Author: Rudy Carrera


  • Julien Bigorgne – Monades

    Julien Bigorgne is a flautist working out of Paris, France, who also happens to be an oud player. The music on this album is filmic, a soundtrack to a non-existent film. The music walks the line between soundtrack compositions of Yann Tiersen, jazz and world music (such a nebulous term, but until I find a […]

  • Magnolian – Famous Men

    It is my great honor to present the first featured release of the blog. This album comes to us from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It is not what you would expect from the country, as most marketing of music shows Mongol folkloric culture melded together with everything from heavy metal to rap, most of it working well, […]

  • So It Begins…

    It is our tremendous pleasure to introduce to you Music You Need To Hear. We will be pointing out some amazing releases from around the world, and will eventually add a bi-weekly podcast featuring five tracks to turn you on to interesting, adventurous music. We look forward to an exciting 2021!

  • Your taste in music is your own. We’re merely here to supplement it. Music You Need To Hear is the website of Rudy Carrera, a blogger, A&R manager, label owner and record store buyer based in Los Angeles, Brno and Beijing, who has spent the majority of his adult life promoting music of all kinds, […]