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Agent Fresco are an Icelandic band who formed in 2008. In their music they combine pop, alternative, art, metal, and math-rock to produce a fresh, original sound.
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Ali Love is an electro/soul sensation from London. His songs are perfect clubbing anthems with a bit of disco thrown in to liven it up, they are fun and energetic with a funky beat. Influenced by such funk/soul legends as Prince and Marvin Gaye, the disco guitar licks really make Ali's music a dance floor filler especially when you add in his fun and imaginative lyrics.
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Artwork makes up one third of Magnetic Man alongside Skream and Benga. He is one of the originators of Dubstep, described as one of the "legends of the dubstep genre".
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DJ from Montreal, Canada who currently holds the ITF World Championship (Advancement Class) and the only DJ to win all three World Mixing titles - DMC, ITF and VESTAX.
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The Welsh wonder, perhaps still best known for her classic 1983 single and iconic video; 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart' and 1984's 'Holding Out For A Hero' from the soundtrack to the film 'Footloose'. Bonnie also represented England in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 with 'Believe In Me', which although failing to score highly in the contest, has now become a live favourite, adding to her already large back catalogue of work. When she isn't getting 'lost in France', Bonnie continues to perform and tour.
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Charlotte de Witte
Charlotte de Witte has confidently carved a reputation as a force to be reckoned with and having recently graced the front cover of DJ Mag, surely a testament to where things are heading for this techno superstar in the making. The Belgium-based artist is conquering the scene with her blistering sets, one sweaty basement and epic festival stage at a time.
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A classico-electronical collective. The core members Jack Patterson (bass, keyboards), Grace Chatto (cello) and Milan Neil Amin-Smith (violin) met while studying as undergraduates in Cambridge, later joined by brother Luke Patterson (drums). Their unique take on dance music sees beats collide with classical, where Baroque meets house and pop. Classing themselves as an 'electroquartet', and featuring a string of guest vocalists, they have been described as the new Disclosure with a chamberpop bent.
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Death From Above
The high-energy, high-volume duo Death From Above made an immediate splash upon their debut in 2004 with You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine. Bassist/synth player Jesse Keeler and drummer/vocalist Sebastien Grainger both hailed from Toronto, where they met and formed DFA in 2001. The summer of 2014 saw them release their first single in nine years, "Trainwreck 1979," which was quickly followed in the autumn by their second album, The Physical World. Without a guitarist -- or any other bandmember for that matter — DFA 1979 were free to push their rhythmic sound as far as it would go, and they eventually arrived at a severely overdriven rush of punk, hard rock, and dance music influences held together with high volume. After issuing a few initial singles, they released "You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine" in 2004 and never looked back, touring alongside such high-profile bands as Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age and generally making a sweaty, shirtless racket wherever they went.
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Dream Wife started out as a fantasy… literally. Icelandic singer Rakel and British musicians Alice and Bella played their first show as part of a performance project at art school in Brighton. Stuck in dreams of 90s club kid nostalgia they continue on making music, embracing their love for edgy pop. Dream Wife name David Lynch's women as a big influence; 'powerful and seriously f***ed up'. They play with the aesthetics of the 1960's yé-yé girls movement, along with current influences such as Sleigh Bells, Le Tigre and Grimes. Dream Wife ooze with girl power; infecting the crowd with their trademark 'poolside pop with a bite.' The music juxtaposes simple pop hooks, beats, cutting riffs and dreamy vocals.
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DJs from Deep Dish.
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Egyptian Lover started out in the early Eighties as the DJ for Uncle Jams Army. They organised parties in the LA-area for 10.000 people. Artists involved were, amongst others, the then still unknown Run DMC, Whodini or Ice T. He quickly became the number one DJ on the west coast, due to his impressive mixing skills, which can be heard in every Egyptian Lover live show. His first record 'Egypt, Egypt' turned the Egyptian Lover into an international recording star and opened the way for a whole bunch of producers inspired by the booming bass, sexy lyrics and dark melodies of the Egypt style. Egyptian Lover's live shows are a unique experience, the freshest show in electro music performed by a legend: Egyptian Lover
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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Parliament-Funkadelic is a funk, soul and rock music collective headed by George Clinton. Their style has been dubbed P-Funk. Collectively the group has existed under various names since the 1960s and has been known for top-notch musicianship, politically charged lyrics, outlandish concept albums and memorable live performances. They influenced numerous post-disco and post-punk music groups of the 1980s and 1990s.
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Gentleman's Dub Club
9-piece band from Leeds with a style based in dub, ska and roots reggae, combining tight grooves and a heavyweight sound, along with a super high-energy show.
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Gísli Pálmi is a young and rapper from Reykjavík. Known for explosive behaviour, he has a reputation that no one dares to come close to. He has brought Iceland from the early 1990's in the hip hop scene towards exciting new bass and synth sounds. He was one of the first to play slower trap music in Iceland, and the first Icelandic hip hop to take advantage of social to release demos on YouTube, building a dedicated fan group, despite not having an album in sight. He understands the unique production and vision of a world of controversial lifestyle.
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To call GoldLink an aspiring rapper would not do him justice. The DMV-bred emcee accrued over three million plays on his Soundcloud and captured the attention of an entire industry with the first project he ever released. GoldLink’s sound doesn’t throw it all the way back to the boom-bap, New York style, nor is it entirely a product of digital production. Instead, the music mixes the buttery grooves of 90’s RnB with classic hip-hop breaks to give it an essence of nostalgia, and then turns on its head with bouncy, forward-thinking production style led by the likes of Ta-Ku and Kaytranda. Add that to GoldLink’s ability to fill every pocket of the dynamic instrumentals he tackles with a roller-coaster delivery, and suddenly your head is bobbing to the self-proclaimed “future-bounce” genre.*
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Grúska Babúska is a four piece all female band from Iceland, with an out-of-space wonky, electronic, synth, melodic, acoustic and twisted sound and vocal harmonies.
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Young East London rapper incorporating Afrobeat and reggae rhythms. Born Momodou Jallow and brought up in grime’s ground zero, Stratford, by his single parent mother, he started rapping in primary school after hearing 50 Cent. His singles 'Lean' & Bop' and 'Dem Boy Paigon' have racked up more than 6 million streams apiece on YouTube and SoundCloud
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JFDR, the latest project from Iceland's Jófríður Ákadóttir (Samaris, Pascal Pinon, Gangly), is a blend of cyclical guitar parts, soft minimal soundscapes, and poetic wonderings of a journey that ends where it began. Drawing from classical, folk, and electronic backgrounds, JFDR amalgamates the sounds of changing seasons, her voice a current that moves from rough seas to smooth waters. But perhaps JFDR shines the most in her capacity as a wordsmith, employing rich imagery to evoke the subtle emotions embedded in each song.
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World renowned house and techno DJ. Owner of Definitive Records, and co-owner of Plus 8 records.
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Johnny & The Rest
Johnny And The rest is a London / Reykjavik based four piece band originally from Reykjavik City in Iceland. The music of the band has evolved in all kinds of directions since the band was founded, starting as a raw 70's Blues Band to more progressive and darker / bigger fields, as can be heard on their second album, 'Wolves In The Night',
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DJ Klose One
Dubstep, electro and Bashment DJ.
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Berlin DJ collective.
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IAMDDB (which stands for I Am Diana De Brito) is a urban jazz vocalist from Manchester who harmonises with Trap and Hip-Hop beats.
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Hard, deep and trancey breakbeats from this Tyrant Sound System DJ.
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Masego has created and curated a new wave known as 'trap house jazz', blending infectious Southern beats like 'Knuck If You Buck' with classical jazz elements and a cartoonish character. That’s why this Jamaican born saxophonist pops up on tracklists with GoldLink and Sango is becoming a true Renaissance man. Though he’s fostered the sound on his own, ‘Sego credits a friend, David Connelly, with coming up with the sub-genre’s name. 'He doesn’t have TV or phone; he’s just really in that time period he makes hip-hop beats'.
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Founder of Leftroom records and world famous DJ, Matt Tolfrey's popularity is well-earned. His reputation as a persistent innovator can be traced to his signature brand of Electro-Funk, drawn from a range of electronic music styles. His inventiveness and dedication have won him slots in clubs all over the world, alongside some of the biggest names in House music. He burst onto the underground house scene in 2008 with his unforgettable Warehouse party anthem "Just Can't Take It" which became such a hit it was signed to Sven Väth's Cocoon label.
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A party instigator and producer based in Brighton. He has been featured on Annie Mac's Radio 1 show, and his 2011 track "Criticize" was a massive club hit.
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Pink Street Boys
Pink Street Boys formed in 2013 on Pink Street, Kópavogur, an industrial Icelandic suburb.
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One of house and techno's most popular DJs.
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Greedily Wolf & Lamb's star DJ.
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Ricardo Valdez Valentine, better known by his stage name 6LACK, is a US hip hop and R&B prodigy from Atlanta, Georgia.
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Croydon's wonderkid, the so-called ambassador of Dubstep. Skream, along with comrades such as Benga and the pioneering DJ Hatcha (Club Forward), created a new faze in dubstep and changed the landscape of urban music. Way before Grime existed, Skream was making his own brew of dubstep: dark. Get ready to meet the unique Skream, his sub-bass will blow you away.
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The Grandaddies of Thrash are still going and are just as brutal as ever. Controversial from the word go, and as extreme as anything that had gone before, Slayer shook the metal world to its foundations in the 80s with a succession of intense, violent and hugely popular albums. Two decades later and Slayer are still one of the biggest draws on the metal circuit.
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Also known as Kid Millionaire, Steve Aoki is an American electro house musician, record producer and the founder of Dim Mak Records.
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Before Stormzy released his platinum-selling #1 debut album, ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ in February 2017, many would merely have called him one of the most promising rappers on the UK scene. Nearly three years on however, that description is utterly inadequate. A showman like no other, his remarkable ascent has been accompanied by his honest and relatable character. Known for evolving the underground musical landscape, as well as being a perennial political agitator, Stormzy is a true spokesman of black empowerment and social activism. He has become one of the UK’s most inspiring cultural figures and earlier this year, during his headline performance at Glastonbury Festival, he took the opportunity to highlight a plethora of social issues, including the injustice of young black children being criminalised in a biased and disproportionate justice system.
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Icelandic electronic pop band Vök are reminiscent of Poliça and The Knife with haunting and persistent beats. Named after the Icelandic word for ‘hole in the ice’, the trio hail from Hafnarfjörður, a town famous for allegedly being home to a large, hidden elvish settlement. This mysticism and magic which surrounds their hometown reflects in the dreaminess of Vök melodies and the celestial, otherworldliness of their vocals.
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Resident of a bad ass after hours venue, talented producer and all round party boy! With tracks signed to Jamie Jones and Lee Foss' Hot Natured record label, this guy has a bright future. With a season in Ibiza under his belt, Waff knows exactly what it takes to get a dance floor on their toes.
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We Made God
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All Day I Dream, Alvia, Anton Fitz, Ása, Ateria, Bensol, Between Mountains, Birgir, Casio Fatso, Cell 7, Cole, Colin Perkins, Daniel Hamilton, Dillalude, Dino Gardiakos, DJ Caspa, Droog, Earthgang, Elli Grill, Fox Train Safari, GDRN, Geisha Cartel, Get Funky DJs, GKR, Gucci Mane, GusGus (DJ Set), HAM, Hildur, Högni, Holmar, Hórmónar, Intr0beatz, Jet Black Joe, J Phlip, J.I.D, Joey Christ, JóiPé og Króli, Just William, KrBear, Landaboi$, Maher Daniel, Marco Faraone, Martin Loose-Cuts, Martin Marson, Mókrókar, Nitin, Orang Volante, Petre Inspirescu, PJ Glaze, Þorri, Ragga Holm, Retro Mutants, Rix, Röskva, Ryan Crosson, Rythmatik, Skrattar, Sprite Zero Klan, Sturla Atlas, Sylvia Erla, Teitur Magnússon, Úlfur Úlfur, Una Stef, Une Misère, Vala CruNk, Valdimar, Vio, YokoO, Young Karin, Yung Nigo Drippin