James Grant's career began in the early eighties, when he formed Friends Again with Chris Thompson (The Bathers). Although short-lived, their influence was huge, helping to define the emerging sound of the Scottish bands that followed them. It was in Love and Money that James found more widespread recognition; four albums, several hit singles, a world-wide following and silver discs in the UK helped seal his reputation as one of the best songwriters in the country.
There are several artists named Nail. #1: Nail is a Canadian progressive heavy rock/metal band. After spending several years performing with Canadian multi-platinum recording artists Helix, Nail was formed in 2007 by Rainer and Cindy Wiechmann after their departure from that group. Nail presents a sound that is a considerable departure from the ‘80s “Hair Metal” rock sounds one would associate with Helix, having roots and influences more likely associated with groups like Rush, Black Sabbath, and Tool.
DeMarkus Lewis, a driving force behind todays house music sound and key player in the evolution of its future, has come a long way in the last sixteen years. From his start as a dj in 1990 to the beginning of his production career in 2000, he had already established himself as a Dallas favorite. Add to that over sixty quality house music records in the last six years and the reputation for destroying dance floors worldwide and it becomes clear why he is one of house musics most sought-after djs/producers.
1. Chris Allen is the frontman and lead songwriter for popular, Cleveland-based rock band Rosavelt. Since the disbanding of Rosavelt in the summer of 2005, Chris has continued making music with various other bands, and released his solo debut "Goodbye Girl and the Big Apple Circus" in June of 2006. 2. Do you know Canadian DJ Chris Allen? It’s a question that nearly everyone in melodic dance music circles seems to be asking.
New York has seen many DJ's come and go in its time. The city that never sleeps has seen many clubs come and go as well. In a town where certainty is never guaranteed and change is around every corner, Bill Patrick has managed to maintain a successful career as one of New York's most exciting and respected DJ's. Coming from a diverse musical background that included punk, hip hop, new wave, and reggae, Bill's love for dance music began in 1998 after attending his first New York rave. He frequented the legendary club Twilo almost every Friday until its closing in 2001.
Chris Carrier: There are two kinds of DJs: those whose goal is to make a name for themselves and those whose goal is to make music - and let the rest follow. Parisian Chris Carrier is among the latter. For more than a dozen years he's been an underground icon, churning out more than one-hundred records and remixes for a host of labels including Adult Only, Catwash, Brique Rouge, Get Physical, Ghostly, Supplement Facts and many more. Too busy working to chase a spot in the limelight, Carrier is nevertheless rightly revered as one of the most gifted, prolific producers on the dance scene.
Nubreed, a 'Nu Skool Breaks' band based in Melbourne, Australia is made up of Jase, Myke and Db. Know for their dynamic live shows and a style that pushes the boundries. Nubreed draw on a wide range of influences like old skool jazz, neo-tech, funk, breaks, hip hop and drum and bass. They are seen as a band rather than a group, as they MC and sing on their tracks and due to their wide influences, they have a sound more like a band.
There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Moony (real name Monica Bragato) is a musician from Italy known for the many dance tracks coming from her debut album Lifestories. Among the notable singles from the album are "Dove (I'll Be Loving You)", "Acrobats", and "Flying Away". Raised in Venice, Moony was first noticed singing in the Venetian club scene and was tapped to do vocals for a number of songs by DJ and producer Cristiano Spiller.
DeanJay first learned to mix back in 1984 aged 13 when his older brother bought a pair of 1210's. He learnt how to mix on them before his brother did (on the quiet while he was out working). Already a lover of Soul and Hip Hop this new skill lead to him being taken over by this music and later on House music. To say he loves house is a massive understatement, he lives and breathes it. Currently a resident for Flawless Dean has played at most of London's house venues including Turnmills, MoS, Bagleys, Hidden, Pacha, Urban Inc and at countless bars in and around London.
Kraak & Smaak is a DJ/producing trio hailing from the Dutch city of Leiden, consisting of Mark Kneppers (also known as DJ Knuppelhout and one half of retro-party DJ duo DJ Wipneus & Pim), Oscar de Jong and Wim Plug. As owner of a local record store, Mark Kneppers started out in 2003 with sampling all kinds of soul, jazz and funk. With the aid of his friends Oscar and Wim, they produced a demo which got them signed to UK label Jalapeno.