Every month, the Forward Magazine brings you a selection of musical gems hand-picked by friends, musicians, speakers of the Forward Festival, and many more. This 47th edition was made by Simone Cihlar, who will be speaking at the Forward Festival Berlin this September.


Simone Cihlar is a contemporary artist known for her intricate and colorful collage work. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for experimentation, Simone Cihlar’s collage art is both beautiful and thought-provoking, inviting viewers to engage with her work on multiple levels.

The inspiration of her highly imaginative visual language comes from everyday life: strolling through the streets and parks of Berlin with open eyes, mind and heart. She is best known for her collages and artworks for musicians like Anderson .Paak, Tom Misch and many more.



The playlist is filled with some nice feel-good indie tracks. It ranges from classics like Billie Eilish, Aventura ft. Judy Santos and Madonna ft. Sickick to Sofie Royer and Sandy B. In between, Press Forward invites you into the hip-hop world with OG Spliff and Dooz Kawa. The 20 tracks on the Spotify playlist are a multicultural mix ranging from Japan to France and it will take you on a little trip around the world.