Music for 5/14/17!!! Csavi, Tape Five, Morgan Heritage

@@@ Csavi: War Chant Joy (Acinech, 2017) A modern sounding reggae single with a voluptuous female singer on the microphone.  The tune sounds like Bob Marley had a love baby with Sade — smooth and roots.  The dub stylings are most evident in the vocal arrangements with some nice delays that go with the snare sticks.  I got to this tune via the WRIR weekly email.  Check it out.

@@@ Tape Five: Soiree Deluxe (Smarty Mart, 2017) A Dixie party record I also got to via the WRIR weekly email.  I like the second tune Hush Hush Magazine as it has some really flavorful horn arrangements but what I hear has this going out as a party record so the beats and the tempos are very partyistic.  Myself I would prefer some more traditional Dixie swinging up in heah but they went for the party.

@@@ Morgan Heritage: Avrekedabra (CTBC, 2017)  Super poppy reggae made for folks who love bologna sandwiches on Wonder Bread with mayonnaise.  They toast on the mic for sure but I just can’t get with the general vibe of these tracks.  None of that Lee Perry weirdness, or Bob Marley spirituality/politics, or sonic interest of King Tubby.  So I don’t want to be a snob but this is not for me, this is for drunken white folks or frat boys.

YTD recordings listened to: 297
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 173
Not good music: 117

Buys: 5
Honorable Mentions: 2

Possibles: Chris McGregor, 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, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Power Trip, Reverend Payton, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark

Music for 3/16/17!!! Ho9909, J.I.D., Tenelle

@@@ Ho9909: United States of Horror (Deathkult, 2017)  An aggro industrial grade hip hop single off an upcoming full length that comes out in May.  I just had to peep something called the United States of Horror.  I’m down with the sentiments at the end of the tune but the sounds are pretty grating.  He’s got his distorted vocals crunched up pretty good and it kinda hurts.  It reminds me of a slowed down rap metal tune but check it for yourself.

@@@ J.I.D.: The Never Story (Interscope, 2017)  I’m not sure how this hip hop record off the Apple New Music section is going to go but I like the first tune.  No beats but some lush vocal harmonies.  Then it goes into the second tune which is gangsta but funky and not rough in the arrangements.  The MC has a high, slightly nasal tinge so he’s not super menacing sounding.  I’m super feeling this third tune Never.  He’s got a super quick and satisfying flow.  I like the sounds but Mr. J.I.D. is the star here and you gotta peep the song clipped below if you’re a hip hop fan.  Outstanding funk factor on these tracks.

@@@ Tenelle: For the Lovers (Island Empire, 2017)  Slotted as a reggae record in the Apple new music section this is a mash of slick r&b and reggae like beats.  This first tune has more in common with a Prince tune than a Bob Marley song.  The second tune is stickier but we’re not breaking any records, it’s a crossover style with plenty of pop.  If you don’t like the super sweetness of these tunes you’re not going to like the record.  It’s cotton candy to my ears but check it for yourself.

YTD recordings listened to: 177
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 95
Not good music: 66

Buys: 0
Honorable Mentions: 1

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, 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, Divanhana, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Tinariwen, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Power Trip, Fruko Y Sos Tesos, Reverend Payton, J.I.D.

Music for 3/8/17!!! Vagabon, Career Suicide, Meta and the Cornerstones

@@@ Vagabon: Infinite World (7 Arts, 2017)  Introspective jangle indie rock off this week’s CFUV weekly email.  A female singer that sounds a bit like Sarah Bareilles and Kim Gordon at the same time.  This is some bittersweet white people’s music for a rainy day.  This second tune is down in tempo and energy from the opener.  Okay we’re back to the busting out guitar on the third tune so it looks like it’s set to bounce back and forth, much like El Trump-o.   I prefer this record to El Trump-o.

@@@ Career Suicide: Machine Response (Deranged Records, 2017)  Old school no bullshit hardcore off this week’s CFUV weekly playlist mail.  23 minutes of hot punk biscuits.  I dig the guitar player but all these folks is working hard to make America great again!  I think they’re from Canada so that complicates matters a bit.  The singer is classic in his microphonic stylings — ramped up and agitated and the band starts lurching to and fro as the album moves through its various tunes.  Yes Toronto!

@@@ Meta and the Cornerstones: Hira (Metarize, 2017)  A roots reggae record I got to via the WRIR weekly review email.  From the review I know the singer is from Senegal and he’s got musicians from all over the world accompanying him.  There are super distinct Bob Marley at his peak full band vibes going here in the first tune.  Background singers, a horn section, melodica (or something similar), bubbling organ — the full reggae celebration.  Meta has a rich voice and he’s super rootsy in his lyrics.  It’s very polished production wise, which is a bit of a minus for me but most folks don’t listen that closely.

YTD recordings listened to: 157
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 85
Not good music: 48

Buys: 0
Honorable Mentions: 1

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, 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, Divanhana, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Tinariwen, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Power Trip, Fruko Y Sos Tesos

Music for 2/8/17!!! Elaquent, Iron Reagan, Dub Kartel

@@@ Elaquent: Worst Case Scenario (Urbnet, 2016)  Some left field hip hop off this week’s CFUV weekly email.  He’s got a real nice rhythmic undercarriage on this first tune but we are rhyme free as of now.  This may be, for the most part, a rhyme free record.  I’m digging this second tune, Gyoza (clipped below) it’s really quite splanky.  The double hi hat patterns are confounding and engaging.  This is some funky quiet storm vibes here with smoothness and very sophisticated instrumental hip hop arrangments.  He has some vocal samples but no MC to speak of.

@@@ Iron Reagan: Crossover Ministry (Relapse Records, 2016)  I dig Iron Reagan, not solely because of their name but it is a hot name.  Not quite as hot as Thatcher’s Cunt, a hardcore band out of the UK, but hot nonetheless.  18 songs in 28 minutes so these are gonna be commando style metal biscuits for your earholes.  They are an equal blend of hardcore and metal — big shout out hardcore vocals but a metal drum sound and most definitely a metal guitarist.

@@@ Dub Kartel: Dub Kartel (Self-released, 2016)  Also off this week’s CFUV weekly playlist email.  Some roots reggae with uplifting lyrics on this first tune.  The singer is a toaster with a lot of energy on the microphone so maybe he’s mixing his spleef smoking with generous amounts of Red Bull.  After sampling four of the tunes I like some of the sounds here, but I’m not a huge fan of the singer.  Others might feel him but I will stick my old Burning Spear records.

YTD recordings listened to: 89
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 51
Not good music: 28

Buys: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, 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, Divanhana, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, Acid Arab, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco

Best of 2016!!!

Note 1:  These records are listed in the order they hit the list through the course of the year, not in any sort best to worst order.

Note 2: I will be adding more records between now and the end of 2016 but I got my best of 2015 list up in July 2016 and did not want a repeat of that.

Note 3:  I will be starting a podcast in early 2017 so stay tuned for that.

1: Noisem: Blossoming Decay (A389 Recordings, 2015) There’s a moment on the seventh song, Another Night Sleeping in the Cold, where the rhythm of the drums and the power chord sauce from the guitarist rhythmically lock and it sounds like you’re taking a pleasurable and savage beating. Listen

2: Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta: Dos Santos (Self-released, 2015) A rocking cumbia explosión out of Chicago.  Strong rhythm section, great guitar tones at work and you get the space organ for free. Listen.

3: Living Hell: Oblivion (Eulogy, 2009) This 2009 metal record is being reissued and I understand why.  This band is a very tasty blend of metal with touches of classic metal and hardcore punk. Listen.

4: Los Hacheros: Bambulaye (Jacob Plasse, 2016). I have their 2012 effort on my best of list for its beautiful ambient salsa sound and this record makes the list for it’s powerful combination of melody and rhythm. Listen

5: Ghostlimb: Confluence (Vitriol, 2012).  An emo punk brain scraper that lurches and confesses from the opening measures.  The singer is fully at the end of his rope, the drummer is on it and loose and alive, and the songs are spin and jerk around, just like in real life.  Every member of the band is on full tilt. Listen.

6: Alvin Youngblood Hart: Down in the Alley (Memphis Int’l, 2002) Hart is a superlative guitar player specializing in finger picking.  He also sports a soulful, classic blues voice with a combination of gruffness and black church gospel melodies. Listen.

7: Eliades Ochoa: Leyendas (Plus One Music, 2016).  Smoking old school Cuban music from a Buena Vista Social club alumnus.    The singing is beautiful, the stringed instrument playing is righteous with plenty of space for solos, and the percussionist/conga player is hot. Listen.

8. Konono No. 1 Meets Batida (Crammed Disc, 2016) Are you a four on the floor drum machine kinda person/cubicle dweller or do you get the strange and driving power of an electrified thumb piano?  Distorted and driving with a guitar player, some electronics, awesome singing and chanting. Listen.

9: Al Scorch: Circle Round the Signs (Bloodshot, 2016).  An Americana roots record with very good lyrics, great energy, a really good singer and a variety of tunes. Listen.

10: Jim the Boss: Hudson Soul (Boom One, 2016) Super true roots reggae. TIght rhythms, classic sounds, great sax in this second track.  Of course booming bass as what would one expect from a label called Boom One? Listen.

11. Jessie Mae Hemphill: Get Right Blues (High Water Recording, 2003)  This is straight ahead, no bullshit/no marketing music.  And in terms of emotional impact great blues can really pack a wallop and such is the case with Jessie Mae Hemphill. Listen.

12: Vieux Kante: Young Man’s Harp (Sterns, 2016).  Virtuosic koura playing out of Mali accompanied by a deft bass player and great tunes.  Listen.

14. Changui Majadero: El Changui Majadero (Changui Majadero, 2016) Full on blasting Cuban music out of Cali.  Great female singer, great playing.  Listen.

15. The Lickshots: The Lickshots (Rockers Int’l, 2016) This is about as sweet a dub record as you’re gonna find.  Classic delays, thick bass and well done drumming but with some really tasty flute and horn work (see clip below).  Listen.

16. Vaudou Game: Kidayu (Hot Casa, 2016) African James Brown+ and no fucking around!   Unbelievably funky drummer with great players and singers all around. Listen.

17. Neurosis: Fires Within Fires (Neurot, 2016) They’re 30 years tight, the arrangements are tight, and the playing is lean, seasoned with heavy doses of old school punk, noise, and of course, metal. The mood is dark but three dimensional. Listen.

18. Mystic Braves: Days of Yesteryear (Mystic Braves, 2015) An indie record reminiscent of The Byrds, The Coral and even a pube or two of R.E.M.  Great guitar playing and rhythm section action.  Listen.

19. Solange: A Seat at the Table (Columbia, 2016).  Everything her sister Beyonce is not and thank God for that.  Listen.

HONORABLE MENTIONS 2016!!!!

1. Mohammed Abozekry: Chaos (Neonovo, 2013) Abozekry is a French-Egyptian oud player and he shreds. He’s accompanied by an upright bass player, a hand drummer, and another string player Listen.

2. Xibalba: Tierra Y Libertad (Southern Lord, 2015) Straight up, no bullshit metal beat down.  Big drummer/guitar rhythmic lockdown. Listen.

3. Debruit and Alsarah: Aljawal (Soundways, 2013) Some of my favorite electronic music involves African people.  This collaboration between a French producer and a Sudanese singer does a really great job combining electronic music elements with African music. Listen.

4. The Reverend Peyton and his Damned Big Band: So Delicious (Shanachie, 2015) This roots rock record is both dirty and nerdy.  The band is high energy and pretty rocking (for the style) and the singer sports a unique lower register voice. Listen.

5. Michael Daves:  Orchids and Violence (Nonesuch, 2016). A concept record in that he plays 12 songs in a bluegrass style and then plays the same 12 songs electric.  And man the bluegrass record is pretty kicking. Listen.

6. Carrie Rodriguez: Lola (Luz Records, 2016) A fantastically produced record of mostly torch songs with Tex Mex twang, Mexican music, and some rock and roll. Listen.

7. Matt Parker: Twos and Fours (Concierge, 2015) A raucous and swinging jazz record I found a few months ago.  I love the energy of the playing as well as the sound of the record. Listen.

8. James McMurtry: Complicated Game (Complicated Game, 2016) This roots record has a lot going for.  It sounds great, the band plays very tastefully, and McMurtry rocks some pretty high end lyrics. Listen.

9. Cha Wa: Funk ‘n Feathers (Cha Wa, 2016) Righteous uplifting vocals, a lot of catchy and standard New Orleans party tunes but done with some rock/funk muscle, especially the guitar player, the organ player and the drummer. Listen.

10. Eli Paperboy Reed: My Way Home (Yep Roc, 2016)  Mr. Paperboy brings it on this record.  The band is hot with special shout outs to the bass player and the background vocalists. Listen.

11. Xenia Rubinos: Black Terry Cat (Anti-, 2016) This is what I thought indie rock was supposed to be.  Quirky music that draws from various genres and melts it all together to make something a bit like rock but not obsessively so. Listen.

12. Bone Dance: Bone Dance (Self-released, 2013) These guys work the neighborhood where post-rock, emo, hardcore punk, and metal meet.  Listen.

13. Gorguts: Pleiades’ Dust (Gorguts, 2016) If you want to hear a band stretch out and aspire and you dig the sonic palette of really rough heavy metal bands this record will work for you. Listen.

14. Brent Cobb: Shine on Rainy Day (Elektra, 2016) A John Prine tinged country rock record.  The lyrics are above average but not quite great and this record has a lot of things going for it including an excellent bass player with a great tone, tasteful arrangements, and a singer with a voice that sits solidly in the country tradition. Listen.

15. Kadhja Bonet: The Visitor (Fat Possum, 2016). An avant soul record.  I like the drummer, the sounds and the arrangements but the singer Bonet is the star here.  She has a commanding and beautiful voice — she smokes anything I’ve heard out of Beyonce. Listen.

16. Michael Wollny & Vincent Peirani: Tandem (ACT, 2016) The contrast between the highbrow piano and the folk-y sound of the accordion is delicious — it works for me big time. The mood of these pieces is slower rather than faster, not sad but certainly not bouncy. Listen.

17. Xylouris White: Black Peak (Bella Union, 2016). Xylouris White is going for what I would call an ecstatic energy.  He pushes both his playing and his singing and he whips the drummer into quite a shitty as well. Listen.

18. Destruction Unit: Negative Feedback Resistor (Sacred Bones, 2015). Definitely one of the most blasted out heavy psych records you will ever encounter.  Beyond distorted guitars, distorted vocals, a filthy sewer bass, it’s really about a full blast of energy here.  Listen.

19. 6Lack: Free 6Lack (Interscope, 2016) 6Lack (pronounced black) has some of the best hip hop/r&b sounds going this year.  Really abstract and beautiful shit that floats and pulsates and hovers over the skittery beats you get from musicians down South. Listen.

20. Dori Freeman: Dori Freeman (Dori Freeman/Free Dirt, 2016).  A country/roots/folk record by a female artist with a voice that fits right into the country tradition — the sad song part of it any way.  The first three songs are the best on the record.  Listen.

21. Noura Mint Seymali: Arbina (Glitterbeat, 2016) Seymali is a singing giant with a huge voice and her husband is totally boss on the guitar.  Funky West African business.  Listen.

 

 

 

 

8/30/16: Albert Castiglia, Myriad3, Joseph Israel

@@@ Albert Castiglia: Big Dog (Ruf, 2016).  Some rocking electric blues that I got to via the CFUV weekly playlist email.  Castiglia’s guitar tone is extremely close to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s famous piercing sound but Castiglia has a super gruff voice which lends a different vibe to the tunes.  Homie is drinking a lot of coffee to get to this level of energetic guitar playing.  I don’t usually go for this modern style of electric blues (making a big exception for Stevie Ray Vaughan) because it’s so close rock but Castiglia takes the energy and roughness very close to punk blues.  He doesn’t seem interested in much besides turning his amp up and playing his ass off.

@@@ Myriad3: Moons (Alma, 2016).  Another record off CFUV’s weekly playlist email.  This first tune opens up very Bad Bad Plus with some mathy piano and an understated and simple rock beat underneath.  The first tune takes the energy down and the second tune Noyammas gets more deeply into the jazz/rock rhythm section vibe.  It’s all right.  Regular readers know I prefer the fiery improv so this polished and more restrained approach is a stretch for me.

 

@@@ Joseph Israel: Paradise (Lions of Israel, 2016)  A sticky old school (think Peter Tosh) roots reggae record I got to via the CFUV weekly email.  From fetching this clip off the GooglePimpTube I see that Mr. Israel appears to be of the White Rasta tribe and he gets pretty deep into Rasta/Old Testament moralizing.  The sounds are pretty high end here with touches of modern production epic-ness without serving up the full cheese plate.  I’m not sure I can get with Mr. Israel’s depiction of himself on the video below.

YTD recordings listened to: 693
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 389
Not good music: 255

Honorable Mentions: 12
Buys: 11

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Destruction Unit, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Mystic Braves, Divanhana, Unrestrained, Moken, Systema Solar, Brian Eno, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, The Lickshots, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, Miramar, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Changui Majadero, Joe Sticky, Vieux Kante, Keefe Jackson, Unfun

8/23/16: Frank Ocean, Lindsey Stirling, Watsky, HIRIE

@@@ Frank Ocean: Blonde (Boys Don’t Cry, 2016).  If you’re a music fan you know already that you can’t take a shit in the last week or ten days without finding Frank Ocean in your bathroom.  Did he seel out by going exclusive with Apple Music, is he for real any more?  He’s got a freakass pitch shifter (?) on his voice on this first tune and I think it’s kinda cool he did that and it also detracts from the tune.  I thought Mr. Ocean’s last record was more than a bit hyped — he’s got a real simple lo-fi approach sonically which if you’re not into it could come across as not geniues but rather shallow and simple.  As far as I can tell Senor Ocean is all about the vibe.  Oh I don’t love this second tune Ivy, let’s peep more.  This third tune is more polished and sonically interesting — a tight drum loop and nice bass line here.  He’s got some skills but this isn’t really jump up and down material for me.

@@@ Lindsey Stirling: Brave Enough (Lindseystomp Records, 2016).  Off this week’s Apple Music new music section.  Ms. Stirling is an EDM-violin sensation, I can’t wait for that EDM club snare roll and some four on the floor.   Oh this first tune has a heavy New Age stench to it — like a warehouse full of cheese in Iowa and the refirgeration has gone kaput.  This first tune will probably outperform the second tune Brave Enough.  If a song has the title Brave in it you’re pretty much fucked from the git go.  Oddly enough I’m drawn to it like a car wreck.  And I will quote lyrics!  There’s some things she should have said, but she was too afraid!  And now it’s too late!  I wish I was, I wish I was brave enough to love you (and this record).  Oh man this is an ugly dog that ate a synthesizer and a violin and is trying to pass them and get on with his leg humping life.

@@@ Watsky: x Infinity (Steel Wool/EMPIRE, 2016)  White boy hip hopalert!! And produced by vegan billionaire russell Simmons.  At least Eminem had the decency to rap really high and that made his schtick more interesting.  Watsky has a thin tone to his rapping and I say this as a card carrying white person (white person in skin only) but this guy sounds mad Wonderbread and nerd-a-fied.  I would rather listen to Christian hip hop and this brother needs a George Clinton dookie stick.

@@@ HIRIE: Wandering Soul (Rootfire, 2016).  An updated, partially electro lovergirl record I got to via the WRIR weekly email.  Very slick production and relaxed feeling to this first tune.  There is an urgent climax to the first tune before it gears down to a slower second song, Good Vibration.  I like some of the sounds and a few of the dub effects are really ear catching but I prefer the rougher reggae business and while I like the singer I don’t love her work on the microphone.

YTD recordings listened to: 673
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 375
Not good music: 246

Honorable Mentions: 12
Buys: 11

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Destruction Unit, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Mystic Braves, Divanhana, Unrestrained, Moken, Systema Solar, Brian Eno, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, The Lickshots, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, Miramar, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Changui Majadero, Joe Sticky, Vieux Kante, Keefe Jackson, Unfun