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Liaisons Dangereuses

Germany’s Liaisons Dangereuses was a short-lived group that pioneered industrial dance music, even though their lone recording, a self-titled 1981 launch mixed in Conny Plank’s studio room, could just like easily end up being categorized while post-punk as well as no influx. Beate Bartel (DAF) and Chris Haas (Mania D.) …

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Joseph Arthur

Ohio local Joseph Arthur was discovered by Peter Gabriel, who signed the folk-rock songwriter to REAL LIFE Records within the mid-’90s. Arthur’s debut, Big Town Secrets, premiered in 1997 and proceeded to go fairly undetected, despite an eclectic, brooding audio influenced by famous brands Leonard Cohen, Joe Henry, as well …

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John Cale

While John Cale is among the most well-known and, in his own method, influential underground rock and roll musicians, he’s also among the hardest to pin down stylistically. Very much has been manufactured from his schooling in traditional and avant-garde music, however a lot of what he’s documented continues to …

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Cam’ron

Rapper Cam’ron was created and raised in Harlem, going to Manhattan Center SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, where one of is own golf ball teammates was Mason “Mase” Betha, who also became an effective rapper. Though his playing gained him scholarship gives from top schools, Cam’ron was struggling to benefit from them …

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Jay-Z

Embodying the rags-to-riches rap desire, Jay-Z drawn himself up by his bootstraps like a youth to eventually end up being the reigning rapper of NEW YORK and, subsequently, a major-label executive pursuing his short-lived retirement from music-making. Within the wake of his 1996 debut, Affordable Question, Jay-Z’s albums offered millions …

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Bloc Party

Equally inspired simply by Sonic Youth, Joy Division, Gang of Four, as well as the Cure, East London art punkers Bloc Party mix angular sonics with pop structures. Comprising vocalist/guitarist Kele Okereke, guitarist Russell Lissack, bassist/vocalist Gordon Moakes, and drummer Matt Tong, the music group was formerly referred to as …

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John McLaughlin

Among fusion’s most virtuosic acoustic guitar soloists, John McLaughlin placed his blazing velocity in the support of the searching spiritual enthusiasm which has kept his music evolving and available to new affects. Whether shredding on electrical or simmering silently on acoustic, McLaughlin’s strength and underappreciated flexibility have often held his …

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MED

We were young in Oxnard, California with a great many other artists who finished up for the Rocks Throw label, Nick Rodriguez, aka Medaphoar (and later, MED), was raised inside a musical family, and by age group nine he was freestyling to amuse his parents. By junior high he was …

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Jayo Felony

San Diego-based rapper Jayo Felony (aka Bullet Loco or Peer Pressure) considered music after spending his young years inside a gang, a choice that ultimately led to a stint in prison; after documenting a small number of underground tapes he released the solitary “Piss on your own Tombstone,” offering it …

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The Dead C

Forerunners of post-rock as well as the modern-day revival of space rock and roll, the Deceased C are an improvisational, hugely prolific sound rock and roll trio indebted to Sonic Youngsters (whose Thurston Moore can be an avowed enthusiast), in addition to Krautrock and psychedelia. Challenging and mainly instrumental, they …

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