Wun Two (Musicians)
Wun Two is a German producer of electronis beats from Futhwangen, Baden-Württemberg.
Wye Oak (Musicians)
Wye Oak is an American band from Baltimore, consisting of Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner.
Xavier Charles (Musicians)
Xavier Charles (b. 1979) is a Swiss clarinetist from Zurich.
Xeno & Oaklander (Musicians)
Xeno & Oaklander is an American synthpop duo from New York City, consisting of Liz Wendelbo and Sean McBride.
Xique-Xique is a Brazilian electronic music producing duo from Sao Paulo, consisting of Bibiana Graeff and Xavier Dunwich.
Xiu Xiu (Musicians)
Xiu Xiu is an American rock band around the singer Jamie Stewart from San Jose, California that has been founded in 2002.
XL Recordings (Record label)
XL Recordings is a London-based record label, founded in 1989 as sublabel of Beggars Banquet by Tim Palmer, Nick Halkes and Richard Russell. Next to the sublabel Citibeat XL Recordings was founded as further offshoot for the Genres rave and dance. With SL2, T99 and Johnni L very quickly there were their first smaller successes. The co-founders Halkes and Palmer left XL-Recordings in 1993 and Russel took over the label alone. With »Music for the Jilted Generation« the second album of The Prodigy has been released in 1994 and at the very latest with their next shoot »The Fat Of The Land« the breakthrough was achieved. In the noughties the label expanded its stylistic spectrum and with Badly Drawn Boy, M.I.A., The White Stripes and The xx they were alble to set musical accents throughout the entire decade. In 2009 even Radiohead switched to the label. The album »21« by Adele, released in 2012, was not only the greatest hit for the label, but one of the most successful albums in recent years.
Xochimoki was an American duo from New Mexico consisting of Jim Berenholtz and Mazatl Galindo.
xxxy (Rupert Taylor) is a British producer of electronic music from Manchester.
XXYYXX (Marcel Everett, b. 1996) is an American producer of electronic music from Orlando, Florida.
Y Society (Musicians)
Y Society is an American hip hop duo from Washinton, D.C., consisting of Damu the Fudgemunk and Insight.
Yacht is an America band from Boston, Massachusetts that has been founded by Jona Bechtolt in 2002. In 2008 Claire L. Evans accompanied as second member.
Yagya (Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson) is an Icelandic producer of electronic music from Reykjavik.
Yaneq (Jan Kage) is a German rapper, singer, journalist, author and actor from Bonn.
Yaneqdoten is a monthly column in which Jan Kage aka Yaneq talks about the party people, the artists and all the beautiful women in this urban world.
Yann Tiersen (Musicians)
Yann Tiersen (Guillaume Yann Tiersen, b. 1970) is a French musician from Brest.
Yarah Bravo (Musicians)
Yarah Bravo is a Swedish singer with Chilean-Brazilian roots. She is member of One Self and front woman of DJ Vadims The Soundcatcher Soundsystem.
Yassin alias Yassin Taibi is a German rapper and Hip hop producer from Berlin.
Yeasayer is an American indie rock band from New York City, founded in 2006 and consisting of Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton, Anand Wilder, Jason Trammell and Ahmed Gallab.
Yelawolf (Michael Wayne Atha, b. 1979) is an American rapper who is signed to Eminem’s Shady Records since 2011.
Music − Column | posted 24.09.2021
A Tribe Called Quest – Low End Theory (1991)
It doesn’t get much better than that. At the beginning of the 1990s, A Tribe Called Quest brought the flow to the point with their second album »The Low End Theory«. Without aggressive male poses, but with jazz, breaks and vibe.
Music − Review | posted 07.10.2021
Soshi Takeda translates the sight of Chinese mountain landscapes to lo-fi house with his »Floating Mountains« album for 100% Silk.
Music − Review | posted 04.10.2021
Once understood, it’s life-changing: »Wappinschaw«, 1994 released highlight of Cindytalk, has now been reissued on Dais Records.
Music − News | posted 06.09.2021
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters
Exclusive Edition: »Destiny Waiving«
»Destiny Waiving«, the third collaboration between Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters, is scheduled for release on Bureau B on September 24. Exclusively on HHV Records the record will be available in a limited colored vinyl edition.
Music − Review | posted 18.10.2021
More Virtual Dreams: Music From Memory pay tribute to MLO with an extensive compilation of the ambient duo’s mid-90s work.
Music − Portrait | posted 27.10.2021
With their debut album »Float Back To You«, the New York trio Holy Hive presented a folk-soul balm for the sore and bare nerves in 2020. On the self-titled follow-up Paul Spring, Homer Steinweiss and Joe Harrison continue on the chosen course, but sound even more intimate and personal.
Music − Essay | posted 22.09.2021
The Beat Era in the GDR
Records from the Amiga label are widely available in Germany. In addition to pressings of international stars such as Michael Jackson, the Beatles or Bob Dylan, there was also a lot of music from the GDR itself that was released. Some of it is worth to be rediscovered.
Music − Review | posted 08.10.2021
Temple Of The New Sun
»Temple Of The New Sun« comprises pieces by the project Xochimoki, which in the 1980s dedicated itself to reinterpreting Mesoamerican music forms.
Music − News | posted 02.09.2021
Exclusive Edition: »Solar Müsli«
After various collaborations and band projects, Cologne-based Niklas Wandt releases his first solo album »Solar Müsli" on September 17, 2021. Exclusively at HHV Records there will be a Curacao Vinyl Edition.
Music − News | posted 01.10.2021
Das Große Ganze
Now it’s all about »Das Große Ganze". The songwriter Girlwoman from Bielefeld releases her debut on Staatsakt. Exclusively at HHV Records there’s a limited Red Vinyl Edition available.
Music − Review | posted 11.10.2021
Ai Ga Nakucha Ne
»Ai Ga Nakucha Ne« by Akiko Yano, released in 1982, was produced by Ryūichi Sakamoto and offers a wild mix of styles.
Music − Portrait | posted 09.09.2021
Sound as a collection
Between experiment and expectation, the contemporary and the past, Dais Records dares a delicate balancing act in aesthetics. Gibby Miller and Ryan Martin make waves where linearity experiences conscious disturbance – and follow the tracks of exceptional labels.
Music − Portrait | posted 20.09.2021
Loredana Bertè is being lauded as the »Queen of Italian Rock.« This is not only musically inadequate, for Bertè never represented the status quo and instead repeatedly questioned it. She was and still is an outsider out of conviction.
Music − Review | posted 27.10.2021
Shouts 2021 Vol.1&2
With »Shouts 2021,« the British label Rhythm Section International follows up the first instalment of its compilation series with an even more ambitious second one.
Music − News | posted 23.08.2021
Damu The Fudgemunk
Exclusive: »Conversation Peace«
For »Conversation Peace« Damu The Fudgemunk was allowed to help himself in the KPM Music Library. With Blu, Raw Poetic, Nitty Scott and Insight he gets active support on the microphone. An exclusive vinyl edition is available at HHV Records.
Music − News | posted 16.09.2021
Exclusive: »69 Arten Den Pubrock Zu Spielen«
The new album »69 Arten Den Pubrock Zu Spielen« by the Lunsentrio will be released on Tapete Records on October 22, 2021. Exclusively at HHV Records, the record will be available in a green vinyl edition.
Music − Column | posted 16.09.2021
DJ Shadow – Endtroducing (1996)
25 years ago, »Endtroducing« was released, a hip-hop album that brought Björk together with Metallica and Finnish fusion. DJ Shadow was digging in the cellar for it. And found gold. He covered what he found with a touch of melancholy and created an album that seems to have fallen out of time.
Music − Interview | posted 21.09.2021
Taste Is Like Your Bum
In 2003, Jose Gonzalez covered the song “Heartbeat” by The Knife and instantly catapulted himself into the hearts and study rooms of so many. Now he has a new album, »Local Valley«, released. We had the opportunity to interview him.
Music − News | posted 17.09.2021
Ross From Friends
Green Vinyl Edition: »Tread«
On November 5, 2021, the new album »Tread« by Ross From Friends will be released on Brainfeeder. Exclusively on HHV Records, there will be a limited green vinyl edition.
Music − News | posted 30.08.2021
Second album out soon, check the exclusive Edition
New York City-based Holy Hive’s second album will be released September 27, 2021, on Big Crown. Mary Lattimore, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pechnold, and musicians from Antibalas and El Michels Affair helped a little. Exclusive Edition on HHV Records.