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Bryce Linde is an Orlando, FL musician and composer at the young age of 17. He is heavily driven by developing beats in his home studio under the alias of Fortune Howl. Bryce has had an interest in music for many years, starting out as a bassist for many musical projects. He has an extensive collection of vinyl and CDs with a broad taste; anything from The Mars Volta to Dan Deacon.
After being a host on a French radio in the Paris suburb of Mantes-La-Jolie, JC Le Saout started the French Rap band La Formule in the 1990s. He created his label Lab'Oratoire in 1998 and produced records from La Formule as well as Break Beat compilations and a collaboration with the Swedish band Looptroop. He began work on the Wax Tailor project in 2001, first appearing on a remix of Looptroop & La Formule's "Deep Under Water". Wax Tailor's first EP Lost The Way was released in 2004 and features contributions from Charlotte Savary, Marina Quaisse, and Big Dada rapper Infinite Livez. Other musicians who have appeared alongside Wax Tailor include North Carolina Hip-Hop duo The Others made up of Mattic, Johnny Madwreck "Madwreck" and DJ DR, Ursula Rucker, Sharon Jones, Voice and A State Of Mind.
XXYYXX is the name of Orlando, FL’s 16 year old producer, Marcel Everett. Marcel works out of his bedroom creating harmonious music that provokes emotion and transmits vivid images of peace and still sadness. His music has been featured on XLR8R, The Needle Drop, Earmilk, Indie Shuffle, BIRP and many more.
"You know that mysterious black object that the creepy family is staring at on the cover of Led Zeppelin's "Presence" album? Fol Chen sound like that. But we don't sound like Led Zeppelin. (We actually do a little.) Instead, we sound like Prince with Amon Duul II and a children's religious revival, not to mention Hot Chip, Pink Floyd, Gwen Stefani, Pere Ubu, Danielson Famile, Scritti Politti, Boards of Canada, The Blow, and Pulp. (Mostly.) We are using secret powers and the guidance of legendary DJ Donna Donna to combat our nemesis, John Shade. We are cryptic and joyful and we would like you to dance."
"A cross-continental friendship, a kaleidoscopic fascination with the musical styles of myriad cultures and a flexible arrangement that permits a rotating cast of characters have turned Maza Blaska into a thriving band."
-Kevin Joy, The Columbus Dispatch
In the tradition of the travelling bands, we guess we’re a bit like a Yorkshire E-Street Band...meets Arcade Fire...meets The Faces…meets Dexys Midnight Runners…meets Prefab Sprout…at a party...in an argument about who gets to have sex with David Bowie. We're not as good at describing ourselves as others are, so...
"a big sound from this impressive outfit...inspired, anthemic, great" - Q magazine
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Bon Iver and Iron & Wine, The Alexander. takes a very minimalistic approach to songwriting while still maintaining a powerful sense of melody and emotion.
The White Album is a danish band from Copenhagen consisting of 3 very good friends with big beards and very big hearts.
Rooted in folk and indierock they make music that trancends structural boundaries of both practical and musical nature. Everybody is a frontman in this band as each distinct voice and composition finds it’s place in a soulful conglomerate of well-seasoned musical spirits.
Just as the original white album, there’s no right or wrong. Just ideas. Mostly wonderful ones.
No Bio Information is available for this artist. Song is "Keep You" by Wild Belle.
Oliver Tank is a twenty-two year-old musician from Sydney, Australia. Tank's music has been compared to Bon Iver and James Blake and he lists Nosaj Thing, Boards of Canada, & Jon Hopkins as musical inspirations. Tank's music was first shared with the public via SoundCloud.com throughout early-to-mid 2011. In September 2011, Tank won the 2011 Northern Lights Competition held by FBi Radio in Sydney, along with Rainbow Chan, to attend and perform at the Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavik in October 2011, marking Tank's first International performance. Oliver Tank's debut EP Dreams was released on 21 November 2011 by Yes Please Records with fans being able to choose their file format and name their price