Midnight Juggernauts are an alternative dance/synth pop band which formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2004, They consist of Vincent Vendetta (vocals, keyboards), Andy Juggernaut, (bass, vocals) and Daniel Stricker (drums). They have been described by the American magazine "Rolling Stone" as "David Bowie if his Berlin Trilogy was a collaboration with Kraftwerk and Faust". So far, the band have released two albums "Dystopia" (2008) and "The Crystal Axis" (2010)
Pnau is an Australian dance music duo from Sydney, NSW made up of Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes. The duo released their debut album Sambanova in 1999 under the Peking Duck label. However, the album was pulled from record stores due to uncleared samples a week before they won an ARIA Award for Best Dance Release. Warner Music Australasia re-released it in 2000, then released 'Need Your Lovin' Baby' in 2001.
NOVAkILL became an actuality in 1996 when BONES and SiK, who had been running a club night together and performing separately, decided to pool their resources. Before their first album NOVAkILL contributed songs to two local and one German compilation. They also wrote some music for a short film. The first album, HARD TECH for a HARD WORLD, took about 3 years to finish as NOVAkILL took some time off to replace all their instruments with software.
The Orb (sometimes credited as simply Orb) is a British electronic music band known for pioneering the genre of ambient house. The Orb is heavily influenced by dub music, and much of their later output has been in the electronic dub category, more so than ambient house. The group was formed in 1988 by Dr. Alex Paterson (full name Duncan Robert Alex Paterson) and Jimmy Cauty (one half of The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu and later The KLF). The Orb's first release was the acid house anthem "Tripping on Sunshine".
For a few years now Birmingham artist Brian Duffy's Modified Toy Orchestra has been making electronic music that derives from the modification of toys and releasing it on his own label Warm Circuit. He modifies the circuitry of electronic toys to create instruments that make 'new' and unique sounds.
Meem aka Michael Moebus is a music producer from Sydney, Australia. He has been producing and releasing music since 1998, and has performed alongside acts such as Thievery Corporation, Groove Armada, Jamie Lidell, M.I.A., People Under the Stairs, Girl Talk and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. From roots in electronica, Meems music has gradually grown towards a more organic live sound. Borrowing heavily from funk, soul, jazz, disco & boogie, Meem also now incorporates guest musicians into his live shows.
Midfield General, real name Damian Harris, is the original founder of the Skint Records label, which became the forerunner of the big success of Norman Cook's Fatboy Slim. Midfield General is the recording alias of Skint label boss Damian Harris. A prime architect of the sound of big beat, Harris grew up listening first to punk rock, then hip-hop, and finally acid house. He then moved to Brighton to study art, eventually taking work as a DJ while promoting clubs around the city.
Salmonella Dub began in New Zealand in the summer ending 1992 when Andrew, Dave and Mark applied reggae rhythms and bowel stirring basstones to a handful of bad taste covers. Salmonella Dub's first show was a mixture of covers from Fred Dagg to Nancy and Lee plus some original material in the Westport Racetrack tearooms with EST on January 13th 1993. Over the course of 1993 the band with the aid of Ice Mac and his soundsystem worked the Dux de Lux and Steel Magnolia bars with percussionists Marcus Puentener and Craig Allen.
A perennial favorite as the best DJ in the world according to fans as well as the major mixing magazines, Carl Cox has been a part of Britain's dance scene from the heady days of disco through to the global clubland of the new millennium, with temporary pit stops covering hip-hop, the rare groove movement, and the immense rave revolution of the late '80s. That large span of time has undoubtedly affected his choice of records, since Cox routinely detours through breakbeat, Italian house, and the dance mainstream during his usual sets of hard techno.
Neil Barnes and Paul Daley, inspired by house music's many facets formed the production team of Leftfield, working with several artists who were at the cutting edge of dance music. Leftfield were famous in the studio for their remixes of such artists as Adamski and Detroit house legend Kevin Saunderson's Inner City project. In 1991 their first single, "Not Forgotten" was an instant club hit heard around the world, trademarking their production work on a simple, but cutting edge dance track.