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The Dresden Dolls

The Dresden Dolls are an American musical duo from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Formed in 2001, the group consists of Amanda Palmer (vocals, piano, ukulele, toy piano, harmonica) and Brian Viglione (drums, percussion, guitar, vocals). They describe their heavily art-damaged and theatrical style as "Brechtian ", a phrase invented by Palmer because she was "terrified" that the press would invent a name that "would involve the word ''," and are part of an underground movement that started gaining momentum in the early 1990s.

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Kim Fai

Over the last few years Kim Fai has built a reputation for delivering some solid productions and floorshaking DJ-sets. Gaining support from some of the most resepected names in the industry. Kim has produced and remixed for some well known labels. His remix of Funk Agenda's "What the fuck" reached the 16th place in the Beatport Tech-House charts and was played by some great DJ's including Roger Sanchez.

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Philippe Cohen Solal

One of the three musicians that formed Gotan Project back in 1999, a musical group based in Paris. Philippe is French. His music is based on , but also uses elements such as , and . Philippe Cohen Solal has also released a DJ set: Inspiración Espiración - A Gotan Project DJ Set Selected & Mixed by Philippe Cohen Solal (2004). The album is a compilation of from the likes of Anibal Troilo and Astor Piazzolla and Gotan Project remixes.

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Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band

Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band have been teaming up since 1982 to revive interest in traditional carols and hymns and 18th century drinking songs. The band and Maddy Prior of course have their own separate projects and only work together from time to time. For more information see (c.f. Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.)

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Chris Alastair

Chris Alastair (say "allister") is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from New York who's now based in London. Though best known for his funny spring-break anthem Spring (is Friggin' Awesome) (see Videos) he's a classically-trained, award-winning songwriter and performer whose recordings span a range of rock, pop, funk, and acoustic styles. Born in in North Africa to American and British parents, Chris was raised in the United States playing brass instruments in jazz bands and youth orchestras and singing a variety of choral work.

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Jimi Tenor

Musician and composer Jimi Tenor has never settled for the traditional role of a pop artist. He is known as a productive musician whose work lies beyond current trends, and also as a performer who combines the finest elements of afro-american music, spontaneous silliness and shameless glamour in an original way. Besides being a professional musician for almost 20 years, Jimi Tenor (born Lassi Lehto, 1965, Lahti, Finland) has also practised photography, directed short films and designed clothes and musical instruments.

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New Villager

New Villager is a mythology: the Black Crow Boy, before he takes that name, wakes from a dream and is met by the Bright Man, who, he discovers, has been visiting him in the night. He learns of the "Bright Thirteen," the "Lighthouse," and "the Four Substances." These ideas excite him to follow a series of threads toward a still unknown end. Will he plant his ideas in the ground and bring life to the New Village? Ben Bromley and Ross Simonini, for their part, are exploring the mythology through songwriting, technology, video, art, and lifestyle.

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