Royal Blood, Jungle and MØ are popular festvial acts in 2014

Royal Blood, photo: PRAs an important platform for promoting new European artists Eurosonic Noorderslag is proud to reveal which acts have gained the most festival bookings as part of their European Talent Exchange Program.

In ETEP (European Talent Exchange Program) there are 270 confirmed shows by 91 artists from 19 different European countries. In CEETEP (Central Eastern European Exchange Program) there are 10 confirmed shows by 9 artists from 8 different European countries.

ETEP Results: Top-scoring countries / top scoring act:
1. UK, 17 artists, Royal Blood, Jungle – Watch Royal Blood live session at Eurosonic Noorderslag here [http://www.npo.nl/specials/3-on-stage-eurosonic-noorderslag/WO_NPO_467194]

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Natasha Watts with an uplifting, soulful house groove titled ‘Fabulous’

Fledgling London label Rival Beat Records continue to ramp up momentum, revealing their new collaboration from Beat Rivals and UK Soul Natasha Watts, with an uplifting, soulful house groove titled ‘Fabulous’. Beat Rivals (aka Soulshy and Krazy K) each provide their own takes, with Soulshy delivering a classy soulful affair, laced with warm piano vibes, jazzy brass stabs and a funky bassline, whilst production partner Krazy K turns out a cool, percussive deep edged groove with a popping bassline. Both fans of live music, Beat Rivals turn out a sublime ‘Live Groove’, armed with a powerful deep bass hook, which also sees the appearance of Soulshy’s new drum kit, before they turn up the dance floor pressure with a 90’s flavoured ‘Uptempo Groove’.

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Natasha Watts with an uplifting, soulful house groove titled ‘Fabulous’

Fledgling London label Rival Beat Records continue to ramp up momentum, revealing their new collaboration from Beat Rivals and UK Soul Natasha Watts, with an uplifting, soulful house groove titled ‘Fabulous’. Beat Rivals (aka Soulshy and Krazy K) each provide their own takes, with Soulshy delivering a classy soulful affair, laced with warm piano vibes, jazzy brass stabs and a funky bassline, whilst production partner Krazy K turns out a cool, percussive deep edged groove with a popping bassline. Both fans of live music, Beat Rivals turn out a sublime ‘Live Groove’, armed with a powerful deep bass hook, which also sees the appearance of Soulshy’s new drum kit, before they turn up the dance floor pressure with a 90’s flavoured ‘Uptempo Groove’.

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The Garden Festival begins

Garden Festival, credit: Tim ErtlWith just under a month to go until The Garden Festival begins, some final guests have been added to the 9th edition of Croatia’s founding music festival, nestled on the beautiful Dalmatian coastline in Tisno.

First up, Garden favourite Theo Parrish will make a welcome return to the festival and this time he is not alone with Teddy’s Get Down, playing a live set with full band for the first time in 10 years. He is bringing a brilliant quartet of support around him for his new show, featuring Amp Fiddler on keys, Akwasi Mensah on bass, Duminie DePorres on electric guitar and ex-Electric Wire Hustle member Myele Manzanza.

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The Garden Festival begins

Garden Festival, credit: Tim ErtlWith just under a month to go until The Garden Festival begins, some final guests have been added to the 9th edition of Croatia’s founding music festival, nestled on the beautiful Dalmatian coastline in Tisno.

First up, Garden favourite Theo Parrish will make a welcome return to the festival and this time he is not alone with Teddy’s Get Down, playing a live set with full band for the first time in 10 years. He is bringing a brilliant quartet of support around him for his new show, featuring Amp Fiddler on keys, Akwasi Mensah on bass, Duminie DePorres on electric guitar and ex-Electric Wire Hustle member Myele Manzanza.

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Jean-Michel Jarre to be interviewed at ADE by Armin van Buuren

Jean Michel Jarre, photo: Billboard.comThe Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s leading event for electronic music, is delighted to welcome French electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre to its 19th edition (15 to 19 October). Jarre will be interviewed by one of the most successful Dutch DJ’s and producers, Armin van Buuren.

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Jean-Michel Jarre to be interviewed at ADE by Armin van Buuren

Jean Michel Jarre, photo: Billboard.comThe Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s leading event for electronic music, is delighted to welcome French electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre to its 19th edition (15 to 19 October). Jarre will be interviewed by one of the most successful Dutch DJ’s and producers, Armin van Buuren.

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Moody Warehouse Music by DJ Sneak

Moody Warehouse Music‘ is the brand new series from original House Gangster DJ Sneak, primed to set dance-floors (and fields!) ablaze this Summer season and heralds the 50th release for Sneak’s Magnetic Recordings! Armed and dangerous with 4 giant bullets, ‘Moody Warehouse Music Vol 1′ opens with the steamy Latin house flavoured ‘Going Get Got’, featuring an infectious „Gonna make you hotŠ“ vocal hook over a feel good filtered groove. Turning up the thermostat, the tribal edged ‘Gone Gong’ pulsates with mad, driving percussive beat science and a haunting tribal chant. ‘Jam Hot’ is a slice of jackin power-house, giving a nod to Beats International’s classic ‘Dub Be Good To Me’, with a vocal sample riding over an insane hi-hat driven groove, dirty bass stabs and topped with an eerie breakdown.

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Moody Warehouse Music by DJ Sneak

Moody Warehouse Music‘ is the brand new series from original House Gangster DJ Sneak, primed to set dance-floors (and fields!) ablaze this Summer season and heralds the 50th release for Sneak’s Magnetic Recordings! Armed and dangerous with 4 giant bullets, ‘Moody Warehouse Music Vol 1′ opens with the steamy Latin house flavoured ‘Going Get Got’, featuring an infectious „Gonna make you hotŠ“ vocal hook over a feel good filtered groove. Turning up the thermostat, the tribal edged ‘Gone Gong’ pulsates with mad, driving percussive beat science and a haunting tribal chant. ‘Jam Hot’ is a slice of jackin power-house, giving a nod to Beats International’s classic ‘Dub Be Good To Me’, with a vocal sample riding over an insane hi-hat driven groove, dirty bass stabs and topped with an eerie breakdown.

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Phil Weeks and Ladybird are „Searching4Love“

‘Searching4Love’ is the fruit of a musical union between 2 Parisian House heads, DJ/producer Phil Weeks and vocalist Ladybird, who together have cooked up a delicious slice of deep and soulful house for Robsoul. The song came about after Phil set about toying with samples (as our Monsieur Weeks does!) from RAMP’s version of the classic Roy Ayers ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’. Phil crafted a subtle key hook over a hot cymbal drenched deep groove, before Ladybird added her seductive vocal magic, creating a deep house bomb to kick start Summer 2014. Deemed to get the soul-kids shuffling is a bonus promo ­ the sweet dusty vinyl flavoured ‘You Want My Love’, laced with a ‘way too cute’ girly vocal sample, drizzled over a platter of infectious flute, piano and funky guitar hooks.

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