Stereo MCs are a British rap group formed in 1985 in London, England. The group consists of Rob Birch (vocals), Nick "The Head" Hallam (turntables, production), Cath Coffey (backing vocals) and Ian "Owen If" Rossiter (drums). They are best known for their 1992 single "Connected" which was a major hit in the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as a crossover success on American alternative rock radio.
The dirty digger turn party break mystro DJ FDEL. From the humble home of Perth Australia comes the super funk hero, break, hip hop producer! Packed with more cuts and heart stopping melodies than anyone before him. One man production team backed by Downsyde’s DJ ARMEE on the scratches, Fdel takes you on a diverse journey of instrumental beats, bass lines, loops, chops, old skool, nu skool and simply everything with phatness.
After walking away from huge hype and a major label deal in 1999, disappearing completely, UK's Merz (Conrad Lambert to his mum) returned in 2005 with his 2nd album, the critically lauded, Loveheart (released by UK indie Gronland Records). His third album, Moi et Mon Camion (released by Gronland in March 2008), produced the same kind of acclaim from all corners with its mixture of beautiful balladeering, heartfelt tunes, intricate production and a display of Merz
Ben Mono – ambitious multi-player, producer, remixer and in demand DJ from Munich – has built himself a solid reputation in the world of advanced diskotainment during the past years. His debut album "Dual" was praised by critics for being “complex, deep, tight and authentic at the same time” (De:Bug). His tracks can be found constantly on heavy rotation in the playlists of supporters like Dave Clarke, Jazzanova, Funkstörung or Zombie Nation. Finally, after carefully polishing his latest compositions, Ben Mono is about to drop his long awaited sophomore effort: "Hit The Bit".
Matt John is a Berlin based artist who has recorded for prestigious labels such as Perlon and Jay Haze's netlabel textone, as well as for the new Bar25 label. Getting in touch with techno sounds in the mid-nineties he followed his calling for electronic music in starting DJing all over Thuringia/Germany. He loves to communicate with the audience in catching them with his groovy minimal tech house and intelligent techno, further kicking them with new experimental inputs into other dimensions.
Grime crew from London.
There are three different Sylvias who recorded under this name: SYLVIA Robinson ("Pillow Talk") is the founder of SUGARHILL RECORDS and a R&B singer (70s). SYLVIA Kirby ("Drifter", "Nobody") is a successful country singer (80s) and SYLVIA Vrethammar is a popular vocalist from Sweden who made it big with an English version of "Y Viva Espana".
Faris Badwan, frontman for UK indie rockers The Horrors, has a new project: Cat's Eyes, a duo with the Canadian opera soprano and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira. The group specializes in a glassy, symphonic take on girl-group pop, and they played their first show in December in a pretty unusual place: St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, during an afternoon mass "attended by seven high-ranking cardinals," according to a press release. Webpage: http://www.catseyesmusic.com/