There are at least four artists named Erika. 1) Erika De Bonis is an Italian dance singer better known for her popular song I Don't Know. Erika's first releases were under the label of Rossano Prini A&R SPY records. The young Italian artist became famous when she released the song Relations. This track jumped to No. 1 on all Italian charts in the first half of 2001. Erika released some other tracks that became very popular in dance clubs: Right or Wrong and Ditto. She is the sister of Magic Box. Erika's Official Myspace is myspace.com/erikapop
House music: it's more than just a feeling. For young turk Richard Dinsdale, it's a way of life. Although only a sprightly 24 years old, this new kid on the house block's been living, breathing and bleeding dance music for the best part of a decade. His mouth-watering mix of tech-tinged electro and bass-heavy house is a regular fixture at leading London nightspot The Cross, his solid, groove-led productions snapped up by UK labels Renaissance, Kinky Vinyl, Big Love and Toolroom.
GusGus, Iceland's leading techno-/soul band saw the light of day for the first time in 1995, during a break in the making of the shortcut "Pleasure". Initially GusGus was as a multimedia collective that combined sexually tinged dance music with visual arts and shorts made by the group's members. A self-titled debut album appeared on their Kjól & Anderson imprint in conjunction with the screening of "Pleasure" and immediately caused a buzz on the scene in their native land.
George Morel is an accomplished and evolutionary DJ/Producer, and is considered a pioneer in the dance music world. Infused with electronic and echoes of self expression, his music is in constant progression. For Morel, versatility has become a tradition. Never tied to just one sound, he has a deep appreciation for music that fills the room and moves the soul.
Morel's journey began as a young thirteen year old curious about electronic music and sounds, who began by experimenting with vinyl and turntables.
Fear of Tigers is the alter ego of UK producer and songwriter Benjamin Berry. Born in Kobe, Japan, Ben relocated to the UK in his teens where he began making music on an Amiga computer and a copy of the classic tracker program Octamed. After finishing school Ben moved to Spain where he worked as a professional DJ for several years but finally grew tired of the monotony of the house scene and relocated to London to study. After a 2 year musical hiatus Ben began rekindled his love for production and Fear of Tigers was born.
Early House and Techno.
MK is dance music producer Marc Kinchen, who hit #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1993 and 1994 with the songs "Always" and "Love Changes." Lead vocals on both of those tracks were performed by Alana Simon (songs were credited to MK featuring Alana). MK has also hit the dance chart with "4 You," using the pseudonym 4th Measure Men. Aside from his own career as a recording artist, he is also known for the remixes he has produced for other artists.
Fatima Al Qadiri is a Brooklyn-based composer, musician, curator and artist. Born in Senegal, Al Qadiri's exposure to the rampant misappropriation of Western subculture while growing up in Kuwait is apparent in her highly virtuosic body of work. She has performed her symphonic and plaintive baroque electronic compositions at The Kitchen, Gallery 179 and Santos Party House and has regularly exhibited multimedia projects in New York City and Kuwait alongside fellow iconoclasts Khalid Al Gharaballi and Lauren Boyle.
There are at least 4 artists called "Din."
1. The original "DIN" is the brainchild of "Pupka Frey," formerly of the groups Digital Poodle, Kinder Atom and Rational Youth.
Throughout the 1990s he released three albums and one vinyl 12" on labels such as DOVe, Ninja Tune, Cleopatra and Hypnobeat/Hyperium. The music on these albums is difficult to pigeonhole, but is generally an eclectic mix of spacey, synthesized, often up-beat, frequently all-instrumental music. Copies of his out-of-print 12" sell for as high as 180 Euros.