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Expo '70

EXPO '70 was formed in Los Angeles by Justin Wright as a side-project, while he was playing guitar in Living Science Foundation (Second Nature Recordings; GSL50 Compilation). Initially, the group also included Wright's friend, PK . The pair improvised creating sounds bouncing effect-ridden instruments creating a wide range of textures and moods. EXPO '70's first recording and inception was during PK's project SXBRS recording session, resulting in one of many split releases on PKs' label.

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Carbon Based Lifeforms

Carbon Based Lifeforms (CBL) are Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad (né Ringström), both born in 1976 and based in Göteborg in south-western Sweden. They met at the age of 15 and are still, amazingly, working happily together, almost 20 years later. CBL itself was formed in 1996, as an offshoot from other projects, but soon became their focal point, culminating in their first release on ‘’ in 1998.

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There are at least six artists called alexis. 1) alexis German-Danish artist. The music can be describet as IDM, Downbeat or Chillout with Breakbeat-elements - sometimes it makes you happy sometimes very sad. It can you make feeling in love or it could also make you feel stupid. For more informations about and free downloads from this german guy, please visit the official myspace-Site 2) Alexis, Chanson-Singer 3) Alexis, aka Elena Ferretti Eurobeat singer. Aliases: Alexis, Helena, Jilly, Karina, Rose, Sophie, Victoria

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Cinematic Orchestra

The Cinematic Orchestra is a British-based jazz and electronic outfit, created in the late 1990s by Jason Swinscoe. The band is signed to Ninja Tune independent record label. In addition to Swinscoe, the band includes PC (former DJ Food member Patrick Carpenter) on turntables, Luke Flowers (drums), Tom Chant (Saxophone), Nick Ramm (piano), Stuart McCallum (guitar) and Phil France (double bass). Former members include Jamie Coleman (trumpet), T. Daniel Howard (drums), and Alex James (piano). The most recent addition to the band is Mancunian guitarist Stuart McCallum.

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A La Fu

He'd say inconsistent where we'd say experimental. He'd say distracted, not inquisitive. Not artistic, but erratic. Not waving but drowning. But, you'd forgive the boy for an occasional temperament that makes Nick Drake appear eruptively ecstatic. Born of fire into a land of perpetual winter, 20 odd sunless seasons at 57o N, might have taken the shine off A La Fu's bright future but in some ways the absence of it's garish glare has made room for a more contemplative attitude. Not exactly corrupted by the lust for a cheap buck he remains broke but perhaps at least, with his soul intact.

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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.

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Born of a Tunisian father and a French mother, Dajla grew up in the west of France, on the ocean side, listening to her parents' record collection : soul, blues, arabic music, funk and jazz. Her encounter in 1992 with Fishbone's band members was to change her life for ever. A true combination of all she'd always listened to and loved, an astonishing bag of soul, jazz, blues, rock and p-funk. So much passion and energy gave her the strenght and faith she would need to carry on.

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