MYRA Monoka is an international singer/songwriter and music producer who creates an exciting blend of contemporary R&B and soulful electronic pop. Myra has been studying classical music since age six, and attended the famous Bela Bartok Conservatory in Budapest, Hungary. In 2016 she sharpened her music production skills at the SAE Institute in Miami, USA, where she had the opportunity to learn from a renowned group of teachers, such as the 3x Grammy Nominated, multi-platinum winning Krunkadelic, producer for Elton John, Nelly Furtado, Jamie Foxx, Sean Paul, Jennyfer Hudson etc.
Ohnody is the pseudonym of Dori Hegyi’s solo project. Minimal and sophisticated drawings, free-spoken and deep poems, supple and emotional vocals, clumsy instrumentals. Ohnody is an interdisciplinary project that blends these four different values together. Every detail from the covers to the rhymes are lead by deliberate concept satisfying her imagination. The pseudonym comes from Hungarian surname “Ónody”, a second name of Dori’s great grandmother, picked to reinforce her family’s artistic legacy.
Skeemers is a Budapest based surf band from Hungary. Their songs are inspired by feelings, movies and stuff they are going through. They play high energy, short songs with lyrics that are sometimes dark and heavy, sometimes playful and funny. “Fairlady” was the song that brought wider attention and recognition to the band. Since then they are constantly working on new songs and playing gigs all around Hungary and Europe.
Budapest based band, The Qualitons is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Catchy, energetic, psychedelic rock inspired by the sounds of mod-beat and funk music of the 60s and 70s. Budapest based band, The Qualitons has built a reputation for their entertaining shows and the unique vibe that describes them. After a successful European tour, international support has also been surrounding them, manifesting in radio show ups (BBC, KEXP), interviews and showcase festivals(SXSW).
The albums Panoramic Tymes and Tomorrow’s News is now followed by the brand new third one, called Echoes Calling. With the new musical material the band is off to pastures new. The tracks are longer, made of several parts, the sounds are bolder and more progressive. It all adds up to the band’s characteristic trait, the rich vocal harmonies building on solid guitar grooves.
In consequence of a surprising encounter with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, rumours say that they are Anthony Kiedis’ favourite Hungarian band. As gigwise.com well described them, The Qualitons is rejuvenating the beat era psychedelia.
SONYA IS A HUNGARIAN POST-ROCK BAND FROM BUDAPEST, FORMED IN 2013 WITH TWO DRUMMERS IN THE BEGINNING. THEY HAD THEIR DEBUT SHOW ON THE SAME NIGHT WITH THE PREMIER OF THEIR FIRST MUSIC VIDEO FOR THEIR SONG ‘KITCHENFLOOR’, WHICH LATER WON ‘THE BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR’ PRIZE ON VIVA COMET, HUNGARY IN 2014. THIS ENCOURAGED THE GROUP TO CONTINUE THE PATH THEY STARTED.
Mary PopKids is an indie band based in Budapest, Hungary. The group of 8 aims to make edgy, soul infused pop and cites eclectic influences ranging from Arcade Fire and Phoenix to Sly Stone and Bon Iver. Recognised for their energetic, vocoder and percussion heavy live shows, they’ve become household names in Hungary?s music scene, performing regularly at the biggest festivals (including Sziget and VOLT) and premier clubs. Venturing out of the local scene the band also played shows and festivals in Russia, Poland, Belgium and Romania in the last few years.
“Take You to The Sea” claims Belau about their compositions. In the world of electronics, music duo (Peter Kedves and Buzas Krisztian) create a constant buoyant mood and a sense of optimism which meet innovative electronic beats. The message of Belau is a simple one: leave the busyness and monotony of everyday life behind, get rid of our barriers, and experience every moment to its fullest. Belau takes their listeners to cheerful places, filled with sunshine, where one can relax, unwind and find peace and harmony.