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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known as Coachella or Coachella Festival) is a three-day (formerly a one or two-day) annual music and arts festival, organized by Goldenvoice (a subsidiary of AEG Live) and held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California, in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley. The event features many genres of music including alternative rock, hip hop, and electronic music as well as large sculptural art. The event has several stages/tents set-up throughout the grounds, each playing live music continuously. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent (2006 also saw the addition of a smaller Oasis Dome).
The Coachella Music Festival has a desert setting (the city of Indio is a part of the Colorado Desert), with daytime temperatures frequently rising to over 100 °F (38 °C). The festival enjoys little cloud cover or shade. The temperature drops drastically after sunset.
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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known as Coachella or Coachella Festival) is a three-day (formerly a one or two-day) annual music and arts festival, organized by Goldenvoice (a subsidiary of AEG Live) and held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California, in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley. The event features many genres of music including alternative rock, hip hop, and electronic music as well as large sculptural art. The event has several stages/tents set-up throughout the grounds, each playing live music continuously. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent (2006 also saw the addition of a smaller Oasis Dome).
The Coachella Music Festival has a desert setting (the city of Indio is a part of the Colorado Desert), with daytime temperatures frequently rising to over 100 °F (38 °C). The festival enjoys little cloud cover or shade. The temperature drops drastically after sunset.
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Cameron Jibril Thomaz (born September 8, 1987), better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American recording artist, songwriter and actor. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. His Eurodance-influenced single, "Say Yeah", received urban radio airplay, charting on the Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot Rap Tracks charts in 2008.
Khalifa parted with Warner Bros. and released his second album, Deal or No Deal, in November 2009. He released the mixtape Kush and Orange Juice as a free download in April 2010; he then signed with Atlantic Records. He is also well known for his debut single for Atlantic, "Black and Yellow", which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. His debut album for the label, Rolling Papers, was released on March 29, 2011. He followed that album with O.N.I.F.C. on December 4, 2012, which was backed by the singles "Work Hard, Play Hard" and "Remember You". Wiz released his fourth album Blacc Hollywood on August 18, 2014, backed by the lead single We Dem Boyz. In March 2015, he released "See You Again" for the soundtrack of the film Furious 7 and the song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Khalifa was born Cameron Jibril Thomaz on September 8, 1987 in Minot, North Dakota, to parents serving in the military. His parents divorced when Khalifa was about three years old. His parents' military service caused him to move regularly. Khalifa lived in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan before settling in Pittsburgh where he attended Taylor Allderdice High School.
His stage name is derived from Khalifa, an Arabic word meaning "successor", and wisdom, which was shortened to Wiz when Khalifa was a young boy. Khalifa stated to spinner.com that the name also came from being called "young Wiz 'cause I was good at everything I did, and my granddad is Muslim, so he gave me that name; he felt like that's what I was doing with my music." He got a tattoo of his stage name on his 17th birthday. He cites Jimi Hendrix, Camp Lo, The Notorious B.I.G. and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony as musical influences.
2005–08: Early mixtapes and Show and Prove
Rostrum Records president Benjy Grinberg first heard about Wiz Khalifa in 2004 when the rapper's contribution to a mixtape of various new Pittsburgh artists attracted his interest. When Grinberg finally met the 16-year-old artist, he immediately decided he wanted to work with him, later telling HitQuarters: "Even though he wasn't all the way developed you could just tell that he was a diamond in the rough, and that with some polishing, guidance and backing he could become something special." Khalifa signed to the label shortly after and began a seven-year period of artist development.
Khalifa released his first mixtape, Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania, in 2005. The mixtape paved the way for his first full-length album entitled Show and Prove in 2006. Khalifa was declared an "artist to watch" that year in Rolling Stone magazine.
In 2007, Khalifa signed to Warner Bros. Records and released two mixtapes through Rostrum Records: Grow Season, hosted by DJ Green Lantern and released on July 4, 2007, and Prince of the City 2, released on November 20, 2007. His debut Warner Bros. single "Say Yeah" reached number 25 on the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 music chart and number 20 on Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks. The song samples "Better Off Alone" by Alice Deejay. Khalifa's vocals from "Say Yeah" appear near the end of Pittsburgh mash up producer Girl Talk's 2008 album, Feed the Animals, over music from Underworld's "Born Slippy", Usher's "Love in This Club", and the Cure's "In Between Days". Khalifa appeared with The Game, David Banner and Play-n-Skillz at U92's Summer Jam at the USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Utah on August 2, 2008. Khalifa released the mixtapes Star Power in September 2008, and Flight School in April 2009 on Rostrum Records.
Khalifa parted ways with Warner Bros. Records in July 2009 after numerous delays in releasing his planned debut album for the label, First Flight. Khalifa stated to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that, "I learned a lot during my time there and matured as an artist during the process. I'm happy to be moving on with all of my material and having the chance to be in control of my next moves". Khalifa appeared with Girl Talk, Modey Lemon, Donora, Grand Buffet, and Don Caballero at the Amphitheatre at Station Square in Pittsburgh on July 31, 2009, where he announced that his relationship with Warner Bros. was over.
2009–10: Deal or No Deal and signing with Atlantic Records
Continuing his association with Rostrum Records, Khalifa released the single "Teach U to Fly", and the mixtape How Fly, a collaboration with New Orleans rapper Curren$y, on August 9, 2009. Khalifa introduced a more melodic style on the mixtape, alternating between singing and rapping. He opened for Wu-Tang Clan member U-God at the 2009 CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. Khalifa released the mixtape Burn After Rolling on November 2, 2009, where he raps over familiar beats from other artists, including the songs "If I Were A Boy" and "Diva" by Beyoncé, "Walking on a Dream" by Empire of the Sun, "Luchini AKA This Is It" by Camp Lo, and "Best I Ever Had" by Drake. Khalifa released his second album, Deal or No Deal, on November 24, 2009.
Khalifa performed at Emo's in Austin, Texas in March 2010 as part of the 2010 South by Southwest Music Festival. He appeared on the cover of XXL magazine that same month, for the magazine's annual list of Top 10 Freshman, which included Donnis, J. Cole, Pill, Freddie Gibbs, and Fashawn. Wiz Khalifa was named 2010 "Rookie Of The Year" by "The Source", with alongside Rick Ross, "The Man Of The Year". He toured with rapper Yelawolf on a 20-date tour, the Deal Or No Deal Tour. Khalifa released the free mixtape Kush and Orange Juice for download on June 14, 2010. Due to Khalifa's devoted grassroots fan base, the mixtape became the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter with the hash tag #kushandorangejuice, and "Kush and Orange Juice download" ranked No. 1 on Google's hot search trends.
Citing music industry insiders, New York magazine wrote that Khalifa signed with Atlantic Records in April 2010, although the rapper did not confirm it. He stated to AllHipHop in June 2010 that he was working on a new album, but was weighing his options and had not yet decided on a label to distribute it. Khalifa confirmed to MTV on July 30 that he was signing an Atlantic Records deal.
Khalifa was featured in a remix and video for the 2010 Rick Ross single "Super High", alongside Curren$y. He guested on the mixtape Grey Goose, Head Phones, and Thirsty Women by St. Louis rapper M.C, and was featured on the track "The Breeze (Cool)" on rapper Wale's August 2010 mixtape More About Nothing. Khalifa was named MTV's Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2010, winning with nearly 70,000 votes, and beating out finalists Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Travis Porter, and Diggy Simmons.
Khalifa appeared at the Soundset 2010 festival in May 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, alongside Method Man & Redman, Del the Funky Homosapien and Hieroglyphics, Atmosphere, Murs, Cage, and others. He performed at the 2010 Rock the Bells festival, along with hip hop veterans Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Rakim, KRS-One, Jedi Mind Tricks and Slick Rick. Khalifa declined an invitation to tour with rapper Drake and launched his own Waken Baken Tour, a 50-city national tour with rapper Yelawolf. His official DJ on the tour was DJ Bonics.
The tour, scheduled to last from September to November 2010, has, as of October, sold out every venue. In November 2010, during his "Waken Baken" tour at East Carolina University, Khalifa was arrested for possession and trafficking of marijuana. He was released the next morning after a $300K bail, and resumed his tour. Khalifa performed in a cypher during the 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards. He recited his verse from the song, "The Check Point", from his mixtape with Curren$y, How Fly.
2010–12: Mainstream success, Rolling Papers and O.N.I.F.C.
Khalifa released "Black and Yellow", his first single for Rostrum/Atlantic, produced by Stargate, which has received radio airplay. The single peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100; the title of the song refers to the colours of the City of Pittsburgh. Khalifa released his debut album with Atlantic Records in 2011. He appeared with Curren$y on the track "Scaling the Building" on producer Ski Beatz' 2010 album, 24 Hour Karate School. Khalifa's record label, Taylor Gang Records, is named after his love of Chuck Taylor All-Stars and his alma mater, Taylor Allderdice High School.
On March 29, 2011, Khalifa released his first studio album, Rolling Papers in the US. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 197,000 copies in the United States. Shortly afterward on March 31, 2011 Wiz Khalifa performed at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia as part of the school's annual Dooley's Weekend. On June 26, 2011, Khalifa was nominated and won Best New Artist at the BET Awards of 2011.
Khalifa collaborated with British rapper Tinie Tempah whom Tinie announced in an interview with Rolling Stone that his next single is to be called "Till I'm Gone" and would feature Wiz Khalifa and is to be produced by Stargate. The single and the video song were released at the end of June 2011.
On April 11, 2012, Khalifa announced that he will release his second studio album titled Only Nigga In First Class but that it will be abbreviated as O.N.I.F.C. for release to mainstream markets. O.N.I.F.C. debuted at number two with 131,000 in first week sales. The album has spawned two singles "Work Hard, Play Hard" and "Remember You" both receiving good commercial acclaim and with the former going platinum. Wiz spoke with rapper 50 Cent, whom he collaborated with on the song "Telescope", about making a movie together.
2013–present: Blacc Hollywood, Khalifa
In April 2013, Khalifa revealed that after having his son he decided to work on a new album that he was planning to release in 2013. On April 17, 2013, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y announced that they will drop their collaboration EP Live in Concert on April 20, 2013. The EP featured seven new songs.
On June 24, 2013, he announced that his fifth studio album would be titled Blacc Hollywood and would be released in 2013. On September 3, 2013, Khalifa revealed he had recorded songs with Miley Cyrus and Juicy J for Blacc Hollywood.
In October 2013, Mannie Fresh confirmed that he provided production for the album. On February 11, 2014, Khalifa released Blacc Hollywood's first single titled "We Dem Boyz". In an interview with Rap-Up on May 22, 2014, Wiz announced that his song with Adele was "just an idea", and that it hadn't been recorded and consequently wouldn't be on the final cut for Blacc Hollywood.
On March 31, 2015, Wiz Khalifa released an EP with fellow Taylor Gang artist Ty Dolla $ign, Talk About It In The Morning. That same month, Khalifa released the song "See You Again", a tribute to Paul Walker, who died during filming for Furious 7.
After releasing several "Weedmixes" on SoundCloud, including "Ziplocc" and "Maan!", Wiz took to Twitter to create hype about his new mixtape, 28 Grams, which was due to be released on May 25, 2014. However, Wiz was arrested for marijuana possession the day before, and there were fears that the mixtape would be pushed back. After posting a "jail selfie" and hashtagging "FreeTrapWiz" on Twitter, he was released hours later, meaning the mixtape would go ahead with its intended release date.
On January 23, 2015, Khalifa was featured on a remix release of the Fall Out Boy song "Uma Thurman". On May 18, they performed the song together on the 2015 Billboard Music Awards show.
In the summer of 2015, he began touring the United States with Fall Out Boy and Hoodie Allen in a tour titled "The Boys of Zummer Tour". The tour featured performances of "Uma Thurman" by Fall Out Boy and Khalifa.
During the Golden Globes on January 10, 2016, Wiz announced that his next album, titled Khalifa, would be released on the 22nd of that month. However, the album was released on February 5, 2016.
Khalifa began dating model Amber Rose in early 2011. The couple became engaged on March 1, 2012, and married on July 8, 2013. They have one son.
On September 24, 2014, it was announced that Rose would be filing for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences". As of 2015, Khalifa and Rose have joint custody of their son.
Pittsburgh City Council declared 12-12-12 (December 12, 2012) to be Wiz Khalifa Day in the city. Khalifa graduated from Pittsburgh's Taylor Allderdice High School and in January 2012, purchased a home in nearby Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
Khalifa is open about his use of cannabis, and he has claimed in many interviews that he spends $10,000 a month on cannabis, and also smokes daily. As of early 2014, Khalifa no longer pays for cannabis and is sponsored by "The Cookie Factory", a medical marijuana dispenser which sells his "Khalifa Kush" (KK) strain.
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William Grigahcine, better known by his stage name DJ Snake, is a French DJ and producer mixing hip hop and electronic music.
He is a Grammy-nominated producer and artist who debuted into the international scene with singles "Bird Machine" and "Turn Down For What" in 2013. Bird Machine is a collaboration with fellow French act, Alesia. The single was picked up by Mad Decent, a Los Angeles based record label run by Diplo, and released in February 2013. In June 2013, DJ Snake was invited by Diplo to do a live mix on his radio show, "Diplo & Friends," which airs on BBC Radio 1.
DJ Snake is working on collaborations with Dillon Francis and Diplo, due out in 2014. He and Francis released "Get Low" on DJ Snake's official Youtube page on February 10th, 2014.
In 2011, DJ Snake produced for Lady Gaga's album "Born This Way". This earned him a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year in February 2012. DJ Snake was co-producer for the song "Government Hooker," which was voted best song by Lady Gaga fans after the release of the album. This song was supposed to be released as a single before Interscope Records decided to stop the marketing of the album after its release.
In 2013, DJ Snake produced three songs on Lady Gaga's album "ARTPOP" including "Applause," with White Shadow, and "Do What U Want".
He remixed Kanye West's "New Slaves," AlunaGeorge's "You Know You Like It," Duck Sauce's "It's You" and Major Lazer's "Bubble Butt." Junior Senior sampled Michael Jackson for his track, "Move Your Feet." DJ Snake remixed the song in 2013.
"Turn Down for What"
In December 2013, "Turn Down for What" was released on Columbia Records. The song was featured in a commercial for Sol Republic, a wireless speaker, which aired in October 2013. "Turn Down for What" entered the top 10 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic chart during the last week of December. In January 2014, the single entered the top 5 on the Dance/Electronic chart and debuted No. 38 on Billboard's Hot 100. The song was certified gold in February 2014.
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Jarad Higgins (born December 2, 1998), known professionally as Juice WRLD, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Calumet Park, Illinois. He is primarily known for his breakout hits, "All Girls Are the Same" and "Lucid Dreams". His music has been described as "emo-leaning and genre-bending".
Jared Higgins was born on December 2, 1998 in Chicago and grew up in Calumet Park YER, one of its suburbs. He later moved to Homewood, Illinois and attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Higgins' parents divorced when he was young and his father left his mother to raise him as a single mother alongside multiple siblings.
Higgins' mother was a conservative Christian and stopped Higgins from listening to rap music, though his cousins let him listen to artists like Gucci Mane, Birdman, and Lil Wayne. He first learned piano, followed by guitar and drums. Higgins began to take rapping seriously in his sophomore year of high school.
Higgins began to develop himself as an artist in his freshman year of high school. His first track, "Forever", was released on SoundCloud in 2015 under the name JuiceTheKidd. His first track produced by his current producer Nick Mira, "Too Much Cash", was released in 2017. While releasing projects and songs on SoundCloud, Higgins worked in a factory to attempt to create income for himself, though was fired within two weeks after finding himself dissatisfied with the job. After joining the internet collective, Internet Money, Higgins released his debut full-length EP on 15 June 2017 titled 9 9 9 with the song "Lucid Dreams" breaking out and growing Higgins' following.
In December 2017, Higgins released the three song EP, Nothings Different. The EP was featured on numerous hip-hop blogs such as Lyrical Lemonade which helped Higgins track "All Girls Are the Same" gather popularity. In February 2018, a music video directed by Cole Bennett was released. Following the release of "All Girls Are The Same"'s video, Higgins was signed to Interscope Records for $3,000,000 and a remix featuring Lil Uzi Vert was previewed. "All Girls Are the Same" was critically praised, receiving a "Best New Music" designation from Pitchfork. It was also Higgins first entry on a Billboard chart, debuting at no. 92 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In May 2018, "Lucid Dreams" was officially released as a single and given a music video. The song soon debuted at no. 74 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has peaked at no. 9 since then. Higgins released his first studio album on May 23, 2018 with Goodbye & Good Riddance.
As of October 2017, Higgins is living in Los Angeles.
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José Álvaro Osorio Balvín (born July 7, 1985), known artistically as J Balvin, is a Colombian reggaeton singer. Balvin was born in Medellín, the largest city of Antioquia, where he became interested in rap, dancehall, champeta and bachata at a young age. He is known for his song "Yo Te Lo Dije" and "Tranquila".
In popular culture
J Balvin was featured on the Colombian version of "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams & T.I., although the remix was received poorly.
J Balvin is also featured in the Colombian remix of "The Way" by Ariana Grande.
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Anton Zaslavski (born 2 September 1989), known primarily by his stage name Zedd, is a Russian-German musician, electronic music producer and DJ. He primarily produces in the electro house genre, but has branched out, drawing influences from progressive house, dubstep, and classical music. Zedd grew up and began his career in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Zedd's best known production to date is the song "Clarity" featuring Foxes which charted at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number one of the US Hot Dance Club Songs and "Break Free", a song which has peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, becoming his first song to do so. He also won a Grammy award for Best Dance Recording at the 56th Grammy Awards for "Clarity".
Life and career beginning
Zaslavski was born in Russia. He is a classically trained musician, born to two musicians, and began playing the piano at the age of four and drums at twelve. In 2002 he began playing for the German band Dioramic, signed by Lifeforce Records. Zaslavski's interest in producing electronic music was piqued after hearing † by French electronic duo Justice. He began producing electronic music in 2009.
Under the name 'Zedd', Zaslavski has produced a wide variety of remixes and originals. He won two Beatport remix contests in 2010; his first original release, "The Anthem", entered the Beatport Electro house chart in the top 20. His remix of Skrillex's "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" also entered the Beatport Electro House chart, peaking at number 2. He has since produced remixes of well-known artists, including Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, and others. Zaslavski creates his music using the Cubase suite of music production applications, and uses plug-ins such as the Sylenth1, Nexus, SynthMaster 2.6, and Omnisphere synthesizers, and the Kontakt sampler.
In 2011, Zedd's remix of Lady Gaga's track "Born This Way" appeared on the special edition of her third studio album, Born This Way (2011). In September, Zedd's single "Shave It Up" premiered as a thirty second teaser on Skrillex's YouTube page, this being Zedd's first release on OWSLA records.
In 2012, Zedd signed with Interscope Records and released his debut single from the label, "Spectrum", with vocals by Matthew Koma. He then produced the Eva Simons song, "I Don't Like You", which was also released on Interscope. He also produced and co-wrote the third single "Beauty and a Beat" with Max Martin for Justin Bieber's third studio album, Believe.
In 2013, Zedd produced three songs on Lady Gaga's 2013 album, Artpop. He also produced "Heaven" from Namie Amuro's album Feel.
On 26 January 2014, Zedd released the single "Find You" featuring Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant, which is included on the soundtrack for the film Divergent.
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The 1975 are an English rock band originating from Manchester. The group consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew "Matty" Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel.The band's origins trace to them attending Wilmslow High School and playing together as teenagers in 2002. Gigs organised by a council worker led the band to formally sign as the 1975. Their choice of name was inspired by a Jack Kerouac beat poetry book. They eventually signed a record deal after their success with Dirty Hit and Polydor Records.
Following the release of four EPs, their self-titled debut album was released on 2 September 2013, topping the UK Albums Chart on 8 September 2013. Their second album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It, released on 26 February 2016, also topped both the UK Chart and the US Billboard 200. In 2017, the band won the Brit Award for Best British Group.In November of 2016, Daniel teased the release of an album in 2018 with a video on his social media. After deleting many posts in March 2018, Healy confirmed the release of new music while also announcing the end of their second album's campaign in April. From April to May of that year, the band released cryptic posters and multimedia. At the end of May, they confirmed their third and fourth albums, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships and Notes on a Conditional Form. The former is scheduled to be released in November 2018, while the latter will release in May 2019.
Matthew Healy (b. 8 April 1989), the son of actors Denise Welch and Tim Healy, grew up in Newcastle and Cheshire. He met Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann and George Daniel at Wilmslow High School in Wilmslow in 2002; as teenagers they played together. The band formed when the local council worker organised numerous gigs for teens. Healy found Hann who "came up to [him] and said he wanted to play one of these shows." The band began playing covers until they "eventually wrote a song", according to Healy. "We started from then and we've been making music together since we were about 15." After Hann invited the members to form a band, they passed their early days covering punk songs in a local club. Healy was originally the drummer but took over vocals after the previous singer left to start another band. George Daniel was recruited as the new drummer to complete the final line-up.
The band formerly performed under Me; and You Versus Them, Forever Drawing Six, Talkhouse, the Slowdown, Bigsleep, and Drive Like I Do, before settling on the 1975. Healy recounts that the name was inspired by scribblings found on the backpage of a poetry book by Jack Kerouac that stated "1 June, The 1975".
2012–2014: Early career and self-titled debut album
The release of the band's first EP, titled Facedown, in August 2012 saw the band's first UK airplay on national radio with lead track "The City", which was also featured as part of a BBC Introducing show with Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1. The 1975 once again garnered national radio attention in late 2012, with BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe championing their single "Sex" from the eponymous EP, which was released on 19 November. They embarked on a United Kingdom and Ireland tour extended into early 2013, before beginning a US tour in Spring 2014. Upon the release of Music for Cars on 4 March 2013, the 1975 found mainstream chart success with "Chocolate", reaching number 19 in the UK Singles Chart. On 20 May 2013 the band released IV, which included a new version of "The City". The track charted in UK and received airplay in several other countries.
The 1975 toured extensively to support releases and to build hype before releasing their debut. The band supported Muse on the second leg of The 2nd Law World Tour at the Emirates Stadium in London on 26 May 2013. They also toured with the Neighbourhood in the United States in June 2013, and supported the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park on 13 July. In August, the band performed on the Festival Republic Stage at 2013 Reading and Leeds Festivals.In a feature article, Elliot Mitchell of When the Gramophone Rings wrote that releasing a string of EPs before the debut album was "a move that he deemed necessary to provide context to the band's broad sound, rather than just building up with singles alone." Matthew Healy said, "We wouldn't have been able to release the album without putting out the EP's first, as we wanted to make sure we could express ourselves properly before dropping this long, ambitious debut record on people."
Their self-titled debut was released on 2 September 2013, co-produced by Mike Crossey, known for his work with Arctic Monkeys and Foals. The 1975 were selling out shows even before the debut of their full length as Healy recalls in an interview with The AU Review. The lead single is a re-worked "Sex", which was released on 26 August 2013. The song premiered on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on 8 July 2013, and a music video premiered on YouTube on 26 July. The 1975 debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.
The 1975 toured in the UK in September 2013, among others performing in Kingston upon Hull as headliners at Freedom Festival, a celebration of the city's shortlisting for 2017 UK City of Culture designation, and at iTunes Festival on 8 September as an opening act for indie electronic quartet Bastille. The band undertook a North American tour in October, a European for November, and in January 2014 the band performed in New Zealand and Australia. In September 2013, the band performed three sold out shows at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire. In April 2014, the band performed for the first time in a major American music and arts festival: Coachella. The band played at Royal Albert Hall the same month. In May, the band's recorded output was distributed digitally while they were touring North America. Healy noted that the band had recording scheduled in Q2 2015.
2015–2017: I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It
On 1 June 2015, the band's social accounts were terminated, which caused intense speculation. A comic strip was posted on Healy's Twitter a day prior but is now on their manager, Jamie Oborne's account, which suggested the band's break-up. The next day, the accounts were reinstated, but the cover images and profile photos were white and light pink, instead of the usual black and white, revealing it to be a publicity stunt.
On 8 October, the band announced their second album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It. They premiered the lead single, "Love Me", simultaneously scheduling a support tour in Europe, North America, and Asia. They premiered the second single, "UGH!", on 10 December on Beats 1. The album's third single, "The Sound" debuted on BBC Radio 1 on 14 January 2016. The 1975 released the fourth single "Somebody Else" on 15 February on Beats 1 before the album's release. "A Change of Heart" premiered on Radio 1 on 22 February, four days prior to the album's release.
The album was released on 26 February and topped the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200. The band released a free download of "How to Draw" on Twitter and through Target Exclusive. It was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize.
2017–present: "Music for Cars" era
On November 2016, member George Daniel teased the band's third album by releasing a video on his Instagram account captioned "2018", containing snippets of audio along with Healy playing the keyboards.On 3 April 2017, Healy tweeted "I like it when you sleep is coming to an end" (sic) before following up with "Music for Cars", which shares the name of their third extended play. In March 2017, the band confirmed that two songs for the new album have already been written. In June, Healy also confirmed that Drive Like I Do, one of the 1975's prior incarnations, will release a debut album as a side project 'in a few years'.In November, Healy teased the release of an EP within 2017. Besides being confirmed, the EP was delayed to 2018, with Oborne stating that "something" would be released instead; the band's debut live album, DH00278. He also confirmed that no singles from Music for Cars will be released in 2017, with the band confirming that something will be released on 1 June 2018.In March 2018, the band deleted many media posts across their accounts going back to July 2017, during their final show at Latitude Festival for I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It. On 22 April 2018, in response to a fan comment on Twitter, Oborne stated that their second album's campaign would remain for "a few more days". At the end of April, cryptic posters titled "Music for Cars" appeared in London and Manchester, containing taglines and a Dirty Hit catalogue number, DH00327, amongst a black background. Various billboards were also spotted in the United Kingdom, having used détournement to apply themselves over existing advertisements.The band updated their website to display a timer counting down towards 1 June at the beginning of May 2018, becoming active again on social media. Within its first hours, it was revealed to contain a hidden zip file with four individual posters, each of the names leading to a hidden page on the website that displayed a conversation between a 'human' and a 'machine'. Over social media, the band frequently released different posters, all titled "A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships". On 31 May 2018, the band released the single "Give Yourself a Try", after premiering as Annie Mac's "Hottest Record in the World" on BBC Radio 1 that same day. "Give Yourself a Try" was described as "bright but not entirely impressive" in a review on Reflektor Magazine.
Healy, on an interview for Beats 1, stated that "Music for Cars" is an era to release music, after renaming Music for Cars to A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. It will release in November 2018 and Notes on a Conditional Form, as part of their plan to release two albums within the era, is scheduled for release in May 2019.The band's second single, TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME, will be released on August 15, 2018. It will be played on Annie Mac's Radio 1 show, named "Hottest Record in the World" for the day.
The 1975 is mainly labeled as a pop rock band. Scott Kerr of AllMusic wrote that the band combined "the dark and youthful themes of sex, love, and fear with ethereal alt-rock music." Healy specifically cites Talking Heads, My Bloody Valentine, and Michael Jackson as musical influences; he states that his greatest influence is the oeuvre of filmmaker John Hughes. For their second album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It, Healy cited D'Angelo, Roberta Flack, Boards of Canada and Sigur Rós as inspirations, saying that they're "a post-modern pop band that references a million things. I don't even know what my band is half the time." Their "melancholic" black and white visual aesthetic is juxtaposed with major keys and what the band calls "classic pop sensibilities." Critics at Pitchfork have favourably compared them to the Big Pink. Sex EP was described by Paste as "equal parts ethereal and synth pop", with "haunting" and "smooth" vocals. Their "mellow", stripped down style was praised for its lack of "attention-grabbing production theatrics."The 1975 has been described as electropop, funk rock, indie pop, indie rock, pop, pop rock and rock. I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It has been described as indie rock and pop.Healy has stated that their influence is "heavily rooted" in Black American music.
Matthew "Matty" Healy – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, keyboards, synthesisers (2002–present)
Adam Hann – lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards, synthesisers (2002–present)
Ross MacDonald – bass, backing vocals, keyboards, samplers, synthesisers (2002–present)
George Daniel - drums, percussion, backing vocals, keyboards, synthesisers, production (2002–present)Session and touring members
John Waugh – saxophone, piano (2013–present)
Jamie Squire – synthesisers, keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2015–present)
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Donald McKinley Glover (/ˈɡlʌvər/; born September 25, 1983) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, rapper, singer, and songwriter. As a recording artist, he usually performs under the stage name Childish Gambino, and as a disc jockey, he performs under the name mcDJ.
He first came to attention for his work with Derrick Comedy and, with the help of Tina Fey, was hired at the age of 23 to become a writer for the NBC comedy series 30 Rock. He later played college student Troy Barnes on the NBC sitcom Community. He currently stars in the FX series Atlanta, which he also created. He has been cast as the young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming, untitled standalone Han Solo Star Wars movie. He will appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
After several self-released albums and mixtapes, Glover signed to Glassnote Records in 2011. He released his first album, Camp, on November 15, 2011 to generally positive reviews. His second studio album, Because the Internet, was released on December 10, 2013. Glover was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2015, Best Rap Album for Because the Internet and Best Rap Performance for his single "3005". Glover's third album, "Awaken, My Love!", was released on December 2, 2016.
Glover was born at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (née Smith), is a retired daycare provider, and his father, Donald Sr., is a retired postal worker. His parents also served as foster parents for 14 years. Glover was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. He attended DeKalb School of the Arts and was voted "Most Likely to Write for The Simpsons" in his high school yearbook. Glover graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in dramatic writing in 2006.
2006–2010: Acting and music debut
In 2006, Glover was contacted by David Miner, to whom he sent writing samples including a spec script that he had written for The Simpsons. Miner and Tina Fey were impressed by Glover's work and invited him to become a writer for the NBC series 30 Rock. Glover was a writer for 30 Rock from 2006 to 2009, where he also had occasional cameo appearances. He was presented the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy Series at the February 2009 ceremony for his work on the third season. Glover's stage name, Childish Gambino, came from the Wu-Tang Clan's name generator. On June 5, 2008, he released an independent album, titled Sick Boi. Glover also became a member of the sketch comedy group Derrick Comedy, having appeared in their sketches on YouTube since 2006, along with Dominic Dierkes, Meggie McFadden, DC Pierson, and Dan Eckman. The group wrote and starred in a feature-length film, Mystery Team, released in theaters in 2009.
On September 17, 2009, Childish Gambino released the independent album Poindexter. A pair of mixtapes, titled I Am Just a Rapper and I Am Just A Rapper 2 were released, in close succession in 2010. Robert Scahill added his producing expertise helping with the majority of the tracks. The track listings for those mixtapes consist of the name of the song "he" raps, followed by the song he raps over. His second album, Culdesac, was set to be released on July 2, 2010, but a couple of last minute additions caused the album to be delayed for a day. The album was made available on July 3. Glover has stated in interviews that on Sick Boi and Poindexter he felt he had to hide behind gimmicks, such as pink hoodies, but with his subsequent projects, he has touched on more personal subject matter, including family, schoolyard bullying, troubled romantic relationships, suicidal thoughts, and alcoholism. He has disowned his 2005 album, The Younger I Get, as the too-raw ramblings of what he calls a "decrepit Drake".
Glover's stand-up special aired on Comedy Central on March 19, 2010. In May 2010, a fan suggested Glover for the role of Peter Parker in the then-upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man film, encouraging his supporters to retweet the hashtag "#donald4spiderman". The campaign, originally started to see how far social networking could carry a message, quickly gained a large following. The call for Glover to be allowed to audition for the role was supported by Spider-Man creator Stan Lee. Glover was not awarded an audition and the role instead went to Andrew Garfield. He would later reveal that he was never contacted by anyone from Sony Pictures for the role. Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis, who announced an African-American version of Spider-Man a year later, said he had conceived of the character before Glover's campaign went viral. Bendis gave credit to Glover for influencing the new hero's looks for Spider-man after seeing him dressed as Spider-Man on Community (a nod to the campaign), Bendis said, "I saw him in the costume and thought, 'I would like to read that book.'" Glover would later voice this incarnation of Spider-Man on the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series.
Glover received the Rising Comedy Star award at the Just for Laughs festival in July 2010. Glover was featured in Gap's 2010 Holiday ad campaign. On March 8, 2011 Glover released the EP via his official website. On December 8, 2011, Glover released a duet with Danny Pudi titled "Troy & Abed's Christmas Rap", which is considered to be the very song that brought Glover to fame. He DJs and produces electronic music under the moniker "mcDJ" (pronounced "M-C-D-J"). His music is often made available for free download via his website.
On December 1, 2010, Glover released the first track off of his EP titled "Be Alone". He released the next track, "Freaks and Geeks", as well as a five-song track list, on February 11, 2011. On February 25, Glover released the dates for the IAMDONALD tour and also his very first music video for "Freaks and Geeks". The music video was shot by Dan Eckman, the director of the Derrick Comedy troupe. This song was later used in an Adidas commercial featuring Dwight Howard.
On March 16, 2011, Glover hosted the mtvU Woodie Awards held live at South By Southwest. On March 24, 2011, Glover taped his one-hour comedy special Weirdo for Comedy Central; it aired on November 19.
Glover appeared at the 2011 Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 9 in the 'This Tent' as Childish Gambino and June 11 at 'The Comedy Theater' with Bill Bailey performing stand up. Comedy Central streamed the comedy live on their website.
On May 4, 2011, in an interview with TheHipHopUpdate, Glover revealed that he was working on an LP, to be released in September. On July 25, 2011, Glover announced that his new album would be titled Camp. On October 8, during his Orlando concert, he announced Camp would be released on November 15, 2011. Glover worked with friend and film composer Ludwig Göransson on the debut album. On August 20, 2011, at the Los Angeles Rock The Bells concert, he gave an interview to AllHipHop.com, and he announced to the crowd that he had signed with Glassnote Records. On September 17, 2011, his first official single, "Bonfire", was released. This would later become part of the Camp (album).
The IAMDONALD tour made 24 stops in 34 days, beginning with Ames, Iowa, on April 16, and finishing with Minneapolis on May 19. In between, this included stops at music venues in Las Vegas, Houston, Washington, and Atlanta. The tour was a one-man live show that consisted of rap, comedy, and video segments.
The Sign-Up Tour was Glover's next pre-album tour. He visited 11 cities over the course of 38 days in October and November 2011. Glover made a website for the tour called Camp Gambino on November 19, four days after his album released. The tour featured special guest Danny Brown and made 20 stops during the course of 32 days along a dates in California in December. On March 14, 2012, several dates on the CAMP tour were postponed due to a fractured foot Glover suffered on March 10, while performing in Tampa, Florida. The tour began in Austin, Texas on April 5 and ended August 10 in Hollywood.
On January 11, 2012, Childish Gambino announced on his website that a new mixtape would be coming out soon. On April 2, he released a new song, "Eat Your Vegetables", through his website. On May 14, Funkmaster Flex premiered "Unnecessary," featuring Schoolboy Q. On May 16, Gambino released "We Ain't Them" through his website, produced by himself and frequent collaborator Ludwig. On May 22, Glover appeared on Das Racist's radio show "Chillin' Island" where he premiered a new song, "Tell Me," which featured Himanshu Suri, aka Heems from Das Racist. On May 26, Glover released "Black Faces", featuring Nipsey Hussle and produced by Boi-1da. On May 30, he released a third track, "Silk Pillow," featuring Beck and produced by both Glover and Beck. On June 25, Glover revealed that the mixtape was to be released on July 4, 2012. On June 26, Glover premiered another new track, on Sway in the Morning (on Shade 45), entitled "One Up," featuring his brother, Steve G. Lover. That same day, Glover stated that the mixtape would be titled Royalty despite previous statements that it would not be called that. On July 4, 2012, Glover released Royalty for free via digital download. On July 7, 2012, Gambino released the track, "Body," featuring Prodigy, which did not make the cut for the mixtape. On July 24, 2012, he released the music video for "Fire Fly" through his VEVO account on YouTube.
On August 21, 2012, BBC Radio 1 premiered Leona Lewis' new song, "Trouble" off her upcoming album Glassheart, which features Childish Gambino. The song was available for purchase via iTunes on October 7, and peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart the following week, making it his first UK top 10 single. On November 4, 2012 Ludwig Göransson said in an interview with Portable that he and Glover were in his studio coming up with new ideas for the next album which was to be "bigger" and "with more people involved."
2013–2014: Because the Internet, STN MTN / Kauai, and Community departure
In 2013, Glover signed on to create a music-themed show for FX titled Atlanta in which he would star, write, and executive produce. Consequently, Glover decided to reduce his work for NBC, and only appeared in the first five episodes of Community's 13-episode fifth season. Although several networks were interested in picking up his half-hour comedy, he ultimately picked FX due to their willingness to work around his touring schedule.
On October 6, 2013, Glover announced on Twitter that his second studio album was completed. He further announced this at Homecoming Week at Penn State University, stating "I got a new album coming out soon, so this is the last time we're gonna play a lot of this shit." On October 8, 2013, he announced its title as Because the Internet and revealed that it would be released in December 2013. On October 21, 2013, Glover released the first single "3005", and announced a release date for the album as December 10, 2013. On February 15, 2014, the rapper launched his Deep Web Tour in the UK. On February 27, Childish Gambino was scheduled to begin the United States portion of his tour with a gig at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California. On June 6, 2014, RIAA certified Heartbeat Gold - making it Glover's first certification, and then on July 18, 2014, RIAA also certified 3005 Gold, making it Glover's second certification.
On October 2, 2014, he released a new mixtape titled STN MTN, and the next day he released an EP titled Kauai. The mixtape and the EP follow the story that was last told in Because The Internet and are meant to be a joint project instead of separate projects. On October 10, 2014, Ubisoft revealed that they had collaborated with Glover to incorporate his song, "Crawl" into Far Cry 4. On December 5, 2014 Glover was nominated for two Grammy Awards. He was a contender for Best Rap Album for Because The Internet (Glassnote Records) and Best Rap Performance for his single, "3005."
2015-present: Film roles, Atlanta, and "Awaken, My Love!"
On March 21, 2015 Glover won an mtvU Woodies Award for Best Video Woodie for the song "Sober" from the Kauai EP. As of February 2016, Because The Internet has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipping over 500,000 copies. In June 2016, Glover was cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming, although his role has yet to be disclosed. Later that month, Gambino released an app titled "PHAROS Earth," allowing fans to purchase tickets to a listening event of his new album scheduled to release in September. The listening event took place in Joshua Tree, California. Glover's television show Atlanta premiered September 6, 2016 on FX. It was nominated and won a Golden Globe for Best Music or Comedy TV series and Glover won Best Actor in a Comedy Series on January 8, 2017. Due to the success of the series, FX signed Glover to an exclusive deal to create and develop more shows for the network. Due to this, Atlanta is not slated to return until 2018. On October 21, 2016, Glover was confirmed to be playing Lando Calrissian in the 2018 untitled Han Solo film.
In mid-November Glover revealed his new album titled "Awaken, My Love!" was released on the 2nd December 2016. Glover released "Awaken, My Love!" via Virtual Reality Vinyl, he stated that there will be a "Limited edition" but details on it were sparse. The release includes two 45 RPM 12" vinyl records, a poster, and digital downloads of "Redbone" and "Me and Your Mama". The album was released on December 2, 2016. The album marked a genre change for Glover as it contains mostly funk influences as opposed to his usual hip-hop.
Glover has a brother named Stephen, who also works with him as a writer for Atlanta. Glover has one child, who was born in early 2016. During his Golden Globe acceptance speech in January 2017, Glover revealed the child was a boy.
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Tame Impala ( ) is an Australian rock band conceived by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker. The band began as a home-recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music.
As a touring act, Parker (guitar, vocals) plays alongside Dominic Simper (guitar, synthesiser) and some members of Australian psychedelic rock band Pond – Jay Watson (synthesiser, vocals, guitar), Cam Avery (bass guitar, vocals), and Julien Barbagallo (drums, vocals). Previously signed to Modular Recordings, Tame Impala is now signed to Interscope Records in the US, and Fiction Records in the UK.
After a series of singles and EPs, in 2010, the band released their debut studio album, Innerspeaker, which was certified gold in Australia and well received by critics. Their 2012 follow-up, Lonerism, was also acclaimed, reaching platinum status in Australia and receiving a Grammy Award nomination for Best Alternative Music Album. The band's third album, Currents, was released in July 2015, and like its predecessor, it won ARIA Awards for Best Rock Album and Album of the Year. Parker won the APRA Award for Song of the Year 2016 for Currents' first track, "Let It Happen".
2007–2008: Early career
The origins of the act can be found in the Perth music scene. Parker played in a number of bands, one being the Dee Dee Dums, a rock duo that consisted of Parker (guitar) and Luke Epstein (drums). Tame Impala emerged in 2007 as a Kevin Parker home-recording project in this period and he posted a number of tracks on Myspace. This brought interest from a number of labels and eventually, he signed a worldwide deal with the independent Modular Recordings in July 2008. To transfer these recordings to a live-stage, Parker enlisted the help of Dominic Simper (bass) and Jay Watson (drums) and began playing at some local gigs.
2008–2009: Tame Impala EP
The signing was soon followed by the release of their self-titled debut EP in September 2008. Due to Parker's original artwork there was some confusion with the EP title and many believed it to be called "Antares Mira Sun". The artwork is an interpretation of a slide he saw in an astronomy lecture, which demonstrated the difference in size between the stars Antares, Mira and the Sun.The cover art is meant to be a painting; an interpretation of a diagram, so those labels are just there to make the diagram make sense. But lo and behold, there were reviews coming out saying "And Tame Impala's new EP 'Antares, Mira, Sun".
The Tame Impala EP reached the number 1 position on the Australian Independent Record Labels (AIR) Chart and number 10 on the ARIA Physical Singles Chart, with three songs, "Desire Be, Desire Go", "Half Full Glass of Wine" and "Skeleton Tiger" receiving national radio airplay on the Triple J radio station.Tours in 2008 included supports for You Am I, The Black Keys, Yeasayer and MGMT, as well as performances at Southbound Festival, Meredith Music Festival and Falls Festival, as well as national headline tours in support of their EP. Tours in 2009 included a sold-out six-date "Skeleton Tiger" national headline tour and a five-date UK tour (including Nevereverland UK), as well as performances at V Festival and Groovin The Moo, and a stadium tour with The Living End and Gyroscope.Tame Impala appeared on Triple J's Hottest 100 list in 2008—their first appearance on the list— with "Half Full Glass of Wine" at number 75. The song is also on the Hottest 100 compilation album.
2009–2010: "Sundown Syndrome"
Tame Impala's first single, "Sundown Syndrome", was recorded at Toerag Studios in London, UK, with recording engineer Liam Watson, while the band was in the UK in March 2009. "Sundown Syndrome" was premiered by Richard Kingsmill on his "2009" show on Triple J on Sunday 10 May 2009. The song was released in July 2009 on vinyl, and digitally with a cover of "Remember Me" by DJ Blue Boy.The band then headlined the inaugural "Rottofest" in August 2009, an annual comedy, film and music festival held on Rottnest Island off the coast of Western Australia. Following Rottofest, they embarked on a national tour through September and October 2009 in support of the single. "Remember Me" appeared at number 78 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2009."Sundown Syndrome" was included on the soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated film The Kids Are All Right. "Half Full Glass of Wine" was used in HBO's popular television series Entourage as the closing song for an episode.Tame Impala appeared at the Australian/New Zealand Big Day Out festival in early 2010, performing alongside bands such as Muse, The Mars Volta, Kasabian and Rise Against.
Tame Impala's debut album Innerspeaker was released on 21 May 2010. In the UK the official release date was 28 June, but iTunes accidentally made it available for purchase on 12 May. The album was released in the United States on 8 June to general and critical acclaim. Pitchfork named it Best New Music.In an interview with Triple J talking about the album's recent nomination for the J Award, Parker stated that they have secretly been recording a new album. "Jay and I have been recording pretty compulsively and album number two is nearing potential completion already and I'm so excited about it that I'm having trouble keeping myself from telling you all about it". This came as a big surprise as this statement was released only months after their debut album, Innerspeaker, was released.
The group was busy touring during mid-2010, with its "Innerspeaker album tour" commencing on 13 May 2010, as the opening band for MGMT's 2010 American tour. The band returned to Australia to play at Splendour in the Grass festival, which was followed by a European Tour in July (including an appearance at the Reading Festival) and a national Australian tour in October. In November they returned to the UK and Europe for a fifteen date tour, including their largest London headline show to date which was attended by Noel Gallagher, Tom Meighan, Sergio Pizzorno, Noel Fielding, Alexa Chung and Alison Mosshart, the band then went on to the United States and Canada for twenty headline dates including sold out shows in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. They also received four 2010 ARIA Music Awards nominations which include, "Album of the Year" and "Best Rock Album" for Innerspeaker, "Best Group" and also "Breakthrough Artist".On 29 November 2010, Innerspeaker won Australian youth-oriented radio network Triple J's highest honor, winning the J Award for Album of the Year.
On 7 December 2011, Parker began mixing the second Tame Impala album, Lonerism, with producer Dave Fridmann. On 2 March 2012, Tame Impala announced on Facebook that the new album was "finished, mixed, mastered, mooged, broinged, and beeped". Jay Watson expected it to be released in mid-2012, but it was released in October 2012.
Parker said that Lonerism "represents a departure from his previous work by incorporating an expanded sonic palette, more emotional song writing, and a more pronounced narrative perspective". It was created in a similar set up as Innerspeaker, whereby Parker wrote and recorded the majority of the album by himself at his girlfriend, Jivani Duke's, home in Perth, Australia. Parts of the recording also occurred in Parker's home studio in France.
While in France, Parker produced and played on the self-titled dream pop album by Melody's Echo Chamber, the project of French singer Melody Prochet. As a result, one of the tracks on Lonerism is titled "Endors Toi", which roughly translates from French to English as "fall asleep". The album cover is a photo taken by Parker of the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, France, with additional editing by Leif Podhajsky, a graphic designer who created the album art for Innerspeaker. The image ties into the themes of isolation of Lonerism, with a metal gate separating the viewer from the people in the Gardens.On 27 June 2012, the band released an album teaser on their Facebook Page. The band released the song "Apocalypse Dreams" for free download on 7 July 2012. The first single "Elephant" was released in July 2012. The album was released on 5 October in Australia, 8 October in the United Kingdom and 9 October in the United States. StillinRock described it as the best album of the year. The album features the songs "Apocalypse Dreams" and "Elephant", which are some of the first songs that Parker has co-written with Watson. "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" was released as the second single.
In November 2012, Lonerism won the 2012 J Award for Australian Album of the Year. It was the second time Tame Impala had won the award, after also winning it for their debut album Innerspeaker in 2010. They are the first band to win the J Award more than once. In January 2013, Lonerism was selected by Rolling Stone for the 2012 Album of the Year award after the band also won the award in 2011 for Innerspeaker. It was also announced as album of the year by UK magazine NME. Additionally, Lonerism was voted number one overall in Rolling Stone, Triple J, NME, Filter, Urban Outfitters, FasterLouder and Obscure Sound's 2012 Album of the Year polls. Lonerism became the first Australian album to win NME's album of the year. "Elephant" and "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" appeared at number 7 and 9 respectively in Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2012.The band began an international tour in 2012 through 2013, supported by The Growl. During this tour, they played major festivals, such as Coachella, Sasquatch Festival, and appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. For this tour Watson switched from drums to keyboards and Parker recruited Julien Barbagallo on drums.In September 2012, Tame Impala's first U.S. feature appeared on the cover of the publication The FADER, in its 82nd issue. "Elephant" was used in advertisements for the Blackberry Z10, in the second-season finale of HBO's Girls, and in the film The Fifth Estate.On 18 May 2013, it was announced via Facebook that Allbrook (1ST MENTION OF ALL ALLBROOK. WHEN DID KEITH JOIN THE BAND?) would leave the band to focus on other musical endeavors, and that Cam Avery of Pond and The Growl would take his place. Allbrook played his final gig with the band on their last Australian tour date of 2013 at Perth's Belvoir Amphitheatre, the same venue that Allbrook played his first gig with the band at in 2008. As a farewell gesture, the band played a cover of Outkast's "Prototype".Lonerism received a 2014 Grammy Award nomination in December 2013 in the Best Alternative Music Album category.Reflecting on the album in a 2019 interview about the impact of Lonerism with Beats 1 host Matt Wilkinson, Parker said he would dedicate the album to his younger self, as a teenager. "I'd give him a signed copy of the album, saying 'Don't worry, you got out the other end,'" Parker said, adding that he feels that Lonerism was a form of "therapy" for himself as a teenager. He continued: "I didn't have a solid base to fall back on then, so I was tackling a lot of things on my own. And I was just lost. I remember thinking, 'I've got no-one'. I remember once, when I was 15 or something, I was brushing my teeth, and I just broke down crying. I just felt so alone. And so, this album, it kind of validates... it makes that all [seem] like it had a purpose, like I wasn't just completely aimless and without hope. That's the thing about Lonerism - I listened to it this morning [before the interview], and I was like, 'It's got this weird hopefulness to it'. Maybe that's the charm of it. Maybe that's why it's done so well."
Parker added to Wilkinson that his favourite song on the album is Music To Walk Home By, and that his favourite lyric is from Elephant: "He pulled the mirrors off his Cadillac / 'Cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back".
It is believed that Parker started recording the follow-up album to Lonerism at the beginning of 2014, due to various Instagram posts that showed recording taking place at Wave House in Western Australia, where the debut album Innerspeaker was recorded. Prior to this, Parker had been touring with Tame Impala and working on other musical projects, including his disco-funk band, AAA Aardvark Getdown Services. Parker said in May 2013:
Right now, doing another album doesn't excite me. There's something narrow-minded about thinking an album is the only way you can put out music, especially in the world we're in at the moment. Anything is possible. There's so many people doing interesting things with the internet and technology, there could be so many ways of making music and listening to it. It's 2013 and you can make music anywhere ... There are so many possibilities, my brain is overloading on them all. I just need to wait, think about things a bit more. Then I'll know what to do next.
In May 2014, Parker spoke of his growing inclination toward the recording of another album in a triple J radio interview, explaining that: "I'm getting more and more sucked into the world of making an album. It's weird how it happens naturally, it's almost feels like a seasonal thing. I've started to think about tracklistings and all the things that come with an album." Describing the sound of the new album, Parker said "I'm gonna try to make it a bit more minimal this time; only use what's needed ... instead of a supreme pizza, where you just throw everything on". Watson added: "[It's] probably gonna be less rock again and more electronic again, even more than the last one". Parker later stated that the inspiration behind the new polished sound of Tame Impala's third album came from listening to a Fleetwood Mac song. He said that the pureness and cleanness of Fleetwood Mac's song prompted him to attempt to create a more streamlined musical style within Currents.On 6 January 2015, Spinning Top Music announced that a new Tame Impala album will be released in 2015. During the same month, it was announced that the band would perform at the Boston Calling Music Festival in May 2015.On 11 March 2015, a new song entitled "Let It Happen" was released as a free download.On 5 April 2015, Tame Impala announced and released the album cover for Currents in a Facebook post. A few hours later the band released the first official single from the upcoming album on Facebook called "'Cause I'm a Man". Later that month, on 22 April 2015, Tame Impala officially released "Let it Happen" as the second single from the album. One week later, on 29 April 2015, Kevin Parker held an AMA on reddit, where he provoked fans to ask him to release a new song, then responding with "Disciples", which became the third single for the upcoming album Currents. On 7 May 2015 the band announced that the album would be released in 17 July 2015 and released the fourth single, "Eventually".During the same 30 April 2015 reddit AMA, Parker said, "Up until recently, from all of Tame Impala's record sales outside of Australia I had received.... zero dollars. Someone high up spent the money before it got to me. I may never get that money."In April 2016, Parker stated that he was writing new music but was unsure if it would be for Tame Impala or "for someone else".In October 2017, a Collector's Edition of Currents was announced. Released on 17 November, it included three B-sides and two remixes.
By the end of 2017, Tame Impala announced that they agreed to play the 2018 Mad Cool musical concert in Spain, which would be the first live music show the band agreed to play in 2018. Tame Impala also played a headline set at London's Citadel Festival in July 2018.
In July 2018, during an interview with Beats 1 anchor host Matt Wilkinson, Parker confirmed for the first time that he had begun working on the new Tame Impala album, adding that he was "ready to play some other songs live" and expressing an interest to headline a stage at Glastonbury Festival in 2019. He also stated that he would be "very disappointed" if the new record by Tame Impala wasn't released by summer 2019.On 1 July 2018, Tame Impala teamed up with artist ZHU to create the single "My Life".
In October 2018, Parker played bass in a collaborative set featuring Travis Scott (vocals) and John Mayer (guitar) on Saturday Night Live.On 10 October, the band was the opener for Moreno Beach's annual Desert Daze festival,On 14 October, female R&B singer SZA released the single "Together" featuring Tame Impala on YouTube. On 31 October, Tame Impala released a single song called "Only You" featuring Theophilus London.On January 2, 2019, Tame Impala was announced as a headliner for this year's Coachella Music Festival. They have been honoured to headline this years Primavera Sound festival commencing May 31, 2019, this feat only being achieved by one other Australian. Parker had recently announced a forthcoming new album is expected release during the summer.
Parker's music is heavily influenced by late 1960s and early 1970s psychedelic rock, which is achieved through various production methods. Some favoured and often-used effects by Parker include phasing, delay, reverb and fuzz.
Parker's decision to make the music for Tame Impala in the studio by himself is a result of Parker liking "the kind of music that is the result of one person constructing an awesome symphony of sound. You can layer your own voice 700 times for half a second if you want, and I just love that kind of music". However, Parker has to translate his music to a live setting with the band, and the band doesn't play the songs until they have been recorded. "The only jamming that's done as a band is done a long time after the song is recorded for the sake of the live environment. It's good for us, because we can take a song that's been recorded and do what we want to it: slow it down, speed it up, make it 10 seconds or 10 minutes long. It gives us a lot of freedom."Experimentation with different effects pedals such as Roland RE-20 Space Echo, has led to Parker creating new and unique sounds. "If you make an effort to not put the pedals in the order you're meant to, then you'll end up with something new sounding. We don't have any things that we got from another planet or anything, it's the same things everyone else has used." "People have a distortion pedal and then a reverb pedal. A reverb is meant to make it sound like it's in a cathedral or something. If you put it the other way around, it won't sound like a guitar being played in a church, it'll sound like a church being stuffed inside a shoebox and then exploded. You can do different things just by treating things differently."Parker also has a strong sense of melody in his music, having composed "excessively melodic music from about the age of 12 to 15". As a result of Parker's love of melody, he also has revealed that he has a "fetish for extremely sugary pop music" from artists like Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue.In addition to a love of melody, Parker also loves "fucked-up explosive cosmic music" in the vein of The Flaming Lips, with whom Parker collaborated on the track "Children of the Moon" in 2012, for the release The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends.Combining these two things, My Bloody Valentine have influenced Parker's music with their contrasting combination of loud guitars and ethereal melodies. Parker has "always been in love with the wall of sound as employed by My Bloody Valentine" and he tries to capture that "melancholy dreamy feel". Parker tries to incorporate this balance into his own music. "If I was singing, I wouldn't be able to match the tone of the instruments, which is really crunchy. The instruments are quite sonically brutal, but the voice is really soft, and I think that kind of resonates with people. It's kind of like My Bloody Valentine, where it's really brutal sounding, but kind of beautiful at the same time". Tame Impala live drummer Jay Watson has described Parker's music as containing "shoegazey guitar sound, but not played in a shoegazey manner".Electronic music is another influence. Parker has used rock instrumentation in an electronic manner, saying "The way we do music, it's organic, but it's meant to be quite repetitive and hypnotic, almost in a kind of electronic nature. Using our playing as though it was a living sample". A heavy feature on Innerspeaker is a pitch-shifted guitar tone that many mistook for a synth. Parker mentioned this by saying "I had a few obsessions when recording Innerspeaker. One was to make the guitars sound like synths and drums sound like drum samples and pretty much anything except guitars and drums. I'm obsessed with confusing people as to the origin of a sound."Parker was inspired to take up various creative endeavors at a young age, "I used to draw a lot when I was very young, and I used to get the most immense feeling of satisfaction from finishing a picture and looking back at it, even though I wasn't actually that good. When I started playing music I got the same feeling from making a song, even if it was just a few noises or drum patterns put together. It was all about the buzz from making something from nothing. Music always affected me greatly as a listener anyway, usually from listening to music in my dad's car or listening to him play guitar."Parker's process for making music is "I'll have a sudden, spontaneous vision of a song, have all the parts mapped out in mind, and do my best to record it as quick as I can. I'll find my eight-track and do a quick demo of just the riff, or a verse or a chorus. The song will go for like 30 seconds. I'll have a whole bunch of them [demos] and then I'll just choose which ones to make into full songs". For Parker, the music comes before the lyrics, "I usually write the lyrics after the melody and its timing have been decided. But the words have to be meaningful. I try to synchronise certain words with the best parts of the melody, but it can be really difficult and does my head in. I like to keep the meaning pretty open and ambiguous so that it's not just me that gets something out of the lyrics. I usually write lyrics from a persona rather than tell a specific story." Parker also said "Usually I am sufficiently motivated to think of new songs everyday, but I usually forget them. I seem to get an emotional kick out of sensing feelings of general desperation or hopelessness, whether it's me or someone near me or someone in a movie or anything. It's really difficult to sit down and force yourself to write a song, and that forced nature usually comes out in the song so I just have to wait until they come to me."Lo-fi music is also a favourite of Parker's, and he incorporated it heavily in the early days of Tame Impala, heard prominently on the Tame Impala EP. With the release of Innerspeaker, Parker went for a different approach to a lo-fi sound, aiming more for a more cosmic and sonic wall of sound, helped by mixer Dave Fridmann. Parker explained "It sounds more cohesive, like an organism. It has a different emotion to it, it brings out a different feeling when it's absolutely blaring at you. I love that sound."Parker has also stated that Supertramp, one of his favourite bands, are a major influence on the musical style of Tame Impala. Despite their difference in sound, he feels he is always somewhat "channeling Supertramp". He has said that listening to the Bee Gees on mushrooms and cocaine inspired him to change the sound of the music he was making on Currents. Responding to an interviewer's question regarding the subject in 2018, Jay Watson stated that while he does not do drugs any more, "I thought everything had asbestos in it for some reason, for a few years there."
Kevin Parker – vocals, guitar, bass, drums, synthesiser, productionLive
Kevin Parker – vocals, guitar (2007–present)
Jay Watson – drums (2007–12); synthesiser (2012–present)
Dominic Simper – bass (2007–2010); guitar, synthesiser (2009–present)
Cam Avery – bass (2013–present)
Julien Barbagallo – drums (2012–present)Past members
Nick Allbrook – guitar, synthesiser, bass (2010–2013)Timeline
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Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, (born March 9, 1990), better known by his stage name YG, is an American rapper from Bompton, California. In 2009, he released his debut single, "Toot It and Boot It", featuring Ty Dolla Sign, which peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single's success resulted in him signing to Def Jam Recordings. In the following years, YG released mixtapes such as The Real 4Fingaz and Just Re'd Up 2 among others.
In June 2013, YG signed to Young Jeezy's CTE World. His 2013 single "My Nigga" featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan has peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the highest charting song of his career. He then released the singles "Left, Right" and "Who Do You Love?" featuring Drake leading up to the release of his debut studio album. His debut album, My Brazy Life was released on March 18, 2014, by Pu$haz Ink, CTE World and Def Jam received critical acclaim.
2012–13: Signing with CTE World
In 2012, he announced his debut album, then titled I'm 4rm Bompton, would be exclusively produced by rapper syla$. Later in June 2013, he revealed that Jeezy's record label CTE World would release the album. An Official remix video featuring 50 cent, Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign was released via BLKDMNDS YouTube channe l and site. Receiving over 17 million views on BLKDMNDS. He was then featured on Yo Gotti's "Act Right" also featuring Jeezy. It would peak at number 100 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was then prominently featured on the CTE World mixtape, Boss Yo Life Up Gang in August 2013.
2013–present: My Krazy Life
On September 4, 2013, YG revealed that his debut album would be released on November 19, 2013 via Def Jam Recordings and that he has changed the album title to My Krazy Life. He also revealed that Drake would be featured on a song titled "Who Do You Love?", produced by DJ Mustard. Shortly thereafter he released the album's lead single "My Nigga" featuring Rich Homie Quan and Jeezy, also produced by DJ Mustard. The song has since peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100. On December 10, 2013, YG released the DJ Mustard-produced "Left, Right" as the album's second single. The following day, Def Jam announced that My Krazy Life would be released on March 18, 2014 and that "Who Do You Love?" featuring Drake would be the album's next single. On February 18, 2014, YG revealed the cover artwork for his debut album My Krazy Life. The artwork features YG posing for a mugshot, with his name and album title detailed in the placard around his neck.
YG came up with the idea for Pu$haz Ink in September 2008 with friends Ace and PC. He later officially co-founded the record label with DJ Mustard and Ty Dolla $ign. Originally the "label" was used as a promotional tool and a brand for YG and DJ Mustard's group of rap collaborators they had grown up with. Then as YG, Ty Dolla Sign and DJ Mustard grew in popularity, they decided to officially form a record label for Pushaz Ink, including rappers RJ, Reem Riches, Tee Cee, and Slim 400.
YG (Founder) (Pu$haz Ink, CTE World and Def Jam)
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On January 25, 2012, shots were fired during the filming of YG's music video "I'm a Thug". The police shut down and closed the set.
On June 12, 2015, YG was shot 1 time in the hip at approximately 1:45 am at a recording studio in Studio City, Calif. Authorities said that YG was "very uncooperative" when asked about the incident. His manager later revealed that his injuries were not life-threatening and said he was "fine" and recovering. He returned to the studio the next day.
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Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi (born January 30, 1984), better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, sometimes stylized as KiD CuDi, is an American rapper and singer. He first gained major attention after the release of his debut mixtape A Kid Named Cudi. In 2009, his single "Day 'n' Nite" reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. "Day 'n' Nite" is part of Cudi's debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day. Cudi has also worked with Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Common, and other artists signed to the GOOD Music label.Content: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid_Cudi
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Terrence Thornton (born May 13, 1977), better known by his stage name Pusha T, is an American hip hop recording artist and one half of hip hop duo Clipse, along with his brother and fellow rapper Gene "No Malice" Thornton. He is also the co-founder and co-chief executive officer (CEO) of Re-Up Records along with his aforementioned brother. In September 2010, he announced his signing to Kanye West's GOOD Music label and on March 21, 2011, released his first solo project, a mixtape titled Fear of God.
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Dillon Hart Francis (born October 5, 1987) is an American DJ, record producer and internet celebrity.
Francis was born in Los Angeles, California. Francis has stated that his father, Robert Drew Francis, is an "alternative medicines doctor". He has made a recurring Internet joke about being unable to find his father. Francis has stated that he was very sheltered growing up, claiming that he did not know any swear words until he was 15. He also claims he could not watch TV unless he watched at least two hours of Sesame Street a day.
Francis first rose to fame after gaining the attention of American producer Diplo and eventually collaborating on the song "Que Que", with featured Latin-pop artist Maluca. His song "Masta Blasta", originally a 130 BPM house track, was edited after inspiration from Dutch musician Munchi and eventually ended up as the moombahton track that brought him to fame. In 2010, Francis released his Swashbuckler EP on Play Me Records.
He has released works on multiple labels including Dim Mak Records, Mad Decent and OWSLA.
In February 2012, Francis became the first moombahton artist to achieve the number-one spot atop the Beatport releases chart with the release of his extended play Something, Something, Awesome.
In late 2012, he embarked on his Wet & Reckless tour across North America, as well as supporting the English electronic-music trio Nero on their Welcome Reality tour and English musician Flux Pavilion on his Standing on a Hill tour.
In 2013 he announced a headlining Wurld Turr across the USA and Canada, as well as confirming that his debut album would be released in 2013 before later experiencing various delays. He also gained prominence by being announced as one of MTV Clubland's Artists to watch in 2013, alongside acts such as Kill the Noise and Otto Knows.
Francis was labeled by MTV as an "artist to watch" as of September 9, 2013. The uprising artist is on his way to becoming one of the most recognized faces in the EDM scene. Francis has performed at many popular music festivals such as Camp Bisco, Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella, TomorrowWorld, Ultra and Electric Zoo.
Francis is also one half of the comedy production duo Meowski666 alongside Kill the Noise and has been linked to internet funny man The Fat Jew. In October 2013 he was announced as number 73 in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll. His single "Get Low" with DJ Snake was released on 11 February 2014.
On March 22, 2014, Francis announced via his official Twitter account that his debut album, entitled Money Sucks, Friends Rule, will be released on October 28, 2014, on Mad Decent and Columbia Records. In August, Dillon released his second single off of the album, which was a collaboration with Sultan + Ned Shepard featuring The Chain Gang of 1974. Beginning in February 2014, Francis embarked on the Friends Rule Tour supporting his debut album. Dates for the tour were booked through January 16, 2015 in 18 different cities across the United States.
On January 1, 2015, Francis revealed to Australian radio station Triple J that that he was working on a sketch show pilot for MTV. Francis stated that the show was set to go into production in January 2015.
On June 28, 2015, Francis announced his EP This Mixtape Is Fire, which would mark a return to his moombahton roots. The EP features collaborations from Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Chromeo, Bro Safari, and James Hersey, along with a remix of 'I Can't Take It' from his album Money Sucks, Friends Rule by Party Favor. He released the first track from the EP 'Bruk Bruk (I Need Your Lovin') the same day.
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Héloïse Letissier (born 1 June 1988) is a French singer songwriter originating from Nantes who since 2012 is signed to the French independent Because Music record label. Her musical project known as Christine and the Queens is a mix of music, performance, art videos, drawings and photography.
Letissier studied theatre at École normale supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon) moving to Paris in 2010 where she concluded her studies. When in London, she was inspired by the work of local drag queen musicians who accompanied her in one of her early concerts and they became her "Queens" as a backing band. She dedicated many of her creations to them and to all transvestites describing her genre as "freakpop". She adopted the name Christine and the Queens releasing her debut EP Miséricorde independently followed by another EP in 2012 called Mac Abbey with the minor hits "Narcissus is back" and "Cripple". She also opened to shows by Lykke Li, The Dø and Woodkid in 2012 and Lilly Wood and the Prick in 2013. Her third release is the EP Nuit 17 à 52 her first charting on SNEP, official French Albums Chart, with the title track becoming her first charting single on SNEP.
In 2012, Christine and the Queens won the Best Discovered Act known as Découverte du Printemps de Bourges and also the Adami Premières Francos 2012 award.
The 13th of February 2015, she is rewarded with the best female artist, and best video clip of 2014 at the Victoires de la musique.
The single "Tilted", translated from "Christine" was released in February 2015 in the United States as an introduction to her first EP in English "St Claude"expected in April 2015. Edited by Neon Gold Records, it will be accompanied by a serie of concerts in North America with Marina and the Diamonds.
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Mac DeMarco, formerly Makeout Videotape, is the anti-thesis to your stereotypical singer-songwriter. Disregarding the seriously somber moments, he replaces them with whimsical and youthful spontaneity, whilst retaining the endearing and subtle commentaries that exude his familiarity. Promptly after leaving his Edmonton garage for Vancouver he embarked on a North American tour accompanying fellow Canadians Japandroids on a grand voyage of enlightenment and alcoholic debauchery.
DeMarco's a weird cat cultivating an affinity for occult imagery, nudity and social satire. But his most impressive trait is his undeniable and instinctual ability to compose magical pop jangles, of which he'll likely refer to as "jizz jazz". His dusted jams have garnished him accolades that are as ever-increasing as his song writing abilities; his sound rendering comparisons, but in a nomadic fashion alluding no distinct origin. Come March DeMarco's debut solo EP entitled Rock And Roll Night Club will ramble into the great unknown guided by Captured Tracks, DeMarco's inner Elvis a tow.
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Gorgon City is an English electronic music production duo, consisting of two North London producers Kye "Foamo" Gibbon and Matt "RackNRuin" Robson-Scott. Their 2013 single "Real" peaked to number 44 on the UK Singles Chart. They are also well known for their 2014 single "Ready for Your Love", which reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. They are currently signed to the London based independent label Black Butter Records.Music career2012–13: Real EPThe duo's first collaboration "The Crypt EP", featuring Navigator, Rubi Dan, and Janai, was released on 27 February 2012. One year later, on 17 February 2013, they collaborated with singer-songwriter Yasmin for the lead track of the "Real EP". The song peaked at number 44 on the UK Singles Chart and number 7 on the UK Indie Chart.2013–present: "Intentions" and "Ready for Your Love"On 12 May 2013 they released "Intentions" featuring Clean Bandit. On 26 January 2014 they released "Ready for Your Love" featuring MNEK. The song is their highest-charting song to date, entering the UK Singles Chart at number four. On 23 March 2014, they will release "There is No Other Time", a collaborative single with indie rock/new rave group Klaxons.Content: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorgon_City
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Kacey Lee Musgraves (born August 21, 1988) is an American country music artist. She self-released three albums before appearing on the fifth season of the USA Network's singing competition Nashville Star in 2007, where she placed seventh. Signed to Mercury Nashville in 2012, she released the album Same Trailer Different Park in March 2013.
Musgraves was born in Golden, Texas.She began songwriting at the age of eight, when she wrote a song called "Notice Me" for her elementary school graduation. She first learned to play music on the mandolin, and then began at age 12 started taking guitar lessons from a local musician named John DeFoore, and later described it as "one of the most important things that ever happened to me". Musgraves first got her start in the country music industry at the age of 18, when she would record demos to make money. Her mother would take her to local music festivals to sing western swing music.
While living in Austin in 2008, Kacey was discovered by independent record label Triple Pop, for whom she recorded two songs, "Apologize" and "See You Again", both of which are available on a digital EP online.
Musgraves joined Lady Antebellum on their Own the Night 2012 tour in the United Kingdom. She also signed with Mercury Records in 2012 and released her solo debut single "Merry Go 'Round". The song is included on her album Same Trailer Different Park, which was produced and co-written by Shane McAnally and Luke Laird and released on March 19, 2013. She also co-wrote Miranda Lambert's 2013 single "Mama's Broken Heart". Same Trailer Different Park produced additional hit singles in "Blowin' Smoke" and "Follow Your Arrow". Rolling Stone magazine listed "Follow Your Arrow" at number 39 of their list of 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time, and said that Musgraves was "one of the loudest symbols of young country musicians embracing progressive values."
"Undermine", a song co-written by Musgraves and Trent Dabbs, was featured in the ABC television series Nashville on October 17, 2012. Musgraves was nominated for four awards at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year. Kacey's fourth studio album, Same Trailer Different Park, debuted at number 2, selling 42,000 copies. Musgraves was also nominated for four Grammy Awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, tying Taylor Swift and Lorde for the most nominations received by a woman that year. Those nominations included Best New Artist, Best Country Album (Same Trailer Different Park), and Best Country Song for both "Mama's Broken Heart" and "Merry Go 'Round". "Merry Go 'Round" won the Best Country Song Grammy award, and Same Trailer Different Park won in Best Country Album. Kacey Musgraves is joining Katy Perry on the North American leg of her Prismatic World Tour as well as Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss on select dates during their tour.
In April 2014, Musgraves won the Academy of Country Music award for album of the year for Same Trailer Different Park. In June, she released a new song called The Trailer Song in June 2014, which she debuted on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
Same Trailer Different Park was certified gold in August 2014 for selling over 500,000 copies. Musgraves' single "Follow Your Arrow" was also certified gold, while "Merry Go Round" was certified platinum.
In September 2014, Musgraves said that she had begun writing songs for her second major label album, and planned to begin work in earnest with Luke Laird and Shane MacAnally later in the year after her touring schedule finished.
Same Tour Different Trailer
Musgraves announced in late August 2014 that she would perform a ten-show headlining tour, dubbed "Same Tour Different Trailer," starting on September 25th and ending on October 19th.
Musgraves is currently dating her band mate Misa Arriaga.
Musgraves lists Alison Krauss as one of her career role models. "I mean, how many Grammys does she have? She's just remained solid and true and great, and I respect that". Musgraves favorite artist is John Prine because of amazing songwriting. Musgraves also lists Lee Ann Womack as one of her childhood influences: "Lee Ann Womack is from near where I grew up in east Texas so I've always looked up to her."
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Musgraves is known for her controversial lyrics in the conservative country music genre. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Musgraves faced criticism for her rebellious lyrics "I think throwing the rebel card out there is really cheap. The things I'm singing about are not controversial to me, I don't push buttons to push buttons. I talk about things that have made an impression on me that a lot of people everywhere are going through."
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Devonté ("Dev") Hynes (born 23 December 1985 in Houston, Texas), better known as Lightspeed Champion or Blood Orange, is a British composer, songwriter, producer, artist and author, who has written for artists such as Florence and the Machine, Diana Vickers and The Chemical Brothers on their 2007 Grammy award winning album We Are The Night. He is currently signed to Domino Records.
Hynes was born in Houston, Texas but was raised in Essex, England from the age of 2. He was educated at the Chadwell Heath Foundation School, now known as Chadwell Heath Academy. He currently resides in New York. The name 'Lightspeed Champion' comes from a series of comic strips Hynes drew as a teenager in his school mathematics books. Hynes was voted the 49th 'coolest person in rock' in NME's 2007 Cool List, jumping to position 20 in the following year's list. From their formation in 2004 until their break-up in 2006, Hynes was a member of the band Test Icicles, playing guitar, synth, and occasionally performing vocals. The band were known for their blisteringly crazy and diverse music and for their raucous live performances. They released only one full-length album (For Screening Purposes Only) in 2005.
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Louis Kevin Celestin (born August 25, 1992), known by his stage name Kaytranada, is an Electronic musician, Producer & DJ.
Kaytranada was born Louis Kevin Celestin on August 15, 1992 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Shortly after he was born, he relocated to Montreal, Quebec where he was raised. Kaytranada began to DJ at the age of 14. The following year, at the age of 15, Kaytranada began to produce after his brother introduced him to music production software.
Louis began his career under the alias Kaytradamus in 2010. He released 8 projects as Kaytradamus before changing his name to 'Kaytranada' in 2012. To date, Kaytranada has released a total of thirteen projects and sixteen remixes. Kaytranada has toured more than 50 Canadian, American, European and Australian cities.
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Bassnectar is a freeform electronic music and social experimentation project based in San Francisco, California. Primarily a music project of Lorin Ashton, Bassnectar is also accompanied by various collaborators. Ashton describes Bassnectar's sound as "omni-tempo maximalism," by which he means combining beats and basslines with music of any or all speeds, time signatures, rhythms, and sound source. The sound gravitates toward heavy tempos, playing with double time and half time, and using electronic methods to embellish and reinforce other styles of music, including ragtime, punk rock, blues, batucada, polka, salsa, film scores, gangsta rap, beatboxing, balkan gypsy music, ska, death metal, or dub. According to Ashton, "We are so blessed, and so deeply fortunate to be alive and awake right now...it's a basic truth, but it's very powerful. I think privilege confers responsibility, and Bassnectar is a reflection of that opportunity to give back; the motion of my cells bouncing back at the world."
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Jonathan Julian "Jon" Hopkins (born 15 August 1979 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey) is an English producer and musician who writes and performs his own melodic electronica and dance music. After starting his career playing keyboard for Imogen Heap, he has produced or contributed to albums by Brian Eno, Coldplay, David Holmes, and others.
Hopkins composed the soundtrack for the 2010 film Monsters, which was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Score. His third solo album, Insides, reached no. 15 on the Dance/Electronic Album Chart in 2009. His collaborations on Small Craft on a Milk Sea with Brian Eno and Leo Abrahams and Diamond Mine with King Creosote both reached no. 82 on the UK Albums Chart. In 2011 Diamond Mine was nominated for a Mercury Prize, which is annually awarded for best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Immunity was also nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize.
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Over the past couple of years, NYC-based multi-instrumentalist and producer, Gryffin aka Dan Griffith, has cemented his path to the international spotlight with his melody-rich style of house music that fuses indie with dance in tasteful fashion. Known for some of the biggest remixes from the last year, such as his remix of Tove Lo's "Talking Body," Maroon 5's "Animals," Years & Years' "Desire," and more, this gifted up-and-comer has already seen a significant amount of success, hitting #1 on Hype Machine consistently, on top of racking up 100 million streams online.
Although Gryffin has recently been on the cusp of a major breakthrough, he began his musical journey growing up as a classically trained pianist, before expanding his sonic palette with guitar at an early age. He played in bands to initially hone his instrumental abilities, until he dove head first into the world of music production at the University of Southern California. Throughout college and beyond, Gryffin further refined his skills that have blossomed into his artistic mastery that is appreciated by his counterparts and adoring fans around the world. In his genre, artists typically DJ to showcase their talents, but live performance is where his heart lies in capturing the essence of his work.
With a world-debut at this past SnowGlobe Music Festival, Gryffin unveiled his anticipated live performance to finally connect with those who have been behind his impressive play counts. His passion and love for musicianship, and artistry within music shined through as he performed with live instrumentation (guitar, keyboard, synths, & drum pads) in a continuous dance music format to keep up the energy characteristic of DJ sets. Since this performance was a resounding success, the excitement is brewing for his next two sold-out shows at Los Angeles' The Roxy, and New York's Bowery Ballroom to close out his first-ever live tour.
Following the conclusion of the tour, Gryffin made the leap to his first original production, "Heading Home" featuring Josef Salvat, which immediately became #1 on Spotify's Global Viral 50 chart, US Viral Chart, and accumulated a million plays in one week after being released via Darkroom/Interscope Records.
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Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), known by his stage name Aphex Twin, is an Irish-born English electronic musician and composer. He is known for his influential and idiosyncratic work in electronic music styles such as IDM and acid techno in the 1990s, for which he won widespread critical acclaim. He is also the co-founder of Rephlex Records with Grant Wilson-Claridge.
Initially releasing acid and techno music as AFX and other aliases, James first received widespread acclaim for his 1992 album Selected Ambient Works 85-92 and his subsequent 1994 release Selected Ambient Works Volume II. He rose to mainstream popularity with his 1997 EP Come to Daddy and his 1999 single "Windowlicker". After a period of relative inactivity following the release of his 2001 album Drukqs to mixed reviews, James returned in 2014 with a new album titled Syro, which won him a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album.
James was born in Limerick, Ireland, and grew up in Lanner, Cornwall, UK, with two older sisters, in a "very happy" childhood during which they "were pretty much left to do what [they] wanted". He enjoyed living there, feeling apart from nearby cities and the rest of the world. James attended Redruth School in Redruth, Cornwall, and claimed to have produced sound on a Sinclair ZX81 (a machine with no sound hardware) at age 11:
When I was 11, I won 50 pounds in a competition for writing this program that made sound on a ZX81. You couldn't make sound on a ZX81, but I played around with machine code and found some codes that retuned the TV signal so that it made this really weird noise when you turned the volume up.
According to musician Benjamin Middleton, James began producing music the following year. As a teenager he was a disc jockey at the Shire Horse Inn in St Ives, with Tom Middleton at the Bowgie Inn in Crantock and along the beaches around Cornwall. James studied at Cornwall College from 1988 to 1990 for a National Diploma in engineering. About his studies, he said "music and electronics went hand in hand". James graduated from college; according to an engineering lecturer he often wore headphones during practical lessons, "no doubt thinking through the mixes he'd be working on later".
Early 1990s: Early career
In 1989, James befriended Grant Wilson-Claridge when they were working alternate weeks as a DJ at the Bowgie pub near Newquay. Wilson-Claridge was intrigued by his sets, and when he discovered that James was playing tapes of his own music he suggested that they make records. At first, putting Aphex Twin's recordings on vinyl was a way of making music the duo's friends wanted to hear; because of their geographic isolation they could not access the music they wanted to hear, so they decided to create their own.
James' first release as Aphex Twin, later changed to AFX, was the 1991 12-inch EP Analogue Bubblebath on Mighty Force Records. The track "En Trance to Exit" was recorded with Tom Middleton, also known as Schizophrenia. The EP made the playlist of Kiss FM, an influential London radio station, which helped it become successful.
In 1991, James and Wilson-Claridge founded Rephlex Records to promote "innovation in the dynamics of Acid — a much-loved and misunderstood genre of house music forgotten by some and indeed new to others, especially in Britain". From 1991 to 1993 James released two Analogue Bubblebath EPs (one without a band name on it, one as AFX) and an EP, Bradley's Beat, as Bradley Strider. Although he moved to London to take an electronics course at Kingston Polytechnic, he admitted to David Toop that his electronics studies were being evacuated as he pursued a career in the techno genre.
After leaving the polytechnic, James remained in London, releasing albums and EPs on Warp Records and other labels under a number of aliases (including AFX, Polygon Window and Power-Pill); several of his tracks, released under aliases including Blue Calx and The Dice Man, appeared on compilations. Although he allegedly lived on the roundabout in Elephant and Castle, South London, during his early years in the city, he actually lived in a nearby unoccupied bank.
1992–1995: Gaining success
The first full-length Aphex Twin album, Selected Ambient Works 85–92, was released in 1992 on R&S Records to critical acclaim; John Bush of Allmusic described it as a "watershed of ambient music". In 2002 Rolling Stone said about the album, "Aphex Twin expanded way beyond the ambient music of Brian Eno by fusing lush soundscapes with oceanic beats and bass lines." Pitchfork Media called it "among the most interesting music ever created with a keyboard and a computer". However, critics noted that the songs were recorded on cassette and their sound quality was relatively poor.
In 1992 James also released the Xylem Tube EP and Digeridoo (first played by DJ Colin Faver on London's Kiss FM) as Aphex Twin, the Pac-Man EP (based on the arcade game) as Power-Pill, and two of his four Joyrex EPs (Joyrex J4 EP and Joyrex J5 EP) as Caustic Window. "Digeridoo" reached #55 on the UK Singles Chart, and was later described by Rolling Stone as foreshadowing drum and bass. He wrote "Digeridoo" to clear up his audience after a rave. These early releases were on Rephlex Records, Mighty Force of Exeter and R&S Records of Belgium.
In 1993 James released Analogue Bubblebath 3; the "On" EP and its accompanying remix EP; his second Bradley Strider EP, Bradley's Robot; two more Caustic Window EPs and his first releases on Warp Records, Surfing on Sine Waves and "Quoth EP", as Polygon Window. Warp Records released Selected Ambient Works Volume II in 1994, with a less beat- and melody-driven sound than the previous album. The track names were described with pie chart symbols, each of which was meant to be paired with a corresponding image in the album jacket (except "Blue Calx"). To decipher the titles, listeners had to compare the length of each track with the size of the pie-chart symbols; for example, the first title (often called "Cliffs"), is realised by pairing the first symbol with the first image (a rocky cliffside). James said in The Wire magazine and elsewhere that the tracks were inspired by lucid dreams and synaesthesia. Other releases were a fourth Analogue Bubblebath; GAK (derived from early demos sent to Warp Records), and Classics, a compilation album with "Digeridoo" EP and the Xylem Tube EP.
For his 1995 release ...I Care Because You Do James used an image of his face for the album cover, a motif which would be repeated on many of his later records. The tracks on this album were composed between 1990 and 1994 in a range of Aphex Twin musical styles. This was James' last record during the 1990s to emphasise analogue synthesizers. He commissioned Western classical-music composer Philip Glass to create an orchestral version of "Icct Hedral" (a song on this album), which appeared on the Donkey Rhubarb EP. Also in 1995, James released his Hangable Auto Bulb EP, which spearheaded the shortlived drill 'n' bass style.
1995–2000: Commercial height
In November 1995 The Wire published an article, "Advice to Clever Children". During the production of the interview a package of tapes with music from several artists (including Aphex Twin) was sent to Karlheinz Stockhausen, who said:
I heard the piece Aphex Twin of Richard James (sic) carefully: I think it would be very helpful if he listens to my work "Song of the Youth", which is electronic music, and a young boy's voice singing with himself. Because he would then immediately stop with all these post-African repetitions, and he would look for changing tempi and changing rhythms, and he would not allow to repeat any rhythm if it varied to some extent and if it did not have a direction in its sequence of variations.
James, an admirer of Stockhausen, replied, "I thought he should listen to a couple of tracks of mine: "Digeridoo", then he'd stop making abstract, random patterns you can't dance to".
Richard D. James Album, James' fourth studio album as Aphex Twin, was released on Warp Records in 1996. The album includes his personal name (Richard David James) in the title and features use of software synthesizers and unconventional beats. John Bush of AllMusic noted that this was James' first studio album to work with jungle music, noting that the album was "more extreme than virtually all jungle being made at the time" with beats that were layered over his more slower melodies that characterized James' earlier ambient works. Pitchfork opined that the album was one of the "aggressive combinations of disparate electronic forms when it was released", with its "almost-brutal contrast between its elements creates a seal that's locked in freshness since way back in 1996." The album garnered high acclaim from music critics, and was named 40th in Pitchfork Media's "Top 100 Albums of the 1990s" list. It was also placed #55 on NME's Top 100 Albums of All Time in 2003.
James garnered attention the following year after the release of his Come to Daddy EP. The EP's title track was conceived as a death metal parody, with James stating: "Come to Daddy came about while I was just hanging around my house, getting pissed and doing this crappy death metal jingle. Then it got marketed and a video was made, and this little idea that I had, which was a joke, turned into something huge. It wasn't right at all." Accompanied with a music video directed by Chris Cunningham, he became disenchanted by its success. It was followed by "Windowlicker", a critically and commercially successful single promoted with a music video also directed by Cunningham, which was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Video in 2000.
2000–2003: Prepared piano and digital technology
In 2001 Aphex Twin released Drukqs, an experimental double album featuring computer-controlled piano (influenced by Erik Satie and John Cage) and abrasive, fast, meticulously-programmed songs. Many track names are written in Cornish—for example, "Jynweythek" ("Machine Music"). Rolling Stone described the piano pieces as "aimlessly pretty". The release polarized reviewers, some believed that Drukqs was released as a contract-breaker with Warp Records, since James' next major release was on his own Rephlex label. The musician told interviewers he accidentally left an MP3 player with a large number of new songs (labelled "Aphex Twin—unreleased tracks") on a plane, and rushed the album's release to preempt an Internet leak. In 2001 James also released a short EP, 2 Remixes By AFX, with remixes of songs by 808 State and DJ Pierre. It also had an untitled third track, consisting of a SSTV image with high-pitched sounds which can be decoded to a viewable image with appropriate software (such as MultiMode for Macintosh or MMSSTV for Windows). In 2002, James was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male.
2004–2009: Synthesizers and drum machines
In late 2004 James released his Analord series under his previously used pseudonym of AFX: 11 EPs with a total of 42 tracks (initially averaging two to four tracks per EP). The series was created by playing and sequencing analogue and digital electronic musical equipment such as synthesizers and drum machines (predominantly the Roland 303, 808 and 909 machines) recorded on magnetic tape and then pressed on vinyl. James also utilized his collection of vintage synthesizers and drum machines, some of which were rare by that time. Some record inserts have photos of rare synthesizers like the Synton Fenix, the notoriously difficult-to-program Roland MC-4 sequencer and the Roland TB-303.
James was meticulous about the process of recording, mastering and pressing. He tried a number of pressing plants until he was satisfied with the quality of each EP. James prefers vinyl or tape to digital. However, label co-owner Wilson-Claridge convinced him to release a CD compilation (Chosen Lords) with 10 tracks from the Analord series.
Twenty more tracks were added in December 2009 to the Analord series (available by download from the Rephlex Records website), and each EP now contains up to nine tracks.
Media speculation in 2007 suggested that Aphex Twin was recording under another new alias, The Tuss, attributed to the names "Brian Tregaskin" and "Karen Tregaskin". The Guardian newspaper and others printed rumours of The Tuss being a pseudonym of or a collaboration with Richard D. James. Contesting that, Rephlex's co-founder, Grant Wilson-Claridge, stated in a 2007 e-mail interview that The Tuss is not James, saying, "People seem more interested in speculation and celebrity than content, quality or music. Be careful you don't miss something really great that isn't really famous." However, all The Tuss tracks are published in the BMI repertoire under "James Richard David", and the two The Tuss works use a Yamaha GX1, an exceptionally rare and expensive analog synthesizer that James is known to own.
When Syro was announced in 2014, Bleep.com confirmed that The Tuss was an Aphex Twin alias. In a pre-Syro interview with Dutch magazine OOR, James finally confirmed that he had been busy, in fact, "recording two EPs as The Tuss"
2010–2013: Live performance and remote orchestras
In an October 2010 interview with the British magazine Another Man, James said that he had completed six albums (one of which was a remake of the unreleased Melodies from Mars, originally produced around the time of Richard D. James Album).
In June 2011, James spoke to the Spanish newspaper El País. When asked about the six albums, James answered: "More than 10 or 11 are already compiled, and many more songs are orphans". He also said that a new album "[would] show in a while" and the reason for the delay since his last album was that he was divorcing his wife, though some fans assumed the latter comment to be a joke. In September 2011, James appeared as Aphex Twin in a live tribute to avant-garde Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Alongside Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, James performed his remix of Penderecki's "Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima", as well as a version of "Polymorphia", at the tribute concert that was held in Poland. The following month, an Aphex Twin set was part of the lineup at the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris event.
In October 2012, James brought his remote orchestra act to London for one 3-act performance including the "Interactive Tuned Feedback Pendulum Array", which paid tribute and expanded upon Steve Reich's "Pendulum Music".
On 16 June 2014, the 1994 Caustic Window LP (originally a test pressing, of which at least five copies were made and given to µ-ziq, Cylob and Rephlex co-founder Grant Wilson-Claridge) was released as a digital download to backers of a Kickstarter campaign to buy a copy of the vinyl record from an anonymous seller on Discogs. The purchase of the vinyl and the subsequent vinyl rip was organized by We Are the Music Makers, an online electronic music forum. The crowdfunding was approved by Rephlex Records and James, with each contributor receiving the right to keep their digital copy of the album. When the campaign finished, the LP was placed for auction on eBay and purchased by Markus Persson, designer of the video game Minecraft.
On 16 August 2014, a green blimp with the Aphex Twin logo and "2014" written on its side was identified flying over London, UK. The sighting of the blimp was reported in both the NME and Pitchfork music publications. Soon after, a photo on Twitter appeared showing the Aphex Twin logo sprayed on the footpath outside of Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Two days later, the Aphex Twin Twitter account posted a link to a hidden service using deep web browser Tor, providing the title and tracklist of a then-upcoming album release called Syro, which was the first Aphex Twin studio album since Drukqs in 2001.
An official press release was shared by the Pitchfork online music publication on 21 August 2014, providing readers with both the album cover artwork and further album details. Syro was released on the Warp label on 23 September 2014 and the cover artwork, which reads like a tax receipt, is by the Designers Republic brand. A limited-edition box set version of the album was released through the Bleep label, limited to 200 copies. Interested buyers were required to enter a lottery to become eligible.
On 23 January 2015, James released Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP.
In a November 2014 interview about Syro, James revealed another set of 21 tracks, labeled Modular Trax, that were made available on SoundCloud — both the interview and the tracks were later removed.
Between January and November 2015, an anonymous user posted 268 tracks on Soundcloud (later removing the tracks "4 Red Calx" and "5 Girl Boy Dark Version"), under the names "user487363530", "user4873635301", "user48736353001", and finally "user18081971". Philip Sherburne stated on Pitchfork:
... the hallmarks of the production recall specific moments in James' catalogue ... you can hear the same machines, the same processes, and above all, the same ideas—if this isn't James, then it's a musician who's every bit his peer, and what are the chances of one of those going undiscovered for all these years?
Mike Paradinas (aka μ-Ziq) who worked with James on the 1996 Expert Knob Twiddlers album, confirmed the authenticity of several of the tracks. That same day, the official Aphex Twin Twitter account tweeted a link to the SoundCloud page for the user named "user48736353001". In a piece for the Guardian, Stuart Aitken argued that Aphex Twin's experiments with SoundCloud and other digital media should encourage musicians to similarly explore the creative opportunities of the internet.
On 27 February 2015, James created the "saw 1.5" playlist on SoundCloud, comprising 11 tracks from the hundred or so posted over the months, presumably tracks that did not make it onto Selected Ambient Works 85-92. He commented that "there are more, inc. versions of the tracks that were released on SAW 1, those will come out on a re-release one day hopefully, so saving those for that." In May, James compiled 36 of the posted tracks as the playlist "Surfing on Sine Waves 2", with the statement "Would love to release this on Warp, all mastered properly, maybe a double album."
On 6 May 2015 James' secondary Soundcloud account, along with the 200+ tracks shared, were deleted without any explanation. Two days later the account was resurrected with all 200+ tracks and comments intact under the name "user18081971". The new username refers to Richard's birthday, which is 18 August 1971.
On 1 July 2015, Richard uploaded a new track to his official Soundcloud account (the Aphex Twin one, not the user18081971 one) announcing a new EP, titled Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008, returning to his AFX moniker for the first time since the Analord series. Almost all of the Soundcloud tracks on the user18081971 account have since been removed.
On 5 June 2016, Aphex Twin released a poster teasing his upcoming EP "Cheetah". The EP will contain some of the tracks Richard uploaded to Soundcloud.
On 17 December 2016, James performed in Houston, Texas at the Day for Night festival, his first American appearance in 8 years. A untitled 12-inch vinyl was sold exclusively at the festival, containing two 10-minute tracks, which appear to be alternate versions of the same material.
In a September 1997 interview with Space Age Bachelor magazine, James said he composed ambient techno music at age 13, had "over 100 hours" of unreleased music and had invented music-composition software consisting of algorithmic processes which automatically generated rhythm and melody. In the interview, he also claimed to have experienced synesthesia and could incorporate lucid dreaming into his compositions.
James' Rephlex Records, which he co-owned with Grant Wilson-Claridge, coined the word "braindance" in 1991 to describe Aphex Twin's music. According to the label: "Braindance is the genre that encompasses the best elements of all genres, e.g. traditional, classical, electronic music, popular, modern, industrial, ambient, hip-hop, electro, house, techno, breakbeat, hardcore, ragga, garage, drum and bass, etc." In a review of Astrobotnia's Parts 1, 2 & 3 Rephlex release, a Pitchfork Media writer said in 2002:
Breakbeats liberated producers from the impositions of relentless four-to-the-floor stomping, and "braindance" escaped the mind/body binary opposition of electronic music--here was a rhythmically hyper, complex genre that retained its club roots by appending fantastically supple limbs to the listener's fervid imagination.
In 2001, The Guardian described James' musical lineage as Stockhausen, John Cage, Kraftwerk, Brian Eno and Derrick May. Acknowledging another influence, James released Music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop: a compilation of music recorded by the pioneers of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (including Delia Derbyshire) on Rephlex. Although he has said "I don't really like rock & roll" he appreciates Led Zeppelin (as a source of "great breakbeats") and Pink Floyd (for their psychedelic music).
Intelligent dance music (IDM) is mentioned on the home page of the Intelligent Dance Music (IDM) mailing list (created in August 1993) about the music of Aphex Twin and the Artificial Intelligence Series released by Warp Records. The series features James' recordings as Polygon Window and early productions from artists including Autechre, Black Dog, Richie Hawtin's FUSE project and Speedy J. The term spread to the United States and internet message boards. James responded to the IDM term in a 1997 interview:
I just think it's really funny to have terms like that. It's basically saying, "this is intelligent and everything else is stupid." It's really nasty to everyone else's music. (laughs) It makes me laugh, things like that. I don't use names. I just say that I like something or I don't.
In an essay for the UK magazine The Wire published in February 2013 (15 years after James' comment in the 1997 PerfectSoundForever interview), Joe Muggs reflected on the Artificial Intelligence Series in relation to the IDM label:
So, although genre speciation was accelerating even as these albums were being made, and even though they have been seen as representing a separation of non-dancefloor Electronica as a gentrified genre in its own right, the Artificial Intelligence series could equally be seen as an extended attempt to hold on to the rave explosion's all-inclusiveness in opposition to its fragmentation. This stands in direct opposition to the philosophy of Intelligent Dance Music (IDM) which followed, and which tended to consider itself above mere dancefloor music. Post-1994, the idea of 'listening Techno' would become lost as IDM, Triphop, chill out and mellower strains of drum 'n' bass occupied its place in the ecosystem, while the Artificial Intelligence diaspora would follow wildly different routes ...
Use of James' face
James' face, grinning or distorted, is a theme of his album covers, music videos and songs. According to him, it began as a response to techno producers who concealed their identities:
I did it because the thing in techno you weren't supposed to do was to be recognized and stuff. The sort of unwritten rule was that you can't put your face on the sleeve. It has to be like a circuit board or something. Therefore I put my face on the sleeve. That's why I originally did it. But then I got carried away.
The cover of ...I Care Because You Do features a painting of James, and that of Richard D. James Album has a close-up photograph. His face is superimposed on the bodies of other people in the music videos for "Come to Daddy" and "Windowlicker". Near the end of the second track of the "Windowlicker" single (known as "Equation"), a photo of James' face is a steganogram which is revealed as a spectrogram. Another image of James and collaborator Tom Jenkinson is embedded (in SSTV format) with text in the third track of 2 Remixes by AFX, "Bonus High Frequency Sounds". He has used his own photography for some releases, including the album sleeve for Selected Ambient Works Volume II.
James has recorded as AFX, Blue Calx, Bradley Strider, The Universal Indicator, Brian Tregaskin, Caustic Window, The, Smojphace, GAK, Karen Tregaskin, Patrick Tregaskin, Martin Tressider, PBoD (Phonic Boy on Dope), Polygon Window, Power-Pill, Q-Chastic, Dice Man, The Tuss, and Soit-P.P. In a 1997 interview, James commented on the difference between works released under different names, saying "There's really no big theory. It's just things that I feel right in doing at the time and I really don't know why. I select songs for certain things and I just do it. I don't know what it means".
In a 2001 interview, Richard D. James has commented on the ambiguous nature of his own releases and the speculation that surrounds many anonymous artists working in electronica: "a lot of people think everything electronic is mine. I get credited for so many things, it's incredible. I'm practically everyone, I reckon—everyone and nobody".
Influence and legacy
Writing in The Guardian in 2001, journalist Paul Lester described James as "the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music".
In 2005 Alarm Will Sound released Acoustica: Alarm Will Sound Performs Aphex Twin, acoustic arrangements of James' electronic tracks. Although he has influenced Radiohead, especially on their album Kid A, he does not wish to tour with them: "I wouldn't play with them since I don't like them."
The London Sinfonietta performed arrangements of Aphex Twin songs in 2006.
In 2007 Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk cited Aphex Twin (particularly "Windowlicker") as an influence for the duo's 2nd album Discovery. Bangalter said he liked it because "It wasn't a big club beat, but it also wasn't a laid back, quiet one.". Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante said that Aphex Twin is "the best thing since sliced bread", and his Outsides EP and PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone are examples of James' influence.
James premiered new music with Radiohead guitarist-composer Jonny Greenwood in a 2011 collaboration with Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Animator David Firth has much of his work soundtracked by Aphex Twin.
In 2012 a FACT Magazine review of the 100 best albums of the 1990s listed the LP Selected Ambient Works 85-92 in No.1 position.
In 2013, Thom Yorke of Radiohead named Aphex Twin as his biggest influence, saying: "He burns a heavy shadow ... Aphex opened up another world that didn't involve my fucking electric guitar ... I hated all the music that was around Radiohead at the time, it was completely fucking meaningless. I hated the Britpop thing and what was happening in America, but Aphex was totally beautiful, and he's kind of my age too."
In June 2014, Answer Code Request (Patrick Gräser) called James "one producer who always inspires" him in the "Influences" section of the Ransom Note website. Gräser used the Aphex Twin song "Analogue Bubblebath 1" to exemplify James' influence: "I guess being obsessed with your own music is what makes him that brilliant."
In June 2014, Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit stated "Cliffs" or possibly "Rhubarb" from Selected Ambient Works II as being the song he would listen to for the rest of his life if he had to pick one.
James described himself in a Guardian interview: "I'm just some irritating, lying, ginger kid from Cornwall who should have been locked up in some youth detention centre. I just managed to escape and blag it into music."
In a 2010 interview with the FACT publication, James revealed that he was living in Scotland at the time after relocating from London—according to FACT, he "extolled the virtues" of his new residential location. As of 2014, he lives in Scotland with his two sons—from his first marriage—and his second wife, a Russian art student.
Studio albums as Aphex Twin
Selected Ambient Works 85–92 (1992)
Selected Ambient Works Volume II (1994)
...I Care Because You Do (1995)
Richard D. James Album (1996)
Studio albums as Polygon Window
Surfing on Sine Waves (1993)
Studio albums as Caustic Window
Caustic Window (2014)
AFX, Aphex Twin, Caustic Window, & The Tuss at Rephlex Records
Aphex Twin at Warp Records
Soundcloud pages: Aphex Twin, user48736353001, user18081971
Aphex Twin at DMOZ
Aphex Twin discography at Discogs.
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In 2011, Paak had started earning acceptance in the Los Angeles music world, and had begun working on his debut album. Shafiq Husayn of Sa-Ra helped Paak recover financially from losing his job in Santa Barbara by employing him as an assistant, videographer, editor, writer, and producer. He completed O.B.E. Vol.1 in this time period, and released the album in mid-2012. At this time, he became the drummer for American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart, and was able to further grow as a musician and performer.
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On October 28, 2014, Paak released Venice, his debut album as Anderson Paak, on OBE and Steel Wool. Paak performed on six songs on Dr. Dre's 2015 album Compton, two on The Game's The Documentary 2, and features on the 2015 Busdriver album Thumbs. In October 2015, he announced that he has recorded material with ScHoolboy Q and 9th Wonder. Paak plans to release a new EP, Malibu, before the end of 2015. In November of 2015, Paak released two promotional tracks from Malibu, "Seasons/Carry Me" and "Am I Wrong?".
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Mikaela Straus (born December 19, 1998), known by her stage name King Princess, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Brooklyn, New York. King Princess is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. She is signed to Mark Ronson's label Zelig Records, an imprint of Columbia Records.
Life and career
Straus grew up in New York and spent much of her childhood in her father's studio, Mission Sound. There, she learned several instruments, including bass, guitar, piano and drums, as well as music production techniques and insight into the music industry. Straus's inspiration in those years had come from the rock music of the bands Led Zeppelin and T. Rex, as well as Jack White. At the age of 11, Mikaela was offered a recording contract, however declined in order to finish high school. After high school, Straus moved to Los Angeles to study at the USC Thornton School of Music, however after a year she dropped out in favor of her music career.In February 2018, King Princess released their debut single "1950". "1950" is a tribute to the 1952 novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith, to the LGBTQ Community and to queer love. The song reached a wide audience when British singer Harry Styles tweeted a lyric from the song. Straus followed this with her second single "Talia" in April.On June 15, 2018 she released her debut extended play Make My Bed.
Straus is genderqueer.Her great-great-grandparents were businessman Isidor Straus and Ida Straus, who both died in the sinking of the passenger ship RMS Titanic.
She has a younger half-sister named Mia. She has her sister's name tattooed on her inner left arm.
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Durante sus 24 años de carrera artística, LOS TUCANES DE TIJUANA se han mantenido en los primeros lugares del panorama musical de México y Estados Unidos, con temas de un solo compositor: Mario Quintero Lara
LOS TUCANES DE TIJUANA es la agrupación Regional-Mexicana que en la historia de la música contemporánea ha sido capaz de colocar hasta 6 títulos en una sola lista Billboard TOP LATIN ALBUMS en los primeros lugares (1996 – 1997).
Mas de 13 millones de discos vendidos en el mundo, durante su carrera artística
56 éxitos radiales en las listas de Billboard, en la carrera de Los Tucanes de Tijuana
31 Producciones de Discos Inéditos hasta la fecha.
25 premios BMI, en los últimos años, los temas de Mario Quintero Lara han recibido premios de ejecución pública, como autor de los temas más tocados en la radio latina de Estados Unidos.
30 Disco de Oro certificados por la RIAA
27 Disco de Platino certificados por la RIAA
Al menos 15 de sus discos han vendido más de 500 mil unidades
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Chris Lake (born 8 August 1982) is an English house DJ/producer, who lived much of his life in Scotland.Musical careerLake first became recognized for his bootleg remixes of The Prodigy's "Climbatize", Leftfield's "Phat Planet", and Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams". which he did under the alias "Cristophe D'Abuc". His 2006 track with vocals from Laura V, "Changes", reached the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #27. "Changes" was first released in 2005 on Alternative Route Recordings and was licensed to Universal Music for a full worldwide release in Summer 2006. It reached #10 on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart. His 2007 single, "Carry Me Away" (featuring Emma Hewitt), topped the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay Chart. He scored his third consecutive top ten hit on the US dance chart with "Only One". "If You Knew" featuring Nastala, became his fourth consecutive top ten single on the US dance chart. A debut album is planned for release in 2009.Lake has been a guest DJ on many radio shows such as Pete Tong's Radio 1. Tong hailed Lake as the "best thing to come out of Scotland since Mylo."Chris Lake runs two labels: Rising Music and Rising Trax. For in-studio mixing, Lake uses Logic Pro and Ableton. He is managed by Brett Fischer.Content: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Lake
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Genre blending has always been a core tenant of Jauz – the project of 21 year old LA-based and Icon Collective graduate, Sam Vogel. Over the course of the past few months we have seen the young star rise, turning in some of the biggest tracks of the year, from taking on the likes of Ed Sheeran, Asap Mob, Childish Gambino, and more. Jauz has released addictive mid-tempo originals like "Feel the Volume" and remixes like "Hella Hoes" that have left both the festivals and clubs wanting more and garnered him support from industry heavyweights like Zedd, Skrillex, Diplo, Borgore, Destructo, Arty and others. His euphoric originals and viral remixes seamlessly weave in and out of several musical categories, staying true to his creed: "music has no boundaries."
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dvsn (pronounced division) is a Canadian R&B duo, composed of singer Daniel Daley and record producer Nineteen85. They are signed to OVO Sound.
2015–present: Sept. 5th
On September 5, 2015, Dvsn released two songs titled "The Line" and "With Me". They initially started gaining recognition after "With Me" was played on Apple's Beats 1 radio during the seventh OVO Sound radio show. On December 2, 2015, they released their third song, titled "Too Deep" on SoundCloud and the iTunes Store. On December 24, 2015, they released their fourth song, titled "Hallucinations" on SoundCloud and the iTunes Store. On February 29, 2016, it was announced that Dvsn had signed to Drake's OVO Sound record label.
On March 11, 2016, Dvsn announced the release date of their debut studio album, titled Sept. 5th, along with the album being made available for pre-order on the iTunes Store. They released the album exclusively on the iTunes Store and Apple Music on March 27, 2016, with the album releasing elsewhere on April 1, 2016.
Dvsn made a guest appearance on Drake's fourth studio album, Views on the track titled "Faithful".
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Solange Piaget Knowles (born June 24, 1986), who performs under the mononym Solange, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, model, dancer, and DJ. Knowles was born and raised in Houston, Texas along with her older sister singer Beyoncé. Showing an interest in music recording at an early age, she eventually broke into the music scene at 16. She has released two studios albums: Solo Star in 2003 and her most successful album to date, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams in 2008, which peaked at number nine in the US Billboard 200 chart. Knowles is currently recording her third studio album for an early 2013 release. A new video and single for "Losing You" were released on October 2, 2012. Knowles worked with Dev Hynes and Pharrel Williams on this album. Solange is releasing her first extended play entitled True which releases on November 27, 2012 under Terrible Records. This marks for preparation of her third studio album.
Knowles' work has earned her several achievements, including working with Destiny's Child, BET Awards and Soul Train Music Award nominations and three consecutive singles notched at the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play. In October 2012, Solange, among other celebrities such as Idris Elba, Nick Cannon, and Pauly D were nominated for Celebrity DJ Of The Year Award from The Golden Spin Awards. Winner has not been announced as of yet.
Knowles appeared on the big screen in Johnson Family Vacation. She provided a song for the soundtrack, though it was not used in the film. She also appeared in the straight-to-video Bring It On: All or Nothing, which co-starred Hayden Panettiere, of the TV series Heroes. In January 2012, Knowles signed a modeling contract with Next Model Management. She has been honored by the American Society of Culture Critics for her contributions to music and fashion.
Knowles has been compared to her sister by the media, but she dismisses the notion, saying they are artistically different.
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London based producers Nick Harriman and Alfie Granger-Howell are Dusky, a name that has become instantly synonymous with UK house and techno. If 2011 was the year Dusky marked themselves out as accomplished electronic musicians with their critically acclaimed "Stick By This" LP, then 2012 was the year that Dusky took over the dancefloor and cemented their position at the forefront of the house music underground.
Signed by the label that broke Maya Jane Coles (Dogmatik), the devastating deep grooves of "Flo Jam" were hammered by everyone from Jamie Jones, Sasha and Pete Tong to Disclosure, Joy Orbison and Boddika and even commercial acts like Calvin Harris; earning itself the unexpected title of iTunes Dance Single Of The Year.
At the same time, darker excursions into warehouse techno like "Calling Me" and "Muriel" on Loefah's new School imprint have been hammered by names as diverse as Paul Woolford, Diplo, Skream, Seth Troxler and Agoria. As remixers, Dusky have asserted themselves as one of the most on-point reworkers in the game with a Pete Tong and Annie Mac endorsed mix of Hot Chip's "Night & Day", Cloud 9's '93 house classic "Do You Want Me Baby" and their ubiquitous rework of Justin Martin's "Don't Go".
The eclectic, well honed outlook is the result of absorbing two decades of global dance music, digging back beyond and a shared production career that has spanned nearly 10 years and seem them produce everything from classic progressive to liquid drum & bass together under various guises. Sift through Nick and Alfie's personal record collections and you will find everything from Polish orchestral music and Ahmad Jamal's soulful jazz, to Justin Martin's "Sad Piano" and Daft Punk's formative French house, with stacks of vintage garage and drum & bass 12"s propping the whole mix up.
Naturally shifting through the full spectrum of house and techno – with strains of their formative garage and d&b influence, Dusky's diverse take on the modern dancefloor was summed up best by their shortlisted contribution to BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix – which joined the dots between jungle legends PFM, the vintage techno of Reese Project and the classic garage of MJ Cole by way of modern innovators such as Huxley, Joy Orbison and Omar S.
With releases on Will Saul's Aus and Breach's Naked Naked getting heavy support on Radio 1, Dusky's 2013 is set to be their biggest yet.
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Alice Merton (born 13 September 1993 in Frankfurt), is a German-British singer. She spent her early life in Canada and the United Kingdom before starting her career in Germany.
She released her first EP No Roots on February 3, 2017. Her first single "No Roots" reached number two on the German charts, number 1 on the French charts.
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Claire Cottrill (born August 18, 1998), also known as Clairo, is an electropop recording artist from Carlisle, Massachusetts.
Clairo started posting music to Bandcamp while in high school before beginning to post covers and songs in addition to DJ mixes of rap music on Soundcloud under the name Clairo/DJ Baby Benz.. She also maintained a YouTube channel where she would post covers and short films. She first drew broad attention in 2017 when the video for her song "Pretty Girl" went viral on YouTube. Her debut EP, diary 001 was released on May 25, 2018 on FADER Label.
Clairo grew up in Carlisle, Massachusetts. In 2017 she started attending Syracuse University.. On May 29th, 2018 she publicly came out as bisexual on Twitter.
Clairo is the daughter of Geoff Cottrill, a marketing executive who has worked at Converse, Starbucks, and The Coca-Cola Company. Due to her father's connections and her viral status, Clairo has been controversially accused of being an "industry plant" (a pejorative term to describe artists who have backing from the music industry to advance their careers, but is presented as a independent start-up), which she denies.
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With a sound that's driving and plaintive, contemplative and catchy, Turnover capture the uncertainty of emo-pop greats like the Get Up Kids and Texas Is the Reason. Based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia, the quartet, made up of Casey and Austin Getz, Danny Dempsey, and Eric Soucy, jumped onto the scene in 2011 with a self-titled EP. A split single with Citizen followed the next year before the band would make its full-length debut in early 2013 with Magnolia on Run for Cover Records.
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Kieran Hebden (born 1978), best known by the stage name Four Tet, is a post-rock and electronic musician. Hebden first came to prominence as a member of the band Fridge before establishing himself as a solo artist.
Hebden's music originally eschewed the traditional pop song format in favour of a more abstract approach—his sound and melodies incorporate elements of hip hop, electronica, techno, jazz, grime and folk music with live instrumentation. His newer works are inspired heavily by house music.
Alongside recording his own material, Hebden has also performed remixes for a number of artists including Aphex Twin, Anti-Pop Consortium, Bonobo, Beth Orton, Born Ruffians, Explosions in the Sky, Super Furry Animals, Radiohead, Manic Street Preachers, Matthew Dear, Sia, Nathan Fake, Bloc Party, Andrew Bird, Kings of Convenience, Battles, Juana Molina, Madvillain, The xx, Foals, and Black Sabbath, as well as producing two albums by psychedelic improvisational group Sunburned Hand of the Man. Hebden's recent output includes a number of improvisational works with the late jazz drummer Steve Reid and collaborations with both Burial and Thom Yorke.
Kieran Hebden was born in London to a South African-born Indian mother and a British sociology lecturer father. He attended Elliott School in Putney, where he formed the band Fridge with classmates Adem Ilhan and Sam Jeffers. The band signed a recording contract when Hebden was 15, and released their first album, Ceefax, on Trevor Jackson's Output Recordings label in March 1997.
Hebden's first solo release was the 1997 single "Double Density", released on the Output label under the artist name 4T Recordings. He began releasing material as Four Tet in 1998 with the 36 minute, 25 second single "Thirtysixtwentyfive". Later that year, he released another single, the jazz-influenced "Misnomer". 1999's Dialogue, again on Output, was Four Tet's first full-length album release and fused hip hop drum lines with dissonant jazz samples. This was followed by the double A-side single "Glasshead"/"Calamine", which was to be Four Tet's last release on Output.
In late 1999, Warp Records released Warp 10 + 3: Remixes, a tenth-anniversary compilation of remixes of Warp tracks; Hebden contributed a remix of the opening track of Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II. This relatively high-profile exposure attracted new interest in Four Tet from fans of electronica and intelligent dance music, genres in which the Warp brand has a preeminent status.
In 2001, Four Tet's second album Pause was released on Domino Records and found Hebden using more folk and electronic samples, which was quickly dubbed "folktronica" by the media and press in an attempt to label the style (often also applied to artists such as Isan and Gravenhurst). Rounds was released in May 2003. Three singles were released from the album: "She Moves She", "As Serious as Your Life", and "My Angel Rocks Back and Forth". This last single was released as an EP featuring remixes by electronica duo Icarus and Isambard Khroustaliov along with additional Four Tet tracks "I've Got Viking in Me" and "All the Chimers". An accompanying DVD featured all of Four Tet's videos to date. In addition, the closing track "Slow Jam" was featured in a U.S. Nike commercial in 2001 and 2002; Hebden edited the track on the back of the bus with his laptop while on a tour with Fridge.
At the beginning of 2003, Four Tet opened for Radiohead on their European tour. A remix of the song "Scatterbrain" from Radiohead's sixth studio album Hail to the Thief was released in November 2003 as a B-side to the single "2 + 2 = 5" and later included on their 2004 EP COM LAG (2plus2isfive). Furthermore, Hebden was among the people thanked by Radiohead in the booklet accompanying their 2007 In Rainbows "discbox" release.
A live album named Live in Copenhagen 30th March 2004 was released in April 2004 as a limited edition, available exclusively from the Domino Records website.
In March and April 2005, Four Tet performed two shows of improvisational music, in collaboration with jazz drummer Steve Reid, in Paris and London. He also appears on Steve Reid Ensemble 2005 album Spirit Walk. This collaboration was extended into a series of international tours, and the release of two albums, The Exchange Session Vol. 1 and The Exchange Session Vol. 2 over the course of 2005 and 2006.
His fourth studio album Everything Ecstatic was released on Domino on 23 May 2005. The video for the lead single, "Smile Around the Face", features actor Mark Heap. On 7 November 2005, Domino released a DVD version of Everything Ecstatic featuring video clips for each track of the album plus a CD with new material, titled Everything Ecstatic Part 2, which was later made available as an individual EP.
Hebden has also remixed, under the Four Tet name, tracks by a wide range of artists including Tegan And Sara, Madvillain, Andrew Bird, Bloc Party, Super Furry Animals, Beth Orton, Badly Drawn Boy, CYNE, The Notwist, Boom Bip, Battles, Kings of Convenience, Lars Horntveth, Bonobo, Rothko, The xx, Thom Yorke and Radiohead. On 25 September 2006, Domino Records released Remixes, a two-disc compilation of Four Tet remixes. The first disc contains twelve Four Tet remixes selected by Hebden, with the second disc comprising every official remix to date (both by Hebden himself and by other artists) of Four Tet tracks, many of which had previously been available on vinyl only. A new EP, Ringer, was released on 21 April 2008.
In 2008, Hebden collaborated with composer David Arnold to write "Crawl, End Crawl", the song used for the end credits of the film Quantum of Solace.
In 2009, Hebden worked on a secret collaboration with former schoolmate Burial. The two track 12" was released with a plain black cover with no liner notes or details contained on the vinyl, other than the artists' names and the track titles: "Moth" and "Wolf Cub". The release was universally critically acclaimed.
In November 2009, details of the fifth full-length Four Tet album were released. Heavily influenced by a stint DJing at the Plastic People club in Shoreditch and entitled There Is Love in You, it was released on 25 January 2010. The album was preceded by a limited edition release of the 12" single "Love Cry".
In 2011, Hebden released a split 12" with Burial and Thom Yorke, entitled "Ego"/"Mirror". He was chosen by Caribou to perform at the ATP Nightmare Before Christmas festival that they co-curated in December 2011 in Minehead, England.
In 2012 Hebden collaborated again with Burial on the track Nova.
The sixth full-length Four Tet album, Pink, consisting of eight tracks, six of them already released as singles, was released on 20 August 2012 through Hebden's own record label, Text Records. Hebden followed up Pink with 0181 on 15 January 2013. 0181 is a collection of unreleased material from 1997-2001, collected as one track and released online. A vinyl version was also released on the Text Records label.
Hebden released the seventh Four Tet album, Beautiful Rewind, in October 2013.
Albums (as Four Tet)
Dialogue (Output Recordings, May 1999)
Pause (Domino Records, 28 May 2001)
Rounds (Domino Records, 5 May 2003) – UK #60
Everything Ecstatic (Domino Records, 23 May 2005) – UK #59
There Is Love in You (Domino Records, 25 January 2010) – UK #35, US #157
Pink (Text Records, 20 August 2012) – UK #74
Beautiful Rewind (Text Records, 2013)
Late Night Tales: Four Tet (Azuli Records, 4 October 2004) (DJ mix album compiled by Hebden)
DJ-Kicks: Four Tet (Studio !K7, 26 June 2006) (mix album in the DJ-Kicks series)
FabricLive.59 (Fabric Records, September 2011) (mix album in the Fabric discography series)
Albums (as Kieran Hebden)
The Exchange Session Vol. 1 (with Steve Reid; Domino Records, 27 February 2006)
The Exchange Session Vol. 2 (with Steve Reid; Domino Records, 22 May 2006)
Tongues (with Steve Reid; Domino Records, 19 March 2007)
NYC (with Steve Reid; Domino Records, 4 November 2008)
Sound On Sound interview
Four Tet chooses his nine most influential records
Fourtet on SoundCloud
Review of 'Sing' on the Daily Music Guide
Kieran Hebden Red Bull Music Academy video lecture session
Kieran Hebden on Myspace
Kieran Hebden at AllMusic
Kieran Hebden discography at MusicBrainz
Four Tet on Andrew Meza's BTS Radio
Four Tet Essential Mix
Kieran Hebden interview @ MUTEK
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Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade (born 19 July 1991), better known by his stage name Mr Eazi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is the pioneer of Banku Music, a fusion sound he describes as the mixture of "Ghanaian bounces, Ghanaian highlife, Nigerian chord progressions, and Nigerian patterns". Mr Eazi relocated to Kumasi in 2008 and enrolled at KNUST, where he began booking artists to perform at college parties. He showed interest in music after recording a guest verse on "My Life", a song that gained traction and became a popular record at KNUST. Mr Eazi released his debut mixtape, About to Blow, in July 2013. He gained an international audience following the release of the 2015 single "Skin Tight". He inked a record deal with Wizkid's Starboy Entertainment in May 2016. His second mixtape, Accra to Lagos, was released on 10 February 2017.
Early life and career beginnings
Mr Eazi was born in Port Harcourt, the capital and largest city in Rivers State, Nigeria. He grew up in an entrepreneurial home. His mother owned a small business and his father is a pilot. The latter parent established his own private aviation consulting practice. While attending primary school in Lagos, Mr Eazi had a brief stint in the school's choir. During his upbringing, he used to listen to records his dad would play for the family while they ate breakfast. At age 16, Mr Eazi relocated to Kumasi from Port Harcourt to further his educational endeavors. He enrolled at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and studied mechanical engineering. Mr Eazi started recording music during his time at KNUST. He contributed guest vocals to the track "My Life", a song that gained traction and became a popular record at KNUST. Prior to that, he established a party and promotion company called Swagger Entertainment. He used this platform to book shows and promote events on the campus of KNUST. When he was 23 years old, he returned to Nigeria and opened his own e-commerce platform. Mr Eazi told The Guardian newspaper that he briefly worked for Schlumberger when he returned to Nigeria. He also told the aforementioned newspaper that his business ventures included soft drinks import, gold mining, and food distribution. Moreover, he told Highsnobiety that he started about six business ventures. In 2014, Mr Eazi quit being a club promoter after an artist failed to show up for the largest party he attempted to throw.
2013–2015:About to Blow and other releases
Mr Eazi released his 13-track debut mixtape, About to Blow, in July 2013. It produced two singles: "Pipi Dance" and "Bankulize". The former was released in mid-2012, while the latter was released in 2013. Mr Eazi recorded the mixtape with producer Klu and released it within a week. The Fader magazine described the mixtape as a "heavily dancehall-leaning SoundCloud playlist". Prior to releasing the mixtape, Mr Eazi worked with producers such as Magnom, Peeweezle, Nshona, Klumonsta, D'Tunes, and E-Kelly. Moreover, he was featured on Stay Jay's "Baby Lace" and Lousika's "Knockout". In 2014, Mr Eazi relocated to Nigeria. Within two months of returning to his native country, he was contacted by DJ Juls, a UK-based Ghanaian producer and disc jockey. Juls reached out to him after managing to get a hold of some of his recordings. Due to not being able to locate the audio files of his old recordings, Mr Eazi's attempt at working with Juls stalled for a long time. Mr Eazi eventually found his audio files and emailed them to Juls, who made a new beat and created the artwork for the mixtape's second single "Bankulize". The song features vocals from Ghanaian hiplife artist Pappy Kojo and was released in November 2014. The official remix features Burna Boy and was released in September 2016. Mr Eazi first premiered the remix on Ebro Darden's Beats 1 radio show a month earlier.
In August 2015, Mr Eazi released the dancehall-influenced track "Skin Tight". It features guest vocals from Ghanaian singer Efya and was produced by DJ Juls. In an interview with Complex magazine, Mr Eazi described the song as a "fusion". He said he spoke Ghanaian pidgin on the delivery and used Nigerian melodies. In August 2016, Nigerian record producer Cobhams Asuquo released his rendition of the song. DJ Caise released a house remix of the song in September 2016, while Terry G collaborated with Mr Eazi to release a remix of the song. In April 2017, "Skin Tight" was featured in an ad for the vodka brand Ciroc. Mr Eazi was featured on Eugy's 2016 hit single "Dance for Me". The Guardian newspaper included the song on its list of the 10 of the biggest African tracks of 2016. The music video for "Dance for Me" was directed by Vertex and Gabriella Kingsely. Robin Murray of Clash magazine described the song as a "salute to their joint Ghanaian heritage". On 17 June 2016, Mr Eazi released the R&B-inspired "Anointing", a song that features rap vocals from Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie. Mr Eazi first announced plans for the song in May 2016.
2016–present:GMA snub, Twitter backlash, Accra to Lagos, and record deal
In February 2016, organizers of the Vodafone-sponsored Ghana Music Awards made a decision not to nominate Mr Eazi in any of its Ghanaian-only categories. According to George Quaye, a spokesperson for Charterhouse, Mr Eazi was disqualified because of his nationality. Quaye also stated that Mr Eazi was only eligible to compete in the African Artiste of the Year category. However, he failed to pick up a nomination in the aforementioned category because the organizers felt that he isn't as big as the other nominees. On 11 January 2017, Mr Eazi tweeted that Ghanaian music has a great influence over present-day Nigerian music. He received heavy backlash after posting the tweet and trended nationwide in both Ghana and Nigeria. On 12 January 2017, Mr Eazi apologized to Nigerians for the comments that he made.
Mr Eazi currently has a record deal with Wizkid's Starboy Entertainment. The deal was announced by Wizkid following his performance at the 2016 Ghana Music Awards. He described his record deal with Starboy Entertainment as a catalyst that will speed up his chemical reaction. Mr Eazi's second mixtape, Accra to Lagos, was released on 10 February 2017. Stylised as Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1 – Accra To Lagos, the mixtape was initially scheduled for release on 11 February 2017. It debuted at number 4 on the Billboard World Album chart. The mixtape comprises 11 tracks as well as three bonus tracks. Guest artists featured on the mixtape include Tekno, Olamide, Phyno, Mugeez, Medikal, DJ Cuppy, Falz, and Big Lean. Its production was handled by Maleek Berry, Masterkraft, Legendury Beatz, and Young John. Mr Eazi annonnced via his Instagram account that the mixtape sold 200,000 copies in pre-orders. While speaking to Julie Adenuga on her Beats 1 radio show, Mr Eazi said that the mixtape is a tribute to the two cities that influenced the evolution of his sound.
The mixtape's lead single, "Leg Over", was produced by E-Kelly and released on 2 December 2016. The music video for "Leg Over" features cameo appearances from comedian Eddie Kadi, Maleek Berry, and Wizkid. Mr Eazi told Lawrence Burney from Noisey.com that the song is about being taken advantage of in a relationship. He also told Burney that the song was leaked and wasn't meant to be a single. Upon its release in December 2016, "Leg Over" inspired numerous dance videos. Gabriel Myers Hansen, a critic and editor whose review was posted on the Music In Africa website, described the song as "gentle and minimalist". He also said that it is "freshened by delicate string and percussion placements reminiscent of highlife from decades ago". On 1 February 2017, Mr Eazi released "Tilapia" as the mixtape's second single. It features vocals from Ghanaian hip hop artist Medikal. On 1 March 2017, Mr Eazi released the Sesan-directed music video for "In The Morning". The song features vocals from Toronto rapper Big Lean. On 1 April 2017, Mr Eazi released the Teekay-directed music video for "Flight", a song that features additional vocals from DJ Cuppy. On 7 April 2017, Mr Eazi released the music video for "Business", a song that features vocals from Mugeez of R2Bees.
Mr Eazi is known for pioneering Banku music, a sound "characterized by percolating rhythms and laid-back vocal delivered in Ghanaian Pidgin English". Mr Eazi's music largely fits into the category of Afrobeats, a contemporary West African pop genre that marries global pop, highlife, and hip-hop. Mr Eazi's music has been described as having an R&B-like quality reminiscent of artists such as Beres Hammond and Gregory Isaacs. Lawrence Burney from Noisey.com stated that Mr Eazi uses his deep voice to "give ballad-like qualities to dance-forward production".
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Canadian grown (legally), New York formed Canadian grown (legally), New York formed duo Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie are one of the latest acts to release on the boutique label Scissor and Thread. Although only cordially discussing music and life in the same high school art class in Vancouver BC, it wasn't until several years later that they bumped into each other at a Lowe's parking lot and teamed up to make the act now known as Bob Moses. .Music that will make you want to build a highway through a low income neighborhood.
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An accomplished artist and rising star of the Parisian electronic scene, FKJ, also known as French Kiwi Juice, is one of the flag bearers of the New French House musical genre. A native of Tours, but now based in Paris, FKJ is a leading talent and one of the most emblematic artists of the Roche Musique team that he joined in 2012 via his long-time friend Jean Janin, a.k.a. Cézaire, artist and founder of the successful Parisian record label.
Trained as a sound engineer for the cinema, while at the same time being a self-taught musician, French Kiwi Juice started with a first EP, 'The Twins', released by Roche Musique at the end of 2012. Then followed the single 'Lying Together', acclaimed by the blogosphere, and a second EP 'Time For A Change' (Roche Musique, July 2013), which was unanimously praised by music critics (Ofive, Trax Mag, The Sound You Need, Earmilk, Indie Shuffle...). Thanks to millions of plays and views on different media, songs such as 'So Much To Me' or 'Instant Need' have already become classics of the French house genre.
With incredibly groovy loops, classy hip-hop rhythms, gloriously funky basslines and richly colorful synth sounds, FKJ's music stands up to comparison with the masters of the genre. Now established as one of the major artists of the French musical scene, French Kiwi Juice's stage reputation has soared thanks to his inspiring and original DJ Sets, but above all thanks to the driving rhythms and and dazzling improvisation that characterise his Live Sets. Apart from the quality of his musical selection when DJing, FKJ, known as Vincent Fenton to his friends, is also an eternal source of pure creativity. This young man, just 24 years old, is a multi-instrumentalist who is permanently in search of the perfect chord.
The artist, who has signed with the leading Parisian booking agency 'Uni-T' enjoys an international audience. He returned from an Asian Tour in May 2014, and has often performed alongside successful artists whose auras go far beyond European borders.
His eagerly awaited latest EP 'Take Off' (Roche Musique) came out on July 21st 2014 and will no doubt make the artist one of the revelations of the year.
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Chon (stylized as CHON) is an American progressive metal band from San Diego, California. The band originally consisted of bassist Esiah Camarena, drummer Nathan Camarena, and guitarists Erick Hansel and Mario Camarena. Esiah left the band by the time of their debut EP release Newborn Sun in 2013, and was replaced by bassist Drew Pelisek. Garrick played the Trombone in the band for 2 months. On November 8, 2015, Chon stated via their Twitter feed that they have parted ways with Drew Pelisek due to 'artistic differences'. It was also confirmed by Drew on a personal account.
Chon began in 2008 with the recording of a self-titled demo. In 2010, the band took a break, even though they got together in 2011 to record two new songs, "Og" and "Breathe." They returned in 2013 with the release of their debut EP titled Newborn Sun. The following year Chon released their second EP, titled Woohoo!. In this year Chon embarked on two nationwide tours with Animals as Leaders. In December of 2014, Chon signed with Sumerian Records and announced they are releasing their debut full length the following year. On February 5, 2015, the band announced their debut full length titled Grow will be released in March of 2015. On March 5, the band premiered their song Can't Wait from the album via Red Bull. They released the album on March 24. Eight days prior the band embarked on a 27 date tour supporting Circa Survive. On December 16, 2015, Chon announced their first full US headlining tour, with accompanying bands Polyphia and Strawberry Girls.
Mario Camarena - guitar (2008–2010; 2012-present)
Nathan Camarena - drums, percussion (2008–2010; 2012-present)
Erick Hansel - guitar (2008–2010; 2012-present)
Esiah Camarena - bass guitar (2008-2010)
Drew Pelisek - bass guitar, vocals (2012–2015)
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Beach Fossils is an American indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2009. The group currently includes Dustin Payseur, Tommy Gardner, Jack Doyle Smith and Tommy Davidson. They are known for their lo-fi, atmospheric sound and Payseur's vocal style.
Formed in 2009, the act was originally a means to expand the solo project of Dustin Payseur. That same year bassist John Peña and guitarist Christopher Burke were recruited as the lineup for their initial tour. Their debut single, Daydream/Desert Sand was released in February 2010 on Captured Tracks. In May 2010, their self-titled debut album was released, met with favorable reviews.
The following years saw a number of changes to their lineup. In 2010 Christopher Burke left the band, followed by John Peña in 2011. Peña formed Heavenly Beat, and guitarist Cole Smith left for his solo project, DIIV. In 2012, Tommy Gardner stepped in as the drummer to form their current lineup. Clash the Truth was released in early 2013, peaking at number 40 on the Independent Albums chart.
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Javiera Alejandra Mena Carrasco (born June 3, 1983 in Santiago) is a Chilean Indie electropop musician. She started her musical career in the Chilean indie music scene in 2001, and achieved wider success after the release of her first studio album in 2006. Her musical style tends to be synthesized electronic sound, although prior to her official debut she made acoustic-oriented songs accompanied solely by guitar.
Javiera began performing live at the age of 17, her first concert occurring in a classroom of Juan Gómez Millas Campus at the University of Chile. In 2002, she began to study musical composition and musical arrangement at the music academy ProJazz, while also performing at underground parties and clubs. In 2003 she recorded various demos which leaked to the internet shortly thereafter and spread by her friends. In 2004, she performed outside Chile for the first time, opening for Argentinean electropop band Entre Ríos in Buenos Aires.
Between 2003 and 2006 she was also part of the Electropop duet Prissa (formerly Tele Visa), along with her friend Francisca Villela. The group released an EP entitled Ni Tú Ni Yo.
Javiera's first song officially published was "Sol de Invierno", which was included in the 2005 compilation album Panorama Neutral. Another song, "Cámara Lenta", shortly after was included in the soundtrack of Alberto Fuguet's movie Se arrienda. Javiera's debut album, Esquemas Juveniles, was recorded between 2004 and 2005 and it was produced by Cristian Heyne. The album was first released in 2006 in Argentina by an indie label owned by Entre Ríos, and was released in Chile and Japan through local indie labels. Her music began to achieve attention worldwide mainly because of the internet, especially sites such as MySpace. The album was later named the second best album of the 2000s by Latin music website Club Fonograma, while its opening track "Al Siguiente Nivel" was named the best song of the decade.
In 2009, Javiera performed in Europe for the first time, as being invited by Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience to be their opening act in their concerts held in Spain and Portugal.
After four years of production and mastering, Javiera's second studio album, entitled Mena, was released in late 2010. This album was again produced by Cristian Heyne, and took a more dancefloor-oriented style compared to her first work, which was more of a balance between dance with mid-tempo and slow ballads. The album's first single, "Hasta la Verdad", was listed as one of the "Singles of the Week" in the American version of the iTunes Store, and iTunes Mexico named Mena as the breakthrough album of the year. Club Fonograma gave Mena its first, and to date only, perfect 100 rating, and later named it their 2010 album of the year.
In April 2011, Javiera performed live in the Chilean version of Lollapalooza. In May, she toured in Spain and performed live as one of the foreign acts of the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. She was praised for her performance and got the attention of the Spanish local press.
In 2012, Mena was featured in El Guincho's single Novias.
In March 2013, Mena along with fellow countryman artist Gepe collaborated with Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas for a song entitled "Vuelve".
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Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte (born May 2, 1983 in Viña del Mar), better known by her stage name Mon Laferte, is a Chilean singer-songwriter and actress.
Laferte plays various musical instruments and has many influences: rock, blues, pop, electronic music, etc. She began studying music at an early age, entering a musical conservatory in Viña del Mar, Chile at the age of 13. Soon after, she decided to self teach and began playing in bars in the city of Valparaíso.
In 2003, she released her first studio album named La Chica de Rojo. In 2009, Laferte was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. But two years later, she recorded her second album under her stage name Mon Laferte, titled Desechable. The next year, she was invited to judge the second season of the Chilean version of The X Factor, called Factor X, along with Karen Doggenweiler, Tito Beltrán and El Puma Rodríguez.
In 2012, Laferte, she decided to start a new chapter in her musical career by moving to Mexico City from Chile, where she began a new musical project with her own songs and music, garnering much success and popularity in Mexico.
In 2013, she released her third album named Tornasol. And in 2015, she released her fourth album named Mon Laferte, Vol.1.
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Jain (born Jeanne Galice, on February 7, 1992) is a French singer-songwriter.
Her first album, Zanaka was released on November 6, 2015. It was certified as a Gold record in February 2016.
Jain was born on February 7, 1992 in Toulouse, France. She travelled the world to follow the professional requirements of her father. She lived in the Congo where she and her taste for danceable melodies.
She also lived in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, before moving to Paris where she started a pre art school foundation course. These trips influenced her musical style. She also learned how to play the drums in Pau, Arabic percussion in the Middle East and musical programming in Congo.
Jain began composing demo tracks in Pointe-Noire, Congo-Brazzaville. There, she met Mr. Flash, who introduced her to musical programming. She then published her demo tracks on MySpace, where she was noticed by Dready, her current manager. Yodelice also discovered these tracks and invited Jain to meet him in Paris. They then began to work together, and Yodelice helped to launch her career.
Jain was a supporting artist for Yodelice's tour. They appeared together on the television show Taratata in 2013 and performed a duet cover of Redemption Song.
Yodelice became her producer and notably worked on her first EP : Hope. The EP contains the title Come, which met with some success in France and also in Poland, where it is used as jingle by the television channel Polsat.
Jain performed at the 2015 Solidays Festival, the BIG Festival (Biarritz International Groove) in Biarritz and Bebop Festival.
Her first album, Zanaka, was released on November 6, 2015. "Zanaka" means "child" in Malagasy and this title is a tribute to her mother who is of Franco-Malagasy origin. Zanaka was certified as a Gold record in February 2016 after having sold over 50,000 copies in France.
In 2016, she was one of the nominees at the Victoires de la Musique Awards in the category "Album Révélation" for her album Zanaka.
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Ty Segall is an American musician and songwriter. He sings, drums, and plays guitar. He has released four solo albums and is a member of the bands The Traditional Fools, Epsilons, Party Fowl, Sic Alps, The Perverts, and Ty Segall Band.
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King was born Emily Cowings to an international jazz duo, Marion Cowings and Kim Kalesti. Emily and her brother were always exposed to music, especially jazz and classical sounds during their childhood. "It was an amazing experience," she says. "It was very challenging. We went from the fanciest hotels one day, to the dirtiest motels the next day -- you know, just living off a musicians paycheck. Also, being around so much incredible music. We were in the jazz world so I was with Dizzy Gillespie one day to Clark Terry the next day. It was my education." As the daughter of two singers - one Italian, one African American - who performed internationally as a Jazz duo, King has always been exposed to music, its challenges and its rewards, from an early age. She always knew she would follow in her parents' footsteps. "I had a hard time in school," she says, "because I already knew what I wanted to do, so I was like, let me just get started." At age 16, King took two giant steps: She got her GED, and she started writing songs. The music on her J Records debut, East Side Story, reveals roots that are both deep & ambitious. Kings words are packed with references to the wide range of great artists that inspired her - the Beatles, Nas, Sarah Vaughn, Radiohead & Michael Jackson. "Every record that I've ever heard has been an influence on me", she says. The very first song that she completed, "Business Man" - a commentary on heartless capitalists - is a central moment on East Side Story. "I always thought if I write a song, it's not going to be about relationships," she says. "There are so many things in this world to talk about." She quickly advanced from banging around on a guitar in her apartment to performing on the local folk club circuit at such noted venues as the Bitter End and CBGB's Gallery. In the meantime, King had discovered hip-hop and immersed herself in a culture that would add yet another ingredient to her musical mix. She met Sony Music publisher Bill Brown who introduced her to Sony writer/producer Chucky Thompson, a member of Bad Boy Entertainment's famed Hitman studio team who had recorded smashes with the likes of the Notorious BIG and Mary J. Blige. Thompson signed her to his production company, and together they began searching for the right sound to capture King's eclectic tastes and styles. After taking her demos to various labels, they signed with J Records and began the process of making a real album. Unable to be contained by any one category, Emily King represents the best of what our musical future might look like. Rather than concentrate on the differences between hip-hop and rock, party music and protest music, black and white, she's committing herself to finding common ground. "I'm just finding my own culture within myself," she says More information on Emily can be found at www.emilykingfans.com or www.emilykingonline.com
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Daley Padley, also known as Hot Since 82 is a British DJ and house music producer currently based in Leeds, UK. He has been releasing music under the Hot Since 82 moniker since 2012. His music has been rapidly gaining in popularity, with Mixmag Magazine describing his progression in the house scene as "meteoric."
Padley grew up with three brothers and one sister, whose eclectic tastes in music he cites as inspiration for his diverse, difficult to categorise sound. His father refurbished old Volkswagen Beetles, often installing them with high-power sound systems, which Padley and his brother used to nurture their love for loud, bass-heavy music early on.
Padley entered the electronic music scene at a young age, beginning to frequent area nightclubs at the age of 14. His formal DJ education started at 17, playing 12–13-hour sets each Sunday at a club in his hometown (under his birth name). His residency soon became a top afterparty destination for clubbers in the area. As word got around, Padley's notoriety increased, resulting in a 2006 residency at Cream Ibiza in Amnesia under the banner of Leeds club Glasshouse.
Padley is a self-avowed romantic, and lover of romantic comedies.
Becoming Hot Since 82
In 2010, Padley was attending an Ibiza afterparty when the music suddenly cut out. He plugged his iPhone into the party's speakers, and incidentally, one of his works-in-progress came on. Though Padley had admittedly not made the track with the intent of releasing it, reactions at the party were roundly positive, causing him to contact his friend Danish DJ/Producer Noir, who runs the record label Noir Recordings. Noir was impressed, and released it on his label. 'Let It Ride' came out on Noir Music on 5 September 2011, hitting number three on Beatport's deep house chart. Thus, Hot Since 82 was born.
Rising out of relative obscurity, Padley has recently been featured in a variety of widely popular electronic music media. After a year of releasing his music, Padley was featured on Pete Tong's authoritative Essential Mix show on BBC Radio 1 in August 2013, playing a 2-hour exclusive set.
Soon after, Padley was commissioned for a remix of electronic music pioneer Green Velvet aka Curtis Jones' song 'Bigger than Prince.' The track was released in September 2013, and rose to the Number 1 position on Beatport's dance music charts.
He released his first full-length album, Little Black Book, in October 2013 on Moda Black Records, featuring collaborations with Joe T Vannelli and Thomas Gandey, as well as remixes of Rudimental and Shadow Child.
Padley launched his own imprint, Knee Deep in Sound, in 2014, on which he hopes to release music from up-and-coming artists with an underground "vinyl" sound.
Electronic music website Dancing Astronaut ranked Hot Since 82 at No. 7 on their list of Top 25 Techno & Deep House Producers of 2013.
In April 2014, Hot Since 82 was featured as Mixmag's cover story, with a recent mix of his featured as the magazine's 'cover mix.'
Padley has toured extensively in Europe and North America and has headlined many of the world's leading electronic music festivals, including Creamfields and WMC.
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Stephan Bodzin (born 4 August 1969 in Bremen) is a German DJ, techno-producer and label owner. Stephan Bodzin also performs as a live artist. A classically educated musician, he is a producer of mainly electronic music projects. In May 2007 Bodzin's debut album "Liebe Ist" was released on the label Herzblut.
Bodzin was born in Bremen, Germany and is the son of an experimental musician. Composing music for European theaters was the first successful platform for Bodzin's music.
He has been involved with techno music since 2006.
Producers Oliver Huntemann and Marc Romboy have worked with Bodzin. He has remixed songs for Depeche Mode, Booka Shade and The Knife. Bodzin has recorded on Get Physical, Datapunk, Gigolo, Systematic and Giant Wheel record labels.
He describes himself as a "melody man". DJ Hell dubbed Stephan Bodzin's tunes as the "Bremen sound".
Bodzin created his own record label called "HERZBLUT" in 2006 where he found the ideal creative framework for his endeavors.
"Authenticity is everything - without it everything would appear to be nothing more than a hollow shell."
"Throughout my releases and all my collaborations I managed to let my ideas flow freely and to develop my own style."
"I understood that my personal definition of good and bad music is very dynamic and that's why intuition is so important in this business."
"[...]after all it's the melodies that endure."
"This was a massive step forward, I produce music to share it, and I can experience this great feeling in each of my gigs."
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RÜFÜS (also known as RÜFÜS DU SOL in North America) is an indie dance group from Sydney, Australia. Consisting of Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt. Their debut album Atlas peaked at number 1 in Australia.
The band formed consisting of Jon George, Tyrone Lindqvist and James Hunt in 2010. On 1 January 2011 they released their debut EP RÜFÜS EP. "We Left" their debut single was released on 25 July 2011. They released their second EP RÜFÜS EP (Blue) on 6 April 2012. "This Summer" their second single was released on 16 July 2012.
Their debut studio album, Atlas, was released on 9 August 2013. It debuted at number 1 on the Australian Albums Chart on 25 August 2013. It was preceded by "Take Me" as the lead single on 8 March 2013, and "Desert Night" as the second single on 2 August 2013. "Tonight" was released as the third single 22 November 2013, followed by "Sundream" as the fourth single on 21 March 2014.
Tyrone Lindqvist — vocals, guitar
Jon George — keyboards
James Hunt — drums
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For a few years now, Aussie born DJ Anna Lunoe has been leaving a trail of exhausted and ecstatic crowds wherever she goes. Clubs throughout Australia & the USA have become her weekend playground. She's a festival staple with multiple appearances at Big Day Out, Splendour in the Grass, Parklife, Field Day, Falls Festival & more, steadily moving closer to the top of bill with each passing year. When artists like Diplo, Daft Punk, Switch, Calvin Harris, A-trak or Soulwax come to town it's more than likely Anna's on support, throwing down a set that has the crowds and the main act talking for days.
As well as dominating down under she has played world renowned parties throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. Pacha & Flashing lights in NYC, Mad Decent & Dim Mak joints in LA, Raves in Kansas City and all the way across the Atlantic at Ed Banger soirees in Paris, Vice shows throughout the UK, Razzamatazz in Spain, and Rust in Copenhagen to name a few. In 2009, Ministry of Sound Australia approached her with the prestigious offer of being the first female to curate one of their mixes, and the resulting CD [Clubbers Guide to 2010, mixed alongside Axwell & Hook N Sling] went gold in the snap of a glowstick.
Her reach does not stop in club land. When international fashion brands like Chanel, Fendi, Prada, Bvlgary, Mulberry, Louis Vuiton and Hugo Boss need music direction for their shows, whether in London, New York, Paris or Sydney, Anna can be found behind the decks looking as graceful as the models on the catwalk. In 2010, London Daily paper named the piece she produced for Sass N Bide's London fashion week show in their 'Best of Show Tunes'.
In 2011, Anna performed across Australia on the Big Day Out tour, completed 2 USA club tours, wowed Japan for MTV, Dj'd (and hosted!) Parklife main stage amongst Duck Sauce, Santogold, Mylo & Katy B. She mixed her 3rd Ministry of Sound Compilation followed by a national tour, was chosen as the Australian Nightlife Ambassador for Smirnoff and remixed Katy B for Sony UK with her all-girl Dj trio Hoops. She also managed to make a bunch of very catchy bootlegs! The Avicii X Gotye bootleg that she and her friend Chris from Bagraiders made went completely viral, with even Avicii himself playing it! Diplo also put 2 of Anna's bootlegs in his October 2011 Blow your Head Mixtape, and her Mele bootleg had tastemakers like Sinden and Annie Mac tweetin'!
2012 wil also see Anna become known for her original productions.
In 2011, her first original production, a disco-inspired collaboration with Wax Motif called 'Love Ting' charted for 3 months and received radio play from Sydney to Copenhagen to Chuckie championing it on BBC Radio 1. Not a bad start. Her second, a dark twisted banger called 'Voodoo' (produced alongside LA's Them Jeans) features her on vocals, was on her latest Ministry compilation & will be officially released on Fjordin on Feb 27th. Finally a bunch of remixes, collaborations and originals (most featuring Anna on vocal duties) are steadily rolling out on Hussle, Yes Yes Records, Future Classic & more.
Since getting her start on radio over 5 years ago, Anna has gone on to influence numerous fledgling DJs and steer clubbers towards breaking genres in the world of dance music. At the end of 2010, Anna was named in Sydney magazine's 100 most influencial people list, and with a balanced diet of headlining main rooms one night and boutique sweaty dancehalls the next, she is multi faceted, genre bending and pretty damn impossible to pigeon hole. Now it is time she takes on the world- and with heavyweights like Brodinski, Switch, Calvin Harris and Axwell turning up at her shows, its safe to say Anna Lunoe is the little Aussie girl that could, winning over the big boys one spin back at a time.
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Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American actor and rapper. He is the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, elder brother of singer Willow Smith and younger half-brother of Trey Smith. His first movie role was in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness, with his father. He has also appeared in the remakes of The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Karate Kid, as well as the 2013 film After Earth - also with his father.
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Mike Lévy better known as Gesaffelstein (born 1985 as in Lyon, France) is a French techno artist and DJ. He has worked alongside, and remixed tracks for such artists as varied as Tiga, Miss Kittin, ASAP Rocky and Lana Del Rey. He produced two tracks on Yeezus, the sixth album of American rapper Kanye West, including the lead single "Black Skinhead" and "Send It Up", both tracks produced with West, Daft Punk, Brodinski and Mike Dean. Gesaffelstein released his debut album ALEPH on October 28, 2013 under Parlophone Records and EMI Music, which had been recorded since 2011. His remix of "Shockwave" by The Hacker is featured in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V.
Gesaffelstein is a portmanteau of Gesamtkunstwerk and Albert Einstein.
Vengeance Factory (2008, OD)
Modern Walk (2008, 0D)
The Operator (2009, ZONE)
Variations (2010, Turbo)
Conspiracy Parts 1 & 2 (2011, Turbo)
Crainte & Errance (with The Hacker, 2011, ZONE)
Bromance 1 (with Brodinski, 2011, Bromance)
Bromance 4 (2012, Bromance)
Hate Or Glory (2013)
"Pursuit" - Single (2013, EMI Music France)
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SALES is an American guitar-based pop band from Orlando, Florida. The band's members are musicians Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih.
In July 2014, the band was named "Ones to Watch" for the second half of 2014 by The Hype Machine for being one the most blogged artists yet to release a long play album.
The band is independent and self-released their first 7" Single renee/tonka time on December 1, 2013 through the music platform Bandcamp.
Artwork for all of the band's releases is done by collage artist and designer Alana Questell.
Morgan (guitar, vocals) and Shih (guitar, programming) formed the band in Orlando, Florida after the longtime friends had been recording music together on and off for several years. Their latest musical project, SALES, is based on vocal and instrumental improvisation as well as sampling.
On January 31, 2014, the first day of the Chinese New Year, the band released their second single titled "chinese new year." The band subsequently received positive acclaim from music blogs, including CMJ, Stereogum, and Pigeons and Planes. CMJ described the track as a "...sandy, sashaying tune with singer Lauren Morgan's slightly cooing vocals skipping over upbeat guitars and a little synthy buzz. At least the Year Of The Horse is sounding pretty good so far."
On September 16, the band announced the release of their debut EP, along with a remix by fellow Orlando musician XXYYXX. They released their EP, along with a new track titled 'getting it on' on September 22, 2014.
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One of the most impressive young leaders of the American trap scene, California-based Ookay (pronounced "okay") exploded onto the scene when both his freshman and sophomore releases on Ultra Records charted in the top 10 on Beatport. Since then, he's shown no sign of slowing down, working with some of the greatest producers in electronic music while developing a signature style that weaves across genres, reflecting influences as varied as Borgore, Diplo, DJ Snake, Showtek, Deorro, TJR, Boaz Van de Beatz, Valentino Kahn, Waveracer, Cashmere Cat, Lindsay Lowend, Skrillex, Lido, and Wiwek while always returning to a hard-hitting trap beat.
The producer and DJ has racked up credits and quickly made a name for himself with remixes of tracks like Congrorock's "Bless Di Nation Ft. Sean Paul" and Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo's "Boneless." Ookay teamed up with iconic producer Diplo to remix Avicii's "You Make Me," and his recent remix of "Kanye" by the Chainsmokers on Republic/Dim Mak Records layers his signature mix of dance music and hip-hop over fluttering pop vocals. His side project Coaster serves as an outlet for his love of alternative dance and house music, proving Ookay to be no one-trick trap pony.
His much-anticipated spring single "Bouncer," produced with the venerable Dutch duo Showtek, hit the top 3 Beatport overall chart after its March 2014 release and was a staple on summer festival stages across the country. Ookay has also quickly become known as a charismatic performer both on and off stage, appearing at venues like EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo, Red Rocks, and TomorrowWorld. His live shows are known for sleek transitions, sensitive song selections, and entertaining MC'ing from the booth. He's also no slouch on Twitter, commenting on everything from the struggle to Shazam an unknown song to LA's Korean BBQ scene.
It's no surprise that Ghost, out November 10 on Dim Mak Records, is one of the most exciting dance music releases of the fall. Promised to be "a blend of listening tracks as well as club bangers," it fulfills that goal. Ghost is one of the too-rare records that will bring you from your morning commute, with the meditative "Ghost" and "Matters," to 4 AM on the dance floor losing it to "Egg Drop Soup."
The Ghost Tour this fall and winter is sure to blow up dance floors across America, and truly solidify Ookay's status as one of America's premier young electronic artists. With support from such icons as Showtek and Diplo as well as Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Major Lazer, Borgore, Nervo, David Guetta, DJ Snake, Deorro, TJR, Krewella and more, it seems certain that Ookay's star will only continue to rise.
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Influenced by the sounds of Classic Country, 1960's Rock 'n' Roll, and master songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Neil Young, Hurray for the Riff Raff has deep roots in the landscape of America.
After two self-released albums (2007's It Don't Mean I Don't Love You and 2010's Young Blood Blues), the band will be releasing a self-titled CD comprised of the best songs from those records on Loose Music (Felice Brothers, M Ward, Neko Case) in Europe on March 21, 2011.
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Turnstile is an American hardcore punk band from Baltimore, Maryland.
Turnstile began in 2010. Since then, they have released one demo, two EPs, one live tape, and one full-length album. They went on both an east coast and west coast tour, titled the Nonstop Feeling Tour, to support their debut full-length. They also will be supporting New Found Glory on their spring 2015 tour.
Brendan Yates - Vocals
Franz Lyons - Bass
Daniel Fang - Drums
Brady Ebert - Guitar
Sean Cullen - Guitar
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Hop Along is an indie folk-rock band from Philadelphia, formerly known as Hop Along, Queen Ansleis.
Hop Along began as an acoustic freak folk solo project known as Hop Along, Queen Ansleis in 2004, during Frances Quinlan's senior year in high school. This led to the release of the album Freshman Year in the summer of 2005. Three years later, in 2008, drummer Mark Quinlan (Frances Quinlan's brother) joined the project, followed by bassist Tyler Long in 2009. In light of the new formation, the name was shortened, possibly to better reflect the change from solo project to full band. Hop Along went on to release an EP, Wretches, in 2009, and a full-length LP entitled Get Disowned on May 5, 2012, winning a highly positive critical response from the independent music press. In October 2014, Hop Along signed to indie rock label Saddle Creek Records, which released the band's third full-length record, Painted Shut, on May 4, 2015 to wider acclaim.
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Little Simz (formerly known as Lil Simz) is an English rapper, musician, actress and singer. Who recently released her fourth mixtape Blank Canvas via JAY Z's Life+Times website.
Simz studied at Highbury Fields School in London. She went on to attend St Mary's Youth Club in Upper Street, Islington, where pop stars Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke also attended. SIMZ BE A BAWS
After several months of auditioning by the BBC for the show Spirit Warriors, it was announced in June 2009 that Simz had been cast in the supporting role of Vicky.
In 2012, Simz joined the cast of E4 (TV channel)'s TV series Youngers as Meleka.
Simz is often nicknamed the Princess of Rap. She described her music as rap and experimental, with elements of rock.
Simz has performed alongside Estelle, Tinie Tempah and Ms Dynamite.
Simz has performed at Rising Tide, ILUVLIVE, Industry Takeover (Urban Development) Hackney Empire, Somerset House and the House of Lords.
Simz can be heard on the Leave to Remain film soundtrack, performing the song Leave It As That. In early 2013, she appeared on BBC Radio 1 Xtra to discuss her performance at the Hackney Weekend.
2011: STRATOSPHERE 2
2013: BLANK CANVAS
Lil Simz at the Internet Movie Database
Little Simz discography at MusicBrainz
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Dear listening ears/reading eyes,
For a long time, I've introduced myself as a banjo player from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I'm a hiker and an environmentalist. I'm an optimist. I'm loud.
I'm still all those things, but I went quiet for a few years. I cut my long hair short. I got a cat named Cat Stevens. I fell in love. I moved to New York, to France, and back.
Inevitably, I found my space in the place between knowing who I was and finding out who I am.
I'm a songwriter, producer, and performer from Brooklyn. I'm an optimist. I'm a feminist. I'm loud when I laugh. I'm freckled. I love my old jeans. I love pink eye shadow. I cry when I dance sometimes. I feel a lot, maybe too much, but in a song, it always seems to be just enough.
The thing about songs is that no matter how far away I go, or how long I stay away, they always seem to keep coming. And as wild and unpredictable as they are, I've learned to trust them. I write to feel and sing 'til I feel a new way.
I love the music most when it makes me feel human. Feet on the ground, soft hair, standing with my friends and, in three parts, singing. Feet off the ground, hair wild, moving to that perfect pulse that mimics your beat and mine.
Sometimes I think it's magic – this thing we can't see, but makes us all feel the same way. When it's real, it raises hair and makes the air taste sweeter.
I want to make music forever. I want to tell the truth. I want to know how it feels to make the best art I possibly can.
I can't promise I won't change or that I won't fall in love with new people or ideas that'll change the way I see the world, but I can promise to be me.
To be messy. To be flawed.
To be honest. To be open.
To be human.
And of that, I won't let you down.
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Polo & Pan est un duo musical français de musique électronique fondé en 2014.
Le groupe consiste en un duo de DJs électro composé de « Polocorp » (Paul Armand-Delille) et « Peter Pan » (Alexandre Grynszpan), qui ont tous deux connu une carrière solo à Paris, notamment au Baron, où ils se sont rencontrés en 2012. Ils commencent à mixer des chansons ensemble avant de se mettre progressivement à la composition, et éditent en 2012 leur premier EP, Rivolta, rapidement suivi d'un second, Dorothy (Hamburger Records / Ekler'o'shock).
En 2016, leur EP Canopée (et le single éponyme avec voix d'Armand Penicaut et de Victoria Lafaurie) rencontre un fort succès. Il est toujours produit par Raphaël Hamburger (Hamburger Records) et Matthieu Gazier (Ekler'O'shock).
Parmi leurs influences, ils citent Maurice Ravel, Giorgio Moroder, Air, Vladimir Cosma, Jacques, Flavien Berger, l'Impératrice, ou encore Pilooski.
Ils réalisent en 2017 une première collaboration avec Jacques. Le morceau est intitulé Jacquadi et le clip est réalisé par Vincent Castant.
Le 19 mai 2017, le duo sort son premier album Caravelle, dont est issu le single Cœur Croisé, accompagné d'un clip.
Rivolta (2014) - Hamburger Records
Dorothy (2014) - Hamburger Records & Ekler'O'shock
Plage isolée (2015) - Hamburger Records & Ekler'O'shock
La Canopée (2016) - Hamburger Records & Ekler'O'shock
Jacquadi (2017) - Hamburger Records & Ekler'O'shock
Cœur Croisé (2017) - Hamburger Records & Ekler'O'shock
Dorothy (EP, 2014)
Canopée (EP, 2016)
Caravelle (LP 2017) Hamburger records. Universal Music.
« Polo & Pan », sur Soundcloud.com.
« Polo & Pan », sur Discogs.com.
« Polo & Pan », sur lesinrocks.com.
« Polo & Pan – Dorothy EP », sur delicieuse-musique.com.
« Polo & Pan – Canopée EP », sur lesoreillescurieuses.com, 27 juin 2016.
Ghislain Chantepie, « Joies simples et bonheurs pop pour Polo & Pan », sur fipradio.fr, 11 mai 2017.
Notes et références
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Tale of Us are Berlin-based DJ and production partnership Karm and Matteo who are currently re-writing the rulebook for deeply moving, emotional electronic music. Together they share a sonic vision that pulls together elements of house and techno with influences from pop, nu-disco and even rock music. While all of their productions are instantly recognizable as Tale Of Us, these range from straight-up dance floor jams to low-slung ambient tracks and more abstract compositions. While both originally hail from North America, Karm was born in Toronto and Matteo in New York, they moved to Italy as children, which is where they met and formed the close working bond that they now share.
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Los Angeles-based ska band The Interrupters will release their self-titled debut album on August 5 on Hellcat Records. Listen to the first track "Family (Feat. Tim Armstrong)" now on Soundcloud. The album is available for pre-order at The Interrupters Store.
Bound by their rebel spirit and deep love for 2 Tone, The Interrupters make super-high-energy ska-punk that's equal parts catchy and confrontational. Produced by Rancid's Tim Armstrong, the band's self-titled debut for Hellcat Records sees frontwoman Aimee Interrupter, guitarist Kevin Bivona, bassist Justin Bivona, and drummer Jesse Bivona spitting out lyrics that take on matters as thorny as martial law and Big Brotherism while churning out rocksteady rhythms and snarly guitar riffs.
After teaming up with Armstrong—whom Kevin got to know while taking over as touring keyboard player for The Transplants in 2005—The Interrupters and Tim wrote and recorded all of their debut in a matter of days. "Working with Tim, nothing ever gets overthought—it's like lightning in a bottle," says Kevin, adding that many of the songs on The Interrupters were captured in one take. Aimee also points out that the fast-and-loose approach was key to giving her a vocal performance the raw urgency that the lyrics demanded. "Recording the vocals, the most important thing was to be real and honest and if things weren't perfect, that was totally okay."
Having toured with Rancid in 2013—along with regularly playing with Armstrong as Tim Timebomb and Friends—The Interrupters have built their live act on unstoppable energy and a feeling of easy community that reflects their familial vibe. The Interrupters's shared commitment to "never taking ourselves too seriously" also goes a long way in offsetting the heavy subject matter at the heart of so many of their songs. "We have a lot of things that we're outraged about and we need to sing about those things, but we make sure to keep it fun," adds Aimee. "Sometimes it's good to be happily outraged."
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Nina Kraviz is a Russian DJ, producer, and singer. A video profile of Kraviz released in March 2013 (Between The Beats: Nina Kraviz) drew attention to her and triggered discussion of feminism and sexuality in electronic music.
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Taking influence from 1960's Thai funk – their name literally translates to "Engine Fly" in Thai – Khruangbin is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool. The Texan trio is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald "DJ" Johnson on drums.
Ever since their first rehearsals, Khruangbin have recorded at their spiritual home, a remote barn deep in the Texas countryside. The band listened to a lot of different types of music on the long drives out to the country but their favourites were 60s and 70s Thai cassettes gleaned from the cult Monrakplengthai blog and compilations of southeast Asian pop, rock and funk. This had a heavy impact on the direction of the band, the scales they used and the inflection of the melodies; which coupled with the spaciousness of the Texan countryside culminated in Khruangbin forming their exotic, individual sound.
The seeds of Khruangbin were sown when Mark and Laura were invited to tour with Ninja Tune's YPPAH supporting Bonobo across his 2010 American tour. The tour galvanised the two of them to start making music together more seriously, with DJ – he and Mark have played in the same gospel band for years – the natural choice for drums.
Sharing their first recordings, Bonobo included Khruangbin's 'A Calf Born In Winter' on his 2013 Late Night Tales compilation. Subsequently signed to Late Night Tales offshoot Night Time Stories, 'A Calf Born In Winter' was released as a single in May 2014, four track EP 'The Infamous Bill' followed in October, with covers EP 'History Of Flight' on Record Store Day 2015. Their debut album 'The Universe Smiles Upon You' was released in November 2015 to widespread acclaim. 2016 is set to be an important year for the band and their rising profile with a series of international live dates planned including Festivals in the UK, Europe and US, SXSW and out on the road this May with Father John Misty supporting on his UK and European tour.
"Hypnotic, spacious, drifting soul music with a cinematic dreaminess" -The Guardian "A positive energy" – The Independent "Like a Tarantino soundtrack crossed with Curtis Mayfield. In Thailand" – The Telegraph "Intriguing Thai-influenced funk" – Mojo "A sea of sound that's lovely to get lost in" – The Line Of Best Fit "An imaginative, inventive and sublime debut album" – Stamp The Wax "An outstanding debut" – Future Music
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NGHTMRE's (aka Tyler Marenyi) rise to the top has been a dream to say the least. Some would say he arrived the day Skrillex made his ID the only unknown record in his 2015 Ultra set, a record that would go on to be arguably the biggest Trap song that summer. After playing his first headline gigs the week after, Tyler went on to hit almost every major festival in North America, including Lollapalooza, EDC Las Vegas, TomorrowWorld, Snow Globe, Freak Night, OMFG NYE, Moonrise, Contact Music Festival, and LifeInColor Festival. Only three months in as a touring DJ, he headlined six cities throughout Australia at legendary clubs such as Chinese Laundry and Ambar. After Australia, he went on to headline almost every major market in North America, hitting marquee venues such as Webster Hall, Avalon, The Mid, Beta, and Elektricity. He's known for his various Mad Decent smashes, including the trap song of the summer "Street" and his collaboration with Flosstradamus entitled "Lighters Up." His Nuclear Bonds EP with long time friends, Slander, was one of the premiere EP releases from Diplo's imprint.
From the writers online to the industry's top producers, it's ubiquitous: NGHTMRE is dance music's next multi-genre prodigy. His tracks have charted #1 on Hype Machine multiple times and he was dubbed "Skrillex 2.0" by EarMilk.com. At the same time, he's gained support from the top dogs such as Skrillex, Diplo, Bassnectar, Flux Pavilion, Porter Robinson, RL Grime, Yellow Claw, Bro Safari, and Snails. In fact, the list of people he has been tapped to do official remixes for reads like a massive hipster festival: The Prodigy, Theophilus London, Keys N Krates, Flux Pavilion, The Griswalds, and Elliphant. If you want to hear something you've never heard before, make sure you always listen to Tyler's most recent track, whatever it may be.
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SOFI TUKKER's debut song—Drinkee—is adapted from a poem written by the Brazilian poet, Chacal, sung sensually amidst cowbells, bongos, distorted electric guitars and deep driving bass. Between the raw vibe of the recording and the bouncy pulse, the genre lies at the intersection of deep house, bossa nova, and rock.
SOFI TUKKER is a duo that met at Brown University: Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern. Sophie grew up traveling and living around the world. Her wide-ranging influences stretch from bossa nova to West African drumming to Kundalini yoga chants. Tucker is a former collegiate basketball player whose influences range from deep house to rap to folk music.
Upon graduating, Sophie and Tucker moved to New York City to work out of Heavy Roc Music Studios in Chinatown. Their debut EP showcases the unlikely combination of their influences and their passion for dance and feminine ferocity.
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Since starting out as school boys, this five-piece band has become notorious for stealing every stage with the outrageous, jaw-dropping performances that have become the Shame signature. Their riotous two-year journey has included gate-crashing a Glastonbury stage, supporting The Fat White Family, Warpaint and Slaves, performances in Europe, Austin Texas, a nomination for best new artists at the prestigious Anchor awards, headlining their own UK tour and releasing the double A-side single, Gold Hole/The Lick and follow-up, Tasteless.
Formed in the playgrounds of South London, Steen met guitarist Sean Coyle-Smith at primary school. They got together with guitarists Josh Finerty and Eddie Green at secondary school. Charlie Forbes –the drummer – was at nursery school with Green. Bonded by their precocious taste in music (one of their first gigs was supporting their hero Mark E Smith of The Fall) during their A level years they were hanging out at Stockwell' s Queen' s Head – unofficial home to The Fat White Family.
"We were sucked into this alternative world which just crystallised everything we thought about" says Steen. "There were drag queens and jobseekers; people who' d been in bands, like Alabama3, The Ruts, and the bassist from Stiff Little Fingers – this older generation of people and they saw a kindred spirit in this little group of schoolkid runts."Along with the Queen' s head crew, The Fat Whites inspired and mentored them. "In a sea of mundanity the Fat Whites were exciting and dangerous," says Steen. "It was like watching chaos explode in front of you."As their foothold in the South London scene grew, Shame instigated the daredevil club night, Chimney Shitters and creating a politically outspoken, DIY ethos reflecting a punk spirit in today's world.
"We are not puppets. Everything we do, we do ourselves," says former Camberwell student, Steen. "From our songs to our clothes to the artwork for the singles, T-shirts, and fanzines. It' s all us. We are about creating a movement - it' s all our blood, sweat and tears."Shame' s music is controversial, challenging, political and often unprintable. Visa Vulture (written two years ago) is a vicious indictment of Theresa May wrapped up in a happy love song. ' Gold Hole' is a satire of rock narcissism, while ' Tasteless' is about "Living in a world where nobody dares to say anything or do anything different."
But to be ' Shamed' you have to see them live. Their appearance at The Great Escape last May so knocked out the editor of French magazine ' Les Inrockuptibles' that he penned a two-page eulogy prompting a wave of Shamemania –a performance at Pitchfork Paris and on Le Grand Journal TV show in the slot usually reserved for the likes of Taylor Swift or Kanye West. A sign of how fast they are steaming their way to the top is this. Last year they gate-crashed Glastonbury ("It was insane, says guitarist Coyle Smith. "We got the directions wrong and ended up walking miles round the perimeter with our instruments before we found the right hole in the fence") this year they have been invited to play by Billy Bragg on the Leftfield stage.
With a UK headline tour under their belt, 40-odd festivals this summer, their first album is being produced by Local Hero, aka Dan Foat and Nathan Boddy best known for techno music and work with James Blake. "As soon as we met them, it clicked," says Steen. "They had ideas that a stereotypical person producing a guitar band might not necessarily think of. And we never want to be predictable. We always want to do something unexpected."Source: https://www.dougfirlounge.com/event/1594778-shame-portland/
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I ain't your hook girl, I'm your feature
And I don't need your attention because of my features - "Hot Dish"
Lizzo has arrived.
In 2014's hip-hop culture, built on stale rhymes about sex, money and drugs, Houston-bred, Minneapolis-based artist, Lizzo relies on inventive wordplay and an ability to seamlessly flow between rapping and singing to set her above the rest. Her debut solo release LIZZOBANGERS lives and dies by Lizzo's unique delivery and cadence, fueled by the depth of her pop-culture, social and historic references, ranging from Lizzie Borden to Cogsworth to Anna Wintour.
It's that L to the I to the Z Z O / Ain't got no time for the C3P0, Wookie, rookie / Never knock nookie, but I'd rather stack cookies / Looking at the sunset the color of Snookie - "Faded"
The Guardian says LIZZOBANGERS sounds like an old school major label rap release by a female MC...think Salt-n-Pepa and Queen Latifah for some idea of the comically frank and feisty lyrics and the dexterously deployed snippets and samples."
LIZZOBANGERS crystallizes Lizzo's multifaceted approach. The album is the result of a creative collaboration between Lizzo and producers Lazerbeak (Doomtree) and Ryan Olson (Gayngs/Polica). Described as being "audacious, raucously inventive and fun," by The Boston Globe, the album displaces the stereotypes and expectations of what a rapper should sound like.
Lizzo has spent serious time with gospel, R&B, rock and classical music over the years, and draws from her diverse influences on Lizzobangers' party-starting beats. Accompanied by production from Doomtree's Lazerbeak, she shows off deliriously taut rap flow as well as refined singing capabilities on her debut. This quick-witted, deviantly funny, very real new arrival from the Totally Gross National Product family fairly sizzles with talent. Get stuck in now, says Dazed & Confused
Beyond the pop references and inventive wordplay, LIZZOBANGERS goes deep into challenging stereotypes, societal norms and the state of our culture in a rare matter-of-fact and non-politicized way.
Chicago Sun Times declares: "The lead single, "Batches and Cookies (feat. Sophia Eris)," astutely dishonors climbing social ladders: "Thrift store shopping look like Anna Wintour/ You ain't gotta ask about it 'cuz I been hurr / Ridin' in them chariots like we in Ben-Hur". But it is the track "W.E.R.K," in which she advises her own young fans: "Look like a girl/ Act like a lady/ Think like a man/ Werk like a boss," that will catapult her."
Born in Detroit in the late 80's, Lizzo spent much of her formative years in the church, where she was raised on the gospel sounds of The Winans, The Clark Sisters, and Fred Hammond, along with mainstay secular artists such as Stevie Wonder and Elton John. At the age of 10 her family moved to Houston, TX, and Lizzo was exposed to a wide array of emerging Southern musical styles, from the trademark chopped and screwed rap tracks of the underground, to the progressive and polished R&B sounds of groups like Destiny's Child that were raising the city's national profile to new heights. In fact, it was after she skipped class to catch a Destiny's Child performance at Wal-Mart that Lizzo—then a 5th grader-- was inspired to start writing music on her own.
Over the next decade that decision would take her through the trenches of some of the most varied musical genres: R&B girl groups (I.N.I.T.I.A.L.S., Cornrow Clique, The Chalice), progressive rock bands (Elypseas), electro-pop duos (Lizzo & The Larva Ink), and her current trap-based hip-hop collective/crew GRRRL PRTY. Meanwhile, she graduated with a classical flute degree from the University of Houston and turned down a scholarship for graduate studies at the Paris Conservatory in order to pursue her current projects.
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With an appetite for the gliding, glassy indie-pop of artists like Aurora and Lana Del Rey and the Distorted Menace of Tyler the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt, Billie Eilish listens to music the way that most watch movies, entirely undefined by genre. This bleeds through into her own unique style of music, calling out lyrics with a mix of heartbreak and damaged indifference. Born and raised in Los Angeles by two actor/musician parents, Billie Eilish grew up surrounded by Art. She began singing in the Los Angeles Children's Chorus when she was 8 years old. Now at the "seasoned" age of 14, Billie has begun releasing her own original material, Produced and Co-written by her Older brother Finneas O'Connell (Of The Slightlys). With songs like "Fingers Crossed", telling an apocalyptic tale of a virus outbreak and the Song "Ocean Eyes" Calling out to a lost love, Billie's voice and perspective roams far beyond her years in it's emotion and power.
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Both living in Zurich, each regularly performing as DJ's, and both named Adrian S., perhaps it was inevitable that Adrian Shala and Adrian Schweizer would meet in 2008 and form a near instant friendship. Perhaps it was destiny. But it's the professional bond that followed for which we are so lucky, a bond that would help them ascend the dance music community as the production and DJ duo known as Adriatique.
But inevitabilities aside, the basis of any great partnership is how one complements the other, which in the case of the Adrians, was evident from the outset. While one had honed his musical chops with House for the US and Detroit Techno, the other dwelled in deep melodies and European techno. One might gravitate towards the studio, while the other can't resist the temptation of the booth. One is blonde, the other? Colloquially known as "dark-haired Adrian." And it is the sum of many parts that gives us what we now know so well. In the world of dance music, where producers might spend a few nights DJ'ing and some DJ's may dabble in producing, their partnership has mastered both while bridging the perspectives of two varied backgrounds bound by the ultimate desire to forge a unique sonic signature and connect with the audience that shares in their deeply held belief that music is meditation.
Forging relationships with artists and labels that share in their sensibilities, Adriatique has released on Zurich's Cityfox, LA's Culprit, New York's Wolf & Lamb, London's Supernature, Canada's My Favorite Robot and most frequently, Hamburg's Diynamic, which first brought them to the forefront with "Deep in the Three." Building upon their hard work and an increasingly aware and receptive audience, Adrian and Adrian enjoyed a seminal 2013 when they debuted on RA's list of Top 100 DJ's and their exclusive podcast was voted Mixmag Mix of the Year, not to forget the standout Podcast for BPM. And having released standout tracks "Rollox" on Diynamic, "Space Knights" on Cityfox and the "Midnight Walking" EP on Culprit, 2014 has only seen a continuation of their ascension.
Ultimately, though, it may be Adriatique's presence at clubs in all corners of the globe for which they may be most loved, a joint approach to DJing hard to put to words but may be described as the work of true track selectors with a sound that's at once varied yet cogent, a journey of choice tunes that are techy or deep, contemplative or energetic, constant tension and release that leaves jaws on the ground and dancing legs sore. They are staples of The Cityfox Experience events in New York City, in Ibiza for the last three years, notably Diynamic's outdoor Parties and Festivals, and have earned a well deserved appearance at Time Warp Holland in the winter of 2014, all the while maintaining a tireless schedule the world over. It's hard not to stay tuned to what they bring next.
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Kero Kero Bonito (sometimes shortened to KKB) are a British band from London, England. The band consists of vocalist Sarah Midori Perry, producer Gus Lobban, and producer Jamie Bulled. Their name comes from the Japanese onomatopoeic words for frog croaks and a type of fish.
The band's music is influenced by J-pop, dancehall, and video game music. They write many of their songs using a Casio SA-45 mini-keyboard. Perry raps in both Japanese and English.
Lobban and Bulled grew up in the suburbs south of London and went to school together. They wanted to work with someone who could speak Japanese and posted an advertisement on MixB, an online bulletin board for Japanese expatriates. Perry was one of the first respondents. They selected her based on her background in art and previous experience with a Japanese girl group. The group released their debut album Intro Bonito through Double Denim Records in August 2014.
The band contributed "Flamingo" to Ryan Hemsworth's compilation EP shh#ffb6c1. In September 2014, Kero Kero Bonito released Bonito Recycling, a compilation of Intro Bonito remixes by artists including Danny L Harle and Spazzkid. The band released the single "Build It Up", on which Perry sings in a call and response pattern, in November 2014. They plan to release another album in 2015. On August 10, 2015 Kero Kero Bonito announced their first North American tour which is taking place during October 2015.
Electronic musician Spazzkid was a fan of Kero Kero Bonito and enlisted Perry to rap on "Truly" from his 2014 Promise EP. In 2015 she was featured on "Everyday", the debut single by producer Chroma-kei.
Lobban also records music under the name Kane West. He won a remix contest for Tiga's "Let's Go Dancing" with Audion. He contributed to PC Music's mix for DISown. He later released his Western Beats EP through the label. Tiny Mix Tapes ranked the EP 31st on their list of "Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2014", and Fact placed Western Beats 33rd on its year-end list. The following year, his song "T.R.U.E.L.O.V.E." appeared on Folie Douce's second Confessions compilation.
As well as Kane West, Lobban also releases solo work as Augustus, a project influenced heavily by Japanese city pop music. Under this name he has released an original song entitled "Vs." (as part of a promotional compilation for Zoom Lens), as well as cover versions of songs by GFOTY and Perfume. He also provides vocals on the song "Money Won't Pay" by fellow London musician Bo En.
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Ella Mai (born 3 November 1994) is an English singer and songwriter from London, England. She is signed to DJ Mustard's label 10 Summers Records where she released three extended plays. Her most recent EP, Ready, was released in February 2017, where her biggest song "Boo'd Up" was released as a single in 2018.
Originally from London, Mai moved to New York City at the age of 12 before returning to England after graduating from high school. In 2014, she competed on series 11 of The X Factor as part of a trio, Arize, but didn't advance beyond the initial audition for the judges. The group broke up shortly thereafter. The following year, Ella Mai uploaded a four-track solo EP of originals to SoundCloud. After being discovered on Instagram, she signed to DJ Mustard's label 10 Summers Records.
2016–present: Career beginnings and extended plays trilogy
In February 2016, she released Time, the first in her EP trilogy. The six-track EP included the single, "She Don't", which featured Ty Dolla Sign. She released her second EP, Change, in November 2016 and third, Ready, in February 2017. Ella Mai toured with Kehlani on her SweetSexySavage World Tour.
On April 26, 2018, she released a music video for "Boo'd Up" after it unexpectedly started to gain popularity. The single peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100, as the singer topped the Emerging Artists chart.
In multiple interviews, Ella Mai names Lauryn Hill, Chris Brown, Brandy, Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys, and Mariah Carey as her biggest influences. Vibe said her "perception of the powerful emotion is kindred to R&B heartthrobs of the '90s, who flooded the radio airwaves with soulful ballads, baby-making tunes, and heart-wrenching break-up anthems." Rolling Stone described her sound as "a British émigré full of self-confidence and an affinity for classic Nineties R&B."
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_MaiSource: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_Mai
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Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg (born 21 July 1971) is a British-French actress and singer. She is the daughter of English actress Jane Birkin and French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. After making her musical debut with her father on the song "Lemon Incest" at the age of 12, she released an album with her father at the age of 15. More than 20 years passed before she released four albums as an adult (5:55, IRM, Stage Whisper and Rest) to commercial and critical success. Gainsbourg has also appeared in many films, including several directed by Lars von Trier, and has received both a César Award and the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award.
Gainsbourg was born in London, to English actress and singer Jane Birkin and French actor and singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. Gainsbourg was born at the height of her parents' fame; they had made headlines several years earlier with the sexually explicit song Je t'aime... moi non plus and by that point had become notorious for their turbulent relationship and multiple artistic collaborations. As a result, her birth and childhood were well publicised.
Her maternal grandmother was actress Judy Campbell, and her uncle is screenwriter Andrew Birkin, who directed her in The Cement Garden. She is a cousin of theatre and opera director Sophie Hunter. Gainsbourg's father was Jewish, whereas her mother is from a Protestant background. Gainsbourg attended École Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel in Paris and Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil in Switzerland. French is Gainsbourg's first language, but she is also fluent in English.
Gainsbourg was raised in Paris alongside her half-sister from her mother's marriage to composer John Barry, Kate Barry, who died in 2013 after falling out of a window. According to Birkin, both parents were somewhat neglectful, often spending their nights going out to parties and drinking. She has a young brother, Lucien "Lulu" Gainsbourg, born in 1986 from her father's relationship with Bambou. On her father's side she also had two older siblings born from his second marriage to Françoise-Antoinette "Béatrice" Pancrazzi.
By 1980, her parents' relationship had dissolved and her mother left her father for the director Jacques Doillon. Her half sister Lou Doillon was born in 1982 as a result of the union. Gainsbourg would go on to work with her stepfather in the film The Temptation of Isabelle in 1985 and later in Amoureuse in 1992, which also starred her future partner Yvan Attal.
In 1987, she was the target of a bungled kidnapping.
After her parents separated, Gainsbourg's father descended into alcoholism, eventually dying of a heart attack in 1991. Gainsbourg remained devoted to preserving his legacy and preserved his home, saying she hoped to eventually turn it into a museum. She eventually abandoned the project and decided to maintain the house as a private residence instead.
On 5 September 2007, Gainsbourg was rushed to a Paris hospital where she underwent surgery for a cerebral hemorrhage. She had been experiencing headaches since a waterskiing accident in the United States several weeks earlier.
Gainsbourg grew up on film sets, as both of her parents were involved in the film industry. She stated that her mother had pushed her into acting, believing that she wanted to be an actress and encouraging her to make her motion picture debut playing Catherine Deneuve's daughter in the film Paroles et musique (1984).
In 1986, Gainsbourg won a César Award for "Most Promising Actress" for L'effrontée. That same year Gainsbourg appeared in the film Charlotte for Ever about a man who develops incestuous desires for his teenage daughter after his wife dies. Written and directed by Gainsbourg's father Serge Gainsbourg, who also took the role of Gainsbourg's father on screen, the film heightened the controversy that had resulted from Gainsbourg's debut single Lemon Incest, which had similar themes and also was created and sung with her father Serge causing press speculation that the material was autobiographical.
In 1988 she appeared together with her mother in a set of films, Kung Fu Master and the documentary drama Jane B. by Agnes V., both directed by Agnès Varda. In 1993, Gainsbourg made her English-speaking debut in The Cement Garden, written and directed by her uncle, Andrew Birkin. Her stage debut was in 1994, in David Mamet's Oleanna at the Théâtre de la Gaîté-Montparnasse. In 1996, Gainsbourg starred as the title character in Jane Eyre, a film adaption of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel. In 2000, she won the César Award for "Best Supporting Actress" for the film La Bûche.
In 2003, Gainsbourg starred in 21 Grams, with Naomi Watts, Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro. In 2006, Gainsbourg appeared alongside Gael García Bernal in Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep. In 2007, she appeared as Claire in the Todd Haynes-directed Bob Dylan biographical film I'm Not There, also contributing a cover version of the Dylan song "Just Like a Woman" to the film soundtrack. In 2009, she won the award for Best Actress at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival for the film Antichrist. Gainsbourg starred in the French/Australian production, The Tree, released in 2010, and in Lars von Trier's science fiction disaster film, Melancholia. She was on the jury for the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012. In May 2012 Confession of a Child of the Century premiered, where she starred alongside the British musician Pete Doherty.
Gainsbourg collaborated with von Trier once again on his 2013 film Nymphomaniac, in which she played the title role. The 5½-hour film depicts the life of a sex addict from youth to middle age. When asked about the nature of the role, Gainsbourg responded, "The sex scenes weren't so hard. For me, it was all the masochistic scenes. Those were embarrassing and, yes, a little humiliating."
In 2014, she starred in Three Hearts and Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano film Samba, for which she was nominated for a Lumières Award for Best Actress. She then played Dr. Catherine Marceaux in Independence Day: Resurgence, sequel of the 1996 film Independence Day. In 2017, she starred alongside Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson in the crime thriller film, The Snowman.
Gainsbourg made her musical debut on the controversial song "Lemon Incest" in 1984. Sung by Gainsbourg and her father Serge, the lyrics implied a pedophiliac relationship between a father and daughter and led people to believe that the material was autobiographical. Gainsbourg, who was 13 at the time of the song's release, later stated that she had just begun boarding school and was therefore unaware of the controversy regarding the song until she was much older.
In 1986 she released her debut album Charlotte for Ever, which was produced by her father. In 2000, Gainsbourg was featured on the Madonna album Music on the track "What It Feels Like for a Girl". The lengthy spoken introduction by Gainsbourg is taken from the film The Cement Garden, which inspired the title of the song. The track was further remixed for a single version in 2001, with Gainsbourg's The Cement Garden speech repeated during the song.
In 2004, she sang a duet with French pop star Étienne Daho on his single "If". In 2006, Gainsbourg released her second album 5:55 to critical acclaim and commercial success, reaching the top spot on the French charts and achieving platinum status in the country. In the UK, the album was moderately successful, reaching No. 78 (The single "The Songs That We Sing" only achieved No. 129). Gainsbourg attributed the twenty-year break between her debut album and 5:55 to her father's death and her reluctance to explore a musical career without him.
In late 2009, Gainsbourg released her third studio album, IRM, which was produced by Beck. One of the influential factors in the album's creative process was her time spent filming Antichrist. Gainsbourg's head injury in 2007 influenced the title of the album "IRM", an abbreviation for the French translation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). During her brain scan, she began to think about music. "When I was inside that machine," she said, "it was an escape to think about music. It's rhythm. It was very chaotic."
Her song "Heaven Can Wait" was chosen as the Starbucks iTunes Pick of the Week on 2 March 2010. Her song "Trick Pony" appeared at the beginning of the Grey's Anatomy episode "Perfect Little Accident" (Season 6, Episode 16/airdate: 25 February 2010), is featured on the FIFA 11 soundtrack and was used in the 2012 Teleflora Super Bowl advertisement featuring supermodel Adriana Lima.
In 2011, Gainsbourg released the double album Stage Whisper, a collection of unreleased songs from IRM and live tracks. In 2013, Gainsbourg released a cover version of the song "Hey Joe", recorded with Beck, for the soundtrack of the film Nymphomaniac, in which she was the lead actress. Her music influenced artists such as Tove Lo, who cited the simplicity and quirky lyrical content of Charlotte's IRM as the main inspiration behind her career in music and said that it "opened a new world" for her as regards sound.
Since 2014, Gainsbourg has been supporting the Hear the World Foundation as ambassador. In her role she advocates for equal opportunities and a better quality of life for people with hearing loss. She was featured in the Hear the World Calendar 2014, the proceeds of which were to benefit the foundation's projects.
Gainsbourg worked for four years, mainly in New York, with producer Sebastian Akchoté (known as SebastiAn) on her fifth studio album, titled Rest. Rest is a portrayal of her feelings after her father Serge Gainsbourg and her half-sister Kate Barry's death, with the theme of alcohol addiction. About the album, she said "The album took a different direction. I wanted to express [my grief] not only with sadness but with anger." The lyrics are in English and French. In September 2017, music videos for the singles "Rest" and "Deadly Valentine" were released, both are directed by Gainsbourg herself. The music videos feature her children. The album was released on 17 November 2017.
Gainsbourg's longtime partner is French-Israeli actor/director Yvan Attal, whom she met on the set of the 1991 film Aux yeux du monde. Gainsbourg and Attal are not formally married, and Gainsbourg has attributed her reluctance to marry to the fact that her parents never married. Attal publicly proposed to Gainsbourg on 19 June 2013 during an awards ceremony when he received the French National Order of Merit. In April 2014 Attal confirmed that they were still unwed, with no plans to marry. Together they have three children: a son, Ben (b. 1997), and daughters Alice (b. 2002) and Jo (b. 2011).
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Samuel Long is a London-based electronic music producer who works under the stage name Sophie (stylised as SOPHIE). He came to prominence in 2013 with his single "Bipp"/"Elle" and released "Lemonade"/"Hard" the following year. He has worked closely with artists from the PC Music label and produced for acts including Charli XCX, Liz, Le1f, QT, Madonna and Namie Amuro. His debut album Product was released in 2015. Sophie's music has been described as an exaggerated take on pop music, and features prominent high-pitched vocals and an attention to synthesized electronic textures.
Sophie was in a band named Motherland (Sabine Gottfried, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy and Marcella Dvsi) and later collaborated with his bandmate Matthew Lutz-Kinoy on a series of performance works. In 2011 he scored the short film Dear Mr/Mrs by Dutch team Freudenthal/Verhagen. Sophie became involved with artists on the PC Music label after encountering Dux Kidz, a project between A. G. Cook and Danny L Harle.
He released his debut single "Nothing More to Say" in February 2013. Its follow-up "Bipp"/"Elle" was released on Numbers later that year. "Bipp" drew attention from music critics for omitting a traditional drum beat to prominently feature a bouncy bassline. The song received attention from music critics, topping XLR8R's year-end list and placing 17 on Pitchfork Media's. Pitchfork later ranked "Bipp" 56 on its list of the best tracks from 2010–2014. B-side "Elle" features a more powerful drum beat, drawing comparisons to TNGHT and Rustie.
In mid 2014, Sophie collaborated with Japanese pop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. His next two singles came in August 2014. Numbers released "Lemonade"/"Hard" as a 12" single. "Lemonade" alternates between stuttered chants and a pop chorus with "bubblegum hardcore stabs". "Hard", whose melody is built from plucked strings, is dominated by a bass-heavy rhythm section. Its vocals are by PC Music artist GFOTY. Both tracks appeared on the Billboard Twitter Real-Time charts. "Lemonade" and "Hard" placed 68th and 91st respectively on the 2014 Pazz & Jop critics poll. "Lemonade" was in the top ten of year-end singles lists by The Washington Post, Resident Advisor, and Complex; "Hard" was in the top ten on lists by Dazed and Dummy. Pitchfork ranked "Lemonade"/"Hard" at 21 on its list of the best songs of 2014. "Lemonade" appeared in a 2015 commercial for McDonald's. "Hey QT" was a collaboration with A. G. Cook and pop singer QT. The project included an energy drink called the QT Energy Elixir, and at the singer's request, "Hey QT" repeats the drink's name for product placement.
In March 2015, Charli XCX announced a collaboration with Sophie. It was later revealed the pair had worked on multiple songs for her upcoming studio album.
In September 2015, SOPHIE's debut album Product was made available for preorder. The eight tracks listed were the four Numbers singles from 2013 and 2014, as well as four new tracks: "Msmsmsm", "Vyzee", "L.O.V.E.", and "Just Like We Never Said Goodbye". "Msmsmsm" was released on 29 September, and released Just Like We Never Said Goodbye on 15 October.
Sophie primarily uses the Elektron Monomachine and software to develop his music. Instead of sampling, he builds the instrumentals from waveforms. Likening the construction of a track to building a sculpture out of different materials, he uses the Monomachine to create sounds resembling "latex, balloons, bubbles, metal, plastic, [and] elastic". Sophie's music features an exaggerated sense of cuteness. The Fader likened it to "K-Pop, J-Pop, Eurodance at its most chaotic, and even turn of the millennium American/UK boybandisms." His songs often incorporate high, pitch-shifted vocals.
Sophie remained anonymous for some time, concealing himself in interviews by masking his voice or covering parts of himself. At one Boiler Room show, he recruited drag performer Ben Woozy to mime a DJ set while Sophie pretended to be a bodyguard. He decided on the moniker Sophie because he thought "it tastes good and it's like moisturizer." His early visuals came from a series of colourful images he refers to as "Homemade Molecular Cooking". His single covers show plastic objects, an idea that originated with discussions with John Roberts a fellow electronic musician. At the POPcube event, Sophie unveiled posters and postcards outlining the products to be offered through his online store, which include a set of wedge heels, a puffa jacket, and unique sunglasses.
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The Garden or The Gardens may refer to:
Madison Square Garden, the arena of the New York Knicks basketball and New York Rangers ice hockey teams
The Garden, a school of philosophy founded by Epicurus c. 306 BCE
TD Garden, the arena of the Boston Celtics basketball and Boston Bruins ice hockey teams
Boston Garden, the former (and more famous) home of the Celtics and Bruins
Covent Garden, a district of central London
Hatton Garden, the diamond district of London
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Buckingham Palace Garden, full title The Garden at Buckingham Palace, and often referred to as The Garden
The Gardens, Gauteng, a suburb in Johannesburg, South Africa
The Gardens, a zone in the locality of St. Julian's, Malta
The Gardens, Otago, a suburb of Dunedin, New Zealand
The Gardens, Auckland, a suburb of Manukau City, New Zealand
The Gardens, Northern Territory, a suburb of Darwin, Australia
Cincinnati Gardens, the arena in Cincinnati, Ohio
Maple Leaf Gardens, the arena of the former home of the Toronto Maple Leafs ice hockey team
"The Garden" (poem), a poem by Andrew Marvell
The Garden, a magazine started in 1871 by William Robinson
The Garden (journal), the journal of the British Royal Horticultural Society
The Garden (1977 film), an Israeli film by Victor Nord
The Garden (1990 film), a British film by Derek Jarman
The Garden (1995 film), a Slovak film by Martin Šulík
The Garden (2006 film), an American drama-horror film
The Garden (2008 film), a documentary by Scott Hamilton Kennedy
The Garden (2011 film), an Australian mystery short film by Matthew Pitcher
The Garden, 2008 album by Unitopia
The Garden (John Foxx album), 1981
The Garden (Michael Nesmith album), 1994
The Garden (Merril Bainbridge album), 1995
The Garden, an allegorical oratorio by Michael McLean, 1995
The Garden (Silver Apples album), 1998
The Garden (Zero 7 album), 2006
The Garden (Bran Van 3000 album), 2010
"The Garden" (Guns N' Roses song), 1992
"The Garden" (Take That song), 2009
"The Garden", a song by Rush from the 2012 album Clockwork Angels
The Garden, surrounding The House in The Claidi Journals
The Garden, a restaurant on the top floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City
The Garden Productions, an ITV production company
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Guy Gerber has always favored the road less traveled. The Israeli DJ thrives on confounding expectations. What other underground DJ could collaborate with one of hip-hops biggest moguls, Puff Daddy, or start a left-field night at one of Ibiza's most commercial clubs, Pacha? What other producer blends the worlds of melancholy and euphoria so effortlessly, or turns in a breakup album as an official mix for a revered club brand? It's these kind of contradictions that define Gerber's compelling duality. Before he was fiddling with drum machines and synths, Gerber was all about groups like Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine. These influences still echo clearly in his music today, whether it be his hypnotizing live performances or contemplative, moody productions. Over the course of four albums, Gerber has shown himself to be a singular artist. In 2007, he brought his debut album Late Bloomers to Sven Vath's Cocoon, following that with 2009's My Invisible Romance. In 2012 and 2013, he usurped the concept of a mix CD, delivering a Fabric album made up of 100% original new productions; then on Who's Stalking Who creating an LP more akin to an extended composition than anything else. As a performer, Guy Gerber is consistently rated one of the best touring acts in dance music, earning a top 10 live performer nod three years in a row for Resident Advisor. When DJing he's known for extended sets, epitomized by a 12-hour performance at Burning Man in 2014. Gerber's sets are never forgettable, and he has an unerring ability to disrupt expectations, whether it be confounding Ibiza VIPs with his 2013 Wisdom of the Glove residency at Pacha --which even caught the New York Times' attention -- or 12 months later going in a totally new direction with his clandestine free Ibiza beach party, Rumors. Even at more traditional club residencies like those he holds at Marquee, Sound, and Story, Gerber acts as the subversion, transforming the normative experience into something alive with mysticism and mystique. On the label front, Gerber has helped curate and A&R some of underground music's most intriguing talents. His label Supplement Facts hosted everyone from Chaim, to dOP, Guti and Kate Simko. In typical Gerber fashion, just as it was reaching its apex he put it on hold to launch a new imprint Rumors, a befitting title for the mischievously minded Gerber. The new project is off to a promising start, serving as home to Guy's colossal collaboration with Dixon, "No Distance," as well as his crossover album with Puff Daddy, 11:11, which proved one of 2014's most startling and impressive LPs. As with Supplement Facts, Rumors reiterates Gerber's attention to the visual aesthetic. Both labels have seen him collaborating with artists all over the globe -- most recently, visual trio WIFE at Art Basel in Miami. What's next for Guy Gerber? Like any good rumor, it's sure to have tongues wagging.Content: http://www.paramountartists.com/artist_profile.cfm?a=147
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Iranian-American dance music production duo based out of Washington D.C., USA, consisting of Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi. Originally known as club DJs, they have also released a long library of remixes and original productions. They own and operate the Yoshitoshi record label and have worked extensively with vocalist Morel. Their remix of Dido's "Thank You" won them a Grammy Award. The Iranian/American singer of three songs (Say Hello, Flashdance, Awake Enough) on the album George is on, is Anousheh Khalili. Each year, an album is released that demands a place in any music fan's CD collection. Washington, DC- based Grammy Award winning duo Deep Dish's latest effort George Is On, is one such record. For those tired of the same old formula in either rock, dance or beyond, this is the album that will break down doors and force you to look at music from a different perspective. Fresh off 2004's international hit lead single "Flashdance," and a follow-up single, "Say Hello," that's currently tipped for a repeat performance, the duo of Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi have delivered an album that could prove to be the defining work of their careers. George Is On exemplifies Deep Dish's uncanny ability to mix genres, as the Iranian-American duo brilliantly marries classic 70's/80's era rock & pop sounds with their signature deep and sexy dancefloor production and knack for creating subtly big songs. The record features a tight knit group of DC-bred guest vocalists, including long time Deep Dish collaborator Richard Morel on "No Stopping For Nicotine," "Sacramento," and "Everybody's Wearing My Head" and newly discovered female vocalist Anousheh on "Flashdance," "Say Hello," and "Awake Enough." Dubfire himself also debuts his vocal talents on the melancholic yet beautiful ballad "In Love With A Friend." "Flashdance," was the first new release by the duo in six years as well as being the debut single from George Is On. With vocalist Anousheh's sultry, nonchalant vocals accompanied by a slick guitar riff inspired by a song from the 80's cult classic film "Flashdance," the song quickly grew into an international crossover phenomenon that would come to define the "guitar-house" sound. After conquering dancefloors worldwide on promo over the spring of 2004, the song debuted in the USA in late summer of 2004 and went on to become the No. 1 top-selling dance track on Apple's I-Tunes for the year. In September of 2004, the single debuted at the No. 3 spot on the U.K.?s pop charts. "Flashdance" went on to be released in over 30 territories, went Gold in Australia, and won the duo the award for "Best Underground Dance Track" at this year's International Dance Music Awards in Miami. In helping to continue the "Flashdance" phenomenon, Canadian producer Sultan went on to update the song with his bombastic mash-up remix that seamlessly crosses the Deep Dish original with Dire Straits' guitar rock classic "Money For Nothing." In what is one of the world?s first ever legally cleared "mash up" remixes, this instant classic has been included on the US version of the album as a special bonus track. Deep Dish goes on to further bridge the gap between past and present via their re-work Fleetwood Mac's seminal "Dreams" (the third single). And in a major coup for the album, the song features newly recorded vocals from Steve Nicks herself! The song was originally set to be an instrumental, however the duo soon noticed that the vocals for "Dreams" were in near perfect key with their instrumental track. The duo sent the song to Stevie Nicks' camp to see if there was any interest and, lo and behold, Dubfire and Sharam soon after found themselves at the legendary Village Studios in West LA (coincidentally, a studio where Fleetwood Mac had once recorded) laying down the new vocals with the legendary Fleetwood Mac vocalist. It's been 14 years since the duo first met in DC, and it's been seven years since they released their critically acclaimed debut artist album Junk Science. During the time between Junk Science and George Is On, Deep Dish's Dubfire and Sharam have been extremely prolific. They've released a number of genre-defining mixed CDs including Yoshiesque (1999), Renaissance Ibiza (2000), Yoshiesque Two (2001), Deep Dish "Global Underground: Moscow (2001) and Global Underground: Toronto (2003). In addition, they have become two of the most in demand remixers in the business, and their credits include Madonna, Beth Orton, Depeche Mode, Dido, Janet Jackson, The Rolling Stones, 'N Sync, Justin Timberlake, Brother Brown, Morel, and Danny Teneglia. Their remixing prowess earned them a Grammy nomination in 2001 in the "Remixer Of The Year" category and in 2002 they were nominated and won a Grammy in the "Best Remixed Recording" category for their mix of Dido's hit single "Thank You." The group later went on to collaborate with P.Diddy on the track "Let?s Get Ill." On top of all this, these two talented and driven artists tour throughout the year with 100-plus DJ gigs worldwide, leading Rolling Stone to declare, "there may be no other live DJ act better than Deep Dish." Nominee: Grammy Award 2005 "Best Dance Recording" for Deep Dish's "Say Hello" Winner: Grammy Award 2002 "Best Remixed Recording" for Dido's "Thank You" Nominee: Grammy Award 2001 "Remixer of The Year" (Non-Classical) Winner: International Dance Music Awards 2005 for Best Underground Dance Track for "Flashdance" Winner: DanceStar USA Award 2004 for Best Compilation (US Releases) for Deep Dish GU#025:Toronto (Global Underground) and Best DJ Nominee: DanceStar USA Award 2004 for Best Remix (Worldwide DJ's) for P Diddy's "Let's Get Ill" (Deep Dish Remix) (Bad Boy) Winner: Ibiza DJ Award 2004 for Best Set of the Season Winner: DanceStar USA Award 2002 Best Compilation for Deep Dish - GU 021 Moscow' (Global Underground) Nominee: DanceStar USA Award 2003 Party 93.1 FM Award for Best Remix for Justin Timberlake's "Like I Love You" (Deep Dish remix) (Jive) "Hot Duo", Rolling Stone, August 2001 Winner: Muzik Magazine SAS Award 1998 "Best International DJ" Deep Dish also ranked: Winner: 2006 DJ Meeting Awards (Germany) Best International DJ #2 in the "Best Dance/DJ Artist" category by the critics of Rolling Stone for their music awards of 2001 #8 in DJ Magazine's World's Top 100 DJ's reader's poll for 2005, #10 for 2004, #9 for 2003, #16 in 2002, and # 10 in 2001 #5 out of 50 of "America's Favorite DJ's" in BPM in 2005, #12 in 2004 and #9 in 2003 and 2002
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Otto is Yotto, and Yotto is Otto.
He began his musical career at 12 years old, his brilliant young mind quickly living up to his age by creating rather fuzzy music with a piano and old synthesizer. Born and raised in Helsinki, Finland, the son of an ex-rocker, he grew up in a house full of far better tunes, ranging from blues, to classic rock, to disco. With the blessings of the gods, something rather awful would soon enough turn into Something Good.
His personal tastes developed by digging through music at the public library, drawing those crucial first inspirations from legendary acts like Moby, Orbital and The Chemical Brothers. As he grew, skateboard culture drew him into harder rock acts Iron Maiden and Manic Street Preachers. Dance music began with Royksopp, which led to a love of the early progressive trance and house pioneers like Sasha, John Digweed, System F/Ferry Corsten, Way Out West and Chicane.
10 years ago, Otto discovered FL Studio. Over the next decade he went to school and made music with friends, all while developing a deeper knowledge of house music through pioneers like Kevin Saunderson, Kerri Chandler, Toddy Terry, Cajmere, Masters At Work and Ian Pooley. Originally noticed by Above & Beyond and Anjunadeep through his work on his Something Good alias, eventually he struck up a friendship with Pierce Fulton, which led to a remix of the huge hit "Kuaga" that was released on CR2 Records at the end of 2014.
Yotto started releasing with Anjuna in June of 2015 with the tracks Azzurro and Memento, the tunes garnered support from a range of stars, from Gorgon City to Tiesto. Since then he has remixed Above & Beyond's "Counting Down The Days," while continuing to release on Anjunadeep with his acclaimed 'Wondering' EP picking up support from BBC Radio 1, SiriusXM and from tastemaker DJs like Lane 8, The Magician and Kidnap Kid. Yotto's ability to cross genres and labels is what sets him apart as an artist, his diversity and refusal to be defined is what makes him one of the most appealing new artists in dance music.
His last release of 2015, "Personal Space," was selected by Pete Tong as his Essential New Tune on November 20th. The accompanying track "Mulholland 99" was also featured on Tong's Radio 1 show. The tracks received support from a truly eclectic selection of renowned names, including Carl Craig, Danny Tenaglia, Dusky, Kidnap Kid, Lane 8 and Tensnake.
2016 started off with two huge remixes. First, a banging rework of RÜFÜS "Like An Animal," another Essential New Tune on Tong's BBC Radio 1 show, followed by a remix of Coldplay's massive hit "Adventure of a Lifetime." Originals "Aviate" and "Crosswalk" on Anjunadeep have garnered support from Above & Beyond, Pete Tong, Phil Taggart, Sasha, Laurent Garnier, Tiesto and Mark Knight. "Aviate" marked Yotto's 3rd Essential New Tune.
Most recently, July 2016 saw Yotto release "The Owls" on Anjunadeep to widespread attention and acclaim, and in a short matter of time the single has proved to be his most widely supported track yet. Pete Tong selected the track as Essential New Tune, Yotto's 4th, plus renowned tastemaker Annie Mac selected the tune as Hottest Record in the World on her radio show. "The Owls" is the first installment in a three part series of releases.
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Rune Reilly Kölsch is a music producer and DJ from Denmark.
Rune has released music under his many monikers, including Rune RK, ENUR, Artificial Funk, Ink and Needle, Kölsch, and worked with a diverse range of artists including Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Coldplay, NERVO, Steve Aoki and deadmau5. He is known for being the producer and master mind of "Calabria"
"Calabria" and breakthrough
The original first version of "Calabria" had its first plays in the local clubs of Ibiza in 2003 and before long the vocal edit, featuring Natasja, burst onto worldwide day-time radio. Over the years, "Calabria" has racked up over 50 million views on YouTube and the 'seemingly indestructible track', as hailed by The New York Times, has sold over 1 million copies in the US alone and continues to be supported by the dance music elite. "Calabria" was used in a Target Commercial.
Enur (stylized ENUR) was formed in 2005 with his half brother, the renowned Danish designer Johannes Torpe. Enur's first album was the critically acclaimed predominantly reggae fusion album Raggatronic.
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Hailing from Toulouse, CloZee is a young music producer who seamlessly combines technical precision with a wild imagination. An accomplished instrumentalist, she began playing the classical guitar at age 11. Influenced by edIT, Bonobo, The Widdler and Amon Tobin, she started producing electronic music at the age of 16.She recently won the 'Best International Newcomer of 2013' at the UK Glitch-Hop Award.Her tracks defy genres, oscillating between Glitch-Hop, Glitchstep, Trip-Hop, Dubstep and World Music. She created her own place in the glitch community, thanks to a unique, highly surprising style, mixing powerful basslines, funky off beat percussion and emotional cinematic sounds. A musical identity which led her to play in the USA (22 dates tour), Canada (Vancouver), India (Bombay and Bangalore), Berlin, and more than 20 cities in France, alongside artists like Bonobo, Gramatik, 12th Planet, Zomboy, EZ3kiel, Tipper, Phutureprimitive, Stwo, N'to, Virus Syndicate, Tha New Team, Mefjus, Optiv & BTK, Proleter, Kursa, Disprove... Runner-up of several remix contests (launched by artists like Mr. Bill, Asian Trash Boy, Crazy Daylight, Daenine...), CloZee was spotted by respected labels such as Gravitas Recordings, Glitch Hop Community, Adapted Records, Digital Whomp, Empathy Recordings, MOR Records, The Waxhole... Her albums are the fruits of an introspective journey and a musical quest. Sometimes in reflection of a dancer's style and personality. Since 2012, her collaboration with OckeFilms, a company of young videomakers passionated by urban culture, resulted in the creation of more than 30 sounds for international famous dancers. This opportunity helped reflect on her music abilities, but also helped create strong relationships within the dance community. Content: https://www.facebook.com/CloZee/info?tab=page_info
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Khalid Robinson (born February 11, 1998), better known by his stage name Khalid, is an American singer and songwriter from El Paso, Texas. He is signed to Right Hand Music Group and RCA Records. He is best known for his debut single, "Location", which has peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and is currently his highest-charting single.
Khalid Robinson was born on February 11, 1998, in Fort Stewart, Georgia. He spent his childhood in various locations because of his mother Linda Wolfe's career in the military. Wolfe worked as a supply technician for over 10 years, and eventually earned a prestigious opportunity to sing in the US Army Band. Khalid's mother sacrificed opportunities to pursue her own artistic dreams in order to raise Khalid, who spent parts of his childhood in a variety of locations including Fort Campbell in Kentucky, Fort Drum in Watertown, New York, and six years in Heidelberg, Germany. In high school he studied singing and musical theater. During his senior year of high school the family moved their location to El Paso, Texas.
He reached No. 2 on the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart in July 2016, his single "Location" began charting, while Khalid began appearing on many publications' "Artists you need to know" lists, including Billboard, Yahoo, Buzzfeed, and Rolling Stone. With production from Syk Sense, Tunji Ige, and Smash David, "Location" finished the year 2016 at No. 20 on the Billboard's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart on January 21, 2017. After premiering on The Fader, the video netted over six million views in its first four months on YouTube, while the song was streamed 35 million times on Spotify.
In January 2017 Alina Baraz's single "Electric" featuring Khalid was released. His collaboration with Brasstracks, "Whirlwind," part of the Yours Truly & Adidas Originals Songs from Scratch series, received over 300,000 Soundcloud plays. In the first week of February 2017, Apple Music named Khalid its New Artist of the Week.
Khalid sold out every venue on his 21-city January–February 2017 US "Location Tour", including the 1,500-capacity Tricky Falls in El Paso, and the tour continued in Europe. In the first week of February 2017, Apple Music named Khalid its New Artist of the Week. His debut studio album American Teen, released on March 3, 2017.
Khalid has said his mother is his biggest musical inspiration, and has also cited Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Father John Misty, Frank Ocean, Grizzly Bear, Chance the Rapper, India.Arie, and James Blake as influences.
Khalid made his television debut performing "Location" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon March 15, 2017 backed by The Roots. He is set to perform at the annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA on June 3, 2017.
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Hayden Capuozzo was born in Houston Texas,but called many cities his home. At the age of 24, Kayzo had his start in 2012 in a pretty unreal way. He was selected as the winner of Insomniac's 'Discovery Project' Challenge with a mix that was absolute insanity in the best form. Winning this gave him a chance to play 'Escape from Wonderland' that year and making his performance one not to forget, that also happened to be his first gig ever.
Since his debut, Kayzo hasn't let up experimenting with creating music in genres like happy hardcore, hardstyle, electro, dubstep and even a bit of psytrance. He has recently created milestone collaborations on remixes with happy hardcore rising star Gammer on their Propaganda remix by DJ Snake and Carnage with their "Never Forget You" remix.
Kayzo released his EP "Welcome To The Doghouse" in Spring '16 through his own label 'Doghouse Recordings'. The EP was comprised of an eclectic couple of songs to sink you teeth into. KAYZO most recently released his newest collobroaration with Barong Family artist, Cesqeaux, titled "Home."
There is surely no slowing the Doghouse and Hayden.
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Nic Fanciulli is a DJ, producer and label owner who has remained one of the UK's finest exports in electronic music throughout the last decade. A Grammy nominated producer, Nic has worked with artists as diverse as Underworld, Kylie Minogue, U.N.K.L.E, Loco Dice, Josh Wink and Tracey Thorn in addition to producing a plethora of solo club focused tracks that have achieved both critical and commercial acclaim. Now releasing on the likes of Rejected and Souvenir, Nic is responsible for a high output of a sleek, intelligent yet driving strain of house and techno.
Perhaps most significantly, Nic's own Saved Records has become an important purveyor of international, underground house and techno. Having helped develop the imprint into a recognisable label since 2005, Nic and his clutch of impressive Saved artists have travelled the globe with the brand, spreading their musical manifesto far and wide. Always with a keen eye on bringing new talent through, Nic has used Saved as a platform to break new and exciting young producers as well as maintaining a desire to put out quality releases from other stalwarts of the scene. At only five years old, Saved is continuing to expand the legacy of Nic Fanciulli.
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Iceage is a Danish punk rock band from Copenhagen. They were formed in 2008, when the members of the band averaged 17 years old. They signed to Tambourhinoceros in Denmark and Dais Records in the United States. They were then picked up by What's Your Rupture? Records for international release, and their debut album New Brigade was released in January 2011 in Denmark and on June 21, 2011, in the US.
In February 2013, Iceage released their second studio album, You're Nothing, after signing with the independent record label Matador Records. It earned a four star rating (out of five) from Allmusic and four-and-a-half stars out of five from Humo.
Iceage's third studio album, Plowing Into the Field of Love, was released in October 2014 by Matador.
All three albums received a nomination for IMPALA's European Independent Album of the Year Award.
Iceage released their fourth album, Beyondless, on May 4th 2018 through Matador.
Rønnenfelt also performs under the name Marching Church and has released two albums This World Is Not Enough (2015) and Telling It Like It Is (2016).
Elias Bender Rønnenfelt – vocals, guitar (born 24 March 1992)
Johan Surrballe Wieth – guitar (born 13 September 1991)
Jakob Tvilling Pless – bass (born 10 November 1992)
Dan Kjær Nielsen – drums (born 11 October 1991)
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Superorganism is an indie pop band, formed in early 2017 and originating in London. The group consists of eight members, including lead vocalist Orono Noguchi, alongside Emily, Harry, Tucan, Robert Strange, Ruby, B, and Seoul.Their self-titled debut album, Superorganism, was released on 2 March 2018 through Domino Recording Company and Hostess Entertainment.
Mark David Turner (Emily), Christopher Young (Harry), Timothy "Tim" Shann (Tucan), and Blair Everson (Robert Strange) formed The Eversons, an indie band, in 2011, still active by the time of Superorganism's formation. All group members contributed vocals, while Emily, Harry, and Robert Strange contributed guitar; Tucan and Robert Strange contributed bass; Tucan contributed drums; and Emily played the saxophone. After Superorganism's formation, new roles were adapted, with Emily contributing synths and Robert Strange solely contributing visual arts and staging.
Orono Noguchi, a high school student from Maine, first discovered The Eversons via her YouTube recommendations, thereafter becoming a fan of the group. During a 2015 summer trip to Japan, her country of origin, Noguchi found The Eversons to be performing a gig nearby and attended. It was there and then that the group became friends, bonding over their shared interest of internet memes. Their friendship was maintained online, the group often using Skype as a means of communication.
After discovering Noguchi could sing, the group invited her to add lyrics and vocals to a demo they had been working on for a new project at the beginning of 2017. The project came to be Superorganism's first single "Something For Your M.I.N.D.", which was later featured on the soundtrack of FIFA 18.
Having graduated from John Bapst Memorial High School in June, seventeen-year-old Noguchi was accepted into the group, its members being significantly older. "Ever since I was little I had two big goals," says Noguchi, "One of them was to be a musician or an artist of some sort, and the other was to go to college in the States. That's why I made the decision to go to Maine by myself when I was fourteen." In regard to college, she said, "[Joining Superorganism] was a really big decision but you don't get to decide when opportunities come. So I'll do this, and I can go to college any time I want."
Additionally, female singers from New Zealand, Ruby and B, would go on to join the group in their musical collaborations. While Ruby and B are known for their roles as background singers, they are also capable of playing instruments. For instance, Ruby is competent on the strings. With the band growing in size, it was decided that Superorganism would relocate to London to create music together. As of late 2017, seven out of eight band members live together in a large terraced house in East End that doubles up as a live-in, 24-hour studio.The eighth and final member to join, South Korean background vocalist Soul, is the only member to live separately from the group, residing in Sydney, Australia. An enlarged image of Soul's face often takes his place in group photographs. Going by the pseudonym "CHI", Soul has also released material to a Bandcamp account of his own, playing the guitar and keyboard himself.In June 2018, Superorganism covered Utada Hikaru's "Phakchi no Uta" (パクチーの唄, "Coriander Song") as promotion for the release of her album Hatsukoi (2018).
The group consists of international members from Lancashire, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, with ages ranging from seventeen to thirty-two. They create original internet-age electronically-tinged indie pop music.
Describing the creation of Superorganism's songs, Orono Noguchi says, "It usually starts with us listening to music and talking about music, art, and all kinds of stuff in the kitchen. Then, one of us would come up with a very basic idea for a song. We'd then send the file back and forth among the group and add on some random ideas that we have. We'd keep working on it until we have a final product.""We've got the guy making the videos downstairs, mixing in the other room, [and] singing going on [elsewhere]," Harry says in regards to their live-in studio. "We've created this kind of warped version of a pop production house."
Orono Noguchi, also known as "OJ" – vocals, writing, painting
Emily (Mark David Turner) – writing, production, synths
Harry (Christopher Young) – writing, production, guitar
Tucan, or Dr. Tucan Taylor Michaels (Timothy "Tim" Shann) – writing, production, mixing, drums
Robert Strange (Blair Everson) – visual arts, staging
Ruby – background vocals, background dancing, background musician
B – background vocals, background dancing, background musician
Soul – background vocals, background dancing, background musician
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Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall (born September 10, 1998), known professionally as Sheck Wes, is an American rapper, songwriter and model. Wes is known widely for "Mo Bamba", his 2017 song that went viral in 2018.Wes is jointly signed to Travis Scott's Cactus Jack Records and Kanye West's GOOD Music record labels, under the aegis of Interscope Records and Polydor Records.
Khadimou Fall was born on September 10, 1998 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, New York to Senegalese immigrants. At age 5, Wes and his mother moved to Milwaukee, where he lived for 9 years. At 14, Wes moved back to New York. Wes grew up with future Orlando Magic player Mohamed Bamba, whom he would name his breakout single after. He has one half-brother named Suheyb Ali Isse.
Today, Fall has a very outspoken family. His cousin Staisha Copeland is well known for supporting him at all his local and national concerts.
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Hyukoh (Korean: 혁오) is a South Korean indie band signed to DRDRamc and HIGHGRND. The band was formed in May 2014 and consists of leader singer and guitarist Oh Hyuk, bassist Im Dong-geon, guitarist Lim Hyun-jae and drummer Lee In-woo.
Band formation and rise in underground music scene
Frontman Oh Hyuk was raised in several cities across northern China (Jilin, Shenyang and Beijing) for the first twenty years of his life due his parents' profession as university professors. Upon graduating high school in 2012, Oh moved to South Korea on his own to pursue music full-time despite his parents' strong opposition. Oh speaks Mandarin Chinese, Korean and English and his diverse cultural influences are directly reflected in Hyukoh's music, in which he infuses a mix of Korean, Mandarin Chinese and English lyrics.
Im, Lim and Lee joined Oh to form Hyukoh in 2014. Oh was previously producing music as a one-man band under the name Hyukoh, and the members eventually came together and took on the name as the current four-piece band. The members came together largely by chance: Oh had already worked with Lee in the past, and Lim attended high school with Lee. Oh was introduced to Im through a mutual acquaintance.
On September 18, 2014, Hyukoh released their debut EP 20, named after the band members' age at the time. The band experienced moderate success in South Korea, often selling out small-scale venues and gaining a strong following in Hongdae, an area in Seoul known for being the epicenter of South Korea's indie music scene.
Rise in mainstream popularity
In 2015, the band gained mainstream popularity after participating in the popular Korean variety program Infinite Challenge. The band received positive responses from critics and the public, charting in the top ten of the Billboard World Albums Chart two months after the release of their second EP 22, also named after the band members' age at the time.
On July 21, 2015, Hyukoh became the first act to sign with independent label HIGHGRND, a subsidiary of Korean media conglomerate YG Entertainment.
On April 30 and May 2, 2016, the band performed at Strawberry Music Festival in Shanghai and Beijing, representing Korean indie bands. They also performed at the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan in August 2016.
The band released their first studio album, 23, on April 24, 2017. The title track, "Tomboy", placed second on the Melon digital chart and first on Genie, Bugs, and Olleh digital charts not long after its release. The album also placed sixth on Billboard's World Albums Chart in May 2017. Following the release of 23, the band went on their first world tour.
Hyukoh's musical style has been noted for its departure from the highly produced pop music that generally defines the K-pop genre.
Hyukoh has also been recognized for their attention to the band's visual aesthetic, ranging from their music videos to wardrobe choices. The band frequently works with photographer Han Dasom and videographer Jung Dawoon, who are both also known as Dadaism Club. They met in 2014.
Oh has cited The Beatles and The Whitest Boy Alive as major influences in the band's musical style.
Oh Hyuk (오혁) – vocals, guitar, songwriter
Lim Hyun-jae (임현제) – lead guitar
Im Dong-geon (임동건) – bass
Lee In-woo (이인우) – drums
Following their rise to fame, Hyukoh has faced multiple accusations of plagiarism. In 2015, internet users suggested that their song "Lonely" was derived from "1517" by German-Norwegian band The Whitest Boy Alive, while "Panda Bear" was compared to Yumi Zouma's "Dodi". On July 24, HIGHGRND released a statement addressing these rumors, stating Hyukoh had received compliments on "Lonely" from The Whitest Boy Alive frontman Erlend Øye after performing the track as an opener for him while he visited Korea. The label also clarified that "Panda Bear" was released months before Yumi Zouma's "Dodi", making the suspected plagiarism impossible.
"Panda Bear" faced accusations again as a copy of American indie band Beach Fossils's "Golden Age". These suspicions were furthered by a now-deleted tweet from Beach Fossils suggesting Hyukoh had mixed "Golden Age" to create "Panda Bear". Hyukoh leader Oh Hyuk later posted a screenshot of this Tweet to his Instagram account aggressively refuting the claims.
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U.S. Girls is the creative force of a lone American woman, Meghan Remy. Since 2007 she has pursued her minimalist aesthetic in music and visual art alike with a militant, by-any-means-necessary attitude. With an eye for collage regardless of medium, her music has touched upon genres as diverse as experimental four track recording, torch songs, Springsteen covers, and an arty Hip-Pop sensibility as defined on her most recent EP – Free Advice Column, a collaboration with fellow Torontonian Onakabazien. While she has performed solo for years, the last few seasons have seen her experiment within a rock ensemble. She can do anything.
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Damini Ogulu (born 2 July 1991), better known by his stage name Burna Boy, is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter.
Damini Ogulu better known by his stage name Burna Boy, is an afro fusion singer and songwriter. Known for his smooth patois influenced delivery in a voice reminiscent of notable music legends, Burna Boy has consistently wowed fans with his original and unpredictable style and energetic performances. His body of work includes hits like " Like To Party", " Tonight", "Yawa Dey"," Run My Race ", " Don Gorgon ", Soke and Pree Me.
A versatile musician who regularly mixes Dance-Hall, Afrobeat, R&B and Hip-Hop into one smooth package, Burna Boy has 2 mixtapes, 2 albums and host of single features which include music heavy weights such as Wizkid, M.I., D'banj, AKA, LES, Wande Coal, Phyno, Tuface, Reminisce, Olamide, Davido, Mr. Eazi to mention a few.
Life and music career
Burna Boy was born on 2 July 1991 to Mr. and Mrs. Ogulu. He grew up in Ahoada, Rivers State, and later relocated to Lagos State. He attended Montessori International School, and later attended Corona, Agbara for his secondary school in Lagos. In a 2013 interview with the net, Burna Boy said that he was looking at launching his own company at the start of 2014.
On 31 May 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled "Like To Party" which saw his rise to prominence. On 5 September 2012, the video for "Like to Party" was released. The music video, which was shot by Squareball Media services, ran for 4 minutes and 9 seconds.
On 24 September 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled "Tonight" On 31 December 2012, he released the video for the song. In the music video, Burna Boy expresses his innate feelings.
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Nicole Moudaber is a Nigerian music producer and DJ born in Nigeria, raised there and moved to London after graduating from Richmond College with Social Sciences BS degree. In 2009, Carl Cox described her as "the most underrated DJ" to DJ Magazine, which helped to launch her career. Her 2013 debut album Believe was Number 1 for a month on the Beatport techno, tech house, and deep house charts. Moudaber has teamed with techno notables such as Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, etc. and she also launched MOOD Records imprint in 2012.
While living in Lebanon, Moudaber was one of the first people to bring dance music to Beirut. After the war in 1996 her "Trashy Renaissance" party in Beirut was the first rave event of its kind and prompted her to bring out international DJs, including Paul Van Dyk and Anthony Pappa for the first time to the Middle East. Moudaber describes her first party as: "I threw [it] in the middle of Beirut city was in the vicinity of a mosque and a cathedral, it was meant to defy the notion of hatred and prove we can do it together (the new generation) through music. It was a total success."
One of Moudaber's all-inclusive electronic music parties was detailed in the media and resulted in her being summoned by the police:
"At the time Syrians were heavily involved in Lebanon and I had started putting on parties. One happened to be around Halloween and as a result, all the gays took advantage and came dressed up as drag queens and other outrageous stuff—all in the name of fun. It turned out that undercover journalists were scouting the party. They took photos and it ended up being a five-page spread in the Middle Eastern equivalent of Cosmopolitan talking about homosexuality and perversion in the Middle East—my party being heavily featured within this article. Five months down the line I was asked to go down to the police station because the authorities had some questions for me. When I got down there, they were treating me like a terrorist, asking me all sorts of questions about my affiliation with homosexual people and whether I had seen them doing things. It was a really sad and outrageous situation, but luckily I had connections and therefore didn't stay long. It was enough to persuade me that I was wasting my time out there and that these people would never get that sense of ritual and community I was trying to bring within these events, so I very much stuck to London and Europe from there onwards."
Moudaber is listed as a Resident Advisor Top 1000 artist.
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Lee Burridge is a DJ, producer, and record label owner who helped launch the underground club scene in Hong Kong during the early 1990s, and today plays at nightclubs across the world.
Renowned for his DJ sets that mix varieties of electronic dance music into the early hours of the morning, as well as for his antics behind the turntables in the DJ booth, Burridge was a member of England's Tyrant Soundsystem (along with DJs Craig Richards and Sasha) and has mixed albums for labels such as Global Underground, Hooj Choons and Balance.
Early Career (1985 to 1990)
Lee Burridge's DJ career began in the tiny tourist village of Eype in the county of Dorset on 26 December 1984, when he played for the first time at The New Inn, a bar owned and run by his parents.
With the help of his father, shortly thereafter Burridge started his own mobile DJ operation, "Cutz" and spent the next few years traveling the surrounding countryside playing weddings, birthday parties and even the occasional funeral (after party, not burial).
Working as a mobile DJ led to an opportunity at a local holiday resort. Soon after, Burridge began performing every weekend at the local town's nightclub where he played mostly chart music while also entertaining the crowd with his antics on the microphone.
Burridge's first true big break came when he landed a residency at an award-winning club called The Palace in Somerset, where he played weekly and was introduced to the art of mixing records by one of the club's other resident DJs, Wayne Rideout. It was also at The Palace during the summer of 1987 that a group of visitors turned Burridge on to London's emerging acid house sound which would shape his career from that point on.
Hong Kong (1991 to 1997)
In early 1991 Burridge was spotted by a visiting club owner from overseas who offered him a job abroad in the then British colony of Hong Kong.
Moving on his 22nd birthday, Burridge discovered an exotic city entirely devoid of a club scene. Burridge's Hong Kong stint started at a club called Joe Bananas during the hey day of the Asian economic miracle. He initially played to a mostly mainstream audience at his first Hong Kong job, where he earned a reputation for being a party DJ, hanging from the scaffolding ceiling of the club and mixing top 40 to a crowd of suits letting their hair down and eager to spend the easy come money of the time.
However, each night beginning at 5 am, Burridge would walk across the road to the Big Apple and would start playing house music for a late night crowd of bar workers, that carried on till more often than not mid afternoon, when the club closed.
These late night house sessions led to Burridge forging a friendship with two local bar managers from another club, called The Beach Hut, and the trio would eventually create a series of monthly Sunday night parties that become Hong Kong's first true rave.
The Beach Hut's simple set up, which included a raw sound system, smoke machine and strobe light, did not stop it from becoming a tremendous success. Thanks to Burridge's all night marathon sets, the Sunday night party quickly grew from 150 invitees into a roadblock of people eager to hear underground music.
Burridge would go on to hold the two main club residencies in the once-seedy Wan Chai district during the six years he which he resided in Hong Kong, at The Big Apple and Neptunes. He played an eclectic mix of dance music six nights a week to packed clubs until 8am most weeknights and the afternoons of the weekends. These parties went on to become some of the most popular nights in Hong Kong club scene and helped to establish Burridge's early DJ career.
One of Burridge's arguably biggest Hong Kong achievements, which he rarely mentions, was the establishment of Neptune's. Burridge and his friends at the time had left for Hadrin in Thailand during Christmas of 1996. Being people of leisure, thought nothing about whether their regular gigs would be available when they got back to Hong Kong, if they decided a few more weeks in Thailand was a good idea, which they ultimately ended up doing.
Upon returning to Hong Kong, the regular Big Apple gig had been given to someone else, and Burridge set about finding a new residency where he could spin underground music to the late night Hong Kong set. Eventually the now legendary Neptune's one offered him a late night spot. A residency that started after midnight, and finished whenever. At first it was grim, the first few weeks saw Lee playing to an empty dance floor and packing up his box by 6AM latest. And then one day, for no apparent reason, at about 2AM, the club filled up, people began walking in, by about 4 in the morning the club was throbbing and a new club and Hong Kong legend was born. One where mid afternoon closes were the norm taking over the mantle of Hong Kong's premier after hour's venue from The Big Apple.
It was also during his Hong Kong period, that Burridge ventured to Haad Rin, Thailand, and helped bring electronic dance music and DJing to the island. Arriving in February 1992 after hearing about the location from a group of travellers who passed through Hong Kong, Burridge's performances helped grow the parties from an informal gathering of drum circles around open fires on the beach into an unofficial rite of passage for clubbers which today attracts more than 10,000 people each month.
Burridge would continue to visit the island regularly until 1999, staying for stints of three months at a time to play parties held every week alongside local DJ A and another Haad Rin mainstay, Backyard Dave, who had also begun bringing dance music to the island.
By the mid 1990s, Burridge had established himself as the most well-known DJ in Hong Kong. He would join visiting DJs from the United Kingdom (U.K.) at huge rave parties in and around the city to complement his nightly sets in Wan Chai, often inviting the visiting DJs to come play at either the Big Apple or Neptunes after the parties were over.
These after parties led to his friendship with U.K. DJs Sasha and Craig Richards, who invited him to return and form the Tyrant Sound System.
Return to England and Tyrant (1998 to 2001)
Although Burridge's reputation in Hong Kong earned him gigs nearly every night in the city's top venues, he was relatively unknown in the UK upon his return.
According to Lee Burridge's PR "mythology", Richards—who was running several successful club nights in London, including Georgie and Malibu Stacey—invited Burridge to play at one of his parties, thus introducing him to the London crowd. However, in more detailed accounts, Burridge returned to London and struggled to develop a following, and consequently was considering returning to Hong Kong. As a favour, a promoter in Hong Kong flew him back to play a sold-out show with Sasha, and the exposure earned him a well-deserved international following.
The subsequent launch of Tyrant catapulted Burridge's career in the UK and globally.
As part of Tyrant, Burridge teamed up with Richards and Sasha to play regular monthly nights in London, first at a warehouse space and then the End nightclub, while also playing monthly at The Bomb in Nottingham. At the same time, Burridge began playing solo gigs at other leading British nightclubs, such as Cream, Golden and Ministry of Sound.
He mixed his first compilation for Hooj Choons, Deeper Shades Of Hooj 2 in just a single night.
In 1999, Burridge cracked DJ Magazine's prestigious annual Top 100 list for the first time, placing 33rd. That same year, Burridge also released his first solo mix album, Metropolis on Tide.
While continuing to carve out a career of his own, Burridge's work with the Tyrant project blossomed. Despite Sasha's production schedule causing him to miss several shows, Burridge and Richards continued to forge forward and grow a crowd of their own. When Sasha eventually decided to leave the project, the two decided to continue with the Tyrant nights and would go on to mix the highly acclaimed Tyrant mix compilation in 2000.
Also in 2000, Burridge and Richards began a Tyrant residency at the newly opened Fabric Nightclub in London, and helped build the club's sophisticated, hedonistic reputation while playing together each month until 2006.
In 2001 Burridge appeared on the cover of DJ Magazine and was asked to join an emerging group of young DJs for Global Underground's NuBreed series. Burridge's double disc NuBreed compilation, which featured a mixture of breakbeat, tech house and techno, helped to cement the DJ's mass appeal and popularity, and that same year he also moved into the top 30 in the DJ Magazine Poll.
Early 2000s (2002 to 2004)
Now fully established as one of the world's top DJs in 2002 following the successful NuBreed project, Burridge and Richards once again teamed up for another Tyrant album, No Shoes, No Cake. The compilation also featured Burridge's first single release, Lost and Found, on Fire recordings.
At the same time, the duo's monthly parties in London at Fabric had become amongst the most popular nights in the city while Burridge was voted as the 9th most popular DJ in the world by the DJ Magazine poll. By this time Burridge was also touring globally and playing in cities such as Sydney, Buenos Aires, New York, Singapore and Ibiza in addition to playing top U.K. festivals such as Creamfields, the Gatecrasher Summer Sound System, V Festival and Homelands.
In 2003 Burridge was again tapped by the Global Underground label to provide the second installment of the label's 24:7 series, mixing a two disc concept album based on the abstract opposites of 'day' and 'night.'
In 2004, Burridge began an annual series of Halloween parties with New York-based promotion company MADE Event, signifying his growing his appeal in the United States.
365 Project (2005 to 2006)
In early 2005, Burridge and Richards were invited by James Lavelle to remix the single "Eye for an Eye" by his U.N.K.L.E. project.
Later that year Burridge departed from London after nearly a decade and began an ambitious new project called 365. Following many years of global touring and one-off shows, Burridge developed the 365 project as a residency based tour where he would move to a city for a month or two at a time to play a series of parties in order to learn both the city and its crowds better.
Beginning in New York, Burridge spent the next two years taking the 365 concept to Ibiza, Florence, Buenos Aires, Sydney, New York, San Francisco, Denver and Hong Kong. In each city, he worked with local promoters to build a series of four or more parties while also setting aside time to work with local producers.
During the 365 project, Burridge kept a popular journal which was published online monthly by DJ Magazine describing the adventures he encountered and the humorous take he has on life on the road as a DJ.
That year Burridge also joined Sander Kleinenberg to mix half of This Is Everybody! On Tour, a more fan-friendly album than his previous endeavors and he began what would become an annual mainstay party at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida, in conjunction with MADE Events, the Burridge Barrage.
In 2006, Burridge began another annual party at San Francisco's Love Parade, the LoveLee Party, and he launched his own record label, Almost Anonymous, to release the music produced by himself and local artists he collaborated with during the 365 project.
The label released collaborations between Burridge and Andy Page, Steve Porter and Dan F, the latter of which, Treat 'Em Mean, Keep 'Em Keen, appeared on Ewan Pearson's Fabric 35 album. However, the label suffered the same fate as many others in 2007, going under when its distributor and management companies went into receivership.
Burridge also visited and played at the Burning Man Festival for the first time in 2006, and would go on to describe the annual eight-day arts and musical gathering in Nevada as the best event he had been to.
Present Day (2007 to 2013)
2007 saw Burridge mix Balance: 012, the twelfth installment of the Balance series for Australia's EQ Recordings, joining DJs such as James Holden, Chris Fortier and Desyn Masiello. The three disc album, which received critical acclaim across the board, was nominated for "Compilation of the Year" at the PLUG Awards.
It also featured packaging which Burridge helped design. Burridge went on to spend the majority of the year touring in support of the album.
Currently, Burridge lives in New York. He continues to tour, playing at clubs and festivals across the globe and is managed by Joel Zimmerman of The William Morris Agency.
In addition, Burridge began a new series of concept parties based on his experiences at Burning Man recently. The parties, launched in San Francisco and New York, were called "GET WEIRD" and Burridge has since taken the concept to many other cities.
In 2011, Burridge began a new record label, All Day I Dream, dedicated to melodic, melancholy, dreamy house and techno music. Burridge and collaborators such as Matthew Dekay, Hoj, and Mike Khoury have been hosting outdoor daytime All Day I Dream parties in New York and Los Angeles, as well as other cities. Burridge's annual sunrise DJ sets on the Burning Man art car soundsystem Robot Heart are gaining a cult following, and stick mainly to the All Day I Dream aesthetic.
Awards and honors
DJ Magazine Top 100 Poll Rankings
"Compilation of the Year" nomination at the PLUG Awards.
1998: Deeper Shades Of Hooj: Volume Two (Hooj Choons)
2000: Tyrant with Craig Richards (Distinct'ive Breaks Records)
2001: Global Underground: Nubreed 005 (Boxed)
2001: Metropolis (Tide)
2002: No Shoes, No Cake with Craig Richards (Fabric, London)
2003: 24:7 (Boxed)
2005: This Is Everybody! On Tour (Ultra Records)
2007: Balance 012 (EQ Recordings)
2001: Lost & Found EP (Fire)
2006: Treat 'Em Mean, Keep 'Em Keen (Almost Anonymous)
2007: Do You Smoke Pot? (Almost Anonymous)
2007: Raw Dog (Almost Anonymous)
^ a b c d The DJ: More Than Just Sex, Drugs, and Vinyl, Mike Gehrig, ClubPlanet.com, September 2005
^ Resident Advisor Biography, ResidentAdvisor.com
^ William Morris Agency Biography, William Morris Agency, May 2008
^ a b About.com Interview, DJ Ron Slomowicz, About.com
^ a b Lee Burridge: From the Booth, Mike Gehrig & Lee Burridge, ClubPlanet.com, September 2006
^ CP's Epic Interview with Lee Burridge: Part 1, Mike Gehrig, ClubPlanet.com, November 2007
^ CP's Epic Interview with Lee Burridge: Part 2, Mike Gehrig, ClubPlanet.com, November 2007
Lee Burridge on Twitter
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Lee Burridge discography at Discogs
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(2006) Lee Burridge Interview
Lee Burridge tracklisting archive
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Leeki Tikki Boat with Lee Burridge, Winter Music Conference 2009
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Shake or D.Shake aka 070Shake is a New Jersey based artist whom has mastered mixing melodic flows with ear-clasping word play. The mysterious musician (cause we are not sure what genre she belongs), has been patient with out-reach and exposure, but with the help of YesJulz has now been pushed to the forefront of the music media world.
Recent works from Shake range from her uptempo, uber catchy "Parental Advisory" that host a hypnotic hook and tuneful text to Shake's more emotional, tug at the heart-string record "PROUD", which talks about the pains of growing up un-supported but determined. Most recent track of Shake's is "Sunday Night", which hones on the mystery that Shake poses. The mono-tone approach meshes with the arcane production of teammates JaySebastion & EtherPHX. With 2016 only days in, this endorsement from YesJulz speaks wonders to what Shake can look forward to out of this year.
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Patrice Bäumel is an internationally renowned dj and producer currently living in Amsterdam. He is a long-running resident dj at Trouw Amsterdam, one of Europe's leading venues for electronic music, running his "Black Magic" and "HiFi" nights at the club.
Bäumel infuses his productions and dj sets with lots of energy and a sense of adventure, creating a sound that is satisfies the mind as well as the body. He calls it "techno music for grown-ups". Trademark productions like "Roar", "Mike Tyson" or, more recently, "The Woods" are perfect examples of that philosophy.
Bäumel has worked with a number of outstanding labels like Get Physical, K7, Systematic, Diynamic, Trouw and Turbo and has big releases coming up in 2014 for Kompakt and My Favorite Robot.
Bäumel is also involved in several crossover projects involving classical music, such as his rendition of Steve Reich's "Drumming" at the Concertgebouw during ADE in 2013 or his "Yellow Lounge" residency at Trouw.
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The Frights' birth in December 2012, was an accident that now unites moms worldwide. One mom in San Diego has called the band, "Great! A fun mix of the rock n' roll I used to love with the 50's sounds MY mom used to love!" Another mom in Los Angeles praises the band, saying, "I hire a babysitter to go to all their shows. They just have so much youthful energy, they make me feel young too!"
Moms everywhere enjoy the band's two self-produced EPs, their one full-length record, and even their split EP and singles, embarrassing their sons and daughters with their enthusiasm toward a band that is at least half, sometimes a third, of their age. Some of their most popular songs among moms include "Beach Porn," "Crust Bucket," and "Makeout Point."
Ostensibly, The Frights are great for long drives in a Honda Odyssey. Their second full-length was produced by FIDLAR's Zac Carper and will be released soon.
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"New York City's Sam Walker & Gavin Royce have been producing their emotive, subdued and groove-heavy deep house for just two years— but almost from the start, they were touted as future stars. Now it's official, thanks to a certain UK tastemaker— not to mention a string of stellar productions and remixes." -Bruce Tantum: Nightlife Editor, Time Out NY
"Walker & Royce" started when Sam and Gavin, having known each other in and out of the dance scene for years, finally began working together in 2011. As things usually go, it was a bit of luck that got them off the ground: Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus noticed one of their very first releases, a remix of SAARID's "Future Lately", on Nervous Records. The result was the Crosstown Rebels EP "You're Not Welcome" and with that, Walker & Royce was launched into the dance music spotlight.
Around the same time, Walker & Royce released a track on OFF Recordings that went on to become a house anthem: "Connected". The song became a mainstay in Solomun's performances and with that set the stage for a diverse range of sounds from the pair. Their most recent EP on Moda Black entitled "Sister" was picked by Pete Tong as his Essential New Tune, and their chart toping remix of Baunz' "Out the Window" on Pets Recordings garnered support from many of the biggest artists in electronic music. Having solidified their unique sound, you will hear Walker & Royce's music in sets from many of the top DJ's from around the world! From Sasha to Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex to Gorgon City and Eats Everything to Locodice, they continue to break down the genre barriers and turn heads....
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Jordan Terrell Carter (born September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name Playboi Carti, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. His eponymous debut mixtape was released on April 14, 2017. Carter originally went by the moniker Sir Cartier (stylized as $ir Cartier) when he embarked on his music career in 2011.
Carter was born on September 13, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was also raised.
He originally started rapping as Sir Cartier, releasing a mixtape named Young Misfit under the Sir Cartier moniker on November 12, 2012. He then later changed his name at the age of 17. Recording and performing under the alias Playboi Carti, he first came into prominence in 2015 with his song "Broke Boi". Initially a part of the Atlanta-based Awful Records label, he also performed at the fashion events such as Yeezy Season 5 (as a model), VFiles and Raf Simons events, with artists such as Lil Uzi Vert and ASAP Rocky. In 2016, he was featured on ASAP Mob's debut studio album, Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends, on the tracks "London Town" and "Telephone Calls", which the latter was released as the second single from the album.
Carti's eponymous debut mixtape, which features guest appearances from Lil Uzi Vert, ASAP Rocky, and Leven Kali, was released on April 14, 2017. The self-titled release gained attention from various music publications, including XXL, Pitchfork, Spin, HotNewHipHop and PopMatters. XXL noted the track "Magnolia", which references a well known housing unit that several rappers have came from in New Orleans as a standout cut, whereas Pitchfork critic Briana Younger thought that the release "finds a cloudy and economical mood and stays there, but it's Carti's magnetic confidence that turns just enough into plenty." The mixtape sold 28,051 units in its opening week.
In accompaniment with the mixtape's release, Carti embarked a tour, which featured him as an opening act for Gucci Mane and Dreezy.
According to The New Yorker, Playboi Carti's music is characterized by "bellowing bass, bright, wiry synthesizers, and slack-jawed ad-libs".
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Let's Eat Grandma is a British musical group formed in 2013 by childhood friends Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth. They released their debut album, I, Gemini, on 17 June 2016, through Transgressive Records.
Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth were both raised in Norwich, a city in East Anglia. They originally met in reception class when they were four, and began making music together at 13. They originally began creating music as a playtime activity, with their first songs being titled "The Angry Chicken" and "Get That Leg Off the Banister". Their band name is taken from a grammatical joke meant to emphasize the importance of comma placement. They became members of the local Norwich music scene, before they caught the attention of the musician Kiran Leonard, who passed their work onto their future manager. Their debut album, I, Gemini, is composed of songs that were mostly written when Rosa and Jenny were younger. These songs include singles "Deep Six Textbook", which is about playing truant, and "Eat Shiitake Mushrooms", which was inspired by some graffiti the girls saw while walking around town in Norwich. The album was released by Transgressive Records on 17 June 2016, and received positive reviews in NME, The Guardian, Pitchfork, and Q. Their second studio album I'm All Ears is planned for release 29 June 2018, and its main singles are "Falling Into Me", "It's Not Just Me" and "Hot Pink".
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Shallou is an eclectic, forward-looking electronic producer duo. Currently located in Chicago and previously in New Orleans, Shallou is a dark mix of soulful vocals, ambient textures and danceable beats that helps them carve their own niche in the electronic scene. With the release of the After EP and various official remixes, Shallou was noticed by the likes of the Fader, Complex, Spin, Indie Shuffle and Hype Machine. Shallou's 2016 single "Heights" was released on Armada Music's sublabel The Bearded Man, and received heavy rotation on Sirius XM Chill. In the span of two years, Shallou has done direct tour support for Roosevelt, El Ten Eleven, Blackbird Blackbird, Chad Valley and local support for HONNE, as well as landed a slot on Moogfest 2016's lineup with headliners ODESZA and Grimes. Since 2014, Shallou has gained over 2,000,000 combined total plays on Spotify with plans for a new EP in Spring of 2016.
Their influences stretch far and wide, but they draw mainly from ambient music and future house.
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Agoria (born Sébastien Devaud, January 16, 1976) is a French electronic record producer, composer and DJ. He made four albums including the soundtrack to the movie Go Fast. He is one of the founders of the record label InFiné. Since he is attached to the city of Lyon, he also took part to the creation of the French indie and electronic music festival Les Nuits Sonores.
Background and early life
Sébastien Devaud grew up in Valencin, in the French district of Isère. As a child, he was already exposed to an artistic and musical background since his father was an architect and a record collector and his mother was an opera singer.
His passion for electronic music started in 1988, at age 12 when he bought the record of Big Fun by Inner City. This record is the beginning of his love for Detroit techno. Chicago House, Acid House and Belgian New Beat, which hit "Rock to the Beat" by One O One is the epitome of the genre, are also a huge part of his inspirations, as well as French DJ Laurent Garnier.
Around 15 or 16 years old, he attended a Jeff Mills' DJing performance. Impressed by the technique of the American DJ who uses three phonogragh turntables, he buys a TechnicsSL-MK2 turntable and learns to mix.
Agoria started out as a DJ himself, quickly followed by organizing his own parties together with a group of friends (who also gave Sébastien Devaud his artist moniker loosely named after Agora – the title of their party series, meaning "meeting place" in ancient Greek). In 1993, at age 17, he opens in a club for a DJ Richie Hawtin and Carl Cox show. He decides to dedicate his work to music only at age 23.
He started producing and releasing his own tracks in 1999 with Influence hivernale on Kubik label and first gained international recognition with a series of 12's called La Onzième marche on Pias Recordings in 2002, which were followed by the acclaimed album Blossom a year later.
His second album, The Green Armchair, is released in 2006. The same year, along with Alexandre Cazac and Yannick Matray, he founds the label InFiné. InFiné is a label that follows no rules, shies away from trends and features young, new talents, from various parts of the world. Its releases – from Francesco Tristano's piano treatments to Danton Eeprom's sensual productions or Bachar Mar-Khalifé's dramatic arrangements – continue to surprise and have made InFiné a platform for new music that always challenges and excites its listeners.
In 2008, Agoria composes for the first time the soundtrack to the French movie Go Fast produced by EuropaCorp.
He releases his third album Impermanence in 2011 under label InFiné. The album features artists such as singer Kid A, DJ Seth Troxler or musician Carl Craig.
In addition Agoria has compiled three mix-cds that present his ability in pairing tracks of very different origins and layering them in creative, sometimes even awe-inspiring ways. Deservedly so, Resident Advisor named his contribution to the At The Controls series from 2007 as one of the best mix-cds of the past decade.
Apart from his own work as a DJ and producer, Sébastien Devaud has also helped to establish Nuits Sonores, an ambitious electronic and indie event that takes place all over the city of Lyon every spring.
Yves Tumor is the inspired, enigmatic and conflicted persona of Tennessee-raised producer/performer Sean Bowie, a conduit for a distinctly bold personal aesthetic that has wrought the entrancing Serpent Music LP (out now on PAN), and a burgeoning reputation for bruising, invigorating live performance.
Evolved from a diverse and prolific creative history under an expansive plethora of covert aliases, plus strong ties with forward-thinkers such as NON and Mykki Blanco, Yves Tumor emerges as Bowie's most personal and matured incarnation to date, with Serpent Music his strongest recorded statement.
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A R I Z O N A is a band started by three New Jersey natives. They spend most of their time either on the road creating in a mobile recording studio they built in an old Toyota, or between LA, NJ, and the UK.
They're currently working on their debut EP to be released in 2016.
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Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks (born October 22, 1989), better known by his pseudonym JPEGMAFIA is an American rapper and producer based in Baltimore, Maryland. His 2018 album Veteran, released through Deathbomb Arc, received praise from Pitchfork, Stereogum, The Needle Drop, and The Fader, among others.
Early life and education
Hendricks was born in Hempstead, New York to Jamaican parents, then lived in Queens and was raised in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. He moved to Alabama at age 13 and later to Louisiana upon joining the Air Force. For a four-year stint, he served a tour duty in Iraq and spent some formative years in Japan and Germany. He was honorably discharged, and settled in the city of Baltimore in 2015. He has a Masters Degree in Journalism.
During his military stay in Japan he formed a group called Ghostpop, where he gained local buzz in Tokyo, before returning to the U.S. In 2015 he moved to Baltimore where he started developing music under the JPEGMAFIA name.
Hendricks currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
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Jambinai sound less like a band than a force of nature, fusing the full dramatic range of post-rock dynamics to Korean folk roots to create an exhilarating, vivid and unique fusion. Their instrumental music is coloured by Kim's fiddle-like haegum, Ilwoo Lee's guitar and piri (a Korean flute made of bamboo) and Eun Youg Sim's geomungo, a Korean zither. They met studying traditional music at Korea's National University of Arts, and found they were united by a desire to present such music in a new way, "to communicate with the ordinary person who doesn't listen to Korean traditional music," says Lee, the band's principal writer. This makeover, however, eschews previous Korean modernists, who Lee says have used western classical music or jazz, for a molten fusion of metal, rock and experimental sound. "We're darker than other Korean traditional bands," Lee adds, with considerable understatement.Source: http://bellaunion.com/artists/jambinai/
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The last time drummer Brendan Canty and bassist Joe Lally were in a band together, they were the rhythmic architects for Fugazi, an organization whose decade and a half of disciplined progressivism provided a necessary bridge between the zenith of late-punk expression and everything alternative in rock that followed. In 2016, the two were enlisted by guitarist Anthony Pirog in a conspiracy to subvert and reimagine the power trio, bringing fully into the 21st Century a form that may have reached near perfection with Hendrix's Band of Gypsys on the very first day of the 1970s.Source: http://www.groundcontroltouring.com/artists/the-messthetics
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Shane Lee Lindstrom (born February 11, 1994), professionally known as Murda Beatz, is a Canadian hip hop record producer from Fort Erie, Ontario. He is noted for producing songs such as "No Shopping" by rapper French Montana, "Back on Road" by rapper Gucci Mane, Murda has also produced several tracks for various artists such as Drake, Migos, Travis Scott and PartyNextDoor, among others. As of 2017, Lindstrom plans to release his second mixtape, Keep God First 2.
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