Efterklang is a band from Copenhagen, Denmark, consisting of four core members (Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen, Thomas Husmer & Rasmus Stolberg) who have played together since 2001. They are often joined by musicians like Peter Broderick, Frederik Teige, Heather Broderick and Niklas Antonson when they perform live and they also have a 5th member (Rune Mølgaard) who has been a part of Efterklang since the beginning, but who has taken a more secluded role in the past years. The Springer EP was originally released in a limited edition of 500 handmade covers in white fake fur.
Memory Tapes is a recording alias of New Jersey-based Dayve Hawk. Memory Tapes' first LP, Seek Magic was released in September 2009, through the label Sincerly Yours, and in the UK on Something In Construction.
He also has released tracks under the names Memory Cassette and Weird Tapes.
The Go! Team are a Brighton, United Kingdom-based six piece band (with two drummers) whose songs are a mixture of action theme songs, cheerleader chants, noise-pop guitars and early hip-hop, with a hint of '70s funk. On record their songs are often pieced together largely from samples, although live the songs are performed mostly with live instruments. Founder Ian Parton, born in wales, was previously involved in a band called dig the slowness.
Asking Alexandria is an English post-hardcore/metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire, formed in 2007. Founded when rhythm guitarist Ben Bruce contacted old friends after moving back to England from Dubai, the current line-up consists of Bruce, vocalist Danny Worsnop, lead guitarist Cameron Liddell, bass guitarist Sam Bettley and drummer James Cassells. Current members: Danny Worsnop - lead vocals, keyboard (2008–present)
.. ... Someone said MZO sounded like: "Techno Jungle Sixties Hardcore Punk from Outa Space! " ... Someone else said : "Mental ragga rave n bass with zigzag bass lines and the kind of free spirited abandon guaranteed to ram a dance floor in 10 seconds flat! " Biography 2009 From the cultural swamps of Australia’s most gleaming citadel; Brisbane Australia,(?) crawl Monster Zoku Onsomb! An ensemble who have forged their own sound from the shattered pieces of kitsch retrodelica and contemporary bass culture.
El Guincho is Pablo Díaz-Reixa, a native of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria living in Barcelona, Spain. Also a member of Coconot, Díaz-Reixa rose to prominence with his 2007 album, Alegranza. His musical style relies heavily on the use of sampling and incorporates elements of afrobeat, dub, tropicália and rock.
Kids of 88 are a Psychedelic New Wave duo from Auckland, New Zealand signed to independent label Dryden Street. Formed in 2008 by friends of ten years Jordan Arts and Sam McCarthy, Kids of 88 are best known for their single My House which reached number one on the RIANZ charts. Their new single, Just A Little Bit, debuted at #13 on the chart. They released their first album entitled "Sugarpills" on August 16, 2010.
Naminé is 16 year old Melbourne, Australia local Darcy Baylis. Drawing from a wide range of influences including House, R&B and the video games of Square-Enix, Naminé can be best described as lo-fi dance music. Darcy has so far released two EP's and a single, all available from his blog: http://celestial-love.tumblr.com
Magnetic Man is a collaboration between Benga, Artwork and Skream. They signed to Columbia Records in February 2010, and released I Need Air as their first single on the label.
“Westernsynthetics has been one of the most prominent artists flying the dubstep flag in Australia for some time now.” – Resident Advisor
“It is clear his sound is among the country’s most original” – Cyclic Defrost
Westernsynthetics is a passionate Producer from Sydney, Australia. His debut album May Day Radio displays “sophisticated high-technology electronica to more soulful traditional style dub, carried throughout by powerful, animated drones and drifts,” says BMP Magazine (South Africa).