Pohoda 2019 will also feature the mysterious discovery of the British scene, Alxndr London. He mixes spiritual soul, futuristic electronics, avant-garde r'n‘b, garage, jazz and funky in his work. He's only been on the scene since 2015 and almost immediately made it to the prestigious list of the presenter Annie Mac from BBC Radio 1 – New names to watch. His EP, A Long Time Ago, Today, and 2023, caught the interest of media such as The Clash, The Fader and Observer. According to Gigwise, he has been successfully aiming for the stars. They gave his EP 2023 a rating of 9 out of 10 in the review and compared his vocal expression to Prince. In December he played two solo concerts in Lučenec and Banská Bystrica and in summer he’s coming back (this time also with the band) to the Trenčín airport.
His songs are dominated by questions on the border between reality and fantasy, he talks about society, sex, heritage of African diaspora, death, religion and futurism. "It's a real beaut; impeccably pieced together, it's a further blast of colour from the ever-blossoming Londoner," writes The Clash about his EP 2023. He is currently working on Ode To Omi mixtape which is going to feature six new tracks. Alxndr continues to push the boundaries, preserving his position of a mysterious and soulful entity that avoids the crowd while capturing the ears and hearts of people across the planet.
Alxndr London is the final name of the programme curated by Tereza Maco. The vast majority of these artists are going to play at Europa stage; except for Alxndra London, it’s going to be Sudan Archives, Faka, Natalie Sharp, Sink Ya Teeth and Kokoko!. Tereza on the latest addition to our line-up: "Alxndr is an avangardly looking Afro-futurist from the London ghetto. It's an insanely seductive matter that instantly induces me to sway my whole body, even though he sings about daunting dystopias.” While Michael Kiwanuka and Lianne la Havas represent soul in its original form, artists such as James Blake and Alxndr London are trying to foretell the future of the genre... and the fact that it will be bright at least musically, will be proven by the latter together with his band at Pohoda 2019.