Tim Thompson

Festival Headliner. Tim Thompson is a software engineer, musician, and interactive installation artist. His wide-ranging artistic work includes a programming language for MIDI, interactive installations at Burning Man and other festivals, musical performances with Playstation dance pads and QWERTY keyboards, and real-time video looping and processing with a handheld security camera.   Recently, Tim has focused…

Eliud Ernandes

Festival Headliner. Eliud Ernandes began his artistic training at the young age of four years old. He has received awards and recognition from institutions such as Yamaha in Mexico and Japan, the Consulate of Mexico in Houston, Texas, the office of Master Leo Brouwer in Havana, Cuba, and the Mayor’s Office of Santa Cruz, California….

Padorr

Jake Padorr showcases his psychedelic loops through the use of his vocal experimentations, mouth trumpet, and “jambient” guitar explorations. Padorr combines these sonic forces while harnessing ambient sympathetic vibrations. padorrmusic@gmail.com  Instagram is @padorrrr Padorr.bandcamp.com Videos

MC Space Cadet

MC Space Cadet hails from Seattle, where he wrote an audiovisual mixed reality live looper named Holofunk.  It lets you do looping with no buttons, no boxes, nothing but your bare hands, while moving around the stage freely. You’ve never seen anything like it, and this is its Loopfest technology debut. http://holofunk.com Promo video

Holus Bolus

Holus Bolus means ‘All At Once’.  Holus Bolus is one person, multi-instrumentalist Tom Boylan.  Referred to as the “One-Man-Psychedelic-Acousti-loop” artist, Holus Bolus is the modern take on what a one-man-band is in this day and age.  Outfitted with a small drum-kit and an acoustic guitar with some foot pedals, Holus Bolus builds songs one layer…

Jack Hertz

Inspired by the mystery of life, Jack Hertz manipulates sound to create intangible techno-organic impressions between music and noise. Composing and recording music for more than 30 years. Jack is always searching for a sonic middle ground between the real and the artificial. He utilizes machines, instruments, found objects, field recordings, and effects processing to…

Ryan Price

Ryan is a multi-instrumentalist from the small town of Oakdale, California. He picked up his first instrument, the bass guitar, at the age of 15 and hasn’t put it down since. Along with being proficient on the bass, he also plays guitar, piano, mandolin, drums, percussion, and whatever else he can get his hands on. …

Rico Rushworth

Rico Rushworth, solo name RicoR, is an 18-year old American-German drummer, beat boxer, looper, rapper, singer, and stage actor from and residing in the Santa Cruz area. He has over 10 years of experience gigging in music and theatre alike, and has worked with some incredibly talented Santa Cruz musicians and groups, including beatboxing for…

XAMBUCA aka Lux Vibratus + Chandra Shukla

XAMBUCA: THE HI(STORY) Chandra Shukla (b. 1975) created XAMBUCA before performing a debut performance in Berkeley, CA on April 20, 1995 came up with the nonsensical moniker. He formed them from letters left over from a Scrabble game that spelled out what has come to be known as ‘XAMBUCA’. It was this that prompted the…

Katja Šulc

Katja Šulc is a diverse singer at home in many genres – ranging from folk, jazz, dub to electronic, ambient and world music. Even though she started her career singing poetry, her recent focus on contemporary gypsy poetry from the Balkans and Eastern Europe was quite a twist in her musical expression.  Made in the…

The Rhythm Method 3.0

The Rhythm Method 3.0 is a duo experimenting with a blend of western blues, rock and funk combined with African melodies and rhythmic improvisation.   The Rhythm Method 3.0 are: Djidé “Mont-Kamerun” Koffa is a native of Cameroon, a country in Central Africa, that is also called Africa in miniature because Africa in terms of its…

C-90

C-90 is a singer songwriter from the Wirral, Merseyside. He composes songs about love, loss and liberation. His sound blends beats Hot chip, the eclecticism of Beck with the melodic echo stirrings of Wilco. Playing in different guises in various bands ( kid:coda with Kitchenware records. Shark sandwich ) Simon Scott re-invented himself as C-90…

Warria Magda

Warria Magda are two french singer-songwriters (Cora Laba & Oscillation Brève) mix their voices, their pens and their dreams in search of a free musical form.  Refresh a madrigal, draw in poetry, draw the sound card of an archipelago with pop treasures: here is borderless territory, where polyphony, colorful melodies and islands’s rap find their…

Razzvio

Razzvio is an electric violinist, singer and producer. Through mastery of modern digital technology including live looping and vocal and violin processing, she blends powerhouse vocals with her 7-string Viper violin designed to build songs with the sophistication of a string quartet. Razzvio’s complex brand of interactive electric string pop will make you rethink the…

Y2K18 Returns to Santa Cruz, CA: Oct 26-28, 2018

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