Cut Chemist is the performing name of Lucas MacFadden, a solo turntablist. He is a former member of the funk Latin band Ozomatli, and of the underground rap group Jurassic 5. He became known through the Los Angeles-based rap group Unity Committee, and debuted on vinyl on the B-Side of Unity Committee's 1993 single, Unified Rebelution. The track, "Lesson 4: The Radio" was an ovation of Double Dee and Steinski's seminal hip-hop masterpieces, "Lessons 1-3."
Producer and DJ, Jacques Renault, was a post-punk Washington D.C. native who moved to Chicago in 1997 to continue his studies of viola, but in turn got an education in dance music. Tapping into the well established Drum n' Bass scene, he held a residency at Smart Bar and became a buyer at the legendary Gramaphone Records. This broad, raw exposure to House lead him straight back to the classics of Disco and to it's heart, New York City, where he landed in 2002.
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.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra first dropped into the world in late 2010 as a bandcamp account carrying a single called ‘Ffunny Ffrends’. ‘Ffunny Ffrends’ was everything you imagined it might be – alien beatnik pop music that echoed 60s psychedelia and krautrock minimalism with just a hint of gentle weirdness that suggested its roots might equally lie in the verdant indie of the equally distant New Zealand scene.
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.
Wax Tailor is the trip hop/hip hop producer Jean-Christophe Le Saoût from Paris, France.
After two EP's, he released his first album Tales of the Forgotten Melodies in March 2005, mixing hip-hop, downtempo and trip-hop, and a second, Hope & Sorrow in April 2007. After being a host on a French radio in the Paris suburb of Mantes-La-Jolie, JC Le Saoût started the French Rap band La Formule in the 1990's. He created his label Lab'Oratoire in 1998 and produced records from La Formule as well as Break Beat compilations and a collaboration with the Swedish band Looptroop.
UNKLE's live- and DJ-project under which diverse DJ-mixes have been released Releases:
Do Androids Dream Of Essential Beats (2003)
Never, Never, Land Throwdown (2003)
Edit Music For A Film (After Dark Prologue) (2004)
Where The Wild Things Are (2004)
Edit Music For A Film - The Director's Cut (2005)
Essential Music For A Film - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Reconstruction (2005)
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Beats? (2002)
Big Brother Is Watching (2003)
DJ Mix Volume 2 (2004)
DJ Vadim (aka Vadim Peare, real name Andrey Gurov) is a prolific DJ from Russia, based in London. His music combines hip hop and electronica and his recording technique involves very precise sampling as opposed to looping. He signed to Ninja Tune in 1992, and founded his own independent record label, Jazz Fudge in 1995. Aside from DJ-ing, he has worked in numerous roles including A&R, promoter, and radio presenter on the BBC's "Around The World In Eight Relays".
Growing up in the suburbs of Washington DC, I-Dee (born Isaac DeLima) began his career in the mid nineties at the tender age of 10. Beginning battling in 2002, I-Dee won numerous regional titles up and down the East Coast which sparked ears to open as he was slowly beginning to become a force to be reckoned with. Ultimately, he solidified his name in 2006, at the age of 19, by winning the DMC USA, Scribble Jam and Gong World Supremacy titles in 6 months. No other DJ had accomplished such a remarkable act within a short period of time.
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, to use the name her musician parents gave her, already has a staggering track record. If her name itself - pronounced 'See-ah' - isn't familiar to millions, her voice undoubtedly is. In 2000, the Adelaide born singer scored a bolt from the blue Top 10 hit with her debut single, Taken for Granted. Pairing her unique Australian drawl with the strident strings from Sergei Prokofiev's 'Romeo & Juliet', the track was championed by Trevor Nelson and had Sia performing live on Jo Whiley's Radio 1 show.