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.
1) Barefoot is the brainchild of singer Sam Obernik (best known for her work with Tim Deluxe on his It Just Wont Do hit) and legendary producer and remixer Tommy D. Its aim is to bridge the gap between the dance world and more conventional musicianship and song writing through reinterpretations of club classics. Their self titled debut album bubbles with energy, invention and fun and includes White Lines , Born Slippy, It's Like That, Hideaway, Lazy and It Just Won t Do.
This New Jersey native was initially inspired by England's take on the sound of Detroit, but eventually tracked techno back to its Motor City innovators. When he began listening to music, however, it was the sound of early-'80s synth heroes like Devo, Severed Heads and New Order alongside early hiphop, jazz and 60's Hindi film soundtracks. Geist released his first 12" (via Dan Curtin's innovative Metamorphic label) while studying at Oberlin College in 1994.
There are two artists with this name: 1) Hannah Yadi, a pop singer from London and 2) The electronic band from Rostov-on-Don.
1) Hannah Yadi is a pop singer from London. With shades of La Roux in her vocal delivery and all the powerful confidence and arresting good looks of Marina & the Diamonds, Yadi is the stuff A&R dreams are made of, an artist possessing all the chart-friendly hooks and major label starpower to hit the bigtime while at the same time remaining unique enough to stand out from the pack.
George Shearing (13 August 1919 – February 14, 2011) was a well-known jazz pianist and inventor of the famous "Shearing Sound": a form of smooth cocktail jazz characterised by block chords played on the piano along with similar chords played on the vibraphone.
Shearing was born blind and started to learn piano at the age of three. After limited training and extensive listening to recorded jazz, he began playing at hotels, clubs and pubs in the London area, sometimes solo, occasionally with dance bands.
Also known as Andres, DJ Dez is house and hip hop music producer/DJ. He’s worked with Slum Village, Lloyd Banks, Truth Hurts, Erykah Badu and Jurassic 5, among others. Like many other underground acts from the Detroit music scene, Dez is apparently far more popular outside the US than within.
DJ FlipFlop is a Portland Oregon native. His music style is influenced by Funk and Soul, taking samples and beats from as early as the 50's straight into the 70's and right out of the 90's. The gateway drug to DJ FlipFlop would be "Tuxedo Rap." Then move up to a little more stratch and samples with "Get Deleted." Both are stong examples of FlipFlop's expanding talent. Head to his myspace to listen to them all. Then get hooked and join the masses.
Paul Murphy was first bitten by the DJ bug in the late 70s when he was promoting a club night The Kingswood Club and the DJ didnt turn up due to inclement weather. A string of Chitlin Circuit gigs followed till the big moment finally arrives with the opening Jaffas at The Horseshoe, Tottenham Court Road, London W1. The club was the first to mix jazz with the infant Jazz Dance scene. Guests included British acts such as Morrisey Mullen, Paz, Breakfast Band...
Since their inception in early 2008, Gold Coast pop punks Skyway have fast forged an impressive name for themselves. In 2010 alone they released 2 EPs, racked up 90+ shows, toured Japan and shared the stage with reputed acts Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction, A Day To Remember, No Fun At All, Frenzal Rhomb, Bodyjar, Underoath, No Use For A Name, Strike Anywhere, The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Miss May I, The Flatliners, No Trigger, Break Even, House Vs Hurricane, Deez Nuts and Such Gold.