Content from 2013

Paceshifters - "Davis": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Paceshifters is a Dutch Rock Trio. Founded in 2008 with in the back of their heads their love for bands like: Dinosaur JR, Smashing Pumpkins, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, but also Ramones and Motörhead. They Released their debut album on Suburban Records in 2010 which was mainly PunkRock but shifted towards Heavy Rock on their 2nd album. * Bandmembers * Paul Dokman -- Vocals/Bass Seb Dokman -- Vocals/Guitar Koen Klarenbeek -- Drums/Percussion * New CD "Home" produced by Ed Stasium *

Paul Couture - "Loose Control": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

When it comes to Paul Couture, he's no amateur to the music game. He stays busy doing shows and traveling around the country working with top notch artists that you're probably jamming on your IPod right now. This producer, song writer and collaborative artist has performed with artists such as LMFAO, FKi, Shawzy & Cisco, reggae legend Don Carlos and Pro Skater Danny Way just to list a few. He puts beautifully, "I wouldn't categorize what it is I do as a singing or rapping or making beats, I just go with where the music takes me."

Les Mentettes - "Suzanne": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Les Mentettes is an indie folk-rock band from Argentina led by singers Adrián Rivoira and Eugenia Brusa. They released their first full-length album, Let’s Mentettes, in 2008. Music conductor Manuloop rearranged their songs with an orchestra of over 30 musicians and in 2009 they recorded the album Les Mentettes Orchestra. In 2011 the band, now a hybrid of rock band and orchestra, released their third album, Song for an Imaginary Film. They are currently working on a 4th album to be released in june 2012 and producing a series of videos with different directors.

Les RAV - "Darkest": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Born out of intense personal hardship, Les Rav is the musical brainchild of Lauren Bruno, an energetic and waifish young woman who’s cheery demeanor hardly belies the haunting ethereal quality of the melodies she composes. To Bruno, Les Rav represents many things – certainly music, but also a very important message and artistic connection. The multifaceted nature of the group’s musical efforts is a crucial element for the rest of the band, which includes Caleb Hans on violin,David Thomas Jones on bass, Robert Wills on drums, and Andrew Noble on guitar and viola.

Las Cafeteras - "La Bamba Rebelde": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Las Cafeteras sprouted in 2005 as students who enjoyed free Son Jarocho classes at the Eastside Cafe in El Sereno, Los Angeles and were inspired to utilize teachings of Son Jarocho as a tool to build autonomy, community and solidarity while sharing the magic of this folk music from Southern Veracruz with the public. They’ve since performed at community centers, churches, schools, museums, parties, protests, youth conferences, theaters, festivals, weddings, & art exhibits.

La Chiva Gantiva - "Apretao": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

LA CHIVA GANTIVA starts in Brussels with a group of Colombian percussionists playing together for around 10 years. LA CHIVA GANTIVA plays traditional Caribbean instruments such as «la tambora», «el alegre», «el llamador» and «maracones» but also incorporate a bass, a guitar, drums, a clarinet and a saxophone which altogether reflect the diverse influences of the group: Colombian (Toto la Moposina, Lucho Bermudez and Petrona Martinez), latin music (Fania All Stars, Irakere), afrobeat (Fela Kuti and Tony Allen), funk (James Brown) and rock (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine).

Jonathan Boulet - "This Song Is Called Ragged": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Jonathan Boulet was an accomplished first step for the Sydney native - recorded, played, sung, produced and mixed by a 21 year old in his parent\'s garage. On We Keep The Beat... Boulet has again taken the reins, but this time he\'s opened the doors to the garage and let the world in, and it shows. We Keep The Beat... is a soaring burst of melody and harmony, built on the blocks of primal, incessant rhythm. It features choruses of chanting choirs, speedball drum lines and junkyards of melodic percussion. It\'s a dense, cathartic record of unbridled energy and heavy pop.

Jetta - "Start a Riot": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

JETTA, an incredible new vocal and songwriting talent, who has put her self in pole position for the next big thing accolade 2013, when she recently released her debut underground smash \'Start a Riot\' as a free download. Born and raised in Liverpool. Raised by her mother, an a cappella singer, JETTA has been surrounded by music for as long as she can remember. Arriving in London 3 years ago Jetta was snapped up by Paloma Faith to be her backing singer before going on to work with Cee Lo Green. Jetta is currently making her debut album with Jim Eliot (Ellie Goulding, MIA),