There is more than one artist with this name: 1) cirKus are Karmil, Burt Ford (known for his work under various names with Portishead, Massive Attack etc) their debut album also features Lolita Moon and Neneh Cherry. Combining different ages, nationalities and music styles they are hard to categorise. Their sound is based around programmed yet natural sounding beats, acoustic guitars and the three very distinct voices of ford, moon and cherry.
Parisian hip-hop devotee Laurent Daumail is one of a few but growing number of French artists updating hip-hop for the chill-out crowd, drawing on the beats'n'samples groundwork of producers such as Rakim, DJ Premier, and Prince Paul and combining it with broad, impressionistic strokes of dub, jazz, and soundtrack-y ambience. Like countrymen the Mighty Bop and la Funk Mob, Cam is stylistically closest to Mo'Wax artists such as DJ Shadow and DJ Krush; minimalist, downbeat instrumental hip-hop built from obscure samples and stomp-box turntable accompaniment...
The audiovisual project Fusedmarc was formed in 2004 and soon became one of the most interesting musical phenomena in all of today’s Baltic states. The initial impulse for the emergence of the band was its members’ idea of merging different art forms with the purpose of arriving at an original and unique form of expression, manifested as the synthesis of music and video art. The performance involves an impressive visual scenery with the use of electronic and acoustic instruments together and a moving live vocal.
Gigamesh has been making his mark for several years in dance clubs around the world with his own popular blend of remixes, as well as his work with remix group DiscoTech, and his role in Señor Stereo, a disco influenced live-electronic group. Today,Consequence of Sound exclusively premiered the a mixtape, featuring exclusive remixes of Katy B, Theophilus London and Afrojack, that he made especially for Thursday September 22nd’s Check Yo Ponytail show at El Rey. Gigamesh will share the bill that night with Miami Horror, Class Actress, LA Girlfriend and Franki Chan.
Bassnectar on his history, posted via bassnectar.net A quick run down of my musical life:
When I was in junior high I began discovering music that struck me, as opposed to music that felt familiar (like my parent’s music). This was mostly Metallica (the first song I heard of theirs was “Enter Sandman”, so this was after they had already become “mainstream” and blown up), NWA (which I memorized completely verbatim)...
There are several bands operating under the name Pest. One jazz/hip hop/electronic band (1). Four black metal bands (2,3,4,5), one post-rock band (6) one punk rock band (7) and one breaks/dubstep house collective spelled P.E.S.T (8) 1)Pest is a band from the UK, playing electronic music with tinges of jazz, funk and hip hop.
Current members are Matt Chandler (guitar), Benjamin Mallott (DJ / keys), Thomas Marriott (trombone) and Wayne Urquhart (cello), with all members contributing to the programming and production of the band's music.
Tomáš Dvořák (*78) aka Floex - clarinetist, composer, producer and multimedia artist from Prague (Czech Republic). While Tomáš solo works are released under his Floex moniker, the soundtracks are released under his own name Tomáš Dvořák. From childhood he has been learning clarinet which later becomes the key instrument for his music - not only as "instrumental signature" but also as way of his compositional approach.
SARU (Shadow Records/Bastard Jazz)
Los Angeles Producer / Volunteer Monkey Ranger SARU spends one month each year trekking through the mountains searching for rare herbs. Are they in between a baboon's brow, under a long forgotten trading card, or possibly in the folds of a sequined prayer robe? Who knows? He seeks these rare and mystical plants for a magic elixir that will one day wash away the woes of the world. Someday he'll find the elusive ingredients. In the meantime he settles for brewing his own special tincture of throat-soothing beats.
Read more about Saru on Last.fm.
This is a quite unique collaboration, an unexpected one between the italian composer Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld, leader of Einstürzende Neubauten and former Bad Seeds. They first met during the realization of Ingiuria, a theatre pièce and right after that they collaborated on a song for a soundtrack, "A Quite Life". That song started the whole process of writing and producing an album together where songs and more experimental pieces could find a common ground.