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Air

Air is a French music duo from Versailles, France, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel.

Air's critically acclaimed debut album, Moon Safari, including the track "Sexy Boy," was an international success in 1998. Its follow-up, "The Virgin Suicides," was the score to Sofia Coppola's first movie of the same name. The band has since released the albums 10 000 Hz Legend, Talkie Walkie, Pocket Symphony, Love 2, Le voyage dans la lune and Music for Museum.

Nicolas Godin studied architecture at the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Versailles, and Jean-Benoît Dunckel studied mathematics, before forming a band in 1995. Before founding Air (erroneously considered as an acronym of Amour, Imagination, Rêve, which translates to Love, Imagination, Dream), Dunckel and Godin played together in the band Orange with others such as Alex Gopher, Xavier Jamaux and Jean de Reydellet. The former two subsequently contributed to remixes of tracks recorded by Air.
Initially, Godin worked alone, recording a demo with members of Funkadelic as his backing band before releasing his first entirely solo effort, "Modular Mix", which featured production by Étienne de Crécy.
After making several remixes for other acts in the first half of the 1990s, Air recorded its first EP, Premiers Symptômes, in 1995. The band released its first album, Moon Safari, in 1998. The first single, "Sexy Boy", was heavily played on alternative radio stations. The album received universal acclaim and became an international success. In 2000, Air composed the score The Virgin Suicides to Sofia Coppola's debut film of the same name. In the 2000s, Dunckel & Godin released four studio albums, including 10 000 Hz Legend (2001), Talkie Walkie (2004), Pocket Symphony (2007) and Love 2 (2009).
Air has often collaborated with Coppola. Air drummer and former Redd Kross member Brian Reitzell put together the soundtrack to 2003's Lost in Translation, including one original contribution by Air titled "Alone in Kyoto". The soundtrack for Coppola's October 2006 film Marie Antoinette featured a track by Air ("Il Secondo Giorno"). Air wrote and played the music of the album 5:55 by Anglo-French actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg, which was released in August 2006. Air has recorded a DJ mix album, Late Night Tales: Air, for Azuli Records' Late Night Tales series. The release was initially scheduled for October 2005, but was delayed several times. It finally was released, complete with a new sleeve design, in September 2006. Darkel, a solo album by Dunckel, was released that same year.
City Reading (Tre Storie Western) (2003) started as an idea for a collaboration with contemporary Italian writer Alessandro Baricco, known for his unusual characterizations and lyrical, poetic style. Baricco contacted Air in summer 2002 with the idea to marry narration of texts from his book City with live original musical accompaniment. The performance premiered live in November 2002 at Rome's Teatro Valle, and was deemed such a success that both parties resolved to make a full studio recording that resulted in the album.

Air is associated with a wide variety of musical styles: electronica, downtempo, space rock/pop, dream pop, trip hop, ambient, and progressive rock.

Dunckel grew up listening to both classical music and electronic music, especially Kraftwerk. Next, he took an interest in what he called the "English dark rock" of Siouxsie and the Banshees and Joy Division, while being a fan of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed. Brian Eno and Cluster were two of the electronic acts who inspired him the most. He cited among his favorite artists: Maurice Ravel for classical music, François de Roubaix for music soundtracks and Siouxsie and the Banshees for pop music. Dunckel shared with Godin a special liking for the music of Michel Legrand, Philip Glass and Grace Jones. During his childhood, Godin was fascinated by the Beatles before later discovering the soul of Sly and the Family Stone.The duo were influenced by progressive rock pioneers Pink Floyd.
Air uses many of its studio instruments (like Moog synthesizers, the Korg MS-20, Wurlitzer and Vocoder) on stage, where their ability to improvise is more clearly highlighted. The band performs the well-known tracks from the albums live as extended or altered versions. Air often collaborates (both in the studio and live), with artists like Beth Hirsch (Moon Safari), Françoise Hardy ("Jeanne"), Jean-Jacques Perrey ("Cosmic Bird"), Gordon Tracks ("Playground Love" and "Easy Going Woman" - Gordon Tracks is a pseudonym of the French singer Thomas Mars from Phoenix), Beck (10 000 Hz Legend), Jean-Michel Jarre ('Close Your Eyes' from Jarre's Electronica 1: The Time Machine), as well as on the 2004 tour with Dave Palmer and on the 2007 tour with drummer Earl Harvin, Vincent Taurelle and Steve Jones.

http://aircheology.com

Blank & Jones

Piet Blank, who became interested in music after purchasing his first record "Kids in America" by Kim Wilde, had his first experience spinning a record on a turntable at age 16. René Runge, who resides in Düsseldorf and who is better known as Jaspa Jones, had his first experience as a DJ at age 19. Together with help from Andy Kaufhold, they formed the trance production team Piet Blank & Jaspa Jones (which would later become simply Blank & Jones) after meeting at the Popkomm music conference.

Even though they had been together for a few years, they did not release their first single, "Sunrise", until 1997. Their first album, In the Mix, was a studio production that came out in 1999. As of 2008, thirteen of their singles have made it into the German Top 50, and three into the Top 20. Each album made the Top 50, including two which reached the Top Ten.

Blank & Jones have teamed up with Robert Smith from The Cure, Anne Clark, Sarah McLachlan, Claudia Brücken from (Propaganda), Pet Shop Boys, and Delerium. They have also contributed to the Café del Mar compilation series and produced their own chill-out albums, Relax, Relax (Edition 2), Relax (Edition 3), Relax (Edition 4), Relax (Edition 5), Relax (Edition 6) and Relax (Edition 7).

http://blankandjones.com

Bonobo

Simon Green's Bonobo project offers an eclectic, refreshingly organic form of electronic music fit for both dancing and chilling out. Debuting with the dusty, sample-driven down-tempo album Animal Magic in 2000, Green's sound and scope have since expanded dramatically, with his sophisticated compositions and arrangements incorporating greater usage of live instrumentation and encompassing influences ranging from jazz, folk, and soul to African, Asian, and Middle Eastern styles of music. While Green often tours solo as a DJ, he established a live touring ensemble in 2004, performing highly orchestrated versions of his songs to immense audiences, including several sold-out headlining gigs as well as main stage performances at festivals such as Coachella and Glastonbury. His work since 2010's Black Sands has become more club-minded, particularly paying mind to styles like U.K. garage and house. His popularity has continued to rise steadily, with 2017 release Migration charting in the Top 5 of the U.K. album chart.

https://bonobomusic.com

Boards of Canada

Boards of Canada are an electronic music duo from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, formed in 1985 and comprised of brothers Mike Sandison (born 1 June 1970) and Marcus Eoin (born 21 July 1971). They have released a number of works, most notably the studio albums Music Has the Right to Children (1998), Geogaddi (2002), and The Campfire Headphase (2005) on the pioneering electronic music label Warp. Their fourth album Tomorrow's Harvest was released in June 2013.
Boards of Canada have had an enormous influence on the ambient, downtempo and IDM scenes. They have frequently made reference to the warm, scratchy, artificial sounds of 1970s television. Indeed, the Sandison brothers admit to being inspired by the documentary films of the National Film Board of Canada, from which they take their name. The duo have recorded a few minor works under the name Hell Interface. Boards of Canada’s music has been used in several CSI episodes and on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim interlude shorts; small bits of their music have been used on the BBC program Top Gear for transitional music.

Brief songs or “vignettes” feature prominently in their music. Such songs are often weaving melodies or speech accompanied by atmospherics to capture a specific moment or mood. They often last less than two minutes, but, as Sandison says, “those short tracks you mention, we write far more of those than the so-called ‘full on’ tracks, and in a way, they are our own favorites”.
Boards of Canada have written an enormous number of song fragments and songs, most of which will never be released. It does not appear that music is made exclusively for commercial release. Rather, albums seem to be the result of selecting complementary songs from current work, which is a compositional technique shared by many electronic or experimental artists such as Nightmares on Wax, Canabrism and King Crimson. Geogaddi’s development involved the creation of 400 song fragments and 64 complete songs, of which 23 were selected, one of which is silence.

https://boardsofcanada.com

Brian Eno

Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (born Brian Peter George Eno, 15 May 1948) is an English musician, record producer, and visual artist best known for his pioneering work in ambient music and contributions to rock, pop, electronic, and generative music. A self-described "non-musician", Eno has helped introduce a variety of conceptual approaches and recording techniques to contemporary music, advocating a methodology of "theory over practice, serendipity over forethought, and texture over craft" according to AllMusic. He has been described as one of popular music's most influential and innovative figures.

Born in Suffolk, Eno studied painting and experimental music at the art school of Ipswich Civic College in the mid 1960s, and then at Winchester School of Art. He joined glam rock group Roxy Music as synthesiser player in 1971. After recording two albums with Roxy Music, he departed in 1973 to record a number of solo albums, coining the term "ambient music" to describe his work on releases such as Another Green World (1975), Discreet Music (1975), and Music for Airports (1978). He also collaborated with artists such as Robert Fripp, Cluster, Harold Budd, David Bowie on his "Berlin Trilogy", and David Byrne, and produced albums by artists including John Cale, Jon Hassell, Laraaji, Talking Heads and Devo, and the no wave compilation No New York (1978).

Eno has continued to record solo albums and work with artists including U2, Laurie Anderson, Grace Jones, Slowdive, Coldplay, James Blake, and Damon Albarn. Dating back to his time as a student, he has also worked in media including sound installations and his mid-70s co-development of Oblique Strategies, a deck of cards featuring cryptic aphorisms intended to spur creative thinking. From the 1970s onwards, Eno's installations have included the sails of the Sydney Opera House in 2009 and the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank in 2016. An advocate of a range of humanitarian causes, Eno writes on a variety of subjects and is a founding member of the Long Now Foundation. In 2019, Eno was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Roxy Music.

http://brian-eno.net

Chris Coco

Chris Coco has been working as a DJ since the acid house explosion of the late 80s.
He has edited DJ magazine, worked for BBC Radio 1 on the after hours show The Blue Room. He has made artist albums for Warp and Distinctive Records. He has made compilations for Playboy, Ministry of Sound, EMI Classical and Trojan Records. His music has appeared on many compilations including the big ones, Cafe Del Mar and Hotel Costes. His music has been featured Sex And The City, Nip Tuck, House and many other TV shows.

He currently broadcasts and syndicates a weekly electronic music radio show called Melodica and runs his label, Melodica Recordings, out of his studio/office in London.
His music style has developed from those original house beginnings and draws on those years of experience. His club/festival/party sets are mainly proper house featuring the best of the current releases and a selection of classics with a little slo mo disco and a few eclectic surprises thrown in. His sunset/beach sets are more laid back and eclectic, and are also something special.

His radio show, Melodica, is growing from it’s online home on Mixcloud to include broadcasts in cities from Melbourne to Istanbul to Chicago. The Guardian called it “the hazy, lazy sound of the summer”.
Listen to weekly shows at www.mixcloud.com/chriscoco.
The radio show is now a record label too. MelodicaRecordings has been operating since mid 2011.

http://chriscoco.com

Corrado Saija

Corrado Saija is a composer, musician and sound artist from Italy. He started learning the piano, percussion and the rudiments of computer music all by himself and then started following courses at conservatory of music in Milan.
He works in music since 1999 when he was 17 years old. He is a poly-instrumentist and an electronic music composer as well as sound designer. His musical life is in between experimental music, free jazz, electro-acoustic improvisation and an amazing world of easy listening, lounge and exotica music.
Corrado composes music in order to realize multimedia installations for contemporary theater, live comment for black/white old movies, art performances in galleries and audiovisual work like film and documentary. The EP “Settembre” is his first music album that he has entirely produced and he is proud to release it with “Lemongrassmusic” in March 2013.

http://corradosaija.com

Deep Forest

Deep Forest’s story began in the North of France in the early 90s when Eric Mouquet and Michel Sanchez first met, two musicians fascinated by ethnic music which they mixed with their own sounds. Deep Forest was born.
Their albums have sold over 10 million copies. Their first self-titled Grammy nominated album was released in 1992, with “Sweet Lullaby” being the smash single, which would put Deep Forest on the world stage.
Deep Forest creates a new kind of world music, sometimes called ethnic electronica. Their sound has been described as “ethno-introspective ambient world music”.
In 1994 Deep Forest were nominated for a Grammy Award in the category for Best World Music Album, and in 1995 they won the prestigious Award for the album Boheme (first French band to win a Grammy Award).The band also became World Music Awards Winner for accomplishing the highest world sales as a French group.

https://deep-forest.fr

dZihan & Kamien

Vlado dZihan, from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was raised in a musical family and was known in the local scene as a drummer. He recorded music for the film Arizona Dream, starring Johnny Depp and Faye Dunaway. Mario Kamien, German-born and raised in Switzerland, met dZihan while they were studying in Vienna.Both were interested in traditional Arabic music and Trip hop, and combined their interests and musical backgrounds in the production of their first album, Freaks & Icons.
On October 16, 2010 dZihan & Kamien announced in an e-mail and on their website that they planned to break up. They announced the release of their last album, "Lost and Found," a collection of B-sides, exclusives and other unreleased tracks from 1998–2003. The duo wrote "all good things come to an end, and while our personal musical tastes have developed in different directions, we have decided to follow the nature of being artists and move on. Before we do so, there are Lost and Found items that we would like to share with our fans around the globe."

On September 21, 2018 they released a new single after 8-th years break-up hiatus under the name "I've Seen...".

http://dzihankamien.com

Enrico Donner

Enrico Donner is a Composer, Producer, DJ based in Göteborg, Sweden.
Enrico has composed more than 700 songs which have been released into vinyls, tapes, cds and digital media. Enrico writes music for himself and several other artists, including Don Gorda Project, Rey Salinero, Baghira, Arrojas, Blue Wave, Solanos, Miraflores, Aquarius, Saba Rock, Cane Garden Quartet, Riquo and many others. His productions range from Ambient, Lounge and Downtempo to Chill, Deep and Tech House, and his music has been released by more than 30 labels in over 1,000 collections around the World.
Enrico is also a studio owner, and his “Karmaluna Studios” are based in Göteborg, Sweden, and offer an optimal producing and mastering environment.
Enrico is currently resident DJ at Port Du Soleil and Peacock Dinner Club, two of the most exclusive clubs in Sweden.

https://enricodonner.com

Eskadet

Eskadet is Stéphane Klepper, a French music producer, living in the Alps near Switzerland. Being an Electronic music fan since the beginning, he has been influenced by many artists, from Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze and Steve Roach to Lusine, Apparat or Jon Hopkins, with the same passion for emotional soundscapes and new musical horizons.

Formerly signed to various independant electronic labels, he has finally found, with the Lemongrassmusic label, his place to express his own electronic music universe, also contributing to common projects or remixes with or for various artists sharing the same tastes. At the same time, he is also involved in music production for various TV programs and video games.

https://soundcloud.com/eskadet

Jens Buchert

In the area of Downbeat, in the spheres of Ambient, Trip Hop and in the widths of Chillout and the realm of first class Lounge Sounds, Jens Buchert - the "Sound Wizard" is one of the most talented musicians in these genres.
Meanwhile he's a Electronic Music veteran - "Electronic Deep Moods Music at its best" is his slogan.

Since more than 20 years the musician, producer, videoartist and film scientist is involved in electronic deep moods music with his heart and soul.
The radio station “Chillout2NewYork” called him the “Wizard of Sounds”, because of his well-known sound creations.
He released albums and EPs like SUNRIDER, FRUIT MACHINE, AMBERLAND – TIME BEYOND, NOAH – CHARISMA, INTERSPHERE, CAFE DE LA MER, CAFE LAGOON, MY HEAVEN, FATA MORGANA, ELECTRONIC SPACE ODYSSEY, AEON IN MOTION, INTERSTELLAR, SHE, ELECTRONIC MOODS..... He is represented on more than 300 famous music compilations. Meanwhile his music is heard worldwide – if it is in the boarding program of American Airlines, in TV-feature films, in videoclips at DeluxeTV, in the BR-Space Night show, in Internetradios like SomaFM, in documentary films, tv-spots and compilations from CAMPARI, PORSCHE, AUDI, FABERGÉ.

http://jensbuchert.com

Lemongrass

Lemongrass is an enrichment for several human senses. Our tongue and nose get stimulated by the fresh citrus flavor of the plant and our ears receive well-being treatments by Roland Voss‘s “Lemongrass” project. Founded in 1996 at times when the world of Lounge & Chillout was an undiscovered open field of creativity, which turned out to be the perfect playground for the manifold musical interest of Roland Voss. Even today you never can be sure what you will get when a new Lemongrass release is out. Early days reflect his passion for cool rhythmic grooves. But later on also NuJazz, Ambient, HipHop, R’n’B, Deep House, Soul and Lounge made their impact, always subordinated to the concept of the particular release and its stylistic and thematic vision.

“This guy has the magic” – a claim you come across quite often when the name “Lemongrass” stands nearby. No surprise really, because Roland Voss always worked hard to make his talents blossom. During the ’70s he played drums with numerous Rock, Funk and Jazz bands. During the ’80s, Roland developed a penchant for electronic instruments. Having patiently honed his skills, it was time for a first record release. His highly acclaimed debut album called “Drumatic Universe” came out on a small German imprint called “Incoming!” in 1997. Soon after one of the hottest Electronic Music labels at that time “Mole Listening Pearls” (a subsidiary of UCMG, today part of the Daredo music group) was so impressed, that they signed him straight away. For many years this has been a fruit-bearing relationship, shooting Lemongrass to the international top league of the scene. At the latest when “Journey to a star” got released in 2001, Roland Voss and his project were everybody’s darling. The song is a timeless beauty considered as one the most influential tracks for modern Lounge music. Over time a few more Lemongrass songs reached this height, such as “Feel Good”, “Elle Et Moi” and “Habla Mi Corazon”.

After 5 extremely successful album releases plus a few EPs it was time for the next step. In 2005 Roland and his brother Daniel founded the label “Lemongrassmusic”, considered as a platform for their own projects and productions. Soon they extended their output with a bunch of talented artists from all over the world. The label kept growing and celebrated their 100th release in the summer of 2012. Needless to say that Lemongrass remained the very center of their work. Brilliant album releases such as “Papillon”, “Filmothèque”, “The 5th Dimension”, “Pour l’amour”, “Hypnosis”, “Sirius” and “Meditation” deepened the project’s international prominence. All in all 17 album releases, 13 EPs, 2 “Best of” and more than 500 compilation appearances speak for themselves.

A helpful aspect to reach this stage is the constant output of domestic releases in various countries. Since the 4th album “Windows” got released by Water Music Records for the US territory, Lemongrass is a big seller overseas too. Most of the album releases also made it to Russia. After “Voyage au centre de la terre” and “Windows” appeared incredibly on old-fashioned audio-cassettes, “Dreamusic” became a solid and steady label partner. Lemongrass is also big in Japan. The label “Receptortune” released 4 albums so far and took the band 3x times on live touring throughout the country.

In 2016 the 17th longplayer called “Beauty” came out showing the mature qualities of Roland Voss at its best. A work that invites you to experience the soul of the music. Later in 2016 the EP “Ambient Land 4” has followed.
The 18th album named “Orion” – a star seeking journey across the musical firmament – was released in March 2017.
Later that year the 2CD “Blue River (The 2nd Decade)” brought us an excellent Best-of-the-past-10-years album.
In May 2018 the 19th longplayer album “Unite” was released – 16 tracks, that orbit around the spirit of a glorious summer day – full of light and positivity.

http://lemongrassmusic.de

Nightmares On Wax

Nightmares on Wax is DJ and musician George Evelyn, also known as DJ Ease (Experimental Audio Sample Expert), from Leeds, United Kingdom. The musical style is a combination of electronic sounds and hip hop beats, often regarded as "chillout". Nightmares On Wax's music is released on Warp Records.

Initially working with Kevin Harper a.k.a Boy Wonder their first release was the massive underground hit 'Dextrous' which sampled the as yet unknown A Guy Called Gerald's 'Voodoo Ray' on their own Poverty Records label.
Along with Unique 3 'The Theme' ,The Forgemasters 'The Track With No Name' and LFO 'Frequencies' this was one of the defining tracks of the Northern Bleep movement.
The album 'Car Boot Soul' also featured the knock out vocals and keyboards of Sarah Winton.
The duo also hosted their own night 'The Downbeat', initially at Rickys, Leeds before moving to the larger Warehouse Club, Leeds.

https://nightmaresonwax.com

Marga Sol

Marga’s music history starts from the very young age of 5, after she received, what she called “the greatest present in the world – The little Yamaha synthesizer”. At 13, she began taking private music lessons for piano. Marga soon discovered that her main interest was the technology of making music, so she started investing in her own music studio and in gathering as much knowledge as she could about composition and production. She received a diploma in music production, mastering engineering and recording from “Enterprise”, one of the biggest music studios in Macedonia. Over the next two years she became the assistant to Valentino Skenderovski – the owner of the “Enterprise” music school and studio. There she worked on many different projects: composing, arranging, recording and mixing music for singers, bands, commercials and as well as music for television. Marga Sol now has her own studio, where everyday her music ideas and feelings create something that she calls “Marga Sol’s Music”! Her unique sound, her unique production, recognizable, but variable..Anyhow, deeply sincere and emotional!

Marga Sol is performing (and producing) except as Lounge DJ, also as HOUSE DJ, in the country and abroad, through CLUBS & Coffee BARS…Marga presents her unique house (tech/deep/vocal/latin…) sets, life performances in front of more than 10 000 people, creating high voltage atmosphere, performing with high level of love energy toward the crowd and music she plays…

https://margasol.com

Michael E

I had piano lessons as a child and by my early teens developed a real passion for music when Motown hit me like a ton of bricks. I was blown away. I’d quite liked the Beatles and music in general but nothing had really connected as powerfully as Motown did. I wanted to get involved in making music with others and reproduce what I was hearing. By the time I was in my late teens I’d played with various cover bands and joined a band that toured Europe. I had a short stint with Johnny Johnston & The Bandwagon, who’d had a massive hit with “Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache”.

Eventually I found playing covers uninspiring and was wanting to create my own music. However breaking down the covers for my band to play gave me a invaluable insight into how a track was put together, great experience for what was to come. I retired from touring and turned my energies to raising a young family. I always had a piano to hand and started to compose my own music, at first just for piano. I was itching to do full arrangements and it wasn’t until the software evolved that I could do just that. The software and the amazing sound palette that was integral allowed me flights of fancy that I couldn’t have dreamt of when music was produced on traditional instruments alone.

It was a new beginning, I was able to paint soundscapes and conjure up musical worlds that inspired me to be ever more creative and daring. In 2006 I was finally in a position to dedicate my life, full time, to my passion. Since then I’ve released 28 albums, appeared on over 2,000 compilations and loved every day. I can’t see me ever getting jaded and doing anything other than creating music. I’m always inspired by other wonderful artists I hear and as much as I’m a creator of music, I’m also a massive fan too. Music is wonderful and I’m so lucky to be a part of it.

https://musicbymichaele.com

Moby

Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965), better known by his stage name Moby, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, animal rights activist, and author. He has sold over 20 million records worldwide, and AllMusic considers him to be "one of the most important dance music figures of the early 1990s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America".

After learning how to play guitar at the age of 9, Moby played in underground punk rock bands in the early 1980s, and gained attention in the early 1990s with his early electronic dance music. With his fifth studio album, Play (1999), he gained international success; the album sold 6,000 copies in its first week, and it re-entered the global charts in early 2000 and became an unexpected hit, producing eight singles and selling over 10 million copies worldwide. Moby followed the album in 2002 with 18, which was also successful, selling over 5 million copies worldwide and receiving mostly positive reviews.

His next major release, 2005's mostly upbeat Hotel was a stylistic departure, incorporating more rock elements than previous album, and received mixed reviews. It sold around 2 million copies worldwide. After 2008's dance-influenced Last Night (2008), he returned to the downtempo electronica of Play and 18 with 2009's mostly-ambient Wait for Me, finding higher critical acclaim and moderate sales. He followed that with 2011's Destroyed, 2013's Innocents, 2016's These Systems Are Failing, 2017's More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse and 2018's Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt.
Moby has also authored or co-authored Gristle, Destroyed, his first memoir Porcelain, and his upcoming 2nd memoir Then It Fell Apart.
Moby has also co-written, produced, and remixed music for David Bowie, Billy Idol, Daft Punk, Mylène Farmer, Brian Eno, Pet Shop Boys, Britney Spears, New Order, Public Enemy, Yoko Ono, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Soundgarden, Michael Jackson and others.

http://moby.com

Peter Pearson

Born in London 1947, qualified as a Doctor 1970, and subsequently became a General Practitioner until retirement in 1997. He dabbled in guitar (with brother), piano, and songwriting (with sister) in an earlier life, and played keyboards in a blues band (Blue Shift) in the nineties. After retirement from medicine, Peter was then able to concentrate on his other great passion- music composition.

He completed "Music for the Media" course, obtaining a Diploma in Media Composition, and was awarded a Diploma in Music (composition) by the WMF. He achieved some notable successes in various song contests. He collaborated with and received much guidance from Nic Rowley. Several of his pieces have been published by Music Libraries, and over 200 tracks released, including a dozen albums. He is proud to be published by Mustard Music.

Peter's chief earlier influences have been Rachmaninov, Elgar, Chopin, Ray Charles, Burt Bacharach, John Barry, Francis Lai, Michel Legrand, Jobim, and Ennio Morricone; and then the great pop composers of a later era, with emotive, romantic and soul influences. More recently, he has been heavily influenced by the Chillout scene, notably Michael e.. A curiously diverse combination that may explain his equally diverse styles, that crosses the genres of Easy Listening and Chillout, with elements of Ambient, Lounge, Jazz, Blues, light Classical and Rock.His primordial need in composition is to be emotionally moved- if there is no passion there is no music. He also feels a need to share his music, and strives to compose for the enjoyment of others.
Peter's compositions are mainly instrumental. Being essentially a keyboardist, his chief materials are keyboards and a computer, with occasional use of an acoustic guitar and accordion. Peter's other passions include wine, sun, nature and his family. He lives happily in the south of France with his patient and supportive wife.
As Francis Lai once told him: when music becomes a passion, it is an outlet that helps us surmount the imponderables of life

http://peterpearsonmusic.com

Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós are an Icelandic post-rock band. The name is derived from the name of lead vocalist Jónsi Birgisson's little sister, Sigurrós. They hail from the same creative and vibrant Icelandic music scene as múm and Amiina. They released their first ever foray into film-making with their tour documentary, Heima in late 2007.

Jón Þór Birgisson (Jónsi), Georg Hólm, and Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson formed the group in Reykjavík, Iceland in August 1994. They soon won a record deal with a local record label, Smekkleysa (Bad Taste). In 1997, they released Von (Hope) and in 1998, released a remix collection named Von brigði. The name is Icelandic wordplay: Vonbrigði means "disappointment," but Von brigði means "hope alteration." (In English, the album is sometimes known by the alternative name "Recycle Bin.")
International acclaim came with 1999's Ágætis Byrjun ("An alright start"), for which the band were joined by Kjartan Sveinsson. The album's reputation slowly spread by word of mouth over the next two years. Soon, many critics worldwide hailed it as one of the best albums of its time and the band was playing with Radiohead and other big names. Drummer Ágúst left the band after the recording of Ágætis Byrjun and was replaced by Orri Páll Dýrason.

After the release of Ágætis Byrjun, the band became perhaps most well known for Birgisson's signature style of playing guitar with the bow from a cello, accentuated with reverb, creating a sweeping, fluid sound that is unique for an electric guitar.
In early 2001, Sigur Rós set out to record some songs in their newly-completed álafoss swimming pool studio with their friend Steindór Andersen who is a fisherman and chairman of the Icelandic poetry society, Iðunn. Steindór is a chanter/singer of the traditional Icelandic epic poetry form, called "rímur," for which the band named their next EP, Rímur. Only 1000 copies of the EP were printed and sold in the spring tour of 2001.
In 2002, their highly anticipated follow-up album was released. Upon release all tracks on the album were untitled, though the band later published song names on their website. Famously, all of the lyrics on are sung in vonlenska ("Hopelandic"), nonsensical vocalisations which resemble the sound of the Icelandic language. It has also been said that the listener is supposed to interpret their own meanings of the lyrics, which can then be written in the blank pages in the album booklet.
In October of 2003, Sigur Rós joined Radiohead in composing music for Merce Cunningham's dance piece Split Sides; Sigur Rós’s three tracks were named "Ba Ba," "Ti Ki," and "Di Do" and released in March of 2004 on an EP titled Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do The three songs are separate tracks, but the band intended that all three be played at the same time to form one single song. The band's 1997 debut album Von also finally found a United States and United Kingdom release in October of 2004. Their latest full-length album, Takk... (Thanks…), was released on September 13, 2005, with a free legal download of their first single, "Glósóli," made available on August 15. For North American fans, "Sæglópur" was made available for download on August 16."Hoppípolla," the second official single from Takk…, was released on November 28 alongside a new studio remake of "Hafsól," a song which was previously released on the band's 1997 debut, Von.
Sæglópur EP was released on July 10th in most parts of the world and on August 8th in the United States. Its original release date was May 8th, but because of the sudden demand of "Hoppípolla," especially in the UK due to its inclusion on BBC's "Planet Earth," it was pushed back from that date. Sigur Rós recorded three new songs for the EP: "Refur," "Ófriður," and "Kafari."
The Hvarf/Heim double album was released on November 5, 2007. Hvarf contains reworkings of songs dating back to the bands' first album, whereas Heim contains live acoustic versions of more well known songs. The double album was an accompaniment to the film Heima. Heima is a documentary showing footage of the band's tour of Iceland, including live footage and interviews. The official web site is www.heimafilm.com.

Sigur Rós has sold over 2.5 million albums worldwide.

On June 23, 2008, they released Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust.
The single "Gobbledigook" was available for a free download on their website.
In January 2010, the band began a hiatus, and they are now working on new material. On August 11, 2011, the band's website showed a trailer for a project called Inni. A week later, the project was revealed to be a new live album and DVD, although the release date is currently unknown.
Sigur Rós'' sixth studio album, Valtari, was released on May 29, 2012 on Parlophone.
In January 2013, Kjartan Sveinsson left the band and was not replaced. Sigur Rós's first album following his departure was titled Kveikur and released in June 2013.
In 2014, the band made a guest appearance in the HBO show 'Game of Thrones', performing The Rains of Castamere in the 2nd episode of the 4th season.

https://sigurros.com

Thievery Corporation

How many highly successful musical artists do you know that have thrived for 20 years without a radio hit, a big budget video, or major label backing? Moreover, have managed to do high-profile TV appearances, own and operate their own independent label since day one, sell several million albums and continue to expand their fan base across the globe each year. They’ve collaborated with such uniquely famed artists David Byrne, Perry Farrell, The Flaming Lips, Anushka Shankar, Femi Kuti, Seu Jorge, Bebel Gilberto, and been featured on major film soundtracks such as Garden State. They’ve headlined top music festivals, such as Coachella and Lollapalooza, and have influenced a whole generation of electronic producers and DJs. If you add these elements together, you can arrive at only one conclusion: Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, aka: Thievery Corporation.

https://thieverycorporation.com

Thomas Lemmer

Thomas Lemmer is known as an Electronic/Ambient music producer. With seven albums, twelve singles and multiple appearances on top-class Chillout/Electronic compilations, Thomas Lemmer is considered one of the most active and established artists of his genre. His two albums STILL and ZERO GRAVITY reached the iTunes Electronic Top 10 in Germany. His album PURE reached the Top 10 of the iTunes Electronic Charts in Switzerland and #2 of the Album Top 10 in the official German Chill Out Charts (Deutsche Chill Out Charts). His music is played worldwide on established radio stations focusing on Chillout and Electronic music.

Thomas Lemmer’s musical career started already as a child when his father bought him his first piano. He got classical piano lessons for many years and also studied church organ for a few years. He soon developed a big interest in music production and synthesizers and learned recording techniques as an autodidact.
With his band diPOLAR, a German pop duo, Thomas Lemmer won the German Rock & Pop Award in Hamburg 2005.
In 2009, Thomas Lemmer released his first solo album CHILLOUT LOUNGE. The album was a major success in the chillout, lounge, and downtempo scenes. Many tracks from this debut album can be found today on dozens of successful and international compilations.
His track FATIGUÉ features on the world famous Café del Mar – Vol. XVI compilation, where It became #1 in Spain and entered the top 10 in many other countries.
In 2010 he started the Motif project with Aaron Taylor from England. Their music spans across the Downtempo, Electronica, and Trip-Hop genres. Their first ever production GIVE IT AWAY, features on the infamous Café Del Mar label, for their landmark ‘30 Years of Music’ compilation.
In 2011 Thomas Lemmer released his second studio album RELIEVE and proved again, that he produces chill out music on the highest level. 17 tracks transport you into a unique, free and relaxing world of sounds which let you slip into an absolute free and relaxed world. Various producers worked on remixes for the RELIEVE – REMIX EDITION. The single IS IT TOO LATE feat. Lena Belgart was a significant success and highly respected in the Downtempo scene.
In 2013 Thomas Lemmer joined one of the major and most prestigious labels in the Chillout and Downtempo scene: SINE MUSIC.
After almost 2 years of hard work, he released his album STILL in October 2013. “Be still, relieve,” the key message of this album is not just a quotation from a song of the album, but also stands for Thomas Lemmer’s music. Again he developed his music further which spans from classical elements to pure electronic. The album contains six vocal tracks, sung by the touching and beautiful voices of Naemi Joy and Sabrina Vieweber. STILL reached the Top 10 of the iTunes Electronic Charts in Germany and received excellent reviews and feedback.
STILL REMIXED (released 2014) is the answer to this overwhelming success. 19 remixers spread around the globe worked on this album. Amongst them: Evadez, SINE, Der Waldläufer, Softwaver, HEIN+KLEIN, Normandie, Riccicomoto, Physical Phase, SeeNaY, KLANGSTEIN, Xelomen, Florian Shipke, Novaline, Setsuna, Sunlight Project, and Danny Stubbs. Additionally, Thomas Lemmer contributed some of his remixes and unreleased alternative mixes.
In December 2014, he released ZERO GRAVITY, his fourth album. It’s a purely instrumental album, distinguishing it from its predecessors. A soothing blend of beautiful Ambient and experimental sounds supported by electronic beats. Weightless, each tone magically transforming the space around you into an endless ocean of bliss. Thomas Lemmer even shot the images used in the album booklet and on the cover himself.
In 2016, Thomas Lemmer released his fifth album called PURE. 15 tracks, some featuring the singers Naemi Joy, Richelle Claiborne, Tina Sona, and Sabrina Vieweber. Seldom are artist albums so diversified but yet authentic. He spent one and a half years on the album. The result is a mixture of Ambient, Deep-House and catchy Pop songs. Connected through a sound which carries his distinctive handwriting. PURE will draw your attention to the essential things in life. The first single release of the album, FOREVER feat. Naemi Joy, describes how infinite and beautiful our planet is. If you look at the width of the ocean or the breathtaking silence in the desert, then these are the real pure moments. PURE delivers the perfect soundtrack. The album reached the #2 of the Album Top 10 in the official German Chill Out Charts (Deutsche Chill Out Charts) and entered the iTunes Electronic charts Top 10 in Switzerland.
In 2017, he released his sixth album called AMBITRONIC. A statement and an album introducing a new era of electronic music. Thomas Lemmer constantly tries to evolve and develop his music further, and so AMBITRONIC became a mixture of deep Ambient and sophisticated Electronic sounds, connected through a sound which carries his distinctive handwriting. Amongst these tracks, you’ll find a collaboration with nobody less than SINE. The artwork of the CD emphasizes his artistic abilities and visual skills.

https://thomas-lemmer.com

Tycho

Scott Hansen (born 1976/1977), professionally known as Tycho, is an American ambient music artist and producer, who is known as ISO50 for his photographic and design works. Tycho is currently signed to, and has released under, Ghostly International, but has also released music on Merck Records and Gammaphone Records. His song, Dictaphone's Lament, was used as the track on a music video entitled "Live Life to the Fullest", which was made by and featured on the action cartoon block Toonami. Additionally, his song Cascade (originally made for an Adult Swim/Ghostly International compilation) was played during the final moments of the original 11-year run of Toonami in 2008.

Hansen began releasing music over 10 years ago with The Science of Patterns EP. His first full-length, Sunrise Projector, came out in 2004, and as the critical acclaim continued in 2006 with the release of Past Is Prologue.
It was around 2008 that URBmagazine noted Tycho as one of the Next 100 artists to watch, and Hansen continued to release singles and experiment with more live instrumentation. In 2011, his meticulous process saw the release of Dive, his debut full-length for Ghostly International. Tranquil, nostalgic and melodic, the record established him beyond the realm of IDM and ambient.
Now with Awake, Tycho's second Ghostly LP, the project returns as a true three-piece band comprised of Zac Brown (guitar, bass) and Rory O’Connor (live drums). Lengthy touring for Dive brought Tycho to its full potential, and in efforts to capture the energy on the road Hansen invited Brown and O’Connor in to the creative process. Both the sound and artwork of Awake capture Hansens stylistic shift, conjuring a more kintetic and percussive sensory experience.

http://tychomusic.com


Ursula 1000

Alex Gimeno (born January 1, 1977) is an American DJ best known for Ursula 1000, a wide-ranging musical project including lounge, breakbeat, glam rock and cha cha.
Gimeno was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
Gimeno entered the music business around 1990. He was a DJ in Miami Beach for nearly a decade, and early in his career, he played drums for a band called 23. He also had his own show on the pirate radio station WOMB.

After extensive work as a DJ, he sent a demo of original work to Washington, D.C.-based record label ESL Music, which was immediately interested in signing him. On that label, Gimeno has released a number of original albums and several mix sessions.
He has done remixes for Quincy Jones, Felix Da Housecat, The Faint, Fort Knox Five to a slew of television remodels for themes to Sesame Street, The Powerpuff Girls, The Incredibles, and Yo Gabba Gabba. Scenes and promos for Sex And The City, Greys Anatomy and How I Met Your Mother, and Modern Family have also featured several of his remixes, as have marketing campaigns for AT&T, Samsung, Adidas and Grand Marnier. His songs have been used in video games like Destroy All Humans!, NBA 2K9 and Tap Tap Revenge.
His collaborations with Dr. Luke, Kool Kojak, Fred Schneider, Isabelle Antena, Shag, Cristina, Los Amigos Invisibles, Misty Roses, Federico Aubele to name a few brought forth sheer magic on the five albums, The Now Sound of Ursula 1000, Kinda Kinky, Here Comes Tomorrow, Mystics and Mondo Beyondo. All Systems Are Go Go and Ursadelica showed the world his dj skills and ear for the best in hip shaking groovers. Undressed had it all re-imagined by electronics finest like Deekline, Ladytron, Product.01, Malente and more.
He has performed in over 30 countries and created sound design/runway music for Issey Miyake, Desigual, Prada, Miu Miu, Hugo Boss, Miss Sixty and Christian Dior.
In 2013, he started his own label called Insect Queen Music, releasing side projects such as the space disco influenced Quentin Quatro. The Disco Quatro EP and the Quatrophonic EP were released in 2014. The 6th Ursula 1000 album, Voyeur, and the first on his Insect Queen label will be released the summer of 2015 featuring collaborations with Lady Bunny and the torch singing clown Puddles Pity Party.

https://soundcloud.com/ursula1000

Yonderboi

Yonderboi (born László Fogarasi Jr.) started experimenting with music in his teenage years and soon found himself on the international map of electronic music. He was the youngest member of the downtempo movement happening around the millennium, and the only one from the former Eastern Bloc. By now Yonderboi’s music got difficult to pigeonhole because it is quite conceptual and combines a wide range of sources and various musical stlyes. Despite all of this a certain intense atmosphere remains recognizable in all of his works. He released three studio albums so far, which he considers to be a trilogy: Shallow And Profound, Splendid Isolation and Passive Control. Each record was followed by an international tour, the first and the second with a live band and the current one as a one-man act. He performed on diverse stages over the years, including festivals such as Sónar, Pukkelpop, Lowlands, Big Chill, Sziget, ADE and venues like Razzmatazz, Melkweg, Paradiso. Yonderboi also enjoys making field trips in different forms of art, amongst others he scored three movies, six theater pieces and composed music for several art exhibitions. His tracks are often licensed to films, TV, fashion shows or video games. Besides the musical talent he utilizes his visual creativity as well. Yonder shoots his own photos and videos, designs album covers and stage set for the shows. In 2012 he founded his own record-label called Yonderland, which will be the home for future Yonderboi releases.

http://yonderboi.com

Zero 7

The name Zero 7 was chosen after Binns and Hardaker travelled through Mexico and ended up in Honduras, where they spent time on an island called Utila on which there was a bar called Cero Siete. When back in the UK they were asked by Radiohead to remix "Climbing Up the Walls" and they called the mix "the Zero 7 Mix" which stuck.

In 1999, they released an EP of original material called EP1, under the name Zero 7. In 2001, they released their debut album, Simple Things, which featured collaborations with vocalists Mozez, Sia Furler, and Sophie Barker. The album became a gold record and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and won the "Best Newcomer" Muzik Award. Live appearances after the album's release consisted of Binns and Hardaker, vocalists and other musicians, with as many as 20 performers on stage at once.
In 2004, they released their second album, When It Falls. In addition to the three vocalists from their first album, it featured a collaboration with Danish singer-songwriter Tina Dico. That same year, Binns co-wrote the Emma Bunton track "Breathing".

https://soundcloud.com/zero7


* Source: Biography (wikipedia, official homepages, last.fm), Photo (official facebook pages, google images) *

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