Keiko Abe (安倍 圭子, born April 18, 1937) is a Japanese composer and marimba player. She has been a primary figure in the development of the marimba, in terms of expanding both technique and repertoire, and through her collaboration with the Yamaha musical instrument company, developed the modern five-octave concert marimba. Abe is also another artist: A singer/songwriter from Austria.
After the auspicious musical start that Dutch-born Mischa Daniels enjoyed, it’s no wonder he’s at the helm of the aptly named FAME label and rapidly racking up club hits and plaudits from the likes of Erick Morillo and Pete Tong. After experimenting with drums and trumpets from the age of 7, he discovered house music and switched his allegiance to a pair of turntables. Playing out at parties from the tender age of 12, Mischa soon got interested in producing his own tracks: “It’s a real adventure choosing what direction is right for you” he says.
Andreas Werner is one of today’s most prolific figures in the incredible Techno universe of Cologne. He encapsulates a delicate rhythmic sound and expression that is best exemplified in his 12” Zwrtshak Drive—a favourite among artists such as Guido Schneider, Richie Hawtin or Ricardo Villalobos on his most recent tour. It was also a #1 selection in the German publication Groove Magazine. Supported over the last few months by Triple R (head of the Traum label) under his pseudonym Audio Werner...
Felix Baumgartner is the brainchild of James Cator who has been DJing in clubs around the world for the last 10 years. The idea was then set in stone when he went into the studio with James Reynolds; who has been writing, producing, and mixing some of the biggest house tracks of the last 12 years; James and James found that the tech-house, main room sound that developed in these studio sessions had something special.
Grant Nelson (born April 27, 1971, in England) is a DJ, producer and remix artist. Grant is heralded as one of the godfathers of UK Garage due to his numerous club hits on his Nice 'n' Ripe record label in the early 90's. It was his sound along with a few others that gave birth to the then known as 'Sunday Scene' which went on to become UK garage. He also produced under the name Wishdokta from 1990-1993 when he was making Hardcore / Drum 'n' Bass for the legendary London label Kickin Records.
Gerardo Roschini is one of the best known producers of Unite Records. Working hard in his studio, his productions are in every djs case. Producing under many names as: Supaboyz, Smashing Guys, Ironblood and Machinehead, his biggest hit was Zairon - I Am Techno.
He also regularly teams up with other producers, making duos such as Tat & Zat (Tatanka & Zatox) Act & Zat, Wild Motherfuckers, ZTX and even Zatox & The Prophet.
The British violinist, Daniel Hope, is renowned the world over for his musical versatility and creativity. In January 2007 he signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon, with whom he will now record a variety of projects. In 2004 Hope won three major awards for his recording of Berg and Britten Concerti - the Classical Brit Awards in England, and in Germany the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis and the ECHO Klassik Prize. At the 2005 Grammy™ Awards he received two nominations; and in October 2006 he won the ECHO Prize for the third year in succession.
There are 11 known bands with the name Titan: 1) Canadian hardcore band based in Toronto, ON. A union between the severity of hardcore and technical mastery/sinister malice of metal, maintaining roots consistent with traditional Canadian hardcore established by the likes of Union Of Uranus, Buried Inside and Cursed. EPs include The Chrysanthemum Pledge and most recent critically-acclaimed leveler Colossus EP.
Previously existing as progressive / melodic house entity Solarity, Dusky are London based musicians Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman. As comfortable writing elegant orchestral pieces or stirring piano motifs as they are jackin' house and epic techno grooves, their diverse sounds are united by the duo's singular aim - to compose electronic music with depth, soul and originality.