So Percussion is an American percussion quartet based in New York City. Comprised of members Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting, Eric Beach, and Lawson White, the group is well known for recording and touring internationally and for its work with composers such as Steve Reich, David Lang, Paul Lansky, Martin Bresnick, Steve Mackey, Fred Frith, Evan Ziporyn, and Arvo P
Ben Watt (born 6 Dec 1962, London) is best-known as half of the duo Everything but the Girl, which first performed together in 1982. Watt released his first solo album in 1983 entitled North Marine Drive. It went to number 1 on the U.K. indie charts and included a cover of Bob Dylan's You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go. Everything but the Girl's early material was lite-jazz, but their major international breakthrough came in the dance music genre with Todd Terry's 1995 remix of the song Missing which originally appeared on the album Amplified Heart.
The Knife is an electronic duo from Stockholm, Sweden formed in 1999. The band consists of siblings Karin Dreijer Andersson (formerly of Honey is Cool, now Fever Ray) and Olof Dreijer - who also run their own record company, Rabid Records. The group rarely makes public appearances, most of their promotional photos feature the members wearing masks, and formerly refused to perform live concerts. However the group has showed themselves in public wearing masks formed as bird's beaks, similar to those used by medieval doctors.
Matt John is a Berlin based artist who has recorded for prestigious labels such as Perlon and Jay Haze's netlabel textone, as well as for the new Bar25 label. Getting in touch with techno sounds in the mid-nineties he followed his calling for electronic music in starting DJing all over Thuringia/Germany. He loves to communicate with the audience in catching them with his groovy minimal tech house and intelligent techno, further kicking them with new experimental inputs into other dimensions.
Dave Pearce, is a British dance music DJ, playing gigs across the UK and the world, although he is perhaps best known for his work in radio. He currently works for BBC Radio 1 presenting the long-running 'Dance Anthems' show on Sunday nights. He began his broadcasting career in 1981 on pirate station Radio Jackie, in South London, whilst he was still at school. He then worked behind the scenes at BBC Radio London, where he later took on a late-night show, playing all of the latest club tunes.
Born Patricia Kotero on August 2, 1959 in Santa Monica, California, Apollonia Kotero is a swimsuit model, actress and singer of Italian and Mexican descent. She joined Prince's entourage after the departure of Vanity, Denise Matthews, as lead in the film Purple Rain and as lead-singer of recording group Apollonia 6. Kotero had taken part in nationwide audition to find a replacement for Vanity before being cast by Prince in the role that had originally been given to Vanity.