If you’re a mixtape fan or follow the underground hip hop scene, the name Buddy Peace might be a familiar one. London resident Nick Budd has been quietly carving a name for himself with a series of handmade mixes that feature MPC sampler edits alongside more traditional turntablism. In 2003, whilst working at Banquet Records, he formed a formidable partnership with Dylan Richards aka ZILLA. The result was A Friendly Game of Chess - a cut and paste masterpiece that successfully blended a barrage of musical styles and spoken word samples into something truly original.
Boards of Canada are an electronic music duo from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, formed in 1986 and comprised of brothers Mike Sandison (born 1 June 1970) and Marcus Eoin (born 21 July 1971). They have released a number of works, most notably the studio albums Music Has the Right to Children (1998), Geogaddi (2002), and The Campfire Headphase (2005) on the pioneering electronic music label Warp. Their fourth album Tomorrow's Harvest was released in June 2013.
Dementio13 is a Cardiff-based producer/remixer; recording solo since 1999. His music is a curious mix of Krautrock-influenced drones, experimental electro, film soundtracks, post-rock, drum n bass and psychedelia. Dementio13 often deletes his older releases which no longer 'fit' his musical vision; in his own words, "Music is temporary." His back-catalogue is always changing.
He has also been involved in collaborative projects with the international duo Cwtch, the music collective, Sal Boca and his other solo project Diebenkorn.
There are two bands and one solo artist named Outlander: 1) Techno/rave legend from the 90's. 2) Progressive rock band from Wisconsin. Outlander consists of three brothers who have played music together for over 20 years. Blending classic rock influences with newer progressive rock and metal and many others, they have a created a sound uniquely their own. Chris Walczak has vocals and plays bass guitar, Marty Walczak on the drums/percussion, and Scott Walczak with guitars.
Comfort Fit (Boris Mezga) is an electronic music producer known for breaking the boundaries and conventions of genres. Using music codes of genres such as Hiphop, Dubstep and Electro as a mere comic template, Comfort Fit inspires the music enthusiast with his unique and heavy beat techniques. Since 2000 he has released music under a variety of labels, most of his work can be found on Tokyo Dawn Records. http://www.tokyodawn.net/comfort-fit/
Northcape is the ongoing work of a British artist, and can broadly be described as downtempo melodic electronica. Northcape self-released his first CD in 2005, following this with a second independent release ('Detach') in 2007 and an EP ('Some Bright Valley') on the monotonik netlabel. Northcape's latest album is Captured From Static, released by Sun Sea Sky Productions on April 6th 2010. The aim is to express ideas and evoke environments, landscapes and memory rather than to focus on the technology and techniques used.
Mark Pritchard records/has recorded as Harmonic 313, Reload, Link, Troubleman, N.Y. Connection, William Parrott, and Roberto Edwardo Turner(The Returner). His collaborative efforts include Global Communication, Jedi Knights, Link & E621, The Chameleon, Secret Ingredients, and Reload & E621, all with Tom Middleton, Harmonic 33 and Use of Weapons with Dave Brinkworth, Series 7 with Stephen Horne, Shaft with Adrian Hughes, Vertigo with Danny Breaks, 28 East Boyz with Kevin Hann...
Mira Calix, real name Chantal Passamonte, is an artist signed to Warp Records who mixes her intimate vocals with jittering beats and experimental electronic textures. Having previously worked as press officer for Warp Records she quit to concentrate on producing her own material. Her first release on Warp was the "Ilanga" 10" co-produced with Autechre. The "Pin Skeeling" single followed in 1998m notably featuring a Boards of Canada remix.
Musician and composer Jimi Tenor has never settled for the traditional role of a pop artist. He is known as a productive musician whose work lies beyond current trends, and also as a performer who combines the finest elements of afro-american music, spontaneous silliness and shameless glamour in an original way. Besides being a professional musician for almost 20 years, Jimi Tenor (born Lassi Lehto, 1965, Lahti, Finland) has also practised photography, directed short films and designed clothes and musical instruments.
Richard H. Kirk is a British musician specializing in electronic music. He first came to prominence in the 1970s as a member of the seminal industrial band Cabaret Voltaire. His first release as a solo artist, Disposable Half Truths, came in 1980 and he maintained a career as a solo artist alongside Cabaret Voltaire until the band's dissolution in 1994. It was during the 1990s that his solo output increased considerably.