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.
Megan Wyler spent her childhood in America far from what might be quaintly referred to as civilization -- a rural mountainside homestead with no electricity and her family's herd of goats to keep her company. A move to New York City at 18 and then to her current home in London have given her a more urbanized setting for her songs but listening to her debut album Through The Noise, there's a sense that Wyler has maintained her appreciation for the quiet.
There are plenty of artists with this name, which may come from the science fiction tale "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley. Soma is the drug citizens take in a fascist future to keep themselves feeling nice & politcally sedate. Mr. Huxley, in turn, takes the name from a legendary visionary drug taken by the priests of Zoroaster, whose make-up is now lost. You can see why it's such a popular band name.
Long Arm took up music when he was a kid. In music school he studied how to play piano. He was really impressed by a DJ
Methodblack is the work of DJ/Artist Rob Swain (Belfast, 1973). Swain began his Dj career at the age of 17, when he was 23 he set up Fresco Recordings with a collective of local musicians and Dj's, a low budget project, their studio consisted of a 1960's Carlsbro desk, a 15 second sampler and a four track tape deck. Despite these restrictions he successfully produced and released several 12"s under the guises of Wolf75, Denzil Dexter and Baby Al alongside label chums Marty Doherty, Dave Kane, Al Stockdale and Cara Robinson.
Eric Lau is a London-based producer who has been busy making musical waves for others. He may well be a producer you`ve heard, but not heard of, by way of his productions for the likes of Lupe Fiasco, Dudley Perkins, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Guilty Simpson, Wildchild, Tanya Morgan, Hil St Soul, and a family of upcoming artists who feature on New Territories, his debut solo album. His slick and edgy productions have turned the ears of Gilles Peterson (Lau appeared on his Brownswood Bubblers...
Sense is a name of at least name three acts: 1) A pseudonym of Adam Raisbeck (b. 25 Jun 1974, Melbourne, Australia). Since establishing himself as Soulenoid (early in 1995), he performed numerous times, in Melbourne (Club Filter, Global Warming and the Punters Club), as well as larger one-off parties, such as: the Omniglobe raves, Technofest, Big Day Out, Be Strange and Earthcore. He has also supported international stars, including: Derrick May, Stacey Pullen, Aphex Twin, Biochip C., Cylob and the On-U Sound posse.
The pioneering force behind the rise of trip-hop, Massive Attack were among the most innovative and influential groups of their generation; their hypnotic sound -- a darkly sensual and cinematic fusion of hip-hop rhythms, soulful melodies, dub grooves, and choice samples -- set the pace for much of the dance music to emerge throughout the 1990s, paving the way for such acclaimed artists as Portishead, Sneaker Pimps, Beth Orton, and Tricky, himself a Massive Attack alumnus.
There are four bands by the name of Adelaide: One is a energy/rock band from St. Louis, MO One is a post-rock band from Portland, OR, now known as Small Sails One is a deathcore band from Columbia, TN. One is a post/alternative band from Buffalo, NY Adelaide is a canvas of melody & rhythm that depicts the melding of heart-break and unwavering determination to break the chains of life in a 21st century run-down industrial rust belt town/frozen tundra, laced with hope, love and faith.
From our origin in Colombia, 4 Women No Cry Vol. 3 now takes us to Athens, Greece and the music of Manekinekod aka Eleni Adamopoulou. The classically trained musician who has worked as a music teacher as well as in many bands describes her home town Athens as “noise and melancholy” which might explain why her sound is often dark, using noise from the city and transforming it into rhythms and melodies. Manekinekos are welcoming Japanese cats and are supposed to bring good luck to households and beckon guests to come in, and there’s certainly something very enticing about young Eleni’s music.