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?').
Denmarks second capital Aarhus harboured their first two short playing EPs (released exclusively on 10 vinyl by Auditory Designs) and was a well-kept secret amongst DJs and nu jazz connoisseurs. By now the city once again lays ground to their fables from the World Seas. Analogik has settled as a quartet and invited additional guests for this first full cycle. Due to the foursomes different backgrounds, their music isnt easily categorised.
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.
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.
Clipse is a critically acclaimed hip hop duo that formed in Norfolk, Virginia in 1992. The duo is made up of brothers Gene "Malice" Thornton and Terrence "Pusha T" Thornton, who is also currently signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music label. They met Pharrell, of the producing duo, The Neptunes, in 1993, he formed a working relationship with the duo and helped them secure a contract with Elektra Records.