). “As music normally is based on thoughts, feelings and stories from life, it's just normal that I reflect all those in my music. I make music thinking about things I like, situations I was in or boys I met.”
Kangaroo MusiQue exists since 1992. Traces of Depeche Mode, Erasure or Jimmy Sommerville's works may be found here and there among its 18 albums you'll find on jamendo.
The latest, Raphael, will be published within the next few days. Kanga is also a member of Die Drei Lenöre, a satyrical pop project that seems to have found its audience on jamendo too: it ranks 28th among this weeks most popular artists!