Pierre Bensusan is a French- Algerian guitarist. His family came from Spain, Spanish Morocco and French Algeria. His CDs include Pres de Paris (released 1975), 2 (released 1977), Solilai (released 1982), Intuite (released 2000), An Evening With International Guitar Night (released 2004), and Altiplanos (released 2005). The genre of his classical guitar music is often characterized as Celtic, Folk, World music, New Age, or Jazz.
Belgrade singer/song-writer Bojana Bulatovic Bo (vocalist, guitar, harmonica) combines her self-made acoustic approach based on the path of Patti Smith, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, with contemporary electronic dance rhythm on her debut album "Mene treba ovaj grad, bas ovakvu kakva sam sad" (2003, Mojo Beat, Serbia), ( I Am Needed in This City Just the Way I Am Now".) This unexpected fusion was Koja
Hailing from Italy is Fabrizio Greco, aka Scene, a sound engineer/composer. When he's working with "Scene" he tends to remove himself from his usual psytrance & multimedia projects, by diving more into Ambient Soundscaping, relaxing drones & Theta frequencies, as can be finely heard on his newest Ep - "Water Message" available on www.entity.be
There are at least four artists named Erika. 1) Erika De Bonis is an Italian dance singer better known for her popular song I Don't Know. Erika's first releases were under the label of Rossano Prini A&R SPY records. The young Italian artist became famous when she released the song Relations. This track jumped to No. 1 on all Italian charts in the first half of 2001. Erika released some other tracks that became very popular in dance clubs: Right or Wrong and Ditto. She is the sister of Magic Box. Erika's Official Myspace is myspace.com/erikapop
Dr. Octagon is one of Kool Keith's many alter egos. His initial release as Dr. Octagon was 1996's Dr. Octagonecologyst, on which he collaborated with Dan the Automator Nakamura and DJ QBert. After the name was dropped in favour of Dr. Dooom, it was widely believed that it wouldn't be used again until the release of 2006's The Return of Dr. Octagon, which Keith maintains was changed and released without his consent.
Musically, Hoopy Frood is the result of a range of influences. It is not for the makers to decide on the style they simply serve the music and it makes itself, so they can only quote "Pink Floyd crossed with Shpongle", "kind of like trippy folk music", "a unique multidimensional blend of psychedelic-folk and groovy-electro" and our favourite quote "we suspect the work of hippies". The original ideas and concepts start with Rich Walgate and Steve Varman who have been working on Floyd/Zep style projects...
As Saschienne, Sascha Funke has formed a duo extraordinaire with multi-talented instrumentalist, singer and wife Julienne Dessagne, displaying an expressivity previously unknown to anyone following his solo work. Far away from the romantic hokum of crude feelgood songwriting, both not only focus on on the harmony and bliss, but explore the discord, the misunderstandings that great love brings with it.
Talvin Singh (Matharu) (born in 1970 in Leytonstone, London, England) is a classically trained tabla player, music producer and DJ. He is generally considered to be the 'father' of asian underground music and was a central figure in developing and promoting this music at the Blue Note club. His compilation album derived from Blue Note club nights, 'soundz of the asian underground' gave the wider world the first breakthrough urban asian fusion album and revealed the talents of a number of asian artists.
Born February 6, 1950, Natalie Cole is the daughter of celebrated crooner Nat King Cole, she was exposed to the greats of jazz, soul and blues at an early age and began performing at the age of 11. Her debut album in 1975, Inseparable, won her immediate praise, with the smash single This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) (#1 R&B, #6 Pop) winning her a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female, a category that had been monopolized by Aretha Franklin. She also was named the Grammys' Best New Artist of 1975. She attended the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, MA.