J NICS (Born Justin Nicholas) was birthed in the heart of Miami at North Shore Hospital. He grew up bouncing around throughout different parts of Miami via Carol City, Liberty City, Norland (Uptown Dade), and Little Haiti. Living in a single parent household, he maintained a very distant relationship with his biological father. His stepfather ended up going to prison when he was growing up so his mother was forced to be absent from home, working in order to provide for her 3 children.
Ivan & The Parazol is a Hungarian rock’n’roll band. Formed in 2010, the group consists of five members. Their 21. century beat music incorporates influences from the the 60’s-70’s new wave genres.
The garage rock band’s first hit “Take My Hand”, was a
chart success for months on MR 2 Petőfi Radio, and reached No. 1. Foreign music blogs have caught their name, and the song has been played on radio stations abroad. After 3 music videos and an EP, their debut album „Mama don’t you rtecognize Ivan & The
Islet are an experimental and psychedelic group from Wales with a vision of limitless possibilities through the simple joy of exploration.
Their explosive live performances are marked by the refusal to stand still, rotating between instruments, fluctuating from blistering to gentle and always fizzing with sheer enjoyment that comes through making music. A set may start out with ghostly choirs and wisp-on-the-wind vocals, skip through noise rock and end up ferocious post-punk. Or they may beguile onlookers with ritualistic chants, meandering into the crowd.
Gripin was formed in the year 2000 and has 4 band members. Birol Namoglu on vocals, Arda Inceoglu on bass and keyboards, Murat Basdogan on guitars and Ilker Balic on drums. They compose and write all their own music which is in the pop-rock genre.
Presently situated at the heart of the East Vancouver's creative breeding ground, Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq come from Nelson, BC and Montreal with distinct perspectives. Outside of music, Slade utilizes his communications degree from UBC in the Bass Coast Festival's marketing department. When Ricq's not making music, he is a producer, designer, writer and director for animated children's TV shows with worldwide distribution. He's also an illustrative visual artist.
Intergalactic Lovers are Belgians with a nose for stunning pop music. Their debut 'Greetings & Salutations' received unanimous high praise from both press and public earlier this year and the singles 'Fade Away', 'Delay', 'Shewolf' and 'Howl' were all radio hits. Their mix of melodious - sometimes intimate other times adventurous - pop music, together with the unique voice of singer Lara Chedraoui, enchants both young and old. That would explain why the version of 'Delay' that they recorded for Studio Brussel has already been viewed more than 400,000 times on YouTube.
Inﬂuenced by the romantic movement of the seventies, Agrupacion
Cariño jumped to fame in 2010 as they musicalized the television
series "Soy tu fan". With a diverse selection of genres, the group
provokes immediate taste of what music was for our parents or
grandparents. The Agrupacion Cariño appeared in 2007 seeking to
revolutionize the love song with melodies such as "La salida" and
"Espero que te acuerdes de mí" amongst others. Agrupación Cariño
has participated in festivals such as Vive Latino 2011, Vive Grupero
2010 and 2011 as well as in Cumbre Tajin 2011. In 2012 the group
Hailing from Providence RI and formed in 2006, Howl is a thick, sludgey doom metal band made up of Vincent Hausman, Josh Durocher-Jones, Robert Icaza, and Tim St. Amour. After graduating together from Rhode Island School of Design, Hausman and St. Amour decided to focus their efforts on what had previously been a hobby, their college band. They derived their name from a Allen Ginsberg's poem "Beat Generation" and quickly began writing riff based metal, heavy enough to move earth.
His Clancyness is the solo project of Canadian-born, Italy based singer-songwriter Jonathan Clancy. His solo project started to gain recognition on the internet when he released slowed down, shoegaze inflected cover of Wavves' "So Bored" and continued to generate buzz with a series of his own catchy, dream-pop blog hits. Jonathan is the front-man of A Classic Education (Lefse) and has released splits with the likes of Shimmering Stars (Hardly Art) and the Babies (Vivian Girls/ Woods).