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2 Unlimited

2 Unlimited was a group from Amsterdam, Netherlands formed in 1991. The project was the brainchild of the Belgian production duo Jean-Paul De Coster and Phil Wilde, who wrote and recorded the backing tracks. Their songs' vocals were performed by Dutch rapper Ray Slijngaard and singer Anita Doth, who also wrote the lyrics. The two original members now record as Ray & Anita. Their first hit, Get Ready For This, was released in 1991 and took the European charts by storm, first as an instrumental version, then as a rap version.

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Grim Fandango

Grim Fandango may refer to:
1. Hardcore / Punk Rock band from Perth, Western Australia (www.myspace.com/grimfandangomusic) 1. Formed 2006 in Perth, Western Australia, Grim have finely crafted a unique sound that transcends their hardcore/punk roots. Characterized by intertwining jangling guitars, abrasive three-way vocal melodies and a tight driving rhythm section Grim Fandango write ferocious, discordant songs beaming with an undeniable presence of pop-sensibilty and optimism.

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To

There are two bands named TO: 1)TO (The Orichalcon) has been making his own music for about 2 years now and playing the piano for 11 years. He started his musical recording back in the seventh grade. Since he started making his own music, he's remixed well over 50 pieces from games, mostly revolving around Doom. From late 2003 to the end of 2004 he made a 31-piece soundtrack for IONCROSS: Total War, working with Damon De Maio. His music influences range from Nobuo Uematsu to Dan Wentz, and rockbands Tool and Silverchair.

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Mao

There are at least two artists with this name: 1) Mao is a Japanese singer and lyricist from Kanagawa Prefecture. Her recent releases include ending themes for Hakuouki anime series. 2) Mao is a male pop singer from Italy.

Read more about Mao on Last.fm.

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Midori

(For the Japanese jazz-punk fusion band formed in Osaka, see ミドリ.) There is more than one artist under this name: 1. Midori Goto (五嶋みどり, Gotou Midori, born on October 25, 1971 in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese violinist.
She is known in music circles as one of the most brilliant and exciting violinists of our time.
Usually referred to simply as Midori (she dropped the surname in response to the dissolution of her parents' marriage), she was first taught the violin by her mother, Setsu Goto, who discovered her daughter's innate musicality at the age of two...

Read more about Midori on Last.fm.

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Koji Kondo

Koji Kondo ( b. August 13, 1961) is a Japanese composer and musician best known for his scores for various video games produced by Nintendo. Biography Kondo was born in Nagoya, Japan. He took to music at an early age, writing simple tunes for fun even as a small child. At seventeen, he decided to pursue music professionally. He undertook classical training, and he learned to play several instruments.

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Standby

There are multiple bands named Standby. The first notable group is a band that generally writes electric covers of video game music. The other notable group is an experimental band from Danbury, CT that formed in 2008-2009. The latter is formed of:
Garrett Rose
Brandon George
Phil Grabover
John Rumph
Michael Mosca

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Colors

There are at least five bands who have recorded under the name Colors.
1) Now defunct Denver, Colorado based group that formed in June of 2008. In August of 2010, they recorded nine of the songs that they had written in the two years prior, eight of which were released as 'Palindromes'. After a lineup change that October, they briefly adopted a new moniker and began working on new material before permanently disbanding in March of 2011. On 3 April 2011 they performed for the last time, with their original lineup and name intact.

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