The German Gods of electronic music, Kraftwerk have been electronica pioneers and flag-bearers since the late 70s and show no signs of slowing down. Songs like 'The Model' (a no 1 UK single), 'Trans-Europe Express', 'The Robots' and 'Tour De France' inspired a generation of bedroom pioneers to pick up their keyboards and play. Without them, modern dance music (ambient, techno and trance) would be a far darker place - if it were there at all.
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The ultimate survivor, one of the early punks and now a born-again hero of disaffected youth with his re-issued anthem 'Lust For Life' epitomising the 'Trainspotting' rebels.
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One of the most celebrated and influential guitarists in the history of contemporary music, the legendary guitarist from The Smiths has been an inspiration for legions of string-pluckers ever since the '80s. He was co-songwriter and guitarist of The Smiths. He has also been a member of Electronic, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs, as well as a prolific session musician and now also plays solo shows.
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The brainchild of Dr Alex Paterson - former Killing Joke roadie, member of Kill Bloodsports, and an employee of EG Records - The Orb were at the forefront of the development of ambient house with the euphoria-inducing sounds that have made them international club favourites.
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Taking a cross section from 70s horror films, a fixation with ancient societies, and a love for percussive electronic music, Chromatics keep it minimal. The synthesizers handle the cosmic elements, the guitar takes care of the moodier edge, and the drums are stripped down to a dirty disco for dancing.
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Considered by some to be a female Nick Cave, scored for an imaginary Hitchock soundtrack, Anna Calvi's blend of dark atmospheric romantic pop saw her nominated for the Mercury Music Prize with her 2011 eponymous debut for the Domino label. Meanwhile her intense mesmerising live performances showcase her fiercely provocative and mastery electric guitar work, haunting vocals and hypnotic stage presence with striking torch songs. 2013 saw the release of her follow-up album 'One Breath', described by The Independent as “an LP that rumbles with lusty insistence, swoons with bliss, luxuriates in cinematic style and nudges Calvi’s emotive voice to fresh operatic heights.”
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Kim Althea Gordon is an American musician. Gordon, who started out as a visual artist, rose to prominence as the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist of alternative rock band Sonic Youth, which she formed with Thurston Moore in 1981. One of the most inspiring people in modern rock & roll, Kim is also a fashion icon, and renowned visual artist.
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During hiphop's nearly 30 year history, few names have become as well known to music lovers across the globe as that of Grandmaster Flash. Not only is he responsible for inventing the musical genre called hiphop and a worldwide musical culture but his pioneering use of the turntables make him the first DJ to play the turntables as a musical instrument!
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When John Maus wasn't playing keyboard for Animal Collective, Panda Bear, and Haunted Graffiti, he was writing and recording his own hermetic, experimental and often times misunderstood compositions. Maus has proved himself to be an extraordinary musician with a distinctive sound in his own right.
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