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DISSIDENT

There are three bands named Dissident.
1) Dissident from Russia.
2) Dissident from Australia.
3) Dissident from Bulgaria. 1) Dissident is the production name of Russian based Stanislav Sevostyanikhin. Residing in St.Petersburg at the Baltic sea shore, he spends most of his time slicing beats, sampling street sounds and creating trends in modern music culture. He is influenced by very different kinds of music that allowed him to produce such diverse and truly innovative tunes.

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hunz

Hunz is a three-piece electronic pop band, spearheaded by Brisbane-based electronic musician and producer, Hans Van Vliet. With a background in music programming and motion design, Hans pulls his notes out of a binary soup of ones and zeroes, hand-crafting synth patches and beats from scratch. The result is a mix of pulsating, glitchy electronics and ethereal vocals that hint at the sinister, but succumb to the pleasure of pop hooks instead.

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Lyrics Born

Lyrics Born (a.k.a. Asia Born) is Tom Shimura (b. 1972), originally from Berkeley, California, though through his childhood he lived in Tokyo, Japan, and Salt Lake City, Utah. He began his hip hop career while at college at UC Davis, where he was a DJ at the college station KDVS. He is a founding member of the group of artists known as Quannum Projects. He is also one half of the group Latyrx with fellow MC Lateef The Truth Speaker.

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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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Tidal

More than one artist has this name: 1) Drum'n'Bass artist Wayne Hay.
2) Five-piece German Post Hardcore band.
3) solo post-rock project by one-time member of Thousands of Reflections, Daniel Snowdon.
4) Drone ambient project of D.Brownstead.
5) Four-piece rock band based in Swansea/Cardiff, UK 1) Born in Birmingham and living in North Warwickshire, Tidal Aka Wayne Hay, started as a presenter for Newstyle Radio 98.

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Aspel Orchid

Singer-songwriter with powerful, poetic songs that wrap themselves around your throat and won't let go. Aspel Orchid inhabits a world where stories of intimate relationships, loss, owls eating each other and a deep appreciation for the Alien quadrilogy find their feet through her words and voice. With enthralling, dynamic live performances, Aspel Orchid has played gigs and festivals in Herefordshire, Powys, Bristol and Brighton and has supported artists including: Roots Union; Clayton Blizzard; The Wraiths; The Daughters; Elspeth Anne Macrae; Toby Wainwright Johns; and Ragtime Ewan.

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UK

There are multiple artists under this name: 1) U.K. were a short-lived British progressive rock supergroup active from 1977 through 1980. In September 1976, singer/bassist John Wetton formerly of the British Psychedelic band Family (with Roger Chapman and Rick Grech) and drummer Bill Bruford, both alumni of King Crimson, worked on forming a band with Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman. The project was stopped by Wakeman's label. According to Bruford, "A&M Records were unwilling to let their 'star,' Wakeman, walk off with a used, slightly soiled King Crimson rhythm section, and the idea failed."

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