SELECTION: NATIONAL LANGUAGE CATEGORY

CARROUSEL

After two studio albums (Tandem 2010, En équilibre 2012) and a live CD/DVD (Un tour de live 2013), CARROUSEL is back in the limelight with a new album « L’euphorie » (Switzerland release: 07.11.14). Produced by Parisian filmmaker and musician Jean-Louis Piérot, who has worked with big names in Chanson française such as Bashung, Etienne Daho, Thiéfaine, Miossec, Renan Luce and Bénabar, this new album was mixed and recorded in Paris. « L’euphorie » is made up of thirteen colorful tracks, with a pop and aerial universe, and emotional and deep lyrics, as ever. With nearly 400 concerts since 2009, CARROUSEL is now one of the leading bands of the Swiss music scene.

DACHS

The young Swiss « Mundartpop » has new heroes: Dachs, the duo from St. Gallen delivers impertinently stylish, bombastic Electro-Pop. They put their brainy lyrics over gentle beats and melodies soft as cotton. They sing about cities and provinces, about places and non-places, about those who stayed here and there, and those who stay forever.

The EP « Büzlä » is the first release of Dachs: seven songs with a lot of foresight, play on words and warmth.

DACHS

The young Swiss « Mundartpop » has new heroes: Dachs, the duo from St. Gallen delivers impertinently stylish, bombastic Electro-Pop. They put their brainy lyrics over gentle beats and melodies soft as cotton. They sing about cities and provinces, about places and non-places, about those who stayed here and there, and those who stay forever.

The EP « Büzlä » is the first release of Dachs: seven songs with a lot of foresight, play on words and warmth.

KT GORIQUE

KT Gorique, world champion. The young MC living in Switzerland, originally from Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire, shook the hip-hop scene in New York by winning the 2012 freestyle rap world championship. It is worth mentioning that she is the first woman to win this title, as well as the youngest. Give her ten words and thanks to her powerful flow, she’ll give you an improvisation that leaves you wonder-struck. Known as the « Swiss knife » because of all the skills she has – rapper, actress, dancer, to name just a few – she is a fearless entertainer with very astute lyrics. A pure product of street art.

MACAO

Macaô is a Swiss band formed in 2013 by Cyrielle Formaz and Pascal Vigolo, who both sing and play guitar. The band quickly grew with the addition of other musicians and began to stand out with a style of its own: dynamic, powerful folk music that doesn’t hesitate to take in many other influences! From soft and carefully harmonized ballads to the sharpest rock music, Celtic tunes or more bluesy guitar riffs, the members of Macaô capture all these styles to create their own identity.

MACAO

Macaô is a Swiss band formed in 2013 by Cyrielle Formaz and Pascal Vigolo, who both sing and play guitar. The band quickly grew with the addition of other musicians and began to stand out with a style of its own: dynamic, powerful folk music that doesn’t hesitate to take in many other influences! From soft and carefully harmonized ballads to the sharpest rock music, Celtic tunes or more bluesy guitar riffs, the members of Macaô capture all these styles to create their own identity.

PASCAL GAMBONI

Pascal Gamboni is a singer, producer and songwriter. After working for two decades in Austria and Great Britain, he currently lives in Bern. His music has been described as lo-fi and soulful; simple songs that capture the listener. Gamboni, who already played at the Jazz Festival in Montreux, was invited to the famous CMJ Festival in New York and was elected as SRF3-Best-Talent. He sings mainly in Romansh but also in English and a couple of verses in French, Italian and German. Anyone who has seen him perform live knows of the power and depth of his music – it’s a sound that lingers on.

“Musik, die ihre Wurzeln nicht verkennt, aber selbstbewusst in die weite Welt blickt.” (Giuliano Benassi)

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