THU 6.9We're very excited to announce that A$AP Ferg will be joining the Meteor line up! Ferg is a central member in the hiphop collective A$AP MOB, one of the most creative and prolific crews in the contemporary scene. In the last 5 years, Ferg released 3 studio albums and has been responsible for some of the leading trap anthems of the decade, cooperated with the biggest names in the genre and reached the status of a rockstar in the rap world.
FRI 7.9Equiped with a charismatic persona and a cold, rough style, Nina Kraviz has long positioned herself in the frontlines of the house and techno artists. The undisputed electronic queen’s sets are smoky, hypnotizing and abstract, as she remains true to her minimalist vision.
THU 6.9The two Belgian brothers’ legendary electronic-rock group shows us how to cross the decades and still stay fresh: the giant 80s drum sets, layered synthesizers and precise melodies are always there, but are taken to unexpected directions. The prolific brothers (also known as 2Many Djs) love to play with genres and identities, which paradoxically characterizes them.
FRI 7.9Take a step back because we’re sweating with excitement, and then take a step forward because we deserve a pat. For years we’ve dreamt to host Fly-Lo and this opportunity feels cosmic. The beat engineer/alchemist reveals the inner form of the universe with his music, and his performance is a convoluted flight through the unknown, and we got our tickets for it before we were born.
THU 6.9Alex Crossan spent his childhood on a remote English island that didn’t have much. But it had internet, and that was enough for him to become a promising name even before he was legally allowed to enter clubs. The road from his teenage bedroom to the wide world turned out to be pretty short, as Mura Masa quickly garnered increasing attention. In 2017 his first album came out, which accurately reflects London’s current multicultural feel.
SAT 8.9The virtuosi saxophonist leads a band of 10 musicians (!) into an odyssey of progressive jazz, absorbing elements from hip hop, r&b and pop. like us, Kamasi is very much into peace and love and that message is strongly felt through music which celebrates cultural differences, instead of trying to smooth them over.
FRI 7.9from his days as part of the duo Clipse to his brand new, Kanye West-produced album, Pusha T has been mastering what hip hop is all about; wrapping the dirtiest flows with the most glittering productions. A steely gaze and lyrics centering around various powders are what makes him a faithful representation of the hood, but this definitely does not hold him back from being part of the mainstream’s elite squad.
THU 6.9The long and impressive career of Stefan Kozalla is characterized by infinite creativity and a clear tendency to exit the comfort zone. His musical journey began in Hamburg’s hip hop scene somewhere in the late 80’s and developed into the realms of house and techno, into which he brings a variety of influences – disco, funk, soul and many more. His work of de- and reconstruction creates a feeling of amorphic nostsalgia, to something or someone unknown.
AMON TOBIN Two Fingers DJ SET
FRI 7.9One of the most creative minds in electronic music since the 90’s, Amon Tobin is a sort of beat scientist who loves to push things to the limit when it comes to sound design and production. Breakbeat Jazz, video game sounds and sudden percussion attack, in this lab anything is possible.
THU 6.9The band, which is actually a communal musical association, currently numbers at 4 members, all pushing together towards the realisation of the urban person’s nature fantasy with gentle and accurate electronic folk-rock
ALASKA SNACK TIME
SAT 8.9Brilliant DJ, experienced music editor at KZradio and the musical soul behind the Breakfast Club in the last few years, Amir Egozy is an electronic music specialist who knows the new and edgy stuff as well as the deep roots.
THU 6.9The American singer-songwriter is undoubtedly the spiritual father of the thoughtful indie pop, one of the main musical trends of the early 2000’s. A low-fi aesthetic and an almost bored approach to the world turned, after him, to the characteristics of the genre, and give Pink the aura of an enigmatic but heartfelt outsider.
THU 6.9A landmark in the history of Israeli music, Assaf Amdursky is an exmaple of the artist who never stops growing. As part of the new wave of rock that stormed the collective consciousness, Amdursky remains true to the forward-moving ethos, always seeking to challenge himself while zealously keeping his authentic artistic core intact.
SAT 8.9This mysterious Ghanian musician’s tape turned only a few heads when it came out in the early 90’s, but the universe didn’t want this gem to fade into oblivion and made sure the right ears heard it. What sounded like a letter in a bottle from an alternative dimension ultimately became the opening shot of the Awesome Tapes from Africa project, and the rest is history.
קווים לדמותו: ביטים מדוייקים, אלקטרוניקה עדינה ושימוש אינטנסיבי במילה ״מאמי״. שירי האהבה של עטר אפלוליים, טובעים באוטו-טיון ואווירתם סקסית עד סליזית.
THU 6.9Nadav Spiegel is one of the exciting heralds of the local electronic resurrection, whose powerful attraction is felt in clubs both in the country and abroad. Honest texts about the painful side of relationships are served with crust of post-punk, obscure-disco and light hints of the Mediterranean context.
FRI 7.9The Swedish producer’s aesthetic is especially defined on the one hand, but completely uncategorizable on the other. Even though this is an honorary member of the dance scene, he gives himself rare artistic freedom which take him far beyond its limits, sometimes to the realms of sweet pop, and sometimes to cold and bizarre worlds.
BALKAN BEAT BOX
FRI 7.9Balkan Beat Box’s current party isn’t limited to a gypsy village in Belgrade anymore. The group performs all across the globe, combining mixtures of electronic influences, hip hop motifs, wind instruments and Arab music, all sealed with the characteristic unwavering quality.
THU 6.9Daring, exciting and slightly disturbing experimental post-rock – Battels’music sounds like a crazed dialogue between artificial intelligence and a naughty boy. It’s a digital roller coaster where you can’t tell which note is coming from where the singing sounds like it comes out of a cartoon and we can only give ourselves over to disorientation.
THU 6.9The electronic indie-pop band takes texts about the everyday life pains and wrapping it with sweet cotton candy.
THU 6.9Berry Sakharof’s diverse and extensive career is in many ways to the story of Israeli rock music in the last four decades. This is a true guitar hero, who determinately paved the way for fringe, rough sounds right into the heart of the mainstream, without losing a bit of his unique style.
Youthful Tel Aviv quintet Bones Garage marry post-punk aesthetics with surf rock accentuations to create a luscious melodic sound that occasionally threatens to spin out of control.
FRI 7.9The story of the Buttering Trio is one of experimentation and wondering becoming a promising project. What started as experimental jazz sessions in a smoky Brooklyn basement ultimately evolved into a global musical creation coming right out of the mouth of a three-headed monster.
The Israeli musician and Dj knows how to get large diverse crows dancing to the same beat, which makes the tracks he produces some sort of party anthems in Ibiza and him – a very busy man.
FRI 7.9Darfur Stars has 13 members, all refugees from Sudan. Through traditional music, they preserve their culture, break the barriers of unfamiliarity and express dreams of freedom, safety and stability.
FRI 7.9The Florida-based Rapper creates unwavering rap, both artistically and intellectually. His search for meaning is expressed by lyrics with dark imagery, appropriately wrapped by a piercing, heavy and hazy sound.
Die Wilde Jagd
FRI 7.9An internet sensation? A legend in the making? The herald of the new age? It’s too early to decide, and irrelevant because he doesn’t give a fuck about everyone else. Armed with a Nike hat, faith in the Creator and an obsession towards Armani, he makes people stand in line to watch this spectacle.
THU 6.9The charismatic singer/MC/producer is active in several fronts: she’s half of the electronic duo Echo&Tito, in her solo career she’s collaborating with an interesting producer like Rejoicer and Beno Hendler and now she’s working on a first project in Hebrew, produced by Sha’anan Street.
THU 6.9The DJ/producer/promoter/label founder who does everything spent the last two decades proving that the dialogue between slippery electronic music and cocky guitar rock is a beautiful thing. This artistic proclamation has been with Alkan since the iconic Trash party line, and turns him into one of the most influencing figures in the English music scene, if not the world’s.
THU 6.9Broke into our mind pretty much by surprise with Life Happens, which came out in 2012 and was met by enthusiastic reviews and countless plays. It turns out the combination of Ethio-Jazz, Funk, r&b and Ester Rada’s heaps of charisma is irresistible for Israeli radio. The local success quickly became an international career with hundreds of shows across the sea.
THU 6.9The psychedelic incubator of the 70’s birthed many unique phenomena, but even in that context Faust appears as an extraordinary band. The avant-garde group from Germany sets daring musical experiments, defying the traditional patterns in favor of a nihilist, anarchist chaos.
SAT 8.9As one of the most influencing voices in the history of Israeli music, Fortis took the punk and rock from the fringe to the heart of the mainstream without compromising or caring about the conventions. From his experimental days in bands like Jean Conflict or Chromosome, through the years on the road with Minimal Compact, and ending with his hit solo albums, Fortis keeps it unique with his meaningful personal message.
FRI 7.9The esteemed re-issue label took it upon itself to find the lost treasures of middle-eastern music and place them in the right context, which is the dance floor. The psychedelic side of the regional Funk, pearls from Mother Africa and sounds from Greece – Fortuna Records make us thank the universe for our lives in the Middle East.
THU 6.9The four band members combine influences from blues and rock with a Mizrahi touch from home, creating a formula that keeps proving itself in Israel.
SAT 8.9This DJ collective proudly represents Israel’s hiphop and trap community when it highlights the strange, freakish and extreme aspects of the genre. The rap they create is enriched by spicy Jamaican dancehall and electronics. In other words, this a dream team of infinite challenge.
SAT 8.9Galo has been around and on the decks long before he was legally allowed to enter clubs. Today he is a resident at the Breakfast club, and his unique taste is expressed through bold musical variety: cosmic down tempo, baleric house and 90’s rave.
GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT
THU 6.9The indie pop trio (Roi Avital, Joe Saar, Johnny Sharoni) creates a pink-blue world of hypnotic, sweet and well-refined beats. The group’s debut album, which came out this year, brings that aesthetic to its climax, and challenges it with eclectic influences.
THU 6.9The Nazareth-based Indie group creates alternative music in Arabic and draws its inspiration from different styles: folk, reggae, rock, pop and r&b.
One of the most beloved and most played bands in Israel, Hadag Nacash spent the last two decades spreading positive energies of peace, equality and tolerance through hip hop that deals
FRI 7.9The three Corach brothers and the non-biologic brother Nimrod Goldfarb play wild rocknroll, expressing critical point of view about the world we live in through shouts, extreme sense of humor and a general lack of boundaries.
THU 6.9Prepare your blackest shirt for the gothiest Dj of the techno world, and get ready for a journey of beeping synthesizers, scheming rhythms and heaps of dark magic.
FRI 7.9The first lady of Israel’s indie scene heals the West with a morbid tone, a dominating presence and a constant hunger for more. In her new album Muzika lePirsomot (Music for Advertisements) she lets her discontent with reality turn into a colorful alien.
SAT 8.9The DJ/producer carved herself a unique niche in the electronic Underground world using calculated, multi-genre sets, turning every dancefloor she plays for into chaos.
FRI 7.9The French guru unprecedentedly cracked the Tel Aviv underground audience’s genome, and every one of his sets proves electronic music can be much more meaningful than a one dimensional soundtrack for a night of partying.
FRI 7.9Doron Talmon and her bearded friends paved their way into Israeli music’s mainstream with sweetish country-folk, a no-nonsense image and texts that make you ask yourself – how can you not fall in love with them?
FRI 7.9He stands among the busiest of our country’s Techno djs. Whether it’s a giant production of an underground club, in Tel Aviv or Ibiza, he knows exactly what to do.
FRI 7.9DJ Jonathan Toubin is a New York soul legend. His sweaty party line “New York Night Train” is a dramatic moment in the Big Apple’s night life history – turning the back on the musical whims flooding the city (and the world) in favour of diving deep into the glorious and exciting history of rockn’roll.
SAT 8.9JonZ is an optimistic and intimate duo, created during the musical journey of Jenia Vasilenko and Yoav Or. Driven by the desire to integrate art, the passion to experience cultures and absorb different sounds, JonZ writes powerful yet gentle folk songs.
SAT 8.9Kutiman is a ground breaking producer, multi-instrumentalist, video artist and an accomplished man in general. His musical world is of funk, reggae, afrobeat and electronics and he is a spiritual father to the revival of the israeli groove in the last two decades.
Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble
FRI 7.9The French musician and founder of the iconic group Stereolab continues to develop her original artistic line in her solo career: philosophical-political texts with an obvious Marxist agenda, wrapped in cellophane made of lounge avant-garde pop.
FRI 7.9Somewhere on the specturm between an artist and a mysic, Laraaji wishes to stretch the consciousness using sessions of eye-opening ambient, as he takes the listener by the hand and leads them through stoic peacefulness and random laughter bursts.
THU 6.9The members of this mischievous indie-rock group love Tel Aviv in the summer, and praise the sun, heat and humidity in their songs – definitely a bold move/new form of love of the land/very optimistic view of global warming. With both a deep emotional bond towards their hometown and attentive ears towards the outside world, Lili Franko create sweaty Israeli Rock’n Roll, in a good way.
FRI 7.9Liron Amram combines light electronic music with family legacy, which happens to come from Aharon Amram – a valued musician and the key figure in preserving and researched Yemeni music. Simply put: groove+frills+Prince’s glittery ghost = rare cultural gold.
FRI 7.9This London based rapper flows quickly and comfortably, with her heart on her sleeve. In her latest album she embarks on a journey of self-discovery down the rabbit hole, easily moving through different production styles and expertly mixes soul, r&b, grime and trippy-jazz.
SAT 8.9The Indie-Folk group led by Yael Shoshana Cohen and Gil Landau spent the last few years spreading flowers and butterflies on the stages of Israel and Europe. Deep, velvety singing, dreamy guitars and a magical presence all turn this performance into a guided tour through an enchanted woods.
THU 6.9Mahmoud Ahamed, one of the greatest musicians in Ethopia since the 60’s, combines traditional Amharic music with jazz and pop. The result is adventurous, emotional and horizon-broadening. The repetitive beats affect the body right from the first note while Ahamed’s virtuosic singing pierces the listener as it fills the space.
FRI 7.9Maleek Berry can be thanked for the fertile musical relationship that’s been recently growing between the British island and Africa’s west coast, as well as for the sweet Afrobeat that we’ve been enjoying lately. As a producer and a hot solo artist, he makes clubbers in the United Kingdom and Nigeria all move in the same rhythm.
Malka Tuti Showcase
FRI 7.9Assaf Shmuel and Katzele‘s (Guy Kenneth) boutique label moves between Berlin, Barcelona and Tel Aviv and holds a wide arsenal of secret weapons. The label exists on a wide musical spectrum but leans very distinctly towards the percussive/oriental/avant-garde zone.
FRI 7.9ההרכב שללא ספק הבהיר איזו שהיא נקודה בנוגע לגבריות הישראלית בשנות האלפיים מתמיד בשני העשורים האחרונים בגרוב חסר פשרות, כשבראשו עומד סולן שקשה מאוד לצפות את ההתנהגות שלו.
SAT 8.9This legendary singer-songwriter began his career in the London folk scene back in the 60’s, and since then he just kept going. His productive career has 50 years of activity, 40 albums and numerous songs that beautifully express the wondering, slightly sad, world-view of the wallflowers.
MiddleSkyBoom & Eliezer
FRI 7.9Midori Tadaka, the Japanese master has been sharing with the world her deepest journeys through the Japanese and African musical tradition for the last 40 years and distils it into meditative, crystalized, ambient. Her performances have a distinct theatrical feeling to them, with every movement and colour being a part of the spiritual-transformative process she’s conducting.
THU 6.9Noga Erez creates electro-pop in the spirit of the hour: beats, keyboards and tightly produced, the kind that gets all up in your face. The Berlin based label City Slang recognized the potential, and since then she’s been spending her time on festival stages across Europe.
QUARTER TO AFRICA
SAT 8.9Quarter to Africa’s show is a display of vitality and groove. The multicultural ensemble fuses together African beats and funk jazz into Arabic maqam scales, and the result moves you, whether you want to or not.
Raymonde & the Europeans
FRI 7.9Unlike most of your relatives, Raymonde Abecassis actually worked for the king of Morocco. The soul singer, the actress, the performer and the diva soars above different religions, cultures and periods with her infinite grace and her power to unite people around music.
FRI 7.9The soft and slow r&b of this Canadian producer creates the setting of a sensual boudoir without crossing into sleazy territory, making us think of roses and satin but reminds us of the sad yet awaking possibility our lover will get up and leave.
THU 6.9Mad and Hypnotized, Ryskinder continues to condense life’s odd truths into short sentences (“every flesh eating bacteria ends up majoring in psychology”), and to carelessly drop them on winding beats and samples from beyond the looking glass.
SHAME ON US
SAT 8.9Roi Kafri and Tal Tirangel wrote some songs together in their balcony and decided we could also enjoy some of that magic. And true enough, it doesn’t get better than this – from secret desires towards Susan Boyle to the search for love in Bat Yam, Kafri and Tirangel reveal the Ritalin-taking hyperactive girl that lives in each and every one of us.
Red spandex, a flute, a theremin – not necessarily things we’d expect to see on the same stage. That’s exactly what makes Shtubi some kind of superhero, and his performance a trippy rave that feels like a circus. We’re not sure what that is, but we know it’s fun.
SHYE BEN TZUR
SAT 8.9Shye Ben Tzur is probably the most enlightened person you’ll ever meet, thanks to spending a considerable amount of time in India, where he found himself as an iconic composer and musician. Shye Ben Tzur creates deep sounds coming up from the subcontinent’s rich legacy, and combines them with electronic music, fresh groove and Hebrew symbolism.
SAT 8.9The restless group of Soos Mebit includes three fearless ladies and one fearless guy. Together they create rough, cheeky and totally unpredictable garage rock.
SAT 8.9Synthetic drugs had a positive effect on him, the joints have a spiritual value and concerts give him anxiety – heaps of effortless charisma and self-deprecating humor make Swissa the freshest and most fun thing to happen to Israeli hip hop in the last couple of years.
FRI 7.9The instrumental trio of Tamuz Dekel, Dan Mayo and Offir Benjaminov masterfully flows between fusion-jazz, electronic and progressive rock. The result is complex music that maintains a balance between emotions and intellect, intensity and restraint and precision and freedom.
THE BLACK ANGELS
THU 6.9This psychadelic rock group from Austin, Texas, is known for its dark sound, infuenced by the current political reality in America and the anxiety it causes. The Black Angels like to ask the big questions, those humanity has been asking since forever, and wrap them in dreamy, deep, hazy sounds. During performances this mixture reaches its ecstatic heights, as if the 60’s never left us.
The Great Machine
FRI 7.9The un-greased machine swore loyalty to distortion in its early days, and since then has been fulfilling its noisy vision again and again, in performances that feel like a partisan war for life and death.
THE WHITE SCREEN
FRI 7.9One of the most prominent shows of creativity of our time, HaMasch HaLavan (Hebrew for The White Screen) are a sort of ritual that can only be understood with faith. Their subversive message is felt through blunt texts, eccentric visuals and an especially theatrical performance.
Post rock, live electronic, dubstep, psychedelia and groove all mix together under the hands of Tiny Fingers to form an erupting volcano. The rave’s flowing energy gets a dirty, intense angle and the result is a thick, steamy, moving trip.
SAT 8.9The Australian producer responds to the intense rise of Techno in recent years with by surprisingly turning to the side: the tempo decreases, the sounds smudge and the air is filled with thick fumes of hypnotic disco.
FRI 7.9Working in clubs across the country and the globe for over a decade helped Uriah specialize in leading us through sharp, piercing, and three-dimensional journeys of Deep Techno.
FRI 7.9Vaadat Charigim’s raw shoegaze marks an important turn in the previous decade’s alternative scene, when the desire to move away was replaced by an inward gaze into Israeli culture. Loneliness, longing for the near past and apocalyptic visions of Tel Aviv’s destruction – all these expressed in Hebrew and wrapped by thick guitar textures.
SAT 8.9This American group has been finding its strange home between indie pop rock and alternative hip hop since its cult album Alopecia from the early 2000’s. Led by Yoni Wolf, Why? present us with an engineered stream of consciousness, moving between radical self-awareness to a complete lack of it.
The unique style of the dark and sparkling fairy Xen (Malka Tuti) is expressed through everything she does. With her deep and penetrating voice, a minimalistic attitude and 80’s no-wave vibes she creates a dimension of her own and allows us to float there with her.