Music Cities Showcase – vol. 2 – presenting Athletic Progression from Aarhus, 9 grader nord from Bergen and Ilgen-Nur from Hamburg took place Saturday – May 12th – Headquarters, Aarhus - SPOT Festival 2018.
A cooperation between Brak Bergen (NOR), PROMUS - Produktionscenteret for Rytmisk Musik i Aarhus (DK) and RockCity Hamburg (GER)
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Hailing from Aarhus, Denmark, Athletic Progression is an
instrumental trio rooted in Hip Hop and Jazz. While the three
young Danes are openly influenced by artists such as Herbie
Hancock, Yussef Kamaal, and Flying Lotus, they have a sound
completely of their own, instantly recognizable and very
catchy. Since making their debut a few years ago, the band
has gone from strength to strength.
21-year-old Ilgen-Nur’s song universe is a combination of
classic indie and slacker rock tunes reminiscent of artists
such as Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett and Kate Nash. She sings
about teen angst and an uncertain future, but also about the
nice little things in life – like wearing smudged lipstick but
still feeling beautiful. Her upcoming debut EP, “No Emotions”,
is due for release later this year.
9 Grader Nord
9 degrees north of the Equator lies the exotic island Sri
Lanka, where most of this eclectic band originate. With
instruments such as the bamboo flute, guitar, and the cajón,
9 Grader Nord perform ragas from A to Z. Their sound is best
labeled as energetic, mysterious and rhythmical. The band
debuted at the Bergen festival Festspillene, and they have
played numerous gigs at jazz festivals in Norway since then.
The Music Cities Showcase is presented by RockCity Hamburg/Hamburg, Brak/Bergen and Promus/Aarhus - and was supported by Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg, Brak/Bergen and Music City Aarhus & Music Cities Network.