Le Guess Who?’s Who 2017: Greg Fox

There’s less than a month to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

Greg Fox

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Performing Friday 10th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by Basilica Soundscape

Photo: Ebru Yildiz

The incredibly talented, versatile and daring drummer Greg Fox is a percussive force who has played and collaborated with an array of stellar artists, including Guardian Alien, Liturgy, Colin Stetson, Dan Deacon, Man Forever, Zs and Ben Frost, who is also performing at Le Guess Who?. Just last month, Fox released his second album, The Gradual Progression, with one of its main influences being the very jazz legend who is also gracing the stages of Le Guess Who? this year, Pharoah Sanders. Read on for a list of three acts Fox will definitely be catching at the festival.

 

Pharoah Sanders

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Performing Saturday 11th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by Shabazz Palaces

 

Matana Roberts

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Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by Jerusalem In My Heart

Photo: Evan Hunter McKnight

 

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

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Performing Saturday 11th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by James Holden

Photo: Liz DeLeo

 

Le Guess Who? will take place 9-12 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And stay tuned for more artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2017: Yat-Kha

There’s just a month to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

Yat-Kha

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Performing Thursday 9th November at TivoliVredenburg

One band we’re looking forward to seeing is Yat-Kha. The astounding and acclaimed band from Tuva was founded over 25 years ago and explores the ground between traditional and modern, fusing traditional Tuvan music and throat singing with genres like rock, blues, post punk and electronic music. Led by guitarist and throat singer Albert Kuvezin, Yat-Kha have found audiences all around the world. Here’s their recommendations, with a few words from Albert.

 

Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares

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Performing Thursday 9th November at Domkerk, curated by Perfume Genius

“know them for long time and always impressed by their professionalism and magical cords…”

 

Farida & The Iraqi Maqam Ensemble

Performing Saturday 11th November at Jacobikerk, curated by Jerusalem In My Heart

“we like spiritual, divine music. I think there must be godlike or spiritual in music!”

 

Jambinai

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Performing Saturday 11th November at De Helling

“I heard them once in Beijing four years ago when they were young and really liked. Now I want to see if they made any progress.”

 

Le Guess Who? will take place 9-12 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And stay tuned for more artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2017: Ex-Easter Island Head

There’s just over a month to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We asked the bands we’re most excited to see for their recommendations.

Ex-Easter Island Head

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Performing Saturday 11th November, curated by James Holden

First up is Liverpool based experimental trio Ex-Easter Island Head, who create mesmeric minimalistic and rhythmic compositions using mallets and guitars. When we asked them they told us they are looking forward to seeing Roy Montgomery, John Maus, Gas, the Sai Anantam Ashram Singers, Flohio and “more or less everything on the lineup”. But the three below topped their list:

Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares

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Performing Thursday 9th November, curated by Perfume Genius

 

James Holden & The Animal Spirits

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Performing Saturday 11th November

 

Visible Cloaks

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Performing Sunday 12th November

 

Le Guess Who? will take place 9-12 November. For tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And stay tuned for more artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.