Remembering Incu’15

November 19, 2015

“On Friday I got kicked in the face seeing Converge, and narrowly missed the same fate on Thursday. I was covered in bruises, had hands full of grit and a slightly looser set of teeth, but you know what? It was totally worth it. Taking a battering was all part of package.” (Resident Advisor) Continuing […]

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5 tips for Incubate with Niek Nellen (of Afterpartees)

September 8, 2015

Niek Nellen is the singer of the Dutch garage pop band Afterpartees. I have no reservations whatsoever when it comes to preaching to a choir. If you are reading this, you are probably already going to the Incubate festival and you don’t need another 5 reasons to go. But I came here to preach. So […]

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Incubate’s individual top-10 album releases of 2012 – Joost Heijthuijsen

December 31, 2012

It’s that time of the year again and just like previous years we’ve been collecting your top ten album releases of the past year and created a list of the top-452 album releases of 2012 according to you. Although this final list including all your entries has been announced allready, the ranking is still on. […]

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The top-452 album releases of 2012 according to you

December 7, 2012

Firework! That’s what the #1 record of 2012 starts with. According to you, Japandroids‘ Celebration Rock is the best release of 2012. The  band that performed at Incubate 2012 got 22 votes and was on #1 in four individual yearlists. 86 top-10 lists were submitted the last few weeks and the toplist is not curated by an […]

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[ tips] Lowlands 2012

August 16, 2012

You know who headlines and you know the festival itself. So we’re not going to spend time telling you about them. Instead we’re going to suggest the artists in the line-up we think you really can’t afford to miss. We start off with hardcore punkers Trash talk (Charlie, Friday 14:30). This band from California kick up […]

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[Spotifriday] Your weekend soundtrack – Week 18

April 27, 2012

Pretty similar to our IncuThursday‘s (especially yesterday) we try to put really different styles and genres in the Spotifriday. And we guess that you can that we succeeded today; Aggressive avantgardehiphop, Canadian folkmusic, spacetronica, ’80s auto-tune r’n’b eletropop and to top it all; An industrial soundtrack for a Finish movie from a Slovenian band. Have fun! […]

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[Report] Frank at SXSW: Part one

March 15, 2012

Our colleague Frank Kimenai is in Austin, Texas right now where is visiting the SXSW festival. He is so kind to let us know what we are missing up there. Today: Report of day one. SXSW: Day one, Tuesday, March 13 After an exhausting travel of about 16 hours in total, thanks to missing connections in Houston, I arrived […]

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Incubate’s individual top 10 year lists! Part one: Vincent’s picks

December 16, 2011

We posted the ‘top 486 releases of 2011 according to you‘ a while ago, now it’s time for the individual Incubate employees year-lists! Every day until the end of 2011, we’re going to post the top 10 year-lists of the Incubate employees. There’re also links to Spotify  (or to other sources where you can find […]

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The top 486 releases of 2011 according to You

December 6, 2011

  86 top-10’s submitted, 486 unique releases submitted resulting in a top 448 releases of 2011; yeah, the call for year-lists seems to be quite a success. It’s not a big surprise the magnificent Let England Shake-album by PJ Harvey ended up on number one in the We Are Incubate year-list 2011, followed by The War […]

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Here’s Indie Thursday!

July 9, 2009

Sun Araw, consisting of Magic Lantern guitar player Cameron Stallones, just released one of the best records of 2009 so far.  Just like Magic Lantern, Sun Araw is heavily influenced by Spaceman 3, Faust and Amon Düül II. This third record Heavy Deeds isn’t exactly suitable for the average indie kid, but if you like […]

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ICYMI: Incubate Arcade 2014

December 18, 2015

With the year coming to an end, here’s another trip down memory lane – a lovely, detailed look back at the Incubate Arcade of 2014, courtesy of Zuraida Buter. [View the story “Incubate Arcade 2014 ” on Storify]

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