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Ike Yard

Influenced by their punk upbringing, avant-garde schooling, and no wave surroundings in early 80s NYC,- but not beholden to any genre - Ike Yard managed to create a new sound.
By tapping into equal parts the krautrock experimentation of Can, the Neue Deutsche Welle of DAF and the UK post-punk dub of PiL and Joy Division they created sounds and songs unique enough to catch the attention of Factory Records, who made them their first American signing.

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Morgan Geist

This New Jersey native was initially inspired by England's take on the sound of Detroit, but eventually tracked techno back to its Motor City innovators. When he began listening to music, however, it was the sound of early-'80s synth heroes like Devo, Severed Heads and New Order alongside early hiphop, jazz and 60's Hindi film soundtracks. Geist released his first 12" (via Dan Curtin's innovative Metamorphic label) while studying at Oberlin College in 1994.

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Kumo

Kumo came into existence in 1994 when Jono Podmore began work at Watershed Studios, London, UK and with Plink Plonk records, founding 2 sister labels to Plink Plonk: Autoi and Psychomat. He began to play the Theremin, developing new techniques for live performance of electronic music.
After a string of singles and remixes as Kumo, March 1997 saw the release of his first album Kaminari to significant critical acclaim. A series of live dates and international DJ commitments followed, including the Essential Music Festival, the Sonar festival, and the Graz Biennale.

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The Other Half

This obscure San Francisco '60s band gained a degree of notoriety in the '80s when their punk-garage single "Mr. Pharmacist" was included on one of Rhino's Nuggets compilations and covered by the Fall. Actually, most of the Other Half's material was far less garage than psychedelic, featuring the sustain-laden guitar of Randy Holden, one of the best Jeff Beck-inspired axemen of the '60s. Boasting a just-out-of-the-garage approach to Haight-Ashbury psychedelia, the group cut a little-heard, fairly strong album, as well as a few rare singles, in 1967 and 1968.

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Chancha Via Circuito

Chancha Vía Circuito ("Pig on the Circular Train") is the alter-ego of Pedro Canale, a digi-cumbia DJ and producer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His debut LP, Rodante, was released in Fall 2008 by ZZK Records. It includes remixes and collaborations with a wide variety of artists (Jahdan, Princesa, Rancho MC, Poeta Inka, and Kumbha Kethu). In 2010 he released a mixtape, Río Arriba, to much critical acclaim.

Read more about Chancha Via Circuito on Last.fm.

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Terranova

Terranova is used by two groups: one German, another from USA. 1. Terranova is a German band made up of current members Fetisch, Marco Meister and Kaos. They have previously went under the moniker Turntable Terranova on the Compost label and sometimes as Edition Terranova. Their music is a fusion of punk rock, electronic and trip hop. They currently reside in Berlin and perform DJ sets at the Berlin night club, Pogo Club.

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P.K.14

P.K.14 - Beijing based post-punk band. The abbreviated name P.K.14 is a continuous play on words. Primarily standing for Public Kingdom for Teens (??????), known to also stand for Pent Kilowatt One More Than Thirteen, Pelikan Kraut Seven Times Two and Psycho Killer Two Less Than Sixteen amongst others... Vocals - Yang Haisong (???) Guitar - Xu Bo (??) Drums - Jonathan (??? Bass - Shi Xudong (???)

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