Sorry men, the music year 2018 belongs to the women. At least when you look at this year’s line-up of Eurosonic Noorderslag. Probably the first festival of the year, the trendsetting happening in Groningen, Netherlands, offers a stage for more than 100 emerging bands from all over Europe. And surprisingly many artists were women.
The super-group 5K HD from Vienna travel from Jazz to Pop to Electronica with ease, They remind us very much of Portishead, while they are still creating their very own sound. We feel so honored to welcome our first Austrian musicians as our Artists of the Week #31.
There are the CD and vinyl limited and collectors editions, of course. But those are mostly only meant to sell a record a second time to an artist’s fans. But what is much more interesting, are personalized copies.
I personally know these from the cassette movement in the early 80s. I still have a box of them at home. Some of the artists are well known, like The Cleaners From Venus. For some, it was a start in a new career, like Everything But The Girl‘s Tracey Thorne with the Marine Girls. But most of the bands are only known by a few dozen people.
What was so unique about the cassette movement, was that the tapes were copied at home, the cover manually copied and often hand colored. A thing that is not possible with vinyl, and was not possible with CDs back then.
These personalized releases, born out of necessity, is now taken a step further by an artist called Spruke from Buffalo, New York.
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Wep One, our 24th Artist of the Week, is an American Hip Hop artist and producer residing in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. Combining elements of Rap, Hip Hop, Metal and Electronica, he writes intense music that resonates in the spaces between genres, rather than strictly adhering to them. The results are heavy sonic playgrounds where his aggressive vocals can thrive.