Concerts at Midem 2019
Midem has developed its Midem by Night programme to encourage the discovery of new talent in high-potential regions. Over four days, 7,000 participants will have the opportunity to attend around 30 concerts of the world’s most promising artists performing on Midem Beach’s two stages.
Midem by Night
Since 1967, Midem has become a key fixture for professionals in the international music industry who gather in Cannes to network, learn what’s trending, and discover the most promising talent. Within a vibrant atmosphere, Midem places live performance at the heart of the event with two stages on the stunning Midem Beach dedicated to concerts.
Midem by Night spotlights upcoming artists from around the world, showcasing their talent to the most influential music players and helping them to take their career to the next level. For more than five decades, some of the most iconic and renowned artists have played live at Midem, including Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Jamie Cullum, La Mano Negra, Madness, Juan Atkins, Laurent Garnier, C2C, 2manydjs and Charlie Winston.
Midem by Night is a focus point for the energy and creativity of our eclectic and innovative music community. It’s an emotional powerhouse and an amazing opportunity for the audience to share a special moment!
Ácido Pantera started as music producer duo born in Bogota, Colombia, in 2013 when Diego Veira and Juan Por Dios got involved with local rhythms and synthesizers. Soon they won the Best Electronic Producer award by Subterranica and Best Live Performance by CEC Awards. They are currently starting the promotion of the first single of their brand new album called “Marimba Tambo”” and started touring around America and performing at great festivals around the world. Ácido Pantera has a powerful live set fusing Colombian sounds such as Gatias, traditional percussion instruments mixed with drum machines, synthesizers, and Spanish vocals to create original Colombian acid tropical beats.
Apple Jacks have more than 20 years of live music experience. The pair met at the end of the nineties when Paolo and Matteo were looking for the excitement of live music. Today the brand Apple Jacks is well recognized as a warranty for an alternative experience in dj sets: funky, feel good beats, guitars and percussions, everything exclusively live! The duo played with the most appreciated DJs (2manydjs, Damien Lazarus among the others) and cooperated with authorities in the fashion industry (Armani, Hermes, Valentino, Moncler, Chiara Ferragni).
20-year-old Alexander Oscar is a Danish singer and songwriter signed to Sony Music Denmark. With only a few singles released, he has already proven himself a true pop star on the rise. He is an extremely talented vocalist and songwriter, and has formed his own, unique universe of smooth and immensely catchy pop songs. Although the early stage in his career he has already been working with prominent producers with hit artists such as: Mark Ronson, Zara Larsson, Mary J. Blidge, Ellie Goulding, Alma on their résumé.
Amuyi (Lu-Chiang), born in 1994, Atayal aboriginal female singer. She had started performing R&B songs in the choir with her family as she was a kid, and she was deeply influenced by singers like Adele, Beyoncé, and Joss Stone. Indeed, this had led her to her journey on the musical path. Amuyi discovered by music producer when she participated and won the third place in the local singing contest. This opportunity is making Amuyi release "We Do not Talk"album by indie label and nominated by 2013 Golden Music Award for the Best New Artist when she was only 18. Her first major label album "O_LOVE" was released in Oct 2017. The 1st Single "Passing-By" music video reached 1 million Views on YouTube only in 3 weeks and 4 singles reached the top 10 of the daily chart on Taiwan digital music platform. She was nominated as Best Female Singer in 2018 “29th Golden Melody Awards” by this album. Amuyi has already become the next coming up Taiwanese “Pop Diva” in Mandarin World.
ANYA has American R&B and hip-hop running through her veins and Scandinavian thoughtfulness on her mind – her Danish dad and African-American mom obviously passed on the best of both worlds, when they raised the young singer in the Danish countryside. ANYA released her debut single, Greet Me, in 2014 and was immediately appointed “one to watch” by the Danish media. In 2015, she won the award for Single of the Year with Greet Me at The Scandinavian Soul Award as well as Danish newspaper Politiken “Byen-award” in the category Upcoming of the Year. The hype was a force to be reckoned with for the young singer and her debut EP, which she - in line with her being down to earth and humble - entitled “The Credit”. Since then, things have evolved rapidly for ANYA: she has released a number of successful singles, she has toured the country and she has performed at the biggest TV shows in Denmark.
Best known for being part of the new wave of French rock bands that emerged in the mid-2000s (The Baby Rockers), BB Brunes can proud themselves for their 10-year career and numerous collaborations with famous French artists Vanessa Paradis, HollySiz and Yelle. Before the release of their 5th album, due for September 2019, BB Brunes will join Midem for an exclusive meet & greet with their fans.
Blanche, aka Ellie Delvaux, is a 19-year old Belgian singer. Her debut single City Lights in 2017 has propelled Blanche straight to the top of the European charts with her sultry voice and atypical style. Blanche’s precocious songwriting, compelling vocals and melodies will stick with you long after the song ends. Already a big name in her native Belgium, the young winner of European Border Breakers Awards and many national awards is currently in studio between London and Brussels, working on her debut album to be released after the summer.
CeCe Rogers is a legend! One of the artists who helped establish House music. With other artists like Marshall Jefferson, Ten City, Joe Smooth, Frankie Knuckles, Robert Owens just to mention a few. For more than 20 years CeCe, who personally received his name by the Godfather of soul James Brown himself, was showing his outstanding talent as a vocalist, songwriter and musician on stage all over the world. As well as a recording artist, CeCe delivered anthems like “No Love Lost“, ”Someday” and “All Join Hands” which belong to the biggest songs ever released in the genre of House music.
Bo Ningen are a Japanese four-piece alternative rock band consisting of Taigen Kawabe (bass/ vocals), Yuki Tsujii (guitar), Kohhei Matsuda (guitar) and Monchan Monna (drums). Though they come from Gumma, Tajimi, Nishinomiya, and Tokyo, they coalesced in London. Wooed by many high-profile acts wanting to take them on tours and featured as icons in McQ by Alexander McQueen’s campaign and works by Juergen Teller, as well as some of the world’s biggest festivals putting their name on their lineup including Glastonbury, Coachella, and Fuji Rock, Bo Ningen embody today’s art/music scene where crossovers of different cultures are flourishing. Having released 3 albums so far, they are currently working on their new album scheduled to be released in 2019, recorded around the world in London, Tokyo and LA in a constant search for inspiration.
Pedro David Daleccio Torres, better known as Dalex, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico. His EP "La Nueva Ola" was released last year under the label Rich Music, which is nominated for the 2017 Latin Music Billboard Awards as "Latin Rhythm Album Label of The Year". "Pa 'Mí" with Rafa Pabón is the first single. Its remix ft. Rafa Pabon, Sech, Cazzu, Feid, Khea and Lenny Tavarez, has become a viral sensation reaching # 1 in the Spotify Global 50 Viral Chart and #1 in 4 Latin American countries on Apple Music's Top 100 Chart. The official audio of the track has more than 67.5 million streams on YouTube.
From Los Angeles to London, DJ Phenom’s reputation as a party starter and tastemaker proceeds him, bringing in beats from all worlds and leaving a blend tailored for any dance floor. Rejuvenating the sub-cultures of music fixed in him, Edwin the El Salvadorian born record aficionado flies the Beatsource & DJcity flag high; proudly owning the open format style from the hottest Mixshows on air to the US’s a-list party venues, effortlessly fusing hip-hop, Motown tips, Latin, house music and more.
Determined. Revolutionary. Unstoppable. These are fitting words to describe Dru (Andrew Grange), whose musical influences include Usher, Frank Ocean, Marvin Gaye, D’Angelo, Jodeci, and Stevie Wonder. "The One", Dru’s first solo album, was released in 2008 and earned critical acclaim, including 3.5/4 stars from the Toronto Star. The first three singles, “The One”, “Stay with Me (Always)”, and “Seasons” garnered strong chart positions at CHR/Top 40. He earned many JUNO nominations.
Alessandro Gemelli is an Italian composer, producer, musical arranger and artistic director based in Milan, Italy. He co-produced songs for major international industries like Armada Music (Armin Van Buuren’s major electronic music record label founded in 2003 by the five time “Dj of the year” award winning producer) and Revealed Records (Hardwell’s record labe ). This gives him the opportunity to manage two international tours, first in China and then in India, and to play around the world ending up on Tomorrowland’s stage, the most famous EDM Festival in the world, for three times.
Greta Tedeschi was born in Turin in 1994. She began her career at 17 years as a resident DJ of some clubs in his hometown such as Hennessy, Big, Banus, Vogue, Loud. At 18 years ago her first Italian tour by DJ Guest sponsored by FCA for the launch of the 500 Abart. She then began to be a guest of important clubs and to become passionate about the production of electro house and dance music. She is voted among the top 100 Best Female DJs in the world in the year 2017 according to Djanemag.
After two decades of making waves in the scene, Infected Mushroom has earned their reputation as a groundbreaking legend within electronic dance music. Twice ranked among the world’s “10 Best DJs” by DJ Magazine, with streaming numbers in the tens of millions and an army of die-hard fans, the LA-based, Israel-bred duo has created one of the most powerful kingdoms in the world of electronic music. The combined force of Israeli producers Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani and Erez Eisen, Infected is world renowned for their sonic innovations, genre-defying sound, and unrivaled production quality. This trademark sound is acheived through hypnotic arrangements, complex layered melodies, and Infected’s willingness to experiment with all genres.
Inna De Yard
Inna de Yard is the name of a collective of forgotten legends and young musicians from Jamaica, who decided to bring back the soul of their musical culture, the one that makes their island internationally renowned. They are the last witnesses of an era, and their story as their music gathers raw emotion and a universal charm. The band, who released one of the best reggae album in 2017, will launch a brand-new album in April and start their European Tour with an exclusive concert on the Midem Beach. As part of a new 360° Wagram stories project, Midem’s delegates will also have the opportunity to enjoy the world movie premiere on their fascinating story (by invitation only).
JAYQ is a dynamic Hip Hop/Pop/R&B singer/songwriter & dancer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. His hit new single "Body Talk" was co-written by himself and Grammy winner Soko7 ("Drunk in Love", Beyonce and JAYZ). His debut EP will be released in NYC on June 15th. JAYQ has the breadth of experience that breathes emotion and feelings into people's souls. His music and performance will bring you to your feet, while his sensual vocals will reach you in a way you never knew existed.
Nominee for both the Female Best Performer and Best Newcomer Award for the 2013 Golden Melody Awards, what makes Jia Jia unforgettable? Jia Jia sings the things our hearts feel but the brains can’t begin to verbally express… The warmth and sympathetic emotion of her voice is endlessly stunning! In 2011, she appeared as a special guest at Mayday’s record-breaking NOWHERE World Tour seven times, and bewildered tens of thousands of fans. The next year, Jia Jia’s debut album came out strong and full of nuances and soul. Singles from the album, such as Unforgettable, Fill In the Blank, and The Logic of Parting quickly became massive hits and were adored by audiences everywhere.
KLAUS (Tudor Laurini) opened his YouTube channel in 2012 starting to upload Vlogs of music concerts around Europe, including "One last tour" by SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA. He is a music lover, which has become a job over time. In August 2017, the first single "VIVERE" was released on its YouTube channel, which to date has reached over 3 million views. KLAUS has also been noticed by several internationally renowned DJs like Afrojack and has performed as a DJ at the Reload Music Festival in Turin, St. Moritz Music Summit, opened the Chainsmokers concert in Perugia (2018).
It is fair to say 2018 was a remarkable year for Kyan, boasting a euphoric COLORS session, backing from Nile Rodgers and support from Ebro (Beats 1). 2019 promises much, as Kyan continues to release tracks from his upcoming self-written and produced visual album ‘Nothing Beyond’. Kyan delivers an atmospheric retro futuristic soul soundscape, packed full of genre bending artistry. Rebellion pulses beneath the surface of Kyan’s music, from its raw instrumentation to its experimental orchestral interludes and powerful, conscious visuals. A defiant spirit with a strong independent streak, Kyan crowdfunded to ensure full creative freedom and control over his sound.
Sophie Fustec was born in Paris, from a Venezuelan mother and a French father. She grew up in Paris Belleville, but also in Merida (west of Venezuela) where she regularly went to visit her maternal family. Sophie started the music very young, with the violin and then the piano that she studied for 13 years at Conservatory. After studying sound engineering, she begins to play in already established bands of the French music scene. As a musician, accompaniment keyboard-voice, she has the opportunity to shoot with artists such as Zap Mama, Mayra Andrade, Pauline Croze and Yael Naim that allowed her to consolidate a strong stage experience in the music world.
Alluring stages and soaring charts, from Italy to wherever the electronic music passport takes him, Luca Testa has been a premier candidate for recognized global talent. Born in Turin, the young piano enthusiast in Luca soon became the gleaming and highly anticipated industry icon across his home country, with the world in sight and signings on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak, Deorro’s Panda Funk and Cr2 Records. A producer from day one and DJ to follow, Luca try to combine electro with progressive house elements to enrich any party, clubs or festivals.
British singer-songwriter of 21 years old Mahalia released her debut single ‘Sober’ in the summer of 2016, which to date has amassed over 45 million streams. Following the release, Mahalia graced the Berlin online platform COLORS, where her performance of ‘Sober’ went viral and has since accumulated over 24 million views! Leicester native Mahalia enjoyed an incredible 2018, quickly becoming one of the year’s most exciting UK female artists. She rode fast in her own lane, winning YouTube’s inaugural ‘One To Watch’ list and soon after became the only musician to be tipped for the BRIT’s Critics Choice Award and the BBC Sound Poll shortlists in the same year.
Producer, DJ, Artist, Mo Laudi has had a major part to play in the rise of South African electronic music across Europe. Over the past 20years, Mo Laudi has performed to various crowds from clubs to festivals, over 50 countries. As early as 2000, he was one of the first to create weekly South African club nights London playing Afro-house and inviting South African DJs to the British capital. Aside from collaborating with Angelique Kidjo, Jerome Sydenham. Mo Laudi has a new release which fuses Acid house, Techno, Gqom and a new style emerging from Soweto called Amapiano.
Moonchild Sanelly’s original brand of electro -pop - ghetto-funk has fast gained her a reputation as South Africa’s most unique performer. A superstar on her home turf, from her stellar solo career and award winning debut album Rabualpha to her collabs with Maphorisa, Sho Madjozi, Thandiswa Mazwai and many more, Moonchild is now collaborating with international superstars Gorillaz, Die Antwoord, Wizkid, Diplo and many more in the works. She is, as Damon Albarn puts it, “a global superstar waiting to happen”. Judging by her plans for 2019, the rest of the world will not have to wait much longer. Her electrifying energy, infectious voice, killer hooks and unique self-designed style make her one of the most sought after acts in South Africa today. Her outspoken approach to female empowerment, female pleasure and sexual health make her one of the most poignant.
Pop-soul singer Mullally began his musical venture from the age of just 16, where he played the guitar, wrote and recorded music in a band with his 3 best friends before going solo at the age of 18. Mullally packed his bag at the age of 18 and set his sights at following his dream and moved to London and spent some time in L.A. to work with some of the most talented producers, songwriters and artist including Fred Ball (Rihanna, Jay Z, Beyoncé), DarkChild (Michael Jackson, Sam Smith), Jamie Scott (Justin Bieber, Major Lazer), Harmony Samuels (Ariana Grande, Chris Brown), etc. Now 21, as a songwriter and performer Mullally packs a soulful punch, utilising a range of modern production techniques to underpin his sing-along pop vocal arrangements that far belie his young years, painting vivid pictures in the minds of his listeners. Mullally has seen his stock rise on the live circuit thanks to sold out headline shows in both L.A. & London, festival performances & support slots for some of the UK's most revered artists including Jess Glynne, Anne-Marie, Rag n Bone Man, Clean Bandit and Sean Paul.
Mylia is a Pop/R&B artist from Nice. She has been performing since the age of 4. She is a writer and producer. Her single "Hide" is the first release on her new album. She performs in France and internationally.
Neon Garden was founded in September 2017 by of four young romantic musicians from Chongqing, China. The band consists of bass and lead singer Tancong Yuzhong, guitarist Xia Bing, Wan Jiahao and drummer Zhao Yang. Although the band has a short history, yet many people are impressed by the emotional tension that does not hide and does not escape the emotional tension from the band. In their live scenes, quietness and explosiveness can coexist, and deep thinking and weird freakiness can freely switch. Whether it is bloody madness or behavioral stream of consciousness, Neon Garden puts its innermost instinctive attitude and reaction in front of everyone, full of vivid colors and romantic atmosphere, and is enthusiastically sought after by young Chinese people.
Panda glasses, an original band from Chengdu, China, has a strong sense of rhythm and incorporates a lot of Funk and blues elements. In the past two years, Panda Glasses has emerged at the stage of major music festivals in China. With its diversified style and inviting scene, it has won the Top Ten award of the "Independent Music Commune" in 2017. Their music, with the rhythm of flame and starlight, those forces can let you take off the worldly mask, unload the dark heaviness, and encourages you to freely find yourself and try new feelings.
Jarrian Durrell Thompson (born August 11, 1998), known professionally as Playboy XO, is an American producer, songwriter and rapper. He is best known for producing the Recording Industry Association of America® (RIAA) Certified 2x Platinum song Genie for rap artist NBA Youngboy. Genie received 54 million streams per week for 6 weeks straight after its release in April 2018, and to date, has received over 200 million views on YouTube. His collaboration with NBA Youngboy also includes the platinum album Until Death Calls My Name and the single No Mentions, which earned RIAA Certified Gold and over 80 million views on YouTube.
Qing Mu, an independent music singer-songwriter, is regarded as China's most representative sound of Chinese original music in recent years. His incubation project, “Youth Music Commune," was ranked Top 10 in the country. He is one of first StarNest Program’s million venture capital fund winner. And he has won the “Most Potential Artist” award in the Silk Road Independent Music Competition. Being an after ’95 new generation of original creation musician, Qing Mu has unique “old soul” characteristics. He blends ethnic elements in his work, which organically integrates Chinese cultural elements with world music. His performance is distinctive, music style is outstanding, music arrangement is full of personality, which impressed most Chinese music critic and gained much music fans popularity.
Rasha Nahas is a singer, guitarist, songwriter and performance artist, currently living and working in Berlin. Her unmistakable sound and unique artistic identity were born and shaped in the Palestinian underground scene in her home town of Haifa; fabrics of electric guitars combined with classical technique, with a penchant for fierce yet intimate storytelling carrying bold, unabashed poetry and howling violins. Now 22 years old, with one EP out (Am I, 2016) and together with her captivating performance, Nahas has already toured and performed in Europe, South America, UK and the Middle East, including shows in Glastonbury Festival, SIM São Paulo and many other festivals. Her debut full-length album, which she co-produced in Berlin and recorded together with her band, is due to be released in the summer of 2019 with a tour in Europe and The Middle East.
Sauti Sol was formed in 2006 by four friends who love music. Since their beginning, Bien, Chimano, Polycarp and Savara have since honed their craft and become the most celebrated East African act of all time. Aptly crowned the Best African Act at the MTV European Music Awards, their music is a blend of resonant pop lyrics with traditional Kenyan influences and soulful vocals that connects with listeners all over the world. Their current project is the Afrikan Sauce LP, a collaborative effort featuring the biggest artists on the continent such as Patoranking, Tiwa Savage and Burna Boy. A tour-de-force of African ingenuity, the lead single, Melanin, was an instant hit with the vibrant video garnering a whooping 4.6 million views on YouTube within a month of release. To date this is the only video by a Kenyan artist to hit over 10 million views. In 2018 the Melanin World Tour set off and has seen Sauti Sol perform in four continents, over 15 countries!
Born and raised in Taipei, DJ/Producer Sonia Calico has been at the forefront of Taiwan’s dance music scene, bringing a sharp ear for musicthat brings fun and unique grooves. From her beginnings with electronic female rock group, Go Chic, to her production/sets under the Calico moniker, you can definitely experience a mature integration of a variety of influences from breakbeat, trap, b-more, footwork, grime, ballroom... etc. Being a core member of Go Chic, they released 2 studio albums, the 2nd album, “We Is Not Home” was produced by Canadian electronic singer Peaches and won The Golden Indie Award for “The Best Electronic Music Album of 2014”. They took Go Chic around the world and got to play in big international festivals like SXSW, Summer Sonic, Fuji Rock and Modern Sky. She then decided to pursue a solo career under Sonia Calico and released her debut EP “Fake Jewelry” in February 2017 via San Francisco based label Muti Music. And She has made her Boiler Room appearance in 2016. In 2018 Sonia Calico came back with her 2nd EP “Desert Trance”.
Hilarious. Exciting. Entertaining. All of these words have been used to describe one of the funniest and freshest faces in comedy and entertainment today. Tony King, known to his audience as "Tony King is Funny!" has been entertaining audiences on stages and radio for years. And now, by popular demand, he brings his funny brand of humor to late night television with the hit new late night comedy talk series, "Tony King Live!"
Vegedream started his career within the group La Synesia with alongside his childhood friends. Several of their titles are a great success, which allows the group to perform in representation in many cities in France. At the same time, he begins to push more seriously his solo career and launches a series of freestyles named “Marchand de sable”. He then released the official French anthem for the World Cup “Ramenez la coupe à la maison” (certified diamond) and performed at the Stade de France for the celebration of the victory with Les Bleus on September 9, in front of 80,000 spectators and 4M viewers!
Paul Blair p/k/a White Shadow, is a Grammy-nominated writer/producer DJ, designer, and entrepreneur that transcends genres. W/S has produced 3 Billboard #1 Albums and 5 Billboard Top 40 singles. Including executive producing Lady Gaga albums – Born This Way, and Artpop both of which went Platinum. Recently, W/S co-wrote and produced 6 songs on the soundtrack for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s 2018 film, A Star Is Born. The soundtrack debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. In addition to Gaga, W/S has had releases with Pitbull, DNCE, Nick Jonas, Julia Michaels, Selena Gomez, SIA, Lil Jon, and more.
Signed to jay-z label Roc nation, Young Paris was born to Congolese parents in France, and raised in New York. He totes an origin story that blends cultures from three corners of the world, fusing traditional Afro-culture with high fashion creative style in his visionary approach to music and fashion. Through his work as an artistic director, music producer, and songwriter, Young Paris has taken the media world by storm, featured in Billboard, Complex, The Fader, REVOLT, BET, Vice, Paper Mag, and Pigeons & Planes, while his impact in the fashion world has him seen in Vogue, W Mag, WWD, NY Mag, Harpers Bazaar, Coveteur, Essence & Ebony.