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Cosmic Kids

Cosmic Kids Ron Poznansky and Dan Terndrup didn’t meet in outer space as their DJ moniker may indicate, but the story is still equally as good. The two met in a high school classroom meant for kids who had trouble paying attention. They bonded over their love of classic rock. Right out of high school they both volunteered to work at the Los Angeles radio station KCRW. Known for its eclectic programming, the friends were exposed to all different kinds of music, and began collecting and consuming records, feeding their ever-expanding appetite for music.

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Hal

There are several artists using this name: 1) Ultra-hooky, dramatic vocal harmony-drenched tunes. Echoes of the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, the Beach Boys, and Phil Spector are everywhere. Hal go beyond imitation and use their influences, as a good band should, as guides and not blueprints. Tim Sendra-All Music Guide.
Dublin 3-piece, Hal, formed in 2003 and were signed by Jeff Travis to Rough Trade Records in 2004. Their eponymous debut album was produced by Tears for Fears’ Ian Stanley, and released to critical acclaim in 2005, producing two UK and Irish top 40 chart hits.

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Olivier DaySOUL

Olivier Daysoul, real name Olivier St. Louis, born in Washington DC, is a Hatian American based in the UK. He graduated from Oxford University. An artist with an eclectic take on musicality, merging the classics like Al Green with the eccentricities of Prince. Olivier Daysoul delivers a multitude of musical color that keeps your head nodding and your ears watering for more. He has also worked with numerous artists such as Hudson Mohawke, Onra, Dam-Funk, Mike Slott & many more.

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dego

Dego is the alias of Dennis McFarlane. Residential in London, UK, he is probably best known as part of 4 Hero (which he forms together with Marc Mac). He has been making music for years, with his style evolving from Drum 'n Bass to the Broken Beat style which is most evident in his present releases.
He has been active in numerous other groups, including DKD, Plutonia, Nu Era, Da One Away and Silhouette Brown. He has also released music as a solo artist under aliases like Cousin Cockroach, Pavel Kostiuk, Nutmeg and MM Black.

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Face

(1) Face is a female singer from the UK, bringing luscious vocals to many broken beat/nu-jazz tracks, working with highly acclaimed producers like 4 Hero, Mondo Grosso and Domu. http://www.myspace.com/faceuk (2) Face is a nationally recognized all-vocal rock band bringing a new edge and attitude to the human voice. Using the full range of sounds that the voice can produce, including vocal percussion or “beat-box,” Face performs rock, pop, funk and upbeat jazz. No other instruments or special effects – just six guys.

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Jneiro Jarel

Jneiro Jarel (born Omar Gilyard) is a Philadelphia-based hip hop producer. Noted for his abstract style, he is also known for his beat-making alias Dr. Who Dat? and his group Shape of Broad Minds, who released both their debut EP and album on Lex Records in the summer of 2007.
Jneiro grew up in Brooklyn, and moved out of the Brownsville section at the age of 5. His mother was in the army, and as a result, he lived in many places (Maryland, Arizona, Georgia, etc.). Finally touching down in Houston, Texas in the mid 80's, where his cousin "DJ Starr" put him on to hip hop at an early age.

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Seiji

Seiji, started in music as a classically trained cellist, but in the early 1990s he discovered Hardcore, Jungle and later US House music and began producing a few years later. His first releases came out through the seminal Jungle/Drum & Bass label, Reinforced, culminating in an album with his production partner at the time, G-Force. The G-Force & Seiji album, Just Another Number. At the same time Seiji started collaborating with Orin Walters (Afronaught) and together they formed Bugz in the Attic which grew into a collective of 8 individuals based in West London.

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