二階堂和美/Nikaido Kazumi/Nikaidoh Kazumi was born in Hiroshima where she began performing with local bands in the early nineties. She moved to Tokyo later in the decade to pursue her musical career more seriously. She has collaborated with a wide range of artists and has released a solo album, 'Mata Otoshi-mashita-yo' ('You Dropped Somthing Again, Didn't You?').
Hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, Choir Of Young Believers is one of the brightest things to come out of Scandinavia this decade. Fronted by the 26 year old Danish, Greek and Indonesian singer, songwriter and guitarist Jannis Noya Makrigiannis, this band has been turning heads all over the world, since the domestic release of their debut album “This Is For The White In Your Eyes” in September 2008, which won them a substantial number of awards.
Cult of Luna are a Swedish Sludge/Post-Metal band formed in 1998 in Umeå, Sweden by guitarist/vocalist Johannes Persson and vocalist Klas Rydberg. After some member hunting and rehearsals CoL had its first line-up consisting of: Klas Rydberg, Johannes Persson, Magnus Lindberg, Erik Olofsson and Fredrik Renstrom. After a short period of time, Fredrik had to leave due to some personal difficulties.
Percee P (b. John Percy Simon, 1971) is an underground hip-hop artist from the Patterson Projects, South Bronx, New York City. He is known in the underground for selling his mixtapes himself at shows and in front of Fat Beats and for his many guest appearances on other alternative and underground hip-hop artists' releases. He has worked with such rappers as Big Daddy Kane, Kool Keith, Lord Finesse, Aesop Rock, Edan, Jurassic 5, C-Rayz Walz, Jaylib, Jedi Mind Tricks, Maestro Fresh Wes, Wildchild, and many more.
As a young kid growing up in San Jose, Chris Manak soon realized he needed an escape from the realities of suburban life in the Silicon Valley. The age of nine was his coming of age. This was the year he discovered sports (Pittsburgh Pirates), video games (Pac man), girls (Anita Balderama), and hip hop ("Rappers Delight"). Alongside partner Sweet Steve, young Chris fashioned primitive mix-tapes (using the pause button) and ran amok at the local roller rink.