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Tantrum Desire

A south east London based duo, who met in 2004 at a small pirate radio station through the love of drum & bass music. Be...

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{"key":"98351","name":"Tantrum Desire","bio":"A south east London based duo, who met in 2004 at a small pirate radio station through the love of drum & bass music. Before that time these individuals had portfolios in their chosen fields, which were producing and DJ\u2019ing. These talented artists then began working together towards their common goal, which was to break into the drum & bass scene.Experimenting and striving for constant perfection: Jay (Producer \/ DJ) and Devon (DJ) under the name Tantrum Desire , have continued their promotion campaign and expedition, appearing on internet radio shows such as, Kunninmindz, Planet dnb, UK Rumble and Kool FM.In 2005, a bunch of Tantrum Desire tracks on a load of CD\u2019s was passed out in Spain at a big drum & bass event. This then attracted Nu-Breed\u2019s - MC Shortston, who received a copy of the track collection and saw a spark in the production. This gave him some ideas and business plans to start up a new label called \u2018Heavyweight Records\u2019. This was the new home label for the boys, which released tracks such as, The Red Pill, Dreamscape EP, The Inner moon and White light, which had constant air play on radio stations such as 1xtra, Radio 1 and Kiss. Tantrum Desire also had bootleg projects lying around in the lab, which gave Shortston another idea to accompany Heavyweight with a bootleg label named \u201cBooty\u201d. This brought you releases such as, \u201cTransformers\u201d, \u201cJealousy\u201d, \u201cdrop it like its hot\u201d and \u201cCan\u2019t stop\u201d.In early 2008, Tantrum Desire was approached by one of the biggest pioneers in the game \u2013 Simon \u2018Bassline\u2019 Smith, who saw the variety of styles in the drum & bass productions and therefore became interested. This led him to making the guys an offer and signing them exclusively to his well established label - Technique Recordings. Straight away, Technique released Tantrum Desire\u2019s debut 12\u201d - \u201cXenomorph & the Last stand, which set their trademark in the scene for the sound of big baseline synths and orchestral intro\u2019s. Soon after, the boys featured in the award winning Knowledge Magazine, which gave an insight of the T.D team and a warning to the public that the guys would be bringing dance floor smashers on a constant level. Early 2009 brought to your ears the sound of \u201cCrazy Talk & Strength\u201d on Techniques sister label\u2019 World Wide Audio Recordings. This synth\u2019tastic release received great feedback and support from pioneers such as Grooverider, Jumping Jack Frost, Zane Lowe, Hype, Ray Keith and many more.Read more: http:\/\/www.myspace.com\/tantrumdesire#ixzz15NwyHSJG","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/98351_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

The Weeknd

The Weeknd, the stage name for Abel Tesfaye, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and producer.The Scarborough, Toronto-born ...

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{"key":"8485","name":"The Weeknd","bio":"The Weeknd, the stage name for Abel Tesfaye, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and producer.The Scarborough, Toronto-born singer, songwriter, and producer doesn't say much outside of his lyrics or personal messages through his social networking sites. Ever since appearing on the scene in late 2010, he's been shrouded in mystery, cultivating a mystique that baffles our gossip-obsessed pop culture. With that said, the 25-year-old alternative R&B phenomenon is an enigma in more ways than one.For him, it's not about becoming famous. It's not about becoming rich. It's not about pleasing anyone. It's about being honest, staying true to his art, and diving headfirst into the deep end. History's most impactful artists from Van Gogh and Charles Bukowski to Miles Davis and John Lennon faced both the abyss and the heavens. They knew about sex, drugs, pain, joy, and love, and they weren't afraid to talk about them openly.On his three-disc debut for XO\/Republic Records, Trilogy, The Weeknd is an open book, revealingeverything and nothing at the same time. There are moments of ecstatic electronic bliss like the irresistible \"High for This\", and then there's the propulsive poetic paranoia of \"House of Balloons\", which twists a sample Siouxsie and the Banshees' Happy House into a frenetic danceable coup. With an inimitable and divine voice, he sings of hazy nights that turned into hazier mornings and tumultuous trysts that spiraled into eternal longing. However, you can take whatever you want from it. After all, it is art.His trip officially began with the release of the nine-song free album House of Balloons in March 2011. It was the first in a series of three-including Thursday and Echoes of Silence-and it immediately set the blog-o-sphere ablaze. Soon after the initial instalment impacted the net, Drake quoted lyrics from the effort on Twitter and linked to the music, becoming the first of many A-list artists to champion it. The two quickly forged a tight friendship and fertile artistic partnership that extended to Drake's team.As they grew closer, the superstar MC even enlisted his talents for several tracks on the chart-topping, platinum-selling and Grammy Award winning album Take Care. Most notably, The Weeknd co-wrote, co-produced, and performed on \"Crew Love\", a bona fide hit single from the record. Further collaborating, Drake dropped a transfixing verse on \"The Zone\" from Thursday.The artist hit the road for his first sold out headline tour that summer, and the world began to embrace him with open arms from underground bloggers to taste-making music supervisors. \"High for This\" even served as the soundtrack to the trailer for the final season of HBO's long-running series, Entourage, a symbol of his infiltration into the zeitgeist.Meanwhile, critics and gatekeepers also fell under his spell. Complex dubbed House of Balloons the \"best album of 2011\", and Pitchfork honored it as \"Best New Music\". It conquered year-end lists, including Stereogum, The A.V. Club, The Guardian (UK), and Spin. MTV, BET, Rolling Stone, XXL, and others exalted it with equally high praise, while The Source called him the \"Songbird of his generation\".In the midst of everything, other marquee artists began to personally seek out his unique talent, and that was the highest compliment. He created the first formal remix for FLORENCE + THE MACHINE's \"Shake It Out\", and he put his stamp on LADY GAGA's \"Marry the Night\", yielding a seductive and sensual take on the single for Born This Way: The Remixes. The Weeknd also personally cooked up \"Remember You\" the second single for WIZ KHALIFA's anxiously awaited sophomore effort, O.N.I.F.C.In the summer of 2012, a groundbreaking strategic alliance between XO, creative collective visionary behind The Weeknd and Republic Records was established. Under this banner, Trilogy compiled House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence in one expansive collection, properly mixed, mastered, andfinished for the very first time. The 27 original tracks remain, but there's also a myriad of new material as well to please both the initiated and uninitiated alike. The doorway officially opens into his world with this effort.The first single \"Wicked Games\" bleeds brilliantly with a stark and vivid admission that's utterly enthralling. Keyboards resound through airy production as the vocals exude a dark sensuality. The singer admits, \"I love to watch you dance, take you down another level and get you dancing with the devil\", before the unforgettable, unbridled hook, \"Let me motherfucking love you\".You're going to motherfucking love him. Live audiences continue to as well. In addition to surprise appearances on DRAKE's Club Paradise tour and a stint supporting FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, he dazzled crowds at the biggest festivals in the world including Coachella, Primavera Sound Festival, and the Wireless Festival in London and on a seemingly endless run of sold out headline gigs. The next chapter has begun though.Coming together, Republic Records and the Canadian XO are paving the way for a revolution. Already, XO has progressed from an intimate Toronto operation into an international player. Everything stems from the music though, and it always will. THE WEEKND addressed fans in an open letter online, \"You will continue to get what you fell in love with, and I will continue to give you what you ask for. No matter what an artist's ego clouds them to believe, you are the reason why I have been able to continue to do what I love to do and that is to entertain you.\" He released his second album, \"Kiss Land\", on September 10, 2013.(2) Allegedly \"shrouded in mystery\" despite a social media presence (with accompanying photos) on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Soundcloud, and YouTube, as well as major support from fellow Torontonian Drake, alternative R&B act the Weeknd \u2013 a solo outlet for vocalist Abel Tesfaye \u2013 surfaced in March 2011 with House of Balloons. A nine-track, 50-minute mixtape made available for free download on the Weeknd website, House of Balloons was based in morose ballads filled with drug references and sexual longing. Sonically, there were clear traces of radio-friendly contemporary R&B \u00e0 la Trey Songz, Jeremih, the-Dream, and Drake, while also appealing to listeners who favored left-of-center, production-over-songcraft exponents like Spacek and Sa-Ra. The mixtape, made by Tesfaye in collaboration with producers Doc McKinney and Illangelo, among others, garnered widespread coverage \u2013 most of which was gushingly positive \u2013 within days of its March 21 release. A second mixtape, Thursday (August 19), preceded several appearances on Drake's album Take Care. Echoes of Silence (December 21), the third Weeknd mixtape, followed just before the end of the year. The following June, \"Crew Love,\" off Take Care, reached the Top Ten of Billboard's Hot R&B\/Hip-Hop chart. A few months later, he was featured on another charting single, Wiz Khalifa's \"Remember You.\" After Tesfaye signed with Universal Republic, the three Weeknd mixtapes were remastered and bundled with three new songs for Trilogy, issued in November 2012. The set debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. The following April, Tesfaye won Juno Awards in the categories of Breakthrough Artist of the Year and R&B\/Soul Recording of the Year. Trilogy was certified platinum by the RIAA the next month. Kiss Land, much darker in tone than its title implied, followed in September 2013 and debuted at number two. Out of its several singles, only \"Live For,\" featuring Drake, touched the Hot R&B\/Hip-Hop chart. Tesfaye had much more success with a series of non-album singles that followed. \"Often,\" released in 2014, was a Top Ten R&B\/Hip-Hop hit. He was featured on Ariana Grande's \"Love Me Harder,\" which reached the Top Ten of the Hot 100 and went platinum in the U.S. \"Earned It,\" featured in Fifty Shades of Grey, repeated the same feats. In 2015, Tesfaye issued \"The Hills,\" a booming ballad, and \"Can't Feel My Face,\" a disco-funk throwback, as the first two singles from Chapter III. The former cracked the Hot 100 Top 20, while the latter reached the chart's Top 10. ~ Andy Kellman","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/8485_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Infected Mushroom

Infected Mushroom is an electronic music group. Originally formed as a duo by Erez Aizen (also known as I.Zen) and Amit ...

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{"key":"8389","name":"Infected Mushroom","bio":"Infected Mushroom is an electronic music group. Originally formed as a duo by Erez Aizen (also known as I.Zen) and Amit Duvdevani (also known as Duvdev), in Haifa, Israel. Both currently reside in Los Angeles.Infected Mushroom is known for their consistent sonic evolution exemplified by the following albums: \"The Gathering\" (1999), \"Classical Mushroom\" (2000), \"B.P. Empire\" (2001), \"Converting Vegetarians\" (2003), \"IM the Supervisor\" (2004), \"Vicious Delicious\" (2007), \"Legend of the Black Shawarma\" (2009), \"Army of Mushrooms\" (2012)' and \"Converting Vegetarians II\" (2015)'Their live shows feature guitars, live drums and vocals, with a multimedia backdrop.In 1998, Aizen and Duvdevani began playing together. At first they released a few tracks as \"Shidapu & Duvdev\". These tracks were 'happier' and on the simpler side of trance. Later on, they formed the duo \"Infected Mushroom\" and started working on their first album. The name \"Infected Mushroom\" was taken, without permission, from a disbanded (1989 to 1993) punk rock band of that name also of Israeli origin, which Duvdevani knew and saw perform at a concert in Israel.1999's \"The Gathering\" was the breakthrough debut album for \"Infected Mushroom\". The album featured a dark, rhythmic atmosphere exemplified in the song \"Psycho\", which gathered much acclaim and popularity. This album was one of the first albums to bring Israeli psy-trance to more 'mainstream' audiences, and contributed to the gradually growing popularity of the genre world-wide. The following year, the duo released one of their most well known albums, also being one of the most well known albums in the genre today, \"Classical Mushroom\". The album showcased a track often cited as their most popular track, \"Bust A Move\". This album is commonly referred to as the best example of the group's efforts.\"Infected Mushroom's\" evolving style has also had its share of critics. 2001's \"B.P. Empire\" was well-received by many fans and critics alike. Especially renowned is the musical epic \"Dancing With Kadafi\"; segueing numerous styles of music, most notably through the use of strong middle-eastern style melodies and a classical piece halfway through (which showcased Erez and Amit's piano and violin skills). However, the album was not as popular with mainstream audiences when compared with earlier releases, primarily due to the less accessible melodies in most of the tracks. The album was also seen as a break away from the more traditional styles of psy-trance by many psy-trance purists, who felt that the new territories explored went beyond the bounds of psy-trance but not necessarily in a progressive sense.The group's most controversial album proved to be \"Converting Vegetarians\" (2003) which featured 2 discs (also known as 'sides'). The first of the 2 CDs is the inoffensive Trance side, which contains mostly trance-like dancefloor material. The Trance Side is a logical progression of their earlier work (although it is cited by some as less imaginative than their earlier work). The 2nd CD is entitled The Other Side, and it contains mostly genre-bending experimental music - ranging from the R&B inspired title track \"Converting Vegetarians\" (which was the first true display of Duvdev's characteristic voice) to the more down-tempo laid-back \"Elation Station\", and also from the electro-pop tracks \"Blink\" and \"Illuminaughty\" (with vocals by the well-known UK psytrance vocalist Michele Adamson) to the short and experimental \"Shakawkaw\" (later expanded to a full length track). The album also contained the track \"Ballerium\", which was originally recorded as a soundtrack to an up-and-coming internet game and later scrapped by the game designers. The remainder of the CD went on to reveal other musical stylings, including \"I Wish\", lead by a carefully vocoded vocal line.The release of \"IM The Supervisor\" in 2004 (often incorrectly referred to as \"I'm the Supervisor\"), further surprised listeners with yet another mix of psy-trance with other musical genres. The album was criticized as being too \"commercial\" by many fans, but became \"Infected Mushroom's\" best selling album up to that time.Guitarists Tommy Cunningham and Erez Netz joined in 2004 - Tom plays with \"Infected Mushroom\" in the United States, while Erez Netz plays the rest of their gigs. Netz is a famous guitarist from Israel, and he opens their live shows with some electric guitar exhibition - playing with his mouth. In December of that year, \"Infected Mushroom\" moved from their base in Haifa to a new studio in Los Angeles, California.As of 2007, \"Infected Mushroom\" have also brought in Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Jardim to play drums and percussion during their shows. Also that year, Infected Mushroom rose to #9 in the influential DJmag Top 100 DJs poll, where they were the highest placed psytrance DJs. This was the first time the category had been created, reflecting psytrance's rising popularity around the world and the pioneering role Infected Mushroom have played in this.2007 was also the year of \"Vicious Delicious\", possibly the most diverse album up to that point. The album begins with \"Becomig Insane\", an intense Spanish-guitar-led number, followed by \"Artillery\", a hip-hop track with vocal contributions by a guest artist. This divergence in genre in just the first two tracks of the album is a clear ultimatum for the critics to 'get with the programme'. Other tracks on the album also feature guest vocalists, along with the guitars and percussion of the newly-inducted Infected Mushrooms.The much-anticipated 2009 album bore the title \"Legend of the Black Shawarma\" and featured remixes of \"The Doors\" classic \"Riders On The Storm\" and the evergreen Mushrooms number \"Bust a Move\", which is noticeably enriched by the DJs' well-matured skills. According to Duvdev, the title of the album is taken from a joke shared with an Australian friend who was describing his interest in having an up-close-and-personal experience in a shark cage. Duvdev's reported response was that the friend would look to the shark like a 'black shawarma', an enticing Middle-Eastern delicacy.Infected Mushroom are currently using Cubase 6 on custom built PC'sDiscographyAlbumsThe Gathering (1999) Classical Mushroom (2000) B.P.Empire (2001) Converting Vegetarians (2003) IM the Supervisor (2004) Vicious Delicious (2007) Legend of the Black Shawarma (2009) Army of Mushrooms (2012) Friends on Mushrooms (2015) Converting Vegetarians II (2015) Singles\/EPsIntelligate \/ Small Moves (1999) Bust a Move (2001) Classical Mushroom EP (2001) B.P. Empire (2001) Birthday (feat. Berry Sakharof) (2002) Deeply Disturbed (2003) Songs From The Other Side (2003) Cities of the Future (2004) Stretched (2005) Becoming Insane (2007) Smashing the Opponent Remixes (2009) One Day - Single (Infected Mushroom & Matisyahu) (2010) Killing Time Remixes (2010)Deck & Sheker (2010)Pink Nightmares (2011)I'm Alive (2011)U R So Fucked (2012)U R So Smart (2012)Evilution (2012)Nation Of Wusses (2012)Atid Matok (2012)Friends on Mushrooms, Vol. 1 (2013)Never Mind (2013)See Me Now (2013)Friends on Mushrooms, Vol. 2 (2013)Friends on Mushrooms, Vol. 3 (2014)Psycho (Loud & Domestic 2015 Remix) (2015)Fields of Grey (feat. Sasha Grey) (2015)Tracks Released on CompilationsAcid KillerAngel JonatanAnyone Else But MeArabian Nights On MescalineBaby KillerBlue Rythmic Night (feat. I.Zen)Cat On MushroomClassical MushroomCoolio (Infected Mushroom Remix)Crazy DDainaiDevil rmxdirty 80sDoremifasDouble ClickDream TheatreElectro PanicElmEve downExpose (feat. space cat)FacingFor The PeopleGravity WavesI See Myself IntelligateInto The MatrixLook At Me Lo RaLSD Story (Infected Mushroom Remix)MerlinMillions Of Miles Away (Infected Mushroom Rmx) Ministry of Angels (feat. yahel) Montoya Monster (remix) Muddy Effect My Mummy SaidNow Is The TimeOne AbsoluteOverloadPsycho (Live Mix)Red FilterS is HereScotchSmahuttaSmall MovesSymphonaticThe FlyThe MessengerTiwanacuVoices Where Is S Wider 9% B-SidesEisen * With Miki Litvak (ex-Domestic), Oren Kislev and Roy Sasson: Shidapu * With Talamasca: Magic Mushroom * With Shiva (DJ J\u00f6rg): Shiva ShidapuEisen and Duvdevani * With Space Cat: Cat on Mushroom * With PsySex: Sex on Mushroom * With DJ J\u00f6rg: J\u00f6rg On Mushroom * With Domestic: Domestic Mushroom * With Deedrah: Infected Deedrah * With Hallucinogen and Michele Adamson: Fly Agaric * With Astrix: Infected AstrixOtherMy Mummy Said (2001)Outdoor Party Vol III (2001)Merlin (2002)Artificial Visualization (2004)The Doors Remixed (Unreleased LP) (2007)Sites: YouTube, Facebook and http:\/\/Infected-Mushroom.com","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/8389_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Lapalux

Sounds move with curious steps in the music of Lapalux, the solo project of Essex's Stuart Howard. His IDM and hip-hop i...

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{"key":"98386","name":"Lapalux","bio":"Sounds move with curious steps in the music of Lapalux, the solo project of Essex's Stuart Howard. His IDM and hip-hop influenced beat collages unfold like individual short stories, their layered tones playing into your emotions. The thud of bass pulses throughout his tracks, a steady stream of heartbeats that rise in and fall reaction to the excitement, the trepidation and the moments of calm reflection set by the marriage of vocal samples and experimental beatmaking. Listened to in succession, Howard\u2019s material is a collection of individual moods, bound into a volume that could easily be titled, What It Feels Like To Be A Human.*In a world in which upstart DiY talent is flooding the gates of electronic music, a few recent voices have been so strong as to be startling. Lapalux - AKA 25-year-old Stuart Howard - is certainly one such. As singular as a brilliant artist always should be, his instinctive understanding of the atmospheric power of texture grips the ear immediately on listening. 'Nostalchic' is his debut album, mission statement, and the climax of many years of studying his craft. The amalgam of words that make the title is aptly, and perhaps knowingly chosen. The album evokes nostalgia without ever sounding nostalgic, and Howard may have had his tongue in his chic when he added the second half of the title. The album is his most focused document to date, adding his beloved R&B and soul into elements of house and hip hop, all with the trademark Lapalux finish; infectious, lopsided swing and achingly deep texture.*12\/19\/2013 update","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/98386_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

James Blake

James Blake (born 26 September 1988) is a Grammy-nominated electronic musician and singer-songwriter from London, Englan...

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{"key":"8424","name":"James Blake","bio":"James Blake (born 26 September 1988) is a Grammy-nominated electronic musician and singer-songwriter from London, England, United Kingdom. Blake is primarily considered a dubstep producer and is frequently heralded as a leading figure in the \"post-dubstep\" community, but he is also noted for his prominent soul influences. Blake was nominated the Critic's Choice award by the 2011 BRIT Awards and the Sound of 2011 award by the BBC, and won second place in the latter. In addition, his self-titled debut LP, James Blake, was nominated for the 2011 Mercury Prize. Blake has also released material under the alias Harmonimix.James Blake began his final year at Goldsmiths in September 2009 studying popular music while recording songs in his bedroom. In July 2009, he attended the Latymer School and released his debut single \"Air and Lack Thereof\" on Hemlock Audio. It was a firm favorite with Gilles Peterson from BBC Radio 1, and Blake was invited to do a special mix on Peterson's worldwide show, which included an exclusive Mount Kimbie track.Blake released his debut EP The Bells Sketch on 8 March 2010 on Hessle Audio, followed soon after by CMYK on 31 May 2010 and Klavierwerke on 10 October 2010, both on R&S Records. All three EPs were met with significant critical acclaim: BBC's Nick Grimshaw chose CMYK as his Record of the Week, the title track of CMYK was ranked 24th on Frontier Psychiatrist's top 40 songs of the year, and all three of Blake's 2010 EPs were collectively ranked 8th on Pitchfork's top 50 albums of 2010.On 4 February 2011, Blake released his self-titled debut LP, James Blake, via ATLAS and A&M. Three singles were released for the album: \"Limit to Your Love,\" \"The Wilhelm Scream,\" and \"Lindisfarne\"\/\"Unluck\". The album was very well-received by critics: on 29 September 2010, BBC's Zane Lowe made \"Limit To Your Love\" his \"Hottest Record in the World,\" Pitchfork awarded the album Best New Music and ranked it the 12th best album of 2011 on their year-end list, and it was nominated for the 2011 Mercury Prize.On 7 October 2011, Blake released his fourth EP, Enough Thunder, via ATLAS and A&M. Two singles were released for the EP: \"Fall Creek Boys Choir,\" a collaboration between Blake and Bon Iver, and \"A Case of You,\" a cover of Joni Mitchell. On 12 December 2011, Blake released another EP through R&S, Love What Happened Here.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/8424_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Burial

There are multiple artists with the name Burial:1) Burial is an electronic musician from south London. His debut album w...

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{"key":"8391","name":"Burial","bio":"There are multiple artists with the name Burial:1) Burial is an electronic musician from south London. His debut album was released in 2006 to critical acclaim. The Wire magazine named it their album of the year and it came fifth in the Mixmag 2006 Album of the Year list. On Friday, September 28th 2007, a new Burial album was announced, and Untrue was released 6 weeks later on November 5th.Although both albums have been met with much critical acclaim, Burial remained anonymous until August 2008, stating in a past interview that \"only five people know I make tunes\".In February 2008, The Independent reported that Burial was an alumnus of south London's Elliott School named William Bevan (another alumnus, Hot Chip's Joe Goddard, said in 2006 that Burial was in the year above him). The school's alumni also include Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet, with whom Bevan has collaborated. William Bevan is also the name of a funeral directors located in Ross-on-Wye, England. (musicbrainz) (discogs)2) Burial is a death metal band from The Netherlands. They released a downloadable album, Relinquished Souls at their website.3) Burial is a hardcore punk band from Germany. They mix the sounds of early American hardcore with a definite dose of Japanese hardcore and Japanese burning spirits.4) Burial is a brutal death metal band. They first got noticed with their self-produced debut CD, Mourning The Millenium. After appearing at several major US fests, Burial was signed to Lost Disciple Records and in 2000 released Enlightened With Pain, showcasing the band's pummeling brutality and technical proficiency. In 2001, Burial completed their first US tour, including Milwaukee Metalfest.5) Burial is a blackened death metal band from Manchester, England.6) Burial is a deathcore band from Qu\u00e9bec City, Qu\u00e9bec7) Burial is a black ambient band from Poland. 8) Burial is a horrorcore artist from Michigan, Detroit.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/8391_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Santigold

Santigold (born Santi White on September 25, 1976) is a musician, songwriter and producer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvani...

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{"key":"598","name":"Santigold","bio":"Santigold (born Santi White on September 25, 1976) is a musician, songwriter and producer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA who formerly went under the stage name Santogold. She is perhaps best known for the song L.E.S. Artistes which became a hit in the UK and on American alternative radio. In February 2009, she officially changed her stage name to Santigold as a result of infomercial jeweller Santo Gold threatening legal action against White and her label Downtown Records.White was lead singer of the Philadelphia-based punk rock band Stiffed, but while in the band, she was offered a solo contract. Working with fellow Stiffed member John Hill as co-producer, she recorded her debut album, Santogold, which was released in April 2008. Upon the change of her stage name, her label Downtown Records issued this press release:\"Change the graffiti on the bathroom wall, get your tattoo fixed, get your T-shirt airbrushed and change the name on your year-end list: Santogold is now Santigold. She's not telling you why, that's just how it is.\"Her most recent album \"Master of My Make-Believe\" was released on 23 April 2012.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/598_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Kidnap Kid

Matt Relton, known professionally as Kidnap Kid, is an English electronic dance music record producer and DJ from Sheffi...

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{"key":"101511","name":"Kidnap Kid","bio":"Matt Relton, known professionally as Kidnap Kid, is an English electronic dance music record producer and DJ from Sheffield, Yorkshire. He is perhaps most notable for being awarded iTunes US's 'Best Electronic Song of 2012' for his track \"Vehl\". Relton was educated at Silverdale School in Sheffield before completing a degree in Politics and Crime at the University of Leeds.Relton's third EP and first with Black Butter Records entitled Alphaville was named after the 1965 French film of the same name.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/101511_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Submotion Orchestra

Submotion Orchestra is a live 7-piece project from Leeds, incorporating deep bass-driven grooves and dense textures in t...

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{"key":"98371","name":"Submotion Orchestra","bio":"Submotion Orchestra is a live 7-piece project from Leeds, incorporating deep bass-driven grooves and dense textures in their progressive live dubstep sound.Leaving crowds inspired and often open-mouthed in their wake, this is not live dubstep to be taken lightly. The members have all cut their teeth on live dub, funk, reggae, jazz and even grime bands previously, so are no strangers to complex rhythm or rootical bass. Having been formed in early 2009 as an experimental live project, the band have quickly established themselves as one of the most exciting up-and-coming acts this year.Expect to hear blissful tones and weighty sub-bass, interwoven with tight rhythmic intensity from this incredibly talented outfit.\u00a9 Submotion 2010(2) The seven-piece electronic\/jazz ensemble Submotion Orchestra combined an eclectic mix of bass, soul, ambient electronica, jazz, and dub, which was complemented by the sultry vocals of singer Ruby Wood. The project began at the request of York Arts Council, when they asked founding members Tommy Evans (Gentleman's Dub Club) and Dom \"Ruckspin\" Howard (Author) to compose a classical\/dub crossover piece to be performed at York Minster in 2009. After the success of that particular show, Evans and Howard returned to their hometown of Leeds, U.K., with a new musical vision and enough contacts to assemble the right musicians for the job. Submotion Orchestra were revered for their energetic live shows, first on a local level at their weekly residency at Leeds bar Hukaz. They soon hit the U.K. festival trail, where their music and the feel-good atmosphere they promoted made them a firm festival favorite. By 2011 they had released their debut album, Finest Hour, via Ranking Records, gaining the support of BBC Radio 6 DJ Gilles Peterson, who would continue to endorse their music for many years to come. The second album, Fragments, was released only a year later. After its release, Ninja Tune offshoot label Counter Records approached the band about releasing future material, leading to third album Alium (2014) and fourth album Colour Theory (2016). ~ Liam Martin","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/98371_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Major Lazer

Years after the zombie apocalypse ravaged the galaxy, Major Lazer went into isolation after bringing peace and order to ...

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{"key":"22377","name":"Major Lazer","bio":"Years after the zombie apocalypse ravaged the galaxy, Major Lazer went into isolation after bringing peace and order to Earth. With the help of a mysterious shadow government called Cinco he was cryogenically frozen as a safeguard for the future\u2019s wellbeing. Despite a great many years of pursuing peace on the planet, a new threat began to loom on the horizon and the commando was brought out of sleep by the Committee of Five. This intergalactic group faced an opponent that only Major Lazer could defend against: his former superior and commander General Rubbish. Rubbish had come out of deep space hiding with a new weapon\u2026Terror Lazor and was set out to enslave and capture all of Earth's allies to seize inter-galactic planetary control and then destroy Earth. With dwindling resources to defend Earth and it\u2019s allies, the Committee of Five brought Major Lazer out of cryogenic slumber. He was assigned a partner, the female assassin known only as Knife Fight. Together they set out to FREE THE UNIVERSE, beginning on the fortuitous date of April 15th, 2013.Since 2011, the group consists of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy FireAfter releasing their landmark LP Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do in 2009, the heroic production duo of Diplo and Switch found themselves boldly marching forwards toward the end of the aughts, conquering major milestones. From 2009 to 2011, the twosome toured extensively across the United States and the world, selling out shows and performing at some of music\u2019s major festivals, including Coachella, Pitchfork, Sasquatch, Outside Lands, and Falls Music & Arts Festival.In 2010 Major Lazer released Lazerproof, a free download mixtape with pop sensation La Roux, and Lazers Never Die, an EP featuring two new tracks and three remixes, including one by Thom Yorke. One of the foremost breakthroughs for Major Lazer during this time was the production collaboration with Beyonc\u00e9 on her massive hit \u201cRun the World (Girls)\u201d, which sampled their track \u201cPon de Floor.\" Beyonce directly sought out Switch and Diplo, recognizing the fact that they were creating authentically innovative music and further cementing their status as a production team worthy of worldwide mainstream attention. As 2011 turned to 2012, Switch determined it best to pursue his own path, leaving Diplo in full control of Major Lazer.As the sole executive producer of Major Lazer, Diplo continued to spearhead the current dancehall revival movement with the 2013 release Free The Universe. That album included collaborations with Bruno Mars, Tyga, Flux Pavilion, Wynter Gordon, Shaggy, Wyclef Jean, Ezra Koening from Vampire Weekend, Dev and more. Spin called the LP\u2019s first single \"Get Free\" featuring Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors, \"a meeting point between Jamaica, West Africa, and Brooklyn.\" Diplo (AKA Wesley Pentz) has risen through the ranks and has asserted himself as one of the most pioneering producers of the time. Through unending curiosity and exploration of the vast multitudes of the world\u2019s musical heritages, Diplo has managed to seamlessly connect the global underground to the audio mainstream. He is the Grammy-nominated founder, owner and head honcho of Mad Decent records, which has not only garnered widespread critical and audience accolades since its inception, but has also deservedly earned a hefty reputation as a vanguard of groundbreaking releases. As Major Lazer, he recently retreated to Jamaica to team up with producers Ariel Rechtshaid and Dre Skull on the upcoming Snoop Dogg album Snoop Lion \"Reincarnated\". Major Lazer was also featured on the title track from No Doubt's comeback album with famed dancehall artist Busy Signal and released an official remix for Hot Chip\u2019s \"Look At Where We Are\".","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/22377_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"150,000 - 300,000"}

Chase & Status

Chase & Status are an electronic production duo from London consisting of Saul "Chase" Milton and Will "Status" Kennard....

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{"key":"8426","name":"Chase & Status","bio":"Chase & Status are an electronic production duo from London consisting of Saul \"Chase\" Milton and Will \"Status\" Kennard.Chase & Status have had three number one tracks on the UK Dance Chart in 2007 with the double A-side \"Hurt You\"\/\"Sell Me Your Soul\", and in 2008 with \"Take Me Away\"\/\"Judgement (Informer)\". On 5 October 2008, they reached number 70 on the national singles chart and number one on the UK Dance Chart again with their single \"Pieces\" featuring vocals by Plan B. In 2009, they made number 45 with \"Against All Odds\" which featured UK rapper Kano.Chase & Status' first album, More Than Alot, debuted in the UK album charts at number 49 on 19 October 2008 and entered the UK dance album chart at number 2.Their album More Than Alot received the Best Album Award at the 2009 Drum and Bass awards, Birmingham, UK.Following the success of their last album the band wanted to gain a more global success. After meeting with a long time favourite of theirs, Cloud9, they decided to move in a different direction. Together they agreed that the band should do more pop collaborations in order to achieve a more mainstream fanbase. Soon afterwards they quickly began working on the album. On 8 November 2009, the duo entered the UK Top 40 for the first time with the track \"End Credits\". The track was released on 2 November 2009 and featuring British musician Plan B managed to reach a peak of number 9 on the UK Singles Chart. The single was written for the movie Harry Brown, which also starred Ben Drew, aka. Plan B.The duo then released \"Let You Go\" on 15 August 2010, revealing it to be the second official single to be released from their second studio album, named No More Idols according to posters outside their album launch show at the HMV Forum in Kentish Town on October 21. The single featured vocals from Mali and debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 11; marking the duo's second consecutive Top 40 hit. \"Hypest Hype\" featuring Tempa T was confirmed in October 2010 to be the third single from the album and was released as a free download from their website on 8 November 2010; meaning it did not qualify to chart. The fourth single from the album is the dubstep-flavoured Blind Faith, which features Nottingham-born soul singer\/songwriter Liam Bailey - it was released on 31 January 2011. The new anticipated album also contains a new single 'Heavy' with Dizzee Rascal.They have also created a remix version of \"Invaders Must Die\" for The Prodigy. The remix reached 53 in the Australian Aria Singles Chart and 7 in the Aria Dance Chart. They have also produced for Bajan singer Rihanna, on her fourth album Rated R as well as for British singer Alexandra Burke's album Overcome.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/8426_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Delta Heavy

Delta Heavy was born the moment Ben Hall and Si James decided to pursue their ambition of mediocre fame, semi fortune an...

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{"key":"98382","name":"Delta Heavy","bio":"Delta Heavy was born the moment Ben Hall and Si James decided to pursue their ambition of mediocre fame, semi fortune and making loud music, in the hope of averting forty long years in an office. Despite a complete lack of production experience, three years of hard work paid off when their track Abort was released on Viper Recordings in mid 2010. Having been a regular on dance floors all year, it topped download charts and received support on Radio 1 from Zane Lowe and others.Combining their love of cinematic soundscapes, house, techno and the 80s with the impact and punch of an unexpected blow to the face, Ram Records was an obvious outlet for their sound and they were signed over the summer","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/98382_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

SBTRKT

SBTRKT is Aaron Jerome, a producer based in London. He performs behind a mask every time he plays out. 5 things about S...

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{"key":"8446","name":"SBTRKT","bio":"SBTRKT is Aaron Jerome, a producer based in London. He performs behind a mask every time he plays out. 5 things about SBTRKT:1) His live show includes his main collaborator Sampha on vocals and keyboards.2) The name came about to create a musical identity separate from any single person.3) Much of the music being played is electronic based but some recent material is live.4) First gig was at fabric in Room 1 at Get Familiar.5) SBTRKT is pronouced 'Subtract'.Having wrapped up remixes for Basement Jaxx (\u2018Scars\u2019) and Franz Ferdinand (\u2018Send Him Away\u2019), he\u2019s got the airwaves in a stir with Benji B, Mary Anne Hobbs and Gilles Peterson singing his praises. With releases on the equally anonymous Brainmath label, Ramp and the ever fun Young Turks.http:\/\/sbtrkt.com","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/8446_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Pretty Lights

Derek Vincent Smith (born November 25, 1981) is an American electronic music artist who performs under the stage name Pr...

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{"key":"10172","name":"Pretty Lights","bio":"Derek Vincent Smith (born November 25, 1981) is an American electronic music artist who performs under the stage name Pretty Lights. He is also the proprietor of an associated music label, Pretty Lights Music.Smith's music relies heavily on digital sampling and crosses many genres, forming a combination of \"glitchy hip-hop beats, buzzing synth lines, and vintage funk and soul samples.\". Pretty Lights' sound is generated by manipulating samples and organic beats using the Novation X-Station, monome and the Akai MPD32. Smith uses these digital controllers to program the music production software Ableton Live 8. When performing live, Smith uses two Macbook Pros running Ableton Live 8 and two Akai MPD32s. Smith usually considers his music as \"Electro Hip-Hop Soul\", a mix between elements of electronic based music, and beats from hip-hop and soul music.Pretty Lights released A Color Map of the Sun on July 2, which is Grammy nominated for the Best Dance\/Electronic Album . The two-CD collection contain the 13-song album A Color Map of the Sun plus a second album, Live Studio Sessions From A Color Map of the Sun. A Color Map of the Sun builds on the original Pretty Lights sound and style that Smith pioneered. He spent a year composing and recording music and vocals that emulated genres and time periods that spanned the last century, then pressed it to vinyl. He used that vinyl along with a custom built analog modular synth to create A Color Map of the Sun. The resulting album is analog electronica \u2013 soulful, electro hip-hop that pays respect to music\u2019s immense power to touch listeners emotionally, kinetically and inspirationally.For more information and to download all Pretty Lights albums at no cost, visit http:\/\/www.prettylightsmusic.com.Flitting between moody downtempo and upbeat, densely layered material geared for club play, Colorado's Pretty Lights was the project of Derek Vincent Smith. Smith spent his high school years making hip-hop and ultimately dropped out of his freshman year at the University of Colorado at Boulder to focus on his music. He made his recorded debut as Pretty Lights in 2006 with the full-length Taking Up Your Precious Time, which he supported with gigs for acts including STS9, the Disco Biscuits, and Widespread Panic. From there, he kept up a busy release schedule for the rest of the 2000s, issuing the double album Filling Up the City Skies in 2008 and another full-length, Passing by Behind Your Eyes, the following year. In 2010, Pretty Lights went on an extensive North American tour, playing that year's Coachella, Ultra, Movement, and Electric Zoo festivals, among other stops. Smith continued touring into 2011 and also developed his Pretty Lights Music imprint, releasing albums by Michal Menert, Gramatik, and Eliot Lipp. In 2012, Smith appeared in the music documentary Re:GENERATION Music Project and began work on Pretty Lights' fourth album. Instead of sampling existing recordings, Smith worked with longtime drummer Adam Deitch, Soulive's Eric Krasno, the Harlem Gospel Choir, and members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Treme Brass Band to create vintage-sounding original music that he then refashioned into the Pretty Lights sound. The results were 2013's A Color Map of the Sun, which became the first Pretty Lights album to be released physically and digitally at the same time. ~ Heather Phares & Andy Kellman, Rovi","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10172_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"150,000 - 300,000"}

Glass Animals

Oxfordshire quartet Glass Animals are Dave Bayley, Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer and Joe Seaward. They grew up to...

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{"key":"101837","name":"Glass Animals","bio":"Oxfordshire quartet Glass Animals are Dave Bayley, Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer and Joe Seaward. They grew up together from the age of thirteen and started working together when Dave showed Drew some tracks.They self-released a 5 track demo in 2012 which form the basis of the 'Leaflings EP', released via Kaya Kaya Records. It included 'Cocoa Hooves', 'Golden Antlers' and 'Exxus', later included on the 'Black Mambo \/ Exxus EP'.Having left the confines of their creative hub in the woodlands of Oxfordshire (referred to as The Shed), the band took up residence at Paul Epworth\u2019s London studio in the Autumn of 2013. 'Psylla' was released on November 11 by Wolf Tone (Epworth's own label) backed with 'Woozy (feat. Jean Deaux)'.The track 'Gooey' was premi\u00e8red on February 13, as the second taster to their forthcoming d\u00e9but album, \"ZABA\". Released on June 9th 2014, the 11 track record was recorded at Wolf Tone Studios in London, and produced by frontman Dave Bayley under executive production of Paul Epworth. 'Pools' was announced as the follow up single on April 16.http:\/\/glass-animals.tumblr.com","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/101837_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

The Glitch Mob

The Glitch Mob is a three-piece electronic group from Los Angeles, California, composed of Ed Ma (EdiT), Justin Boreta (...

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{"key":"10097","name":"The Glitch Mob","bio":"The Glitch Mob is a three-piece electronic group from Los Angeles, California, composed of Ed Ma (EdiT), Justin Boreta (Boreta) and Josh Mayer (OOah). The group, originally a four-piece including Kraddy, was formed in 2006 within the burgeoning Los Angeles bass-driven 'beat' scene. The Glitch Mob made a name for themselves playing live, choosing to perform with laptops and MIDI controllers. They have won fans through showcasing their chosen technology during performance solos gaining attention in Los Angeles and San Francisco, eventually touring more widely along the West Coast and then to various festivals worldwide. The group's debut album, Drink The Sea, debuted on the iTunes Electronic Chart at number five and peaked on the CMJ Top 200 Chart for College Radio at #57. The album's debut led Electronic Musician to run a cover story on the trio.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/10097_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Coyote Kisses

Forward thinking electronic outfit Coyote Kisses was bred in the swampy wetlands of central Florida, the musical brainch...

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{"key":"104253","name":"Coyote Kisses","bio":"Forward thinking electronic outfit Coyote Kisses was bred in the swampy wetlands of central Florida, the musical brainchild of high school friends Joe Sussingham and Bryce Bresnan. The two discovered a keen creative synergy playing in various rock bands together before founding a live electronic band under the name Coyote Kisses, quickly gaining a local following due to their inherent musicianship and theatrical live performances.FaceBook: https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/CoyoteKissesMusicSoundCloud: https:\/\/soundcloud.com\/coyotekissesTwitter: https:\/\/twitter.com\/coyotekissesxoInstagram: https:\/\/instagram.com\/coyotekissesxo\/","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/104253_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Protoje

Oje Ken Ollivierre popularly known as Protoje, is a contemporary reggae singer and songwriter from Saint Elizabeth, Jama...

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{"key":"140637","name":"Protoje","bio":"Oje Ken Ollivierre popularly known as Protoje, is a contemporary reggae singer and songwriter from Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica. His mother is Jamaican singer, Lorna Bennett and his father is a former Calypso king.In 2010, Protoje began working with his cousin and popular Jamaican producer Don Corleon. After releasing \"Dread\", \"JA\" and \"Roll\" in 2010, Protoje's debut album, entitled The Seven Year Itch, was released in 2011. The first single off the album dubbed \"Arguments\" (2009) was responsible for his early popularity in Jamaica. In 2011, he released another single off the album entitled \"Rasta Love\" featuring Ky-Mani Marley. His second album, The 8 Year Affair, was released in 2013. \"Who Dem A Program\" was the first single released from the album followed by \"This Is Not A Marijuana Song\". \"Kingston Be Wise\" was heavily promoted via traditional and social media. Protoje cited reggae artist Ini Kamoze and group Black Uhuru as influences when recording the album.His third album Ancient Future is set for release in September 2014","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/140637_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Bad Brains

Bad Brains are a United States hardcore punk band, originally formed in Washington DC in 1977. Though the band's members...

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{"key":"21843","name":"Bad Brains","bio":"Bad Brains are a United States hardcore punk band, originally formed in Washington DC in 1977. Though the band's members objected to the term \"hardcore\" to describe their music, they are considered pioneers of hardcore punk, and their debut album Bad Brains is considered by many to be one of the finest hardcore albums ever. Just as often as their sound is fast and frantic, the band often plays full-on dub and reggae.Originally formed as a jazz fusion ensemble, Bad Brains developed a very fast and intense punk rock sound, which was both musically complex and more extreme than most of their punk contemporaries. They were also an adept reggae band, in a sort of Jekyll-and-Hyde arrangement, while later recordings also featured elements of funk and heavy metal. Bad Brains were also notable as religious Rastafarians. Bad Brains have broken up and reformed several times over the years (most recently as the Soul Brains), sometimes with different singers and\/or drummers. Their existence has been in three periods: 1977\u20131984, 1986\u20131995, and 1997\u2013present. The group's classic line-up was singer H.R., guitarist Dr. Know, bass guitarist Darryl Jennifer, and drummer Earl Hudson.(SOMETHING MISSING HERE?)This might have been the end of the Bad Brains\u2014if it were not for Ric Ocasek. Ocasek, frontman of New Wave band The Cars, had seen the group play in Boston, and asked them to record an album. Having arrived back from tour with no place to live and no equipment, the Bad Brains took him up on his offer. The result was Rock for Light, released on the large independent label PVC\/Jem (who also released The Cure's first album).In the early '90s, H.R. embarked upon a solo reggae career. During his initial departure, he was replaced along with drummer Hudson by new singer Israel Joseph I and their sound became more in the vein of alternative rock.Marking a return to their trademark hardcore punk\/reggae sound, the original lineup of the Bad Brains released Build a Nation in June 2007, a new, critically acclaimed album with longtime fan Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys handling the production. The Beastie Boys, were huge Bad Brains fans, and they intentionally selected a name with the initials B.B. because of this.Official Site: http:\/\/www.badbrains.comMyspace: http:\/\/myspace.com\/badbrains","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/21843_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Benny Benassi

Marco Benassi, better known as Benny Benassi (born in Milan, 13 July 1967) is an Italian disc jockey and a euro house ar...

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{"key":"6157","name":"Benny Benassi","bio":"Marco Benassi, better known as Benny Benassi (born in Milan, 13 July 1967) is an Italian disc jockey and a euro house artist.He usually works in studio with cousin Alle Benassi. The two also produce tracks together under the name Benassi Bros. The duo started DJing in the late 80s in their hometown, before moving to Larry Pignagnoli's Off Limits production studio in the mid 90s, creating music for various acts, including Whigfield, J.K. and Ally & Jo.His first big international hit was I Feel So Fine, released as KMC with vocals by Dhany in 2001. After moving from eurohouse to electro, he had another successful hit single \"Satisfaction\" in 2003 and 2004. This reached Number 2 on the OCC UK Top 75 chart after the Ministry of Sound record company replaced the original video (an almost still picture of the band overlayed with graphics) with a video of models using power tools. Some of his singles have charted high in the United Kingdom and have been played world-wide in clubs. Benassi also remixes the music of his contemporaries, such as DJ Tomcraft and Fischerspooner.Recently, Benny created a record label known as Pump-Kin Music. The focus of the label is primarily new and unsigned producers. Through this venture, he hopes to give exposure to some of the lesser known DJ\/production talent across the world.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/6157_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
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