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Mon Oct 18th Listen: La Vida Es Un Mus presents the live premiere of Moroccan punk outfit Taqbir + more at LGW21
Sun Oct 17th Watch: experimental hip-hop duo Model Home release video for 'Night Break'
Sat Oct 16th Music for when the sun goes down: 'Under the Liliac Sky' by Arushi Jain
Fri Oct 15th LGW x SPEAK present: Japanese composer Midori Takada introduced by Risa Arai
Thu Oct 14th Read Bant Mag.’s IIllustrated Stories for LGW21, featuring a.o. Pink Siifu, Siti Muharam and Beatriz Ferreyra
Tue Oct 12th Black Country, New Road announce new album 'Ants From Up There' + share first single 'Chaos Space Marine'
Fri Oct 8th Listen: LA-based songwriter Shannon Lay releases new album 'Geist'
Fri Oct 8th LGW x SPEAK present: Catalan vocal duo Tarta Relena introduced by Román Sánchez & Ayla Losada
Wed Oct 6th 'Pleasure, Joy and Happiness': listen to and learn about the return of soul singer Eddie Chacon
Mon Oct 4th Listen to multidisciplinary artist Lucinda Chua's exclusive mix for Bleep
Fri Oct 1st LGW x SPEAK present: Brazilian songwriter Sessa introduced by Carlos Santos
Fri Oct 1st Niger's Etran de L'Aïr share new single 'Toubouk Ine Chihoussay'
Wed Sep 29th Listen: spiritual soul sensation Gabriels release new single 'Blame'
Tue Sep 28th Listen to Suuns' newest album, 'The Witness'
Sun Sep 26th Read via The Quietus: which records would Aksak Maboul seek out at the Mega Record & CD Fair?
Sat Sep 25th Kelman Duran releases new album 'A Night In Tijuana' on Scorpio Red
Fri Sep 24th Boss of Brussels rap Zwangere Guy releases new single 'FAMILIE BOVEN ALLES' with rap crew STIKSTOF
Fri Sep 24th Listen: Lyra Pramuk releases 'Delta', a new take on a traditional remix album
Thu Sep 23rd LGW x SPEAK present: Lisbon's DJ Lycox introduced by Ana Góis & José Teixeira
Wed Sep 22nd Listen: FLOHIO releases new single 'Whiplash'
Wed Sep 22nd Damon Locks discusses Black Monument Ensemble's 'NOW' with Nombuso Mathibela for PAM
Wed Sep 22nd Read: "the crowning glory of Coventry"; PAM meets up with Pa Salieu
Sun Sep 19th Read via The Quietus: which records would Ghalia Benali seek out at the Mega Record & CD Fair?
Sat Sep 18th Listen: Gambian-British rapper Pa Salieu releases new EP 'Afrikan Rebel'
Tue Sep 14th Introducing Siti Muharam, the 'golden voice of Zanzibar' & great granddaughter of taarab legend Siti Binti Saad
Fri Sep 10th Read via The Quietus: which records would Vanishing Twin seek out at the Mega Record & CD Fair?
Fri Sep 10th LGW x SPEAK present: Egyptian ensemble Mazaher introduced by Ahmed Mostafa
Sat Sep 4th Read via The Quietus: which records would Ana Roxanne seek out at the Mega Record & CD Fair?
Fri Sep 3rd Radio Philharmonic Orchestra perform Alexander Scriabin's ghostly 'Le Poème du Feu' with light organ at LGW21
Fri Sep 3rd Attend online: Hidden Musics artists Etran de L’Aïr, live in Agadez, filmed in classic Agadez wedding style
Mon Aug 30th Listen: Tara Clerkin Trio announce 'In Spring' EP and release title track
Fri Aug 27th Brooklyn post-punk five-piece Gustaf share video for new single 'Best Behavior'
Fri Aug 27th Read via The Quietus: which records would Duma seek out at the Mega Record & CD Fair?
Fri Aug 27th Introducing Ensemble Klang, presenting the live premiere of 'Thrift Hybrids' at LGW21
Wed Aug 25th Irreversible Entanglements, curated by Matana Roberts for LGW21, announce new album + share video for 'Open The Gates'
Mon Aug 23rd Read via The Quietus: which records would Pink Siifu seek out at the Mega Record & CD Fair?
Fri Aug 20th Watch: OSEES plays live cover of Faust's 'J'ai Mal Aux Dents'
Sun Aug 15th Introducing 'Hadret Ishq', Ghalia Benali's latest musical project
Fri Aug 13th Read via The Quietus: which records would Lucrecia Dalt seek out at the Mega Record & CD Fair?
Thu Aug 12th Galya Bisengalieva announces remix album 'Aralkum Aralas' and shares first track featuring Jlin
Tue Aug 10th Listen: Jesu releases deluxe remaster of 2004 debut EP 'heart ache'
Fri Aug 6th Read via The Quietus: which records would Felix Kubin seek out at the Mega Record & CD Fair?
Tue Aug 3rd Listen: Pink Siifu releases new album 'GUMBO'!'
Fri Jul 30th Brooklyn's Gustaf, curated by John Dwyer for LGW21, release video for 'Book' from upcoming album
Fri Jul 30th Nyege Nyege sub-label Hakuna Kulala launches new white label vinyl series with Menzi's 'Impazamo' EP
Thu Jul 29th Read via The Quietus: which records would Jean-Hervé Peron (Faust) seek out at the Mega Record & CD Fair?
Tue Jul 27th Read via OkayAfrica: "Uganda's Authentically Plastic Finds Queer Sanctuary on the Dance Floor"
Fri Jul 23rd Argentinian "giant of musique concrète" Beatriz Ferreyra, curated by Lucrecia Dalt for LGW21, releases new album 'Canto+'
Thu Jul 22nd Read via The Quietus: which records would Matana Roberts seek out at the Mega Record & CD Fair?
Tue Jul 20th Meet Spirit Fest: members of The Notwist and Tenniscoats offer delightful moments of nostalgia
Thu Jul 15th Pink Siifu releases video for 'lng hair dnt care' from upcoming album 'GUMBO’!'
Wed Jul 14th LGW21 curator Lucrecia Dalt & Aaron Dilloway (Wolf Eyes) release collaborative album 'Lucy & Aaron'
Sat Jul 10th Read via Bant Mag: LGW21 curator John Dwyer talks to Brigid Dawson about songwriting, memories of touring, classical music, and birthday presents
Sun Jul 4th Listen: Earth Girl Helen Brown release 'Earth' EP, featuring members of OSEES, Black Dice, and Total Control
Fri Jul 2nd Watch: Tarta Relena release video for new single 'Las alamedas'
Thu Jul 1st Read via The Quietus: which records would Phil Elverum seek out at the Mega Record & CD Fair?
Wed Jun 30th Vanishing Twin announce new album & share video for 'Big Moonlight (Ookii Gekkou)'
Sat Jun 26th Read Pitchfork's interview with Arooj Aftab, "the Defiant Singer Who’s Reimagining Traditional South Asian Music for Today"
Fri Jun 25th Listen: L'Rain releases new album 'Fatigue' + read New York Times interview
Mon Jun 21st Lori Goldston releases collaborative album with Dylan Carlson (Earth)
Fri Jun 18th Read via The Quietus: which records would Black Country, New Road seek out at the Mega Record & CD Fair?
Fri Jun 18th Watch Lucrecia Dalt & Aaron Dilloway's new video for 'Bordeándola'
Wed Jun 16th Watch Plague Organ's live debut at Roadburn Redux, co-presented by LGW
Tue Jun 15th Kenya's Duma, curated by Phil Elverum for LGW21, release new single 'Cannis/Mbukinya' via Sub Pop
Sun Jun 6th Watch: KeiyaA features in Solange's Saint Heron's short film 'Passage'
Fri Jun 4th Pa Salieu teams up with slowthai for new single 'Glidin'
Sun May 30th Watch a stunning live session with Alabaster dePlume at Oxford's Covered Market, presented by Upcycled Sounds
Thu May 20th DJ Fitz, LGW resident DJ, releases FITZ MIX: a cassette with rare melancholic jams from around the world
Wed May 19th Read: The Guardian talk to The Necks' Tony Buck about improvising and bypassing the brain onstage
Tue May 18th Black Country, New Road share stripped back, acoustic version of 'Track X'
Fri May 14th Letters from musicians: Bant Mag. talk to Phil Elverum
Thu Apr 22nd Letters from musicians: Bant Mag. talk to Midori Takada
Wed Apr 14th Bant Mag. publish Zoom conversation between Matana Roberts and Moor Mother about new paths, music and racism
Fri Apr 9th Listen: Pink Siifu releases NEGRO DELUXE
Thu Apr 8th Letters from musicians: Bant Mag. talk to Damon Locks
Fri Apr 2nd Listen: Damon Locks' Black Monument Ensemble release new song 'Keep Your Mind Free'
Thu Apr 1st Read Bant Mag.'s track by track interview with Black Country, New Road
Fri Mar 12th Listen: Model Home release collaborative album with Saint Abdullah
Fri Mar 5th Alabaster dePlume shares new instrumental song 'Bean', available via Bandcamp for 24 hours only
Wed Mar 3rd Phil Elverum's The Microphones announce 'Foghorn Tape' LP featuring "100% background noise"
Mon Feb 22nd Damon Locks' Black Monument Ensemble announce new album 'NOW'; watch the video for the title track
Thu Feb 18th Alabaster dePlume covers Arthur Russell and Jaimie Branch for Lagniappe Sessions
Tue Feb 16th Lucrecia Dalt releases outtakes from latest album 'No era sólida'
Fri Feb 5th Listen: Black Country, New Road release debut album 'For the first time'
Thu Feb 4th Watch: Conjunto Papa Upa releases video for 'Todo Parao'
Wed Feb 3rd Watch: Pink Siifu releases new short film 'NATION TYME!'
Fri Jan 29th Read Bandcamp's feature about São Paulo guitarist Kiko Dinucci
Tue Jan 12th Listen to & watch video for Black Country, New Road's new song 'Track X'
Mon Dec 28th Watch a video portrait of Egyptian Zar ensemble Mazaher
Wed Dec 16th Watch Black Country, New Road perform new songs on ARTE's 'Echoes' with Jehnny Beth
Mon Dec 14th Listen to the gleaming optimistic sound of Y-Bayani & Baby Naa on their album ‘Nsie Nsie’
Fri Dec 11th John Dwyer's Osees release remix album 'Panther Rotate'
Wed Dec 9th The New Yorker picks Etran de L'Aïr's cellphone-recorded 'No. 1' as album of the year
Mon Nov 30th Watch: Brazilian artist Sessa performs a sultry session at the iconic KEXP studio
Fri Nov 20th Listen to South African collective SPAZA's soundtrack album 'UPRIZE!'
Fri Nov 13th Limited edition ON/OFF merchandise available in our webshop now
Tue Oct 19th LGW Treasure Guide 2021: explore some of the best places to visit during your stay in Utrecht
Wed Oct 13th Le Guess Who? launches freely accessible city festival U? / Le Guess Who? lanceert gratis toegankelijk stadsfestival U?
Thu Oct 7th Photo & video series: discovering Transwijk & Kanaleneiland through the eyes of Juri Hiensch
Wed Sep 29th Listen or read: a personal introduction to Egypt’s Mazaher, bearers of the Zar tradition, by Nadah El Shazly
Thu Sep 16th Revealing the full line-up for Le Guess Who? 2021 with 70 new program additions
Wed Sep 15th Dutch Council for Refugees and NewBees are social partners of LGW21 for 'Grant an Entry' initiative
Wed Sep 15th Explore the line-up of Le Guess Who? 2021 with our official playlist
Thu Sep 9th Premiere: Old Time Relijun share video for 'Break Through', from upcoming album 'Musicking'
Wed Sep 8th ‘A sudden, uncontrollable urge to dance’: the magic of Nyege Nyege Tapes & Hakuna Kulala Club Night
Tue Aug 31st Le Guess Who? presents the second edition of concert series Hidden Musics at 2021 festival
Wed Aug 11th Photo & video series Zuilen: discovering Utrecht through the eyes of photographer Juri Hiensch
Wed Jul 28th Podcast: listen to Part 2 of the episode 'What's Behind The Mask?'
Mon Jul 26th LGW21 Line-up news: The Necks cancel November tour
Fri Jul 9th Minyo Crusaders release 'Live at Le Guess Who?' album
Fri Jul 9th Infectious Grooves: our biweekly updated playlist with current inspirations
Wed Jul 7th Podcast: listen to episode 2 of 'The Big Playback' about the relationship between Art and Identity
Tue Jun 29th Photo & video series Tweede Daalsebuurt: discovering Utrecht through the eyes of photographer Juri Hiensch
Thu Jun 24th Watch Faust's Jean-Hervé Peron in conversation with Julian Brimmers for LGW ON
Tue Jun 15th Open call: public art at Le Guess Who?
Thu Jun 10th Vacancies: Le Guess Who? has 3 open job positions and 3 internship possibilities
Wed Jun 9th LGW21 to coincide with Mega Record & CD Fair, Europe's biggest record fair, 13 & 14 November in Utrecht
Mon Jun 7th Participate in our online group discussions about LGW TV
Wed Jun 2nd Revealing 46 program additions for Le Guess Who? 2021
Mon Apr 26th Relive Richard Bolhuis & Prana Crafter's special collaboration as part of DRONE AT HOME 2021
Thu Apr 8th Podcast interview: Angel Bat Dawid responds to the episode 'Is Music A Religion?'
Wed Apr 7th Le Guess Who? presents 'The Big Playback', a podcast about all things music; first episode out now
Thu Apr 1st LGW presents Prana Crafter & Richard Bolhuis during Basilica Hudson's DRONE AT HOME 2021
Thu Feb 11th Creating the LGW21 visuals: a video portrait of Koen Delaere by LGW & Canal180
Thu Feb 4th Roadburn & LGW present: Plague Organ performing Orphan as part of Roadburn Redux
Thu Dec 3rd Introducing our new video series 'Hi! How Are You?'; watch the first episode, feat. RP Boo, Maria Chavez, and Isokratisses
Thu Nov 12th Revealing the curators and initial program for Le Guess Who? 2021
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