Dabrye (pronounced “DAB-ree”) is just one alias of Ghostly artist Tadd Mullinix, who explores hip-hop with head-nodding beats and saw-tooth bass lines, with a keen eye to forward-thinking production and rhythms. Dabrye has earned considerable praise from both the hip-hop underground (Jay Dee, Jurassic 5) and the electronic music press, earning him a Next 100 mention from URB in 2002 and praise from publications as diverse as Rolling Stone to The Wire.
There are at least two bands named 'Departure Lounge': 1) London four-piece alternative rock band, formed in 1988. 2) Christchurch, New Zealand downbeat/jazz band, led by Oakley Grenell aka O.G. The London four-piece Departure Lounge has been composing their own brand of alternative rock since the late '90s. Frontman Tim Keegan, who used to play guitar with Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians, formed Departure Lounge with guitarist Chris Anderson, percussionist Lindsay Jamieson, and bassist Jake Kyle.
Nick Woodmansey is the man behind the project Emanative bringing together and creating the posse of acclaimed musicians namely; 'Level' Neville Malcolm, Jessica Lauren and Ben Hadwen. Emanative's music has now blossomed into the album 'Space' due out later this year on Futuristica Music. It has got contributions and collaborations from the talents of Heidi Vogel, Deborah Jordan, Liz Elensky, Marc Rapson, ----------- etc.
Swedish Jenny Wilson makes elegant and sophisticated pop music with hints of synthpop. Her self-produced solo debut, Love & Youth, on which she also plays every instrument, was released to much critical acclaim in 2005. Music journalists ranked it as one of the best Swedish albums of the year. As a teenager in the early 90s, Jenny Wilson - born in 1975 - originally wanted to become a writer. At that time she discovered PJ Harvey's Rid of Me, an album that inspired her so much that she decided to give up on her writing career and focus on music.
There at least two different representatives of the name Twine. 1) Baltimore, Maryland's Greg Malcolm and San Diego, California's Chad Mossholder comprise a unique musical entity. Twine is the culmination of their extended history, which includes their acclaimed 2002 LP Recorder for France's Bip-Hop and their distinguished catalogue for Chicago's Hefty Records and Sweden's Komplott. Their sound contains a mysterious and unresolved quality, the result of the musical relationship which the group's two main practitioners share.
(1) Naomi is a German electronic duo. So far, they have released three albums, Everyone Loves You and Pappelallee, and Aquarium (2) Naomi is a singer who has released electronic music in The Netherlands, being produced by a Dutch duo, consisting of D. van de Plas and R. Sauer. The biggest club hit by Naomi is without a doubt State Of Mind (3) Naomi is a progressive/alternative rock band from Montreal, Canada. Their debut record Shelters and Lullabies was self-released in late 2006.
Marsen Jules is one of the aliases for the musical output of Martin Juhls from Dortmund/Germany. As Marsen Jules he concerns himself with compression of atmosphere and emotion in the most abstract sense, based on carefully selected sound fragments and quotations. Maybe one could think of ordinary sampling, but Marsen Jules processes another step further. Neither the sampled sound nor the Instrument itself is centered in his work, actually its the particular moment, where the authenticity...
Chambao is a flamenco-electronic band originally from Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, known for a 'flamenco chill' sound that fuses flamenco sounds and palos (forms) with electronic music. The name of the band is taken from an improvised form of beach tent that is constructed as a means of sheltering from the wind and sun. The band started by a trio of musicians from Malaga: María del Mar Rodríguez Carnero (aka La Mari), Eduardo and Dani (who left the band in 2005).
When Guatemalan son Juan Carlos Barrios retreated to the rural countryside near lake Atitlan (after the break-up of his hugely successful band Bohemia Suburbana) to write some new music, sartori struck, and he found his deepest inspiration in the very sights and sounds of the homeland he had always taken for granted. The sights and sounds of old men discussing politics, chicken truck horns, dusty generations-old salsa and jazz records...
There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Bonobo is Simon Green, British producer, composer, musician and DJ. With the experimental warmth of '60s french films and the pizzicato flavor of breakbeats, Bonobo established a niche of post-party chill-out. Green debuted in 1999 from Brighton at 18 years old with a track on Tru Thoughts Recordings' When Shapes Join Together compilation. Though tempted by offers from Mute and XL after the official issue of "The Scuba EP" and the "Terrapin" single, Green stuck with Tru Thoughts for the acclaimed debut LP Animal Magic.