AAerial

Austin, TX
AAerial is a 4 piece metal band from Austin, TX. Their music fuses a style ...of aggressive metal and ambient electronics. An auditory hallucination weaving together hopeful melodies and dark lyrics that surround the core of one's will to survive. Read More

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Antti Paalanen

Kokkola, FINLAND
Antti Paalanen creates his wild music on the accordions so familiar to Finn...ish folkmusic. Although inspired by tradition, Paalanen has nevertheless created a sound world all his own, where tradition gives way to trance-like minimalism, EDM influenced beats, influences of Siberian throat-singing and controlled and insightful use of modern sound technology. For the last few years Antti has been touring festivals all over the World – mostly around Europe, but also in Canada, Russia and Japan. At the same time he has been writing tunes for a new album Rujo, which was released in May 2019. The album title Rujo roughly translates to barbarous, unrefined or coarse. Paalanen is known for his violent, intense and hypnotic solo performances. He takes his instrument to the limit: he screams at the accordion, stomps on the floor, pounds the bellows, and snorts like a raging bull. In Paalanen’s hands, the accordion is a living, breathing trance dance machine. Read More
Listen: Antti Paalanen - Elä (Gotta Live)

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Ase Manual

Newark, NJ
Ase Manual is a Yoruba-American artist and DJ. He is among the most vibrant... artists of experimental electronic and club sounds, drawing inspirations from Jersey Club and Ballroom. During a two year stint in Lagos Nigeria Ase connected with the Yoruba heritage and has drawn a lot of inspiration from his ancestral home. Once back in NJ he dived head first in to the eclectic and powerful club sounds of his home state and made a name for hims self both in Jersey Club and Ballroom circuits. Ase Manual has defined himself by his own take on club music by delivering a soul-driven sound maneuvering between booty bounce, club trax and melodic jams. Ase Manual released his debut full length “Gems” in 2016 on LIKE THAT Records, last year his Sophomore album “Lumi” dropped and immediately got him on the road in Europe. In-between the two albums he also released a series of club heaters like Feel It and 50,000 just to book me. In 2018 Ase released a highly praised rendition album of the Black Panther Soundtrack and created a bold instrumental re-imagination of the Afro futuristic rap sound track. He has also worked extensively with German film maker Jonas Windstrom but also internationally reco Read More

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Avalon Lurks

Santa Ana, CA
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Aysedeniz Gokcin plays Pink Floyd

Los Angeles, CA
AyseDeniz is a composer and a classical music - rock crossover concert pian...ist. ​ She was a child prodigy; performed Bach’s 5th Clavier Concerto with orchestra at the age of 9. With a bachelor's and master’s degree in Piano Performance from Eastman School of Music in NY and the Royal Academy of Music in London, AyseDeniz fuses classical with rock music through a dramatic and gripping performance. Her Pink Floyd Classical Concept and Nirvana Project albums received worldwide appreciation by both classical and rock music fans. Her original minimalist-romantic piano albums ‘Earth Prelude’ &‘Motus’ released in 2019 & 2020 reached millions of streams. She performed sold out concerts in Italy, Argentina, Portugal, Spain, Germany, UK, USA, Bulgaria, Russia and Turkey, igniting the love for piano in people. BBC Music Magazine named her a “rising star”, and she appeared on Classic FM, BBC News UK, The Herald Scotland, as well as Le Figaro France. The Arts Council England endorsed her under the Exceptional Talent Visa and she is a Kawai Artist as of 2019. Read More
Listen: Aysedeniz Gokcin plays Pink Floyd - Home

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B1

Austin, TX
Producer, MC, DJ and promoter of all tings drum and bass ... Read More
Listen: B1 - EZ Street

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BeBe Deluxe

Jacksonville, FL
BeBe Deluxe is a singer, songwriter, and electropop producer from Dirty Duv...al County, Jacksonville, Florida. Deluxe blends a frothy milkshake of essential pop elements : driving arpeggiated basslines, infectious melodic synths, & a razor tongue lyrical POV that leaves a lasting impression. BeBe cut her teeth in drag nightlife, spending the last decade producing and performing in rogue drag shows across the country. BeBe labels herself as a “pop revisionist”, taking inspiration from the pop/rb/dance fusion wave of the early 2000’s, while updating and highlighting the glaring queer subtext of the era. BeBe Deluxe released her self-produced & crowdfunded debut EP, The Deluxe Enterprise, September 2019. BeBe Deluxe has shared bills with acts like Dan Deacon, Dorian Electra, Slayyyter, & more. Read More
Listen: BeBe Deluxe - The Sweetest

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Bill Converse

Austin, MI
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BLANG

Austin, TX
BLANG has been DJing since 1999 and has been steadily playing clubs & raves... for over 15 years. This DJ/Producer from Southern California has a taste for the deep and heavy, broken-beats at 175bpm!! Throughout his sets BLANG brings technique, precise mixing ability, and a wide range of musical knowledge and taste! He is also founder of the label Bell Ringer Records, which has been releases music by stateside artists since 2010. BLANG also produces his own tracks and you can find them at all major online distributional platforms or at bellringerrecords.bandcamp.com Over the years he has been fortunate to share the stage w/artists, such as: Aphrodite, Rusko, Dieselboy, Swamp, Liquid Stranger, The Insiders, Bailey, Saxxon, Emma G, Mc Tali, Mc Fava, RAW aka 6Blocc, Falinox, Nightstalker, APX1 & CRS?, Deacon, Direct Feed, Machete; just to name a few. Now residing in Austin he’s held residency for 4 years w/ SONAR DNB crew and is consistently passionate and supportive to the growth of DNB/ JUNGLE music. Read More
Listen: BLANG - Impulse

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BLXPLTN

Austin, TX
Of all the punk rock bands who’ve turned their derision against the curre...nt authorities, none are more ferocious – or unsparing in their contempt – than BLXPLTN. On two marvelously brutal full-lengths and a clutch of standalone singles, the Austin three-piece outfit leads with righteous rage. They’ve paired their examinations of race, class, gender, and sexuality with incendiary music that kicks hard at conventions and boundaries of all kinds. Critics across the country – and around the globe – are taking notice. The group has been praised by The Fader, The Four Oh Five, England’s Kerrang!, OkayAfrica, and many other publications. Noisey warned that the band would “burn down the stage, the crowd, and your house”; The Austin Chronicle named BLXPLTN the Texas capital’s “most politically compelling act” and likened their sound to an audio Molotov cocktail. Most notably, they’ve been championed by Afropunk, the activist website dedicated to black culture at its most creative. BLXPLTN was a featured attraction at Afropunk festivals in 2014, 2016, and 2018. Read More
Listen: BLXPLTN - NO ENGLISH

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Bottoms

Brooklyn, NY
bottoms was formed in 2014 by musician Babes, drummer Michael Prommasit, an...d performance artist Jake Dibeler. In 2015 they released their debut EP "GOODBYE" on JD Samson's label Atlas Chair. This was followed by a 12” re-release of their single “My Body” with a b-side rework by Kassem Mosse receiving plays by Ellen Allien & Shawn J Wright. After a few year hiatus, bottoms reunited for a headline show at MoMA PS1 and found a renewed energy to make music together. Their live show is a hybrid of DJ sets with performative elements; sampling, drum machines, and vocals. At SXSW they will DJ a short set at Bushwig. Read More

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8ULENTINA

Oakland, CA
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Byrke Lou

Berlin, GERMANY
Physicist and artist Byrke Lou uses scientific research and new technologie...s such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality to create and perform art and music. Growing up in Berlin’s club scene, while studying physics and visual arts Byrke Lou started building and programming, sound installations and synthesis systems from scratch, which operate in a minimalistic space between sculpture, code and electronics. By performing her dinstruments within live coding sessions, she takes you into an abstract, futuristic world of pitches and rhythms. Byrke Lou releases a project in 2020, which features live coded patterns of her synthesizers, some including AI, interlaced with her vocals. She is interested in the aesthetic potential new technologies and artificial intelligence bring to the composition and production of the future of music. „Code had a heart, maybe even a soul, when Lou scanned for life and structures within independent and interacting systems. Metrical dives of hiss, boom, and binary breath talked shop with the mezcal-curious clientele coursing through Las Perlas on Wednesday evening.“ -Quote: THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE, March 2019 Read More
Listen: Byrke Lou - home

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Cadence Weapon

Toronto, CANADA
Cadence Weapon is the musical project of Edmonton-born, Toronto-based rappe...r, producer and poet Roland “Rollie” Pemberton. Inspired by Edmonton’s burgeoning experimental electronic and underground rap scenes, Cadence Weapon developed a singular production style harnessing aspects of both worlds. He released his debut album Breaking Kayfabe to international critical fanfare, earning him record deals with Big Dada and Anti Records. That album was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize; his album Hope In Dirt City would do the same in 2012. Known for his sharp lyricism, Pemberton served as Poet Laureate of Edmonton from 2009 to 2011, making him the literary ambassador of his hometown. His debut book of poetry Magnetic Days was released by Metatron in 2014 and his poem “The Garden” was incorporated into a bronze sculpture at the Alberta Legislature Grounds in Edmonton in 2018. Pemberton also acted as the narrator for the VICELAND TV series PAYDAY and Mister Tachyon and has hosted lectures for Red Bull Music Academy and Native Instruments. His single "Night Service" with Jacques Greene is out now on LuckyMe. Read More
Listen: Cadence Weapon - Night Service

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Capyac

Austin, TX
CAPYAC is a surreal dance act with as much Berlin/Detroit/French electronic... influences as jazz, funk and the swirl of modern genres mixed in. Started in Austin, TX with a consortium of collaborators, the founding duo is now based in Los Angeles, CA regularly featuring guest vocalists, dance troupes, and fish mongers to elate and enlighten. Their debut single “Speedracer” set the stage for an avant-garde aesthetic alongside chill Rhodes piano, slowed nudisco beats and funky guitars. With “Headlunge”, “Fis”, “Who is Donny Flamingo?” and the latest “Baby Make Money” multi track releases, we saw the musical partners P. Sugz and Potion dabbling in minimal techno, spy-movie theme songs, trap jazz and every genre amidst the kicks and snares. Modern music declassifiers, CAPYAC are steadily releasing singles as we watch them real-time stretch and explore the far reaches of (most simply put) “electronic dance music” but more aptly described as “good music to dance to.” Read More

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Carl Stone

Los Angeles, CA
Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music. He studied compos...ition at CalArts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. When New Music was exiting the loft scene of the 1970s and entering the more commercial realm of the 1980s, Stone guided his art through that transition period by fusing his compositional ambitions with systems of live performance that were simultaneously pop savvy, commercially suicidal, and technologically forward-thinking. He moved away from pure electronic sound and was among the vanguard of artists incorporating turntables, early digital samplers, and personal computers into live electronic music composition. An adopter of the Max programming language while it was still in its earliest development at the IRCAM research center, Stone continues to use it as his primary instrument, both solo and in collaboration with other improvisers. He currently divides his time between Los Angeles and Japan, where he is a faculty member of the Department of Media Engineering at Chukyo University in Japan. Read More

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CHAII

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
CHAII is a Persian-Kiwi rapper/producer. Her music is an eclectic melting p...ot consisting of traditional Persian music, electronica and hip-hop, all of which she draws influence from to form her heart-pounding sounds. CHAII has been busy, rapidly building a strong following for herself through an intense live set and multiple projects. 2019 is the year she hit the siren, leaving a lasting impact with her maiden single ‘Digebasse (Enough)’, part one of a three-pronged project titled ‘Safar (Journey)’, filmed in Oman and projecting from her strong Middle Eastern roots. With a background in film and visual arts, you can feel the synergy between the music and visuals translated in her ‘somewhat experimental approach’ to it all. At the age of eight, CHAII migrated to New Zealand from Iran. Her first real taste for rap music was through Eminem, who at the time had just released ‘The Real Slim Shady’. Quickly growing an interest in his music, she found herself rapping Eminem songs before being able to speak english properly. “Mr Eminem was my English teacher,” she recounts. At the age of 11, CHAII started to write her own rhymes to express everything she was feeling, from being confused be Read More
Listen: CHAII - CHAII - SOUTH

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CIFIKA

Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
A gifted producer and vocalist whose music and personality transcend multip...le borders, CIFIKA deftly blends genres such as electronic, techno, and synth pop. Her machine-like, deep beats are overlaid with a majestic voice, rendering ethereal, otherworldly soundscapes. Performing at SXSW 2018 and ADE and touring across 19 cities in the U.S., CIFIKA has propelled herself from the South Korean music scene and claimed a unique position as one of the most promising musicians. Read More

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Corduroi

Austin, TX
Cody J aka Corduroi is an electronic musician from Austin, TX ... Read More

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COSBY

Munich, GERMANY
On their third album COSBY yet again deliberately create more huge contrast...s between dynamic, forward pushing energy and introspective reflection bringing up one sketch found on the way, one small souvenir after the other. , …we spent some weeks in NYC to make new recordings in the style of our Norway-Acoustic-Sessions and to shoot the music video for the title track.’ After all the music videos have always carried the same importance for COSBY as did the songs themselves - just like the fabulous clips from Malawi Africa (‘Milestone’) and Los Angeles (‘Let It Go’). Their debut album ‘As Fast As We Can’ finally made them the ‘city’s biggest hope in pop music’ (BR) in summer of 2015 and earned them a number of awards and nominations (e.g. GEMA Music Author Awards, New Music Award, Ego FM Radio Award) Even before releasing their second album ‘Milestone’ in 2018 their mixture of globally envisioned pop-appeal and local do-it-yourself spirit earned COSBY a ton of praise and managed to astonish time and time again by showing how seemingly easy it can be to balance Indie vibe or rather DIY spirit and oversize-pop-statements - whether in the recording studio or on live stage. Read More
Listen: COSBY - Follow the Leader

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Dadabots

Boston, MA
Not sure what Dadabots is. We're a cross between a band, a hackathon team, ...and an ephemeral research lab. We're musicians seduced by math. We do the science, we engineer the software, we make the music. All in one project. We make raw audio neural networks that can imitate bands and have been generating music via livestream 24/7 to infinity on Youtube and Twitch throughout the past year. But generating music was not enough, and so we sought to collaborate with artists with a similar vision. Enter UK beatboxer Reeps One. He worked with us to create "Second Self:" a machine that imitates his voice and performs a duet with him. After showcasing this in the documentary "We Speak Music" and the Ars Electronica Festival, we knew it was time to take Dadabots to the live stage. Now, we perform live mashups sourced from an AI's interpretations of our favorite artists. Much like crate-digging turn-tablists have done in the past, we rummage through hours of the AI's creations. Then we curate and present its findings. The result is a hybrid of sound - melding metal, free jazz, electronic, skate punk, and mathrock into a dance-friendly set. Read More

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Divine Interface

Atlanta, GA
Producer/DJ (and Georgia native) Drew Briggs’ roots in the Atlanta's club... scene stretch back over a decade. In that time he’s also notched releases for a number of internationally-recognized labels including CGI, Harsh Riddims, and Two Circles while receiving nods from Resident Advisor and XLR8R. Briggs has brought his free-flowing, left-field take on underground dance music with equal enthusiasm to DIY spaces, marquee clubs and everywhere in between, tied to neither scene nor genre. Yet Briggs is that all-too-rare artist who can truly claim to unite the disparate sounds of the current Atlanta underground, and is a friend and ally to all. Seeking Arrangement is his forthcoming EP on New Jersey’s 2MR Records. Read More

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DJ TradeMark

Austin, TX
Austin Texas Native Tomar Fischer (aka DJ TradeMark) has been roasting danc...e floors since the tender age of 14. Using his combination of blend-precision and multi-genre mashups, TradeMark has made himself a fixture in the Austin dance community over the last 17 years. Having provided opening support for some of the world’s top DJ-talent and holding several long-term club residencies across Texas, and known for his consistent inclusion of hip-hop flare, TradeMark is guaranteed to leave the crowd begging for one more track... Read More

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Duhrdy

Austin, TX
Longtime resident of Austin's Sonar DNB Tuesdays. ... Read More

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Emma Jean Thackray

London, UK-ENGLAND
Repped by Gilles Peterson, Red Bull Music Academy, Sounds of The Universe a...nd many more, rising mega-talent Emma-Jean Thackray wears many musical hats. As a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, bandleader and DJ, she is just as at home working with the London Symphony Orchestra as she is hosting her show on Worldwide FM or tearing it up on trumpet with her quartet. No slouch to live, 2019 saw many shows and festivals shows across Europe, playing no less than 5 shows at Glastonbury 2019. She will be following up her acclaimed Ley Lines EP in 2020 with a slew of releases planned. Read More
Listen: Emma Jean Thackray - Ley Lines

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Flite

Austin, TX
Representing cutting-edge drum and bass from the United States, Flite blend...s intensity with intimacy one song at a time. Shaped by his proficiency with multiple instruments, video games, and a never-ending obsession with music, Flite’s catalog represents his passion for all things creative. Having started his journey in 2011, the Virginia born industrial designer turned producer has since gathered the ears of millions of listeners across the world. Rather than carving a strict lane with just one sound, Flite thrives in a variety of styles guided by wherever his inspiration may take him. He is honed in his voice within drum and bass, taking his sound from liquid to melodic to aggressive and beyond, speaking for his mettle as a producer with an endless stream of creativity; along with his production prowess, Flite has lent his own voice and lyrics to his music, too. Supported by artists including Andy C, Netsky, and Porter Robinson, Flite’s discography includes releases with acclaimed labels such as UKF, Liquicity Records, Hospital Records, and Monstercat, where he’s put out solo records, EPs, and remixes for artists including Matrix & Futurebound, RL Grime, DJ Fresh, and more. Read More
Listen: Flite - Joy

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HERO

Montreal, CANADA
HERO, Canadian artist, singer, and producer, constantly merges his influenc...es into a singular vision. Incorporating elements of R&B, dance & pop with the spirit of punk, HERO has no genre, and his motto of “putting familiar sounds through a VHS player” has been a catalyst for his conceptual projects with heavy cinematic undertones. Following the success of his self-released debut EP VHS POP, which saw the lead single "The Juice" featured in HBO’s series "Insecure,” HERO signed to Fool's Gold records, a label which has also been home to the likes of Danny Brown, BROCKHAMPTON, and Kid Cudi among others. HERO’S Fool’s Gold debut, Dirty Work (released January 2019), merged pop music, French-electro, and R&B in a dark, thrilling exploration of love and loss. The record garnered critical acclaim from Complex, High Snobiety, Huff Post and artist support from Diplo, A-Trak, Busy P, Oliver + many more. Less than a year later, HERO returned with his latest work, CRY BABY, which continues to push forward and expand upon his genre-less approach that touches on a variety of influences but results in works greater than the sum of their parts. Read More
Listen: HERO - COMFORTABLE

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Holly Herndon: PROTO Immersive A/V

Berlin, GERMANY
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ISM Hexadome Program 1: Suzanne Ciani & Auderrose / Ben Frost & MFO / Pfadfinderei & René Löwe

Berlin, GERMANY
Suzanne Ciani & AudeRrose | UNDER THE ELECTRIC SEA (25:57) UNDER THE ELECT...RIC SEA is composed of a series of analog photographic images created with ancient printing techniques such as cyanotype, lumen print, chemigram and photogram. Through experiments based on chemical reactions, abstract shapes and colour motives are created. Ben Frost & MFO | THE CENTER CANNOT HOLD (24:14) Spatialized deconstructions of material from the 2016 THE CENTER CANNOT HOLD recording sessions form the backbone of Frost’s work for the ISM Hexadome. The piece is a document of an event, of a room, and of the composer within it. It is music that is not fully controlled and appears to be anxiously, often violently competing against its creator. René Löwe & Pfadfinderei | THE P!EACE (20:26) Want to hit the ceiling, to change the perspective, then float in wide spheres and rushing wind, turning on my own axis in free fall, pictures like parachutes, the bass a compass, off the beaten paths through time and space, das Labland, as far as the eye can see, the legs are dangling in space, point A becomes B, cpatch, 3Dub…..just a frame on the big timeline. Read More

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ISM Hexadome Program 2: Tarik Barri & Thom Yorke / Hermann Kolgen / Frank Bretschneider & Pierce Warnecke

Berlin, GERMANY
Tarik Barri & Thom Yorke | CITY RATS (29:47) Inside the virtual 3D univers...e of Barri's self-programmed "Versum" software, all that is heard can be seen, and all that is seen may be heard. Looped and distorted video fragments of Yorke's singing are scattered all around, forming, moving, and changing patterns. Twitching and pulsating, they fill the space with unfamiliar sounds and sights. Herman Kolgen | RETINA (25:30) In RETINA, Kolgen explores the way traces of light are encoded in our memory. What remains of these diffracted moments and ephemeral flashes that result from the constant bombing of photons and optical frequencies? Kolgen probes the coexistence of the human and its intermediate territories — a double relationship that interrogates what is real, intimate, and exterior — in all of its fragility, permeability, and indeterminacy. Frank Bretschneider & Pierce Warnecke | APPROXIMATE ACCURACY (10:38) APPROXIMATE ACCURACY borrows from modular sound and visual synthesis techniques, adapting them with contemporary analog and digital tools. Combining algorithmic generation and audio-driven interaction, vertical bar-based elements overlap to create dense and abstract fields Read More

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ISM Hexadome Program 3: Holly Herndon & Matthew Dryhurst / CIFIKA & MOTHER / Peter Van Hoesen & Heleen Blanken

Berlin, GERMANY
Holly Herndon & Mathew Dryhurst | SPAWN TRAINING CEREMONY I: DEEP BELIEF (1...8:06) Spawn is an artificial neural network that has been initially trained to recognize and reproduce the sounds of her parents' voices and the voices of others. Spawn is a fast learner, and once she has constructed a concept of a sound, she can improvise and create abstract compositions based on what she understands that sound to be, and what she anticipates it might do next. For this first training ceremony, our ensemble members will lead exercises to help Spawn model and understand the world around her. CIFIKA & MOTHER | CURRENT YOU CAN’T DENY (28:40) An immersive audio-visual interpretation of the waltz, spinning the audience through trance-like rotations of organic sound. Visuals build through a stream of consciousness, guiding the audience through cycles of reincarnation. Peter Van Hoesen & Heleen Blanken | ADAPTIVE ENQUIRY No. 1 (19:34) This work focuses on the cause and effect of resonance, the friction between two elements, and searching for the observable space in between. The visual part of this work was created in collaboration with the Institute for Geosciences at the Utrecht University Read More

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ISM Hexadome Program 4: The NeverEnding Story / Infinite

Berlin, GERMANY
Little Cinema Presents: The NeverEnding Story (15:00) It's been 35 years s...ince the Neverending Story captured our imagination and inspired a growing generation with hope. Fantasia - the world of human fantasy - is just as magnificent today as it was in 1984 and it’s fight against ‘The Nothing’ has never resonated so loudly as in our current political climate. The film is transformed into a 15 minute audio visual installation by adapting this cult classic title to ISM Hexadome’s 6 screen and 52 sound channel structure. Comprising of a re-edited film structure, audience members will be transported to the world of fantasia in a ’shared VR’ like experience confronted by the sights and sounds of fantasia and fusing the nostalgic with the contemporary. Little Cinema Presents: Infinite (11:00) Do you find yourself drawn to places you’ve never been? Do you pick things up fast, almost as if you’re remembering a lost skill? Infinite X ISM Hexadome is a thrilling and emotional exploration of what it means to remember all your past lives - to be an Infinite. Read More

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Jaymes Ward

Harrisburg, PA
From creating music in ninth grade to becoming a fast-rising sensation, the... Pennsylvania born and raised artist known as Jaymes Ward is a name the world will soon know. Jaymes whom fuses R&B, Pop, Hip Hop with EDM is greatly influenced by Drake, Musiq Soulchild, Frank Ocean, and Summer Walker, Jaymes strives to create his own lane that will open the doors for other individuals who desire is to be themselves. At the height of his career he was signed to Yo Gotti‘s label CMG where he thrived in areas like songwriting, production & engineering. Through his daily manifestation and passion to succeed Jaymes visualizes becoming a household name. Seen as a motivating force, Jaymes is bringing the heat and without a doubt, he has shown us that he has come to stay. Read More
Listen: Jaymes Ward - Vortex

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JazzInspired

Austin, TX
Producer, DJ, and Drum n Bass music enthusiast alike, JazzInspired hails ou...t of the hometown of SXSW Austin,TX. When not performing, he spends his time in the studio creating his own music. He’s been dj and producing since the mid 90’s. JazzInspired is currently on labels such as Soul Deep Recording, Liquid Drop, Liquid Flavours, Liquid Brilliants, and has forth-coming ep coming out on Sheer Velocity. For him, it’s all about the groove. So, Don’t be surprised when you suddenly find yourself dancing. When you come to his shows it’s sure to be a good time and good vibes. Bio from Soul Deep Recording Soul Deep Digital is proud to announce the debut LP by Jazzinspired. The Austin native delivers a rock solid release, full of deep, jazzy, Liquid Drum & Bass. From the first track to the last, Jazzinspired lives up to his name and creates some big drum tracks with underlying elements perfectly blended into the mix. The energetic basslines keep things moving along, and pushes the songs to new heights. Jazzinspired, may not be a household name yet, but this release will definitely put him on the map. Scott Allen recently supported 4 of his songs in his Sounds of Soul Deep Mix. Read More
Listen: JazzInspired - Sideways

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Kota Banks

Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Australian pop prodigy Kota Banks says she never stops writing new material... – she couldn’t if she tried. After a swag of buzzworthy tracks and a forward-thinking mixtape PRIZE with long-time producer Swick on Nina Las Vegas’ label NLV Records, 2019 has seen rising star Kota release singles “20 Missed Calls”, “BIG BUCKS” &“Feel Again” with Sony. Talent & determination have paid off for the performer whose debut hook-laden single ‘Empty Streets’ with MOZA boasts 19streams, alongside millions of plays for singles ‘Holiday’, ‘Zoom’ and ‘I’m It’. With her infectious melodies, clever tongue-in-cheek lyricism, fresh beats & a big dose of confidence, it’s not hard to see why Kota has captured attention. Alongside her own growing catalogue, she’s collaborated with Norwegian super producer Cashmere Cat on his new album PRINCESS CATGIRL (‘WATERGIRL and ‘WITHOUT YOU’) and worked & performed on SOPHIE’s 2018 album OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES (‘Not OK’). With much more music to come, the prolific writer & performer (playing FOMO, Falls Festival & Spilt Milk), has a few other tricks up her sleeve and very ready for 2020. Read More
Listen: Kota Banks - I'm It

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LEDEF

San Antonio, TX
An interdisciplinary artist and founding member of the House of Kenzo, LEDE...F has firmly planted their stilettos in a multitude of fields to garner the attentions of the underground club scene, avant-garde fashion explorers, festival circuits, fine art galleries and experimental theaters. Alongside key music production and designing & rendering both 2D & 3D audio-visual installations , LEDEF cuts an audacious figure in the venue alongside their fellow members of HoK, blending jaw-dropping dance moves drawing from such disciplines as voguing, krumping, & traditional African forms, chanting mantras at the audience, and inviting them to join into communal, often cathartic, dance battles. Collectively, HoK has heralded a transformation in the landscape of the DIY scene in Texas, opening portals for radical expression within the confines of the state. Musically, LEDEF’s productions & mixes veer from seemingly disparate influences such as metal to ballroom to hardcore, swelling with distortion and melding seamlessly into the experimental noise frontiers of their home label Halcyon Veil. Read More
Listen: LEDEF - Prestige Heel

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LET’S MARS

Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
LET'S MARS is an international electro-pop band. This unique collaboration ...features singer and songwriter, Talia Londoner (previously on The Voice, Israel) and musician and producer Oren Emanuel, an experienced and well-known veteran in the electronic music world (Let’s Be Friends, Void), who has produced and collaborated with some of the top artists in Israel and worldwide, and turntables master Dj Moshik (Moshik Ben Zohar). LET’S MARS has created a formula mixed together with catchy melodies, intricate instrumental segments, a meticulous esthetic sound and expressively rich text. Their unique sound maneuvers from the dynamic worlds of pop and hip hop to EDM and moving ballads. LET’S MARS is an unexpected combination of forces that creates a new and exciting phenomenon, and together they are able to tap into something that neither Talia, Oren or Moshik could have come up with individually. They take you on a journey using digital sampling techniques and live instruments and have created their own style with bright and uplifting melodies but yet possess a dark twist. They are ready to fly and this rocket ship is ready for take off. For LET'S MARS, space is the limit! Read More
Listen: LET’S MARS - U + I

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Limboski

Warsaw, POLAND
Limboski Solo Act (freak folk, electronic, americana) He is acclaimed as o...ne of the best and most original Polish songwriters. Compared to Nick Cave and Tom Waits. He released 7 albums with his original music. Nominated to Fryderyki Awards (the most important Polish music awards) for his album Tribute to Georgie Buck (The best country/blues album 2012) and Poliamoria (The best rock album 2018). In solo acts he is using loop station to create outstanding mix of genres. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpM8lZgnRCs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwq1kTTKTyE Read More
Listen: Limboski - Na Statku

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Loki

Austin, TX
Logan Ricketts, widely-known in the Texas DnB scene by his stage name Loki,... has been playing, promoting, and organizing shows in Texas for the past 20 years. Known for his dark, deep, and techy sounds, Loki has opened for numerous acts including Ed Rush & Optical, Andy C, Optiv (RIP), AK1200, Gridlok, Bad Company UK, and more. Upon moving to Austin in the early 2000s, Loki helped co-found the EDJ (Everyday Junglist) collective, a group of like-minded DJs, MCs, and promoters, which have been responsible for some of the bigger DnB events in the area over the past decade. In 2008, as Mental Note Tuesdays came to an end, Loki was asked to take over the night at Plush. Thus, Sonar was created, and is now nearing its 12th year anniversary. It marks one of the longest-running weeklies in the city at 20 years, and you can head to Plush on any given Tuesday and hear an entire evening full of proper drum and bass. Read More

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Lower Tar

Los Angeles, CA
Lower Tar is the experimental techno project of Los Angeles-based musician ...and visual artist, Ori Ofir. Formed in 2014, Lower Tar has released albums on Ascetic House, Ecstatic Recordings, and Night Gaunt Recordings, the label that he co-founded, and has collaborated with Silent Servant on a duo project called Sterile Hand. Using techno as a cathartic backbone enables Ofir to cope and understand the multiplicitous relationship he has with being Israeli American on both a conceptual as well as a physical level. Lower Tar is a project that explores the complex power structures that revolve around identity and what it means to be critical of a society while still maintaining a sense of self. Read More
Listen: Lower Tar - Stung

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Luke Howard

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Australian Music Prize twice-longlisted composer Luke Howard has been descr...ibed as “absolutely heavenly” (Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6) and his music as “an ambient masterclass” (Musos’ Guide), but no words can fully capture the potency of Howard’s enthralling compositions. A pianist since childhood, Howard has scored films and performed with artists as diverse as Lior and Jeff Mills, capturing audiences with contemporary classical arrangements that curl and twist around the boundaries of a particular emotion. Signed to UK label Mercury KX, the past year has seen the release of Howard’s third solo album Open Heart Story, which explores fragmented relationships, childhood memories and the passage of time. He has also toured extensively in Australia and Europe. Howard composed music for the short film The Sand That Ate The Sea (nominated for best soundtrack in the 2019 ARIA Awards) and the theatre work The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes. He has worked with choreographer Juliano Nunes for the Royal Ballet and Atlanta Ballet. Howard is one of Australia’s foremost practitioners of contemporary classical music whose work continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Read More
Listen: Luke Howard - Future Coda

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Maria y Jose

Tijuana, MEXICO
The head of Tony Gallardo still lost between all of the alias in their musi...cal projects. One days he wakes up with the inside voice of Maria y Jose, their alter ego in which he creates some sort of acustic electropical loops with lyrics that go from mysticism, violence to personal dilemas about love and conflictive relationships. Other nights you can meet Tony Gallardo II, a complete asshole who turns into a technostar with simple but inteligent lyrics. The constant confusion and indecision of this hybrid is the main thing in his musical line, it's a product of all the social, cultural and the border of Tijuana (where he was born). Read More
Listen: Maria y Jose - Club Negro

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Mark Woodyard

North Vancouver, CANADA
Mark Woodyard is a multi-talented musician who uses looping machines, his v...oice and his guitar to create a truly unique and dance-inspiring sound. He’s best known for his wide array of genre-bending covers that showcase his vocal range and eclectic style. Often referred to as a “Human Jukebox”, his knowledge of music spans effortlessly across eras and genres. Born and raised in North Vancouver, he has been playing shows for 16 years at events, weddings and bars in the Vancouver area, getting booked by clients such as Lululemon, Cactus Club and The Donnelly Group. He is a member of the Lazy Syrup Orchestra and has joined them performing at festivals such as BassCoast, Shambhala, and Envision. He has released multiple originals in the form of YouTube performances. Right now he is residing in Vancouver with a residency gig at the Keefer Bar on Wednesday nights. Read More

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Miro Shot

London, UK-ENGLAND
Miro Shot released their first EP on Believe Recordings/ AllPoints and Warp... Publishing in June 2019, championed by Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC6 Music, as well as Clash Magazine and Spindle Magazine. They went on to play shows across Europe, ahead of their album release in 2020. As well as traditional live sets, Miro Shot have created a VR/AR live music experience that is the first of its kind, described by Forbes as “The Future Of Live Music With VR”. The band will be showcasing the immersive concert at SXSW XR in addition to the traditional set at the SXSW Music Festival. Read More
Listen: Miro Shot - Leaders In A Long Lost World

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Montañera

Bogotá, COLOMBIA
Montañera is a singer-songwriter from Bogotá, Colombia, a Marca Colombia ...artist.Together with her other musical projects, Ságan and Suricato, she has performed more than 300 concerts in countries like the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Spain, France, Italy and Turkey. She has presented her music in places as varied as the Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, MaMA Paris, Festival Estereo Picnic, SXSW, Jazz Festival at the Park, KEXP, and Festival Colombia al Parque, among others. She was invited by the Colombian Ministry of Culture to speak at the MaMA fair in Paris. Her first solo album entitled "Encarnación” was recorded and produced in Argentina, and granted “Honorable Mention” by the Colombian Bank of the Republic, appeared in “25 New Independent Women’s Projects in Music” for 2018 by Radiónica, and Best Albums of the Year and 2019 Bets of the Year by Shock. Her work has been recently included in “Historia de un Crimen” a Netflix series. In early 2020, she will release the first single off of her second solo effort, which is being produced by DJ PHO and will feature collaborations with Keyta of Ghetto Kumbé and Oscar Alford. Read More
Listen: Montañera - Inmóvil

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Moonchild Sanelly

Port Elizabeth, SOUTH AFRICA
"Moonchild Sanelly’s original brand of electro -pop - ghetto-funk has fas...t gained her a reputation as South Africa’s most unique performer. A superstar on her home turf, from her stellar solo career and award winning debut album Rabualpha to her collabs with Maphorisa, Sho Madjozi, Thandiswa Mazwai and many more, Moonchild is now collaborating with international superstars Gorillaz, Die Antwoord, Wizkid, Diplo Beyoncé and many more in the works. Her electrifying energy, infectious voice, killer hooks and unique self-designed style make her one of the most sought after acts in South Africa today. Her outspoken approach to female empowerment, female pleasure and sexual health make her one of the most poignant." Read More
Listen: Moonchild Sanelly - Where Will This Lead Us To?

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Noya Rao

Leeds, UK-ENGLAND
Since the release of their debut album Icaros, Leeds-based electronic-soul ...quartet, Noya Rao have been noted as one of the rising talents of the UK Jazz scene. The band garnered early support from Gilles Peterson who premiered their single Golden Claw. The group have also enjoyed radio play from Mary Anne Hobbs, Jamie Cullum and have appeared on Worldwide fm. Noya Rao are vocalist Olivia Bhattacharjee, drummer Matt Davies, bassist Jim Wiltshire and keys player & producer Tom Henry. The band draws upon influences old and new, combining a vintage aesthetic with contemporary song writing. A fixation on the analogue aesthetic, their exploration of analogue synthesisers blended with an acoustic continuum of vocals and drums results in a genre-defying repertory of upbeat movers, introspective slow jams and sumptuous soundscapes. Noya Rao continue to take their finely-tuned live show nationally and internationally having this past year played at The Great Escape, Jazz Refreshed Brighton, the Gondwana 10 events at the Roundhouse (London), AB (Brussels), the Sage (Gateshead) and Unit (Tokyo). New music set for release early 2020. Read More
Listen: Noya Rao - Owls

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Orion

Providence, RI
Orion brings Cybernetic Noir to the Italians Do It Better family on their s...ophomore single “I Want You So Bad”. Recorded in a bedroom in Rhode Island & mixed by label head Johnny Jewel in Los Angeles, "I Want You So Bad" gives us a glimpse into Orion’s upcoming LP on Italians Do It Better out later this year. Inspired by Cyberpunk & Giallo films, the group explores their love of analog synthesis & Italo Disco through the lens of a Dystopian Fantasia. Read More

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p1nkstar

Tampico, TAM, MEXICO
p1nkstar™ (ur fav electr0nic pop superstar!!) creates a world far removed... from this dimensions binaries through music and conceptual shows mixing saccharine beats with subversive lyrics, tiaras with ball gags, and body hair with hypnotic ponytails. Merging hyperpop with neo-perreo and club, she has been described as early Aughts Paris Hilton on Hello Kitty steroids by The Austin Chronicle, who recently crowned her as their Queer Pop Princess. In her live performances p1nkstar affectionately delivers pure pop performance, mixing witty vocals with electronic beats and video interludes with choreographed numbers and back-up dancers. p1nkstar has shared bills with Charli XCX, Crystal Waters, The Ladies of LCD Soundsystem, Alok V. Menon, Dorian Electra, JD Samson, OSHUN, and Sateen. p1nkstar™ is currently finalizing her debut EP "Number 1 Hits!" for release March 6 2020, produced alongside Mr.Kitty, Ben Aqua & BOY SIM. Read More
Listen: p1nkstar - Glitter Queen

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Peanut Butter Wolf

San Jose, CA
Peanut Butter Wolf is an Los Angeles-based DJ and founder of independent re...cord label, Stones Throw Records. As a high school student, he began spinning and making hip hop beats in 1984 and later launched his label in 1996. Through Stones Throw, he developed the careers of Madlib, J Dilla, Quasimoto, Madvillain, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, Knxwledge, Mild High Club, Mndsgn, and Anderson .Paak. Well-known for his record collection, themed vinyl sets (including a 12-hour extended set with Boiler Room) and his unique VJ sets, his shows span the decades featuring a variety of genres highlighting rare and vintage footage. The documentary film, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, guides you through Peanut Butter Wolf's life, the evolution of Stones Throw Records, and it’s influence on the music industry today. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is currently available on Red Bull TV. Read More

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Richard Spaven

London, UK-ENGLAND
Forging his own path into the future. With roots in the U.K. club and hip-...hop scenes, the drummer brings a fresh approach to the instrument that’s at once modern and traditional. Combining machine-like accuracy with jazz-influenced improvisational sensibilities, Richard Spaven’s drumming has landed him gigs with vastly varied artists such the late Guru, Flying Lotus, electronica/jazz group the Cinematic Orchestra, and jazz/hip-hop vocalist José James. Spaven’s brilliance is evident beyond his world-class performance abilities; he’s equally impressive in production and compositional territories. And most recently, the drummer released his fourth solo album, Real Time, which once again showcases his multifaceted talent. Spaven’s signature drum sound often sees him combine high-pitched, crisp snares; round, jazzy toms; and small, punchy bass drums. His cymbal choices are a sonic contrast of dry, lower-pitched hi-hats, rides, and crashes. Altogether, the drummer’s tone could be described as a nod to the past while keeping an ear toward the future. Read More
Listen: Richard Spaven - Spin (feat. Jordan Rakei)

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River Boy

Pascoe Vale, AUSTRALIA
River Boy is the new solo project of Narayana Johnson (one half of Willow B...eats). His music draws extensively on his childhood and teenage years spent roaming creaks, forests and mountains in the Northern Rivers, NSW. A symbiotic weave of natural and electronic sound is at the centre of River Boy’s unique take on writing and production. His work as one half of Willow Beats saw songs garnering millions of plays on streaming platforms along with multiple full rotation adds to Triple J. The duo had sell-out tours across Australia along with playing Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Beyond the Valley, Clockenflap (Hong Kong) and supporting artist such as Tash Sultana. River Boy’s debut single “I Never Knew” is off to a running start, securing spots on the Spotify editorial playlists “New Music Friday” and "Indie Arrivals” as well as plays on triple J and community radio. His work has also extended to video game composition where he is currently working as Audio Director with Massive Monster. Read More
Listen: River Boy - I Never Knew

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Rosalind Hussell

Austin, TX
Austin Performance Artist and Drag Enigma. Roz will take you on a dream log...ic journey of whimsy and disgust. Cast member of Die Felicia, Sad Girls Only and 2019 Headliner at Austin International Drag Fest. Read More

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Salt Cathedral

Brooklyn, NY
Salt Cathedral is a New York-based band comprised of Colombian musicians Ju...liana Ronderos and Nicolas Losada. With a jazz background, their pop music is informed by global sounds and rhythms, and is characterized by a unique vocal approach to melody. The band is heavily influenced by their Colombian upbringing and Latin dance culture. Their music embodies a big force of positivity dealing with things like the struggles of relationships, beauty standards, and collective ideals. They attempt to redefine the conventional ideas of what is to be a latino in 2020. Their debut album, titled CARISMA, is out this April via Ultra Records. Read More
Listen: Salt Cathedral - Run For The Money

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Samba De La Muerte

Caen, FRANCE
SAMBA DE LA MUERTE is the project Adrien Leprêtre has been developing sinc...e 2012. They emerged from the musical scene with their feverish folktronica in 2016 thanks to their first album 'Colors' which tapped into Adrien's influence in indie pop and electronic music. A diverse array of sounds that creates a perfect blend that inspires and befits its title. Now, Samba de la Muerte is back with a new album called 'A Life with Large Opening (2019),' inspired by an architectural concept which the band discovered while on a trip to Japan. Their message is both powerful and sensitive: “A life with large opening for free and independent music”. Bass, drums and a Wurlitzer are the backbone of each of their compositions, which are envisaged as the rendition of spontaneous and fresh first takes, onto which extra layers of sound experiments are added (loops, samples, field recordings), characteristic of their unique identity. Samba de la Muerte’s music really comes to life on stage, where they take their audiences along for an electronic reverie, make them feel like dancing and let them get carried away with concerts rich in arrangements and spontaneous energy. Read More
Listen: Samba De La Muerte - Fast

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Sea Moya (DJ Set)

Mannheim, GERMANY
Sea Moya - currently residing somewhere on the road between Montréal and L...os Angeles (what is home?) - released their expansive debut album “Falmenta” in October 2018 and have not stopped touring since. Recorded in a reclusive cabin in the Italian Alps just above Lago Maggiore, “Falmenta” is a result of total withdrawal from everyday life, the distraction of technology and any influence from outsiders. Taking these songs on the road through the US, Canada and Europe, as well as opening for Durand Jones & The Indications, Klaus Johann Grobe or Maribou State, has shaped and changed both music and Sea Moya - cracked open so there is space to freely evolve into something else live. Initially formed in summer 2014 in between shipping containers in a German harbor Sea Moya is now David and Elias, who love sharing their own version of Kraut Beat with humans across the globe. Imagine there was a remote place in the 70s where early Electronic music, Afro-Beat and Psychedelic Krautrock would come together… let it sit and grow there for another decade and you get the Sea Moya vibe. Or at least a tiny idea of it. Read More

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Sebastian Plano

Berlin, GERMANY
Sebastian Plano is a Grammy nominated composer, producer and multi-instrume...ntalist, based in Berlin. His ability to create large soundscapes overlaying multiple instruments by himself has gained him international acclaim, placing him as one of the pioneering artists combining classical and electronic elements. His last album ‘VERVE’ has been nominated to the 62nd Grammy Awards. Described as “a composer in dialog with the whole of existing music that strives to create authentic new music”, Plano started playing the cello at age 7 and interpret his imagination into his own sounds at the age of 12. His approach to electronic music is intrinsically linked to years of chamber music and orchestra playing, in his records, Sebastian creates large ensemble pieces with acoustic instruments and electronics by himself achieving a genuine and unique sound in his music. Read More
Listen: Sebastian Plano - Purples

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Self Esteem

Sheffield, UK-ENGLAND
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Sorry

London, UK-ENGLAND
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Special Guest (tba)

London, UK-ENGLAND
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teej

Houston, TX
Los Angeles residing, Houston bred producer/DJ “ teej”... with work wit...h Maxo Kream, Smino, Kali Uchis, Boogie and more.. A bald man who is only here to make you dance ... Read More

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TEFFLER

Los Angeles, CA
Electronic dance music producer, Teffler, would take his sound global with ...his independent release, ‘Never Let Me Go’, climbing Spotify’s highly coveted The Pop List chart in 2018. His signature sound of effortlessly blending future house production with the soulful elements of modern pop proved to be the driver in his early success. Teffler has had an exciting start to his young career performing a sold out show in the U.K. and teaming up with Afrojack’s record label, WALL Recordings, to produce his summer anthem track in 2018, ‘Summer Love’. Streamed over 10+ million times across all music platforms, Teffler continues to embody his passion, ambition, and “GOOD VIBES” theme in every song he creates, to provide inspiration to his audience. Music sensation, Teffler is clearly one to watch out for with his unique sound, business savvy mind, and early achievements as an independent artist. This is just the beginning of his long career and will continue to put his mark on the music industry. Read More
Listen: TEFFLER - TEFFLER & D.A.N.E - Never Let Me Go

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Telefon Tel Aviv

Los Angeles, CA
The return of storied Southern Gothic electronic entity Telefon Tel Aviv is... as unexpected as it is impressive. Their three influential albums of the 2000’s—Fahrenheit Fair Enough, Map Of What Is Effortless, and Immolate Yourself—charted an increasingly turbulent and textured vision of post-IDM synthetic songcraft, until the sudden passing of founding member Charlie Cooper in 2009 ceased the project, presumably forever. During the decade since, co-founder Josh Eustis has performed with, produced, mixed, and mastered countless artists, from high-profile institutions (Nine Inch Nails, Puscifer, Apparat) to underground fixtures (Belong, Vatican Shadow, Drab Majesty, Tropic Of Cancer), in addition to his own solo and collaborative work in Sons Of Magdalene and Second Woman. But years of reflection and processing gradually seeded in him a desire to revive TTA and venture a fourth full-length, in the spirit of what they started: Dreams Are Not Enough. Read More

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TIZI

Montreal, CANADA
A Montreal native, TIZI is a versatile DJ who has set herself apart with he...r particular brand of blending groovy and funky electronic music mixed with a Hip-Hop, Disco, Rock and Top40 flair. In 2012, a combination of her passion and her versatility enabled her to become a resident at one of the biggest clubs in North America: Beachclub. In addition to having participated in the reality TV show "Beachclub" broadcasted throughout the entire province, she also performed at îleSoniq and Piknic Electronik - two of Montreal’s major electronic music festival and Igloofest - the biggest outdoor winter event in the city. She also headlined festivals in various Quebec regions like Régates de Valleyfield and Festi-Plage in Gaspésie. One thing’s for sure, she is comfortable in all styles and in front of all types of audiences. Read More

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T.R.A.C.

Brooklyn, NY
Hip-hop and drum 'n' bass have enjoyed a long and close relationship. Over ...the years we've seen artists like the Jungle Brothers, Method Man, and KRS One grace our rarefied high tempos. In return, the likes of Dynamite, DRS, and Inja have proved more than capable of flexing on a hip-hop beat. However, T.R.A.C. joins those genre dots in a way we've never quite seen before. As a Brooklyn native, an early education in hip-hop beats and lyricism was almost inevitable. The likes of A Tribe Called Quest, the Wu Tang Clan, and Pete Rock laid out the template, and T.R.A.C. was a keen student. Carving his own niche with flavours of blues and soul added to his undeniable lyrical skill, he became a fixture of the New York underground scene. Jungle and drum 'n' bass were added to the mix early. A chance meeting with fellow genre-crossing artist DJ I-CUE eventually led to T.R.A.C. featuring on his first DnB tune. “Next Level $hit” appeared in 2000, and came loaded with a message of genre unity, a concept that has fuelled his movements ever since. For example, his 2011 “The Network” album was produced by Reinforced Records and 4hero pioneer Marc Mac, so even though it's a straight-up hip-hop Read More
Listen: T.R.A.C. - Higher Ground remix w/ Lenzman

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Tufan Derince

Diyarbakir, TURKEY
Tufan Derince, at the crest of a wave of young Kurdish musicians who have s...wept over the corridor linking Diyarbakır—the capital of Kurdish culture in Southeast Turkey—with urban centers of Kurdish migration along the Eastern Mediterranean, has performed at hundreds of weddings across Turkey. Recently relocated to the Netherlands he has already made a major impact on Kurdish music scenes in Europe, collaborating with refugee Kurdish musicians from Syria, creating a novel blend of electronic pop and heavy electrified Kurdish folk music.Having been outlawed for more than a decade, Kurdish music, culture, and language was gradually decriminalized in Turkey through the 1990s. An explosion of creativity resulted in new interpretations of traditional Kurdish folk music central to Kurdish community life and cultural identity. The most influential new genre is called ağır delilo (slow, heavy delilo—a Kurdish folk dance) or in a more pure Kurdish expression—granî (slow and heavy), characterized by heavily distorted elektrobağlama—an electrified long necked lute, which bridges the sonic aesthetics of the shrill reed pipe traditionally used to accompany folk dances with hard rock sounds. Read More
Listen: Tufan Derince - Raman Dari - Derwish - Sıltanê 2019

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Viken Arman

Paris, FRANCE
Ѵikєи Ѧrmaή │ creative traveler from the caucasus mountains 〔 Վի...գեն Արման 〕 Viken Arman, along with a generation of like-minded artists, is pushing the boundaries of electronic music not only towards the future, but also towards the past. Fusing ancient melodies with electronic beats to create magical vibes that go beyond dance music brings rich cultures together in mystical musical journeys. Growing up with Jazz and classical music, he draws influence from a very versatile music background from Keith Jarett, Erik Satie, Bill Evans, Jay Dilla, Ricardo Villalobos to the Arabic diva Oum Khalthoum. His knowledge of piano as well as his time at the music conservatory contributed to his wide musical culture. As an artist, Viken is really close to this roots & history. «Never forget, never, but stay turned towards the future, rebuild yourself and go forward» he said regarding TIME, the 100 mns musical creation he composed for the 100th year anniversary of the Armenian genocide. When he’s not making music, Viken focuses his energy to support and nurture this particular and rich music scene even further. He founded Denature Records which, as he describes it, is more than just a label b Read More
Listen: Viken Arman - In My Dream

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