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Shiv-R

Shiv-r is a new force in the field of dark electronic music. The heavy and unsettling atmosphere generated by the band is at times intended for the clubs, and at times drawn to a slow, grinding pace for full dramatic impact.
The key characteristics of the Shiv-r sound are haunting, neoclassical melodies, harsh percussive club sounds, clean male vocals delivered in shouts and whispers, sparse rhythm guitars and an overwhelming dark atmosphere.

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The Books

The story of The Books began in 2000, when Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong met through a friend in New York City. Sharing similar interests but different backgrounds in acoustic music and found sound, Zammuto and de Jong took their sonic experiments to the studio. Eventually, with some urging by Tom Steinle of Tomlab Records, they created what would become their debut record, 'Thought for Food', in 2002.

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Hands Like Houses

Hands Like Houses is a rock group from Canberra, ACT, Australia which recently changed it's name from So Long Safety. The band is renowned for it's live performances and sophisticated musical style, garnering the group a large following in the Canberra area. As So Long Safety the group released one EP entitled "Bear in Mind, I'm a Lion" and were highly ranked on alternative radio station Triple J's Unearthed competition.

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FuntCase

FuntCase had started making Dubstep early July, which came after 5 years of mainly producing Drum and Bass. His first track 'Gorilla Flex' was originally just for laughs but it turned out to be quite a highly rated track and it wasnt long until he got his first Dubstep release on vinyl, with 4:20 records. Enjoying the new way of production he militantly went on to make a few more tracks, one entitled 'Half Drunk' and the other 'Make Our Day' which also made the vinyl release with Gorilla Flex.

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16bit

16bit is DRT and Kidnappa. They’ve been working together as 16bit since 2008. Since then they have been putting on some temperature-checking sets around the world and getting their dubplates spun out by some of the scene’s names like Chef and Rusko. They have had releases on Boka, Destpub, Urban Essentials, Sequence, Southside Dubstars, Heavy Artillery, Veri Lo, Mindset and Dub & Run.

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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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Disclosure

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) www.myspace.com/disclosureuk
Two brothers from the UK making sweet two-step beats. Debut single out on Moshi-Moshi Records in september. 2) On their previous tour, Disclosure arrived in Newport News, Va, 4 1/2 hours from home to learn that their show had been cancelled. Here, most bands would have called it a day, but instead they frantically called friends to search for shows via myspace. They ended up playing for free and headlining a show in Richmond, Va. This is just one of many stories that showcase Disclosure's dedication.

Mist

There are several artists with the name Mist: 1) Synth based group comprised of John Elliot (Emeralds) and Sam Goldberg. 2) Atmospheric Black Metal from Netherlands who released a split with Förtvivlan in 2010 . 3) Polish thrash/death metal band from Olkusz. 4) Band from Amsterdam who released "We Should Have Been Stars" and "Bye Bye" and "Period". 5) UK based techno artist <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Max+Duley" class="bbcode_artist">Max Duley</a>'s alias for releases on the Lost-affiliated Cosmic Records label. 6) Swedish pop band from Gothenburg

Sander van Doorn

Having made his debut in the world renowned DJ Mag Top 100 at 32 in 2006, before climbing 19 places to No.13 in 2008’s poll, and in the following year 2009, Sander van Doorn reached 10th place; sandwiched between Gareth Emery and ATB, the fast rise of Sander van Doorn is a testament to his raw talent and dedication. In just seven years he’s clocked up more dance floor destroyers, sell out gigs and awards than most artists do in a lifetime… and his journey is still in its infancy.

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Falling For Beloved

Newcastle (Australia) based , screamo/electronica band Falling for Beloved busted onto the scene in late 2006. The six-piece combine catchy lyrics, powerful screams, and brutal riffs, contrasted with clean back-up vocals and soft keys, as well as a consistently solid rhythm section with the bass and drums. In early 2007, they recorded their 4 track demo entitled "Ethereal Beauty" and followed it up later in the year with the release of their 6 track debut EP, "A Death In The Author".

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