Content from 2013

Naja Rosa - "Smoke Clears": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Danish singer/songwriter Naja Rosa\'s sound may be reminiscent and with the spirit of the Rock-ish Blues 60s and 70s, but unmistakably renews a classic blend of rhythms to make them relevant to new ears of today. Similar to the moody sound of a Tarantino soundtrack, giving remembrance to the likes of Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin her vocals are deep, soulful and pure. These strong, melodic songs can take you from a rockin\' and rollin\' crazy Saturday night to a bluesy Sunday.

Jamie N Commons - "The Preacher": SXSW 2012 Showcasing Artist

Born in Bristol UK, Jamie N Commons moved to Chicago with his family when he was six and it was there that he developed a deep love for the American music. The first gig his father took him to was the Allman Brothers: \"I have strong memories of strange-smelling smoke and the guy next to us howling like a wolf.\" recalls Jamie. Now the 24 year old singer counts Elvis Costello among his fans. His first UK release was nominated for the BBC Sound Poll of 2012, and after a summer of playing festivals all over Europe, \"Jamie recently

IRONTOM - "Mind My Halo": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

IRONTOM emerged at the beginning of the year with an intent on forging a presence for themselves on the Los Angeles music scene. With influences ranging from Led Zeppelin to the Arctic Monkeys, the music exhibits a variety of styles and sounds on top of a classic sensibility for song writing. IRONTOM brings a big show. With a sound that is focused and certain, and songs that truly captivate their growing followers, the band is no commemoration of rock and roll but rather a confident new incarnation of it.

Dubbel Dutch - "Self Help Riddim": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Brooklyn selector Dubbel Dutch is impervious to the crutches of genres, though a student of many of them. An accomplished producer of cosmic tone poems and club anthems from the abyss, many claim his now classic Throwback 12" on Palms Out Sounds saved their lives--or at least taught them a lesson in modern retrofitting. A chemistry of pre-hispanic shaman cries, YouTube videos of American microcosms, and 90s UK rave flyers make up his aesthetic. On Hymn, his debut EP for Mixpak, his methods havenʼt changed, but rather have become more refined.

EL MATO UN POLICIA MOTORIZADO - "Día de los muertos": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

EL MATO UN POLICIA MOTORIZADO is an indie rock band from La Plata, Argentina. Formed by Santiago Motorizado (bass and vocals), Dra. Muerte (drums), Pantro Puto (guitar), Niño Elefannte (guitar) and Chatran Chatran (keyboards), the band combines punk rock with noise rock and distorted guitars. Among the influences, the band name bands as Pixies, Ramones, Weezer, Sonic Youth and the Velvet Underground.

Bipolaroid - "Supernatural Beauty": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Spearheaded by singer/songwriter/guitarist Ben Glover and drummer King Louie Bankston, the group play delta psychedelic music influenced by Syd Barrett and the 13th Floor Elevators, delivering odes to dissociation, time machines, looking glasses, the fifth dimension, and the like on both space rockers and more fey orchestrated pop-psychedelia.Their latest LP, Twin Language, is due out Spring 2013 on Get Hip Recordings.

Shugo Tokumaru - "Katachi": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Shugo Tokumaru is a Japanese singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who debuted in May 2004 in America with his album Night Piece. He creates every aspect of his music, including the lyrics, music, arrangements, recording and mixing. He is known for the variety of instruments he uses in his music, using over 100 different traditional and non-traditional instruments in his recordings.