Sigrid

Sigrid is an exceptionally talented Norwegian pop star, and at the tender age of 19, she’s already conquered the whole of Scandinavia simply with her EP and eponymous single, Don’t Kill My Vibe. Her terrifyingly powerful oscillating vocals whisk us away – and even more so live. It’s a somewhat impressive and surprising contrast between her extraordinary vocal gymnastics and her slight and fragile appearance. Her up-tempo and energetic pop vocals are unpredictable and bewitching, and we’re certainly under her spell.

This Is The Kit

This Is The Kit’s vocals are one of those tiny miracles hiding in the folk music scene. Right off the first note, her vocals are like a warm, comforting embrace. With their John Parish-produced fourth album, Moonshine Freeze, Kate Stables and her merry band are back with a sound more ethereal and wispy than before, where brass and synths intertwine with guitars and banjos. With sharp lyrics and sweet, warm-hearted melodies, time simply stands still when watching this graceful folk-pop outfit live.

Cigarettes After Sex

Cigarettes After Sex frontman, Greg Gonzalez, has shrouded the group’s very first album in a cloud of mystery. Floating somewhere between dream-pop and shoegaze, these Texans’ music has been up on the web for eager ears for several years now, already clocking up millions of views. Cigarettes After Sex’s staggeringly striking songs are full of beauty, grace and sensuality all at the same time, sweeping you away to the edge of intimacy. Quite simply, overwhelmingly special.

Sylvan Esso

What Now? That’s exactly the question on everyone’s lips since Sylvan Esso’s wonderful debut album in 2014. With their deceptively sweet electro-pop, this North Carolina duo energetically pursues to seduce. Up on stage, their recipe is simple: charismatic singer Amelia Meath is a sure sure-fire electric shock, performing acrobatics teetering in platform heels, joining forces with Nick Sandborn’s sharp, cheeky and incredibly danceable melodies. A live show sure to leave you in a trance of sweaty bliss.

Isaac Delusion

The French group with the most feel-good vibes is back, bringing with them Rust & Gold, a gem of an album revealing a side of them we’ve never seen before. Issac Delusion disillusioned? Don’t be ridiculous! The quintet has consciously drifted away from their dream-pop tag, this time opting for a rockier, rustier sound with a myriad of merciless guitars carried by Loïc’s incomparable vocals. And the gamble has paid off. The result? An album that’s just begging to be played live on stage.

The National

They were a cornerstone of the indie scene in the noughties, and now, after four years away, they’re back with a new album in tow, Sleep Well Beast, which already promises to be epic. To mark their return to grace, the American 5-piece will be curating the first day of the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris at the Grande Halle de la Villette. It’s a fitting return to the stage for Matt Berninger and his band, who have now established themselves as quite simply the leading light on the scene.

Run The Jewels

El-P and Killer Mike make rap that’ll wake your conscience with a slap. And what better place to do it than on stage. Anyone who’s had the chance to see Run The Jewels perform live feels privileged, the way they manifest their views, connecting with the crowd. Their music is made for broadcasting, drawing from electro to enhance their production and borrowing punk’s head-on energy, their live shows are made for sharing their psychedelic frenzy and spreading their political activism. Outrage 2.0.

Ride

Graduates from the school of shoegaze and protégés of the peerless Alan McGee (who went on to sign the group in 1989 on his label Creation Records), Ride’s last studio album was Tarantula, back in 1996. After a comeback tour two years ago, 2017 marks their return with Weather Diaries, an album that has successfully managed to pull off rekindling the flame of a not-so distant time without sounding like some nostalgic revival. Without a doubt, these Brits will get the Grande Halle buzzing.

Talaboman

When two masters of electronic music come together, sparks simply fly. Take the Swedish Axel Borman and the Spanish John Talabot. After hooking up in 2013, a collaboration between the two producers finally came to life this year with The Night Land, the first album of what we hope will be many. In the meantime, you’ll find the duo navigating the club scene and festival circuit, pumping out ultra-euphoric techno that’s full of character which will bring tears to your eyes.

BADBADNOTGOOD

This jazz quartet originally from Toronto already boast an excellent reputation from champions of the international hip-hop scene, like say, Frank Ocean and Snoop Dogg. And now, the public has followed suit, showering them with extraordinary praise. Having increased their live presence since dropping their last album IV, the Canadians from BADBADNOTGOOD spin a fusion of futuristic, hypnotic jazz capable of sending the crowd into a trance-like state.

The Blaze

This year, the French outfit The Blaze came at the French music scene like a smack in the face, not only with a staggering sound to stupefy your emotions, but also with their videos filled with aesthetic exigency. In what could be mistaken for some huge cinematographic production, Jonathan and Guillaume Altric transpose their understated yet crazily rich musical universe onto a breathtakingly beautiful visual backdrop. Armed with their latest EP, The Blaze will plunge the Grande Halle crowd into a torrent of dancey melancholy.

Polo
& Pan

French electro outfit Polo & Pan are simply from another planet! Whether they’re telling a psychedelic story of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, or they’re making us shimmy away on a secluded beach, the live shows from these figureheads from two labels of incredibly good taste (Hamburger Records and Ekler’o’schock) are filled with euphonic laid-back vibes enough to make you feel like you’re on holiday by the sea. Their fiendishly dancey, radiant electro-pop is irrefutable.

Jungle

Three years ago, Londoners Jungle bounced onto the scene from out of nowhere, putting out an instantly addictive danceable album of white soul that refused to be pigeonholed. Raised on a diet of dance and inspired by their French predecessors Daft Punk, these Brit boys create a synergy of pop with a dash of funk-inspired groove. On stage they push all the right buttons: expect an atmosphere dripping with heady beats and a non-stop mix of sexy and infectious sounds.

Bicep

Northern Irish buddies Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar set up “Feel My Bicep”, a blog dedicated to all things house, posting up to a hundred tunes a week, dug out from local record shops. A hundred thousand visitors later, the most obvious thing to do next was to take the plunge… so, the two friends became a DJ duo, bringing house back to the golden age of the 90s. The next logical step was simply calling out to them: Bicep produce and remix their own creations on stage, never ceasing their diet of house culture (and yes, their blog is still active too).

The National

They were a cornerstone of the indie scene in the noughties, and now, after four years away, they’re back with a new album in tow, Sleep Well Beast, which already promises to be epic. To mark their return to grace, the American 5-piece will be curating the first day of the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris at the Grande Halle de la Villette. It’s a fitting return to the stage for Matt Berninger and his band, who have now established themselves as quite simply the leading light on the scene.

Ride

Graduates from the school of shoegaze and protégés of the peerless Alan McGee (who went on to sign the group in 1989 on his label Creation Records), Ride’s last studio album was Tarantula, back in 1996. After a comeback tour two years ago, 2017 marks their return with Weather Diaries, an album that has successfully managed to pull off rekindling the flame of a not-so distant time without sounding like some nostalgic revival. Without a doubt, these Brits will get the Grande Halle buzzing.

This Is The Kit

This Is The Kit’s vocals are one of those tiny miracles hiding in the folk music scene. Right off the first note, her vocals are like a warm, comforting embrace. With their John Parish-produced fourth album, Moonshine Freeze, Kate Stables and her merry band are back with a sound more ethereal and wispy than before, where brass and synths intertwine with guitars and banjos. With sharp lyrics and sweet, warm-hearted melodies, time simply stands still when watching this graceful folk-pop outfit live.

Moses Sumney

After recording his first EP in 2014 on an old 4-track tape borrowed from TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, Moses Sumney then went on to tour with other big names like Beck, James Blake and Sufjan Stevens. And then in 2016, his name blew up on the scene. His hypnotic falsetto soul-folk is boosted by an even bolder production, while his unique songwriting talent and his live shows are each more striking than the next. His vocals are full of the most unlikely modulations, while he has a sort of spiritual warmth that’s right up there with gospel. Moses Sumney combines a powerful sort of swing with hypersensitivity.

Mina Tindle

Minda Tindle sits somewhere between French pop and American indie. It all started out rather innocently doing backing vocals on The National’s albums, before shooting out in her own right, under the watchful eyes and ears of her mentors. The result? An intellectual and deep sound that’s as sweet as it is enchanting, sung in French – or sometimes even in English. It’s been three years since brilliant Parades hit the airwaves, and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t looking forward to seeing Mina Tindle grace the stage, reigning over it in her independent and intelligent way.

Chassol

Music academy-trained and former student at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Christophe Chassol draws inspiration from his favourites in both classical (Steve Reich and Stravinski) and popular music (Ennio Morricone, Miles Davis, The Cure), to create compositions whereby unpredictability seems to be the operative word. Fusion, electro, jazz, film scores… they’re all in there, adding to his surprising and precarious sound, full of unexpected sonorous explosions and unpredictable frenzied beats. A little like Anna Meredith, Chassol has managed to make classical music bend the knee to fun.

Moses Sumney

After recording his first EP in 2014 on an old 4-track tape borrowed from TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, Moses Sumney then went on to tour with other big names like Beck, James Blake and Sufjan Stevens. And then in 2016, his name blew up on the scene. His hypnotic falsetto soul-folk is boosted by an even bolder production, while his unique songwriting talent and his live shows are each more striking than the next. His vocals are full of the most unlikely modulations, while he has a sort of spiritual warmth that’s right up there with gospel. Moses Sumney combines a powerful sort of swing with hypersensitivity.

Mina Tindle

Minda Tindle sits somewhere between French pop and American indie. It all started out rather innocently doing backing vocals on The National’s albums, before shooting out in her own right, under the watchful eyes and ears of her mentors. The result? An intellectual and deep sound that’s as sweet as it is enchanting, sung in French – or sometimes even in English. It’s been three years since brilliant Parades hit the airwaves, and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t looking forward to seeing Mina Tindle grace the stage, reigning over it in her independent and intelligent way.

Chassol

Music academy-trained and former student at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Christophe Chassol draws inspiration from his favourites in both classical (Steve Reich and Stravinski) and popular music (Ennio Morricone, Miles Davis, The Cure), to create compositions whereby unpredictability seems to be the operative word. Fusion, electro, jazz, film scores… they’re all in there, adding to his surprising and precarious sound, full of unexpected sonorous explosions and unpredictable frenzied beats. A little like Anna Meredith, Chassol has managed to make classical music bend the knee to fun.

Kevin Morby

With a passion for the great wide open, Kevin Morby shares that same Dylan- and Cohen-esque songwriting spark with drawling vocals that’s enough to take you away someplace else. He’s already cut his teeth having emerged from Woods and The Babies, and for the past three years as a solo artist in his own right, he’s shown he’s got the talent and the desire to make songs that matter. His fourth opus, City Music, is a declaration of love to all the cities in his life and an ode to freedom. And we sure can’t wait to see this gifted vagabond gracing the stage at la Grande Halle.

Ethan Lipton
& his Orchestra

Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra are a delight of old-fashioned charm, mixing made-in-New Orleans jazzy sounds and traditional American folk music, all within a soul setting that’s both mighty and dancey. Songwriter Lipton is full of class and hilariously funny, and he’s constantly leading his big band on a journey to imaginary lands full of fanciful fantasy, reeling everyone in. Think dimly lit speakeasies of the South, with a dash of New York jazz clubs.

Kevin Morby

With a passion for the great wide open, Kevin Morby shares that same Dylan- and Cohen-esque songwriting spark with drawling vocals that’s enough to take you away someplace else. He’s already cut his teeth having emerged from Woods and The Babies, and for the past three years as a solo artist in his own right, he’s shown he’s got the talent and the desire to make songs that matter. His fourth opus, City Music, is a declaration of love to all the cities in his life and an ode to freedom. And we sure can’t wait to see this gifted vagabond gracing the stage at la Grande Halle.

Ethan Lipton
& his Orchestra

Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra are a delight of old-fashioned charm, mixing made-in-New Orleans jazzy sounds and traditional American folk music, all within a soul setting that’s both mighty and dancey. Songwriter Lipton is full of class and hilariously funny, and he’s constantly leading his big band on a journey to imaginary lands full of fanciful fantasy, reeling everyone in. Think dimly lit speakeasies of the South, with a dash of New York jazz clubs.

Polo
& Pan

French electro outfit Polo & Pan are simply from another planet! Whether they’re telling a psychedelic story of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, or they’re making us shimmy away on a secluded beach, the live shows from these figureheads from two labels of incredibly good taste (Hamburger Records and Ekler’o’schock) are filled with euphonic laid-back vibes enough to make you feel like you’re on holiday by the sea. Their fiendishly dancey, radiant electro-pop is irrefutable.

Jungle

Three years ago, Londoners Jungle bounced onto the scene from out of nowhere, putting out an instantly addictive danceable album of white soul that refused to be pigeonholed. Raised on a diet of dance and inspired by their French predecessors Daft Punk, these Brit boys create a synergy of pop with a dash of funk-inspired groove. On stage they push all the right buttons: expect an atmosphere dripping with heady beats and a non-stop mix of sexy and infectious sounds.

Sylvan Esso

What Now? That’s exactly the question on everyone’s lips since Sylvan Esso’s wonderful debut album in 2014. With their deceptively sweet electro-pop, this North Carolina duo energetically pursues to seduce. Up on stage, their recipe is simple: charismatic singer Amelia Meath is a sure sure-fire electric shock, performing acrobatics teetering in platform heels, joining forces with Nick Sandborn’s sharp, cheeky and incredibly danceable melodies. A live show sure to leave you in a trance of sweaty bliss.

Cigarettes After Sex

Cigarettes After Sex frontman, Greg Gonzalez, has shrouded the group’s very first album in a cloud of mystery. Floating somewhere between dream-pop and shoegaze, these Texans’ music has been up on the web for eager ears for several years now, already clocking up millions of views. Cigarettes After Sex’s staggeringly striking songs are full of beauty, grace and sensuality all at the same time, sweeping you away to the edge of intimacy. Quite simply, overwhelmingly special.

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington isn’t called the “saxophonist of rap” for nothing, having racked up collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Nas, Snoop Dogg and even Run The Jewels. His debut solo album, The Epic, came out in 2015 to pretty much unanimous critical acclaim, his powerful virtuoso tenor sax distilling energetic, psychedelic jazz. With a gentle nod to hard bop, soul, Afro-beat and even funk, Washington explores a range of spirited emotions. The album title wasn’t chosen by chance: his live shows back up his promise, proving his unstoppable ability to amaze us.

Andy Shauf

Andy Shauf’s understated, timeless productions delicately tickle your eardrums with emotion. The long-haired Canadian’s melodies indeed make you think of Elliott Smith’s better days, Lee Hazelwood and even Harry Nilsson. In the same vein as these genius multi-instrumentalist singers, Andy Shauf has elegantly paved his own musical way, steadily one album after the next. On stage, expect a secretive, intimate moment sure to win over new fans.

HMLTD

As the live act discovery of last year and 2017’s glam-rock sensation, all eyes have been attentively on the starry-eyed HMLTD for the past few months. Be it live or on record, they’re just as radical: these Londoners pump out such youthful energy and the stage is where the magic happens, a limitless phantasmagoria free from constraint. Obvious comparisons to Bowie, the outrageous stage presence familiar to the 70s glam rock scene, and to the Sex Pistols’ punk urgency are a given.

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington isn’t called the “saxophonist of rap” for nothing, having racked up collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Nas, Snoop Dogg and even Run The Jewels. His debut solo album, The Epic, came out in 2015 to pretty much unanimous critical acclaim, his powerful virtuoso tenor sax distilling energetic, psychedelic jazz. With a gentle nod to hard bop, soul, Afro-beat and even funk, Washington explores a range of spirited emotions. The album title wasn’t chosen by chance: his live shows back up his promise, proving his unstoppable ability to amaze us.

Andy Shauf

Andy Shauf’s understated, timeless productions delicately tickle your eardrums with emotion. The long-haired Canadian’s melodies indeed make you think of Elliott Smith’s better days, Lee Hazelwood and even Harry Nilsson. In the same vein as these genius multi-instrumentalist singers, Andy Shauf has elegantly paved his own musical way, steadily one album after the next. On stage, expect a secretive, intimate moment sure to win over new fans.

HMLTD

As the live act discovery of last year and 2017’s glam-rock sensation, all eyes have been attentively on the starry-eyed HMLTD for the past few months. Be it live or on record, they’re just as radical: these Londoners pump out such youthful energy and the stage is where the magic happens, a limitless phantasmagoria free from constraint. Obvious comparisons to Bowie, the outrageous stage presence familiar to the 70s glam rock scene, and to the Sex Pistols’ punk urgency are a given.

Tommy Genesis

Tommy Genesis is the product of her time: a social network expert, taking shots from every angle, sullen pout and bleached waves – but that doesn’t make her any less of a rapper. With an acerbic flow, she sure shrouds herself in mystery, and the Vancouver native is just as evasive when talking about her age or her influences. Signed to Downtown Records, her straight-talking, fully loaded lyrics talk of adolescence, sexuality and the search for identity, making her a refreshing change!

Rejjie Snow

Alex Anyaegbunam – aka Rejjie Snow – hit the scene in 2013 with his EP Rejovich, thrusting the rapper right into the centre of attention. Born in Dublin, followed by a stint in the US, he’s now back in his home town helping champion the dynamic European hip-hop scene and while he’s at it, he’s catching the whole rap industry off guard with his style and flow that stands out from the crowd. Make sure to catch him live; it’ll blow your mind.

Tommy Genesis

Tommy Genesis is the product of her time: a social network expert, taking shots from every angle, sullen pout and bleached waves – but that doesn’t make her any less of a rapper. With an acerbic flow, she sure shrouds herself in mystery, and the Vancouver native is just as evasive when talking about her age or her influences. Signed to Downtown Records, her straight-talking, fully loaded lyrics talk of adolescence, sexuality and the search for identity, making her a refreshing change!

Rejjie Snow

Alex Anyaegbunam – aka Rejjie Snow – hit the scene in 2013 with his EP Rejovich, thrusting the rapper right into the centre of attention. Born in Dublin, followed by a stint in the US, he’s now back in his home town helping champion the dynamic European hip-hop scene and while he’s at it, he’s catching the whole rap industry off guard with his style and flow that stands out from the crowd. Make sure to catch him live; it’ll blow your mind.

Run The Jewels

El-P and Killer Mike make rap that’ll wake your conscience with a slap. And what better place to do it than on stage. Anyone who’s had the chance to see Run The Jewels perform live feels privileged, the way they manifest their views, connecting with the crowd. Their music is made for broadcasting, drawing from electro to enhance their production and borrowing punk’s head-on energy, their live shows are made for sharing their psychedelic frenzy and spreading their political activism. Outrage 2.0.

Talaboman

When two masters of electronic music come together, sparks simply fly. Take the Swedish Axel Borman and the Spanish John Talabot. After hooking up in 2013, a collaboration between the two producers finally came to life this year with The Night Land, the first album of what we hope will be many. In the meantime, you’ll find the duo navigating the club scene and festival circuit, pumping out ultra-euphoric techno that’s full of character which will bring tears to your eyes.

BADBADNOTGOOD

This jazz quartet originally from Toronto already boast an excellent reputation from champions of the international hip-hop scene, like say, Frank Ocean and Snoop Dogg. And now, the public has followed suit, showering them with extraordinary praise. Having increased their live presence since dropping their last album IV, the Canadians from BADBADNOTGOOD spin a fusion of futuristic, hypnotic jazz capable of sending the crowd into a trance-like state.

The Blaze

This year, the French outfit The Blaze came at the French music scene like a smack in the face, not only with a staggering sound to stupefy your emotions, but also with their videos filled with aesthetic exigency. In what could be mistaken for some huge cinematographic production, Jonathan and Guillaume Altric transpose their understated yet crazily rich musical universe onto a breathtakingly beautiful visual backdrop. Armed with their latest EP, The Blaze will plunge the Grande Halle crowd into a torrent of dancey melancholy.

Bicep

Northern Irish buddies Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar set up “Feel My Bicep”, a blog dedicated to all things house, posting up to a hundred tunes a week, dug out from local record shops. A hundred thousand visitors later, the most obvious thing to do next was to take the plunge… so, the two friends became a DJ duo, bringing house back to the golden age of the 90s. The next logical step was simply calling out to them: Bicep produce and remix their own creations on stage, never ceasing their diet of house culture (and yes, their blog is still active too).

Isaac Delusion

The French group with the most feel-good vibes is back, bringing with them Rust & Gold, a gem of an album revealing a side of them we’ve never seen before. Issac Delusion disillusioned? Don’t be ridiculous! The quintet has consciously drifted away from their dream-pop tag, this time opting for a rockier, rustier sound with a myriad of merciless guitars carried by Loïc’s incomparable vocals. And the gamble has paid off. The result? An album that’s just begging to be played live on stage.

Sigrid

Sigrid is an exceptionally talented Norwegian pop star, and at the tender age of 19, she’s already conquered the whole of Scandinavia simply with her EP and eponymous single, Don’t Kill My Vibe. Her terrifyingly powerful oscillating vocals whisk us away – and even more so live. It’s a somewhat impressive and surprising contrast between her extraordinary vocal gymnastics and her slight and fragile appearance. Her up-tempo and energetic pop vocals are unpredictable and bewitching, and we’re certainly under her spell.

Princess Nokia

Straight out of Harlem, Princess Nokia has not lost an ounce of her self-assuredness, attitude and her taste for music from the heart and soul. 25 years young and wise beyond her years, this Afro-Porta Rican rapper has been fighting the feminist battle from a tender age. And its through her strong, raw lyrics backed up by heavy beats that she’s decided to make a stand against patriarchal dictatorship and social injustice. As for her live show, well, this New Yorker with an impressive flow promises to be the real deal.

Loyle Carner

On the cover of his first album Yesterday’s Gone, Loyle Carner is smiling, surrounded by his friends and family – and even his dog. We’re far from the territory of overinflated egos that hip-hop usually basks in. The new hip-hop sensation from London raps holding his late father’s football shirt in hand, his flow has a maturity far beyond his years. Earnest, diligent, enthusiastic and talented…Loyle Carner is right at home on stage, and we’re jolly happy to feel part of it, if only for a moment.

Jacques

Jacque(s) has the knack of converting weird and wonderful sounds into fascinating minimalist electro. Tibetan bells, grinding stones, empty food cans… you name it, he’ll fiddle with it, unearthing a richness of sounds from everyday objects. It’s surprising what you can make from mundane objects, and just how good it sounds! The son of a forgotten 80s French pop star, Jacque(s) declares “Tout est magnifique.” His art-brut electro is the real deal, proving that he knows how to make the masses dance to the sound of broken glass and animals’ cries.

Tom Misch

Influenced by some of the greatest beatmakers (think American J-Dilla), Tom Misch’s groovy jazz oozes an irresistible funky sensibility. The Londoner’s hybrid beats and warm musical patterns conjure up seaside views and the deep blue sky. With only 22 years to his name, the incredibly talented Tom Misch has established himself on the effervescent electronic scene, racking up collaborations each more prestigious than the next. Get ready to see the Grande Halle transform into a giant chill-out room.

Princess Nokia

Straight out of Harlem, Princess Nokia has not lost an ounce of her self-assuredness, attitude and her taste for music from the heart and soul. 25 years young and wise beyond her years, this Afro-Porta Rican rapper has been fighting the feminist battle from a tender age. And its through her strong, raw lyrics backed up by heavy beats that she’s decided to make a stand against patriarchal dictatorship and social injustice. As for her live show, well, this New Yorker with an impressive flow promises to be the real deal.

Loyle Carner

On the cover of his first album Yesterday’s Gone, Loyle Carner is smiling, surrounded by his friends and family – and even his dog. We’re far from the territory of overinflated egos that hip-hop usually basks in. The new hip-hop sensation from London raps holding his late father’s football shirt in hand, his flow has a maturity far beyond his years. Earnest, diligent, enthusiastic and talented…Loyle Carner is right at home on stage, and we’re jolly happy to feel part of it, if only for a moment.

Jacques

Jacque(s) has the knack of converting weird and wonderful sounds into fascinating minimalist electro. Tibetan bells, grinding stones, empty food cans… you name it, he’ll fiddle with it, unearthing a richness of sounds from everyday objects. It’s surprising what you can make from mundane objects, and just how good it sounds! The son of a forgotten 80s French pop star, Jacque(s) declares “Tout est magnifique.” His art-brut electro is the real deal, proving that he knows how to make the masses dance to the sound of broken glass and animals’ cries.

Tom Misch

Influenced by some of the greatest beatmakers (think American J-Dilla), Tom Misch’s groovy jazz oozes an irresistible funky sensibility. The Londoner’s hybrid beats and warm musical patterns conjure up seaside views and the deep blue sky. With only 22 years to his name, the incredibly talented Tom Misch has established himself on the effervescent electronic scene, racking up collaborations each more prestigious than the next. Get ready to see the Grande Halle transform into a giant chill-out room.

Sônge

With only a four-track EP to her name, the young French artist has proved herself straightaway to be 2017’s pop revelation. Following in the footsteps of M.I.A and FKA Twigs, Sônge however frees herself from the shackles of such comparisons with her digital beats. Her voice has already crossed the Channel, conquering a demanding British public that’s far from lacking in Brit R&B talent. And it’s with this amazing power and maturity that she too dominates the stage.

Sônge

With only a four-track EP to her name, the young French artist has proved herself straightaway to be 2017’s pop revelation. Following in the footsteps of M.I.A and FKA Twigs, Sônge however frees herself from the shackles of such comparisons with her digital beats. Her voice has already crossed the Channel, conquering a demanding British public that’s far from lacking in Brit R&B talent. And it’s with this amazing power and maturity that she too dominates the stage.

The Black Madonna

Managing to earn respect in the testosterone-charged electro scene is no mean feat. However, it seems that Marea Stamper, aka The Black Madonna, no longer has anything to prove to her male counterparts – and to us neither, for that matter! A former resident of the well-known Smartbar in Chicago, she’s been electrifying sweaty crowds with her frenzied sets since the beginning of the noughties, and along the way she’s been baptised with the title of international Queen of House.

The Black Madonna

Managing to earn respect in the testosterone-charged electro scene is no mean feat. However, it seems that Marea Stamper, aka The Black Madonna, no longer has anything to prove to her male counterparts – and to us neither, for that matter! A former resident of the well-known Smartbar in Chicago, she’s been electrifying sweaty crowds with her frenzied sets since the beginning of the noughties, and along the way she’s been baptised with the title of international Queen of House.

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