Busdriver, whose birth name is Regan Farquhar, is an underground MC hailing from Los Angeles. He is known for his rapid-fire, jazzy, free-association style of hip-hop. Some listeners consider Busdriver to be an abstract rapper. His rhymes sometimes border on dadaist and even pure nonsense, but there is almost always a concrete message amongst his fast-paced, seemingly stream of conciousness rhymes. An interesting thing that sets Busdriver somewhat apart from other rappers is how he raps to the melody in addition to the beat on some songs.
Sera Cahoone is a Seattle based singer-songwriter who got her musical start on the drums at 12 years old. At 21 she left Colorado in favor of Seattle and drummed for indie favorites Carissa's Wierd and later for Band of Horses on their acclaimed release "Everything all the Time." Despite being an accomplished guitar player and songwriter, Sera largely preferred to stay behind the drum kit until one particular tour across the US in 2006.
Experimental crust/black metal-influenced hardcore from Manchester, England. http://pinebarrens.bandcamp.com/
Michael Render, better known by his stage name Killer Mike (born April 20, 1975) is an American rapper, signed to Grind Time Official through the SMC/Fontana Distribution. He made his debut appearance on "Snappin' and Trappin'" on OutKast's 2000 LP Stankonia, and also appeared on the Grammy-winning song, "The Whole World", the single from OutKast's greatest hits album Big Boi and Dre Present...OutKast. He was featured in the movies 20 Funerals, Idlewild, and ATL.
The Brighton based seven-piece progressive-jazz-rock band. Woodwinds, Guitars, Basses, Drums, Singings, Synths, Pianos & Organs meld together to make the musical cake of Diagonal.
http://www.myspace.com/diagonalband There is another band called Diagonal - Diagonal (1999 - 2004) is a Brazilian band from São Paulo influenced mainly by names of the "post-punk/post-hc" as Gang of Four and Jawbox. The musical proposal of the four members of diagonal is clear and explores to the maximum the possibility to try new paths and textures.
Parenthetical Girls is an experimental rock band which formed in 2003 in Everett, Washington, United States. The band currently consists of multi-instrumentalists Zac Pennington, Rachael Jensen, Eddy Crichton and Matt Carlson. Pennington is the only original member remaining in the band. Begun as the home recording project of former childhood friends in the failed mill town of Everett, Washington...
Igorrr (aka Gautier Serre) is a composer of electronic and acoustic music who mixes genres as widely-varying as breakcore, glitch, baroque, death metal, and trip-hop among others. He is based in France and has been composing music since 2006. "Imagine what would be if a church organist goes crazy, learns to growl, masters the wisdom of working with sound on computer, learns to beat drums rhythms in the manner of Slipknot, plays drum machine à la Venetian Snares.