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A Bossa Eletrica

In the most southern part of Sweden you'll find a collective of musicians and music connoisseurs that love all aspects of the Brazilian music heritage. Together they call themselves A Bossa Eletrica and are one of Sweden's most hardworking (and best)...
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A Fine Frenzy

A Fine Frenzy a.k.a. Alison Sudol inhabits a vivid imaginary world populated by siren songs and sailors, sightless creatures and fragile fallen eagles, a place where almost lovers and hopeless dreams are bid a melancholy musical farewell. And on On...
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Aaron Parks

Somebody once asked me to find two words that describe the music I make, and the words I picked were 'spontaneous' and 'cinematic,'" says Aaron Parks. Having clarified the essence of his art, the pianist kept those two words closely in mind while con...
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Adani & Wolf

On their self-titled debut, Dutch duo Adani & Wolf create a smooth and lush soundscape in the vein of Zero 7, St. Germain and Morcheeba.

Adani & Wolf are Roberto Adani and Daniël Wolf, the producers behind the indie success story of Praf...
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Adele

Renowned for her incredibly unique vocal ability and songwriting, Adele's debut album 19 received two Grammy Awards in 2009 (Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance) as well as a BRIT Award in 2008 (Critics Choice).

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Adian Coker

Against the odds, Adian Coker stands on the edge of greatness. Born in Sierra Leone, twenty four years ago, the rapper, songwriter and producer has had to fight for every inch of his success. Coker moved to the UK aged four, and as an enthusiastic se...
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Adrian Marcel

Marcel knew he wanted to sing at a young age. He studied music incessantly, learning as much as he could while receiving formal training as a child. His career started to take off as he started to perform locally. With his impressive vocal range and ...
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Adriana Evans

Singer Adriana Evans was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Her mother, Mary Stallings was also a gifted jazz vocalist who sang with Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Cal Tjader and released several solo records. At 18, Adriana relocated to Lo...
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Africanism III

For those who find the concept of world music about as exciting as a trip with crunchy ol' Aunt Granola to Pier 1, 'Africanism III' is an epiphany waiting to happen. For U.S. fans already hooked via the previously released import-only albums 'African...
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Agape Featuring Nadia Harris

Treading their own path through a diverse spectrum of sounds and life experiences, Agape brings it all together in a collaboration that ignores geographical locations and sound barriers. The sound can be called "Dub" since it's the element that seems...
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Agent K

Agent K, aka Kaidi Tatham, is a long time central member of the groundbreaking production team, Bugz in the Attic, and a significant influence on the broken-beat sounds of West London. A multi-instrumentalist (flute, fender rhodes, keys, drums and m...
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Airpushers

Grouped up, Airpushers grind and slow dance, two-step and bounce. Their sound is shockingly new but still familiar. After all, Airpushers, Printz Board and Tim Izo Orindgreff, are two of the mastermind musicians who craft the sonic framework of the B...
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Al Green

Al Green's extraordinary voice became known to the world through a string of legendary hits in the early 1970s, classics including "Tired of Being Alone," "Let's Stay Together," "I Can't Get Next to You," "I'm Still in Love With You," "Call Me," "Her...
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Alex Cuba

Singer-songwriter Alex Cuba hails from Artemisa, Cuba and resides in Smithers, B.C. (14 hours north of Vancouver). Musically, he lives everywhere in between. His trademark sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and rock chords subtly subvert commo...
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Alex Moulton

We're constantly being told we live in a hyper-accelerated, hyper-real age, where sound bites and short attention spans are the functional tools of survival. With entire record collections available online as boiled-down bit torrents - with virtually...
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Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Ali Shaheed Muhammad was born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. At an early age Ali became fascinated with music. His earliest memory of this fascination was toting around a yellow Mickey Mouse transistor radio he received as a gift. "I bro...
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Alice Russell

One listen to Alice Russell's voice will send shivers down your spine and leave goose bumps on your neck. Alice's lavishly soulful voice is both timeless and up to the minute modern. Live or on record, she always performs with her trademark self assu...
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Alice Smith

Alice Smith is a NYC-based chanteuse, with a 4-octave vocal range, who's infecting New York City with her refreshing and unique sound. Her soon to be released, debut album, "For Lovers, Dreamers & Me", sets Rock & Pop music along a vocal landscape th...
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Aloe Blacc

Aloe Blacc, main rapper to SoCal indie-hip hop mainstays Emanon offers the soulful side of his multi-tasking recording personality with his Stones Throw Records debut. Indeed, Aloe's self-produced release is a different kind of record for Stones Thro...
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Amadou and Mariam

Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia, a blind married couple whose life story is as remarkable as its music, have long been stars in West Africa. They draw the musical traditions of their native Mali and the neighboring Ivory Coast, while also embracin...
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Ambrose Akinmusire

The Los Angeles Times recently named Akinmusire one of their 2011 "Faces to Watch," and offered this descriptive of the quintet's recent LA performance: "Akinmusire and his band demonstrated a remarkably fluid, adventurous interplay and patiently ima...
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Ame

Direct from Berlin, Kristian Beyer & Frank Wiedemann make up the dynamic Ame. Inspired by artists like Moodymann, MAW (Masters at Work), Stevie Wonder, WestEnd Rec, Transmat, Weather Report and Herbie Hancock, their sound has a remarkable style fused...
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Amel Larrieux

Amel Larrieux is the newest female R&B sensation... and ['Infinite Possibilities'] is one of the top five R&B albums that will be released this year. " ~ BRE, February 18, 2000

"With talent like Larrieux's, anything is possible." ~ Vibe, Mar...
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Amerie

Born to Korean and African-American parents, Amerie grew up in U.S. military sites around the world before finding her roots in Washington, DC, where she earned a degree in English and Fine Arts from Georgetown. Early demos led the way to Columbia Re...
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Ammoncontact

Carlos Nino, the mastermind behind the Dwight Trible project, 'Love Is The Answer,' obviously never sleeps. On the same day that Trible single "Equipoise" hits the shops he returns with a mini-album from Ammoncontact, titled 'New Birth' (only 6 month...
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Amos Lee

Supply and Demand, the second studio album from Philadelphia native Amos Lee, illuminates his growth from emerging singer-songwriter to established recording artist. From the sparse, powerful, family elegy "Long Line of Pain," to the country-r&b flav...
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Amp Fiddler

Joseph "Amp" Fiddler is known for sharing the stage and studio with luminaries such as Prince, George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars (with whom he toured for more than 10 years), The Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, Maxwell, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ca...
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Amy Winehouse

Much can be said about the late Amy Winehouse, one of the U.K.'s flagship vocalists during the 2000s. The press and tabloids seemed to focus on her rowdy behavior, heavy consumption of alcohol, and tragic end, but fans and critics alike embraced her ...
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Analog Players Society

Led by producer, engineer, and percussionist Amon - the Analog Players Society is a collective and community of musicians rooted at The Hook Studio in Brooklyn, NY.

In addition to leading Analog Players Society Amon has a rich musical histo...
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Ananda Project

Chris Brann never set out to make the Ananda Project the crown jewel of his musical legacy. When the outfit began in 1998 -- inspired through a chance meeting with Lancelot and Bryan of King Street Sounds and Nite Grooves labels -- it was to be littl...
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Anane

In the increasingly merciless music industry of the 21st century, Anané shines bright as an example of what a love for life, dedication to music and hard work can bring worldwide success. Chosen by Billboard Magazine as one of the "2008 Faces...
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Ancient Astronauts

Their very name, "Ancient Astronauts," implies a mash-up of the distant past and the far future; traits exemplified in their melding of old school hip hop, funk, and dub reggae with forward-thinking flair and production technique. The Ancient Astron...
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Angela McCluskey

I could cite gushers like this: "The striking vocals of Angela McCluskey will make you remember the first time you heard Miles blow his horn or Billie sing the blues." (Hits Magazine)

That's not inaccurate. People bandy phrases like this aro...
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Angelique Kidjo

Born in Benin (West Africa), Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy award-winning music recording artist deemed "Africa's premier diva" by Time Magazine. Kidjo's internationally acclaimed repertoire includes collaborations with various recording artists such as...
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Angie Stone

For three decades, vocalist Angie Stone has been surprising audiences, critics, peers and the music industry itself. Born and raised in the Southern gospel tradition - while at the same time absorbing the gritty and impassioned anthems generated by ...
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Anjulie

The youngest of four children, Anjulie grew up in the Toronto suburb of Oaksville, Ontario, raised by immigrant parents from Guyana - a South American nation culturally influenced by its Caribbean neighbors to the north. As a result, her household wa...
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Annabel (lee) and Richard E

Annabel (lee) & Richard E combine Jazz with nuances of Folk and Classical. Primary inspirations are 'moody' artists such as Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Joni Mitchell, and Nick Drake, along with the poetry of Poe, Blake & Dickinson....
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Anoushka Shankar

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is one of the leading figures in World Music today. She is deeply rooted in the Indian classical music she studied exclusively from the age of nine under her father and guru, the legendary Ravi Shankar. In h...
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Anoushka Shankar And Karsh Kale

Two of the most visionary talents working and pioneering the overlap of today's popular world music scene collaborate to create a genre-hopping triumph and a sonic journey within the many varied worlds in which these two artists exist...

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Anthony David

Georgia native Anthony David has spent his whole life writing songs. Now his riveting story telling, passionate guitar playing and stirring voice will be featured on his major label debut 'Acey Duecy' and introduce the world to Soulbird Music, a new ...
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Anthony Hamilton

There is a tradition in classic black music that goes back to the smooth crooning of Sam Cooke, the earthy, gritty, sound of Otis Redding, the lyrical beauty of Curtis Mayfield and the unfiltered intensity of Donny Hathaway. It's a combination of ch...
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Antoniette Costa

After her beautiful 37-year-old Aunt died in 2004 during childbirth, Antoniette was devastated, but stumbled across 14 poems written by her Aunt Lilly when she was only 18 years old. Although Lilly was a very successful corporate attorney and had lef...
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Apollo Nove

How do you describe someone as eclectic as Apollo Nove? A modern-day pop Tropicalista à la Mutantes (as indicated by the collaboration of the legendary band's lead singer Rita Lee to "Inexplicata"). A crooner, songwriter, pianist and collecto...
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Asa


[ asha ]
1st album released 16 October 2007
Africa, like a bubbling melting pot at the heart of today's most exciting musical movements...Africa, like a cry of rebellion ringing ...
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Astor Piazzolla Remixed

I wish for my music to be heard in the year 2020," Astor Piazzolla once said. Piazzolla, the world renowned genius of Argentinean tango, is credited for bringing tango from the dance floor of Buenos Aires to the most prestigious concert halls around ...
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Atlantiquity

Some of the finest soul, funk, and jazz of the 1970s gets retrofitted for today's dancefloors with the May 10 release of 'Atlantiquity.' The Rhino Atlantic Records CD features a dozen vintage Atlantic sides freshly reimagined by some of today's most ...
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Atlantis featuring Naomi Nsombi

Hot on the heels of the acclaimed Giant Step Records release "Stars" by Jiva comes a brand new production. Giant Step Mondays resident DJ Ron Trent along with Jonathan Maron (of Groove Collective fame) and vocalist Naomi Nsombi provide a wonderful de...
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Austra

In her latest songs, it shows more than ever that Katie Stelmanis is both romantic and pragmatic. From early childhood on, her interest was in classical music: without any pressure from her parents she threw herself into learning instruments, and eve...
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Avant

There's a point in an artist's career when everything comes together, when it's their time to be who they are and come through with a collection of songs that captures the right vibe, at the right time, in just the right way. Avant's self-titled Capi...
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Ave.To

Ave.To is:

* Cosmopolitan beat science.

* Sudanese coffee, a cashmere scarf, and a pair of suede Pumas... don't forget the cardamom.

* A vigorous head-nod experience in a plush lounge.

* The beauty of repetition g...
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Awalé

Formed in London in 2009, Awalé is a reflection of London's multiculturalism. With members from Tunisia, Cuba, France, Slovakia and England, influences come in turn from Afrobeat, Balkan music, North African Amazigh music, Congolese Rhumba, Ethio Fu...
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Aya

Aya's Strange Flower is a true labor of love -- and honesty. It's that rare thing, a one-of-a-kind personal vision that could never happen under the auspices of a major label in this era of the lowest common denominator. In fact, she turned down se...
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Ayo

Family background may not count for everything in the world of music, but that of Ayo is original to say the least. Judge for yourself, she was born near Cologne on 14 September 1980, the product of a union between a Nigerian father who had come to G...
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Azeem and the Variable Unit

After the success of the dissent "Bleeding Together" remixes by Kaskade & DJ Eli, Wide Hive returns with the next 12-inch off of the highly anticipated album Wide Hive Remixed. This time around the focus is on DJ Design?s remix of "Mirrors on Sand" ...
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