Music For the Sole! Festival Focus: Primavera Sound

With the sun well and truly planted on our office windows, it's reminded us that festival season is well and truly kicked off this year, so we thought we'd give a spotlight to Primavera this year and put together a little spotlight and breakdown for everyone so you can get ready for the festivities, or be there in spirit.

Aphex Twin

Dance music's weird uncle you only see at choice moments of your life. After a sabbatical of a near decade, Aphex Twin has come back to resume his weird brand of IDM for the masses. Who knows what's in store from Cornwall's best export since the Cornish Pasty.

BADBADNOTGOOD

A true favourite of the Soleheaven contingent, these guys got their start making covers of Tribe and Yeezy songs (amongst others, including a number of artists on this list). Now a quartet, they channel a jazz come hip/hop come soul style that makes them instantly recognisable.

Death Grips

Arguably the most innovative and prolific rap outfit still going (with a few hiatuses here and there), Death Grips lead by militant frontman MC Ride bring an industrial and hardcore edge to a wealth of Boombastic angsty anthems. 

 

Flying Lotus

Another big favourite of the Soleheaven contingent. Flylo brings an unbelievable live show to the table to compliment his legendary DJ sets. Special guests and secret tracks break up a stellar back catalogue run. 

Run The Jewels

Killer Mike and El-P might be ready to kick off a revolution come their next release, so next time you get a chance to see these guys, treat it like a sermon in new age politics. By the end of a set, you'll be ready to run through a wall for these guys. Essential viewing for everyone, as they true bring all different backgrounds and scenes under one umbrella.

Skepta

Grime's biggest catalyst for its success has been on a non-stop grind since the release of his last album, Konnichiwa. Skepta is putting UK rap on the map like no other currently.

 


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