King Britt is a pioneer of all things soulful, rhythmically textured and melodically provocative. This Philadelphia native has found a way to escape the strictures of a single category of music by expressing his creations through deep house, hip-hop, broken beat, nu-jazz, funk and afro-tech. Whether it’s film scoring for Hollywood, rocking the playa at Burning Man or consulting for the leading urban lifestyle brands, there are no limits to what King Britt will do next.
scarlet/blonde The founder members, Dawn Firth and Ditch, met at age 4 and were always destined to work together. A class photo from back then has the words “Dawn’s boyfriend” inscribed by Dawns father beneath Ditch’s picture- so the chemistry was clearly obvious from day one. In the intervening years, Dawn became a guitar virtuoso by learning every note from every Iron Maiden song alone in her room and picking up String and Guitar Endorsements on the way through her unbelievable, unique, self-taught technique.
The Vines are an Australian alternative rock band originally formed as Rishikesh in 1994 in Sydney. They play a musical hybrid of 1960s garage rock and 1990s alternative music. Until 2011, their line-up consisted of vocalist and lead guitarist Craig Nicholls, rhythm guitarist Ryan Griffiths, bass guitarist Brad Heald, and drummer Hamish Rosser. In December of 2011, Channel presenter Jane Gazzo confirmed via Twitter that Griffiths and Rosser had been "sacked" from the band.
Hercules and Love Affair is a musical project from New York formed in 2007 by DJ Andy Butler. Members include Nomi, Kim Ann Foxman and Antony Hegarty (lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons). It is signed to DFA Records. Their single "Blind" was released on 3 March,2008, and their debut album (produced by Butler and Tim Goldsworthy) was released on 10 March. The album has been critically well-received and charted in the top 40 in several countries.
EMF were an indie/alternative dance band which formed in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England in 1989 and best known for their 1990 hit "Unbelievable". The band consisted of James Atkin (vocals, guitar), Ian Dench (guitar, keyboards), Derry Brownson (keyboard, samples), Zach Foley (bass) and Mark Decloedt (drums). The band originally disbanded in 1997 and reformed in 2001. Foley died of a drug overdose in January 2002 and the band only played four more shows that year before disbanding once more. The band re-formed for a second reunion in 2007, which ended in May of 2009.
Agnelli & Nelson, the collective name of Northern Irish pair Chris Agnelli and Robbie Nelson (who also produce under the names Afterburn, Cortez, Green Atlas, A&N Project, and Quincey & Sonance), writers and producers of dance music, are notable for helping to define the genre of Trance music since 1997. Since 1997, Chris Agnelli and Robbie Nelson have been writing and producing dance music, of which their hits El Nino and Everyday have become classics of their genre. They have to date produced five top 30 hits in the United Kingdom, and countless remixes, from Armin van Buuren to U2.
Soundhacker is an electronic duo from the UK producing crunchy beats, jittery textures and manipulated audio slivers. Releases to date include singles with AMP BIT IF GO Recordings, Meanwhile, Smallfish and Cactus Island Recordings, their debut album is due for release soon. Expect syncopated clicks, crackles, and crumpled digital noise, sustained evolving textures, melodic tones and robust gritty elements. Myspace http://www.myspace.com/soundhackeraudio Website http://www.soundhacker.me.uk
Rage Sadler & Elliot Jackson started writing together in early 2009. Throughout the year they auditioned bass players, eventually finding Dan Mailer who coincidentally lived a few streets away from Elliot and where the band originally practiced. Two of the first songs they worked on ended up on the band's debut E.P. these would become Lies of the Forsaken and Violent Metal. Later that year the songs Helpless Salvation and Unrelenting Chaos were also written the latter starting as an impromptu jam at the bands rehearsals.