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by WUK (Vienna, Austria)
12 January 2017
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Wandl
Based in
Austria, Vienna
Style
Maybe it's because it simply fit the image of Vienna being a laid-back, high-standard-of-living, nothing-to-do metropolis that cloud rap became such a big phenomenon all over the region in 2015....
Ogris Debris
Based in
Austria, Vienna
Style
"Meow! Meow!" That's what the 'Miezekatze' said, and thousands meowed along in clubs all over Europe. With its smooth synth pads, sneaky beat and cute little paws, the track made Ogris Debris an established name in house music. That was six years ago. Or, in club terms, a huge-ass long time. While the duo continued to put out high quality house singles, they didn't bother to record an entire album. Then that changed. In summer 2016, they pooled together everything you need for the big club stage. The album Constant Spring was vibrant, complex and full ...
The Crispies
Based in
Austria, Vienna
Style

When you think of people who start a band to get more girls, the Crispies are one of those. Take any single aspect of “sex, drugs and rock’n’roll” and the Crispies are doing it. Leather jackets, booze, fuzzy guitars, chicks, chairs in pools and sunglasses at night. Heavy drug use might be the only thing not on their list, as while excess is key, being able to play the next gig is important too.

Sure, the Crispies would have been more en vogue 16 years ago, when garage rock had its big revival, but with a far-right-candidate being sworn into the Oval Office, a resurgence of classic American styles is quite ...

Leyya
Based in
Austria, Vienna
Style

Remember Muse? How some said they were just a cheap Radiohead rip-off? And how they’ve become stars in their own right? Sometimes it’s difficult to pin down that special quality which separates a band from mere copycats. Leyya could’ve been a sound-a-like in chilly, bedroom electro-pop, but the duo adds a couple of special ingredients to an established sound. That’s why they sound so accessible while offering different layers of depth.

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Mavi Phoenix
Based in
Austria, Linz
Style

And then it just blew up. 'Quiet' went straight to Spotify's worldwide viral charts and #1 on Austrian national radio. It almost has a Kanyesque quality to it, with flurries of synths, visceral vocoders, a sudden full stop, HD production and self-deprecating lyrics. The track is a strong sign of things to come. Mavi Phoenix had a good start, high profile features in Austrian media, well-placed first gigs. But she's set to take off after the announcement that she's teamed up with the management of indie super-darlings Bilderbuch and booking agency Bomber der Herzen. ...

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