You can tell a lot about a band by how it performs offstage, as was my initial experience of Paris Suit Yourself on Thanksgiving last year. The three expatriate band members made a surprise visit to my Berlin apartment after hearing word of an American feast, hours after dinner and just in time for the vodka. Like the band's music, their behavior was as charming as it was abrasive. Drummer Joseph Heffernan, who hails from Arkansas and intentionally, if not performatively, assumes that anyone from north of the Mason-Dixon Line is from Connecticut...
Eric Prydz is a Swedish DJ and producer best known for his 2004 hit single "Call On Me", his remix of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall" (known as "Proper Education") and more recently the anthem "Pjanoo". He also releases music under the aliases of Cirez D, Pryda and Sheridan. Prydz produces electronic music which falls into a variety of sub genres, most notably house (Including electro house and tech house), minimal and techno. Aside from producing music Prydz also runs the record labels Pryda, Pryda Friends, and Mouseville, which release most of his own music.
A one man Acid Techno, Dark Jungle and Atmospheric DnB Live PA located in Calgary Alberta, Jonnay's music is not limited by genre, but instead by muse. Jonnay's previous musical projects include "Thee Archana Project" and "TrYbE". He has been creating electronic music since 1995 and performing since 1997. Jonnay boasts that his sets are 100% Laptop Free and are Big Stereo Approved. Tracks can be downloaded under the Creative Commons License at Jonnay's offical website www.jonnay.net.
Rainer Veil are Liam Morley and Dan Valentine, two friends who met while studying contemporary music in the north of England. The pair began improvising and making drones in a dark basement before incorporating a broader palette and forming Rainer Veil as an ongoing concern last year. "Struck" is their first EP and debut for Modern Love, following an appearance at the label Boiler Room takeover in August 2012.
Audionite is the stage name and project of Szymon Rabowicz, a 25-year-old from Berlin who started his career as a producer and began making music seven years ago. He discovered dance music very late so he refuses to stick to the rules and rightly so, what with his already huge span of influences. For a producer who grew up listening to Hip Hop and R&B, his sounds are far from the block parties in Brooklyn and are much more at home in the underground clubs of Berlin.
DJ SS, born Leroy Small (on August 27 1970) , is a Drum and Bass DJ and producer from Leicester, United Kingdom. Originally a breakdancer, DJ Stratch Stein began playing electro music as a teenager in the early 1980's. He then played Hip Hop and Rare Groove before turning to producing in 1988 initially Acid House, Hardcore, Breakbeat and finally Jungle/Drum and Bass tracks. SS got his big break DJ'ing at the big British raves of the early 1990's such as Telepathy. Since then he has gone on to DJ world wide.
There are currently 5 artists on Last.fm called ST: 1) ST - Alex Stepanov - russian rapper from Moscow. 2) Stefan Ternemar (a.k.a. s.t) is an electronic artist from Lidköping, Sweden. He released his first two EP's Emotions In A Box and I'll Meet You There on the Monotonik label, but has since signed to US indie label Music Related who released his debut album People I Barely Know in early 2007.
Chris.SU is one of the commanding producers and DJs of the Hungarian scene, among others he has helped to put his country on the map of drum and bass. Since his breaktrough track "Astro-Sine", released on Trace's label DSCI4 in 2002, his tunes have been in rotation from drum and bass' finest djs. He’s also been voted as best producer and best DJ of the year multiple times by the readers of Impulsecreator (drumandbass.hu).
With initial support in the form of grime veteran Plastician, “Birmingham’s finest” Emalkay gained the attention of South London based label Boka Records with the warped, future bass drones and epic strings of Gut Feeling. Continuing the success, Testing The Waters EP was released in October 2006 followed by Monsters in June 2007. The revolutionary sound of Mecha, released in the fall of 2007, gained Emalkay support from the likes of Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs and breakbeat pioneer FreQ Nasty, as well as many of the leading figures of the current dubstep scene.