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The Night Lights

Official homepage | Facebook | Spotify The Night Lights is a two-piece / duo from Asheville, North Carolina. The band consists of Kie Cochran and Danny Peck (who also produces electronic music under the alias Dep). The Night Lights produce melodic, electronically rooted songs crafted to excite the mind and awaken the soul. Together, some of their influences include Ulrich Schnauss, Hammock, Explosions in the Sky, The Album Leaf, Brian Eno, M83, and Sigur Ros.

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Lou Donaldson

Lou Donaldson (born 1926) is a ist, born in Badin, North Carolina. He is best known for his soulful, bluesy approach to the alto , although in his formative years he was, as many were of the era, heavily influenced by Charlie Parker's improvisational approach. His first recordings were with emissaries Milt Jackson and Thelonious Monk in 1952, and lead several small groups with other luminaries such as er Blue Mitchell, pianist Horace Silver and the indomitable skinsman, Art Blakey.

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Death Rattle

There are 2 artists associated with this name:-
1) London based electronic duo. More releases soon.
2) Russian death metal band who released the 'Display Of Human Essence' EP in 2003.

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Major League

1. Major League are a pop punk band from New Jersey. They're five guys doing what they love, playing pop punk. Hailing from Mullica Hill, New Jersey, they formed back in May of 2007. They recently recorded a new 7 song tell all EP "The Truth Is..." which was just released on November 23, 2010. For more information check out http://www.myspace.com/majorleaguenj 2. A collaboration between trance producers Armin van Buuren and Tiësto.

Read more about Major League on Last.fm.

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Phonte

Phonte (b. Phonte Coleman) is an American rapper and a member of acclaimed North Carolina Duo with Rapper Big Pooh, Little Brother. His rhymes tend to be no-frills tales of working-class life. In addition to records by Little Brother, Phonte has also released a collaboration album with Dutch producer Nicolay under the group name Foreign Exchange, entitled Connected, and guested on numerous records by other artists, most notably from the Justus League collective. He has recorded R&B-flavoured output as a singer under the name Percy Miracles.

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J. Cole

Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985 in Frankfurt, Germany), better known simply as J. Cole, is an American rapper and producer from Fayetteville, North Carolina. He is best known for being the first artist to be signed to Jay-Z's label Roc Nation after Jay heard his single Lights Please. He released his debut mixtape The Come Up in 2007 and followed this up with 2009's The Warm Up and 2010's Friday Night Lights. He is now working on his highly anticipated but yet untitled debut album.

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Lost in the Trees

Lost in the Trees is a folk orchestra from Chapel Hill, NC, led by composer and songwriter Ari Picker. Initially a bedroom recording project, Lost in the Trees has grown from a solo effort to a full symphonic band, sometimes numbering over a dozen members. After releasing his self-titled album on Trekky Records, Ari attended the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA, further immersing himself in the historic realm of classical composition.

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