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Paul Hardcastle

British synth player, born December 10, 1958. Enjoyed success on the scene in the early 80's before breaking into the mainstream with "19", an international smash which spent five weeks at number one in the UK. In the latter half of the 1980s he specialised in work. He made the theme tunes for Top of The Pops and Saturday Live, popular British entertainment shows. Paul now records mainly under the pseudonym Jazzmasters. Early tracks of note include the popular 'Rain Forest' and 'King Tut', both were big dance hits in the U.S.

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Backlash

There are more than one band with the name Backlash. 1) Backlash from New Jersey were formed in 1991, the band recorded and released a demo, two 7"s and a 12" and played over 300 shows. They played hardcore inspired by legendary NYHC bands like Judge, Leeway, Cro-Mags and Sick of It All. 2) Formed in Scotland, a punk band of the early 90s, Backlash were popular for their chaotic live shows and musical intensity.

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A.Human

A.Human hail from the Dalston area of London. They tell stories about love, the damned, the strange and everything in-between. Vintage keyboards punctuate soaring triggered samples while rolling drums form an epic backdrop to wry and amusing lyrics. They draw influence from the disco soul of DFA and thoughtful dance music of New Order through to the art school originality of Talking Heads and lo-fi electronica of Arthur Russell. Their universally highly praised live performances are as chaotic and unpredictable as they are refreshingly thrilling and engaging.

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Nightlife

There are at least six artists under the name "Nightlife". 1) If you are looking for the synth-pop duo band called Nightlife (Darin Rajabian and Caroline Myrick) from Ann Arbor, Michigan, please visit http://www.nightlifepop.com 2) Nightlife is a 5 piece hardcore/punkrock/screamo band from Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Spring 2009 they released their debut EP "Spread Your Wings", recorded at the Vleesbrother studio in Sint-Niklaas.

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mind.in.a.box

Hailing from Vienna, Austria, mind.in.a.box is an electronic music duo formed in 2002, consisting of Stefan Poiss (music & vocals) and Markus Hadwiger (lyrics) whose "technopop" sound can be described as a cross between futurepop and progressive trance. Their songs feature monologues, snippets of audio logs and conversations that combine to tell a story that spans their albums. Together, they form a mysterious epic that draws on science fiction, fantasy and noir fiction. Discography: * Lost Alone (LP, 2004)

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Madeon

Hugo Leclercq (born May 30, 1994), known by his stage name Madeon, is a self-described "electro-pop-house-whatever" producer from Nantes, France. Leclercq started composing music at the age of 11, and adopted a style under the name "Madeon" in 2010. In the fall of that year, at the age of just 16, he gained popularity for his award-winning remix of The Island by Pendulum which was praised by the likes of Skrillex and Pendulum front-man Rob Swire.

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Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra

Amanda Palmer meets band The Grand Theft Orchestra CD backed in Kickstarter:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amandapalmer/amanda-palmer-the-new-record-art-book-and-tour?ref=home_popular "hi folks, it's AFP. this is my first BIG, LEGIT studio album undertaking since breaking from a major label. i've spent four years writing the songs for this record, and more recently, putting together the perfect band, The Grand Theft Orchestra, comprised of genius musicians/arrangers/programmers MICHAEL MCQUILKEN, CHAD RAINES, and JHEREK BISCHOFF.

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Ronin

RONIN is the name of multiple musical acts. 1.) Ronin aka Jonathan Axelsson was born in Sweden, and got in touch with music very early in life since both his father and grandfather were musicians. As a young boy he started playing drums, and then continued with piano lessons. In the mid 90's he discovered a new type of music that would change his life forever. The music he heard was called deep house, and struck Jonathan's heart immediately. He now started to produce music in a more serious matter and in 1997 he got in touch with Johan Bacto, which later formed the label PlackTown Sounds.

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