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Chris Coco

Chris Coco is a tastemaker, DJ, broadcaster, producer, musician and journalist. He is currently promoting his new artist album Feel Free Live Good (Big Chill Recordings). His radio show, Melodica, is growing from it’s base on Ibiza Sonica to include broadcasts in cities from Sydney to Istanbul to Chicago. Listen to the latest episode every week at www.mixcloud.com/chriscoco/ He is also working on new music with production partner Steve Miller as The Normalites; with his band City Reverb; and with production partner Sacha Puttnam on a secret new project.

The Orb

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".

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Psychic Date

http://canaworms.com
Psychic Date have an unique canvas of sound somewhere around the Post-Rock genre; anywhere from ethereal psychedelic ambience through passages of fully-cranked speed-jazz-noise-metal-improv of melodic and rhythmic mastery.
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http://www.myspace.com/psychicdate
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Peter Jones- guitar,bass,vocals,keyboard,samples,electronics,percussion.
Hiske Weijers-bass,vocals.

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Phil Mison

Phil Mison or perhaps better known by his recording name, Cantoma, is one of the UK’s premier Chill out DJ’s. One of the leaders of this small but eclectic group of DJ’s he got his first break warming up for Darren Emmerson in 1991. His next big opportunity came a couple of years later when Jose Padilla, DJ and owner of the legendary Cafe Del Mar in Ibiza heard Phil play and invited him to go and be resident at the world’s most famous sunset bar.

Ghostwood

Ghostwood are an alternative rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 2006. Ghostwood members are Gabriel Navidzadeh (lead vocals), Paddy Harrowsmith (guitar), Tom Crandles (bass), and James West (drums). Still in high school, the band were signed to Modular in late 2006 for a one EP deal and are heavily influenced by bands like Oasis, The Stone Roses, Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine. The band used to be called The Ghosts, but changed their name to Ghostwood "because 7 million other bands already have the name 'Ghosts'".

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Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus is the endeavor of a solitary girl named Nika Roza Danilova to simultaneously combat and invoke the approaching apocalypse using the only weapon/offering she has: her voice. After a decade of opera study and a musical awakening involving such varied inspiration as Billboard bubblegum, classical arias, no wave, avant industrial, she was able to thread her influences into a sound uniquely her own.

Pioneers of Good Science

Pioneers of Good Science have been playing together since mid 2007. Their influences are varied, including post-punk, post-rock, instrumental/experimental, 70's punk and new wave bands. They're currently based in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Debut album 'From the forest, they did roam' out now! This was recorded over a long weekend early in 2010 by POGS on their 4-track tape recorder.
Available at shows or via their myspace.

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Moon Duo

San Francisco’s Moon Duo was formed in 2009 by Sanae Yamada and Erik Johnson (Wooden Shjips). Inspired initially by the legendary duo of John Coltrane and Rashied Ali, Moon Duo counts such variant groups as Silver Apples, Royal Trux, Moolah, Suicide, and Cluster as touchstones. Utilizing primarily guitar, keyboards, percussion and vocals, the duo plays space against form to create a primordial and disorienting sonic stew.

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Amaya Laucirica

Amaya Laucirica is a Melbourne based singer/songwriter. She has so far released two albums, "Sugar Lights" and "Early Summer". Amaya's band was originally formed in Sydney, Australia and currently consists of members in both Sydney and Melbourne. Effortlessly beautiful and unapologetically abstract, Amaya's music speaks directly to the heart and soul, transcending the ordinary rhythm of the everyday.

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