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Lisa Gerrard

Lisa Gerrard (born April 12, 1961) is an Irish-Australian musician, singer and composer who gained international renown as part of the music group Dead Can Dance together with Brendan Perry. Her career spans from 1981 to the present, and she has been involved in a wide range of projects. Gerrard received a Golden Globe award and her score for the 2000 film Gladiator received an Academy Award nomination. She both sings and is instrumentalist for much of her work, most prolifically using the (a Chinese hammered dulcimer).

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Joshua Burkett

Burkett has released 4 solo albums of 'internal psychedelic meanderings'-on his own label, 'Feather One's Nest'. His "Gold Cosmos' album getting the most attention as pre-dating(and some saying giving birth to) the "Free-Folk" movement with guests like Chris Corsano, Dredd Foole. MV, Six Organs of Admittance & others. He has a electronic-based live project (with Conrad Capistran from Sun-burned Hand) called 'Tarp'& is also a visual artist.

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ViV

"ViV, a band that's beginning to make some noise." Heralded by the San Jose Mercury News as the local musicians most likely to make their mark, ViV is an alternative rock band from San Francisco that relies on well-crafted songs performed with respect and integrity for the music. Their albums have been successful calling cards and their live shows continue to build their fan base at every show. To see ViV play live is a real "show" where they incorporate projected images, samples and backdrops that enable the band to convey a unique feeling for each song in each show they play.

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Cajmere

For an international audience reawakening to the influence of Chicago house during the 1990s, Curtis A. Jones acted as quite a renaissance leader. Besides donning his straightahead house guise Cajmere and a flamboyant, neon-haired acid-house alter-ego named Green Velvet for several of the most memorable underground house tracks of the decade (including "Preacher Man," "Answering Machine" "Brighter Days" and "Flash"), Jones helmed the two most respected labels in the new school of Chicago house, Cajual and Relief.

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Sleepyhead

There are multiple artists recording under the name Sleepyhead. 1. Samuel Pohner aka $leepyhead originally began makin music in his hometown of Feeding Hills, MA in 1999. But not fully flexing his styles until his work with KnowSleep in 2006 with Knowa Knowone. The group had two releases to date. Later in 2007 he continued with solo production and a side project with Mimosa called Sexytime....Now in 2011 Sleepyhead has progressed beyond earlier genres and takes on sound and continued with a multi genre...

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Jerry Goldsmith

Jerrald King "Jerry" Goldsmith (February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was a famous and prolific American film score composer from Los Angeles, California. Goldsmith was nominated for eighteen Academy Awards (winning one, for The Omen), and also won five Emmy Awards. Goldsmith learned to play the piano at age six. At fourteen, he studied composition, theory and counterpoint with teachers Jacob Gimpel and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

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Credit To The Nation

Fronted by MC Fusion, Credit to the Nation were one of the first commercial hip-hop acts producing a distinctively British sound, albeit with a hint of MC Fusion's Jamaican heritage. His lyrics often tackled weighty issues such as sexism, racism, homophobia and British politics, but went against the grain for many followers of in the UK at the time and lead to a great deal of antagonism.

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2 Live Crew

2 Live Crew is a controversial rap group, largely due to the sexual themes of one album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be (1989). The 2 Live Crew formed as three men in the Air-Force all became stationed in Riverside California in 1983. Inspired by Planet Rock and Pretty Tony records, they put the group together with the intentions of "sustaining the kick drum". They recorded their first release in 1984 which became a staple of Luke Skywalker and The Ghetto Style DJ's in Miami.

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