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.
Everything Everything are based in Manchester, hailing originally from the Newcastle/Northumberland area, as well as Kent. Their music has been described as 'surrealist neo-classical avant-pop for the digital age'. Influences include: Michael Jackson, The Beatles, The Smiths, Ezra Pound, Steve Reich and Destiny's Child. Debut single 'Suffragette Suffragette' b/w 'Luddites and Lambs' was released in December 2008 on XL imprint Salvia to widespread popular and critical acclaim, garnering support from such Manc luminaries as Stuart Maconie, Marc Riley, Dave Haslam and Johnny Marr.
Leading dubstep dj/producer, one-half of Digital Mystikz and co-founder of the DMZ record label and club night.
micronormous is the alias of Matt Eaton of Birmingham group Pram. In 2005 he presented a live soundtrack to the film The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari under that name. Further live soundtracks have led to the formation of the micronormous live group and a series of recordings and remixes.
Wiley, also known as Eskiboy (real name Richard Kylea Cowie, born 19 January 1979) is an Grime MC and producer from Bow E3, East London. Wiley has created his own musical genre, which he calls "Eski", and which is largely associated with the Grime genre. "Eskimo", from which the genre takes its name, is probably the best known Eski track. Originally performing under the title "Wiley Kat" (adopted from the Thundercats cartoon), he has now shortened his stage name and rarely is referred to as "Wiley Kat".
Earning his stripes in the UK’s underground live circuit, Fraksha has proven himself to be one of the UK’s finest MC’s. Founding member of UK hip-hop collective, <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Nine+High" class="bbcode_artist">Nine High</a> and part of Australia’s first grime crew, <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Smash+Brothers" class="bbcode_artist">Smash Brothers</a>, Fraksha has honed his craft and sold out two mixtapes – a testament to his tenure in the UK scene. Since moving over to Australia in 2006, Fraksha was invited to join Aria Award winning, <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Bliss+N+Eso" class="bbcode_artist">Bliss N Eso</a>, on their sold out tour, ‘Get Loose’ – certifying his entry into the Aussie Hip-Hop scene.
Two bands are known as The Straits, one from The Netherlands the other from UK. 1. The Straits is a band from the Netherlands and got together in june 2005 and that was about time! Most of the Straits already knew each other and it was a twist of fate that got them to meet Patrik Muller and Wilko Stroo. The Straits intentions are not to create a new genre in music but to find the perfect popsong and present it to the world! Oasis, The Beatles and The Stone Roses preceded us. The Straits are bound by the chemistry to find a certain energy and a smile in their songs.
There is more than one artist with this name. (1) Friends is a UK band (see below). (2) Friends is a Jpop singing group comprised of 6 seiyuu from the TV anime Kyo no Go no Ni (see below). (3) Friends is a Swedish pop group that represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2001. They split up in 2004 when two of the members started the group Nina & Kim. (4) FRIENDS is a wank rock band from Adelaide (5) FRIENDS is a math rock band from Fernandina FL.