Bugz in the Attic is an all-star broken beat crew of DJs and producers based in West London. The collective includes Orin Walters (Afronaught), Paul Dolby (Seiji), Kaidi Tatham, Daz-I-Kue, Alex Phountzi, Cliff Scott, Mark Force, Matt Lord and Mikey Stirton. The group also boasts a label, BitaSweet Records and a studio, The BitaSuite. The group also runs its own Co-Op club night at Plastic People in Shoreditch, London.
If you’ve seen Tawiah, you’ll know it. You might think you know her because you recognise the smile as wide as the equator, or the incredible off kilter dress sense, or you may remember seeing a show stopping performance on stage with Mark Ronson, as she’s the only live female vocalist at his gigs. But none of these things is the real reason you know her. You’ll know her because of the voice, or more to the point - her voice.
Marc Mac is better known as one half of 4hero, the duo that founded legendary drum and bass label Reinforced Records and changed the shape of UK electronic music. Production credits include tracks for Jill Scott, Vikter Duplaix, Ultra Nate, Terry Callier, Ursula Rucker, and Shaun Escoffery to name a few and he has a long list of remixes under his belt from Masters at Work to John Coltrane. He also produced in the early 90's under the alias Manix.
Fused Forces is a duo of Essex-based producers/DJs Adsassin and Moriatti, both 25 years old. They first started DJing on pirate radio over 12 years ago and have been making music themselves for over 5 years. These days they mainly produce and mix dubstep.
There are two Simbad >>>>
one is a french dj/producer based in london who also releases as Mowgly, Marathon Men, Twitch, Loose Ensemble or Les Barons... Recently released Soul Fever feat. Steelo, Simbad will be dropping his album featuring singers on Raw Fusion in spring 2007, its all about soul & quality cosmic frequencies... catch him spinnin' around the planet if you can !
The other is an indie-band from Helsinki, Finland.
(For the Korean boy band, see 테이크.) There is more than one artist under this name: 1. Based in Los Angeles, Take (Sweatson Klank) is a composer who continues to push the boundaries of instrumental hip-hop music into new directions. After multiple successful EP's under his belt, Take finally unleashed his debut full length player in 2007, Earthtones and Concrete. This music is nothing short of an epic journey with continuously evolving collages that lead the listener down a dust covered road of bit-crushed melodies and molested jazz samples.
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.
Da Lata was originally founded by musician and producer Chris Franck and DJ Patrick Forge in the summer of 1996. The idea for the project was to blend afro-brazilian influences with modern dance sensibility incorporating both acoustic and electronic elements in the music. Early experimentation came in the form of remixes rather than original material which proved to be a great way of honing the sound and at the same time gave exposure to the name.
Krumble is a Drum & Bass/Hardcore producer from France. His real name is Julien Cuenin, and he has toured with Venetian Snares, Bogdan Raczynski, Alec Empire, Spor & Vex'd, among others. Krumble is also the name of a Cleveland post hardcore band. the record Thirteen was released in 2001. They are now defunct, and their bassist Scott Lasch moved on to form Post-Hardcore band Arms For Venus.
Detroit-based Jeremy Ellis moved to Puerto Rico to create an album marrying traditional Bomba and Plena rhythms with Detroit-schooled dance music. After three months, the keyboard maestro and golden-toned vocalist discovered that the living in Puerto Rico ain’t so easy. On his way home he lost two computers, all of his recordings, half of his recording advance, and his passport (and possibly part of his mind).