There are a number of artists with the name Tom Tyler: 1) Tom Tyler – a modern day one-man super band – injects fresh excitement into the UK rock/pop scene with ‘Shooting Star’ from his debut solo album, ‘Silence’. Undoubtedly multi-talented (writing, vocals, multi-instrumentalist and production), Tom Tyler is rapidly garnering acclaim amongst musical and media circles. http://www.tomtylermusic.co.uk
Dead or Alive is an influential new wave band from Liverpool that rose to popularity during the 1980s and gained a cult following in Japan during that time. They are best known for the hit singles "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" and "Brand New Lover". Before Pete Burns founded Dead Or Alive, he was involved with a Liverpool based band named Nightmares In Wax (no relation to Nightmares on Wax). The band centred around alternative music and released their only notable record, Black Leather in 1979 or 1980.
Blunt Instrument are a live glitch hop duo based in Brisbane, Australia. Using a combination of beats, breaks, leads, samples and turntablism to
create a multi-layered live sound. Their production is influenced pretty heavily by guys like Tipper, Bassnectar and the more recent glitch hoppers,
as well as traditional samplers like anyone from Ninja Tune.... Punk band from London, UK. Active from 1977-1978. Released one single No Excuse / Interrogation on Diesel Records in 1978.
http://www.myspace.com/abisromania ABIS, a project started in 2000 by recording engineer Costin Dumitrache and architect Marina Gingirof as a mix between trip-pop dreamscapes and psychedelic guitar riffs; everything spiced up with cool keyboards arrangements, theremin explorations and ethereal Marinas voice. During 2005 , 15 years old keyboardist Horatiu Serbanescu joined the project. He's studing classical music and add a flavour of classy sounds and noises.
Balam Acab is the musical project of 21 year old Pennsylvania, USA native Alec Koone. Balam Acab's contributions fit squarely into the contemporary witch house canon made popular by bands such as Purity Ring and Salem. Forming tracks consisting mainly of arpeggiated riffs and synthesized beats layered over obscure, distorted samples alluding to classic animated films, Balam Acab creates a dream world worthy of its nostalgic references.
Santessa is the UK's best kept secret. Her debut album DELIRIUM, produced by Stuart Matthewman, (Sade, Maxwell, Sweetback) released through Sony UK in 2000, was critically acclaimed across the board. It has gone on to become a highly sought after collectors item worldwide. Born on the Isle of Man, but without a drop of Manx blood; Her mother is half English, half Ghanaian, and her father hails from Ireland.
Dot Allison (born Dorothy Elliot Allison on 17 August 1969 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish singer and songwriter who has made significant inroads in electronic music circles, most notably as a result of her tenure fronting the band One Dove in the early 1990s. In addition to solo ventures, Allison's career has concentrated on collaborative efforts, and has seen her work beside the likes of Death in Vegas, Hal David, Arab Strap, Scottish dance troupe Slam, Kevin Shields (of My Bloody Valentine), Pete Doherty/Babyshambles...
Prefuse 73 (Guillermo Scott Herren), is a hip-hop and electronic producer/artist, currently based out of Barcelona and signed to Warp Records. Herren releases music under various aliases, most notably Prefuse 73, Delarosa and Asora and Piano Overlord and Ahmad Szabo. He also performs with Eva Puyuelo Muns as the group Savath and Savalas. He began his career DJing at MJQ, a small night club in Atlanta, and then began working in commercial studios but soon branched out into his own music.
There are several artists named Modus. 1, Modus is an Electronic / Ambient / World Fusion / New Age / Trip-Hop and Downtempo artist from the Wirral, UK. Modus is a solo project started in 2006 by Mal Davies. Exploring a life long interest in World music and combining it with his electronic music background has taken Modus on a musical journey that led to the release of the album "The Colour of Love" in February 2009 and ''The Earth Beneath Our Feet'' in 2010. The albums have received much acclaim with their diverse mix of ambiences. Contact Modus at http://www.last.fm/user/15bmusic
(from http://www.mushrecords.com) Octavius is the highly acclaimed hip-hop/electronic project masterminded by vocalist/programmer William Marshall. Working under various incarnations, Octavius has released two EPs and a single leading to his Mush debut, Audio Noir. His approach to developing sound employs augmented samples, live instruments, and software-based editing techniques allowing the creation of music limited only by his imagination. An accomplished live performer, Octavius adds live keyboards, guitars, and drums as needed to elevate his sound.