Music for 3/20/20!!! No_4Mat, Districts, Rookie, the Weeknd

@@@ No_4Mat: City Boy EP (DISSOLUTE , 2019) Rando Twatter listen everybody!  Not the new single mentioned on the Twatter, but this EP from last year and shit.  The first tune is classic dancefloor techno banging with New Age synth sounds over the top.  As the beat goes on the synth sound is altered, pulled back and changed.  Pretty standard and good stuff.  The second tune goes even more retro with a processed vocal sample and full unt-sss.  I like the rhythmic components of the record but I could use a bit more creativity up top.

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@@@ The Districts: You Know I’m Not Going… (Fat Possum, 2020)   These two listens are off last week’s All Music notable release email.  It opens up with a faded indie strummed intro, followed by some synth squirgles and the rest of the band coming into the song.  It’s lonesome and a bit happy at the same time and a little trippy.  That first tune may be an outlier as the second tune brings on the big indie rock feels, which is fine.  I dig the singer, he’s a bit fragile, a bit ragged but not overly ya know, me based.  I was into the second tune, but this third is a bit too ’80s for me.  Stupid dance rock beat and a certain Thatcher feel.  They’re a seasoned band and they play well and record well together but it’s not really my cup of tea.

@@@ Rookie: Rookie (Bloodshot, 2020) Both this listen and the one above are All Music notable release listens.  More indie rock, is there never an end to the amount of indie rock out there?  I’m guessing no, just keep putting your shovels in the ground and shovel it out to the masses.  This one opens up super sharp in the mix and glammy as Hell.  I guess if you want to put on your platform shoes and your yellow leather jacket and sashay down the boulevard in the middle of a pandemic this could be a ballsy ass soundtrack choice.  I think it’s compressed a wee bit too much.  The judgment as to when something is an homage and when something is a bite is a personal one.  I think we’re pretty close to a bite here and I could use some sort of twist on this to push the glam rock sound further in its arc across the sky.  Just as a point of reference I would refer listeners to Alex Chilton’s work with Big Star — exceptional band playing and just a fine example of young Americans getting their freak on.

@@@ The Weeknd: In Your Eyes (UMG, 2020) I don’t know what’s up with the Weeknd’s bloody face — is he a vampire or a victim?  Maybe that’s the right question to ask if you care.  I’m still waiting for that track that makes it clear to me why the weeknd is such a big deal.  Up til now, not so much.  Oh boy, this could be the soundtrack for a tween/teen romance movie.  Big pillowy synth sounds, a straight beat, an arpeggiated synth here and a bit and the weeknd’s Michael Jackson’s falsetto work.  The issue isn’t whether the weeknd can sing or not, he can sing, but does he do anything interesting?  Not here I’m afraid.  When he looks in your eyes, he sees there’s something burning inside.  I’m floored at the rawness of that sentiment.  I certainly hope folks are NOT singing this empty shell of a love ballad to loved ones passing to the other side due to the ‘rona!  Pick something with some feels.

YTD recordings listened to: 199
Good music, not list worthy: 113
Not good music: 86

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Tarek Atoui, Saicobab, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Mariachi El Bronx, Pour Me a Grog, Sudan Archives, Lakou Mizik, Moodymann, Pharmakon, Alefa Madagascar, Janjao, Luge, Wiki, Mick Jenkins, Jeremiah Jae, Fera, Gambian Griot Kora Duets, Drama, Beatrice Dillon, Mass Worship, mmmonika, Les Deuxluxes

Best of 2019/Honorable Mention 2019

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@@@ The Muslims: Mayo Supreme (Don’t Panic Records, 2019) Three South Asians (two female, one male) tear it out with all the energy and attitude of classic punk. Great playing, outstanding singing and lyrics. As punk as some of my favorite punk shit of all time. Favorite track: The Stew.

@@@ The Good Ones: Rwanda, You Should Be Loved (Anti-, 2019) An acoustic record by survivors of the genocide in Rwanda. It’s hard to put a non-cliche word on this music — heartbreaking is a good place to start. Simple guitar parts and beautiful singing. Start with track 2, Despite it All I Still Love You, My Dear Friend.

@@@ Loscil: Equivalents (kranky, 2019) A super engaging and slow ambient record. Meticulously layered into one giant cloud that pulls you in. The word Equivalent appears in every track title and the record has a pleasing sameness to it sonically. Something at this slow pace in today’s world is super welcome. Pick whatever track and dive right in.

@@@ Canalon de Timbiqui: De Mar Y Rio (Llorona, 2019) Similar in style and beauty (minimalist, acoustic, incredible singing) as the Good Ones record but with female singers and marimbas at the center of the record. Some folks just let the music out of their bodies.

@@@ Kelly Moran: Ultraviolet (Warp, 2019) One of the best records I’ve heard that combines electronic and improvised music. I find the blend of prepared piano and synthesizers mesmerizing to listen to. A lot of electronic music can sound overly processed and sterile and that’s avoided here. At the same time post classical prepared piano records can be a bit uptight and that’s avoided here as well. The idea of this record being a bit John Cage and a bit Tim Hecker is an apt description.

@@@ The Garifuna Collective: Aban (Stonetree, 2019) A cultural mash of Caribbean musics — places like Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. The Garifuna are a people in that region and this music is a unique mash of Carribean, Brazilian, and African influences. Rhythmically on fleek for sure with more gorgeous singing. Check out the effortless groove of the third tune Hamala.

@@@ Andre Bratten: Pax American (Smalltown Supersound, 2019) Tight, funky and minimalist techno out of Scandinavia. The distinguishing feature here is the focus of the arrangements. At first glance there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot going on but if you listen just below casual beats are shifting and sounds are coming and receding in waves making for a subtly dynamic record. Bears up to repeated listens for sure, I have it on now for the umpteenth and I feel its freshness revealed.

@@@ Nathan Corder/Tom Weeks: Black Mamba (Wolf’s Blood, 2019) Slotted as a hardcore record on Apple Music it is a saxophone and guitar free jazz record that is accurately self-titled in the below track. Trash music in the highest sense of the word. I never really understood or got Cecil Taylor’s music but I get this. The third track, Gripped, is killer.

@@@ Wyxz: Yiy (Self-released, 2018)  Not available on Apple Music (possibly other streaming music stores)  this is both brutal, mental and cerebral.  If this doesn’t get your blood pressure up you might be dead.  Accelerated tempos, manic and jumpy ass guitar sounds, it’s Frank Zappa with a Red Bull shot into its eyeball for a quick hit.

HONORABLE MENTION

@@@ Brittany Howard: Jaime (ATO, 2019) Much more appealing to my ears than her previous work with Alabama Shakes. Interesting sonically and arranged with more daring than 99% of today’s major label music. Just a tiny bit of jazz mind makes this stand out.

@@@ Michael Kiwanuka: Kiwanuka (Polydor, 2019) A soulful re-enactment of classic late ’60s, early ’70s soul music by this British singer. Standard concious lyrics, and groomed sounds. A slight update/upgrade to these classic sounds would have put this on the best of year list.

@@@ Deafkids: Metaprogramacao (Neurot, 2019) A tad slow out of the gate it gets into it’s own definition of a wicked shred by the fourth tune, Mente Bicameral. There’s not a lot of new non-metal rock and this formula could be a way forward.

@@@ clipping.: There Existed an Addiction to Blood (Sub Pop, 2019) clipping. is sharp as a tack on this Seattle hip hop record out on Sub Pop. Sonically it leans a bit away from hip hop and more towards electro and I feel that. Those fresher sounds reframe his music as something more than standard hip hop.

@@@ Danny Brown: uknowwhati’msayin (Warp, 2019) I like Brown’s style– he’s got an odd delivery and his lyrics are most definitely left field. He’s street and quirky ass odd at the same time. I like the track with Run with Jewels and Killer Mike’s turn on the mic is a standout. I found the middle of the record to be hotter than the beginning.

@@@ Bonnie Baxter: Axis (Haisu Mountain, 2019) You have to be able to admit the chopped up nature of our present day digital reality, as well as our shattered attention spans to enter into this organic electronic music which sounds really ancient and super today at the same time. It’s raw and unfiltered like good honey. Highlight: No DICC.

@@@ Toko Telo: Diavola (Daniel Brandt, 2018) This guitar heavy folk music out of Madagascar is my best music pick for corporate stooges. It’s just straight beauty with gorgeous interwoven guitar playing and soaring vocals. Check out the third tune Zaza Samondrara for a taste.

@@@ Kaleta and Super Yamba Band: Medaho (Ubiquity, 2019) One part African blurred and mashed up with one part classic American funk (including old school wah wah guitar shredding. Check out the second song, Mr. Diva and go from there.

@@@ Bug Martin: Gutterball (Pyrrhic Victory, 2019) Starts a bit slow but it’s on the list here due to the fourth song, Hypocrite’s Rag and the fifth, Jim Rodgers’ Blues. Very well executed update/homage to lonesome classic country.

@@@ Saint Abdullah: Mechanical Flirtations (True Aether, 2019) Holding down that space where electronic music meets improvised music. Also the inclusion of Iranian music (this record is a project between two brothers in Brooklyn and Tehran) makes this a unique effort. Outside of that interesting fact the music hits viscerally, just the way I like it.

@@@ Tobe Nwigwe: The Originals (Tobe Nwigwe, 2018) A first generation Nigerian-American MC from Houston that mashes up dancehall and hip hop with an undercover African flavor to it. His microphone work is sharp and combined with his excellent lyrics he is a force to be reckoned with. His sounds are as focused as his lyrics.

@@@ Logistic Slaugher: Corrosive Ethics (Logistic Slaughter, 2016) If I’ve never heard a metal band like this I’m guessing most listeners out there have not either. It’s not about the extreme sounds of the band, it’s that the singers sounds like a pig trying to sing jazz — he bounces up and down on rhythmically over the band, it’s quite mad.

@@@ Buzzherd: Buzzherd EP (Self-released, 2019) 21 minutes of roughness. Remember kiddies it’s not about who is the roughest, it’s about how it’s all put together. I tend to gravitate to the pissed singers rather than the cavemen and that’s what’s happening here.

@@@ Oli XL: Rogue Intruder, Soul Enhancer (Bloom, 2019) I would describe this as sci-fi electro funk with trippy, glitched bits on top. Chopped and delayed vocal samples, slick beats and slightly dubwise sounds in the arrangement constitute the formula here. The fourth track here, Mimetic, is a highlight but the depth and space of this record works for me.

@@@ Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Ghosteen (Ghosteen Ltd., 2019) The sounds contained on this record are mesmerizing and superlative. However, Cave’s transformation into some sort of emotional advisor/New Age philosopher is slightly less welcome to me as an occasional annoying line pulls me out of the sounds.

Music for 11/6/19!!! Kelly Moran, Jaws of Love, Kanye West

@@@ Kelly Moran: Autowave (Warp, 2019)  I think I got to this track via the Twatter.  I’ve heard Moran before she signed to Warp and I think she has bolted a larger electronic element onto her music for this run round the track as Warp specializes more in electronic music than improvised music.  She does an avant prepared piano thing but this first track is about equal parts prepared piano and electronic/manipulated sound.  It sounds like really well recorded high voltage line out in the middle of a field.  Very buzzy and drone-y.  It does shift frequencies.  It is the short first tune of her new record called Ultraviolet.  I think I’m going to hang for part of the second track because I like her music — plain production, interesting playing and sonics.  This second track, Helix, is an almost 9 minute monster shot of improv and drone electro garnish and I’m feeling it, this is pretty awesome.  Insanely beautiful headphone music, this music will fuck you up if you check it out.

@@@ Local Natives: Jaws of Love (N/A, 2019)  I checked out the latest record by these guys and thought it was a high end coffee shop version of a Radiohead album but I can throw ’em another listen.  I don’t know if this is a bonus track to their latest record or what, I’m just the listener here.  Aargh, I’m internet confused — there is a Local Natives dude in this outfit but I’m not sure if it’s a solo track or a Local Natives track.  It’s not on Apple Music so I will just give my piquant observations via this GooglePimpTube track below.  It opens with meaningful piano, and when the singer comes in it’s clear there’s too much reverb on his voice.  It’s too big, it’s trying too hard to be big.  I know it’s odd to say this but this might be worse than the National, a band I loathe for their unjustified pretension.  About 1:45 some chorused guitar comes in as well as a mixed low shuffle beat.  This track is 5:25 long, the full band comes in around 3:15 and I feel like I’m suffering.  What am I to connect with here?  Lyrics?  No.  Sounds? No.  Interesting production?  No.  Cliches?  I don’t roll like that.  My opinion is the tune should be chopped by at least 90 seconds and somebody should get some Red Bull or maybe try to inject some energy into it.  It’s the debut solo record from the Local Natives’ singer, I ascertained that.

@@@ Kanye West: Follow God (UMG, 2019)  Let’s check out new Jesus flavored Kanye!  I think it will be in line with a headline that said that Kanye’s record about God is more about himself than it is about God.  All about Kanye baby!  He takes an old soul sample, chops it up on the Yeah syllable and we get a simple hip hop beat and Kanye.  I keep hearing the phrase Christ-like.  It’s a good groove, Kanye West can produce shit, but my overall feeling is not only that the tune is about Kanye but it’s a fragment of a song.  He just kinda rambles on about various religious things, mostly that phrase Christ like and it doesn’t feel like a song.  It’s not a tune by a crazy man but it is music created by a person that dabbles in crazy.

YTD recordings listened to: 581
Good music, not list worthy: 344
Not good music: 199

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Horndal, Wyxz, Tarek Atoui, Hawktail, Saicobab, Shannon and the Clams, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Emma Louise, Andre Bratten, Nathan Corder/Tom Weeks, Oli XL, Buzzherd, Logistic Slaughter, The Muslims, Tobe Nwigwe, Saint Abdullah, Bug Martin, Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band, Toko Telo, Brittany Howard, The Garifuna Collective, Mariachi El Bronx, Bonnie Baxter, Danny Brown, clipping., Deafkids, Michael Kiwanuka, Kelly Moran

 

 

Music for 3/19/19!!! Tal Wilkenfeld, Cecilia Lopez, Anderson .Paak

@@@ Tal Wilkenfeld: Love Remains (BMG, 2019)  I got to this female rock record via Marc Maron’s email missive.  The first tune is guitar-centric and pretty thick for a major label rock record.   Wilkenfeld is a bass player (I see from the GooglePimpTube) and she sings the tunes.  I like the guitar sounds but I can’t say I’m enthralled with the lyrics.   The second tune is a slow one with acoustic guitar and a subtle but more than solid bassline.  I like the sounds here more than the tunes.  I looked up the guitar player on this record and his name is Blake Mills — he sounds a bunch like Nels Cline but more rocking and he and the drummer get gold stars for their work on this record.

@@@ Cecilia Lopez: Red/Machinic (XI Records, 2019)  I’m on Roulette’s mailing list up here in the BK and this drone musician is playing there and is a resident there and has a record from the end of 2018.  I skipped the first tune and dropped into the second which is a pretty mesmerizing drone piece that does at some point get into some duck like sounds interrupting the watery and metallic sounds.  The third piece sounds like a bunch of metal birds trying to start a lawnmower.  It’s pretty fresh stuff and though I can’t hang to check out the 72 minute wrap up to the record, check out some of the in between stuff as it’s really good.

@@@ Anderson .Paak: King James (Aftermath, 2019) A retro smooth funk jam that is the lead single off .Paak’s new record.  I’ve liked some of his previous stuff but this sounds really mature to my ears — a lot of Stevie Wonder with updated bass sounds and a little bit of Lionel Richie up in there.  I like the contrast between the smoothness of the production and .Paak’s medium gruff voice.  The track is Dr. Dre produced so the beats are tight and central to the mix.  Concious lyrics and high end sounds.

YTD recordings listened to: 148
Good music, not list worthy: 89
Not good music: 53

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg

Music for 1/4/19!!! Colin Self, Leikeli 47

@@@ Colin Self: Siblings (RVG Intl, 2018)  #33 on the NPR best of 2018 list.  It’s some electronic music and this first tune brings in some church singing which gives it both a religious and a heavy metal flow.  After it’s finished with its church business it gets into some pretty hot chopped glitch business.  The second tune is more of a standard rock tune which I’m not super interested in but it retains the extensive vocal arrangements.  I thought the electronic elements would be the string that binds the record together but it’s the vocal stylings.  So there’s some electronic, some rock, and I think this third tune is gonna be a power ballad kinda thing but the vocals don’t super work for me.  This third tune is a drag for me.

@@@ Leikeli 47: Acrylic (RCA/Sony, 2018)   #29 on the NPR best of 2018 list.  It’s a black female hip hop record that opens up with a skit.  I guess the Acrylic in the title refers to a nail salon as a metaphor.  The vibe is what I would describe as a playful trap music.  The MC is quick and humorous and the sounds are up to date.  This third tune is happening and the best of what I’ve heard.  It’s a party record from what I’ve heard to this point — boasts, put downs, let’s get out on the dance floor and dance.

YTD recordings listened to: 8
Good music, not list worthy: 5
Not good music: 0

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Converge, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808

Music for 11/9/18!!! Laura Jane Grace, Planningtorock

@@@ Laura Jane Grace: Bought to Rot (Bloodshot, 2018) Brisk punk right out of the gate from this release I got to via the All Music notable release email.  After a little quietude in the verse, they get into a brief, furious pissy punk smashup.  I hate these records with great songs cuz it gets my hopes up.  Let’s peep some more.   I’m on the third tune and I like this record but I like that first tune the most of what I heard.  It’s the first tune for a reason.  Okay, I’ve gotten all confused regarding whether the singer is male or female.  When I went to the GoogleTube I see that the singer is trans so that explains everything and lifts the confusion.

@@@ Planningtorock: Powerhouse (DFA, 2018)  This electronic record is also from this week’s All Music notable release email.  The first tune is a torchy voice and synth tune called ‘wounds’ but the second tune Transome, (clipped below) is the full computer band.  Drum machine, synth bass, melodic synth and a vocal synth-ed out voice.  The third tune, Dear Brother, is the most interesting tune of what I’ve heard.  It’s autobiographical with a playful synth figure, an interesting beat and autobiographical lyrics.  I dig it and comes off as beautiful and heartfelt.  He keeps singing ‘I wrote this song so I can forgive you.’  Working one’s shit out through art — there are much worse ways to work one’s shit out.  I like a bunch of tunes and it’s cool to hear a dancefloor type of record with singer songwriter type of lyrics.

YTD recordings listened to: 633
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 342
Not good music: 253

Best: 11
Honorable Mentions: 7

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Converge, Open Mike Eagle, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Tal National, Portal, Hernan Sama & Marcelo von Schultz, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Orlando Lopez, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Marianne Faithfull