Paul Heslin was raised in the capital city of Australia in a dark well of hyper-christian homeschooling, before peeling the layers off and beginning to grapple with the world of electronic sound. In 2008, after completing a university degree in digital sound and composition, he vanished overseas to England and France for an extensive period of musical development, returning to Australia in late 2010 with a spiky melange of facial hair and the transformative rubbernecker ep.
"Alexander Nut is one of a kind: the only experimental hip hop DJ on London's urban radio, Rinse. He plays a global art form on a station devoted to unique local sounds. Yet Alexander and the rest of Rinse are not so different." (Excerpt from Rinse FM's Press Release - Rinse:08 Alexander Nut)
The Mars Volta is an American rock group formed in 2001 by guitarist Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez and vocalist Cedric Bixler Zavala. They incorporate various influences including post-hardcore, jazz fusion, psychedelia, funk and latin/salsa into their sound. They are characterized for their energetic and improvisational live shows, as well as their concept-based studio albums. The roots of The Mars Volta are found in the band At the Drive-In.
TIM CATLIN is a Melbourne based guitarist and sound artist. His guitar practice focuses on extending the sonic possibilities of the guitar in live and studio settings. As a performer he uses customized and home-built effects, guitar preparation and constructed playing devices in conjunction with live processing and improvisation to produce finely textured and shifting fields of sound. He has performed at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and the What is Music, Articulating Space and Next Wave festivals.
San Francisco's Deerhoof mixes sugary melodies and an experimental spirit into sweetly challenging and utterly distinctive music. The group began as the brainchild of guitarist Rob Fisk and drummer/keyboardist Greg Saunier in 1994; early releases, such as 1995's 7"s The Return of the Wood M'Lady and For Those of Us On Foot, had a more traditionally harsh, no wave-inspired sound, though they also included the quirky tendencies that dominated their later efforts.
There are more than one artist sharing the name "Deprivation": 1. Hardcore band from Rhode Island.
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<a href="http://www.myspace.com/deprivationri" rel="nofollow">http://www.myspace.com/deprivationri</a> 2. Fresh from the country surrounds of Orange NSW, this 5 piece metal band have developed a particular brand of heavy music which has earned them many supports alongside some of the biggest names in Aussie metal.
Their mix of raw unbridled aggression and melodic sensibilities has seen this young band quickly gain industry attention, and most importantly support and praise from their peers.
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.
Aeriae is Sydney-based electronic music artist Wade Clarke. His debut album 'Hold R1' was released in October 2007, and he is currently working on the followup and a live performance.
Parades are a young art rock band from Sydney who wisely choose to create their own music with no outside input or interference. Featuring Dan Cunningham, Tim Jenkins, Michael Scarpin and Jonathan Boulet – Parades’ debut album Foreign Tapes is out now via Dot Dash Recordings. The album is expansive and ambitious; a haze of pop harmonies, post rock guitars and electronic meanderings. Drum Media did a great job describing the band when they said