London's most fascinating music festival, exploring the ideas and movements that are propelling the future of the music industry.
Little Cub are an alternative/indie pop trio based in SE London. Drawing across a range of influences, the trio’s sound encapsulated sleek noir-pop with ethereal atmospherics inspired by a multitude of electronic genres, alongside lyrics that traverse love, loss and introspection.
After amassing a number of strong compositions, the ensemble got to work performing in and around London; they released their first single, “Breathing Space,” and debut release for the label, Loveless, in 2016. The song received further praise for its woozy, sparse, and lush electronics and soaring yet soft chorus melody.
MALKA first made waves on the music scene as Tamara Schlesinger, the frontwoman of acclaimed alt-folk collective 6 Day Riot and also as a prolific songwriter.
Now as MALKA, she weaves mesmeric percussive rhythms among a charge of irresistible call and response chants and instantaneous melodies. She explores a carnival of global sounds intertwined with an explorative affirming message.
The Penelopes are an indie pop/electronic band from Paris, consisting of Axel Basquiat and Vincent T. Recording, producing and remixing from their HQ in Bethnal Green, the band have been focussing on writing for exhibitions and fashion shows and scoring for film and TV.
The Penelopes today, in tailor-made roles are humble but assertive. Axel Basquiat composes and delivers a vocal that is both weighted and grave, while Vincent T. takes care of the production and ties their works together. Expect a mix of indie and dream pop, combined with disco and electro tight groove, layered with lush and melodies.
After studying dance, Kirikoo Des aka NSDOS, felt the need to create his own sound in order to explore movement. This is how he started imagining a whole new sonic order, an alternative approach to music – through abstraction.
NSDOS can't restrain himself to existing technological tools and softwares, he prefers creating his own mediums; futurist instruments made of old audio converters, Gameboy emulators, pieces of metal dismantled and weld together giving form to surreal machines. Surrounded by his hybrid tools, NSDOS unravels the rectilinear anatomy of techno music. Textures are exploded, sounds mutilated, and brought back to their essence.
After quickly establishing himself as one of the go-to DJs of underground club music in Paris, he was put in contact with the ClekClekBoom crew around 2009 through his long-time friend and fellow label artist Valentino Mora (formerly French Fries). However it wasn't until 2012 that he dropped his critically acclaimed debut EP "Quartz / Down to Dis".
For simplicity's sake you might describe Manaré's sound as a hybrid of early house and dusty techno, full of eerie layers, groovy drum patterns and organic percussions coated in low frequencies.
Believing time shouldn't be a factor when maturing a sound of his own, Manaré took several years crafting his art, pursuing a journey only begun with a new EP coming out in Autumn 2017.
Although he DJ'd many years ago, Daniel Miller's recent DJing was inspired by an invitation from Karl O’Connor aka Regis who invited him to perform at a Sandwell district event at Berlin’s Berghain.
There he caught the bug to play again and since has been playing regular techno sets worldwide including Sonar, ENTER at Space in Ibiza, ADE in Amsterdam and of course a legendary performance at M-Nus' Christmas Boiler Room in Berlin.