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Fakear

Fakear is Théo Le Vigoreux – an uncannily suitable name for a young producer whose energy is seemingly limitless. At 24 years old, Fakear has already taken his globally-tuned dance music across the world, playing shows from London to Tokyo, supporting Bonobo and selling out Paris’ prestigious Olympia in 2015. The journey that’s led to 2016 and his debut album, Animal, has been three years and 4 EPs long. Before long he’d joined a ska-punk band with Gabriel Legeleux, who’d go on to become fellow rising star in French electronic music, Superpoze. By 2013, he’d kindled a buzz in Cargo de Caen, creating a reputation under the name of Fakear His electronic collages were inspired by influences as divergent but inspiring as the post-dubstep scene in London, and the films of Miyazaki. Subsequent single “La Lune Rousse” gained millions of listeners across Spotify, Soundcloud and French radio, and this helped him to debut on the international level. It was in this new setting that Fakear crafted his debut album Animal. The album title recalls the wolf silhouette that he has tattooed on his forearm. Chez Fakear, the machines never filter the instincts. Animal ranges from the flamenco refrain of “Sheer-Khan”, through the original composition with Andreya Triana on “Light Bullet”, to a stunning collaboration with Rae Morris, a new pop star in-the-making with whom Fakear maintains an elegant complicity. Throughout the album, Fakear ensured that his electronic methodology enhanced, rather than limited his raw instinct. In the studio as on the boards, Fakear’s music is lively, incarnated and instinctive.

Princess Nokia

Princess Nokia is the alias of rapper Destiny Frasqueri. The New York native’s proud individualism is related in a confrontational, often-humorous style across conceptually varied projects such as 1992, A Girl Cried Red, and the simultaneously issued Everything Sucks and Everything Is Beautiful, all of which have been self-released. Before they named themselves after a brand of phone made available to low-income earners in the U.S., Frasqueri went by the names Destiny and Wavy Spice, collaborated with the likes of Ratking, and became known for offhanded tracks such as “Bitch I’m Posh” and “Yaya.” After label interest heightened their skepticism of the music industry, they changed their alias to Princess Nokia and built a fan base with the mixtapes Metallic Butterfly and Honeysuckle, as well as an EP, 1992. A remastered and expanded edition of 1992, 1992 Deluxe, arrived on the Rough Trade label almost exactly a year after the original edition, and registered on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Frasqueri toured extensively – including club and festival dates across Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Oceania, and the U.S. – in support of the release. The following year, Frasqueri issued the mixtape A Girl Cried Red, a cathartic synthesis of cloud rap and pop-punk. After some intermediary singles, they simultaneously issued Everything Sucks and Everything Is Beautiful, half-hour LPs showcasing contrasting sides of their personality.

Franky Wah

A native of Yorkshire, Franky Wah cites the likes of Claptone, Maceo Plex,Steve lawler and Lee Foss as influences. Emerging on the scene last year with the House Party EP – attaining the title of Beatport No 1 release, his name is growing rapidly in to being a well recognised one, having been highlighted in the globally recognised IDJ magazine and the famous DMC Magazine. With 4 out of his 5 releases in 2018 all hitting both the Traxsource and Beatport top 20 it has landed him performances in all over the U.K and America and he quickly got snapped up to perform at Budafest in late August, joining the likes of Camelphat, Solardo and Richy Ahmed. 2018 will also see him support acts such as Amine Edge and Dance, Skream, Jey Kurmis and Hott Like Detroit, as well as making his debut for the amazing Zoo Project. Franky Wah has gained an impressive array of support from DJ’s such as Steve Lawler,Hot since 82, Claptone, Claude von stroke, Roger Sanchez, Josh Butler, Paco Osuna, Oscarl, Toca Disco, Detlef, Joris Voorn, Riva Starr, Joseph Capriati and De La Swing to name a few. Not only venturing around the world to entertain the masses, he hosts nights up and down the country – “Franky Wah and Friends” these nights have been massively successful, selling out every time.

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Angèle

Angèle Joséphine Aimée Van Laeken]; born 3 December 1995), better known by her stage name Angèle , is a Belgian singer-songwriter and musician.
The daughter of the singer Marka and of the actress Laurence Bibot.
Angèle spent a difficult adolescence in a strict Catholic school before attending the Decroly School.
She gave her first performances in cafés around Brussels.
A second single “Je veux tes yeux” was released in early 2018. In the same year, Angèle released her third single, “La Thune”. In 2019, Angele became one of the most sought for artists in France and Belgium and affirmed her feminism with the song “Balance ton quoi” in reference to the French #metoo movement, Balance ton porc. Angèle is a fan of Ella Fitzgerald and Hélène Ségara. The D6bels Music Awards is a musical event organized by RTBF, a public radio and television service of the French Community of Belgium. The MIA’s, in full Music Industry Awards, are Flemish music prizes that are awarded by the VRT in collaboration with Music Centre Flanders. Victoires de la Musique is an annual French award ceremony where the Victoire accolade is delivered by the French Ministry of Culture to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry that recognizes the best musical artists of the year.  The awards are the French equivalent to the Grammy Awards and the Brit Awards for music, and it is one of the major awards in France.

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