DJ Zen was born in France but is established in Quebec, Canada, since 1996. At an early age and thanks to his family, he was exposed to all kinds of music. His father brought him into contact with electronic music from Jean-Michel Jarre and Vangelis when he was 10 years old. From the ages of 15 to 25, he listened to hard rock and death metal and was part of a band, playing bass and electric guitar. DJ Zen is mostly self-taught, taking private music lessons, learning through books and watching music engineering DVD tutorials to constantly improve himself.
Dr. Octagon is one of Kool Keith's many alter egos. His initial release as Dr. Octagon was 1996's Dr. Octagonecologyst, on which he collaborated with Dan the Automator Nakamura and DJ QBert. After the name was dropped in favour of Dr. Dooom, it was widely believed that it wouldn't be used again until the release of 2006's The Return of Dr. Octagon, which Keith maintains was changed and released without his consent.
There are at least four acts under Edison name: 1) American rock band, Edison,
2) Mysterious one man act from Japan, responsible for the animated adaptation of the BLACK LAGOON manga, EDISON.
3) Australian screamo/emo band from Woodend, Victoria.
4) Beat juggler out of San Francisco, CA and signed to Kid Without Radio label, 1) Edison: Ethan Isaac — Vocals Jonathan Svec — Guitar Joel Kelley — Guitar Todd Budich — Drums Anton Kreisl — Bass
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...
There are several bands named Kobayashi: 1) Germany (1997 - ) Hardcore-Punk band.
2) Georgia, US (1998 - ) Electronica, hip-hop influenced duo featuring E_B_A and Sir Mildred Pierce.
3) Montreal, Canada (2000 - 2007) Acid Jazz, Funk, Electronica band.
4) St. Pölten, Austria (1997-2000) Chaotic Power-Violence-Band 1) A Hardcore-Punk band from Germany that exists since 1997. They released 2 albums ("Disko", 2002 and "Neuanstrich", 2006) and several singles (debut single 2001, Split-Single with Koyaanisqatsi (2004) and a split-Single with the spanish band Disface (2004).
Chambao is a flamenco-electronic band originally from Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, known for a 'flamenco chill' sound that fuses flamenco sounds and palos (forms) with electronic music. The name of the band is taken from an improvised form of beach tent that is constructed as a means of sheltering from the wind and sun. The band started by a trio of musicians from Malaga: María del Mar Rodríguez Carnero (aka La Mari), Eduardo and Dani (who left the band in 2005).
Responsible for the Rockabye Baby! series of CDs, which transforms timeless rock songs into beautiful instrumental lullabies, often making use of instruments such as the glockenspiel, vibraphone, mellotron, harp and bells to create a soothing atmosphere of sound.
CFCF is the stage name of Canadian electronic musician Michael Silver. Based in Montreal, Silver took the name CFCF from the call sign of the city's CFCF-TV. CFCF's debut LP, Continent, was an impressive collage of vintage electronic textures evoking grandiose landscapes worthy of a Michael Mann film. The River, an EP based partly on Werner Herzog's classic film Fitzcarraldo, deepened a growing obsession with conjuring far-away landscapes and voyages through a style which is at times melancholy, propulsive and ecstatic.