Catherine is listening (and currently chilling out) to the track “Splendid”, by jazz violinist Tobias Preisig (featuring trombonist Michael Flury). Preisig is from Zurich and studied at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern. Catherine has never seen this artist play live, but hopes to one day.
David is currently listening to Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp. The band themselves admit on their website that this title is a bit of a mouthful, but explain it is in homage to two other bands from West Africa and also to the French/American painter. More info here. The band itself play a mixture of rock, punk and pop. They started as a one night event in Geneva and have evolved into a full blown band with a few changes in line up since they first began. This track below “It Looked Shorter On the Map” is from their third album “Rotorotor”. They are currently touring France. David is also listening to Anna Aaron and her track “Linda”. See videos below of both artists.
David also really likes Steff la Cheffe, see video of the track”Ha ke Ahnig” below which was filmed in Cape Town in South Africa. Steffe is from Bern and sings and raps in dialect. David saw La Cheffe at Label Suisse (a three day music event purely dedicated to Swiss artists). Cheffe was part of a Romand Hip-hop project called One Track Live (cover of Hip-hop classics by Swiss best rap artists) and says she was “by far one of the finest artists on stage”.