Red Bull Music Academy announces 2015 class, featuring Suicideyear, Lil Jabba, Wheez-ie, and more

Red Bull Music Academy announces 2015 class, featuring Suicideyear, Lil Jabba, Wheez-ie, and more

Since 1998, the sugar drink corporation known as Red Bull has hosted Music Academy events around the world, inviting up-and-coming musicians and established artists (past participants include Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, and Salva) to come together and “foster creativity in music” while possibly also drinking sugar drinks or wearing shirts with the sugar drink logo on them or perhaps just later telling their friends at a later date how truly kind the sugar drink corporation was. There has been a great deal of discussion as to how we ought to feel about all this, but there will be no such discussion in this news post, which is about the recent announcement of the artists selected for the 2015 Red Bull Music Academy in Paris. If you want a controversy-baiting thinkpiece like that, I suggest you hit up the Wikipedia page for “capitalism,” bud.

Anyhow, this year’s Red Bull Music Academy will run from October 25 through November 27 at la Gaîté lyrique in Paris, and it’ll feature 61 participants from 37 countries, including Lil Jabba, Suicideyear, Wheez-ie, Taskforce, and a whole bunch of others. The Academy will take a number of shapes across its length, including performances, workshops, lectures, and an exhibition titled Paris Musique Club, which is designed to “bring the stories and aesthetics of French creative collectives to life.”

More info is forthcoming on the specifics of some of the events in the coming weeks, and you can peep a playlist containing a number of the participants below.

So, reader, what do you think of all of this? Where do you land on the old capitalism debate? Write your thoughts in the comment section!

• Red Bull Music Academy: http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com

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