All good things must come to an end, but that doesn’t mean they can’t go out with a bang. The Unsound Festival’s closing party boasts a lineup with Napszyklat, Sun Araw vs. Heat Wave, Eltron John and a live set from Maria Minerva. The Estonian producer, who currently lives and studies in London, recently released some of the most thought-provoking music that we’ve heard in a while on the always on-point 100% Silk and Not Not Fun. She’s playing a live set for her first NYC show where we anticipate her spaced-out avant-pop sounds will translate well to the dancefloor – for a preview of what you’re in for, check out the mix she made for FACT magazine here. Everything kicks off this Sunday at 8:45 at Glasslands Gallery for only $10, full details here. In the meantime, follow the jump to read a little interview we did with Maria as a preview of her performance.
The Unsound Festival is upon us, and even though it just started, last night’s performance by Hype Williams and Actress already has everyone talking. One of the festival’s best moments is set to happen this Saturday at the Bass Mutations party, hosted by Percussion Lab and Dub War. Among the lineup (which includes Sepalcure, Nguzunguzu, Throwing Snow, 2562, and Teeth) is Atlanta’s Distal, one of bass music’s finest when it comes to stepping between genres in new ways we didn’t realize were possible. He released one of the catchiest singles of 2011 with Boss of the South, and is preparing for the imminent release of his first full-length, Civilization, on Tectonic. We’re looking very forward to seeing him Saturday (you can get tickets here), and got the chance to ask him a few questions – as if we needed to be more excited for the weekend. Follow the jump to hear what Distal had to say and to stream one of this singles for Tectonic, Angry Acid.
Yet again, Unsound festival continues to impress, this time with a newly unveiled playlist hosted on HypeMachine which lets you play music from almost every artist scheduled to appear at the festival this year. The player, which you can see above or check out on the HypeMachine site, has 35 tracks (with more coming soon) from artists like Julia Holter, Hype Williams, Ital, Monolake, 2562, Sepalcure, Teeth, Throwing Snow, Nguzunguzu, Distal, and more. The festival kicks off on April the 18th and goes until the 22nd. For more details, click here. To see a poster for the festival, follow the jump.
Each year the Unsound festival brings new, boundary-pushing music to New York, and this year’s lineup promises even more of the same. The Bass Mutations party presented by Percussion Lab & Dub War, happening April 21st in Brooklyn, boasts a jealousy-inciting lineup for anyone who’s unlucky enough to have to miss out. New York’s own Sepalcure will be playing a live A/V set, and both 2562 and Teeth will be making their live US debuts. Atlanta’s Distal, whose album is imminently dropping on Tectonic, will be DJing, as will UK-based Throwing Snow, and the talented en-vogue duo Nguzunguzu. Advance tickets are already available through Resident Advisor, and we suggest getting them very soon. Follow the jump for a full show poster and location details.
New York/Krakow-based Unsound festival announced its third edition just last month, with confirmed artists including Hype Williams, Ital, Demdlike stare, and more. The newest additions to the lineup, announced yesterday, include 2562, Nguzunguzu, Laurel Halo, Sepalcure, Throwing Snow, and several others. The Unsound festivities will take place from April 18th to the 22nd at venues across New York. In addition to the festival, there will be more unusual and experimental programming available free to the public through Unsound LABS. For more information and a complete list of announced acts, check the festival’s official site here. To see our coverage of last year’s Unsound festival, click here.