Today, we announce three final line-up additions for Le Guess Who? 2018, including a performance by British electronic musician/producer Blanck Mass. We are also sharing some venue hosts during the festival; find their descriptions below & see when/where they are hosting in our downloadable time schedules.
Since the release of his self-titled debut in 2011, Benjamin John Power, aka Blanck Mass, has demonstrated his versatility as an experimental drone/ambient musician and producer. Apart from being one half of the Fuck Buttons duo, his collaborations range from The London Symphony Orchestra and Zola Jesus to touring with Sigur Rós and Slowdive. Accompanied by impressive visuals, a Blanck Mass live show is always an otherworldly experience, rich in both melodic composition and textural exploration.
Diving headfirst into genres like shoegaze, post-rock, noise and black metal, Bliss Signal unleashes a claustrophobic blast of furious energy. The project marks the collaboration between two experimental artists: grime producer Jack Adams (Mumdance), and black metal and electronic musician James Kelly (WIFE), who released their debut album in September 2018. Despite having different backgrounds, the duo succeeds in keepings its extremes in constant balance.
Operating on a crossroad between genres like rock, jazz and avant-garde, Schnellertollermeier execute with great precision, skill and clarity. With instrumental power at the heart of their music, they develop melodies and musical ideas into mind-dazzling, highly complex compositions. At the same time though, their music contains as much explosive force as beauty and depth.
AJABU (Thursday, Pandora Foyer)
Focused on finding the good in leftfield, world grooves, funk, brasil, afro and all things percussive.
Palo Santos & Coco Maria (Friday, Pandora Foyer)
Diggers Palo Santo Discos & Coco Maria. They’re sharing their favorite Brazilian wax finds and more South-, Central-American & Caribbean grooves.
Gonzo (circus) (Friday, Pandora)
Gonzo (circus) is a magazine focusing on music and art in the current context. Some of their team members will host the best contemporary and innovative music in the world.
Meduse Magiq (Friday, Stadsschouwburg)
Amsterdam based label, sound and art collective intoxicating the world with love for music.
Festival Magia (Friday, EKKO)
Festival Magia is the annual celebration of some of international music’s most interesting names, a festival created by Arp Frique in the heart of Rotterdam, which featured artists from Wally Badarou to Mdou Moctar, from Awesome Tapes From Africa to Digital Zandoli.
Eager Waves Records (Friday, De Helling)
Local record label and dj collective sharing their favorite fuzzy tunes, forgotten nuggets and personal picks of the psych-pop wonderland.
Evolution (Friday, De Pastoe Fabriek)
Utrecht’s finest radio platform for jazz, funk, elektronica and hiphop tunes.
Disco Horizontes (Saturday, Pandora Foyer)
This crew is always digging the raw and unpolished sounds from all over the globe, such as Thai molam music, Jamaican rocksteady, Turkish psych, Persian rock or Ghanese highlife and many other raw, exotic, funky or transcendental cosmic tunes.
Bant Mag (Saturday, Pandora)
An independent music, film and arts magazine from Istanbul. Expect to hear some contemporary and old Turkish tunes with some experimental, free and abstract sounds blending in.
Red Light Radio (Saturday, Poema)
Hidden among the rabble-rousing tourists and historic canals, Red Light Radio (RLR) is an online seminal DIY radio booth squat and international music platform based in the middle of Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
Dr. Kiko & Friends (Sunday, Pandora Foyer)
Insanely knowledgeable about all things shoegaze, opium psychedelic and twee, Dr Kiko has spun tunes at Primavera Sound, ATP Festivals around the world and you haven’t.
Spazz Records (Sunday, WAS.)
The label is an initiative of music fanatics from Rotterdam. Both have been sharing a love for 7″ vinyl singles for years, with a strong preference for garage, surf, punk rock and rhythm & blues.