Born in St. Louis, Missouri, January 8th, 1960, to a mother who loved music and a father who played the piano as a hobby, Dave started playing drums around the age of 8. During his high school years he received many awards from the NAJE (National Association of Jazz Educators) for his outstanding performances in his high school's competition winning jazz band, and was involved with numerous local groups from a very early age while studying with St.
Omar Sosa is one of the most versatile jazz artists on the scene today: composer, arranger, producer, pianist, percussionist, and bandleader. He fuses a wide range of world music and electronic elements with his native Afro-Cuban roots to create a fresh and original urban sound
Kieran Hebden (born 1977 in Putney, London, England, United Kingdom) is a post-rock and electronic musician. Hebden first came to prominence as a member of the band Fridge before establishing himself as a solo artist under the moniker of Four Tet.
Although Effloresce have only been playing in the current line up since late 2009, the five-piece from Nuremberg/Germany are on their way to establishing a signature sound, boasting heavy guitars, atmospheric mellotron sounds and complex rhythmic patterns. Singer Nicki‘s stunning range comprises crystal clear vocals as well as raw death metal growls; however, she also contributes flute sounds to the songs‘ more mellow moments.
Robert Mitchell 3io is an up-and-coming jazz trio based in London, UK. Their debut album "The Greater Good" was named album of the year by the BBC.
Marcel Khalifé (Arabic: مرسيل خليفة) was born in 1950 in Amchit, Mount-Lebanon. He studied the oud (the Arabic lute) at the Beirut National conservatory. His music works around the classical Arabic oud but also includes jazz piano and many other influences. His playing techniques expand far outside those of classical oud playing, however, and he is attributed for having greatly expanded the horizons of this traditional Arabic instrument.
Sex Gang Children is an early gothic rock group that formed in the early 1980s in Britain. They were a very dramatic band, relying on heavy bass, tribal drumming, sudden mood shifts, a woozy cabaret ready sound that influenced the rise of the later dark cabaret scene, and yet another in a long line of goth singers with an odd, highly dramatic voice. Although the group only released one official album, their singles and various other tracks have been packaged into numerous collections, and they remain one of the better known bands out of the early goth scene.
Oliver Lieb (born 1969) is a very prolific artist & producer hailing from Frankfurt, Germany. He has released music under a wide number of aliases and in a variety of electronic genres. His musical career started as a bass player in funk and soul bands before he eventually turned to synthesized sound. His taste for esoteric equipment is well known, and his studio is filled with analogue synthesizers. Aliases like L.S.G., Spicelab and Paragliders are among the more well known, in addition to his work released as Oliver Lieb. The catalogue of released remixes by Oliver Lieb is enormous.
Sleepmakeswaves are an instrumental rock band from Sydney, Australia. Drawing influences mainly from but not limited to post-rock, the young quartet mix driving metallic bombast with textured electronics to create a sonic space where delicate melodies and thunderous climaxes peacefully co-exist. Since their formation in late 2006, sleepmakeswaves have rapidly established themselves as a promising and unique voice in their field.
Witch Mountain is a stoner/doom metal band formed in Portland, OR in 1997 by Rob Wrong (Iommi Stubbs, ex-M99) and Nate Carson (Point Line Plane, Two Ton Boa, Sunn O))) collaborator, etc). In 2000 the demo "Homegrown Doom" was released in Europe, and Dave Hoopaugh (Iommi Stubbs, Coma Void, Towers) was brought to be the bass player. Debut album Come the Mountain was released in 2001, selling its first printing in 2 months. A period of hibernation went into effect at 2002, mostly for family reasons.The band reunited and started touring again in 2005.