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Labrinth

In just two years, multi-talented musician Labrinth has experienced an extraordinary career trajectory. The producer and writer behind some of the biggest songs of 2010 and 2011, he has taken Tinie Tempah to the top of the charts and orchestrated the...
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Lady Gaga

When Lady Gaga was a little girl, she would sing along on her mini plastic tape recorder to Michael Jackson and Cyndi Lauper hits and get twirled in the air in daddy's arms to the sounds of the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. The precocious child wou...
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Lady Sovereign

This young woman has built her way up from nothing, from dropping out of school, from selling donuts and double-glazed windows to making a slew of world tastemakers (from production collaborators Basement Jaxx to Missy Elliot and Jay-Z) take note of ...
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Ladybug Mecca

I want listeners to come into my world," says Ladybug of her solo debut, 'Trip The Light Fantastic,' on the independent, self-determining Nu-Paradigm Entertainment. "I'd like them to feel they've entered into a new dimension, somewhere they've been b...
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Even if you know nothing about African music, you have most certainly heard the unique harmonic singing of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Over the last two decades, the group has become virtually synonymous with the music of South Africa. Their style has a...
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LAL

LAL is an intersection between idea, place, and people, where we stand for a moment and discuss the kind of world we will create. The conversation eventually gives way to dance, which, in turn, gives way to conversation which, again, makes room for d...
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Laleh

Singer, producer, songwriter, and musician Laleh Pourkarim has a back-story that could be the plot of a sprawling war-time novel. She was born in Iran to democratic activist parents, including a journalist/artist father. The family lived in hiding be...
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Lamb

Lamb, the UK duo of chanteuse Lou Rhodes (f) and maestro Andy Barlow, create dazzling beautiful and magnificently complex electronic-flavored pop songs that have made them favorites among the cosmopolitan hipster/lounge set worldwide.

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Lana Del Rey

Sometimes stars emerge. Sometimes stars are thrust upon us. And sometimes stars simply slip into the atmosphere as if propelled by something otherworldly. It is into this last category that the astonishing presence, voice, look and feel of Lana Del R...
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Larry Coryell

As one of the pioneers of jazz-rock - perhaps the pioneer in the ears of some, Larry Coryell deserves a special place in the history books. He brought what amounted to a nearly alien sensibility to jazz electric guitar playing in the 1960s, a hard-ed...
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Late Night Alumni

Late Night Alumni is best known for their 2005 international hit single "Empty Streets" from the album of the same name. Released in the UK by the Ministry of Sound label, "Empty Streets" garnered a strong underground following, and has become a mai...
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Laura Izibor

The foundation begins with soul," explains 21-year-old singer/songwriter/producer Laura Izibor of her passionate, piano-guided songs. On her forthcoming debut album, Izibor continues the lineage set out by artists like Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott; ar...
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Laura Mvula

Described as “The voice of 2013” by The Evening Standard, the classically trained, singer-songwriter’s music fuses orchestral soul with velvety harmonies and emotional vocals giving nods to Nina Simone, George Gershwin and Björk amongst others...
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Lauren Pritchard

Imagine a girl from small town Tennessee, with a burning need to write and sing songs, who leaves the comfort and security of her family to try and make it in Los Angeles. Things go awry, a combination of bad luck, a relationship gone wrong and no mo...
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Lawless Element

When Kavi "Magnif" Tapsico and his cousin Alfred "Griot" Austin of Detroit's hip-hop duo Lawless Element were but pint-sized playmates (6 and 9 years old, respectively) they didn't waste time messing with toys. No, as impressionable children of the 8...
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Ledisi

For Ledisi, it was a long journey to that "a-ha" moment. Born in New Orleans and raised in Oakland, CA, where she says she developed ambition, drive and an appreciation for opera, gospel and R&B, Ledisi struggled for years. After constant rejection f...
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Leela James

Since her childhood in L.A.'s eclectic urban culture, singer Leela James has woven the soul tradition into and around every corner of her creative identity. Deep within her rich and powerful voice are the echoes of Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples, Gla...
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Lenka

I'm really in my element," says Lenka as the wind chimes sound and she surveys the forest outside the Woodstock, NY recording studio where she laid down the final tracks of her self-titled solo debut and is now noodling around on a few other tunes. T...
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Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and arranger, whose "retro" style incorporates elements of rock, soul, R&B, funk, reggae, hard rock, and folk. In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Krav...
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Leron Thomas

Leron Thomas' musical journey began in his hometown of Houston Texas, always inspired by family rich with respect and understanding of quality music. After graduating from Houston's distinguished High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, he ven...
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Les Nubians

The women of Les Nubians were shaped by many influences. Les Nubians has its genesis in a small town in the South West region of France where the Paris-born sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart lived as teenagers after return...
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Les Nubians presents Echos

Sisters Helene and Celia Faussart of the Grammy-nominated French urban music duo Les Nubians has always had an affinity for poetry. That love has culminated with 'Echos, Chapter One: Nubian Voyager',' a unique and remarkable project more than five ye...
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Lewis Taylor

Adored by artists from Elton John to Aaliyah, Lewis Taylor has been quietly releasing psychedelic progressive soul records in the U.K. to consistently incredible reviews and a rabid cult of fans that includes some of the biggest names in pop, R&B and...
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Lhasa

Her story begins in Big Indian, a tiny village perched among the Catskill mountains, although she didn...
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Lily Allen

Pop sensation. Voice of her generation. Fashion designer. Political activist. Mouthy blogshite. X-rated sexpert. Fall-down drunk. WAG-tagoniser. Queen of MySpace. Exhibitionist. Primadonna. Style icon. Celebrity girlfriend. Celebrity daughter. Celebr...
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Lina

Touching people's souls: this is what music is for ..."

Swimming against the tide comes naturally to Lina. In fact, fearlessly treading the undercurrent beyond the waves of status quo is what shapes her fresh, arresting sound.

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Lionel Loueke

Starting out on vocals and percussion, Loueke picked up the guitar late, at age 17. After his initial to exposure to jazz in Benin, he left to attend the National Institute of Art in nearby Ivory Coast. In 1994 he left Africa to pursue jazz studies a...
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Lisa Shaw

Lisa was born in Toronto, Canada and won an UMAC award for her single "Let It Ride". She has been based in New York City for the last twelve years, collaborating with producers such as Jay Denes, Eric Stamile, Dave Warrin, Scott Hardkiss, Smash Hunt...
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Little Barrie

In a culture that celebrates excess it takes some real insight to strip things back to the core.

Little Barrie has that vision.

Take Presley's earliest bride stripped bare blues-as-rock'n'roll shenanigans, or Bolan's simplified Gl...
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Little Brother

Formed in 2001 at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC, Little Brother has become one of the premier names in soulful hip-hop.

With influences that range from the expressive boom-bap of A Tribe Called Quest to the rugged back an...
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Little Jackie

Blend the old-school R&B sound with a quirky hybrid of hip-hop and pop and you get Little Jackie, the creation of genre-defying singer-songwriter Imani Coppola and programmer Adam Pallin. With a nod to the soulful Motown rhythms of the past and a sn...
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Lizz Fields

Lizz Fields, the Philly Songstress, once acclaimed as "one of the brightest shinning stars we have on the horizon" (Jazzy Jeff- Touch Of Jazz), tastefully infuses soulful & jazz-inspired melodies, colorful rhythms and lyrics inspired by her life's jo...
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Llorca

Llorca is Ludovic Llorca, the 28-year-old resident "soulman" of acclaimed French label F Communications, the successful company which has introduced the world to the likes of (label co-founder and techno producer) Laurent Garnier and the forward-thin...
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Lloyd

I'm a believer in destiny," says Lloyd. "I needed someone who would push me; make me give my all. That's exactly what I was missing." The result, he adds, is bolder music; it's real music that affects real people.

Lloyd released three albums...
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Lord Echo

Eccentric and reclusive musician/producer based in Wellington, New Zealand....
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Los Amigos Invisibles

We're a dance band," says Jose Luis Pardo, the guitarist for Los Amigos Invisibles. Tuned into groove culture from Detroit to London to Tokyo -- thanks to the Internet and a busy tour schedule -- the Amigos began work on their new album AREPA 3000: ...
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Los Mono

A Chilean super-group, Los Mono is the collaborative effort from some of the top musicians/producers of the country: Cristian Moraga aka Funky C, (also released by Sonic360) is one of the most recognized musicians in Chile and founder of Los Tetas, w...
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Lotus

One of the defining and most popular acts in live electronic music, Lotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all electronic music festival an...
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Louie Vega

Impossible to pigeonhole and irreplaceable to the scene which he has helped build over more than 20 years, Louie Vega is the quintessential music professional. He's the 'DJ's DJ', that name constantly thanked on an artist's album cop...
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Love Trio In Dub feat. U-Roy

Hearing a compilation containing a track by U-Roy, the legendary Jamaican dub master in Sweden when he was 13 years old, Ilhan Ersahin, in what was one of his first record purchases was transformed by his experience, realizing in that moment that mus...
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Love's A Real Thing: World Psychedelic Classics 3

These twelve astonishing tracks are drawn from a broad spectrum of early 70s West African psychedelic classics. Yet the fact that they scarcely registered on the Richter scale of contemporary underground music must surely be one of the greatest ironi...
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Luciana

Luciana's got the power to shock and seduce. At the forefront of the electro nu-wave movement, she pioneered a whole new sound that many sought to follow. Luciana's fierce attitude and feisty, in-your-face, punk-edged vocals has won her a legion of ...
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Luisito Quintero

Luisito Quintero was born in Caracas, Venezuela where his musical influences began. Cultural vibes of Afro-Venezuelan rhythm surrounded him at home where his father was a respected percussionist in his native country that tutored and encouraged Luis...
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Luke James

Luke James is a singer/songwriter that embodies the honesty and fresh, organic soulfulness that’s been in relatively short supply of late in contemporary music. Now that sounds like a pretty tall order for a newcomer to fulfill. However, the New Or...
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Luz Mob

With a throw-back to 70s soundtracks, Luz Mob packs a multi-textured pan-Latin & Caribbean album with wild beats and rich rhythms perfect for a fabulous cocktail party.

Luz Mob is Luz Fleming, who draws from his upbringing and surroundings i...
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Lykke Li

Sweden's Lykke Li can't stay still. Her life and her career are relentlessly pulled forward by an impatient desire to see what's just around the corner, her music full of ideas about moving on and breaking free. Just eighteen months ago, she was comp...
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