Mansfield.TYA is a duo of musicians Julia Lanoë (voice, guitar, piano) and Carla Pallone (violin, piano, harmonium, voice) from Nantes, France. They met in 2002. The name " Mansfield" comes from June Mansfield wife of the writer Henry Miller and friend of Anaïs Nin (from where also the name of their first album " June"). The duo was seen and noticed for its intimate, beautifully tensed music at the openings of such artists as Cat Power, PJ Harvey, Erik Truffaz, Camille, Elysian Fields, CocoRosie and others.
Born during winter 1997, Les Skalopes, a band from Bures sur Yvette (Paris suburbs) strides fervently over concert halls, festivals and ballrooms to make people know their music : ska music mixed with a punkrock spirit, and powered by a boosting rhythm section, a generous brass section and the energetic voice of their female singer, mocking the shortcoming of modern societies. The 10 musicians share their passion of music through more than 150 concerts, sharing the stage with The Toasters, The Slackers...
1. Oz is a Finnish heavy metal band in the 80's. They're not very well known these days but they were among the first and most succesful bands and did some solid groundwork for the Finnish metal scene that blooms today. The band retired after releasing the "Roll the Dice" album, but reunited, located in Sweden, in February 2010. The band has, until this day, released 5 studio albums, 1 EP, Two singles and has appeared on "Scandinavian Metal Attack" splits 1 & 2.
Chris Carrier: There are two kinds of DJs: those whose goal is to make a name for themselves and those whose goal is to make music - and let the rest follow. Parisian Chris Carrier is among the latter. For more than a dozen years he's been an underground icon, churning out more than one-hundred records and remixes for a host of labels including Adult Only, Catwash, Brique Rouge, Get Physical, Ghostly, Supplement Facts and many more. Too busy working to chase a spot in the limelight, Carrier is nevertheless rightly revered as one of the most gifted, prolific producers on the dance scene.
Acid Washed consists of Richard d’Alpert and Andrew Claristidge two childhood friends who became talented producers and have now signed on Record Makers of Paris, France. They claim there a two-man process primarily, deteriorating sound amongst souvenirs, friends, home studios and analogue equipment. The result is a fusion of late nineties filter house and DFA disco anthems that acknowledges the influence of Chicago and Detroit without being overly reverential. Throw names like Steve Reich, Giorgio Moroder into the hat as well if you like, but don’t dwell on them.
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (March 12, 1837 - March 29, 1911) was a French organist and composer. Alexandre Guilmant was born in Boulogne-sur-Mer. A student of his father, then of Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens, he became an organist and teacher in his place of birth. In 1871 he was appointed as organist of la Trinité church in Paris, a position that he held for 25 years. From then on he followed a career as a virtuoso; he gave concerts in Europe as well as in the United States. He died in Meudon in 1911.
This southwest Virginia four-piece draws stylistic cues from mid-nineties punk mixed with ska, hardcore, and metal. Much like their musical influences, their lyrical content runs the gamut as well. Songs about zombies, video games, and daytime television hosts are mixed with songs about more serious topics. Fire At Will is musically unique, often amusing, and always entertaining.
La Grand Sophie, born July 18, 1969 in Thionville, is a French singer songwriter who started her career in the mid 90's alternative Parisian music scene. She grew up in Port-de-Bouc near Marseilles. She created "kitchen music," which she describes as "a mid 90's movement that sees little difference between musical activity and other daily tasks." When she was 13, she started a band with her brother and neighbor. She played the guitar.
Born on the 6 October 1968 in Provins, France, Dominique Ané is the only child of a teacher and a homemaker. A loner throughout his teenage years, he was passionate about literature and music from a young age. He was interested in punk but, at the age of 14, at the beginning of the 1980s, he started to appreciate the dark romanticism of the New Wave movement. After completing high school he studied humanities for a year while holding a range of odd jobs, including a spell as a utility man for an FM radio station in Nantes, where his family lived.