Music for 7/12/18!!! Mini Mansions, Psychic Pollution, Factor Chandelier

@@@ Mini Mansions: Works Every Time (UMG, 2018)  I got to this mainstream rock via a music publicist email.  Check this quote which I find very interesting: “Works Every Time” finds the band in their prime – open, honest, and full of real tangible emotion but counterbalancing those feelings with musically fun songs.  Real tangible emotions — is this an acknowledgment that many bands are trafficking in plastic emotions.  This is pretty awful business and I’m not feeling real tangible emotions.  It’s rooted in ’80s pop rock with a pouting vocal stylings, some synth clouds floating back in the mix and guitar work that is defined by the formula.  Nobody is gonna get their hair mussed up during or listening to this song and that is real and tangible.  Very predictable and boring.

@@@ Psychic Pollution: Memoirs from a Flat Planet (Records DK, 2018)  Some electronica off this week’s CFUV playlist email.  It’s unfolding slowly and it is coming across as a video game soundtrack or a sci-fi movie soundtrack.  Let’s peep further but they gotta get some Red Bull up in there and start cranking out the Model 3s.  Tesla reference there.  This third tune Interstate Blowout sounds like it should be a rough ass piece of music.  It sounds like what happens when a long haul trucker has a giant burrito and can’t find a truck stop.  But the music doesn’t reflect the excitement of my song title interpretation.  It’s sleepytime tea.  I like a chainsaw synth patch (not really) as much as the next guy.

@@@ Factor Chandelier – Wisdom Teeth (Fake Four Inc) We finish today’s listening session with a hip hop recording I got to from the CFUV weekly email.  This first tune opens up synth-y and sounds like it might be biting the theme from Rocky.  The second tune brings on a singer but I don’t like the singer or the way he’s been placed in the mix.  I’m not sure this record knows if it’s a pop record or a hip hop record or is both at the same time.  I don’t love the arrangements and the sounds are okay but not head spinning.

YTD recordings listened to: 400
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 210
Not good music: 179

Best: 7
Honorable Mentions: 4

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, 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, Forro in the Dark, 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, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts

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Music for 6/25/18!!! Elysia Crampton, KYLYPSO, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Sam Valdez

@@@ Elysia Crampton: Self-titled EP (Break World, 2018) I got to this electronic record by a Bolivian American electronic producer from the Guardian’s best records of 2018.  The first tune, Nativity, is a glorious glitchy mess of sounds, some Latin, some trippy and some electronic.  It’s all swirled up in a slightly overwhelming mix which I’m feasing on. The second tune Solinilita is more stripped down but with a beat that is tightly latched to a manic metallic, triangle like arpeggio that will slice up your attention span.  The third tune is centered around some hand drums and a tremolo-ed accordion like synth and a mashed up staticky cloud synth.  This is pretty interesting music and I haven’t found anything on one of these best of lists for a long ass time.  I will circle back on this record when I have time to listen to the whole thing.

@@@ KYLYPSO: Honestly (Art Casual, 2018)  Some super breezy and sunny ass indie disco biscuit from tracks of the week at Line of Best Fit.  Get your fucking rolling skates out cuz it’s that sort of jam.  It’s got a Nile Rodgers inspired guitar vamp, some steel drum synth patches and a soft and engaging male singer urging you to speak honestly and then waste your day away with him.  I don’t want to him hit in the face but it’s not my thing, it’s just a wee bit anthemic.  More than a wee bit possibly.

@@@ Vancouver Sleep Clinic, IDK: Trippin’ (Vancouver Sleep Clinic, 2018) Another single off the tracks of the week at Line of Best fit.  This track opens up loverboy Bieber-y though not as saccharine.  The arrangement is smooth and Bieber-y not the vocal hook per se.  Not a great sign.  It’s pretty orchestrated and somewhat bittersweet but I find the Autotune on the vocal a bit of a drag.  An MC makes a solid appearance amongst the lush ruins of the tune.  It’s a love song, I think, but I’m not entirely sure of the inspiration for this downtempo cookie.  Not a biscuit but a cookie is the rating here.

@@@ Sam Valdez: Funeral (N/A, 2018)  This is a pre-release single from an upcoming full length from a young woman that I know nothing about except she has a single up at tracks of the week.  She is quite Velvet Underground-y and chic blase over a sort of Spaghetti Western indie guitar sound.   Big shiny guitar flourishes, some tremolo, a straight rock beat you could never find, and some yearning.  The yearning.  Ah, the wheat, how I miss the wheat.  She sounds pretty and sad, that’s pretty much it.  I think she’s been inspired by Lana Del Rey which I think is not great musical inspiration despite her fleshy and swollen lips which are a natural wonder.  Who knows about Lana Del Rey’s lips?  Hit me up!

YTD recordings listened to: 353
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 186
Not good music: 159

Best: 6
Honorable Mentions: 4

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, 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, Forro in the Dark, 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, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton,

Music for 6/21/18!!! Matt Anderson Quartet, Uniform and the Body, Debby Friday

@@@ Matt Anderson Quartet: Rambling (Jellymould Jazz, 2018) I got to this straight jazz record via the London Jazz blog.  The first tune is regal with a three horn intro before it goes full band with piano, bass and drums added to the tune.  It builds to a climax, a pretty one, everybody’s hair remains in the same place.  The second tune brings on the smooth jazz guitar.  I’ve listened to parts of three tunes and it’s midtempo playing with an emphasis on being pretty and what I call meaningful playing.  It’s slow and serious and unfolds slowly and effortlessly like a flower.  Not really my thing as I love the messy shit but if you have a job and you’ve had a long week and your looking for some comfort jazz this could work for you.

@@@ Uniform & The Body: Mental Wounds Not Healing (Sacred Bones, 2018)  I got a publicist email and saw this record on the CFUV weekly playlist email in the loud section so there ya go.  Every year there is a heavy record for NPR listeners who might want something a bit rough but they don’t crave a solid beat down.  Thus far this first tune is a slightly more aggro Nine Inch Nails and personally I thought the Nine Inch Nails dude was kind of a soft punk bitch.  Let’s peep more.  It’s not a metal record, it’s a dark electronic record with a lot of static and processed vocals that make the singer sound like a degraded sex slave.  The third tune gets into some spilly power chords but alas I think this is indeed for the NPR heavy listeners.  No methed out tempos, not full on freakshow.  It’s not bad it’s just not enough for me.

@@@ Debby Friday: Bitch Punk (Self-released, 2018)  Also off this week’s CFUV playlist email.  I think Debby Friday might have more balls in her pants than the total testicle count of all the musicians in the previous two releases.  Ms. Friday brings some aggro beats with fat synth bass pulses and she goes off on the microphone.  Plenty of skitter, plenty of fatness, plenty of attitude.  On the third tune she gets into some rough drum machine play with some distortion crushing and crusting up the proceedings.  When it gets to full blast on this tune, Indulge Me, she has whipped herself and you quite a nice shitty.  Nice work maam, show ’em how to do it.

YTD recordings listened to: 345
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 182
Not good music: 155

Best: 6
Honorable Mentions: 4

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, 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, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, 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, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto

Music for 6/11/18!!! Bob Moses, Punketronic, Orions Belte, Kid Cudi/Kanye West

@@@ Bob Moses: Heaven Only Knows (Domino, 2018)  I got to this newly released electronic track via music biz bigmouth Bob Lefsetz who shat his pants over it.  It may turn up in tempo later on in the tune but it opens with a stack of vocals and a lot of cheesy reverb.  Yikes, it has morphed into an ’80s pop ballad complete with gated snare and the most boring kick snare beat every.  Ah, the hallmark of white people — boring funkless beats!  If you have high cholesterol or any cardiovascular conditions steer clear of this cheese bomb.  It’s interesting the singer sounds a bit like the dude from Oasis but other than that I don’t have much interest.  I made it 2:30 before I had to bail.

@@@ Punketronic: Hello Mr. Moonlight (Paul Tronic, 2018)  I got to this rock single via the indie music blog Indiepulse.  It’s a midtempo guitar blaster, not full on more of a power pop thing with a vocal melody over a chord progresison.  It’s got some rockin’ to it but it’s pretty standard melodic rock business.  Not U2 righteous douchebaggery, more like a slack retro ’90s punk lite kinda thing. 

@@@ Orions Belte: Atlantic Surfing (Jansen, 2018) Oy, more ’80s rock — who made the decision this was good music the first time around?  Oh boy, this is a 7.5 minute exploratory kind of thing that I will most likely only be attending a portion of.  All of the guitar jamming and swirling psychedelic business stuffed in the background unfolds over an urgent straight beat.  Skip to halfway through the song and start where the tambourine comes in.  I can’t think of a single tune ever where a tambourine didn’t improve a song or god forbid, take it to another level.  My personal opinion is if you want to listen to long instrumental pieces you should just check out some good jazz.  I know jazz is run by a bunch of complete and total douchebags but don’t blame the music for that.

@@@ Kanye West & Kid Cudi: Kids See Ghosts (Def Jam/UMG, 2018)  We might have to jettison the Kanye West solo pita pocket as it is not deserving of the track by track treatment.  I saw a review of this record over the weekend and this is the first track.  I think the vocal part that functions as a drum part is very interesting but the rhymes aren’t super stellar to my ear and the sounds are all right but not ear candy.  Pusha T kicks off the rhymes and I’m a fan though this isn’t as enjoyable to me as his recent solo stuff.  It’s an all right track, nothing to pull over by the side of the road to crank.

YTD recordings listened to: 319
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 167
Not good music: 142

Best: 5
Honorable Mentions: 4

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, 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, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, 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, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, Lawaii, Los Texmaniacs

Music for 6/6/18!!! Kanye West, Kamasi Washington, Oneohtrix Point Never

@@@ Kanye West: No Mistakes (UMG, 2018) We are up to the fifth track on the new Kanye West banger.  It’s been a bit of a hit or miss affair due to West’s personality.  His unpredictability as a person makes him interesting as an artist, but his recent bullshit makes his lyrics much less palatable.  The sounds on this tune are more soulful though the strategy of using a sung vocal hook with his sampled arrangement has proved steady through the record.  It’s a pretty simple tune where the song vocal hook, make no mistake girl, I still love you is repeated a bit through the track.  Kanye’s skills as an arranger are not in dispute, he can put sounds together and make focused tracks.  It’s hard to hear him throw the love and soul sounds around after he just said slavery was a choice a few weeks ago.  Those two things don’t jibe for me, and I ain’t even black.

@@@ Kamasi Washington: Fists of Fury (Young Turks, 2018)  The last time I heard Washington he was trafficking in some fusion era jamming.  This pre-release track seems to be borrowing from blaxploitation film soundtrack funk and swirling in some other influences.  He’s got some singers going here and it’s a large ensemble going including a string section, percussion and a piano player but the film soundtrack jazz mash is most definitely going on.  The video below seems to be drawing some influence from the huge Black Panther movie from earlier this year.  It’s an almost 10 minute tune so there is space to have a fair trade coffee and enjoy.  I like Washington’s playing, he blows with a lot of passion.  He’s not my favorite player by any means but he’s a good place for folks to start if they’re looking to get into some jazz.  It’s possible this musician is getting more attention than his playing warrants.

@@@  Oneohtrix Point Never: Age of (Warp Records, 2018)  This record on this week’s All Music notable release email and also in the Apple Music experimental section so no doubt there is a publicist involved with this record.  Mr. Point Never did the sound track for Good Time, one of my favorite movies of 2017.  It’s a fairly disturbing film and the soundtrack is aggro but really helps put the movie over.  This first tune opens up more celestial with a harpsichord solo.  After a bit the harpsichord is morphed or glitched into a synth which is interesting.  The second tune, Babylon, has a singer and it’s a bit of a downer pop tune and unfortunately I’m not feeling this record right now.  Let me peep a little more.  The Apple Music blurb says it has a dose of midieval music and the interplay of melody….I like downer music but this record doesn’t have enough rhythm in it to satisfy me.  That’s just me and he’s a talented dude but this record is for others.

YTD recordings listened to: 312
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 163
Not good music: 139

Best: 5
Honorable Mentions: 4

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, 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, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, 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, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, Lawaii, Los Texmaniacs

Music for 5/26/18!!! Pusha T., A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Taylor Swift

@@@ Pusha T: If You Know You Know (Def Jam, 2018)  The lead single off Pusha T’s new recording which is produced by Kanye ‘Sunken Place’ West who did an ill bitch thing with the cover art by purchasing the rights to a picture of Whitney Houston’s bathroom.  I want to shit on this track due to recent Trump blowing antics by Kanye but the sonics are hot, he really overshadows Pusha T.’s microphone work.  I checked out the second track The Games We Play and to my ears the vibe here is hip hop rock star.  Both of these dudes are pretty ill bitches with the slinging and the Trump dick licking and that ridiculous slavery comment, but hot sounds is hot sounds.

@@@ A Boogie wit da Hoodie: Way Too Fly (Atlantic, 2018)  We are all up in the summer jams, bitches and Boogie wit da Hoodie hops on the reggaeton/Caribbean style game with this single from the Apple hot tracks section.  It’s a booty tune, he’s all up in the ladies’ business, he’s at the club and he’s got his loverboy on but I don’t super feel it.  He’s a vampire but he don’t bite, well that pretty much explains the power of the track it’s not much more than a vibe and a sound.  Aka going through the motions.

@@@ Taylor Swift: Delicate (Sawyr and Ryan Teddy Remix) (Big Machine, 2018)  Regular readers know I’m all up in the Tay Tay business.  She is the ice queen every neo Nazi is hard for.  F’real.  If you have half a brain you will realize that Swift’s last record was a bit of a stale turd where she tried to transform herself from a pop money making machine to club hottie/sex queen.  She’s about as sexy as wet cardboard.  This remix is pretty good and does a better job of what her original record aspired to.  Oh well, better late than ever.  It’s still not super hot but the sounds make more sense than what I remember hearing.  It’s not a hot beach bomb, it’s more a biscuit that came out of the oven half an hour ago.  She is trying so hard to be hot it’s a dick wilter for sure.

YTD recordings listened to: 291
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 153
Not good music: 130

Best: 5
Honorable Mentions: 4

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, 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, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, 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, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, Lawaii, Los Texmaniacs

Music for 5/16/18!!! Trevor James, Hansmole, OBUXUM, Stimulator Jones

@@@ Trevor James: Maxine (N/A, 2018) I chose to listen to this because I check out Afropunk folks as I find it an interesting mash of subcultures.  The tune opens up with a fairly punishing rock beat, some minor guitar slashing and Lenny Kravitz style vocals.  I don’t really like the delay on the singer’s voice but he’s got a solid rock star voice.  This is a pre-release single from an upcoming full length and while there’s not much punk about this Afropunker’s tune outside of it’s muscular drum sound and guitar shred it’s an all right tune.

 

 

 

@@@ Hansmole: Bitter Herb (Self-released, 2018) #1 out at CFUV in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The album opens up indie, and a little pastoral, a little electronic and a tad mopey.  Female singer, piano, full drums in places, and some electronic gurgles.  Let’s peep some more.  The second tune is an acoustic guitar strummer with heavily delayed vocals.  Some electronics come in but it’s still too mopey for me.  I can hang with some slackness but I can’t slack it this much.

@@@ OBUXUM: H.E.R. (Urbnet, 2018)  A black female producer with an EP of very brief tunes, a bunch between 1-2 minutes and a couple at 2:30.  The tunes are instrumental and the production centers around the synth arrangements over strong beats.  I’m really feeling the fourth track Betty Blue’s interlude.  This producer, whose name I do not know has some interesting sounds going on.  She’s swirling in a fair amount of glitchy shit which gives it a pleasant and subtle aggro taste.

@@@ Stimulator Jones: Exotic Worlds & Masterful Treasures (Stones Throw)  Our final listen of the day and it opens up with some early ’80 disco funk stylings.  Synth bass, smooth keys and now a velvety singer.  I like a bunch of the sounds here but I’m not really feeling the singer.  Too buttery for my taste.  I also don’t like how much reverb is on the singer’s voice and while I’m picking nits the drums could be more flavorful.  I got to this record via last week’s All Music notable release email.

 

YTD recordings listened to: 271
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 143
Not good music: 119

Best: 5
Honorable Mentions: 4

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, 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, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, 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, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris