Jan Jelinek (whose monikers include Gramm, for Source Records, and Farben), is a Berlin-based producer of electronic music drawing influences from jazz, dub, funk, soul, and house. Prior to releasing on the ~Scape label under his own name, he had put out albums as Farben (for Klang Elektronik). On 2001's Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records, Jelinek manipulates fragments of sound from old jazz recordings, transforming them beyond recognition into completely new pieces of music. On la nouvelle pauvrete, he joins forces with the imaginary band The Exposures, which he himself fabricated.
Subgiant are favourites on the UK festival circuit, with appearances at the infamous Kingston Green Fair the Ambient Green Picnic and the Big Green Gathering. Their acceptance into the festival scene led them to a high profile slot at the Glastonbury Festival in the Summer of 2004. This was soon followed by the bands first album 'Advances in Twig Technology' on Blissfields Records. Radio 1 Dj Rob Da Bank booked the band for two consecutive years at the Bestival on the Isle of Wight and this was followed...
Asian Dub Foundation is a British alternative electronica band that plays a mix of breakbeat, dub, dancehall, hip-hop and reggae with distinct Asian influences. Formed in 1993 by John Pandit aka Pandit G, Deeder Zaman aka Master D (vocals) and Aniruddha Das aka Dr Das, later joined by Sanjay Tailor aka Sun-J (midi, soundeffects), Steve Chandra Savale aka Chandrasonic (guitar and adf mastermind) and Bubble-E (dancer).
Prince Alla aka Prince Allah or Ras Allah (b. Keith Blake, 10 May 1950, Denham Town, Kingston, Jamaica) is a roots reggae singer whose career began in the 1960s, and has continued with a string of releases into the 2000s. Biography
Blake's career began in the vocal group The Leaders with Milton Henry and Roy Palmer, who recorded three tracks for producer Joe Gibbs in the late 1960s. When The Leaders broke up, Blake continued to work with Gibbs, who issued his debut solo release, "Woo Oh Oh".
Dj Harvey is a DJ from Cambridge, England. His real name is Harvey Bassett. Harvey is today one of the most respected DJs in the world whose appeal across the genres of the music and clubbing community. His DJ talents are in demand throughout England, Europe and the world. He has a solid following in places as far-flung as Singapore and Japan. Harvey is considered influential in bringing over the disco/garage/house sound from America to the UK.
Nick Holder rose to prominence in the late '90s and early 2000s as one of the world's most championed house producers, his voluminous output appealing to various camps of DJs, from techno to progressive house and everything in between. Based in Toronto and owner of DNH Records, Holder spent years DJing before gaining notoriety for "Da Sambafrique," his first big success. He had produced tracks for labels like Definitive and Stickmen throughout the '90s, but never had he scored such an anthem.
Keith Levene was an early member of The Clash and The Flowers of Romance (most notable for also featuring a pre-Sex Pistols Sid Vicious). Although he never recorded with the Clash, he co-wrote "What's My Name", featured on their first album. Levene would later claim he had written or co-written several other songs on the same record, but occasionally he relinquishes this claim. After the Sex Pistols disintegrated, Levene co-founded Public Image Ltd (PiL) with John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten). His guitar work was much imitated by several punk rockers and others, including The Edge of U2.
The Black Seeds are a band from Wellington, New Zealand. Formed in 1998, The Black Seeds fuse dub, reggae and funk sounds to form a unique musical "party" sound. They usually perform with ten members, with instruments including vocals, guitar, saxophone, trumpet, bass, drums, bongos, keyboard, woodblock and more.
Former band member Bret McKenzie is also a member of international award-winning comedy duo Flight of the Conchords. Official Site: http://theblackseeds.co.nz
Upon hearing his voice you would expect a dread lock rasta from Kingston, Jamaica but in fact he is an 'Asian from an Eastern Land'. Parvez, known as, "The Dub Factory" was born in Birmingham (UK), with his roots in Pakistan.
"As an Asian living in a multi-cultural area of Leicester I had a variety of influences as a youth. Reggae was the main music at that time. The big basslines echoed off the walls day and night and just became part of my life".
There are at least 2 bands with the name Dillinger 1. Dillinger (born Lester Bullocks on January 25, 1953) is a prominent reggae artist. Dillinger was part of the second wave of DJ Toasters who sprung up around Jamaica during the mid 1970s. Inspired by Big Youth, U Roy, and Dennis Alcapone, Dillinger was known for his quick wit, humorous lyrics and vulgar content ("crab in my pants"). As a youth growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, Dillinger would hang around Dennis Alcapone's El Paso Setup. This exposure would eventually lead to a full time gig at Jackie's sound system.