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Programme and venue of the Reeperbahn Festival New York Edition 2017 to be announced separately.

In 2016 we presented our first New York Edition Showcase at the American Association of Independent Music's (A2IM) Indie Week, partnered with The Village Voice and powered by the German Foreign Office. The showcase took place at Gramercy Theatre on Wednesday, June 15 2016 and featured international talents:

Adi Ulmansky (Israel)

When singer Adi Ulmansky was with Israeli band Lorena B she was already generating some serious buzz. A whole slew of producers were determined to work with the expressive rap and electropop artist who hails from the Middle East and possesses a thrilling voice.
She has since released two EPs and her YouTube clips have millions of views. The multitalented Israeli artist can rap, sing, and produce – having learned this last skill on her home laptop. Stylistically, she defies easy categorization – falling somewhere in the vicinity of artists such as M.I.A., FKA Twigs, and Grimes.

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Booking: USA
Label: USA
PR Agency: USA

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Fenster (Germany)

With a sound that often strays from reality and escapes into fantasy worlds, the band Fenster plays a post-psychedelic and surrealistic pop that at times brings to mind compositions by Brian Eno or Sigur Rós. Their new album “Emocean” is also the soundtrack to a film that starts out as a documentary about the making of the band’s third record and then drifts off into a transcendent reality. For “Emocean” the four musicians intro- duced bass clarinet and flute to their cast of instruments. But no worries! The atmosphere of Fenster’s sound cosmos remains wonderfully dreamy – a formidable counterweight to the hectic pace of the city.

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Booking: USA, CA

Current agency representation:
Amande Dagod, Julie Tippex (World)

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Grand Analog (Canada)

The live shows – that’s where you can really see what Grand Analog’s got, says Odario Williams, Canadian rapper and the group’s frontman.
Fans had a chance to check this out for themselves at Reeperbahn Festival 2013. During a gig that was a crazy amount of fun for the Hamburg crowd, Grand Analog got the audience to join in and howl like wolves during one of their songs.
The group likes to supplement its hip hop with Bo Diddley-style rock ‘n’ roll beats, wah-wah funk, and dub rhythms. Their songs have been placed in commercials, TV series, and films.

Looking for:
Booking: USA
Label: USA, international

Current agency representation:
Henning Ahrens, Four Artists (DE, AT, CH)
Jason Furman, Feldman Agency (CA)

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Jesper Munk (Germany)

From the sound of his voice you’d think he’d grown up in the Mississippi Delta. But German-Danish singer and guitarist Jesper Munk hails from Munich.
The wunderkind started playing blues at an early age, astounding listeners with his powerful voice and exquisite guitar playing. Meanwhile, now 24, he’s released a second album, “Claim”, a stylistically varied work. Munk has toured a lot, and the city of Hamburg left a lasting impression on him: one of his songs is called “Reeperbahn”, Hamburg’s red-light district – and home to the Reeperbahn Festival.

Looking for:
Booking: USA
Management: USA

Current agency representation:
Torben Meyer, Neuland Concerts GmbH (World)
Sophie Raml, Enforcer Management (World)
Warner Music Germany (World)
Warner Chappell Germany (World)

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Malky (Germany)

“Malky” is the Bulgarian word for “little boy” and also the name Daniel Stoyanov and Michael Vajna gave their band. Stoyanov moved from Bulgaria to Germany as a child; keyboardist and producer Vajna is of Hungarian ancestry. Together they write pop songs that are guided by the harmonies of the Beatles and possess the feel of Motown hits.
This year the Leipzig-based band is releasing a new album and concert- goers can hear some of the new songs at upcoming shows. “Music for sensitive people” is how they describe their sound – and when it comes to melancholic electropop, Malky is Germany’s top export.

Looking for:
Booking: USA
Label: USA

Current agency representation:
Steve Zapp, ITB (Europe except DE, AU, CH)
Ann Schönwald, Gastspielreisen Rodenberg (DE, AU, CH)

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Moonboy Inc. (Germany)

Moonboy Inc. is the project of Berlin-based artist and producer Christoph Rymon. The pianist has a particular passion for piano-heavy dance music like that popularized in the nineties by the likes of Snap and Dr. Alban.
While smitten with Eurodance, soundsmith Rymon is also into cooler bands like the Talking Heads and Daft Punk. Rymon has little time for melancholic sounds; rather, he turns to straight beats and aims for a carefree mood. Needless to say, his music, like that of his role models, is danceable.

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Booking: USA, CA
Label: USA, CA

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Rebstar (Sweden)

Whatever Rebin Shah, alias Rebstar, does, success is sure to follow. The former law student from Malmö founded a breakfast delivery service, runs a record label, and started writing his own lyrics at the age of 15. Later, he contacted celebrated fellow artists Trey Songz and Drake, looking to feature them in his hip hop tracks. That also worked out pretty nicely. The young Swede is now dead set on taking his songs and label to the USA and carving out a career for himself there. The enterprising and business- savvy Rebstar is also to release his debut album this year. Its title: “Girls Like Nicole”.

Looking for:
Booking: USA

Current agency representation:
Jeff Rabhan (Management US)
John F. Stahle (Management SE, EU)

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