ASTRONAUTALIS • US
The lively rapper whose past includes releases under the alternative label Fake Four, Inc. is so closely linked to Brno, that the city made it into the lyrics of one of his songs. His music is breathtaking not only due to his perfect flow, but also the inherent credibility of soul and authentic rock drive. His return to Brno should be accompanied by a new release.
BULBUL • AT
The unorthodox Austrian rockers Bulbul are being driven forward by Dame Fortune: once in the form of a collaboration with KK Null of Japanese noise rock icons Zeni Geva, once in the form of Exile on Mainstream's backing, always in the form of DD Kern's powerful drum unit. Messy, tricksy and intoxicating music.
RSS B0YS • PL
When playing live these techno shamans combine analogue hardware with electronic percussions. Their overall stylization is a lesson in anonymity, abstraction and uncertainty. RSS B0YS do not shy away from getting lost in the depths of the internet, but are no less afraid to step out with an uncompromising double album HDDN (Mik Musik, 2015).
VENTOLIN • CZ
Ventolin is an electronic project of David Doubek, founding member of Kazety. His live performances feature old sampling machines, analogue synthesisers and archaic drum machines. He is in love with the primitive sounds of the Detroit techno as well as Italian and Indian disco music of the 80s. His EP Mžitky came out in 2009, followed by a full-length Totem (2012) and a comeback EP Playbour (released by Bumbum Satori) in 2015.
STEPHEN BENNEMANN • DE
The man behind the renowned summer open-air festival Nachtdigital, programmer and resident of the Leipzig club Distillery and last but not least the guy who runs the labels 1 Bit Wonder and Holger.
CLICK JOE • CZ
Czech DJ and organizer (electronic events Muah! and Magion) has now been enhancing the mood of various places with jazz, house music or sophisticated techno for almost fifteen years.
JAMES WELBURN • NO
Jamese Welburn´s debut album "Hold" has been praised and linked to the art of Justina K. Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu) or Aidana Bakera (Nadja). Put together with drummer Tony Buck (The Necks), the album is obsessed with both darkness and precision. Meant to be played loud.
SCHWARZPRIOR • CZ
One of the most unique Czech bands, Newcomer of the Year according to Vinyla awards. Their debut album "IDDQD" is a blend of electro, punk, EBM as well as goth.
RICKOLUS • US
Having released his album "Coconut" this year, the Florida-based songwriter has a lot in common with Astronautalis, let it be their charm and drive or an ability to tackle the everyday moods in a very poignant way.
HRTL • CZ
Producer Leoš Hort aka HRTL is an artist of many faces. His site specific shows are known for their uniqueness and ability to suck in the listener.