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Major Lazer

Diplo and Switch certainly live the life. Hugely successful DJs/producers in their own right, last year they joined forces and headed to Jamaica to explore their Rasta roots. The locals were a bit dubious about their dancehall credentials--Diplo, being a skinny white kid from Philly, and Switch, being a baldy, beardy ginge from Birmingham--but the pair proved their worth in the studio and have recorded with artists like Elephant Man, Gyptian, and T.O.K. http://www.majorlazer.com/

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Prince Zimboo

He is from d'bush in Africa and has 999 wives. He is Prince Zimboo Abakunamabooba and LMNO is not one letter. HEH. He has worked with Major Lazer and Business Class. heh.

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RuCL

“RuCL” a.k.a Rueben Campbell is one of the most exciting artists to emerge from Australia's thriving Hip Hop scene. His talent is evident on every track of his debut album "Straight Down The Line". Hailing from Melbourne with Jamaican/Australian heritage RuCL is a MC with truly universal appeal. RuCL has been performing in various capacities for some time. Throughout the years he has built a reputation within the hip hop community, supporting international acts such as Jurassic 5, Pharcyde, Mad Professor, Lee Scratch Perry, Supernatural and DJ Craze and more.

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The Heatwave

Various acts are (or were) called The Heatwave, including a Dutch sixties freakbeat band. 1. The Heatwave was a sixties freakbeat band from Dordrecht, The Netherlands, who were never given an official record release in the 1960s, but were embraced by mod/beat/psych fans around the globe when Grey Past Recordings released 23 of their re-emerged studio recordings and 4-track demos (1967-1969) on LP (2006) and later a limited issue CD (2010) entitled Honeymelon Teapot.

Little John

b. John McMorris, C. 1970, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. McMorris first recorded with Captain Sinbad for the Youth In Progress label at the tender age of nine, where his piping interjections contrasted neatly with Sinbad's gruff style, and throughout the 80's he was seldom out of the Reggae charts. Claimed by many to be the first Dancehall singer, his ability to fit lyrics over any rhythm or backing track became something of a legend in a business that has scant regard for second takes and "dropping in.

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Dubmarine

Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, the 9 piece Reggae, Dancehall, Electronic/Acoustic mash up and sound blasting festival favourite have honed the deep down, high energy sound that has become instantly recognisable and slated as a must see act on the live music calendar. Combining fat electronic and acoustic drum rhythms, horns, synths, guitars and the completely unique vocal gynmastics of indigenous superstar D- Kazman, Dubmarine have vibe by the bucketload.

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Mista Savona

Jake Savona, aka Mista Savona, is arguably Australia's leading exponent of roots reggae and dancehall music, with international releases under his belt and the recent release in Australia of Melbourne Meets Kingston - the first ever album length collaboration between Australian and Jamaican musicians. Released earlier this year to widespread critical claim, it has been hailed as “one of the most important releases of 2007” by 3D World...

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Sean Paul

Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques (born January 9, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Grammy Award winning reggae and dancehall singer, rapper and former lead vocalist of the Dutty Cup Crew. He released his debut solo album, Stage One, in 2000 and followed this in 2002 with Dutty Rock, which won the 2004 Grammy Award for the best reggae album. In 2005 he released his third studio album, The Trinity, and his latest studio album Imperial Blaze was released in 2009.

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