Sad disco, brutally honest verses, lyrical sensibility and the 80s vibe. “Tak Brzmi Wrocław” stage showcases a number of new artists.
For the past two years, we have been developing a project that hearkens back to the roots of WROsound, which used to focus exclusively on local music and artists. The line-up showcased on “The Sounds of Wrocław” stage features the most interesting musicians associated with the city. The previously announced Guest Julka, who will perform during the first day of the festival, will be joined by Baby Meelo – a one-man band representing the Wrocław-based regime brigade collective and label. In his work, he showcases the pages from his personal stories, as well as the various aspects of the city, in the form of a hip-hop narrative. During this year’s WROsound, he will get all of your attention without any bling or fireworks – but there will be tons of smoke and brutal honesty in his lyrics.
The second day on the local stage will start out strong thanks to Rycerzyki – an ensemble of Wrocław and Kraków-based musicians, who create melodic, melancholic, somewhat ecstatic music that fits loosely into the alternative pop genre and refers to the atmosphere of the 1980s. August 2021 saw the release of Zniknij na zawsze – their third studio album, followed up just a year later with an album of remixed songs by independent artists – Legendarny Afrojax, Pejzaż, Jakub Lemiszewski, Kadabra Dyskety Kusaje, Bogdan Sękalski, Ala Zastary, Xamille, and Mucks. Next, we are going to see EKHTO – a duo featuring Anita Barton and Kuba Iwanejko, who play music inspired by synthpop, electronica and melodic techno that combines a dance vibe with a lyrical sensibility. The duo draws inspiration from bands such as Rüfüs Du Sol, GusGus and Röyksopp. Their latest singles – Cosy Mess and On Cloud 9 were created in collaboration with producer Bartosz Szczęsny.
We also have the headliner of the local stage – the veterans of WROsound, We Draw A, founded in 2012 by Piotrek Lewandowski (Indigo Tree) and Radek Krzyżanowski (Kamp!, La Giang). Starting with their first release, they have developed their unique style – sad disco – and made a name for themselves on the Polish electronic music scene. To date, they released two albums and four EPs, but it was not until 2022 that they decided to record their first songs in Polish – Ciemniej and Nowy Świat.
This year’s edition of the WROsound Festival, organized by Strefa Kultury Wrocław, will take place on 14-15 July in the square in front of Impart. Tickets are available at: www.wrosound.com, www.strefakultury.pl and www.eventim.pl. Early-bird tickets for one festival day cost 119 PLN, and a two-day pass will set you back 209 PLN.
14 July: Tricky, Brodka, asthma, Serca, Guest Julka, Baby Meelo and more
15 July: We Draw A, EKHTO, Rycerzyki and more