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Spiritualized

Formed in the ashes from the trance-rockers Spacemen 3, singer/guitarist Jason Pierce’s group Spiritualized didn’t break from his prior band’s brand hypnotic minimalism; rather, they perfected it. Sketching on the continuing influence from the Velvet Underground, La Monte Youthful, and Steve Reich, Spiritualized staked out a typical surface between minimalism …

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XTC

XTC was among the smartest — and catchiest — Uk pop rings to emerge from the punk and new influx explosion from the past due ’70s. Through the tense, jerky riffs of the early singles towards the lushly organized, meticulous pop of the later on albums, XTC’s music is definitely …

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Helen Love

Most likely the biggest Ramones fans in Wales, otherwise the entire UK and maybe the planet, Helen Love mixed da bruddahs with just a little B-52’s and a lot of Pooh Sticks-style indie irony to make a sunny and unapologetically disposable sound. Shaped in Cardiff, Wales, in 1992 Helen Like …

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Daft Punk

Even while they evolved from French house pioneers within the ’90s to dance tastemakers within the 2000s to mainstream heroes within the 2010s, Daft Punk remained among dance music’s most important and iconic acts. The mixed abilities of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, the Parisian duo quickly earned acclaim …

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DJ Spinna

DJ Spinna’s achievements surpass those of all DJs, yet he remained strictly an underground designer despite his amazing talent. Though mainly known for his hip-hop function, Spinna also extended his reach to add downtempo home music aswell. THE BRAND NEW York DJ remixed songs for many performers such as for …

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Guru

Rapper/composer Master (true name Keith Elam) initial rose to prominence because the “lyrical fifty percent” from the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, among the initial outfits that attemptedto fuse jazz with rap. After three albums by Gang Starr strike record store racks (1989’s FORGET ABOUT Mr. Nice Man, 1991’s Part of …

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Cachao

In tandem along with his multi-instrumentalist sibling Orestes, bassist Israel “Cachao” López introduced to Cuban music the African rhythms that changed the island’s traditional danzón into what’s now referred to as the mambo — he also pioneered the descarga, the late-night jam sessions that revolutionized the sound and scope of …

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Sally Shapiro

In a way, Sally Shapiro was both recording pseudonym of the anonymous Swedish singer as well as the name of the duo comprising that singer and producer/writer Johan Agebjörn, who have been together in charge of the music released beneath the moniker “Sally Shapiro.” That music, merging Shapiro’s sensitive, silvery …

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Brian Auger

Brian Auger grew up in London, where he used the keyboards as a kid and begun to hear jazz by method of the American MILITARY Network and a mature brother’s record collection. By his teenagers, he was playing piano in night clubs, and by 1962 he previously produced the Brian …

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Alaska

Alaska was a Uk symphonic hard rock-band led by Bernie Marsden and featuring Robert Hawthorn (vocals), Brian Badham (bass, piano), and John Marter (drums). They produced two albums, Center of the Surprise (1984) as well as the Pack (1985), after that broke up.

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