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Franco Battiato

Franco Battiato (born 1945 in Sicily, Italy) is an Italian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker and painter.
He is considered one of the most original personalities in music from the 1970s to now. Battiato's songs are dreamy, controversial collages of images and sensations, very experimental and convoluted, rich of esoteric, philosophical and East Asian religious themes. His collaborations (from 1994 onward) with the nihilistic-cynical philosopher Manlio Sgalambro have added further depth to his apparently nonsensical lyrics...

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Komputer

Komputer is the project of two London-based synth-meisters: Simon Leonard and David Baker, releasing on Mute Records. The duo have been writing, mixing and producing together for over 25 years, formerly in I Start Counting & Fortran 5. Their new album is Synthetik. Their sound is rigorously electronic and their tracks deal with such diverse subjects as: Russian cosmonauts, rubbish compactors and mobile phone ringtones. Musical antecedents and influences include Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, Syd Barrett and Brian Eno.

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The Advent

The Advent may refer to the alias of techno artist Cisco Ferreira or the Christian metalcore band. aka Cisco Ferreira Longtime advocates of sonic terrorism even before banding together as the Advent in 1993, Cisco Ferreira and Colin McBean's assault on conventional techno flourished in part because of abundant glimpses into related styles, from electro and hip-hop to techno. Soon after leaving school, Ferreira began working as an engineer at Jack Trax Records, a job which enabled him to glimpse first-hand the work of such auteurs as Derrick May and Marshall Jefferson.

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Electric Youth

Electric Youth is a canadian duo based in Toronto, formed by Austin Garrick and Bronwyn Griffin. They grew up together and started producing demos emulating 80's synthpop tunes. They appeared on the well-known compilation "Valerie and Friends" and also were featured on the debut albums of Grum and College. The duo launched their very first single officially in 2011, following the success of their song 'A Real Hero' with College from the movie "Drive". They are working on their debut album, set for a 2013 release.

Read more about Electric Youth on Last.fm.

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Fred Falke

Fred Falke met Alan Braxe in the military. Before that he was a funk bass player, but after an accidental meeting with Braxe years later they decided to collaborate as a dance music producing duo. In the heydays of what now is called french house, which was fronted by the likes of Daft Punk and Cassius, they released several singles (underground but highly appreciated) on the French Roulé and Vulture Music labels.

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Culture Club

Culture Club was a popular 1980s pop group, perhaps most noticeable for their gender-bending frontman Boy George. The other members of the band were Roy Hay on guitars and keyboards, Mikey Craig playing bass and Jon Moss (ex Damned, London, Adam and the Ants) on drums. Their first album, 1982's Kissing to Be Clever, became a major international hit, spawning the hit singles "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" (which went 'all the way' in the BBC-Charts in late 1982), "Time (Clock of the Heart)", and "I'll Tumble 4 Ya".

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Automelodi

Automelodi is the main musical project of Canadian songwriter/producer Xavier Paradis formerly known as Arnaud Lazlaud and later as Echo-Kitty, playing since the mid 90's in the purest Neue Deutsche Welle and Fad Gadget styles.
They released their debut album "Automelodi" in August 2010.

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Knightlife

1. Knightlife is an Australian House DJ from Melbourne signed to Cutters Records. Biggest record is "All Systems". Remixes include tracks from Alex Gopher, Cut Copy, Bag Raiders and Midnight Juggernauts. http://www.myspace.com/dancewithknightlife 2. Knightlife is an American Pop Band signed to Blisstunes Recording Corp. and based in Los Angeles, Ca. Knightlife "Idol Maker" In a land far far away, somewhere on the gritty streets of Hollywood...

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