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

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Music for 5/15/18!!! McMains, Simian Mobile Disco, Playboy Cardi, Charlie Puth

@@@ McMains: American Soul EP (Welland Intl, 2018) I got to this EP via the music blog Indiepulse.  It opens straight and big sky country with a super engaging vocalist.  He’s gonna hug you with his calloused hands and the drops of rain will fall off his cowboy hat, streaking your face like tears.  It’s just that sensitive.  The second tune has a firmer tempo — it’s about a Confederate soldier so maybe I’ll skip ahead.  The pop appeal of this country record is reflected in the third tune (clipped below).  It sports a strummed Travelling Wilburys/Tom Petty rock vibe to go with the country.  Not really my thing.

@@@ Simian Mobile Disco: Murmurations (Wichita Recordings, 2018)  Off this week’s All Music notable release email.  The addition of choir vocals to the fifth Simian record is supposed to add celestial beauty.  We’ll see, I’m expecting some low IQ booty shaking to be underneath but let us see.  We got about 90 seconds of choir thus far and I get it and could appreciate something else.  Fuck, I skipped to the next tune — oy, more choirs, Jesus what is this Ape Church?  Finally another sound.  I guess this artistic dance music, but it’s not very danceable, there’s too much singing and Imma peeping one more track before tipping.  They have a bunch of world music drumming/sound influences in this third tune but the pace is pretty slow.  I’m feeling this more until the choir comes in.  Oy!

@@@ Playboy Cardi: Die Lit (Interscope, 2018)  Off the precious real estate, the rotating banner at the top of the Apple Music home page.  It’s for sale in some sort of way, you can count on that!  After the intro song, Mr. Cardi gets right into the fat, crunchy bass and the off color lyrics.  Mr Cardi appears to enjoy the ladies graphically and he might also be involved in the gun trade.  That’s cool, we don’t judge.  The sounds here are all right but I think you need to be twisted to enjoy this.  Really twisted.  Cardi sounds mad high and it has a trippy, purple drank feel to it.  I prefer J.I.D. to this for sure.

@@@ Charlie Puth: Voicenotes (Warner, 2018)  I’ve seen this Charlie Puth cat pushed in various places including the Apple Music and other PR/propaganda vehicles.  It’s mainstream pop and it’s probably overwrought shit for housewives but it’s my job to peep it.  I have nothing against housewives by the way unless they’re driving around on pills due to their horrible lives.  The album, surprisingly, opens up with a Michael Jackson clean guitar riff.  Puth is a breathless singer, he does a little falsetto, and you can bet he cares about your feelings.  Let’s see if he continues on his quest to be the albino Michael Jackson.  No Michael Jackson jokes here.  I find Justin Timberlake to be a pretty annoying performer but he’s pretty hip compared to Mr. Puth.  Mr. Puth has a not very distinct soapy gray dishwater voice.  The productions here are super polished, shiny and shaved smooth like a porn star’s bush.

YTD recordings listened to: 267
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 141
Not good music: 117

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

Music for 5/11/18!!! Escape Argot, Jack Larson, Meghan Trainor, Yung Gravy

@@@ Escape Argot: Still Writing Letters (Traumton, 2018)  I got to this record via a twat from Bird is the Worm who is a jazz blogger very active on the Twatter.  The first tune is pleasantly disjointed though I’m not super into the sax player.  There’s a synchronized section where the sax player and the piano player play in unison and it’s a tad annoying.  Let me peep some more.  The second tune is the title track and it’s all right — I’m feeling like this record might not be for me.  It’s a low on fire and more arranged than what I prefer.  I like the piano player and the drummer but not the sax player.

@@@ Jack Larsen: Push Ups EP (Jack Larsen/Closed Sessions, 2018)  Another record from the Twatter, this time from a guy who promos for Fat Possum but also twats about other records that may or may not be associated with Fat Possum.  He’s an indie fella so I’m thinking there’s gonna be a lot of feelings on this record.  Mr. Larsen only has one pre-release tune up on the Apple Music but I want to mention that he’s shirtless on his record cover and he looks like he might be a male bimbo.  This is no Meghan Trainor but it’s indie cotton candy sweet thing.  He’s got some dance elements (drum machine and electronic garnish) and he’s got those annoying arpeggiated indie guitar sounds going and he’s talking about his life and I could really give a shit.  Most people don’t get this idea but the sounds and the vibes here are trying too hard to please, it’s indie baby food.  I ask myself what kind of self-involved douchebag needs this kind of music??  I think this is a really good question.

@@@ Meghan Trainor: Let You Be Right (Sony, 2018)  Off the Apple Music hot tracks section.  I’m a huge Meghan Trainor fan, huge!  Not really.  In this time of identity politics and music being closely intertwined Meghan has reinvigorated her career by shedding a lot of weight.  There used to more Meghan but now there’s 20 pounds less.  And she has a new boyfriend and shit is looking up for her fo shure!  The tune is a high end dancefloor banger designed to pad her bank account.  Four on the floor, some classic disco popping bass, and even cowbell.  You can’t fuck with Meghan Trainor and you can’t fuck with cowbell.  She don’t want to fight, she’s gonna let you be right.  I would call this fluffy ginger ale funk.  It’s got some wang to it but it’s got a cotton candy flow to it.

@@@ Yung Gravy: Snow Cougar (Republic/UMG, 2018)  How can you not check out a record called Snow Cougar by an MC called Yung Gravy????  I can’t pass that shit nor can I beat it with a stick.  Regular readers know how much I love all the extra garnish you get with music these days so I can feed the fire by proposing maybe Yung Gravy (somehow spelling it Yung really changes it for me) would want to get with Meghan Trainor.  She’s looking good, he’s into snow cougars, maybe he’s a chaser of former chubby pop singers.  I’m not denigrating here, I’m looking to make the world a better place.  Like Mark Zuckerberg, who is just special special special.  This first tune, Knockout, has poppy horns with standard hip hop beats without being too trap.  Mr. Gravy will take your bitch and/or fuck your sister every day.  For real, he raps that.  Nasty Gravy Boy.  BTW, Yung Gravy is a white boy, one that will fuck your sister every day.  I’m going to check this third tune as DRAM raps on this one then I’m going to tip cuz Yung Gravy has an annoying flow on the mic and his music is trash.  He vanilla ice creams the arrangements so I can understand how he has drawn non hip hop fans to him, but he’s trash.

YTD recordings listened to: 259
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 137
Not good music: 113

Best: 5
Honorable Mentions: 4

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, 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

Music for 5/10/18!!! Datarock, Amen Dunes, Christine Aguilera

@@@ Datarock: Face the Brutality (Young Aspiring Professionals, 2017)  Also off an All Music notable release email from a few months ago.  The first tune opens krauty-Devo-esque with a relentless kick/snare beat, chainsaw bass synth and keyboard shredding.  The second tune gets into a funky whiteboy space with what sounds like it might be a drummer and a swaggering yet nerdy singer.  The third tune, Sense of Reason, sounds like an updated, less jazzy but eerily Steely Dan-y in its sound.  Speaking of alliteration how about that Stormy Daniels?  She’s not Steely Dan, but oy if I’m not a huge fan.  If not Steely Dan as the best comparison, classic ’80s mainstream rock Don Henley style.  So the record jumps around a bit while being centered on upbeat rock beats and synth centered arrangements.   I do, however, enjoy the singer who does an ironic loverboy/nerd king routine.

@@@ Amen Dunes: Freedom (Sacred Bones, 2017)  All Music has this as an indie folk record but Apple Music has it as an indie rock thing with deep grooves.  To my ears it’s more of an indie pop thing, that’s what my ears are telling me with this second tune Blue Rose.  Apple Music’s editors notes says it cuts psych rock into the record and I only hear that slightly in this fourth song, Skipping School.  I hear a somber voice, rock beats, and a variety of guitar moods that medium change from tune to tune.  I neither love nor loathe this record, I’m neutral on it.

@@@ Christina Aguilera: Accelerate (RCA, 2017) The pre-release single from an upcoming full length which begs the question who really needs a Christina Aguilera full length?  I don’t?  She’s doing a dancefloor banger with heavy trap/gangsta influences.  Her delivery in the verse, her flow on the mic, her guest MCs, it’s all informed by current hip hop styles.  The verse, however, gives more of a dancefloor diva flavor.   Then we get a full trap section and the whole tune starts to seem like a stylistic salad.  It’s a bit of a mess.

YTD recordings listened to: 256
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 136
Not good music: 111

Best: 5
Honorable Mentions: 4

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, 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

Music for 5/7/18!!! Wye Oak, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sarah Shook, Future

@@@ Wye Oak: The Louder I Call, the Faster It runs (Merge, 2018) Called ‘vibrant and aurally dazzling’ by the All Music notable release email, you gotta peep that.  Super upbeat synth based indie on this second tune, The Instrument.  It’s a little Kate Bush, a little Annie Lennox.  Both of them blendered up with some Red Bull.  I moved to the third tune, the title track (clipped below) hoping for a stylistic change but I’m not hopeful.  What we have here people is upbeat synthesizer arrangements (multiple arpeggiated synths), meaningful lyrics about letting go of anger (never) and other such concerns, stacked vocal harmonies.  It doesn’t make me want to kill myself but it’s not really my cup of tea.

@@@ Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Sex & Food (Jagjaguwar, 2018) Also off the All Music notable release email from a couple of weeks ago.  Indie, indie, indie you gotta get balls deep in it!  A change of pace from the record above as this record is not as synth-y, has an electric bass player and a drummer and is off to a decent start.  It has both a psych vibe and a lo fi vibe — dirty crunchy drums, processed vocals that are hard to make out, quirky and medium dirty sounds.  They are loose in their playing which I appreciate.  Let’s peep a bit more.  The second song is slower and more mournful as one would expect from a tune called The Ministry of Alienation, but they’re on to a indie electronic bounce on the third tune Hunnybee (clipped below).  Oh my this is almost white people’s disco, get the bologna and mayo sandwiches out to go with the Pabst Blue Ribbon.

@@@ Sarah Shook: Years (Bloodshot, 2018)  Also off the All Music notable release email.  Labelled as Americana by the awesome people at Apple Music — you could call it old school alt country but you don’t have to.  The singer and the first song are straight forward — acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide.  With song titles like New Ways to Fail and The Bottle Never Lets Me Down you know what you’re in for.  The lyrics are certainly not designed to get you all shiny and happy but the tempos are firm and if you’re up for a lot of country style guitar this record will most definitely hook you up.

@@@ Future: No Shame (Sony, 2018)  I’ve never quite understood the appeal of Future but he’s huge and people dig him.  This is a soundtrack tune so it’s gonna have a huge feel to it as it’s designed to encapsulate a film’s theme.  The vocal hook in the chorus isn’t particularly notable but the verses get into some interesting places.  Funky in stop/start sort of way but points off for the cheesy guitar solo at the end of the track.

YTD recordings listened to: 247
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 129
Not good music: 109

Best: 5
Honorable Mentions: 4

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, 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

Music for 5/1/18!!! Tallsaint, A Festival, A Parade, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris

@@@ Jean Grae and Quelle Chris: Everything’s Fine (Mello Music, 2018). A off mainstream hip hop record I got to via the All Music notable release email.  Headed by a female MC and out on the Mello Music, one of my favorite indie hip hop labels I wouldn’t pass on this release.  This is dense hip hop non standard arrangements and I’m feeling this tune Ohsh.  I’m on the fourth tune and I’ve really liked a lot of this record.  It has a sharpness and focus to it that I really appreciate.  The arrangements are also high end — this is no trap beat and a sample to rhyme over.  I’m going to swing back on this record but I urge folks to check this record out.

@@@ Tallsaint: I’m a Woman (After All) (Dance to the Radio, 2018) An electronic music single off this week’s Line of Best Fit tracks of the week.  She put her hand down her pants and declared ‘I’m a Woman (After All).  It’s a dance floor banger with a shade of rock up in the business.  Outside of the beat and the vocals there’s not a ton going on in the tune.  I’m not sure what the tune is about besides her gender confirmation.  I neither love it or hate it, it’s not leaving a deep impression on me.

@@@ A Festival, A Parade: Cold Shower (Tipping Point, 2018).  After a pretty raucous guitar part intro the tune settles down into some pretty standard shoe gaze.  Lots of guitar squalls with mellow voices, except here the guitars lay back in the verse and crush in the chorus.  And builds to a smashing conclusion and then wraps up.

YTD recordings listened to: 234
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 123
Not good music: 102

Best: 4
Honorable Mentions: 3

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, 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, Gentleman Surfer, 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, Irreversible Entanglements, Converge, Open Mike Eagle, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Tal National, Portal, Hernan Sama & Marcelo von Schultz, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris

Music for 4/30/28!!! Baloji, Garotas Suecas, Andy Mineo, LIMBS

@@@ Baloji: 137 Kaniama (Bella Union, 2018). Off this week’s WRIR playlist email.  Some Congotronic African music via Belgium.  This first tune emphasizes complex vocal arrangements over the grit of Konono No. 1 distorted thumb piano and a generally more driving sound.  The second tune dabbles in the sweeter side of African music with an updated high life sound.  I like it all right but I prefer funk over sweetness in my African music.  It’s also a bit too shiny in the production for my taste.

@@@ Garotas Suecas: Futuro Do Preterito (Vampisoul, 2018). A Brazilian funk outfit I got to via the WRIR weekly playlist email.  It’s an old school funk outing with an emphasis on instruments and not on electronic sounds.  I like the guitar playing and hand drumming as one would expect from a rhythmic powerhouse society such as Brazil.

@@@ Andy Mineo: I the Arrow (Reach/Miner League, 2018)   Some hip hop off the Apple Music hot tracks section.  This first tune opens up with a sung old school vibe though the record is slotted as a hip hop thing.  Ah, there’s the MC and he’s all right.  The arrangements are an interesting combination of organic and glitched up sounds.  I like the sounds a whole bunch and went to All Music to see what’s up with this MC to see that he’s a Christian rapper.  Propaganda is about as much Christian hip hop I can take.

@@@ LIMBS: Father’s Son (UNFD, 2018).  A post hardcore outfit I got to via the Apple Music genre pages.  After a sort of epic first tune, they get into some art school post metallic post hardcore.  The singer is melodic and at the end of his rope which lessens the roughness of the tunes.  On the whole it’s an energetic outfit but it comes off a bit lightweight compared the heaviness of Pig Destroyer or early Converge.  Everything sounds good, I guess I’m tilted a bit against the singer.

YTD recordings listened to: 231
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 122
Not good music: 101

Best: 4
Honorable Mentions: 3

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, 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, Gentleman Surfer, 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, Irreversible Entanglements, Converge, Open Mike Eagle, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Tal National, Portal, Hernan Sama & Marcelo von Schultz