Positivus lineup to include SAINt JHN and EarthGang in Latvia

The Positivus lineup will also feature SAINt JHN, EarthGang, Ari Lennox, Georgia, Yves Tumor & Its band, Black Midi, FLOHIO, Working Men's Club, JC Stewart and Beissoul & Einius on July 17 and 18 in Salacgrīva, according to festival organizers on February 26.

SAINt JHN began his musical career writing songs for such artists as Usher, Jidenna, Hoodie Allen and others. His most well-known collaborations include working with Beyonce to create the song “Brown Skin Girl” and working with Lenny Kravitz on the song "Borders". The remix to his song "Roses" is currently one of the most popular tracks in the world.

The Atlanta-based hip hop duo Olu (aka Johnny Venus) and WowGr8 (aka Doctur Dot) are the two members of EarthGang, which co-founded the musical collective Spillage Village and is currently represented by the Dreamville label. One of their most successful tracks to date is a collaborative project with Young Thug on a single called "Proud of You".

American singer and songwriter Ari Lennox has a unique voice frequently compared to the vocal accomplishments of Mariah Carey. Her debut album "Shea Butter Baby" (title track is a collaboration with J. Cole) has been nominated for the "Soul Train Awards".

Georgia is one of the summer's most in-demand artists with her eclectic electronic music inspired by MIA and Hudson Mohawke. Her dance music flirts between hedonism, other-worldliness and personal self-discovery combined with influences from hip hop, punk and Missy Elliott. Her single “About Work the Dancefloor” has gained wide popularity.

Yves Tumor & Its band is glamorously grotesque visually, selectively eclectic musically and has always had interesting live performances. Their album “Safe in the Hands of Love" performed a sold-out concert tour in Eiropā and was acclaimed by Pitchfork as best new album. Their new album "Heaven to a Tortured Mind" will be released on April 3.

The new indie group Black Midi began performing at festivals last summer. The combine experimental rock music, jazz and avant-garde music through improvization. The New York Times named their newest album "Schlagenheim" one of the top 10 new albums in 2019.

FLOHIO has announced herself to the world of hip hop with their new album "Wild Yout". The UK-based rapper's music has influences of grime, EDM and trap elements. 

The newly founded post-punk group Working Men's Club is influenced by both techno, as well as jazzy piano riffs. Despite being relatively new they've had two strong hits: the post-punk style "Bad Blood" and electronic "Teeth".

Irish singer JC Stewart creates emotional, heart-warming music. His voice has a soaring soulfulness, while managing to be saturated with emotional resonance. His new single "Have You Had Enough Wine?" has gained recognition from critics and audiences.

Beissoul & Einius is the newest pop sensation from Lithuania. The duet calls themselves global electronic music style icons. Their live concerts feature charismatic, movement-filled, hypnotic electronic music with surrealistic costumes.

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