A subjective shortlist of all the things you need to hear before you head for Indio.
In the words of LessThan3: “if ever there was a man who didn’t give a fuck about genres, it was Alvin Risk”. (Agreed and + more of this please.) 2014’s Venture EP, revealed over a series of leaks, marked the artist’s most complex musical narrative yet.
Gramatik grew up glued to his stereo: a kid in Slovenia raised on R&B and jazz. By 13, he was building his own tracks; mixing beats on an old PC. His sound grew up. And it grew bigger and broader than electronic music’s traditional boundaries: part hip hop, part soul, part electronica, all backed by live instrumentals and vocals. Expect awesome things from this live set.