Sonic Visions Music Lab & Festival Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:17:37 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 KIKESA, TAMINO, LOLO ZOUAÏ AND MANY MORE CONFIRMED! Wed, 10 Oct 2018 12:21:20 +0000

Sonic Visions is happy to announce 8 new artists for its 11th edition on 16th and 17th November 2018.

What’s new on Friday 16 NOV? 

HEARTS HEARTS – This is ultra-intelligent pop from a band that have found their true voice. Somewhere between happiness and sadness, energy and lethargy, electronica and rock – that’s where you’ll find Hearts Hearts.

LOLO ZOUAÏ – The 23-year-old singer-songwriter released her breakout single, “High Highs to Low Lows”, at the end of Sept. 2017, which has since racked up millions of plays worldwide and was chosen as the first track on Spotify’s ‘Fresh Finds Best of 2017’ playlist.

KIKESA – Enfant terrible des années 90, Kikesa s’impose comme un condensé de pop culture et de musique, catalysant ses influences dans un son, un flow et une attitude unique : le nouveau hippie.

HYMMJ –Berlin-based HYMMJ combine modern Indie-Rock and New Wave, influenced by 70’s Psychedelic and Blues.

What’s new on Saturday 17 NOV?

COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE – When asked about their undefinable genre they might break out in a cold sweat, but they love to space out in the vacuum between epic jazz and electronic Hip-hop.

JOSEPHINE – Influenced by artists like Alice Phoebe Lou, Amy Winehouse, and Alabama Shakes, she tries to tell a personal story in her songs, all with a groovy sauce about it.

TAMINO – Of Belgian, Egyptian and Lebanese heritage, the 21-year-old musician Tamino’s British debut single is a song of such startling, visceral, sit-up-and-listen power, it is as if the singer has arrived, out of nowhere, fully formed.

C’EST KARMA – c’est Karma has already opened for Milky Chance or, played as support for bartleby delicate. her smooth and smoky voice cuts right through every venue. a mix of „Daughter’s“ intimacy and the power of a young unstoppable Sinead O’Connor: c’est karma continues to baffle audiences in luxembourg with her music and voice.

Get your tickets here.

]]> Sigrid cancelled Fri, 03 Aug 2018 10:01:15 +0000 We regret to announce that Sigrid will be unable to perform at Sonic Visions Festival due to a scheduling conflict. Official statement below:

Due to an unforeseen clash in Sigrid’s schedule we unfortunately need to cancel the show in Luxembourg 17. November.

CUCO, MAHALIA, MARIBOU STATE AND MANY MORE CONFIRMED! Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:58:00 +0000 Sonic Visions is happy to announce 8 new artists for its 11th edition on 16th and 17th November 2018.

What’s new on Friday 16 NOV? 

SOIA – Melancholic and gentle, then demanding and powerful, Soia’s vocals oscillate between Soul and Electronic Hip Hop, dancing effortlessly over the Dilla-esque beats and beautiful harmonization of Mez.

MUDAZE – Excited about the connection between jazz, classic and electronic music, what passionates him, and where Mudaze distinguishes himself from others; constantly busy extending
his own repertoire.

MARIBOU STATE – Intrigued by the dynamics of electronic music for the dancefloor as much as with the richness and human quality of live instrumentation and song-craft, they have worked tirelessly to evolve and forge a unique, compelling and deeply soulful marriage of the organic and the synthetic, showcased on their forthcoming debut album Portraits.

MAHALIA – Based in Birmingham, England, Mahalia is Mahalia Burkmar, an alt-R&B/soul singer and songwriter who counts Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill among her biggest influences.

XAMVOLO – In the last 12 months, the 23-year-old artist has risen to the attention of critics and music fans the world over thanks to his impressionist reimaginings of neo-soul, jazz and pop. He’s played Glastonbury, sold out a headline London show, and been compared with everyone from D’Angelo to Anderson Paak.

THECOLORGREY – Enter TheColorGrey (a.k.a. Grey – °1994) from Antwerp, Belgium. A 23 year old urban singer/rapper/songwriter/producer of Belgian-Congolese origin whose English raps and sung harmonies combine a tight flow with smooth, laidback vibes, soulful beats and thoughtful lyrics.

What’s new on Saturday 17 NOV?

CUCO – With the recent drop of his EP Chiquito and a busy 2018 touring schedule featuring appearances at Coachella, Governors Ball, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits it’s looking like a life-altering year for Hawthorne’s Cuco.

MOGLEBAUM – Organic electronic beats, vocal-samples and the sound of analogue synthesizers a la` Flume & James Blake meet soulful vocals, infectious drums and saxophone. Futuristic pop-music with a passion for detail.

More to come. Stay tuned!

SONIC VISIONS at Primavera Pro 2018: promoting Luxembourg at Spain’s most important music industry meeting Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:53:17 +0000 It is now the fifth year in a row that Luxembourg’s music conference and festival Sonic Visions has presented a high level discussion panel at the Primavera Pro conference in Barcelona. Driven by innovation and a strong desire to make music industry and tech topics accessible for artists, musicians and creative entrepreneurs, Sonic Visions made the decision to focus on one of 2018’s most discussed topics: Blockchain technology and its opportunities for the music and creative industries.

The panel composed of three experts – Olivier Zephir (Technoport Incubator: Luxembourg), 
Sammy Andrews (Deviate, UK) and Turo Pekari (Teosto Futures Lab, Finland) – and moderated by UK based artist manager Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt (IMMF), gave the audience the chance to see how Blockchain is currently being used by artists and music professionals such as Imogen Heap and Björk and what scenarios we might expect to see in the future.

“Participating in Primavera Pro gives us the opportunity to position certain topics that will be part of the focus of our conference in November and also further improve our networking with the music industry professionals and artists from the South of Europe. With Luxembourg bridging some of Europe’s most important music markets, our participation at the Primavera Pro conference as a panel host is part of a broader strategy to position Sonic Visions and Luxembourg as one of the creative hotspots for music, tech, innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe.” says Sonic Visions conference coordinator Sam Reinard.

Sonic Visions conference and music festival takes place on 16 and 17 November 2018 in Esch / Alzette (Luxembourg). Once again it will give the opportunity to discuss the most relevant topics for artists and music professionals and to also showcase some of the best music made in Luxembourg.

As part of Primavera Sound, one of Luxembourg’s most promising electronic music acts Napoleon Gold performed two sets on June 1st in front of international industry professionals and an impressive festival crowd with the support of the Luxembourg Export Office Music:LX. Napoleon Gold will also perform at this year’s edition of Sonic Visions.

Sonic Visions goes Primavera Tue, 15 May 2018 14:32:22 +0000 Sonic Visions will return to Barcelona to host a panel atthe music conference Primavera Pro. This year’s session will take place on May 30 and discusses the blockchain ecosystems for artists and the music industry.

30 May 2018 / 16:00 – 17:00 / CCCB (Auditori)

Blockchain appears to offer the potential of a faster and more transparent experience for anyone involved with creating or interacting with music. Decentralised and accessible data, smart contracts instead of music industry middlemen and more transparency for rights holders and artists are some of the things associated with blockchain technology.

This panel will take a closer look at how blockchain technology can be used or is already being used by musicians, creators and music professionals today. What do you need to know or who do you have to work with as an emerging artist or creator to most benefit from the potential? Who are the users and who are the innovators?

Olivier Zephir (Technoport Incubator)
Sammy Andrews (Deviate)
Turo Pekari (Teosto Futures Lab)

Moderator: Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt (IMMF)

More information can be found here.

ANGELE, SIGRID, NAPOLEON GOLD AND MANY MORE CONFIRMED! Thu, 03 May 2018 19:50:53 +0000 Sonic visions is happy to announce 6 new artists: ANGELE, AVEC, SIGRID, NAPOLEON GOLD, BARTLEBY DELICATE and MNNQNS for its 11th edition on 16th and 17th November 2018.

What’s new on Friday 16 NOV? 

NAPOLEON GOLD with its unique mix between electronic sounds, guitars, piano, percussion and subtle improvisation.

MNNQNS will rock the stage with their new  EP “Advertisement”.

Also on Friday: Moha La Squale and MAZ! 

What’s new on Saturday 17 NOV?

ANGELE – it’s now the turn for the young Angèle to perform on the Sonic Visions stage, after her brother Romeo Elvis delivered an epic performance at last year’s edition. She presents a singular, urban univers and her famous song “La loi de Murphy”.

SIGRID – hailed as the new norwegian star, SIGRIF will present her international success single  “Don’t Kill My Vibe”.

AVEC – The Austrian 22-year-old songstress with her recent album « Heaven / Hell »

BARTLEBY DELICATE will be back at Sonic Visions after a captivating performance last year with his delicate melodies

Also on Saturday: Eddy De Pretto, Juicy, Say Yes Dog

More artists will be announced very soon. Stay tuned!

Want to attend Sonic Visions as a music professional? Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:45:36 +0000 You are a music professional and want to attend Sonic Visions, the festival and also the conference? You want to check out  what music made in Luxembourg sound like, all part of a hand-picked line-up with some of the hottest upcoming acts from all over Europe? And of course you want to meet music professionals from here and the rest of Europe in order to meet, discuss, network and learn from each other? We can help you getting here: Applications for attending the conference are open now on the INES website!

INES Band Applications now open Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:16:53 +0000 We are happy to announce that the band applications for the INES talent program are now open for this year’s edition of our festival. INES talent bands can apply to play until 30 June via the gigmit platform.

Tickets on sale now Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:00:35 +0000 Tickets for this year’s edition of Sonic Visions are available now. You can choose between the following ticket types:

Festival Ticket: 2 Days Festival pass for all concerts
Friday Ticket: All concerts on Friday 16th November
Saturday Ticket: All concerts on Saturday 17th November

We’re also introducing Friendly Tickets for groups of 4 people:

Friendly Ticket (Friday): All concerts on Friday 16th November for 4 people + 4 drink vouchers
Friendly Ticket (Saturday): All concerts on Saturday 17th November for 4 people + 4 drink vouchers

More information here

First names revealed Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:55:17 +0000 Sonic Visions is proud to announce first acts to perform at the 11th edition of the Sonic Visions Festival on 16th and 17th November 2018.

On Friday, November 16, Moha La Squale will hit the stage. The French rapper gained widespread popularity in France in early 2018 and will present his first album Bendero.

The same day, Luxembourgish newcomer rapper Maz who recently released his 15-track debut album “Immortalisation” at a sold-out Rockhal Floor, will deliver another of his mind-blowing performances.

On Saturday 17th of November, young Eddy de Pretto will be at the stage with his a breath of fresh air. By intertwining Frank Ocean, Kanye West and Claude Nougaro amongst his influences, he is venturing into new territories and blends together traditional French chanson to edge-cutting new-RB. Unfiltered, raw and sexual, he calls together nights, party and drugs in a very direct way.

Sonic Visions will also present Belgian r&b newcomer duo Julie Rens and Sasha Vovk alias Juicy, as well as Luxembourg’s export artist of the year Say Yes Dog. Expect enticing electronic pop filled to the brim with clever hooks, funky basslines and some melancholic touches.

More acts will be announced very soon.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday 6 April at 10:00