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Imagine a precisely blended concoction of tight irresistible grooves, chunk fueled bouncy beats, luscious brooding soundscapes, and a bowl of scrumptious glitch. Welcome to the musical world of Opiuo. A self confessed music addict with a light hearted approach to life and art. Opiuo is at his best whilst hiding from the world, creating fun fueled music. Influences coming from everything, from life changing experiences, to mere cups of tea. Incorporating sounds as varied as jazz, reggae, funk, rock, psychedelia, and down right chunky goodness.

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Bear Driver

Bear Driver are Oli and Harry and Cassie and Joe. From different corners of England, they all found themselves in Leeds at some point last year - and that's where the magic happened. They write songs compulsively and they travel the world in a Volkswagon van. Their debut EP 'Paws and Claws' was released on May 23rd 2009. On 1st June it was announced that they had won a slot to play End of the Road festival.

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Bibio is Stephen James Wilkinson from Wolverhampton, England. Wilkinson studied 'Sonic Arts' between 1999 - 2002 at Middlesex University in North London, it was during this time in London he came up with the name Bibio. The name was taken from a small black and red fishing fly rod which was favoured by his father on their fishing trips to Wales during Stephen's childhood, the name therefore has nostalgic meaning which is often a theme in his music.

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**k (pronounced 2 star K) was founded in 2005 by London/Paris native Mark Wagner during his time living in various Brooklyn warehouse spaces. Entirely recorded on 'real' or analog instruments, **k incorporates diverse and sometimes opposite influences in hazy electronic-psychedelic songs reminiscent of the early forays of Silver Apples, or the austere soul of the Jesus & Mary Chain. **k's first demo quickly gained the attention of Warp records in NYC.

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Girl With The Gun

She emerged from years of electric guitars and sweet vocals nell'Indie Studiodavoli pop-band, he continues to lead its electronic experimentations with the cult label Morr Music Berlin.
Together they form a plan that eliminates their past.
Girl With The Gun as a starting point folk, jazz and cinematic music.
Many reviewers who help the duo create a sound path melancholy and dreamy, with a taste for the sounds of another era: the first of singer George Tuma, co-author of two tracks, the jazz Bardoscia Mark...

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Minor Sounds

Minor Sounds is the work of a Croatian singer/songwriter Mirna Stanich based in Brighton. The songs on her first album called “Super Komputer” have been recorded with a friend producer Martin Zietek who made a great contribution to the record taking it a step further. Originally written and arranged as folk songs, throughout the recording stages the music changed into a sound that crosses many genres.

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Part Timer

Originally a member of electronica duo clickits, John McCaffrey moved from Accrington in the North West of England to Melbourne, Australia and started a solo project as part timer.
Concentrating on a mixture of delicate folk flavours and electronic augmentation, part timer has released albums on moteer, flau and lost tribe sound. Collaborations with multi-instrumentalist Aaron Martin have been released on mobeer and under the spire.

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