Julia Shammas Holter is a classically-trained keytarist from Echo Park. After infiltrating Human Ear Music headquarters dressed as an intern, she wrote and recorded her own release on the label. Her music is witty, surreal and optimistic. She plays without sarcasm in the terrains that divide sentimentality, passion, and control. Her songs are written instinctively, and treated with an off-kilter fastidiousness, working orchestral variety from minimal instrumentation.
Leon Somov has been creating music for more than 10 years. His musical carrier began in a metal band, and much later he became a member of a popular Lithuanian rock band InCulto. At present, he is studying audio engineering in SAE institute in London. A FREE Leon Somov feat. Jazzu: Offline Remixed (Sutemos021) and Leon Somov feat. Jazzu: Offline EP (Sutemos018) is available for download at Sutemos Netlabel. More info:
The Liberation Music Orchestra is a big band project by US-american jazz bassist Charlie Haden; jazz pianist Carla Bley is also one of the founders of the project. Their music is best characterized as some sort of big band free jazz, with the music dealing with rather revolutinary themes derived from the Spanish civil war, the rebellion and the civil wars in Latin America of the sixties and seventies, from the Vietnam war, and from the civil wars in Middle America. Some of the pieces are arrangements for big band of traditionals or songs from e.
Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, composer and performer (born Dec. 29th 1973 in Trondheim, Norway), finished composition studies at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo in 2000. Her compositions have been performed by Oslo Sinfonietta, The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Arve Tellefsen, Cikada and Vertavo string quartets, Quatuor Renoir, ticom, Crash Ensemble, Torben Snekkestad, Spunk, Frode Haltli and Poing among others.
Having been born in the 80s, Lee had to rely on his Dad's extensive collection of early funk, soul and disco for decent musical inspiration. The likes of Stevie Wonder, Bootsy Collins and Prince have a lot to answer for regarding Lee's early infatuation with funk-ladden house grooves. Introduced to production via the lethal combination of the Commodore Amiga and the legendary OctaMED tracker, Lee was just 13 when he was laying down tunes. But it was DJ-ing that first truly enticed him into the pleasures of aural entertainment.
Stardust was a French house band. Formed in Paris, France, it was a one-time musical collaboration consisting of producers Thomas Bangalter, Alan Braxe and vocalist Benjamin Diamond. The short-lived group released the popular club track titled "Music Sounds Better With You" in 1998. "Music Sounds Better with You", which had its basis in a sample from "Fate" by Chaka Khan, was conceived in the Rex Club in Paris, where Bangalter, Braxe, and Diamond were performing as a live trio. Bangalter and Braxe created the instrumental, which Diamond instinctively sang the title words over.
Black Light Burns is an American alternative / hard rock band from California with industrial and gothic aspects, created by Wes Borland. The band's recording lineup consists of Borland himself, along with Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv), and Josh Freese (The Vandals, A Perfect Circle,Nine Inch Nails,Devo). Their debut album, Cruel Melody, was released in early 2007.
Mojave 3 are a dream pop/folk band which formed in Reading, England in 1993. The band consists of Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar), Rachel Goswell (vocals, guitar, bass), Simon Rowe (guitar), Alan Forrester (organ, vocals), and Ian McCutcheon (drums). Goswell, Halstead and McCutcheon were previously members of the shoegaze band Slowdive. The band initially existed as a trio consisting of Halstead, Goswell, and McCutcheon (hence the "3" in their name).
Following the success of Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas comes diskJokke, a.k.a. Joachim Dyrdahl the latest in a string of exciting and innovative artists hailing from the respected Oslo electronica scene. diskJokke was discovered by Oslo-Disco luminary Prins Thomas, who immediately signed three tunes to his Full Pupp label (released on two 12” singles). Almost simultaneously in Germany, M.A.N.D.Y and the Get Physical gang signed diskJokke for five other tunes (spread on two 12” singles) to their new Get Physical sub label, Kindisch.