Pitchfork Avant-Garde: our 6 favorites

In the concert halls of the 11th arrondissement of Paris, the Parisian edition of the Pitchfork festival hosted new world music on November 18 and 19. Selected pieces.

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The more English you die. Nestled behind her turntables for a concert shared between DJ set and passages at the microphone to interpret her own hits, the artist of the Perfide Albion distinguished herself with an ecstatic live putting the jungle in the spotlight at the end of the first evening of the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris Avant-Garde. Reconnecting with the Jamaican heritage – where she is from – of this party music by infusing it with her intimate procrastination, while twisting commercial hits with jungle sauce, the adopted Mancunian has all the trappings of a new star across the Channel. A mix of shapes that leaves you blissful, as evidenced by this absolutely enjoyable finish on the recent tube: Baiana. TD

John Glacier
Hard to do more exciting on paper than this association of the producer Vegyn far from the rhinestones (Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, JPEGMafia…) with John Glacier, a young rapper from London attracted to the idea of ​​enjoying the most fantastic productions of the young director in sounds: Shiloh: Lost For Words, is the title of this album – almost ordinary – iconoclastic to the marrow. And regardless if the transposition of this languid, aquatic, lo-fi and meditative rap hasn’t quite paid off live yet, the evidence is there: John Glacier is one of the most exciting London curiosities that we have been given to hear in recent memory. TD

Yune Pinku
Already seen at the MIDI Festival this summer, the Irish-Malaysian artist crystallizes from the top of her twenties all the red herrings of an English youth desperately anxious but eager for parties. With a feigned detachment that is matched only by the evidence of his inflated hits of acid house, 2-step, jungle, UK Garage or any other vernacular music fiercely celebrated by islanders across the Channel, she performed on stage at the Popup! of the Label, a suitable room to welcome her hits as it should be, which deserves to be danced until dawn, with the same phlegm as her or in total abandon? The choice remains. TD

They Hate Change
To say of the Florida duo formed by Andre Gainey and Vonne Parks that it is unclassifiable would almost amount to dishonor to define this music which takes malicious pleasure in conscientiously breaking down the barriers between genres and our expectations. Nerd music for partying, block party rap for geeks, the erudite They Hate Change dig into vernacular electronic music from England to better convey their niche American inspirations (Tampa Jook, Footwork, Miami Bass, etc.) . A veritable set of referential tracks as disorienting as it is exciting, placing the Tampa duo on the list of contemporary rap innovators to follow. TD

Regressive Left
Here are some who have revised their ABC of LCD Soundsystem and their little illustrated Talking Heads. Yet Regressive Left doesn’t come straight from a gentrified neighborhood in Brooklyn, but rather from Luton on the sluggish outskirts of London. But, put together with the help of the very classy Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, MIA or Amyl and the Sniffers), their first EP completed in five days in perpetual urgency (On The Wrong Side of History) captures all the frenzy of a deleterious post-Covid and post-Brexit climate of which the energy – New Yorker as it is – of their music is a tremendous revealer. Conjure everything by the dancefloor? Maybe. TD

The Goal
Some things will never change and Leeds will always be a great breeding ground for musical talent of all kinds. Newborn of the last batch of the city of Peacocks: the francophiles of L’Objective composed by Saul Kane, Louis Bullock, Ezra Glennon and Dan Richardson. If the group unanimously claims the inspiration of Basquiat and Francis Bacon, the quartet must visibly contort itself to integrate a whole variety of disparate influences and end up with this strange mixture between funk and postpunk when it is not literally a box to hip-hop rhythms which takes the lion’s share of their compositions. To see how the Leeds band will stabilize the formula on this magma of references. TD

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