Raphael Saadiq is a Grammy Award winning musician, songwriter and go-to collaborator / producer for some of the biggest names in R&B. Solange Knowles, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, Ne-Yo and Miguel are among the many artists who turn to Saadiq for his deep musicality, contemporary creative vision and encyclopedic knowledge of timeless pop music.
Villagers writes with unabashed romance about technology on its newest full-length player with the traditionally cryptic title The Art Of Pretending To Swim. Or, more specifically, how technology restrains daily life and hides our own helplessness. O ‘Brien is a ponderer, never afraid to tackle the tough issues, and that cerebral charm always makes Villagers all the more stunning.
After a three-year hiatus, dEUS front man Tom Barman, returns with his jazz-rock-infused, genre-bending side project, TaxiWars, and new single ‘Sharp Practice’: a deeply impulsive, energetic groove that steams jazz with late eighties hip-hop beats, the single is taken from the band’s upcoming album ‘Artificial Horizon’, released later this year.
American duo Sofi Tukker (Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern) craft throbbing, ’90s house-inspired jungle pop. Hawley-Weld and Halpern met in Providence, Rhode Island, while attending Brown University. Soon after, the solo artists joined forces and composed their first song, “Drinkee,” which became an international hit.
Balthazar returned this year with the illustrious Fever, an album that sounds quintessentially like Balthazar: sonorous, warm-blooded, dosed and flawlessly performed. On the other hand, the band carefully ventures into the world of obscure seventies disco, French pop, exotic music, film music and Madchester acid house.
The name Jools Holland is almost synonymous with music. Holland is best known as the iconic host of ‘Later … With Jools Holland’, where artists from all parts come together on equal footing. At the same time, the man is a gifted pianist who has mastered all styles to perfection from the age of eight and onwards.
Brimming with powerful synth hooks, rousing rhythmic patterns and expertly juxtaposed intensities, Weval’s music lends itself rather well to a live setting – but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it follows the prime-time rule-book of constant „in-your-face“ power play.
West Coast band Venice are returning to the Netherlands in the Spring of 2020! With a brand new show and a full band line up, playing new songs from their latest album ‘Jacranda Street’ but also reaching back to many of the Venice favorites that started their European journey.
tindersticks, one of the most legendary bands from the alternative music scene with roots in both soul and jazz will present their new album to Rotterdam in venue De Doelen on Friday May 1st. Tickets for this seated show are available now!