Sometime back in the mid-90s a fresh faced Brazilian ex-pat living in the UK decided he was going to put down his harmonica, pick up a sampler, and name himself after a Stephen King novel. The resulting album, Cujo's Adventures in Foam (released on Ninebar records, later reissued on Ninja Tune) signalled Amon Tobin's entry into the world of music. Immediately upon hearing this record, the powers that be at Ninja Tune signed him up to record as Amon Tobin, and he quickly went to work on his debut Bricolage.
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In the year 2000 the band Modular was formed, whose name was taken from the mythical Moog Modular analog synthesizer series (which was similar in appearance to a phone switch crossed by kilometers of cables that allowed the user to create infinite possibilities of electronic sounds of the space age). At the end of the 1960s and beginning of the 1970s albums featuring these synthesizers were produced in abundance, known as 'Moog Records' or 'Moog Music'. Soundscapes of retrofuturistic and fantastic feeling were created, sprinkled with kitsch touches.
Ulrich Schnauss was born in the northern German town of Kiel in 1977. During his formative years, he came to love a wide spectrum of music, ranging from My Bloody Valentine to Tangerine Dream, from Chapterhouse to early bleep and breakbeat tracks. There was not much opportunity to see his musical heroes in Kiel, so he moved to Berlin in 1996. By that time, Ulrich was already a prolific musician in such genres as ambient and drum and bass, with a variety of pseudonyms (most notably View to the Future and Ethereal 77).
edIT, Ooah, and Boreta are The Glitch Mob, the straight crunkest bunch of music masters this side of oblivion; their sets of the dirtiest, stickiest, nastiest, most insane bass licks make dancers' brains explode.
The Glitch Mob is dropping the filthy sounds of the future up and down the West Coast and around the globe, crunking out crowds left and right and conquering the bodies of all who stumble into the insane dance riot that is a Glitch Mob show.
Binge & Purge is the union of personality and noted DJ Tommie Sunshine and producer Mark Verbos. The two started working together in 1998 in Chicago. Their 2001 debut as Binge & Purge was a doublepack, released on Switzerland's Mental Groove, called "Wait, It's Fantastic." Highly regarded by the press and the big DJs at the time, it sold small numbers. Their only other release, "Take Your Drion Pill," was a collection of left overs and re-edits from the same sessions.
Prefuse 73 (Guillermo Scott Herren), is a <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/hip-hop" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">hip-hop</a> and <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/electronic" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">electronic</a> producer/artist, currently based out of Barcelona and signed to <a href="http://www.last.fm/label/Warp" class="bbcode_label">Warp</a> Records. Herren releases his music under various aliases, most notably Prefuse 73, <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/Delarosa+and+Asora" class="bbcode_artist">Delarosa and Asora</a>, <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Piano+Overlord" class="bbcode_artist">Piano Overlord</a> and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Ahmad+Szabo" class="bbcode_artist">Ahmad Szabo</a>. He also performs with Eva Puyuelo Muns in a duo known as <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Savath+&+Savalas" class="bbcode_artist">Savath & Savalas</a>. He began his career DJing at MJQ, a small night club in Atlanta, and then began working in commercial studios but soon branched out into his own music.
Tom Fisher aka Tempa has been quietly building himself a reputation as the one of the most exciting new producers in the east of England. He broke onto the UK Hip-Hop scene in 2004 as a guest producer on the debut LP by Suffolk hopefuls Vinyl Dialect (Bad Magic). Also Tempa is a grime MC from Birmingham, working with artist such as Dapz, Trilla and the Stay Fresh camp, features frequently on Donttourthat.
Northcape is the ongoing work of a British artist, and can broadly be described as downtempo melodic electronica. Northcape self-released his first CD in 2005, following this with a second independent release ('Detach') in 2007 and an EP ('Some Bright Valley') on the monotonik netlabel. Northcape's latest album is Captured From Static, released by Sun Sea Sky Productions on April 6th 2010. The aim is to express ideas and evoke environments, landscapes and memory rather than to focus on the technology and techniques used.