GERMAN HAUS MUSIC
ARTISTS 2020

25 artists from Germany will perform at SXSW, ranging from Indie Pop, Hip Hop and Post Punk to Industrial and Lo-Fi. Here you can find information about their background, what they're looking for and where you can see them perform.

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Better Person

Indie Pop
Berlin
Better Person is a project by Berlin-based polish singer Adam Byczkowski. He released his debut EP "It's Only You" in 2016, which lead to shows all over the world. In 2019 he finished recording his debut album in Los Angeles.
RELEASE
Like A Whisper (Single)
CONTACT
Anton Teichmann (Management),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Booking US, Label US
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
12:15 am - 12:55 am
Las Perlas

Bluestaeb

Hip Hop
Berlin / Paris
Jakarta Records producer Bluestaeb is one of the key figures of a new generation of hip-hop beat makers, who have emancipated from genre thinking and instead merge old school aesthetics with a new school attitude and organic instrumentation.
LABEL
Jakarta Records
RELEASE
She (Single feat. Harleighblu)
CONTACT
Jonathan Nixdorff (Management),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Booking, Publishing
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

SUNDAY March 15, 2020
12:30 pm - 12:50 pm
German Pavilion

MONDAY March 16, 2020
9:00 pm - 9:40 pm
Buffalo Billiards

THURSDAY March 19, 2020
Javelina

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Byrke Lou

Electronic / Algorithmic Composition
Berlin
Berlin-born Byrke Lou is a physicist and trans-disciplinary artist. Specialised in complex systems and in science and art hybrids, she works across traditional and new media exploring current scientific research and new technologies like AI and AR.
LABEL
ZCKR Records
RELEASE
Code (Album)
CONTACT
Byrke Lou (Artist),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Booking, PR
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm
International Day Stage At Brush Square Park

THURSDAY March 19, 2020
12:00 am - 12:40 am
The Hideout

Chicks on Speed Flying VooCha

Electroclash / Electronic
Hamburg / Cologne
SPECIAL GUEST AT SXSW: Chicks On Speed Flying VooCha is Melissa E. Logan with Nelly Ellinor and Lila Twills. The multimodal project richochets between fine art provocateur; the performance utilizing prototype instruments, many wearable to which the audience is invited.
RELEASE
Arctic Rabbit (Single)
CONTACT
Mirca Lotz (Tour Management),
E-Mail
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

TUESDAY March 17, 2020
8:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Empire Control Room

Cosby

Indie Pop
Munich
Stuck in the usual abundance - plastic exuberance, excessive meat consume and media overload are targeted in Cosby’s new single. Innocent kids being turned into puppets loyal to the system but still passing on the knowingly unbearable status quo.
LABEL
Just Push Play
RELEASE
Follow The Leader (Single)
CONTACT
Kilian Reischl (Artist),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Booking, Label, PR
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

MONDAY March 16, 2020
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm
German Pavilion

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
8:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Seven Grand

Die Heiterkeit

Indie Pop
Berlin
Die Heiterkeit is a band that started out in Hamburg and has been a part of the German indie music scene for 10 years now, releasing 4 critically acclaimed albums. The 2016 double album "Pop&Tod I+II" was featured amongst Spiegel Onlines best albums of the year and as a "pop moment of the year" at Sueddeutsche Zeitung. The latest Album "Was Passiert ist" was released in 2019 and received top reviews as well. The only constant band member is singer/songwriter Stella Sommer and a changing live line-up.
LABEL
Buback Tonträger
RELEASE
Was passiert ist (Album)
CONTACT
Stella Sommer (Artist),
E-Mail
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
12:00 am - 12:40 am
Seven Grand

Diego Noguera

Experimental Electronics / Ambient
Berlin
Diego Noguera mixes ambient music with rhythms that approach dance music. The electricity of machines and modular synths becomes a telluric force, generating an arc that goes from meditative music to a sonorous catharsis.
LABEL
Pirotecnia Records
RELEASE
Soñé que iba a dormir bien (Single)
CONTACT
Diego Noguera (Artist),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Booking
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
8:15 pm - 8:55 pm
Las Perlas

THURSDAY March 19, 2020
10:00 pm - 10:40 pm
The Hideout

Gewalt

GERMAN WUT WAVE
Berlin
Berlin-based band Gewalt condenses in most radical tongues the impossibility and inescapebility of human existance. The facade are machinebeats, clinking guitars, the din, the beauty of sonic pressure and the absence of any light.
LABEL
This Charming Man
RELEASE
Deutsch (Single)
CONTACT
Helen Henfling (Artist),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Booking, PR
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

MONDAY March 16, 2020
12:00 am - 12:40 am
Elysium

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Seven Grand

Ilgen-Nur

Indie Pop
Berlin
The themes of the 23-year-old Berlin-based songwriter Ilgen-Nur revolve around growing up and finding a place in a world where queer and feminist voices are still too often ignored.
LABEL
Euphorie
RELEASE
Power Nap (Album)
CONTACT
Tammo Kasper (Management),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Booking, Label, PR (US / UK)
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

MONDAY March 16, 2020
8:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Handlebar Rooftop

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
10:00 pm - 10:40 pm
Seven Grand

SATURDAY March 21, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hotel Vegas At Volstead

Jealous

Glam Rock / Post Punk / Garage
Berlin
Jealous are inspired by 70s Glam Rock and Post Punk, Garage and Country. The songs are written about serial killers, strange drug experiences, the weather and the need to not be sorry for being human and flawed.
LABEL
Baby Satan Records
RELEASE
What's Your Damage (EP)
CONTACT
Patrick Daniel (Tour Manager),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Live & Festival gigs
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
9:00 pm - 9:40 pm
Seven Grand

SATURDAY March 21, 2020
9:45 pm - 10:15 pm
Hotel Vegas At Volstead

Jeannel

R&B / Pop / Lo-Fi
Berlin
Jeannel’s sound reminds of artists such as Banks and Lana del Rey. She launched her Debut EP „Noitulove“ in 2019 gaining attention from Earmilk & Glamglare and more. Jeannel is currently producing her next EP, set to be released in early 2020.
RELEASE
Noitulove (EP)
CONTACT
Marie-Christine Scheffold (Booking Agent),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Label, PR (US), Publishing, Management, Agent (US), Brand Relations
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

TUESDAY March 17, 2020
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm
German Pavilion

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
10:15 pm - 10:55 pm
Las Perlas

FRIDAY March 20, 2020
9:00 pm
The Townsend

L Twills

Experimental Pop
Hamburg
Switching between pop dystopian spectacle and intimate emotional apparentness, L Twills embodies a hybrid sonic enterprise that promotes the vision of complex and provocative pop music.
LABEL
Misitunes
RELEASE
[Freedom/Fiction] (Album)
CONTACT
Mirca Lotz (Tour Management),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Booking, Label, PR
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
11:15 pm - 11:55 pm
Las Perlas

Lambert

Pop / Modern Classic
Berlin
“If someone’s wearing a mask, he’s gonna tell you the truth.” – Bob Dylan, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story. Enigmatic Berlin-based composer and pianist Lambert, who’s live trademark is to perform wearing a Sardinian bull mask.
LABEL
Mercury KX
RELEASE
True (Album)
CONTACT
Sven Hasenjaeger (Management),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Booking
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

THURSDAY March 19, 2020
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Central Presbyterian Church

Milky Chance

Electronic Pop
Kassel
Germany’s platinum-selling, billions-streaming electronic pop duo made their return with their third album "Mind The Moon" in 2019. Already veterans of famous festivals like Glastonbury and Coachella, the duo is currently hitting the road again.
LABEL
Muggelig Records
RELEASE
Mind The Moon (Album)
CONTACT
Björn Deparade (Management),
E-Mail
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

THURSDAY March 19, 2020
8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Sxsw Outdoor Stage At Lady Bird Lake

Normal Echo

Electronic / Songwriting
Berlin
Originally from Poland, Normal Echo's Dawid Szczesny has released experimental music on labels around the world. Since 2010 he's made his home in Berlin. The album will be released on vinyl on Holodeck Records.
LABEL
Holodeck Records
RELEASE
Kaskady (Album)
CONTACT
Dawid Szczesny (Artist),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
PR
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
9:15 pm - 9:55 pm
Las Perlas

FRIDAY March 20, 2020
9:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hotel Vegas At Volstead

Portrait XO

AI Music
Berlin
Portrait XO is a hybrid music and installation artist exploring how far we can go with AI, sound and new media. She pushes to evolve traditional and non-traditional approaches to music making and immersive installations.
CONTACT
Mirca Lotz (Tour Management),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Booking, Label, PR
WEBSITE

S. Fidelity

Hip Hop
Berlin
Berlin-based producer S. Fidelity has become one of the most intriguing Hip Hop producers in the European beat scene, releasing his unique and always driving sound experiments through tastemaker label Jakarta Records.
LABEL
Jakarta Records
RELEASE
A Safe Place To Be Naked (Single)
CONTACT
Jonathan Nixdorff (Management),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Booking, Publishing
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
1:15 am - 1:55 am
Las Perlas

THURSDAY March 19, 2020
Javelina

Sea Moya

Psychedelic Kraut Beat
Mannheim
Initially formed in summer 2014 in between shipping containers in a German harbor Sea Moya are David and Elias, who love sharing their own version of Afro Beat and electronically infused Psychedelic Kraut Rock with humans across the globe.
RELEASE
Falmenta (Album)
CONTACT
Vivien Mierzkalla (Management ),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Label, Distribution, PR
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

MONDAY March 16, 2020
10:00 pm - 10:40 pm
Buffalo Billiards

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
9:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Hotel Vegas At Volstead

Sebastian Plano

Contemporary Classic
Berlin
Sebastian Plano is a Grammy-nominated composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, based in Berlin.
LABEL
Mercury KX
RELEASE
Verve (Album)
CONTACT
Angie Rance (Booking Agent),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Live gigs
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

THURSDAY March 19, 2020
9:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Central Presbyterian Church

Sofia Portanet

German New Wave / Post Punk
Berlin
Berlin artist Sofia Portanet made a big impact and hype after her first four singles with performances at SXSW and Reeperbahn Festival. BBC 6 Music hailed her as "Germanys Next Big International Pop Star". 2020 will see the release of her debut album.
LABEL
Duchess Box Records
RELEASE
Planet Mars (Single)
CONTACT
Grant Box (Label),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Producer, Booking, Mgmt.
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

MONDAY March 16, 2020
11:00 pm - 11:40 pm
Elysium

TUESDAY March 17, 2020
1:00 am - 1:50 am
Handlebar Rooftop

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Seven Grand

THURSDAY March 19, 2020
1:00 am - 1:50 am
The Iron Bear

Sparkling

Indie / Post Punk
Cologne
A highly concentrated blend of hypnotic drums and multifaceted pop song-writing with guitars. Sparkling means electrified post-punk, breathless and elegant, somewhere between Cologne and London.
RELEASE
I Want to See Everything (LP)
CONTACT
Luca Schüten (Tour Manager),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
US Booking, Label, Management, PR
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

MONDAY March 16, 2020
11:00 pm - 11:40 pm
Buffalo Billiards

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
11:00 pm - 11:40 pm
Seven Grand

Stella Sommer

Singer-Songwriter / Folk / Indie
Berlin
Stella Sommer is the singer, songwriter and only constant member of her project Die Heiterkeit. In 2018 she released "13 Kinds of Happiness", her first record in english. 2020 will see the release of her second solo album.
RELEASE
13 Kinds of Happiness (Album)
CONTACT
Stella Sommer (Artist),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Label
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Seven Grand

FRIDAY March 20, 2020
7:00 pm - 7:40 pm
Central Presbyterian Church

The Underground Youth

Post Punk
Berlin
Started in 2008 as the creative project of Craig Dyer, The Underground Youth blends dark cinematic soundscapes with raw post-punk music. Currently based in Berlin, they have released 8 albums and 3 EPs since their formation.
LABEL
Fuzz Club Records
RELEASE
Montage Images Of Lust & Fear (Album)
CONTACT
Craig Dyer (Artist),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
PR, Publishing
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
1:00 am - 1:40 am
Seven Grand

THURSDAY March 19, 2020
8:55 pm - 9:30 pm
Hotel Vegas Patio

Timboletti

Electronic
Essen
Rumours have it that he escaped from a confetti factory in some faraway place and that he was on the road with a flea circus afterwards. That would explain why all those sepia-coloured scenes from exotic places appear before the inner eye of his listeners. It's this organic amalgamation of traditional, hand-played music and the digital functionality of house beats that makes Timboletti a very special DJ and producer
LABEL
Copycow
RELEASE
Demen (EP)
CONTACT
Tim Reichelt,
E-Mail

Yb Da Widget

Hip Hop
Nuremberg
Yb Da Widget is a contemporary hip hop artist, born on a U.S base in Nuremberg and raised in Austin, Texas. Yb made his way onto the music scene recently with his unique style consisting of chill vibes with a lot of energy and emotions.
RELEASE
All On Me (Single)
CONTACT
Kevin Javes Lewis (Artist),
E-Mail
LOOKING FOR
Management
WEBSITE
SHOW at SXSW 2020:

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Seven Grand

WEDNESDAY March 18, 2020
Scratchouse