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Luke Million

Luke Million is the synth wizard from Australia's premier disco act The Swiss. In between touring and studio sessions with The Swiss, writing music for television and film and giving classical piano recitals; Luke has found time to whip up some disco delights in the form of a solo project. In 2010, Luke via Australian label Future Classic brought us his debut EP Italo Journey / Octobussy, which was a synthesizer odyssey paying homage to his influences.

Read more about Luke Million on Last.fm.

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Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve

Anonymity has become both a gift and a curse for the blogosphere — a “gift” for feeding our hunger, and a “curse” for, well, not informing us as to who is feeding us. Burial has the world eating out of his hand, picking and choosing various publications access and admitting truths like “only five people know I make tunes.” Argh. And then there are the artists that leave you a message that reads: “If you are wondering who we are, we will soon reveal all.. we are planning some wonderful all night parties, we wear belts with huge buckles and we play the best music ever.

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ESG

Since their inception, ESG has affected post-punk, no wave, dance-punk, hip-hop, and various styles of dance music such as house. They fell in with the late '70s and early '80s NYC no wave and post-punk scene, they had their music sampled countless times, and they became a playlist staple at '70s and early '80s dance clubs like the Paradise Garage and the Music Box. ESG (Emerald, Sapphire and Gold) formed in 1978 in the South Bronx.

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Alden Tyrell

Alden Tyrell is a leading contemporary nu-skool disco artist reinventing old disco and electro-funk sounds. He has produced several releases through the Dutch label Clone. His name is coincidentally very similar to the name of the character Dr. Eldon Tyrell in the 1980's science-fiction movie blade runner.

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Weebl

Weebl, (real name Jonti Picking) owner of www.weebls-stuff.com, is a comedic flash animator/musician. Most of his jokes are completely random, or deal with pie in some way. Weebl created the "Weebl and Bob" series of flash animations, which consist of two egg-like objects, a large one named Weebl, and a smaller one named Bob. They talk incoherently, but this problem is fixed with speech bubbles. They have bad grammar (e.g. "You bringed back pie!").

Read more about Weebl on Last.fm.

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Gwen McCrae

Gwen McCrae (b 21 December 1943, Pensacola, Florida) is an American R&B singer best known for her 1975 hit "Rockin’ Chair". Born Gwen Mosley in Pensacola, Florida, she grew up singing in her pentecostal church and later discovered secular singers like Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin. She began performing in local clubs as a teenager, and singing with local groups like the Lafayettes and the Independents. In 1963, she met a young sailor named George McCrae, whom she married within a week.

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