As Sudan Archives, Brittney Parks has combined left-field strains of R&B, hip-hop, andexperimental electronic music with hypnotic string loops and the fiddling style of WestAfrica, as heard on a pair of EPs and her debutfull-length, Athena (2019). Shemasterfully bridged the gap between her early glitchy, avant-garde compositions andtimeless songwriting on the “stunning, reflective” (Pitchfork) Athena, and returned in2022 with two new songs (Home Maker, Selfish Soul).The self-taught violinist, singer,songwriter, and producer started playing violin in her native Cincinnati, Ohio. After Parksmoved to Los Angeles to study music technology, she started producing beats on atablet computer with the addition of her vocals and strings, the latter increasinglyinspired by immersion in Sudanese music. For her first LP (Athena), she took acollaborative approach and worked with a group of fellow producers who included PaulWhite, Rodaidh McDonald, and Wilma Archer after self-producing her first two EP’s.
“A swaggering statement of intent with all the idiosyncratic charm that makes her musicso memorable”- Pitchfork (Best New Track, 2022)
“The US singer and violinist’s debut album contains some of the most viscerallygorgeous music put to record this year”-The Guardian“Athena is ... a record of truebeauty and resilience.”- CRACK
In 2015, William Phillips won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year, as a co-writer for Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me.' "It's an absurd compliment," he says, "but my intention has only been to write music and work with great musicians." Since then, Phillips has released three albums as Tourist -- 2016's 'U' and 2019's 'Wild' and 'Everyday' -- and several solo EPs. He's also remixed Christine and the Queens, Churches, Deftones, Wolf Alice, Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd and Sofia Kourtesis. In May 2022, his fourth album, 'Inside Out,' will be released on Monday Records. Growing up, Phillips fell in love with dance music: Goldie, Daft Punk and MJ Cole were favourites. In 1999, he started making beats on production software Reason; later, he taught himself piano by listening to his fathers pop records. It's a process he put to the test in the Covid-19 pandemic. After hearing the devastating news that a friend had passed away, locked down with his phone, laptop and a keyboard, Phillips started writing 'Inside Out.' Though it came from grief, 'Inside Out' is tender and uplifting, with kaleidoscopic fragments of garage grooves and French filter house. After playing Coachella and Glastonbury, opening for Bonobo on tour and selling out two nights at Village Underground, Tourist is preparing a new live show that will make his dreams come true: to feel everything, with everyone, through dance music.
Since 1998, The Motet have inspired the world with their unique style of dance music. Over the course of nine full-length albums, they’ve traversed the lines between funk, soul, jazz, and rock and built a diehard audience in the process. They’ve headlined Red Rocks Amphitheatre six times and sold out countless legendary venues coast-to-coast. In addition to racking up nearly 20 million total streams and views, they’ve also garnered widespread acclaim from numerous publications including Relix, Glide Magazine, and AXS. The band has also graced the stages of festivals such as Bonnaroo, Bottlerock, Electric Forest, Bumbershoot, Summer Camp, and High Sierra.