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Bonobo

There are at least two artists with the name Bonobo: 1) Simon Green was born and grew up in rural Hampshire, escaping to Brighton aged eighteen. There he fell into the jazz/hip hop/funk/soul scene centred around Rob Luis and nights like phonic:hoop. An accomplished musician as a teenager, he began producing his own tracks, pushing at the template established in the sweaty little venues studding the Lanes.

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Dust

There is more than one artist with this name:

1) Dust is an angst-fueled hard rock power trio from New York. They had some early punk spirit while standing firm in what was to become metal. Self titled 1st lp released 1971. 2nd album "Hard Attack" released 1972. Bassist Kenny Aaronson went on to play with Rick Derringer and Blue Oyster Cult. Drummer Marc Bell eventually became Marky Ramone, the second drummer for The Ramones. Guitarist/producer Richie Wise went on to co-produce the first two KISS albums.

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Mantra

1) Banda Under de Reggae Argentina, Voz: Pablo Beltrán. 2) There is another Mantra that was based in Manchester, UK in 1997 - 2001. Core members:
Simon Carroll- guitars
Yvonne Neve - Vocals + Keyboards
Phil Wallis- bass They produced two albums, ''Every Defect'' and ''Painted Red''. Lately, former band members Simon Carroll and Yvonne Neve formed the two piece Red Painted Red.
http://www.myspace.com/redpaintedred. 3) The third band called Mantra is a Hungarian (krishna) metal band.
http://www.myspace.com/mantra108

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Mat McHugh

The devolution of Mat McHugh. That’s what we’re talking about. Bands get bigger over time. Music gets louder. Everything evolves, there is nothing which doesn’t change over time. Some artists keep trying to find bigger mountains to climb, others make a conscious effort to crawl back into the sea. In 2002 the frontman and creative force behind The Beautiful Girls began riding the wave as the band’s Morning Sun EP became the radio hit of the Australian Summer.

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Silicone Soul

Silicone Soul are the internationally renowned and much-loved DJ & production duo Craig Morrison and Graeme Reedie. Pioneering quality underground house and techno for the past decade they have proven to be one of the most popular acts on their home label, Soma Records. They are synonymous with dancefloor destruction and guest constantly around the globe. They have held residencies at La Terrrazza (Barcelona), Circo Loco (DC10, Ibiza), The Arches and The Sub Club (Glasgow) and now the famous Cafй d’Anvers (Antwerp).

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Electric Wire Hustle

Developing their own sound and twist on modern hip-hop, psychedelic and soul, the music of EWH reaches forward while referencing key points of music's past. Thick drums and percussion layered with synth lines, hints of the Fender Rhodes and nylon stringed guitars have your neck snapping while your ears crane to its soulful vocals. While the EWH moniker is a relatively fresh name (formed in 2006) on the scene, this production trio is no stranger to the music game. Members Myele Manzanza, Taay Ninh, Mara TK are all familiar faces in the music scene in Wellington, New Zealand.

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LTJ Bukem

In the mid eighties, at the age of seventeen, Bukem discovered the joys of clubbing. The teenager regularly checked out the local soul clubs and legendary rare groove all dayers. During this time he also ran a jazz funk band. DJing however, was his main thing and by 1987 he gained something of a reputation for his sets. In 1990, LTJ Bukem got his first big break - at 'Raindance'. Booked to play in front of a crowd of 10,000...

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Midfield General

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.

Melodie Nelson

Melodie Nelson is a moniker used by <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/australian" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">australian</a> <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/singer-songwriter" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">singer-songwriter</a> <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Lia+Tsamoglou" class="bbcode_artist">Lia Tsamoglou</a>. Lia is also a member of Sydney bands <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Moonmilk" class="bbcode_artist">Moonmilk</a> and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Rand+and+Holland" class="bbcode_artist">Rand and Holland</a>

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HealeyIsland

Light Music meets Dark Electronica.
Described as music that has elements of warm jazz and light music mixed with close up electronic beats, basses, melodies and momentary glitches. HealeyIsland is the one man electronic music project of a South West, UK based musicalist and composernaut. An exploration of where genres meet and collide, a place where dark Electronica meets Light Music, the music is deliberately diverse and eclectic in its reference points. HealeyIsland’s next album, Not Afternoon, But Evening, is out on White Label Music.

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