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Disco Ensemble

Produced in Ulvila, Finland, in 1996 by classes friends Jussi Ylikoski (guitar) and Mikko Hakila (drums), Disco Outfit began life being a garage area/shed group whose members determined their tools through the functions of Metallica and various other rock and roll giants, eventually acquiring life as an emocore punk rock …

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Crooked I

For a short spell through the later ’90s, Crooked I used to be signed to Virgin. The Long Seaside MC made an appearance on Virgin and Virgin-affiliated compilations just like the SWEPT UP soundtrack (“Gal,” with Luniz) and C-Style’s 19th Road LBC Compilation (“Gangsta Gangsta,” “Jump to the”). Not really …

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Auxes

Dominated by solid but melodic guitar function and difficult, forceful vocals, Auxes may be the brainchild of Dave Laney, former leader from the celebrated indie rock and roll rings Milemarker and Challenger. In 2006, after Milemarker experienced finished a tour to get their record Ominosity, family issues triggered Laney to …

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Dubb Union

Alternately referred to as Westurn Union as well as Western Union — they made their first major appearance simply because the latter in Snoop Dogg’s 2006 album Tha Blue Carpet Treatment — Dubb Union is a trio of Californian MCs located in Inglewood, Watts, and Longer Beach. Poor Lucc, Damani, …

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Friendly Fires

Playing dance-oriented music using the experience of indie pop however the insistent pulse of disco, Friendly Fires hail from St. Albans in Hertfordshire, Britain. Offering Ed Macfarlane on vocals and keyboards, Edd Gibson on acoustic guitar, and Jack port Savidge on drums, all three users of Friendly Fires had been …

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Tweak Bird

Tweak Bird is definitely a collaboration between brothers Caleb (guitar, vocals) and Ashton Bird (drums, vocals), natives of Carbondale, Illinois (residential to Southern Illinois College or university), who performed together on / off over time before relocating to LA in the middle-2000s. Once there, they started molding an interesting sound …

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Obscured by Clouds

Seattle-based art rock-band Obscured by Clouds took their name from Red Floyd’s 1972 album from the same name, and their sound also shows the spacy, electronic-induced psychedelia of this era — but with contemporary sound reinforcements and technical digital improvements. William Weikart may be the human brain trust and creator …

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Illa J

After the passage of his brother, Detroit producer/MC Jay Dee, Illa J (blessed John Yancey) dropped out of Central Michigan University, reserve his inhibitions, and stepped out as an MC and producer. Previously cautious about living up to the genius-level regular established by his elder sibling, Illa J became noticeable …

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Mr. Hudson & the Library

This UK band’s distinctive name marked them out as an act to research following the look of them over the music scene in 2006. ‘Mr Hudson’ is normally Ben, whose root base are in the tempo section but who fronts the music group along with his conversational melodies. Hudson’s developing …

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Betty and the Werewolves

Betty as well as the Werewolves emerged in the later 2000s, wielding a special, fiery, gritty indie pop sound that nodded to indie pop outfits like Talulah Gosh, Lung Calf, and Dolly Blend. The band shaped in 2008, made up of Laura Wolf (Laura McMahon), Emily Wolf (Emily Bennett), Helen …

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