Koala Kaladevi (GER)
With their authentic live sound and gripping Hip Hop beats, Nuremberg band, Koala Kaladevi, demonstrate that good beats can work without pre-programmed drum tracks and midi instruments. Months of tinkering in the rehearsal room has resulted in songs which present a completely new quality of Neo Soul. They are suffused by catchy hooks, smooth effects and piercing synthesiser sounds. Wicked bass lines and driving grooves make their music danceable, and jazzy tunes make hearts leap for joy.