Adeva (born Patricia Daniels in 1960) is a female African American house music and R&B artist from Paterson, New Jersey, United States, and the youngest of six children. Her style ranges between diva vamp and gospel ballad, and earned her a couple of well-deserved top 20 hits in 1989. Her solo releases never topped the charts but her performances on an album by dance heavyweight Frankie Knuckles were received with acclaim. Adeva was always huge in the dance clubs in both the UK and USA. In 1996 EMI Gold released the compilation "Ultimate Adeva" to showcase her work hitherto.
Blue Jam was an ambient radio comedy programme produced by Chris Morris. It aired on BBC Radio 1 in the early hours of the morning from 1997 to 1999. The programme gained cult status due to its unique mix of surreal monologue, music, synthesised voices, heavily edited broadcasts and recurring sketches. It featured the extreme voice talents of Kevin Eldon, Julia Davis, Mark Heap, David Cann and Amelia Bullmore. Morris himself delivered disturbing monologues, one of which was revamped and made into the BAFTA-winning short film, My Wrongs 8245 - 8249 and 117.
Stretch & Vern are London based producers Stuart Silvester & Julian Peake. Now into their 16th year as a production team, the duo continue to release dance music that penetrates both the commercial charts and underground clubs.
Currently signed to Ministry of Sound, their breakthrough 1996 worldwide hit 'I'm Alive' has just been released with new mixes from the likes of Tom Starr, Louis La Roche & Jordy Licious. Radio support from Pete Tong, Annie Mac & Annie Nightingale has ensured exposure to a new generation of clubber for this dance classic.
1) DEVolution are a garage/dub duo consisting of Pete Devereux (Ex-Artful Dodger) and former Size Records artist Tom Devos. The DEVolution duo are writing, producing and playing music which can generally be described as in the dubstep genre, but which they call "Embrace the Bass". DEVolution write on their Facebook page [http://www.facebook.com/wearedevolution?sk=info] the following: "DEVolution is a natural progression for Pete Devereux, whose work with Artful Dodger helped to define the UK Garage scene as a major mainstream genre.
DJ/Producer Kenny Hawkes has been a pioneering influence on the British dance scene for 20 years. As a kid growing up in Brighton, Kenny soaked up the sounds of Motown, Ska, Hip Hop, Dub Reggae. As soon as he hit 18 he disappeared off to Southern Europe, where he spent endless hours developing his DJ skills by playing at some of Europe's most notorious after hours clubs. He returned home in the early 90s, skint and unknown, and stumbled across a Pirate Radio Station called ‘Girls FM’.