Yogetsu Akasaka, Klangphonics, Son Mieux and Bat For Lashes - these are the first names confirmed for Colours of Ostrava 2024!
Yogetsu Akasaka (Japan)
Beatboxing Monk who combines Buddhist chanting with live looping, beatboxing, handpan and his multi-faceted voice. Yogetsu Akasaka has created a unique vision combining electronic music, vocals and organic electronica to inspire the listener and take them on a journey into their depths.
Without the opportunity to play live, the trio used social media to reach their audience. Their videos, in which they play well-known techno and house tracks with acoustic instruments, have been viewed by millions of people and have also received admiration from famous producers such as Boris Brejcha and Victor Ruiz.
Son Mieux (The Netherlands)
Son Mieux are Camiel Meiresonne, Maud Akkermans, Quinten Meiresonne, Olivier Lucas, Justin Schellekens, Timo Prins and Niels de Maa. Their second album, The Mustard Seed, was released at the end of 2021 and is receiving great acclaim all over the world.
Bat For Lashes (UK, Pakistan)
Natasha has performed at major festivals such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Latitude and Laneway. She has supported Radiohead, Coldplay and Depeche Mode on extensive tours. As Bat For Lashes, she has released five studio albums, three of which charted in the UK Top 10.