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The Herd

There is more than one band called The Herd. 1. The Herd is a hip-hop group from suburban Sydney. They have released four full-length albums since 2001's self-titled debut. Unusually for a hip-hop outfit, The Herd's full band format permits dynamic live shows. The Herd's members include MCs Ozi Batla, Urthboy and Berzerkatron, Unkle Ho (beats), Traksewt (piano accordion, clarinet and beats), Sulo (beats and guitar), Toe-Fu (guitar), Rok Poshtya (bass) and singer Jane Tyrrell. Their songs often feature politically-oriented lyrics.

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Flotel

Flotel is the nom de plume of Leigh Toro a resident of Nottingham UK. His debut album 'Wooden Beard' was released on Expanding Records in 2005. the 12"ep 'Bosso Fataka" can be obtained from Arable Records. Leigh is also a member of 'Mountebank' an electronic audio/visual performance collective who can be found playing live at various venues around the UK.
Leigh has also started a label with Morgan Caney called 'Laboratoire Plastique' and the first 7" is ready for immenent release (more details to follow)

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Jean Michel Jarre

Born Jean-Michel André Jarre on 24 August 1948 in Lyon, France this composer, performer and music producer has performed under the name Jean Michel Jarre since 1991. He is regarded as a pioneer in the electronic, synthpop and New Age genres, as well as an organiser of outdoor spectacles of his music which feature lights, laser displays and fireworks. This includes the 1997 New Guinness Book of Records entry for the biggest concert ever with 3.5 million watching at Moscow's 850th anniversary. Jarre has sold an estimated 80 million albums and singles.

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Pictureplane

Pictureplane is the stage name of electronic musician Travis Egedy. He first appeared in the music scene of Denver, Colorado, making a name for himself at the Rhinoceropolis club. His recent album, Dark Rift, attracted attention when it was well-received by Pitchfork and other critics.

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Tajmahal

Star circus is the first Solo album of Tajmahal aka Stephane Gallay (plus some additional friends). Tajmahalüfs style of composition shows his music as a bridge between trance and downtempo rythms. His key is to follow the path of his feelings in the music he composes. The list of guest artists and producers was chosen at the beginning of 2006.This album was pre-mastered at Quest 4 goa studio, Matosinhos, Portugal

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Solitary Experiments

Solitary Experiments formed in 1994 as a collaboration between Dennis Schober and Michael Thieleman, who had briefly collaborated before as 'Plague'. The following years saw occasional live shows and the release of a couple of demo tapes before the song 'God, Where Are You?' from the 'New Violent Breed' compilation in 1999, which would become a hit in their native Germany as well as Holland and the USA. Their debut album 'Final Approach' was released on Machinery later that year.

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