Instra:mental – Watching You
Few artists have had such an immediate impact on drum and bass in recent years as Instra:mental, the highly acclaimed duo of Boddika and Jon Convex. Since their early releases on Soul:r and Darkestral, the pair have been steadily building momentum with a number of influential singles across labels such Exit and Naked Lunch and developing a diverse and unique sound that crosses a range of styles and tempos. Instra:mental have so far forged successful studio partnerships with the likes of Jonny L, Skream, Burial and most notably dBridge, with whom they have hosted the Autonomic podcast series.
Nominated for “Best Breakthrough Producers” in DJ Magazine’s Best of British awards in 2009, this accolade only tells half the story. The duo has seen the launch of their label NonPlus+, the start of residencies for Fabric and Rinse FM and a whole host of international appearances including festivals in Croatia and Sardinia plus a tour of Japan.
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Dutch house producer & sound designer. Co-Founder and A&R of OUTPLAY.
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The XX – You Got the Love (feat. Florence Welch)
The xx are a Mercury Prize-winning trio formed in 2005 in London, United Kingdom and signed to Young Turks. The band members are Romy Madley Croft (vocals, lead guitar), Oliver Sim (vocals, bass guitar), and Jamie Smith, known as Jamie xx (beats, MPC sampler). Second guitarist and keyboardist Baria Qureshi was dropped from the band mid-tour in 2009. The reasons behind her ousting remain unclear.
Florence Welch (born 28 August 1986 in London) records as Florence + the Machine. She is the daughter of Evelyn Welch, a Professor of Renaissance Studies and Academic Dean for Arts at Queen Mary, University of London and author and formerly a Studio 54 regular, Nick Welch, who works in advertising. Welch says she is prone to “falling into severe holes” that leave her crying on the floor. Welch has been diagnosed with dyslexia and dysmetria.
Moon boots – Love strong
Moon Boots entered the world in the mid-1980s via Cape Canaveral. After years of service as the preferred footwear of celebrity astronauts (notably Tom Hanks), Moon Boots came to life during a classified experiment aboard the International Space Station. Little is known of what actually transpired aboard the shuttle, but in short, Moon Boots became a sentient creature, equipped with reason, intuition, and groove.
Thieves Like Us – Shyness
Thieves Like Us is a five-piece band based in Berlin, Germany and Paris, France. With a true charm, they developed a fresh, romantic aesthetic between a pop, funky, naïve universe à la Hot Chip and the German krautrock scene. As all parties seemed to be mainly soundtracked by electro and techno, they began to DJ, playing old Krautrock, italo disco, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Factory Records stuff, and even new hip-hop. Later on they discovered French filter house and added this to their repertoire. Their first album titled “Play Music” was recorded in Berlin, London, New York City and Stockholm and released in 2008.
Hercules And Love Affair – You Belong
Hercules and Love Affair is a musical project from New York formed in 2007 by DJ Andy Butler. From 2007 through 2010, members included Nomi Ruiz, Kim Ann Foxman and guest singer Antony Hegarty from the band Antony and the Johnsons. They are signed to DFA Records. Their single “Blind” was released on March 3rd, 2008, and their debut self-titled album (produced by Butler and Tim Goldsworthy) was released on March 10th, 2008. The album has been critically well-received and charted in the top 40 in several countries.
Azealia Banks – 212 (feat. Lazy Jay)
Azealia Banks is a 20-year-old lyricist from Harlem, New York City. Since her first steps as a child in off-broadway theatre productions to her training at La Guardia High School of Performing Arts -a breeding ground for stars- she’s been steadily perfecting her craft and making a name for herself.
Celeda – The Underground (Peter Rauhofer’s Original Mix)
You can’t seem to say enough about Celeda. The talented singer / songwriter (and Chicago-native) has an undeniable presence and charm. Inspired by dynamic vocalists like Donna Summer, Loleatta Halloway, Jocelyn Brown and Sylvester, Celeda began to embark on her musical journey setting her sights on dance music. Her soaring vocals are rich, unique and powerful; her songs inescapably heartfelt.