The Nam Shub Of Enki and kiki.ILL are pseudonyms taken on by PhILL Thomson, long respected producer, performer and DJ in the Australian underground dance scene. He is also a member of Brisbane electro cabaret super group MONSTER ZOKU ONSOMB! Who have been tearing apart crowds of every denomination for 5 or so years. More info at The Nam Shub Of Enki's official web-site.
Improvising duo from Canberra, Australia featuring Shoeb Ahmad and Evan Dorrian. Their sound is rooted in free jazz and micro-sound as well as bands like Fugazi and The Ex, utilising loops and processed melodies to build their songforms from. On any given night, they can work their pieces into ambient passages or post-punk riots. They have toured Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, playing shows with the likes of Adrian Klumpes, My Disco, Cleptoclectics, Akta Angkasa and many others.
Califone is a critically-acclaimed experimental folk band from Chicago. The band is named after Califone International, a long-standing manufacturer of audio equipment commonly found in schools, libraries and businesses. Califone is the musical project of former Red Red Meat frontman Tim Rutili. Its regular and rotating contributors include many former members of Red Red Meat and some members of other Chicago bands, such as Tortoise.
Formed in 2003 Melbourne band Black Cab is singer and programmer Andrew Coates and guitarist James Lee and features live and recorded performances from a number of well known Australian musicians including drummer Richard Andrew (Registered Nurse, Underground Lovers, Crow, Princess 1.5), bassist Anthony Paine (High Pass Filter, Hired Guns), programmer Steve Law (Zen Paradox), and guitarist Alex Jarvis (Amplifier Machine, Alex Jarvis Band). Black Cab's sound is a blend of rock and electronics with shades of Europe and America in the '70's.
Surf City first came in to existence when bored friends Davin Stoddard and Josh Kennedy met at a party in Mt Roskill, Auckland, New Zealand in 2004. Tired of the heavy avant-garde music that was prolific at the time Stoddard and Kennedy teamed up with Josh
1) Formed in 1999 when Jess "stole" Claire from former band Little Green Pants The first 3 songs ever written by SugarComa are 'Bed of Dolls', 'Boy in Chains' (now known as Zero Star) and 'Heartworm'. These went on to be Coma classics. After a couple of other songs were written, the band recorded an amateur-sounding demo tape in the St Edwards school studio. The bands first proper gig took place at The Walthamstow Standard, supporting a Metallica tribute act.
Crystal Castle is an independent power/thrash metal band based in Rimouski, Quebec.
Papiyan is a project by Simon fog-Petersen and
Tommy Jensen from Aarhus in Denmark, they have been
producing and developing this project since 2005 and had
their first track released in 2006 0n The sacred Tree -VA compiled by Anar on vertigo records. The music can be describet as nighttime Forest trance
with a sneaky and strange atmosphere, build with massive
deep basslines and sniper kicks and with much inspiration
from the sound of scandinavian forest movement.
The Weeks are a four-piece rock band from Jackson, Mississippi. The members include Cyle Barnes (vocals), Sammy D (lead guitar), Cain Barnes (drums) and Damien Bone (bass guitar). Their debut album, Comeback Cadillac, was released on July 8, 2008, on Esperanza Plantation Records. The Weeks followed up with their sophomore album, Rumspringa, which was released July 14, 2009. Their new EP, Dry Land Is Not A Myth, was released on July 8th, 2010.
Influenced by UK and Jamaican dub, Kanka's sound is steppa
His compositions are based on a strong bass & drums section. Though the reggae riddim often be heard, it sounds of today: tempos are particulary high for this kind of music, and the heavy bass line combines with a dynamic drum style and electro soundz. His first album "Don't stop dub" was released on Hammerbass Records in March 2005. Acclaimed by all the actors of the international dub scene and played by respected sound systems, this album gave him the opportunity to make himself known to worldwide dub addicts.