Clare and the Reasons call Brooklyn home, but after touring around the world extensively for their first two albums with Van Dyke Parks, My Brightest Diamond, and on their own, they needed a new setting – one that would make them see and hear differently. For 8 months in 2011 they lived in an apartment on Berlin’s Bergstrasse, on the western edges of what used to be the East. They got a 1968 Schwalbe moped – model KR-51 – and sped around the city at a velocity the congested New York streets would have prohibited.
Shut Up And Dance - british breakbeat pioneers from scratch. Started with Hip Hop tunes and set up a soundsystem with DJ Hype but soon they integrated House and Techno influences and sped up the beats. With Reinforced SUAD could count as inventors of UK Hardcore. Early classics like Lamborghini, 10 Pounds To Get In, Greenman, The Art Of Moving Butts or the famous Raving I'm Raving saved them a place in the Hall Of Fame of UK Hardcore. After having problems with several unauthorized samples their own label "Shut Up And Dance" disappeared - but rose again from the dust in the last few years.
ACxDC stands for Antichrist Demoncore. The band was founded in 2003 by Sergio, Pablo, Jeff, and JC. Within 2 years of playing together they released the Jack Trippin' Demo, He Had it Comin' 7", and had 2 tracks on the Signs Of An Impending Doom Compilation. They quickly made their mark in the power violence/grindcore scene by playing tons of wild shows all over Southern California. By 2005 the band had called it quits, but in the summer of 2006 they decided to have a reunion show with all original members for one night only.
MOTO stands for Masters Of The Obvious. Pretty much it's Paul and whoever is playing with him at the time. Some people think Paul's lyrics are too dirty but most people think they are funny. MOTO write songs that are catchy. That's all that really matters. It all got started in the early 80's in New Orleans. But then Paul moved somewhere else. MOTO have released dozens of albums, some cassette only, some CDs, some are little vinyl discs like this one. You've probably never heard of MOTO. It's a good thing that now you know.
The Klezmatics are an American klezmer band based in New York City. Formed in New York's East Village in 1986, the band plays an updated form of the music, mixing it with other musical traditions, singing in English and Yiddish. They have also participated in cross-cultural collaborations, most notably with the Palestinian musician Simon Shaheen.
Formed in Bristol in 1996, the Experimental Pop Band originated as a studio band who included Davey Woodward (vocals) Chris Galvin (bass) and Corin Dingley (drums and keys). the band released a series of singles that gained critical acclaim from national music press including single of the week with the track 'boutique in my backyard' later covered by Sophie Ellis Baxter's theaudience. First ablum was a compilation of 4 eps named 'Woof' released on the Swarf Finger label. Corin left the band to form Alpha with Keith Bailey (drums) and Joe Rooney (keyboards) joining in mid 1996.
Isole is an epic doom metal band from Gävle, Sweden that is currently signed to napalm records.
Isole started up under the name Forlorn back in 1990 with two sole members Crister and Daniel. Some demo tapes were recorded under the 90's. Then the band went into hibernation a couple of years mostly because troubles with members quitting or living elsewhere. In 2003 record label I Hate Records contacted them and wanted to sign Forlorn, and we wanted a fresh start after the hibernation and changed name to Isole.
With gigs all over the globe and an impressive array of highly respected productions, Alex M.O.R.P.H. is one of today’s most wanted producers/remixers in the uplifting trance genre. He made over 70 Remixes for fellow artists and released more than 20 own productions as well as big collaborations, which all found their way into the record boxes of the worlds’ top jocks.
He always tries to show his versatility in multiple aspects, including a well-known radioshow (HeavensGate on Air) and a solo artist debut album. He also teams up with Woody van Eyden to perform legendary Back2Back sets.
Formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 2004. The Audreys play alternative folk music. They have released three records, one in 2006 called Between Last Night and Us, another in 2008 called When The Flood Comes, and in 2010 Sometimes The Stars. Their first two records won the ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots Album. After their debut album, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Taasha Coates says it took her and fellow songwriter/guitarist Tristan Goodall an age to get back to writing: