Cordelia's Dad is a band from Northampton, Massachusetts that combines folk and punk rock influences and was instrumental in the creation of the genre later to be dubbed "No Depression". The band formed in 1987 and was active until 1998, when the members relocated to different parts of the country. After releasing an album of older material in 2002 the band has reunited in 2007 for their twentieth anniversary.
After walking away from huge hype and a major label deal in 1999, disappearing completely, UK's Merz (Conrad Lambert to his mum) returned in 2005 with his 2nd album, the critically lauded, Loveheart (released by UK indie Gronland Records). His third album, Moi et Mon Camion (released by Gronland in March 2008), produced the same kind of acclaim from all corners with its mixture of beautiful balladeering, heartfelt tunes, intricate production and a display of Merz
Chicks on Speed are a female electroclash band, born when Alex and Melissa met at the Munich Art Academy in 1997. Chicks on Speed's core members are Melissa Logan (Upstate NY, USA) and Alex Murray-Leslie (Bowral, Australia), who collaborate with amongst others Anat Ben-David (Tel Aviv, Israel), Kathi Glas (Berlin, Germany) and A.L. Steiner (NY, USA). Around Chicks on Speed there is grouped a large and ever-changing collective of musicians, producers, fashion and graphic artists, designers, film and video makers, and so on.
Rockethead is stirring up the electro-scene since 2008 with a blend of vintage sounds & modern technology. 2012 saw the release of "At the Busstop" on Red Robot Records / UK &
"Crazy People" on Chocolat Soul Records / Spain Some remixes of Rockethead-tracks can already be found throughout the Internet and propell their way further into the terran cyberspace. He's the guy for a night full of colorful music, always walking on the thin line between science-fiction & the swinging charm of the twenties.
ADULT. is an electro band from Detroit, Michigan that integrates vocals with drum machines, analog synths and electronic/punk elements. They started releasing albums in 1998 under the pseudonymn "Plasma Co." Initially, ADULT. members were unrevealed, but now it is known that the band consists of husband-and-wife Adam Lee Miller (formerly of Le Car) and visual artist Nicola Kuperus. The two members are also the founders of the Ersatz Audio record label.
Jenny O. is a musician based in Los Angeles, CA. She is currently touring and in production of her second full-length album with producer Jonathan Wilson. In 2011, Jenny self-produced the Home EP and released it on Manimal Vinyl Records. She appears on Rave On Buddy Holly, a tribute released in June 2011 on Fantasy/Concord and numerous records as a contributing musician and vocalist. Official discography: www.jennyo.com/discography
Alex Gaudino begins his adventure in 1993 in the music business at the famous Flying Records and UMM;
In 1998 with the support of Giacomo Maiolini, owner of Time Records, Alex founds Rise Records, which soon becomes one of the most respected European labels, signing hit records like The Tamperer and Black Legend (Alex is the only Italian A&R who had two # 1 in the UK sales chart ) and the super -hit of Robbie Rivera “Bang”, which allowed him in 2000 to get the nomination as best European A&R at the European Music Awards in London.
There are three artists that record under the name Arca: 1) An experimental/glitch project of Nuuro, aka Alejandro Ghersi, a Venezuelan producer. His albums under the name Arca include: Stretch 1, Stretch 2 (released 2 giveaways on UNO) and the 2013 mixtape &&&&&. He has also been credited for his writing/producing efforts on Kanye West's album Yeezus. http://soundcloud.com/arca-2
2) arca is a french project initiated by Joan Cambon and Sylvain Chauveau at the beginning of the year 2000.
There are three artists with this name: 1) Former singer for the band Hugo Largo. Her full name is Mimi Goese. She has released one solo album "Soak." She has also worked with Moby. 2) London-based artista and musician. Plays unusual places at short notice. (house gigs, art fairs, on a raft....) Often improvises with non-drummers drumming, often seen drumming herself. People she has played with include Les Enfants Bastard, Ignatz Höch, H, Jeion Nejad, Morvern Callar, AdHoc.
A 90s alias of Jon Carter, for his breakbeat productions as opposed to the house flavoured Junior Cartier project. Inevitably lumped in with the "big beat" movement of the time, although their album Shoot the Boss had a dark mood and heavy dub influence that defied the "cheeky party antics" ethos of the genre.