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 5/11/18!!! 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 5/9/18!!! Bokani Dyer Trio, Damien Jurado, Jon Hopkins

@@@ Bokani Dyer Trio: Neo Native (Self-released, 2018)  I got to this jazz record via the London Jazz blog.  I’m assuming, hopefully correctly, that with a name like Bokani the leader of this trio is either African or of African descent.  The instrumentation is piano, bass and drums and it’s pretty straightforward straight jazz.  Some nice contemplative beginnings that segue into more energetic solos.  I’m not a huge straight jazz fan, I was hoping for more African music influences in the record, he didn’t do that and there’s a lot of other stuff for me to listen to and folks who might be interested in checking him out.

@@@ Damien Jurado: The Horizon Just Laughed (Secretly Canadian, 2018)  There are three pre-release tracks up on Apple Music from this record that I saw listed on last week’s All Music notable release email.  I really loved Mariqopa which was a few years ago and I dig Jurado’s voice.  This first tune is like a Neil Young song with some Curtis Mayfield strings in the back, it’s a good track with a melancholy vibe.  Again I really like his voice so that puts it over for me.  He’s got a pretty ’70s sound going for the record and this second pre-release tune, Percy Faith, is more upbeat for the cubicle dwellers.  The three tunes I’ve checked have been solid, I’m not particularly jumping up and down but I don’t think that’s what this record is trying to do.

@@@ Jon Hopkins: Singularity (Domino, 2018)  Also off last week’s All Music notable release email and this first tune opens up electro epic with  a sheer wall of insect-y/staticky noise mixed with feedback-y synth sound with a bass synth that slowly fades up in volume.  It’s ambient and groovy at the same time, two things I like.  The two undergoes a fairly significant evolution over the course of its six minutes but it’s smooth and enjoyable.  The second tune starts out more ethereally with some higher register arpeggiated synths a little of a New Age/Lord of the Rings vibe.  Hopkins is clearly an experienced arranger.  Myself I prefer the darker pieces and I’m going to swing back and listen to this record all the way through when I have the time.  The opening track, my favorite of what I heard is clipped below.

YTD recordings listened to: 253
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 135
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 5/7/18!!! 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 4/27/18!!! J. Cole, Sugarland, Father John Misty, Wiz Khalifa

@@@ J. Cole: ATM (Roc Nation, 2018). A hot track at Apple Music that once it gets past the vocal intro gets into full twitchy hi hats and fat bass.  It appears to be an anthem to having a lot of money.  Just as Yeezy flirts with our orange haired piece of shit President, Mr. Cole’s anthem would be right at home on at Fox News.  Count it up!!!  Count it up bitches!!!! He’s got a Rolodex, a bill counting machine sample in the tune and a generally regressive ‘tude towards the issue of cake.   Cole is impressive on the mic but the lyrics are super stupid.  Overall about as inspiring as the water in Flint Michigan.

@@@ Sugarland: Babe (N/A, 2018). I’m peeping this cuz it features Tay Tay Swift.  Regular readers know how much I adore the Ice Queen Swift.  It is a breakup song and that’s right in Swift’s wheelhouse.  Big guitars in the chorus, lots of vocals and arena rock production.  There’s a line in there about how we’re not going get through this and that’s true of me and this song.  Woof.

@@@ Father John Misty: Disappointing Diamonds are the Rarest of them all (Sub Pop, 2018). People love the Father John Misty.  I’m not one of those people but I do peep the joys of others.  This is a celebration of ‘70s classic rock with strong John Lennon/George Harrison/ELO vibes.  The vocal melody sounds like a lot of work with piano, straight rock drums, and familiar guitar work.  I could use a surprising sound or two sprinkled on this late ‘70s/early ‘80s rock business.  Gimme something, I don’t ask for much.

@@@ Wiz Khalifa:  420 Freestyle (   , 2018)  I like Wiz though I’m concerned his brain is gonna turn into a cannabis soaked mush.  He’s a little rough but not overly so, he’s chasing paper, but most of all he’s smoking mad weed.  I like the vocal sample in the arrangement but it could use a little more to keep my interest.  He just claimed he’s made a 100 million and ready for another 100.  I doubt that Wiz but whatevs.  If he’s gonna get another 100 million, he’s got to focus a bit more.  Put the vape machine down and get it tight.  Somebody owed somebody a favor to get this tune into the Apple hot tracks.  Bigly

YTD recordings listened to: 229
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 121
Not good music: 100

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

Music for 3/29/18!!! Ben Frost, Brother JT, Jakob Bro

@@@ Ben Frost: All that You Love Will be Eviscerated (Mute, 2018) Some what I presume to be dark electronica off last week’s All Music notable release email.  It is both dark and tinkly with some static tension building, some metallic tinkling and some dark slashing synths.  The second piece is a well crafted arpeggiated synth with some dark under rumbling and then some steaming hiss.  It seems designed to be dark but not completely dark.  The sounds are really well crafted, the arrangements are solid and I like the compositions while not being knocked out by them.  I like my darkness super dark so I dig the bleak, industrial slow aggro but I understand that’s not for everyone.  Check for yourself.

@@@ Brother J.T.: Tornado Juice (Thrill Jockey, 2018) Dirty noisy guitar indie with a gutbucket singer sort of staggering around inside the tune.  Gravelly voice, this is the music the word shambolic was made for.  He’s kinda growing on me though the rhythm guitar I find to be a little childish and too standard.  The tone of J.T.’s voice is the star here and the lyrics are purposely mundane.  The second tune has a repeated line about potato chips and the third tune is the somewhat simple sentiment, Take me back to the ’90s.  No thanks.  You could probably drink a lot of beer to this record.

@@@ Jakob Bro: Returnings (ECM, 2018)  Some ECM jazz off last week’s All Music notable release email.  All three of my listens are from that promo email.  ECM jazz tends to be very ambient and a blend of straight and free depending on who is being featured.  This is no exception as the production is extremely spacious.  The trumpet sounds a bit like theme from Homeland — that bitch is crazy in that show!  She’s not a bitch but she’s crazy.  The instrumentation is guitar, upright bass, trumpet and drums.  The drums are very light in this first tune.  Let’s peep a little more but quietly so as not to disturb the vibe.  The playing here is somewhat conservative and aiming to please.  Nobody is going to get their feelings hurt here.  The drums and all the playing is very light which doesn’t work great for me.  I’m like Lady Facebook as I like to hear a motherfucker lean in and let it out.

YTD recordings listened to: 172
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 91
Not good music: 77

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

Music for 3/21/18!!! Post Louis, Thyla, DJ Devastate

@@@ Post Louis: Little Jack (Post Louis, 2018) A downer indie track with a female singer with tons of delay on her voice.  It gets a bit PJ Harvey in the chorus with some buzzing guitars and more active singing.  Once the song gets past the intro I like it.  I’m not shitting my diaper but it’s firm and a bit weird.  Oh, it’s starting to repeat and a bit tiresome.  I like the singer and the arrangement, the guitars could be more interesting.  Listen for yourself.  The tune is too long, they would have benefitted from shortening.  Not butter but shortening.

@@@ THYLA: I Was Biting (REX Records, 2018). Fuckin’ A, more indie, this time retro ’90s flavored.  Breeders, Nirvana stylings such as for good examples and whatnot.  Both of these tunes are off the Tracks of the Week at Line of Best Fit (the track previous and on top of this one).  I know, people be dying to hear the tracks of the week! Female singer, big guitars, Grohl-y drums.  Nothing that makes it stand out too much but sugar sweet and medium crunch.  Good for a cereal, okay for a track.

@@@ DJ Devastate: Movement/Silence (BBE, 2009) I got to this independent hip hop release via an email obituary that was sent out by a firm whose mailing list I subscribe to.  Jazz inflected, but not solely jazz inflected (instrumental?) hip hop.  Not a hip hop expert over here but I eat a fair amount of it — this has a ’90s feel to the beats.  Not Wu-ey per se but of that era.  The vibe is firm beats and mostly minimal vibe — a little funky, a little smooth and fusion-y with very few vocal samples injected.  Some harp samples, some vibes/marimba, smooth keyboards, lounge-y and shit.  I like it all right.

YTD recordings listened to: 156
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 81
Not good music: 72

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