This Summer, Different Class is back for another round with that sweet music of the underground. For the past five years, Subbacultcha has been curating a festival for its members that gathers the most trailblazing acts of the moment. So if you’re feeling adventurous and want to sneak peek at tomorrow’s music, pencil this one down in your agenda.
Yves Tumor (US)
Tennessee-Raised, Turin-based Yves Tumor’s first – already cult – album Serpent Music was released on PAN in 2016. He made appearances on comps from buzz-worthy labels like NON and UNO. To give you a bit more of an idea, the sound of Yves Tumor is often coupled to HiT artists like James Ferraro and Dean Blunt. Just like Blunt, Tumor advocates baffling loops, soul music and noise-as-loofah. Together with Oneohtrix Point Never and Lorenzo Senni, Yves Tumor is now one of the new generation of producers on the English label WARP. With his impressive visuals and performance he tackles every audience, for example Primavera in Barcelona early June.
LISTEN ➫ https://soundcloud.com/yvestumor
Oklou founded the all-women DJ crew TGAF in Paris, while also releasing her own trip-hop-inspired, experimental productions online. She’s part of the Nuxxe gang who’s featured in the Dazed 100 list of 2018. NUXXE - Coucou Chloe, Oklou, Sega Bodega, and Shygirl - is both a collective and a record label, founded on the group’s shared no-fucks approach to genre or categorisation.
LISTEN ➫ https://soundcloud.com/oklou93
Carla dal Forno (AUS)
Blackest Ever Black’s latest signee has one single under her belt, and it’s already sold out twice over. Because what a single it is. Berlin-based Aussie Carla dal Forno of F ingers and Tarcar brings her ethereal, languid vocals to Fast Moving Cars, which is simultaneously a love song and a resolution, the resolve to live and explore the void of the present. With a bassline that pounds with each heartbeat and minimal, effective arrangements, this is one to play over and over again, until your mind dissolves along with that faraway, unassailable melody.
LISTEN ➫ https://soundcloud.com/carla-dal-forno
Blue Hawaii (CAN)
Take one part Raphaelle Standell-Preston –also known from dreamy indie-pop band Braids–, and one part Agor Cowan and you’ll end up with Blue Hawaii. This beautiful Montreal electro-pop duo serves you ethereal vocals paired with understated beats. It’s like watching the world through cerulean blue shades. It’s mountains. It’s Canada. It’s cool.
LISTEN ➫ https://bluehawaii.bandcamp.com
Being a Subbacultcha member is the only way to enter the festival. As a member you get free access to all our listed shows and events, a monthly magazine, and a canvas bag, all on top of your Different Class entrance!
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