Appelsap (appeljuice in Dutch) is a festival that brings fresh music since 2001. In the early days it was mainly hiphop, but the last couple of years they’re mixing things up.
With headliners as Danny Brown, French Montana & Schoolboy Q has the organization from Appelsap still got his focus on hiphop. But with the Colors x Boiler Room stage is this festival giving you also an alternative for hiphop. Here three acts you can’t miss this Sunday.
Jesse Boykins III
If you listen to The Beauty Created, the debut album from 2008, it may seem that the in Chicago born Jesse Boykins III is a typical soul singer. The last year he proved otherwise; last year he released an EP called Way Of A Wayfarer which was produced by electronic producer Derwin Schlecker, better known as Gold Panda. Especially the adaptation of Gold Panda’s own Marriage turned out wonderfully. Jesse worked also together with another electronic producer which we saw a few weeks ago at PITCH: Machinedrum. On In The Dust did Boykins a guest appearance. Machinedrum himself produced The Night Is Thru and joined the live band from Boykins for a while, hopefully he’ll come as well this Sunday.
We can safely say that Disclosure is the most buzzed act from the line-up of Appelsap. And not without any reason; their The Face EP is definitely one of the nicest EP’s that we’ve heard so far this year. Especially for fans of incu11-artist Julio Bashmore is the music of the young brothers Howard & Guy Laurence highly recommended. Next to their own work has made Disclosure quiet an impression with the remix from Jessie Ware’s Running and their FACTmix. Let’s see of they can lift up to the high expectations.
It may sound a bit odd if we’re saying that a jazz trio is playing at Appelsap this Sunday, but actually fits these young Canadians perfectly in the line-up of this festival. They aren’t making old dusty jazz music, but making fresh covers from for instance James Blake‘s CMYK, and according to this live footage on YouTube is doing BADBADNOTGOOD this extraordinary well. With their music they also convinced Odd Future‘s own Tyler, The Creator, who promised a complete collab album of the both groups. Hopefully this will happen, because the first track sounds great.