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Traxx

Chicago born and bred Melvin Oliphant aka Traxx is known for constructing the "jakbeat" sound -- "a turbo-charged take on old school acid and Chicago house for the '00s put together with the unmistakeable tones of classic analogue gear such as the TR-909, TR-808, and, of course, the TB-303". Traxx himself talking about this phenomenon:
"It's a truly separate genre in its own right... the reason is because jakbeat is influenced from not just by techno and house...

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Chief Keef

Keith Cozart was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Dulles Elementary School and later Banner High School on the city's South Side. He released his debut mixtape The Glory Road on July 9, 2011 and his second mixtape Bang on October 11. In December 2011, Cozart was arrested on a weapons charge (aggravated unlawful use of a weapon) and put under house arrest at his grandmother's home. While under house arrest, Cozart posted several videos to his YouTube account.

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DJ C

Beat scholar, party scientist, ragga maniac, and remixer of singers from M.I.A. to Gregory Isaacs, DJ C continues to spread his fiercely eclectic gospel of crunkment, mashstep, ragga-bounce, and grime-hall across the land. He's been pumping out a series of records on U.S., U.K., and Japanese labels including a remix of M.I.A.'s U.R.A.Q.T. for her Galang 05 single on XL Recordings, as well as singles for Shockout, Community Library, and his own Mashit imprint. The tunes have been killing club sound-systems and airwaves worldwide.

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Weasel Walter

Weasel Walter is an experimental drummer and composer. He is most famous as the leader of The Flying Luttenbachers, but also leads other projects such as the Weasel Walter Sextet. He began playing in Chicago in the early 90s, and has subsequently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2003, where he has lived ever since. Weasel Walter can most frequently be seen playing drums, although he plays bass, started out on guitar, and has taken saxophone lessons from Hal Russel.

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Io monade stanca

Io Monade Stanca is a trio composed by Matteo Romano on drums, Nicolas Joseph Roncea as guitarist and Edoardo Baima on bass and voices. Born in Canale, their first LP “In the termi table” sorted out in 2008 for Canalese*Noise. All by themselves they started touring through Europe thanks to DIY personal work of Nicolas. In the summer of 2009 they record the second album called “The impossible story of Bubu” at Red House with Sasha Tillotta as engineer.

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On An On

On a cloudy night in Austin, Texas during the annual SXSW festival, the three members of ON AN ON were waiting in line to see Mike Snow; they were a bit sweaty, undeniably hungry, and, well, kind of drunk. The Chicago & Minneapolis-based musicians – Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci, and Ryne Estwing — that comprise the band had played music with one another in various capacities for the better part of a decade — most recently as members of indie-pop outfit Scattered Trees, with whom they were performing that very weekend.

Read more about On An On on Last.fm.

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Lil' Louis

Lil Louis is the stage name used by Chicago-born house music producer and DJ Louis Burns. He scored a number of hits on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the eighties and nineties, three of which hit #1.
His best known song, "French Kiss," featured vocals by Shawn Christopher and spent two weeks at #1 on the dance chart in 1989. The house track (now considered a classic) features a several-minutes-long breakdown in which the music gradually slowed down in tempo to a complete stop and left nothing but orgasmic moaning from Ms.

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Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band, formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1969. Led by Maurice White, they are best known for their hits of the 19, among them "After the Love Has Gone", "September," "Reasons," "Fantasy" and "Shining Star." Earth, Wind & Fire became the first black performers to headline throughout the world without an opening act, to receive Madison Square Garden's Gold Ticket Award for selling more than 100,000 tickets and to receive the Columbia Records Crystal Globe Award for selling more than five million albums in foreign markets.

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