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B Blunt

B. Blunt has been in love with music since the early days of his childhood. Growing up in a soul and funk filled town like Washington, DC and singing in local youth choirs inspired Blunt to make music his life's passion. This singer, producer, writer...
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Baaba Maal

In Senegal, Baaba Maal came from humble beginnings. But he has learned and traveled and now speaks and sings of empowerment, enlightenment and peace. He was born in Podor, a town with a population of 6,000, on the banks of the river Senegal that sepa...
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Backyard Bangers

Backyard Bangers - the hip-hop-derived-electronic music production/DJ team of E.Moss and The Troublemaker - make for an interesting combination of creative styles and personalities, to say the least. While E.Moss concentrates on nice little chord cha...
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Badawi

Reuel "Raz" Mesinai (aka Badawi, aka the Bedouin) was born in Jerusalem, Israel, and was first introduced to Middle Eastern drumming at age seven by dervish sheik Murshid Hassan. As a child, he spent time in the Sinai Desert with the Bedouins, and in...
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Bajofondo

Even though Bajofondo has been a pioneer in what has been known all over the world as “electrotango,” do not mention the word in front of Gustavo Santaolalla — the group doesn’t consider it an accurate description of their music.

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Balkan Beat Box

Balkan Beat Box was formed in 2004 by Ori Kaplan, (former member of Gogol Bordello), Tamir Muskat (producer of J.U.F.'s "Gogol Bordello vs. Tamir Muskat" and drummer for Firewater and Big Lazy); shortly after, they were joined by MC Tomer Yosef to fo...
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Basement Boys

In 1986, three young DJs began making music on a 4-track recorder in a Baltimore basement studio. Little did they know at the time that more than 15 years later they would be viewed as pioneers of American dance music.

The original Basement...
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Basement Jaxx

If there was ever a band to literally explode onto the scene, Basement Jaxx was it in 1999. Their debut album Remedy, was not only adored by the critics and fans, but also by the very same DJ's that inspired them to make music in the first pla...
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Bastille

2013 has been an incredible year for Bastille. The band's debut album 'Bad Blood' was released in the UK in March and went straight to the top of the album charts. To date the album has clocked up nearly a quarter of a million sales in the UK alone, ...
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BB Boogie

A re-make of Roy Ayers' classic and produced by Daz I Kue and Cliff Scott for Bugz in the Attic, BB Boogie's "Tell Him" features the vocal stylings of Andrea Clark and Twin Rems (Dee, Miriam, and Deena). As a collective of DJs, producers and remixers...
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Beatfanatic

The follow-up album to 'Adventures in the World of No-Fi Beats on Raw Fusion'. This is a killer mix of dance tracks and Afro/Latin nu jazz. Beatfanatic's tracks have been featured on mix CDs from Gilles Peterson, Thievery Corp and Ursula 1000. Now wi...
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Beatriz Luengo

Beatriz Luengo's life has been a different kind of fairy tale. She spent years of her childhood experiencing the adventures of a traveling circus. That circus magic would have its effect, enchanting young Beatriz forever, leading her into the life-lo...
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Bebel Gilberto

From her mother, Bebel Gilberto learned to sing. "She was really good at vocals and background vocals," the artist says. "We did a children's album and a play together. We did theater together. It was between 1977 and 1979. Since then, I knew I belon...
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Beck

Beck Hansen was born and raised in Los Angeles. As a teenager, Beck became immersed in traditional blues and folk. When he was 18, he moved to New York where he became part of the city's late 80's "anti-folk" scene, playing at various small clubs a...
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Bei Maejor

By the time Bei Maejor graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2008, he had already developed an online following through his mixtapes. Moving to Atlanta, the post-graduate joined Ne-yo's Compound Entertainment team as a producer. His...
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Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Harper was born in Claremont, California, U.S. (in California's Pomona Valley). He began playing guitar as a child in Claremont. He eventually specialized in the acoustic slide guitar (Weissenborn guitars). As a young man, he recorded an LP Pleas...
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Ben Watt

Half of multi-million selling duo Everything But The Girl, and with a career spanning more than twenty-five years from acclaimed early 80's folk-jazz solo recordings on London indie Cherry Red to a US Number 1 ('Missing') with EBTG in 1995, Ben Watt...
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Ben Westbeech

Ben Westbeech makes his very own kind of quirky, rough around the edges soul music. It's not easy to categorise, but it's what happens when a kid who was classically trained til aged 18 in cello, voice and piano grows up and gets into hip hop, dance ...
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Benji B

Benji B is a highly influential underground DJ. He presents his "Deviation" radio show on the BBC's 1xtra every Thursday night, and has developed a reputation over the last 9 years as a skilled DJ, important musical tastemaker and award-winning radi...
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Bibi Tanga & The Selenites

Born in Paris in 1969, Bienvenu (Bibi) Tanga didn't see his homeland until the age of 2, when his parents brought him home to Bangui, the dusty capital of the Central African Republic. Growing up, Bibi was one of 10 children and spent his earliest ye...
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Big Daddy Kane and Percee P vs. Connie Price & The Keystones

Connie Price & the Keystones began as a recording project for Stones Throw's Now-Again label involving Dan Ubick (Breakestra, Madlib's Sound Directions) and Todd M. Simon (Macy Gray, Antibalas, El Michels Affair). Combining elements of soul, afro bea...
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Bill Laswell

For a tiny island of three million people Jamaica has had a thoroughly disproportionate effect on the course of popular music around the world; dub, re-mixes, electronic effects and especially notable nowadays-rap music all began in Jamaica... (Chris...
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Billie Holiday

Following the success of Nina Simone: Remixed & Reimagined, Legacy Recordings continues to expand the jazz paradigm with Billie Holiday: Remixed & Reimagined, the second installment of a new series that taps contemporary dance and elect...
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Birdy Nam Nam

Birdy Nam Nam is a group of DJs: Little Mike, DJ Pone, DJ Need and Crazy B. During the 1990's the Americans DJ Q-Bert, Craze or A-Trak, used to appearing in the rankings, had to compromise with the young guard of French deejaying. That is the giganti...
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Bitter:Sweet

There is something mesmerizing and indisputable about things in life that come together by the mystery of fate. Such is the story of Los Angeles music duo BITTER:SWEET (Shana Halligan and Kiran Shahani) whose lives seemed to have over-lapped but neve...
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Bjork

With a palm full of stars

I throw them like dice on the table

Until the desired constellation appears"...
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Black Spade

Armed with little more than his father's extensive record collection of jazz, soul, psychedelic rock, folk, comedy and a Kurzweil 2000 keyboard - Black Spade's music is a melting pot of sounds hailing from St. Louis by way of New York, Detroit, LA, a...
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Blackalicious

Cut through the floss and glitz. On the other side of the hype machine are artists that create because they need to, artists that we listen to because they demand our attention.

In a hip-hop career that has stretched past a decade, Blackali...
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Blaqstarr

There's a term DJs use when talking with each other that describes an experience all of them strive for but that isn't always achieved. The term is "club banger," or "club killer," and while different DJ crews in different places around the world pro...
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Blaze

The bright lights of Manhattan look far away from New Jersey for a kid with big dreams. Growing up with his very cool Mom in Newark, young Kevin Hedge became the resident DJ at "rent parties" she would throw to try and make some extra money during le...
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Blue Note

In 1925,16-year old Alfred Lion noticed a concert poster for Sam Wooding's orchestra near his favourite ice-skating arena in his native Berlin, Germany. He'd heard many of his mother's jazz records and began to take an interest in the music, but that...
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Blue Six

Jay Denes started his professional career in music in the late 80's playing keys and singing in a New York based electronic pop band. After signing his first record deal, and experiencing the difficulties so often encountered at the hands of the "ma...
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Bob Marley

Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley continues to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music and lifestyle.

Since 1992, Marley’s music catalog has s...
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Bob Marley And The Wailers

Bob Marley is one of the most celebrated and beloved figures on the planet and the term reggae is synonymous with the musical legacy he left behind. Digging deeply into that sacred catalog, the dozen remixes of legendary songs on Roots, Rock, Remixe...
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Bobby Womack

A man whose talent as a singer, guitarist and composer is matched only by his self-lacerating honesty, Bobby Womack dismisses three albums he made at the turn of the millennium (a live album, a gospel album and a Christmas album) and sees his first a...
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Bombay Records

Bombay Records is an independent record label known for its high-quality Soul, House, and World music....
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Boozoo Bajou

Since 1997 the duo Peter Heider and Florian Seyberth caught the eye of DJ?s and hipsters through the release of three twelve inch records (Night over Manaus, Under my Sensi & Divers) which brought a whole lot of club-play and notification all over th...
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Brazilectro 7

The success of the previous 'Brazilectro 7' releases confirms audiopharm's philosophy and also spurs it on to improve the series from release to release. In the last few years, 'Brazilectro 7' has become a measuring stick of the genre - other labels ...
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Brazilian Girls

The members of Brazilian Girls met in 2003 while jamming together at Nublu, the famed downtown New York music lounge that served as their spawning ground. The environment influenced the sound of their sinewy, sexy 2005 self-titled debut. As the accol...
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Brian Eno

In a career spanning almost thirty five years and an astonishing range of artistic practice, Brian Eno has become an iconic figure within international contemporary culture. As an artist, musician, ideologue and systems-maker, he has not only writte...
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Brookville

Andy Chase of Brookville is a New York-based musician and producer. He is best known as a member of the band IVY, and has co-produced and co-written all of the music on IVY's four critically acclaimed albums, as well as IVY's score for the Farrelly B...
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Brotherly

Led by producer/multi-instrumentalist Robin Mullarkey (Zero 7, Eska, 2Banks of 4, Ty, Natalie Williams) and vocalist, co-writer and soulmate Anna Stubbs (Rima, Hospital Records), Brotherly is a collective of London's brightest musicians who are push...
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Bryn Christopher

If My World, Bryn's debut album, sounds like the work of an assured, confident, old-school soul man trapped in the body of a new kid on the pop block itching to make his mark, that shouldn't come as a surprise. Ask him about his own songs, and he'll ...
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BSTC

BSTC is soul. BSTC is disco. BSTC is hip-hop. BSTC is jazz. BSTC is...you decide. BSTC is all of this and so much more because, like music, BSTC is living and growing. Short for BlackStone Theatre Collective, the name pays homage to Chicago's histori...
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Bugz In The Attic

Orin 'Afronaught' Walters, Paul 'Seiji' Dolby, Kaidi Tatham, Daz-I-Kue, Alex Phountzi, Cliff Scott, Mark Force, Matt Lord and Mikey Stirton make up the group known as Bugz in the Attic. Brought together by Orin Walters and Seiji during 1997 in Orin's...
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Bujo Kevin Jones and Tenth World

Driven by the organic pathways of the drum, Jones and his spirited crew traverse waters from Harlem River Drive soul, to the streets of Havana, all the way to the Congo, the heart of the African motherland. Those diverse traditions are bathed in the ...
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