Shovell is the percussionist from M People. He has released dance tracks with many dance acts. Website: http://mpeople.webeden.co.uk
Born and raised on Detroits westside in the late 60's Norm's addiction to music began at an early age.By the age of 13 years old Norm's diverse musical outlook consisted of Disco,Progressive,Jazz.Starting off Norm collected good music(45's-8-tracks-Vinyl)with proceeds earned from his paper route and eventually was introduced to Ken Collier who just happened to live 3 blocks over so needless to say most of the Disco and Progressive I attained was through Ken who was a DJ mentor for me.At this point and time I only had one turntable an eight-track player a receiver and some speakers.
They say curiosity killed the cat, but for this cat curiosity only made him stronger as he was driven to search for new sounds in early hip hop and beyond harvesting each sound into his unique production style of today. “Im layin’ the foundation down” declares Alix Alvarez as he raps about past present and future. Born and raised in The Bronx, NYC this humble cat has been making waves in the music game for quite sometime. Nourished on vinyl selections of disco, soul and salsa by his parents in his formative years, Alix was conditioned to be a musical mastermind at an early age.
Joe Claussell has a passion and he wants to share it with you. A modern-day renaissance man, this New York-based re-mixer, retailer, producer, and global DJ is also a prolific business man; one who approaches all his projects with sincerity and intensity; qualities he infuses into everything he touches. In his latest role as owner of Spiritual Life Music, he intends to guide the world to a new way of looking at and listening to world music.
Yolanda be cool is a House artist out of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The following is a quote from the artists MySpace "myspace.com/yolandabecool" Influences: "Congas, bongos, tartalet recordings, old school hip hop, zombie disco squad, german saunas, solo, oliver $, the sweat familia, weirdos, jesse rose, mastiksoul, coffee..." "Oh...And basically teki latek aka on his label Sound Pellegrino...
Harmony & Soul & Groove – just some aspects of Ralf’s uplifting music. With a feeling for the right vibe, Ralf GUM played at more than 250 German and international spots. The "Airport" (Wuerzburg/Germany) got the living-room for his interpretation of house in 1998. Since then he captures the enthusiastic crowd every Friday night and played alongside with world’s top Guest-DJs. Since 2006 you can enjoy Ralf’s unique sound at "Climax" (Stuttgart) and since 2008 at Frankfurt’s new in-location APT as well. Besides this, Ralf’s steadily travelling all over for gigs...
Soul is an Ethiopian musician and painter living in Paris. He considers Mulatu Astatke his spiritual father. He began writing songs at twelve years old when his father taught him to play the kissar, an ancient East African lyre. He works solely with a dusty 808 and traditional Ethiopian instruments in order to create melancholic folk house.
Soul grew up in Addis Ababa, but left home for secondary school in Cairo.
Adeva (born Patricia Daniels in 1960) is a female African American house music and R&B artist from Paterson, New Jersey, United States, and the youngest of six children. Her style ranges between diva vamp and gospel ballad, and earned her a couple of well-deserved top 20 hits in 1989. Her solo releases never topped the charts but her performances on an album by dance heavyweight Frankie Knuckles were received with acclaim. Adeva was always huge in the dance clubs in both the UK and USA. In 1996 EMI Gold released the compilation "Ultimate Adeva" to showcase her work hitherto.
Veteran UK electronic producer Dave Lee (aka Joey Negro) is one of the few people who can glide effortlessly from the chilly depths of the “underground” to the moneyfied glitz of commercial music, while keeping both his dignity and his wide-ranging fan-base intact. Having moved on recently from the cool ad-friendly, chill-out throb of his Jakatta moniker, Dave has embarked upon a series of production projects including developing and producing new electro- rockers The Like Me’s due to release their first album at the end of this year.