There are several bands with this name. The UK group The Smoke consisted of Mick Rowley on vocals, Mal Luker on guitar, Zeke Lund on bass and Geoff Gill on drums. They released a handful of singles from 1967 - 1970, with their biggest hit 'My Friend Jack' reaching no. 2 in Germany and no. 45 in the UK. See The Smoke (UK). However the singles 'Sweet Spanish' and 'Defeat Retreat' are by the Australian band The Smoke, taken from the 2009 album 'Blood Orange'. See: The Smoke (Oz)
First wave Detroit techno artist famous for early minimal sound combining elements of detroit with a stripped down and jacky sound more popular in Chicago at that time. Incredible crossover appeal on party tracks and stripped down minimal bleep techno, with crisp grainy claps that have made his sound and use of the RZ-1 drumbox unmistakable. Founder of Accelerate records, Seventh City Records, Seventh City distribution (and retail store on Gratiot Ave at one point), early collaborator with Richie Hawtin's Plus 8 records.
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.
Florian Hecker was born in 1975 in Augsburg. Florian Hecker has been working with computer music, independently and in collaboration with other artists such as Farmersmanual, Russell Haswell, Shunichiro Okada, Peter Rehberg, Marcus Schmickler and Yasunao Tone since 1996. One of his first publications was a Remix of the title "Ped Stang" from Chicks On Speed.
He published his work among other things on the Viennese Label "Mego". At the present time he lives and works in Vienna.
Chris Bowden is a British alto saxophonist, composer and arranger, working across a variety of genres from acoustic jazz to hip hop and drum and bass. As well as his solo releases he has contributed to music by 4hero, The Herbaliser and The Heritage Orchestra among others. He is currently active with The Tomorrow Band and Scorched Earth. Originally from Birmingham, UK, he began his professional career with The K-Creative in the early 90s acid jazz boom, and also worked with Palm Skin Productions, Jessica Lauren and Jhelisa Anderson.
The Detroit Grand Pubahs are Dr. Toefinger (Andy Toth) and Paris the Black Fu (Mack Goudy, Jr.). Both are from detroit, Michigan, United States. They combine electro, hip hop, and booty-bass with a good dose of humour to create a unique sound. Both of the Pubahs started in music at an early age, with Andy starting to play drums in various local bands at 16. Vocalist Mack began Djing at a similar age having been influenced by Jeff Mills’ legendary radio mix shows.
Also a UK hardcore band, from Glasgow. http://www.myspace.com/searchpartyglasgow and A rare religious rock album by a from Wisconsin band who relocated to Sacramento, California. Many of the tracks feature lovely female vocals, although part of Side Two is more acoustic and folky with male vocals. Unless you're into singer/songwriting acoustic folk these are not as good. At its best the album is superb.
Edinburgh based electronic producer/occasional dj. Produces dubby electronics, Idm, micro house, minimal and experimental/hard techno. records under a range of aliases such as : (i)sodyne, 3Carbine, Vent (with Lodestar), Sd Kidd, SCSI F_cker and other pseudonyms/collaborations which he chooses not to reveal. Has Remixed, wee djs, toob, jakeone, Sugar experiment station, linkwood family, B*wilder and euterke. Releases on : Avionix Recordings Mindnet Intonations Forthcoming releases on Kompakt digital and clevermusic.
There are two artists with the name Sutekh.
1. The electronic DJ Sutekh,
2. The metal band Sutekh from the Netherlands.
http://www.last.fm/music/Mesha+Ne+Sutekh. 1. Since 1997, Sutekh, alias Seth Joshua Horvitz, has released consistently inconsistent electronic music on local and international labels Force Inc./Mille Plateaux, Source, Background, Plug Research, Cytrax/Delay, Tektite, and his own Context. Manipulating computers, samplers, synthesizers, ping pong tables, and found sounds, he has created everything from minimal house and techno to dense, dissonant noise collage.