Aka disco-punk electronica from DFA Records' James Murphy.The 'punk-funk' collective went on to great critical acclaim, receiving two Grammy nominations, shed-loads of media praise and worldwide tours before announcing their farewell concert in 2011, accompanied by the popular 'Shut Up And Play The Hits' documentary film. However, it wasn't farewell for long, as James re-emerged in 2015 and since then has continued to tour and record new material.
Three-piece from New York City who have supported both The Strokes and The White Stripes. With stripped-down minimalism, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs fashion sassy garage blues-punk out of little more than a few carefully chosen chords and singer Karen's schoolgirl trill-turned-tortured hyena howl.
Indie pop gets a French twist with this superb quartet. Although more obscure than their hugely successful label mates Air, you may have heard them on the Oscar-winning soundtrack for 'Lost In Translation'. It's quirky, sexy pop with an added dash of Parisian chic.
The Grammy Award winning indie rock band from Versailles, was founded by Thomas Mars, Deck d'Arcy, Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz.
As a DJ, producer and record label owner, Hawtin has created a sound which is now synonymous with the city of Detroit. His project 'Plastikman', originally signed to Nova Mute in 1993, has enjoyed considerable success with minimal, yet extremely danceable, techno recordings.
Wicked hip hop three piece based in Edinburgh, slinky in attitude, dosed up on dope beats. The NME once described them as being 'locked somewhere between De La Soul and 3T, but re-imagined for the hipster generation'.
Their debut 2014 album 'Dead' won the prestigious Mercury Music Prize award, fighting off competition from the likes of Damon Albarn, Bombay Bicycle Club and Royal Blood, while their 3rd album; 2018's 'Cocoa Sugar', was their highest charting album to date in the UK along with cracking the US Heatseekers chart.
The band also had 6 songs featured on the 'T2 Trainspotting' soundtrack, with director Danny Boyle describing it as "the heartbeat of the film".
English DJ/producer, in recent times a Berlin resident who has returned to his native London. Signed to Domino Records, he has firmly established himself as one of the leading figures in electronic music. He is that rare breed who has made a successful transition from club producer to album artist. His material has seen him collaborate with some the finest names in dance, from Lil Silva to Bonobo and Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl).
One of dance music’s finest live acts, the collaborative rotating door of personalities that makes up Hercules and Love Affair has always been a broad church. Ringmaster Andy Butler says he has only one consideration when assembling a new line-up for a pristine phase of his epic musical journey through the dynamics of past, present and future night-life. “The key to the Hercules project is that I don’t want people coming to the table with nothing to say.”
DJ Tennis born in the 70's and raised between New Jersey, Sicily and Parma in a family who paid just a passing attention to music. No relatives played any musical instruments, nor were there any around the home - music was never given any special amount of love in the Romano household. But despite this, and perhaps as a direct result of this, Romano's creative and artistic attitude has always centred around music: singing, creating and collecting weird and noisy musical instruments at every turn.
Without a doubt, Gerd Janson is one of the hottest talents on the German DJ circuit. The word has spread, and so hes travelling a lot as a DJ now and when not spinning records he is known as a prolific music journalist writing for Groove magazine or Spex.
International Indie/Electro-Pop 8-piece featuring members from Lancashire, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand and led by Japanese vocalist Orono. The Superorganism collective of musicians and pop culture junkies all met online but who now live together in East London. Their sound combines choppy up guitars, nature sounds, samples, wobbly synths and deadpan vocals. The world was first introduced to them with the idiosyncratic, technicolour pop of ’Something For Your M.I.N.D’ before signing to the prestigious Domino label and making a memorable appearance on Jools Holland's Later.... programme.
For fans of Moon Duo, Wooden Shjips, Bardo Pond.
Doyens of this "new psyche" buzztrap, Leeds band Hookworms sound like a thousand guitar pedals being hurled against the melting walls of some trans-dimensional disco. Think long, long jams, grounded in head-bobbing grooves, beneath a flurry of wailing, swirling-vortex guitar-riffs and fist-in-the-air vocal yelps... or maybe, a punkier variant of the My Bloody Valentine / Spacemen 3 / Mercury Rev genre with an added shot of hipshake adrenaline - only far more exciting and life-affirming.
Centered around the otherworldly voice of singer Max Colombie, O&TW's sound is both classic and futuristic. Electronic textures, deep, dark and sensual grooves, Erik Satie-like piano parts, incorporating minimal techno as well as luscious electro-r'n'b. Oscar and The Wolf are capturing the 'now' into sound with spectacular results.
Five-piece electronica outfit Vessels shook 2017 with “one of the year’s best dance music albums” (The Art Desk). Following career-defining sets at Berlin’s Berghain, Beat Herder and Simple Things, Vessels perform live in The Lantern with all the “beat-driven sensibility and deftness of arrangement” (Loud and Quiet) we have come to expect.
Taking the lead from Caribou, Jon Hopkins and Four Tet, Vessels make music that is clever, intricate and “stupidly enjoyable” (Drowned in Sound).A new start for the Leeds band formerly known as A Day Left, expect some brilliantly catchy and ferociously intelligent noises in the same vein as Aerogramme and Oceansize.
London rapper taking his inspiration from Skepta, Kele (Bloc Party) and Lily Allen. Skepta, Virgil Abloh and even Elton John have all professed their love for his music.
"Tracks like the hazy and skittish 4am sound like they could’ve been produced by Andre 3000, while BADlands has so much streetwise energy it could’ve come from Mike Skinner himself" - Vice Magazine
Two Feet is the solo project of New York City musician Bill Dess. Two Feet’s hazy and mellow sound nods to contemporary artists like Chet Faker, Darkside, and Citizen Cope, with low-key electronic beats that are as subtle as they are unshakeable. But the core of much of his music is based on jazz / blues influences.
A multi-instrumentalist, Dess studied piano and composition. He writes, plays, sings, and produces all his own music in his studio. 'Before Two Feet I was producing a kind of electronic music, but I was listening to a lot of blues music, which I’ve always loved. I found myself focusing on learning how to play blues guitar', Dess explained. 'So, when I decided to start a new project, all the influences came together'.
With additional hints of indie rock and R&B, Dess blends and bends genres and sounds to create music that is uniquely his own.
English quartet Yonaka combine heavy riffs, melodic hooks, and on-stage punk furor like the wild spawn of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Royal Blood. The Brighton-based band, comprising vocalist Theresa Jarvis, guitarist George Edwards, bassist Alex Crosby and drummer Robert Mason, met in college while each member played in different bands. They got together in 2014 and quickly gained a reputation for their formidable live shows.