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Spex

There is more than one artist with this name. 1. Spex is Russian progressive dj & producer. He fell in love with electronic music in early 1999, when he bought his first Korg N5 synthesizer and learned his first Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 sequencer. Since that time he started to make progress to become one day a real professional. Now these dreams finally are coming true 2. Spex is a Hip-Hop artist from Johannesburg, South Africa who was active in the 1990's.
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Van Halen

Van Halen is a band which formed in 1972 in Pasadena, California, United States. The band was originally called Mammoth and changed their name to Van Halen by 1974. The band's first studio album, "Van Halen", released in 1978, is widely regarded as a milestone in rock music. With this first release, the band, featuring David Lee Roth on vocals, Michael Anthony on bass, and Dutch-born Edward Van Halen on guitars (and also keyboards later) and brother Alex Van Halen on drums, established itself as a leader in the emerging and commercially successful U.

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BANKS

Effortlessly balancing her gift for honest, poetic perspectives on love and humanity with a voice that gained her overnight attention from the music industry’s most important curators – Banks is poised for massive things in 2013. Drawing from inspirations like Fiona Apple and Miss Lauryn Hill, Banks focuses on the duality of soulful earthly emotion and ethereal atmospheric sounds. The Los Angeles native and self-taught pianist, vocalist, and songwriter will release her debut EP on IAMSOUND in early 2013.

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Bootleg Beatles

This year, the world-renowned Bootleg Beatles celebrate 30 years together with a 15-date UK tour of major venues with their acclaimed homage to the Fab Four. Neil Harrison (Bootleg John Lennon); Andre Barreau (Bootleg George) and David Catlin-Birch (Bootleg Paul) met in 1979 when they were all cast in the hit West-End production, Beatlemania. When the show finished its run the band, knowing the repertoire inside out, decided to continue performing it and thus The Bootleg Beatles, along with the entire tribute genre, was born.

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Gran Ronde

Named after a river in vocalist/guitarist Christopher Pearson's home state of Oregon, New Wave/post-punk revivalists Gran Ronde got their start in 2004. Based in Los Angeles, Pearson, Bryan Hobbs (bass), Fernando Sanchez (drums) and Neil Parek (guitar) performed at SXSW in March 2008 and released their debut album, Secret Rooms, on Filter US Recordings the same year.

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The Absolute

Inspired by the eastern philosophy of “the absolute”, a concept in which a divine reality exists that transcends everyday being and ordinary life, the Absolute has embarked on a journey to inspire people to awaken their social consciousness. At age eight, lead singer Phil Ross knew he was destined for something greater in life. Raised in Orange County, CA, Phil studied music and theatre. Inspired heavily by Bill Medley (The Righteous Brothers), Brian Wilson, and Black Francis (The Pixies), he developed the skills he needed to one day have his voice heard. Yet, he was a band of one.

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The Internet

There are at least three artists known as The Internet: 1. The Internet is a hip-hop/soul duo and one of many sub-groups within the Los Angeles, California hip-hop collective OFWGKTA. It consists of Odd Future's sound engineer, audio mixer, and live DJ Syd Tha Kyd on vocals and Matt Martian of The Jet Age Of Tomorrow on production. The duo released their debut LP, Purple Naked Ladies, digitally on December 20, 2011.

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