Artists archive

September 26, 2016

Misanthrop

With more than twelve years of constant work on his own musical and artistic visions in the studio (both audio and video) Germany's Misanthrop is no stranger to the international Drum & Bass scene at all. He was caught up by the dark sounds and menacing b

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September 19, 2016

Dub Inc.

An independent band since 1998, Dub Inc are nonetheless fully acclaimed by the entire reggae scene. The group won no less than three Victoires du Reggae awards (in 2014 for the "Paradise" album, in 2011 for "Hors Contrôle", and 2008 for "Afrikya"). In 20

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September 12, 2016

Lady Wray

Virginia-born singer/songwriter Nicole Wray has everything you'd want in a singer: an infectious Jackson-5-family-member flare, a range like Aretha's, and a church upbringing that's brought a pure, healing texture to her voice. But the struggle she's been

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September 5, 2016

Flaze

Kein Street Rap. Kein Punchline Rap. Kein kantenloser Pop. Er hat seine eigene Art. Bunt, kryptisch und frei von Klischees. Ein Balanceakt zwischen Genie und Wahnsinn. Mal rappend auf allerhöchstem technischen Niveau, flowend wie ein junger Gott. Mal sin

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August 29, 2016

Jah9

Deeply mystical, Jah9 has emerged from a chrysalis of poetry, dub and spirit to become a powerful femiNINE energy within a universal grassroots movement of consciousness. Inspired by the open spaces in the instrumental dub of 1970's Jamaican roots music,

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August 22, 2016

Vitality

Frauen die rappen, gibt es nicht viele, aber doch einige. Und manchen dürfte auch Vitality schon ein Begriff sein. Nach mehreren Teilnahmen an Videobattle-Turnieren, bei denen sie schon zahlreiche Fans sammeln und Props vom King of Rap himself, Kool Sava

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August 15, 2016

Sinan49

Im Jahr 2013 veröffentlichte Sinan49 in Eigenregie das Mixtape "4ZuDer9", welches einen kleinen Hype erzeugte. Einige Labels sowie Künstler, unter anderem Nate57, wurden darauf aufmerksam. Rattos Locos lud Sinan49 ein als Support mit Nate57 auf die "La

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August 8, 2016

The Frightnrs

Set to be released on September 2nd, The Frightnrs first full length LP for Daptone Records, "Nothing Left to Say," is a testament. It is a testament to the belief that the classic sound of Jamaican Rocksteady, when treated with the utmost respect and dev

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August 1, 2016

Lakuta

Lakuta are a musical collective founded by Cicely Taylor in Brighton. The British-based band have heritage from Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Malaysia, Spain and the UK. Drawing on their backgrounds in jazz, funk, soul and world music to create a modern sound,

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July 25, 2016

Kylie Auldist

Kylie Auldist is at centre stage of the funk, soul and disco scene in Australia. The genre is enjoying a new moment in the spotlight, with a wave of local bands becoming prominent both at home and internationally, and new contributions to disco music beco

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July 18, 2016

Shirley Davis & The Silverbacks

Shirley Davis wurde 1974 in London geboren, ihre Eltern kamen aus Jamaika. Aufgewachsen ist sie in Wembley, in der Nähe des Stadions. In den frühen Achtzigern hat sie den Rassismus und die Spannungen zwischen Weißen und Schwarzen erlebt, beängstigt ha

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July 11, 2016

Brenk Sinatra

Within the last few years, the Viennese beat giant Brenk Sinatra advanced to become one of the most important and most active producers in Europe. After lacing European artists like Casper, Olexesh, Morlockk Dilemma, Audio88 & Yassin with tailor-made beat

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July 4, 2016

Almamegretta

One of the most accomplished and celebrated bands in the field of contemporary, unclassified pop music, Almamegretta are masters in combining a wide range of elements such as dub, funk, reggae, world music and electronica, all filtered through their own d

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July 1, 2016

Blktop Project (Tommy Guerrero & Ray Barbee)

The experimental band known as Blktop Project first came about when skateboard magazine Slap organized a tour in the summer of 2002 for Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero and Matt Rodriguez, three of the most accomplish skateboarders ever who also happen to love

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June 27, 2016

Mykal Rose

For over 25 years, Mykal Rose aka Michael Rose has been recording and performing his brand of militant, hardcore Jamaican music to the delight of reggae fans around the world. As a solo artist, with Black Uhuru, and back as a solo artist, the "Ruff" Rose

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June 24, 2016

Suff Daddy

Wenn es um die Komposition von Beats geht, kommt man am Berliner Produzenten Suff Daddy nicht vorbei. Er steht quasi an der Spitze dieser Bewegung in Deutschland. Nach drei Solo-Alben, Remixes für u.a. Mayer Hawthorne, Die Fantastischen Vier, Miles Bonny

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June 20, 2016

DJ Shadow

Josh "DJ Shadow" Davis had already been experimenting with making beats and breaks on a four-track recorder while he was in high school in the Nor-Cal college town of Davis, but it was during university that he co-founded his own Solesides label as an out

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June 13, 2016

Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno

The concept and style of Flowering Inferno rests simply on pleasurable, easy-to-listen dub and reggae inspired music made in a tropical climate; and the standard and scope of the music is as dazzling as one has come to expect from this prolific, globe-tro

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June 6, 2016

VONA

VONA kommt aus Tübingen bei Stuttgart. Schon in jungen Jahren spielt die Musik eine große Rolle in seinem Leben. Als er 10 Jahre alt wird, bekommt er von seiner Großmutter eine Gitarre zum Geburtstag geschenkt und fängt an zu spielen. Mit 15 Jahren ko

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May 30, 2016

Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes

Henry 'Junjo' Lawes - born and raised in the ghetto around Olympic Way, West Kingston, Jamaica - established himself as one of the most prolific and influential music producers in the first half of the eighties. 'Junjo' actually started his musical career

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May 23, 2016

Harleighblu

Combining a classic yet truly distinctive soul voice with a love of bass and eclectic future beats, each new release from Harleighblu is a revelation. Signed to Tru Thoughts - a match made in musical heaven - Harleighblu has been likened to Erykah Badu an

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May 17, 2016

BRKN

BRKN heißt mit bürgerlichem Namen Andac Berkan Akbiyik. Aber weil das für viele Nicht-Türken weder leicht auszusprechen, noch leicht zu merken ist, macht er es kurz und nennt sich: BRKN. Er ist 24 Jahre alt und spielt Klavier und Saxophon seitdem er s

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May 9, 2016

Treesha

Treesha heißt eigentlich Patricia Mwaura und kommt aus Kenia, doch seit mittlerweile neun Jahren lebt sie in der Rheinmetropole Köln. Sieben Jahre lang arbeitete die Sängerin in einer Arztpraxis, bis sie 2012 auf Gentleman und seine Frau Tamika traf un

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May 2, 2016

Elzhi

Before the world ever heard the name Elzhi, the young artist was sitting in the back of classrooms thinking of rhymes and spitting verses, while his friend Fes banged out beats on lunchroom tables and battled rival emcees on the blacktop after school. He

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April 25, 2016

Timothy Auld

Verschmitztes Lächeln, breites Grinsen, lautes Lachen - verbringt man Zeit mit Timothy Auld, fällt einem dessen freundliche, unkomplizierte und ungekünstelte Positivität sofort ins Auge. Sie ist ansteckend, nicht nur für die engste Umgebung, sondern

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April 18, 2016

King

Twins Paris and Amber Strother and musical sister Anita Bias are KING. In 2011 KING independently released their first EP to much acclaim; title track "The Story", "Supernatural", and "Hey" make up the 3-piece introduction to their carefully crafted dream

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April 11, 2016

Samson Jones

Geboren und aufgewachsen in einem der sozialen Brennpunkte Frankfurts, findet Samson Jones sehr schnell den Weg zu Musik, die ihm durch seinen Vater - der Blues-Musiker war - im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes in die Wiege gelegt wird. Für Samson Jones war und

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April 4, 2016

Elijah

Elia Gunnar Salomon, known as Elijah, was born in Zurich on August 20, 1986 as son of an Italian father and a Swiss-Norwegian mother. Elijah is a multi-lingual singer and songwriter who mainly sings in Swiss German, English, Jamaican Patois, and Spanish.

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March 29, 2016

Samiyam

It all started at a Detroit strip club called Platinum, with a platter of deep-fried beef taquitos and a dancer whose face looked a bit like Burt Reynolds. It was here that Sam Baker first met a self-described fan of his, who gave him the sage advice to t

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March 21, 2016

Marla

Marla (born 1995) is a German/Spanish singer-songwriter based in Heidelberg, Germany. Even though Marla sang her whole life, she never thought she'd pursue music. As her sister quit the guitar, Marla picked it and covered tunes until she started writing a

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March 18, 2016

Gogo Penguin

Manchester has produced some of the UK's greatest rock bands from Joy Division to the Stone Roses, but it isn't just the indie scene that thrives there, from the likes of Jon Thorne and Stuart McCallum to the Beats & Pieces Big Band and trumpeter Matthew

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March 17, 2016

Walker Family Singers

In April of 2010, Robert, Bobby, Alberta, Delouse, and Patricia gathered at the home of their parents, Raymond and Joella Walker to make a recording with Michael Reilly. It would be Reilly's third venture to record the a capella gospel tradition ofComo, M

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March 7, 2016

Françoiz Breut

In the '90s, singer Françoiz Breut established herself as an important player on the French music scene. Breut, who is known for melancholy, introspective lyrics and a smoky, jazz-tinged approach to pop/rock, has inspired a variety of comparisons. She ha

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February 29, 2016

Degenhardt

"Spiel nicht mit den Schmuddelkindern", heißt ein bekannter Song des Liedermachers Franz-Josef Degenhardt aus dem Jahr 1965. Degenhardt, der Rapper ist so ein Schmuddelkind. Degenhardt rappt über Dinge, über die man nicht rappt. Es geht um sehr viel Zu

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February 22, 2016

Ky-Mani Marley

Ky-Mani Marley, Jamaican artist and reggae royalty, is the only child of table tennis champion Anita Belnavis and music and cultural icon Bob Marley. Ky-mani was born in Falmouth, Jamaica but at the age of nine he relocated to the inner city of Miami with

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February 19, 2016

Melodiesinfonie

Melodiesinfonie is a young guy in his twenties, grown up beyond the hills, he already stumbled over piles of jazz records as he made his first steps.. Now that he has grown up, he faces the daily routine by carrying his SP under his arm spreading love an

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February 15, 2016

Akere

Das Trio, bestehend aus Sängerin Sarah Sulai, Produzent und Gitarrist Hans Hustle und Drumpad-Enthusiast Manu L One, nimmt den Zuhörer irgendwohin mit. Wohin genau, ist schwer zu sagen. Vielleicht in eine Art Zwischenwelt. Eine Welt zwischen Hip Hop und

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February 8, 2016

Marta Ren & The Groovelvets

Marta Ren is not a newcomer as she has been around in the Portuguese scene since the mid 90s lending her deep and powerful voice, amongst others, to break-beat outfit The Bombazines, recording two albums and establishing her unique talent at clubs and fes

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February 1, 2016

Twin

Aufgewachsen im einem der sozialen Brennpunkte der Stadt, kam Twin nicht nur früh in Berührung mit der harten Realität der Straße, sondern auch mit dem langen Arm des Gesetzes. Handfeste Auseinandersetzungen, blutige Konfrontationen in der Hooligan-Sz

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January 26, 2016

James Hunter

It's been 10 years since the Englishman James Hunter burst onto the scene with his U.S. debut People Gonna Talk (GO/Rounder 2006), topping the Billboard Blues chart, earning a Grammy-nomination, and attracting universal acclaim from critics and his fans -

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