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Myles MacInnes (born 10 May 1978, Broadford , Isle of Skye , Scotland ), better known by the stage name Mylo , is a Scottish electronic musician and record producer . [ 1 ] [ edit ] Career MacInnes went to the top private school, George Watson's College , in Morningside , Edinburgh . He attended the University of Edinburgh before graduating in philosophy , psychology and physiology from Brasenose College , Oxford , where he achieved a first class degree. He subsequently gave up studying for a philosophy Ph.D at the University of California, Los Angeles to return home and produce music. Mylo released his debut album , Destroy Rock & Roll in 2004, on the Breastfed Recordings label, which he co-owns.
Justice (stylised as Jus†ice ) are a French electronic music duo consisting of Gaspard Augé (born 21 May 1979 in Besançon , Doubs) and Xavier de Rosnay (born 2 July 1982 in Ozoir-la-Ferrière , Seine et Marne ). [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] The duo is one of the most successful groups on Ed Banger Records [ 3 ] [ 5 ] and is managed by the label's head, Pedro Winter . Justice is known for incorporating a strong rock and indie influence into their music and image. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] Their debut album † was released in June 2007 [ 7 ] to critical acclaim. [ 8 ] [ 9 ] The album was later nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album and came in at number 15 on Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2007 [ 10 ] and number 18 on Blender's "25 Best Albums of 2007" list. [ 11 ] It was nominated for the 2007 Shortlist Prize , losing out to The Reminder by Feist . Their remix of the MGMT song " Electric Feel " won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical in 2009. [ 12 ]
CSS (an initialism of Cansei de Ser Sexy ) is a Brazilian rock band from São Paulo . The band was labeled as part of the explosion of the new rave scene. Their songs are in both English and Portuguese .
" Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above " is the first international single by Brazilian indie / electroclash band CSS , taken from their debut album Cansei de Ser Sexy . Since its use in promotions for the TV series Ugly Betty , it is to be re-released in the UK. Another example of the promotional use of this song would be its use on the Microsoft Zune music player. The music video was part of the Zune pre-loaded content.
Death from Above 1979 are a Toronto -based [ 1 ] Canadian alternative rock / noise rock duo. Their only full-length album, You're a Woman, I'm a Machine , was released in late 2004. The band broke up in 2006, but announced a reunion in 2011. [ edit ] History
Naeem Juwan , better known by his stage name Spank Rock, is an American rapper and songwriter from Baltimore . He rose to fame with his 2006 album YoYoYoYoYo , which was produced by former group member Alex Epton ( XXXChange ). A harbinger of post-millennial alternative rap, [ 4 ] the duo became known for its mixing of disparate hip hop and club genres , including Baltimore club , [ 5 ] Miami bass , [ 6 ] electro music and rock.
" The Breaks " is a critically acclaimed 1980 hit single by Kurtis Blow from his self-titled debut album . It was one of the earliest hip-hop hits hitting its peak at #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. [ edit ] Remakes The female rap group Nadanuf remade the song alongside Kurtis Blow on their 1997 album Worldwide . [ 1 ] Blow re-recorded the song on the album Tricka Technology by A Skillz and Krafty Kuts . [ edit ] Lyrics and structure "The Breaks" repeats the word " break " (or any of its homophones ) eighty-four times over six and a half minutes.
Kurtis Blow in concert (Hannover, Germany), 2012-03-30 Kurt Walker (born August 9, 1959), professionally known by his stage name Kurtis Blow , is an American rapper and record producer . [ 1 ] He is the first commercially successful rapper and the first to sign with a major record label . " The Breaks ", a single from his 1980 debut album , is the first certified gold record rap song. [ edit ] Life and career In 1979, aged twenty, Kurtis Blow became the first rapper to be signed by a major label, Mercury , which released "Christmas Rappin'".
Mr. Oizo ( French: [ˈməsjø ˈwazo] ; born 14 April 1974) is the stage name of French electronic musician and film director Quentin Dupieux . [ 1 ] His pseudonym is a corruption of the French oiseau , meaning "bird". He is currently signed to French electronic music record label Ed Banger Records . [ edit ] Beginning
Yello is a Swiss electronic band consisting of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank . They are probably best known for their singles " The Race " and " Oh Yeah ", which feature a mix of electronic music and manipulated vocals, as does most of their music. [ edit ] Band history
Kano was a post-disco music project formed in Milan, Italy in 1979 by producers/musicians Luciano Ninzatti, Stefano Pulga and Matteo Bonsanto. Kano was the first group to usher in a new style of dance music called Italo-Disco . [ edit ] History Kano's debut single was the 1980 international hit "I'm Ready", combining elements of 1970s disco, funk and R&B while extensively using synthesizers and percussive handclaps as well as raw-processed and vocoderized vocals. Kano's self-titled debut album also included "It's a War", "Ahjia", "Now Baby Now" and the instrumental track "Cosmic Voyager".
Daft Punk is an electronic music duo consisting of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born 8 February 1974) and Thomas Bangalter (born 3 January 1975). [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] Daft Punk reached significant popularity in the late 1990s house movement in France and met with continued success in the years following, combining elements of house with synthpop . [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 5 ] The duo is credited with producing songs that are considered essential in the French house scene. It was managed from 1996 to 2008 by Pedro Winter (Busy P), the head of Ed Banger Records . [ 6 ] Early in the group's career, the band members were strongly influenced by groups such as The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones . [ 7 ] Bangalter and de Homem-Christo were originally in a band called Darlin' , which disbanded after a short period of time, leaving the two to experiment musically on their own. The duo became Daft Punk, releasing its critically acclaimed debut album Homework in 1997.
" Technologic " is a song by French duo Daft Punk from the album Human After All . It was released as the second single on June 14, 2005. The music video for "Technologic" was directed by Daft Punk.
Switch is a British DJ, songwriter, sound engineer and record producer. He is best known for his work with M.I.A. . In the fidget house genre, Switch runs his own music label "Dubsided", as well as the label Counterfeet, established in 2006 with fellow producer Sinden . He has released various singles under his own name, and is also well known for remixing and producing for many major artists. Most notably Switch has worked extensively with fellow British artist M.I.A. co-producing tracks on her albums Arular and Kala .
The Contours were one of the early African-American soul singing groups signed to Motown Records . The group is best known for its Billboard Top 10 hit, " Do You Love Me ," a million-selling song that peaked twice in the Top 20. [ edit ] History [ edit ] Establishment and "Do You Love Me" Joe Billingslea and Billy Gordon founded a singing group called The Blenders in their native Detroit, Michigan in 1959. They completed the group with Billy Hoggs and Billy Rollins, who had responded to an ad placed in the local newspaper by Billingslea.