Pretty Lights, real name Derek Vincent Smith, is an electronic music artist from Colorado. Since July 2010, Adam Deitch has assisted during live performances. The name comes from a Pink Floyd poster that read "Come and watch the pretty lights!" Smith's music is the byproduct of digital sampling and crosses many genres, forming a combination of "glitchy hip-hop beats, buzzing synth lines, and vintage funk and soul samples."
PANOPTIQUE ELECTRICAL is both an experimental studio project by Jason Sweeney and instrumentalist collaboration with electronic and classical musicians Zoë Barry, Jed Palmer and Tristan Louth-Robins. Jason has been composing sound and music scores for live theatre, dance, film/video and installation projects since 1998. He is one half of the duos, Pretty Boy Crossover, School of Two and Luxury Gap. He also performs with the Australian band, Mist & Sea.
1. Los Angeles Experimental Hardcore band (active 2006)
2. New Jersey Pop-Punk band (active 2011-present)
3. Electro-Pop artist from Brisbane, Australia (2010-Present)
4. Solo Shoegaze artist, Chicago (2011-???) 1. is a Experimental, Thrash, Noise Punk band hailing from Los Angeles California named after the dirtiest birds in the city. Formed for a short period of 2006 they quickly expanded on their belief audiences should still have fear in seeing a punk show and there is nowhere safe at a punk show.
Oliver Tank is a young Sydney-based producer and musician who is turning heads and melting hearts with his enchanting down-tempo electronica.
[It would appear that the unaccented rendering of this name, Penguin Cafe, is the one used by the band.] Arthur Jeffes has brought together a group of musicians to create Music from the Penguin Café (also now known simply as Penguin Café), playing the music of his father, Simon Jeffes and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and combining it with his own compositions. The ensemble that Arthur has drawn together are about the same age as the original members of the PCO when they first started playing together in the late 1970s.
Gotan Project is a musical group based in Paris, consisting of musicians Philippe Cohen Solal (French), Eduardo Makaroff (Argentine) and Christoph H. Müller (Swiss, former member of Touch el Arab). They formed in 1999. Their first release was Vuelvo Al Sur/El Capitalismo Foráneo in 2000, followed by the album La Revancha Del Tango in 2001. Their music is clearly tango, but also uses electronic elements such as samples, beats and breaks.
‘ill.gates’ is not so much an emerging artist as an emerging moniker of an established producer creating a new alias.
ill.gates, from Toronto Canada, is also known for his productions as ‘The Phat Conductor’ with releases on 2 Wars & A Revolution, Whomp, Promo, Dubble Sided Vinyl and also Venom records. He is one of Canada’s leading underground exports, holding it down since 1995 with gigs as far as Switzerland, the U.
(1) Young female dubstep producer who hails from the isolated city of Perth, Western Australia. Her much awaited forthcoming debut "What If" is due late 2008.
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Kito - What If / Cold (3) Kito is a recording name for Kjell Tore Sandersen, a musician from Porsgrunn, Norway. Kito has one track on the compilation "maskindans - Norsk synth 1980-1988", released in 2009 by Hommage Records.
Nitin Sawhney (raised in Rochester, Kent, England) is a london-based composer and dj of various styles of music, including jazz, drum and bass, hip-hop, flamenco and modern orchestral compositions. His major works include Beyond Skin, Prophesy, Human, and Philtre. He is considered one of the pioneers of what is known as the Asian Underground music scene, defining a music genre that mixes south-asian musical influences with western electronica and breakbeat style. He does however dislike the tag of "world" music, describing it as musical apartheid.