ESNS 2019

January 16–19 2019
Action WBM
Groningen (NL)

Les artistes de Wallonie
et de Bruxelles

Wednesday 13.01
Sonnfjord
Sonnfjord
  • belgian pop
Phoenician Drive
Phoenician Drive
Blu Samu
Blu Samu
  • belgian hip hop
Glass Museum
Glass Museum
  • belgian modern jazz
There are two bands called Glass Museum. 1. The ultimate modern marriage between pure traditional jazz, orchestral arrangements, and the mathematics of electronic music, Belgian instrumental duo Glass Museum are set to release their sophomore album ‘Reykjavik’ on the 27th March via Sdban Ultra. Since 2016, Glass Museum’s raw, sunny energy has been uniting the surgical precision of the best contemporary jazz, à la Gogo Penguin and Badbadnotgood, with the electronic influences of Jon Hopkins or Floating Points. Read more on Last.fm
JUICY
JUICY
  • belgian hip hop
Juicy may refer to three acts: 1. Juicy was an American R&B band active throughout the 1980's, founded by the brother and sister duo Jerry and Katreese Barnes. The other members were: Wyatt Staton (guitar and lead vocals) Allison 'Ali Bob' Bragdon (tenor sax and vocals) and John 'Stovepipe' Tucker (drums and vocals). Their biggest hit was "Sugar Free", and peaked at #16 on Billboard's R&B charts in 1986. Katreese Barnes (January 3, 1963 - August 3 Read more on Last.fm
YellowStraps
YellowStraps
  • neo r&b

With support from COLORSxSTUDIOS, known for its highly-curated YouTube channel supported by over 4M fans, Belgium’s YellowStraps are making waves worldwide. Having been titled as “Most Promising Artist” at 2014’s Redbull Elektropedia Awards (BE), the electro-jazz, hip-hop duo went on to collaborate with artists and producers like Tobi Lou, Roméo Elvis, Le Motel, blackwave., ... Comprised of two self-taught brothers, Yvan (vocals) and Alban (guitar and beats), YellowStraps was raised by, and eventually dominated, the Belgian music scene. The duo is a true global act.

The hard work and dedication in creating a refined sound secured YellowStraps a place in festivals like Dour, Pukkelpop and The Great Escape (UK). In addition to COLORSxSTUDIOS, they’ve attracted top international tastemakers including Majestic Casual, Complex, Earmilk, The Sound You Need, Pigeons and Planes, ... Truly transcending both soul and electronic, YellowStraps ability to appeal to fans of both genres allows the duo to carve their own path. Many elements like drum grooves and warm beats and harmonies are found throughout the group’s music and it’s clear that the duo sticks by their ideology of continually challenging themselves.

As exploratory collaborators, there appears to be much flexibility for how YellowStraps will continue to push their project along. Drawing inspiration from artists like Tom Misch, Daniel Caesar, Jordan Rakei, River Tiber, Moonchild, ... YellowStraps are worth following.

Marc Melià
Marc Melià

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