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Northern Nights | Lineup | Tickets

 

Northern Nights Spotlight brings attention to artists that will be featured at

♦ Northern Nights Music Festival 2015 ♦
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
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▼▼ 14 Days ▼▼

 

If, among the redwoods, you’re looking for music that definitely stands out for the rest, we highly suggest you check out Awesome Tapes from Africa. While the music he plays is an immediately striking blend of afrobeat, electronic, and soul, it is equally interesting that he does it all using cassette tapes. Rare sounds and a rare mixing style means his performance will be quite intriguing. We’re not likely to miss it.

 

Penny Penny – Dance Khomela

 

 

 

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Northern Nights | Lineup | Tickets

 

Northern Nights Spotlight brings attention to artists that will be featured at

♦ Northern Nights Music Festival 2015 ♦
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
Click here for more from this series.
▼▼ 41 Days ▼▼

 

Monophonics are the new personification of psychedelic soul. Akin to greats like Jimi and James, this quintet tugs at our heart strings with every note. They add quite a bit of funk for some dance-able measures.

 

Monophonics – Promise

Monophonics – My Heart Cries ft. Tiffany Austin

Monophonics – I’d Be Nowhere Today

Monophonics – Bang Bang

 

 

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Along with Soulection, Flow-Fi was one of our collectives to watch last year and they have yet to disappoint. Co-founder Fortune just blew us out of the water with Venha Comigo. The smooth beat and steady structure keeps true to the label name. The horns, winds, and samples just add to the mellow soulful style we’ve grown to love.

 

The freshness of this EP puts it up there as a contender for the year. Name your price on Bandcamp and come get lost in the moods with us.

 

Fortune – Venha Comigo

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Yannick Ilunga [alias: Petite Noir] has dubbed his sound ‘Noir Wave’. Sweeping vocals on top of tribal rhythms and modernized electronics tied to restless lyricism makes for some very mixed emotions. Since 2012, he’s been turning heads with his apprehensive new-wave meets African aesthetic. So much so that he caught the ear of Yasiin Bey [alias: Mos Def].

 

He just released The King Of Anxiety and it is a testament to the sentiment.

 

Petite Noir – Shadows

 

Petite Noir – Chess

 

Petite Noir – Till We Ghosts ft. Yasiin Bey

 

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Holiday party! This season’s finale has us swooning to the smooth and soothing sounds of Anjunadeep’s Lane 8. We’re so proud to see how he’s grown since he opened for SHOOK at our first show ever. His deep and heartfelt style took the world by storm those many moons ago. Lane 8’s classics like ‘Every Night’ are still regular plays. Wear some festive gear and come flow with us.

 

Lane 8 + Bipolar Sunshine – I Got What You Need (Every Night)

Lane 8 – Diamonds // Without You

Le Youth – C O O L (Lane 8 Remix)

 

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The Code | Soundcloud | Download 1|11

UK’s The Code are deciphering all things beats and then putting it all back together in a puzzle that is strictly their own style. They’ve got a lovely alt-R&B and soul sound that we haven’t heard anywhere else. It’s part classic R&B, part future beat, part ambient; and all parts amazing at setting a mellow mood.

Their debut mixtape 1|11 came out a few days ago. It’s free. Get it.

The Code – 1 | 11

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The Code | Soundcloud | Download 1|11

UK’s The Code are deciphering all things beats and then putting it all back together in a puzzle that is strictly their own style. They’ve got a lovely alt-R&B and soul sound that we haven’t heard anywhere else. It’s part classic R&B, part future beat, part ambient; and all parts amazing at setting a mellow mood.

Their debut mixtape 1|11 came out a few days ago. It’s free. Get it.

The Code – 1 | 11

Honne | Soundcloud

Smooth R’n’B soul matched with skilled beat progression from British duo Honne looks to be the upper hemisphere’s answer to the Chet Faker and Flume combo – they’ve even got a beard of their own. Affectionate single, ‘Warm on a Cold Night’, has us clutching at passions of our own.

Their remix of Shura’s ‘Just Once’ shows a similarly intoxicating side of their production. We might be addicted and are most certainly warmed by the funky undertones.

Honne – Warm on a Cold Night

Shura – Just Once (Honne Remix)

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Honne | Soundcloud

Smooth R’n’B soul matched with skilled beat progression from British duo Honne looks to be the upper hemisphere’s answer to the Chet Faker and Flume combo – they’ve even got a beard of their own. Affectionate single, ‘Warm on a Cold Night’, has us clutching at passions of our own.

Their remix of Shura’s ‘Just Once’ shows a similarly intoxicating side of their production. We might be addicted and are most certainly warmed by the funky undertones.

Honne – Warm on a Cold Night

Shura – Just Once (Honne Remix)