SOUTH RAKKAS CREW
PRODUCED BY KOMUNIKATORI
Dimitri Debaka - Time To Love
Lado Vs Greenbeam & Leon - Spiral
Post Minimal Funk & Confucius - Roy
Autumn Tree - Cubi
Low Battery - Lowland
Tornike - Hidden Sound
Ekala - Voice In My Head
Dima Dadiani & Maka Chichua - Eleqtrotalgebi
Alex Rayden & NickBee - Cave
Nargeezah Soundsystem - Sunset Riddim
Nikakoi - Shentimental
Nika Machaidze (Nikakoi / Erast) won the first electronic music award in Georgia (Caucasus) - Electronaut 2007
The winners in other categories are:
ARTIST / BAND: RAVEONETTES
SONG (MP3): ALY, WALK WITH ME
ALBUM: Lust Lust Lust
FILE UNDER: Indie Pop
LABEL: Sony Records
INFO: The Raveonettes are a Danish pop duo consisting of Sune Rose Wagner (on guitar, instruments, vocals) and Sharin Foo (on bass and vocals). Their music is characterized by close two-part vocal harmonies inspired by The Everly Brothers, coupled with hard-edged electric guitar overlaid with liberal doses of noise. Their songs juxtapose the structural and chordal simplicity of 50s and 60s rock with intense electric instrumentation, driving beats and often dark lyrical content, similar to another of the band's influences, The Velvet Underground. "We are not scared of being blunt about what the references are in our music," said Sharin Foo. "For instance, if you look at our name, The Raveonettes, it's a complete direct reference to The Ronettes and Buddy Holly Rave On. So, in that sense, we're pretty clear about it
ARTIST / BAND: CHRIS WALLA
SONG (MP3): SING AGAIN
ALBUM: Field Manual
FILE UNDER: Indie / Experimental
INFO: Known both as the guitarist/producer in Death Cab for Cutie and as an in-demand producer of other independent-minded artists (Tegan & Sara, Decemberists), Walla brings a refined aesthetic and melodic ear to everything he involves himself in. Walla's past recordings of his own songs (occasionally made available online under the name Martin Youth Auxiliary) have mostly been quickly-recorded lo-fi sketches unintended for widespread release. His upcoming release, titled field manual, represents the first time his own songs have been given the studio attention and thought-out approach to recording for which he is in such demand by others.
ARTIST / BAND: SYBRIS
SONG (MP3): OH MAN!
ALBUM: Into The Trees
FILE UNDER: Indie / Psychedelic / Pop
INFO: Sybris is...
Angela Mullenhour - sings and fingerpicks an Epiphone Firebird guitar. She plays through a Fender Super Six combo amp.
Eric Mahle - plays drums. Eric joined the band in the spring of 2005.
Phil Naumann - plays G&L ASAT guitars through a 1972 Fender Bassman combo amp.
Shawn Podgurski - sings and plays a Fender P-Bass through a Kustom 200 amp.
ARTIST / BAND: STEVE SMITH
SONG (MP3): HIT ME UP
ALBUM: This Town
FILE UNDER: Rock / Acoustic / Indie
LABEL: G.A.S. Records
INFO: Grammy Award Winner with the band Dirty Vegas, Singer/Songwriter Steve Smith has taken 2 years away, to record his first Solo Album. He moved from his native London England to Massachusetts to find the inspiration to finally achieve his dream. Recorded at the legendary Camp Street Studios (Formerly Fort Apache) many Musicians of all genre’s and styles came to play on Steve’s Album, including Anthony Saffery (Cornershop/Beck) , Actor Jon Savage (Deer Hunter/Hair), Terry Barber a counter-tenor from the NYSO, Jay Ungar the principal violinist for James Horner (Titanic/Legends of the Fall) and Rob Swift (X-ecuitioners/Quincy Jones). The result is a collection of songs that blend folk/rock and electronica, and Steve’s craft of songwriting that fuses all those styles together. The title track, ‘This Town’ features an inspired speech recorded by the acclaimed actor Jon Savage, and sets the mood for the whole Album. Xread more from the source...
ARTIST / BAND: MAGNET SCHOOL
SONG (MP3): XX
ALBUM: Tonight We Drink....Tomorrow We Battle The Evil At Hand
FILE UNDER: Rock / Indie / Alternative
LABEL: Arclight Records
INFO: Last year's debut Magnet School EP, Crush, had punch and power, maneuvering through melody, riff, and echo like only veteran rockers could. Tonight We Drink takes that EP (in its entirety) and adds a dose of At the Drive-In sensibility, Foo Fighters addiction, and slick, arena-rock production. The local fourpiece electrifies a sound that switches on the fog machine, releasing the bass-heavy drive of opener "XX." Without a hi-hat in earshot and relying heavily on song structure, newbies "Seventensplit," "Colettalicious," and "The Ghost of Duane" are timeless, borrowing tricks from early-Nineties stalwarts (not unlike Magnet School's cover of Swervedriver's "Never Lose That Feeling") and adding their own verve. It might be a little too clean, a little too glossy for a Red River powerhouse, but if that's the biggest issue Magnet School faces, then funding won't be a problem at all.