Edan, born Edan Portnoy, is a Jewish-American alternative hip-hop performer, based in Boston. He is active in three hip-hop disciplines: rapping, DJing, and production. He is a former member of the band Fiber 2001 and is known for his eclectic mix of classic mid-eighties til early nineties hip hop with 60s rock, funk and other styles. His mix-tape "Sound of the Funky Drummer" collects hip hop tracks sampling James Brown's "Funky Drummer", which has been called the most-sampled record of all time.
Letlive originaly hail from Westchester, CA. they describe themselves as progressive/hardcore/soul. singer, Jason Aalon has an alomst falsetto voice offset by heavy metal like riffs and breakdowns. he also screams with such intenstity and urgency not heard by many before. During choruses the whole band sometimes 'chants', sounding like a prosession. their second offering, Speak Like You Talk sees a progression with a healthy balance between their loose-and-reckless moments of intensity and their more subtle and haunting sections with lounging melodies and guitar lines.
Hype Williams, comprised of Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland, is named after the film maker responsible for Belly. Starring rappers Nas and DMX, it was a hyper-stylised, Nihilist mess and this London duo borrow its finer traits, its strut and loathing. From beneath a medicated haze they lace twanging Americana with seams of swaggering dread. They are Bobby Peru made music. The band's sound consists of very lo-fi, homegrown recordings incorporating hip-hop and '80s references—and the persona going along the band is equally as bricolaged as the tracks.
Tzolk'in is a collaboration project between the belgium musician Sal-Ocin(Empusae)
and the french project Flint Glass(aka Gwenn Tremorin ). They both wanted to do a conceptual creation inspired by Mayan mythology and the ritual calender Tzolk'in. As their passion and knowledge grew, a ritual, mythical soundtrack emmerged. The music has elements of ambient, industrial, melancholic sadness and of course elaborated rhythms to enhance the
Michael Allan Patton (born January 27, 1968, in Eureka, California) is an American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and video game voice actor, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Faith No More from 1988 to 1998, which recently reunited in 2009 and will be touring Europe this summer. He has also handled lead vocals and composed music for Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Lovage, Fantômas, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Moonchild Trio and Peeping Tom.
Danger Beach is the side project of Assassins 88 bassist L.A. Thomas, based in Canberra, Australia.
I've never tried to mask my unbridled desire for the Jewelled Antler Collective - these San Francisco-based forest dwellers have managed to do something quite magical in them there woods, and make psychedelic folk music (free folk, new weird America, whatever) sound simply irresistible. I don't know what it is really, maybe it's the guiding hand of Thuja-member and founder of the whole thing Loren Chasse, who appears here as the spiritual frontman of Softwar.
Lopaka is a super-groovy bunch of dudes from the ex-band, My Cat Drinks Tap Water, who wanted to make math music. Their original attempts at such were futile and full of short comings.
As such, the 3 young men attempting this feat parted ways briefly to each undergo their own spiritually revealing journey. On said journeys, the men discovered the root of their being and unlocked the infinite potential of their creativity and understanding of their surroundings.
We are a band from Brisbane, Australia We have a cd-ep, split 7" and a 12" and have 11 songs to record in the second week of may this year (2010). Influences were much more solid in the beginning and although we are still very much inline with them we now listen to absolutely anything we can get our hands on. Hopefully it will show on the album! Please download anything you want. Landscapes CD-EP: http://www.mediafire.com/?z3m1xlmpywe Ohana Split: http://www.sendspace.com/file/m4n4bp/ To Work and Not Feed: