Midfield General, real name Damian Harris, is the original founder of the Skint Records label, which became the forerunner of the big success of Norman Cook's Fatboy Slim. Midfield General is the recording alias of Skint label boss Damian Harris. A prime architect of the sound of big beat, Harris grew up listening first to punk rock, then hip-hop, and finally acid house. He then moved to Brighton to study art, eventually taking work as a DJ while promoting clubs around the city.
The xx are a trio formed in 2005 at London, England. The band members are Romy Madley Croft (vocals, lead guitar), Oliver Sim (vocals, bass guitar), and Jamie Smith (Jamie xx) (beats, MPC sampler). Second guitarist and keyboardist Baria Qureshi is no longer a member of the group. Bonding over a shared love of dark, emotive 80s guitar sounds and the high-end sheen of American R&B, The xx’s unique sound befits a band whose wide range of influences combine beautiful, hushed vocal duets and a brilliantly inventive use of samples and low-end frequencies to produce stark, sweet, melancholic pop.
Eddie Halliwell is an English dance music DJ, from Wigan, England. Eddie has held residencies at Goodgreef and Gatecrasher, was named DJ of the year by mixmag in 2003 and reached number 17 in both the 2005 and 2006 DJ Mag Top 100 poll. As well as making a name for himself on the UK and international club circuit, Eddie is also a resident DJ for BBC Radio 1. Having been brought up in the north west of England, it is where Eddie made his name at clubs such as Gatecrasher and Goodgreef.
Formed in the latter half of 2005, Tonite Only were a new wave/electro-house dance duo consisting of Sam Littlemore AKA Sam La More and Simon Lewicki AKA Groove Terminator.
They are original artists in their own right releasing the much acclaimed 'DANGER! (The Bomb) reaching number seven in the ARIA club chart and 'This is Where The Party's At' performing well in Australia and abroad. They mixed the Ministry of Sound complilation Mashed 3 alongside Riot in Belgium.
Friendly Fires is a dancepunk band which formed in 2006 in St Albans, England. They consist of Ed MacFarlane (vocals), Edd Gibson (guitar) and Jack Savidge (drums). The band released their self-titled debut album on 1 September 2008. It contains the singles "Paris", "Jump in the Pool", and "Skeleton Boy", which is a rip off of Olive's 90s hit "You're Not Alone". Formed out of the ashes of First Day Back, the St Albans, United Kingdom hardcore band they formed while still at school, Friendly Fires make razor-sharp post-punk that burns through the memories of all the dismal...
Chic (pron. IPA: /ˈʃiːk/, sometimes fully capitalized as CHIC) is an american disco and funk band that was formed in 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards. It is best-known for its commercially successful disco songs, including "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" (1977), "Everybody Dance" (1977), "Le Freak" (1978), "I Want Your Love" (1978), "Good Times" (1979), and "My Forbidden Lover" (1979).
Erol Alkan is a London-based Turkish electro DJ. He was resident DJ and co-founder of London club Trash, and still has a hand in the running of its successor Durrr. He released a series of mash-ups using the alias Kurtis Rush in the early 2000s. Erol also uses the alias Mustapha 3000, and is half of the psychedelic rock act Beyond The Wizards Sleeve. At 2010 he was acclaimed to be the best DJ of the world in year 2009 according to UK's TOP Magazine.
The Prodigy are an English electronic music group formed by Liam Howlett in 1990, in Braintree, Essex, England. They have sold over 20 million records worldwide, which is virtually unequalled in dance music history. Their music consists of various styles ranging from rave and breakbeat hardcore in the early 90s to alternative rock and big beat with punk vocal elements in later times. The current band members include Liam Howlett (composer/keyboards), Keith Flint (dancer/vocalist) and Maxim (MC/vocalist).
Constantly searching for new sounds, original production talent and cutting edge club music, Mark EG is at the forefront of the UK's new music movement. But he refuses to be labeled. And this sometimes chameleon-like addiction to music has held Mark responsible not only for some of the most ground breaking releases in the hard techno world over the last few years (The Anxious), but also partly for the underground explosion of both hard trance and hardstyle through the UK.