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Ben Lost

Ben Lost spent the best part of his teenage years fronting a couple of glam punk bands, getting his kicks from all the boyish perks that came with it and enjoying brief 'fame' with some national radio play (Radio One), magazine articles (The NME, Melody Maker, The Guardian and Just 17) plus a few naughty gossip column inches, courtesy of the UK music press. When the band disbanded, Ben started a career as a successful club dj and fronted a handful of projects, including The Young Parisians and The Remote (Global Underground).

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Cressida

There are currently two artists known as Cressida: 1. A British progressive rock group formed in 1969, best known for a mellow, symphonic sound and heavy use of the Mellotron keyboard. They released two great LPs titled Cressida (1970) and Asylum (1971). 2. An electronic dance producer/DJ duo from Munich, Germany comprised of Matthias Baumann & Roland Geringer, with tracks appearing on labels such as AVA Recordings and Euphonic. They have also been known to produce under the name of Callisto.

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Ronski Speed

Civic name: Ronny Schneider
Born: 1975
East German producer and DJ, Ronski Speed aka Sun Decade, has created some of the most in demand tracks and remixes of the past few years. His records 'E.O.S', 'Iris', '2Day E.P', 'Asarja' together with labe mate Mirco De Govia, the 2005 smasher 'Incognition' with Stoneface & Terminal and the Sun Decade singles 'Follow You' and the groundbreaking 'I'm Alone' were genuine club smashes and were hammered by the likes of Paul van Dyk, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Above & Beyond and Ferry Corsten.

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Stimulator

The year was 1978 - The hands of America were glued to an Atari joystick, Olivia Newton-John became every boy's fantasy in Grease, and rock n' roll got kissed by seductive synth beats. For music, it was an era of contradiction in the best possible way. New wave, punk and disco may have had their own fervent -and very separate- followings, but they had more in common than each cared to admit. “People weren't afraid to have bad haircuts, or wear day glow or sing about ants invading," says singer/songwriter Susan Hyatt - the steamy yet strong female presence of Stimulator.

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Joe Echo

Joe Echo's new single The Heart That Knows Desire is out now!
The dance driven tune has already picked up some excellent reviews with Hot Press magazine describing it as “A perfect nugget of experimental pop fueled by one of the most interesting new voices I’ve heard all year.” The Heart That Knows Desire will be available as a free download from www.joeecho.com The Northern Irish musician has co-written Madonna’s current single Celebration with producer Ian Green, dance maestro Paul Oakenfold and Madonna herself.

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The Chaser

Nikolay Balabas a.k.a. The Chaser is a Ukranian producer working in the mystics of Melodic, Balearic, and Uplifting Trance music. His first single "Lord of Light" was released in 2007 under Abstraction Records and have since received pops from Armin van Buuren, Aly & Fila, Manuel le Saux, and Kenneth Thomas. He's more recently had releases on Roger Shah's Shah Music Digital Recordings, his latest being the "Winter Heat / Everlasting Night" EP.

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Redstar

Redstar is a 21 year old trance producer known as Steve Bolger, hailing from Pennsylvania, USA. Although Steve has been producing for many years it wasn't until mid-2006 that he started to make his mark and ever since things have just got better. His breakthrough came early this year when he signed two tracks to a leading UK label Deep Blue, to compliment the release of his debut single 'Innocent' under his Perfect Pitch guise on his own label Red Force Recordings. Steve is currently working on his own productions as well as a host of remixes for labels worldwide.

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Arrakis

There are 2 trance acts using the name Arrakis: One of them is Kai Tracid + Drax (Thomas Peter Heckmann). They released The Spice in 1999. Their style is acid trance. The other is formed by UK producers B. Jamieson and J. Sutton. They released "Medusa" and "Aira Force". Their style is trance with some progressive elements.

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