After a long break, at the start of 2019 Kistehén returned with a new album. Their seventh record, Bocsánat faithfully follows the sound of earlier Kistehén albums while also being completely different. It is independent, free, experimental and boundary-pushing both in terms of the music and lyrics. Kistehén have no taboos, so there is nothing to be broken down, everything is out in the open. They routinely jump and dance around together, sometimes laughing, sometimes turning to a ballad-like melancholy. While the material on their album can be somewhat opaque at times, it's impossible to listen to it without a smile on your face. The music and lyrics are full of humour, absurdity and the avant-garde. The songs also don't lack for that social sensitivity we have come to expect from the group, dealing with the complicated and indecipherable issues and strains of male-female relations. While previous Kistehén albums were essentially the sole work of László Kollár-Klemencz, the new album features his lyrics but also a unique musical sound created by the entire Kistehén band. A true co-production featuring the personal words of László Kollár-Klemencz. The band present their album Bocsánat with a special performance at Müpa Budapest. The audience will have the opportunity to enjoy new and cult Kistehén songs in a concert featuring special guest performers and a full female gospel choir.
DJ Bootsie Live album launch
Hip-hop, bass beats, electronica, scratch, elements of film and folk music, a pinch of classical music and a hint of jazz... This masterful mix is blended together to create the songs of DJ-producer Bootsie (Vilmos Solymosi), who has been working in music for more than 20 years. He has written music for theatres and film scores and his music can be found in countless prestigious selections, series and even fashion forums - these include the Buddha Bar, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Vogue.de. He also wrote the score to Oscar-winner Ference Rófusz's animation film, Ticket. Dj Bootsie was commissioned by the Hungarian State Opera to prepare Erkel's two-part opera László Hunyadi, while he has also reworked and remixed excerpts from Wagner's music dramas Götterdämmerung and Das Rheingold - always bringing something new to the genre. He is bringing out a new album in spring 2019 and will present it at Müpa Budapest. The Müpa audience can look forward to his usual trademarks and sounds (instrumental hip-hop, bass music, trap, tribal and cinematic music) with a strongly futuristic blend. The trio of musicians will be accompanied by images from an essential visual artist, Kemuri.
Garage Band Festival
Once again this year, a professional jury compiled of Hungarian performers who are appearing at Müpa Budapest this season have evaluated the incoming applications to narrow them down to the five highest scoring bands, which will get the chance to wow listeners at the festival. Getting the party going as both the hosts for the night and the guest act will be JETLAG: already familiar from the club scene and festival stages, Tamás Molnár and Bence Czoller's band invites the audience on a liberating and exciting musical flight with their lyrical electropop. The five lucky young bands will each take the stage with a 40-minute concert. 21 Gramm Akusztik, whose music can only be described as "human”, won Székesfehérvár's Golden Drummer Award in 2017, but they have also played at the Veszprém Street Music Festival, the Talentum stage at the Woodstock on the Ugar festival, as well as at FEZEN. Gidnim'Rém is actually a one-man project by the multi-instrumentalist Bence Urbán, with his fellow musicians coming to back him up at his concerts. His humorous, though-provoking and extravagant songs have a good chance of taking the audience out of its comfort zone. Indie rockers Peer Pressure were inspired by bands like the Arctic Monkeys, the Strokes, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana. They recorded Mess, their first EP last summer, and their second one, Bees, came out this year. Also contributing to the lively party atmosphere will be the alternative rock of Rien du Sol, the M4 Sport televison channel used their début song, Saola, in one of their Formula One round-ups last year, and this year the band issued their first EP,We'll See Father. "Freely adventuresome eclectic art rock, soft niceness and hard shredding.” That's how the members of Verőköltő describe themselves. Unlike their counterparts, they formed eight years ago and have released three full-length albums and one EP since then. On their newest album, which is coming out in the coming weeks, the classic rock trio added a synthesiser and another guitar to complement their sound. Over the course of the evening, some viewers will find themselves the owners of valuable MOJO™ prizes, and everyone present will get to vote for their favourite bands to help award the special prizes. The most popular acts can win a professional photo session, the opportunity for another appearance and a day in Müpa Budapest's professional studio. MOJO™, the sponsor of the Garage Band Festival, is contributing valuable gifts to help the winning bands on their path to success, including two Ultimate Buzz speakers, which will go to one of the bands.Free eventMore