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M.I.A.

I can't drive," M.I.A. says flatly. "So I love cars."

She's matter-of-fact, answering an obvious question about the possible threads running through the high-octane fumes and sour diesel smoke of her new album Kala, which opens with ...
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M83

Before the Dawn Heals Us is the third album from M83 and essentially the brainchild of Anthony Gonzalez, who resides in the seaside town of Antibes, France. Like its two predecessors – the eponymous debut (Gooom, 2001) and it's follow up, Dead ...
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Macy Gray

There are voices. And then there are voices: sultry, sexy voices that stay with you long after the song has ended. Macy Gray has one of those voices - undoubtedly one of the most charismatic and utterly unique artists to hit the popular music scene i...
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Madison

You may have heard Madison's music before. Her songs are already popping up on the play lists of some top DJs, and she is renowned for performing impromptu 3am sets at clubs for the downtown, late night contingent. Her songs have also recently been f...
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Madlib

The arrival of this LP has given the world's greatest ever jazz label the ultimate shine."...
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Madonna

Born in Bay City, Michigan, Madonna moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her debut album in 1983. She followed it with a series of albums that at...
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Malena Perez

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, nu jazz songstress Malena Perez draws upon various musical influences - Flora Purim, Omara Portuondo and Sade among them - while celebrating her Cuban-American roots in composing her own original melodies and lyrics in both ...
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Marbert Rocel

Marbert Rocel formed in 2002 in a flat share in Erfurt, in the first floor of a shady establishment. It started off with DJ Malik, who was DJing rap and producing, and Panthera, who at this time was still washing his laundry at his parent's house. To...
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Marc Mac presents Visioneers

Marc Mac is better known as one half of 4hero, the duo that changed the shape of UK electronic music and picked up both a Mercury Music Prize nomination and MOBO award while doing so. Marc Mac's production credits include tracks for Jill Scott, Vikte...
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Marcio Local

Marcio Local stands at the crossroads of two great traditions in modern Brazilian music, with one foot in samba, the heavily percussive Afro-Brazilian dance music that took its modern form in the early twentieth century, and the other in soul, the Af...
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Marcus Canty

Something about Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed” struck Marcus Canty at 11 years old. Where basketball shorts and Kobe Bryant once held a special place, Stevie’s Motown groove stepped in.

“At first I liked music, then it grew into love,...
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Marcus Miller

Born in 1959, two-time Grammy-winner and composer/producer of ten critically acclaimed albums, Marcus Miller, is truly a multi-instrumentalist. By age 13 Marcus was proficient on clarinet, piano and bass guitar, and already writing songs. Two years l...
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Marisa Monte

Marisa Monte was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1967. Her father, Carlos Monte, was one of the directors of the Portela Samba school, and she begin her musical studies, including piano, drums & music theory, at a very early age. Despite coming of...
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Mark de Clive-Lowe

A devastating live performer, the MdCL experience is marked by impromptu studio production created on stage from scratch, using drum machines, keyboards, accapella tracks and effects. The end result: live remixes birthed on stage for each and every g...
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Mark Farina

I look at my job as a modern day traveling minstrel, to bring new music to as many places as I can, and expose obscure records that, otherwise, might go hidden....
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Mark Ronson and The Business INTL

There is a lot to say about Mark Ronson, Ex-Pat NYC based British musical auteur. Internationally renowned as one of the worlds finest DJs, favoured by the decadent fashion cognoscenti, the hip hop elite and anyone in general that likes to party, add...
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Marsha Ambrosius

Already proven as a talented, sought after songwriter and revered platinum-selling artist, Marsha Ambrosius is meeting the next challenge in her already impressive musical career by reinventing herself as a solo artist with her J Records debut disc <...
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Martin Luther

MARTIN LUTHER SHOW @ Conga Room, Los Angeles (Thursday, December 9th). For more info check out the EVENTS page of this site or click on the link below. Tickets can be purchased at giantstepstore.net

"My music is just soul music, but I attach...
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Martina Topley-Bird

It is not often that a voice comes along and makes as much of an impact as Martina Topley-Bird's. The pure inimitability and striking originality displayed with each living vocal brings comparison to some of the greatest divas both past and present. ...
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Mary Mary

Fearless. That one word eloquently captures the creative spirit of groundbreaking duo Mary Mary. Ever since siblings Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell broke through in 2000 with the pioneering crossover hit "Shackles (Praise You)," the chart-topping s...
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Maspyke

When Maspyke recorded their first three song demo in 1993 they wound up with a deal on Elektra Records/Head Up Entertainment just one year after leaving high school. Almost three years later, after recording with gold and platinum artists and rejecti...
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Massive Attack

Massive Attack are back. And right now, at a time when anodyne celebrity obsessions and endless Popstars juggernauts are monopolising the cultural landscape, we need Britain's most influential band more than ever. Massive Attack have consistently pus...
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Masters At Work

Verve Records will release Masters At Work Present Latin Verve Sounds, a new collection of some of the classic Latin-flavored songs in the The Verve Music Group...
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Mat Zo

The LA-living British producer, Mat Zo is impossible to categorize. He has wowed the dance world with his 70-track Essential Mix for Radio 1, topped the Beatport chart with "Easy" (w/ Porter Robinson) and laid down edit-heavy, genre-blurring sets eve...
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Matt Bianco

After a twenty-year absence the original line-up of Matt Bianco are back together again with their new album Matt's Mood. The infectious, and irresistible jazz grooves that make up Matt Bianco blend everything from Latin and Brazilian music to sensu...
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Matthew Herbert

At the beginning of the 90s, London keyboardist Matthew Herbert, 29, became addicted to the unlimited possibilities of the sampler. Since the mid-90s, he has released the most exciting electro-acoustic music of the present day, differentiating his mu...
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Maxwell

In 1996, a then 23-year old Brooklyn born phenomenon took the music world by storm with his debut, Urban Hang Suite. (He signed to Columbia Records at the tender age of 21, already having composed more than 300 songs before signing on to the m...
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Maya Azucena

Maya Azucena inhabits a musical world of her own creation. Whether performing before an audience of thousands or writing in solitude, she transcends genres and trends. Her progressive yet accessible style is shaped by an expansive vision that unites ...
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Mayday!

¡MAYDAY! is a two man band consisting of Plex Luthor (producer/keyboardist) with work under the belt for Algorithm, Ecko multi-media, Discovery Channel and various Adult Swim spots) and MC Bernbiz (Miami's hometown hero). In 2004 they released "Qu...
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Mayer Hawthorne

The "retro soul" tag is added to almost any contemporary work that sounds like it was originally recorded before 1980, and Mayer Hawthorne is aware of how trends come and go. But he says he's not interested in taking it back to the "good old days," a...
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MC Solaar

MC Solaar has ruled the French rap trade for more than a decade. But you don't have to be fluent in French to marvel at the Senegalese-born Paris-bred MC's verbal dexterity. The mic specialist continues his trademark flow on his latest effort, Cinqui...
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Medeski Martin & Wood

Born out of New York City's downtown experimental music boom of the early 1990s, "Jazz's premier funk-prov ensemble" (DownBeat), made their Blue Note debut in 1998 with the best-selling 'Combustication,' a finely-crafted, groove-heavy studio album th...
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Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood

It's a match made not above nor below, but rather in some altogether hipper, funkier place. We're talking John Medeski, Billy Martin, and Chris Wood, plus guitar guru John Scofield, making music not of this world, yet rooted in the earth tones of jaz...
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Melanie De Biasio

Melanie De Biasio is a graduate of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and already an acclaimed artist in her home country of Belgium and in the neighbouring Francophone nation to the south.

Initially heralded as a new voice in jazz, albe...
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Melanie Martinez

Melanie Martinez, who has collaborated with artists such as Robopop and Kinetics & One Love, has been hailed as a provocative singer and songwriter with a striking stage presence. "My music has a strong connection to childhood," Martinez says. "I'm d...
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Melody Gardot

Following an extensive two-year world tour in support of her highly successful major label debut, My One and Only Thrill, Melody Gardot was restless and ready for new adventure. Setting out on her own, she continued her travels around the worl...
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Meshell Ndegeocello

Canonized, marginalized or just scrutinized, Meshell Ndegeocello has given up with the politics of explaining herself. After 20 years in an industry that has called her everything from avant garde to a dying breed, what unquestionably remains is the ...
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Meshell Ndegeocello feat. Spirit Music Jamia

Meshell Ndegeocello is one of those rare artists who have won a large fan-base by simply following her muse wherever it leads--which in her case has been innovative, challenging, striking and often surprising directions. In the twelve years since her...
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Meye Mind

Formed as a the result of several accidental friendships and born out of pure experimentation, Meye Mind represents what one can only hope is the future of music—a soundscape not codified by genre or labels, but informed solely by the spirit in whi...
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Michael Dowse

Dowse was born into an Irish immigrant family and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Dowse started out directing music videos for such bands as The New Pornographers and Chixdiggit. In 2000 he made his first feature, FUBAR, which premiered at the 2002 Sunda...
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Michael Kiwanuka

With Michael Kiwanuka, it's all about the voice. A voice that he describes as "hitting straight through to the core" with direct, emotional songs about love, yearning, comfort and belonging.

Growing up in North London, he struggled at times...
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Miguel

It doesn't happen often. But every once in a while a young artist comes along who has the chops, vision, range and creative conviction to change the game. Miguel is among that chosen few. Let's start with his voice: The Los Angeles, California, nat...
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Miguel Migs

Miguel Migs is moving well and truly beyond the limitations of the house scene in which he first made his name. His deep seated love of reggae and dub shines strongly through as well as his passion for classic rock, blues, funk and soul.

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Miles Davis

In honor of Miles Davis' 81st birthday on Saturday, May 26, Legacy Recordings announces the long-awaited release of "Evolution Of The Groove," the highly-anticipated Miles Davis Remix EP premiering tracks with Nas, Carlos Santana, Olu Dara and an A-l...
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Minimal Soul

Minimalsoul Recordings is an electronic music label that releases a variety of soulful, modern and abstract music. 'Changing the way you listen' is the basic concept of the label.

Minimalsoul Recordings aim to bring you pleasure and thought ...
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Minotaur Shock

David Edwards started making music during his long lazy university days spent studying Swansea's record shops like a poor man's DJ Shadow. This was the late 90s, and there was nothing to lose...except an education. Luckily, he hooked up with a like...
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Miquifaye And Cafe Soul All Stars

Hot on the heels of the breakout Blaze remixes of the Café Soul All Stars' "Urban Jungle," YOU Global Entertainment flips the script with the Alma Tropical EP. The seminal original production of Anthony Nicholson recording under his Miquifaye ...
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Miss Kittin

French-born Miss Kittin has a work ethic that would shame the majority of her fellow countrymen and women. When she's not playing DJ sets at one of her regular European residencies, be it Barcelona, Zurich or Frankfurt, she's either working A&R jobs,...
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Mobius Band

After three years of wood-shedding in the pine forests of Shutesbury, Massachusetts, electronic rock trio Mobius Band has traded up: from shoe-string home recording to Peter Katis's Tarquin Studios (Interpol, Rainer Maria); from rural Massachusetts t...
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Moby

After the meditative electronica of 2002's 18 and the singer-songwriter moves of 2005's 'Hotel,' Moby returns to the dance floor with a vengeance on his new album 'Last Night,' released on 10th March 2008. Spanning hands-in-the-air, Smiley-faced rave...
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Mocean Worker

On the fifth album of his career, appropriately titled Cinco De MOWO!, Adam Dorn a.k.a. Mocean Worker (pronounced Motion Worker) has assembled the quintessential feel-good summer record of 2007. The opening number, quite simply, says it best: ...
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Mojo Morgan

Born in Brooklyn's tough Bushwick neighborhood, Mojo Morgan was raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, and spent his summer vacations back in New York's hippest outer borough, where he returned after high school. Although he grew up in Massachusetts, ...
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Mojoe

Easy Lee (Charles Peters) and Tre (Treson Scipio) are MOJOE, a duo that has often described itself as "The Roots meet OutKast over dinner with Marvin Gaye at D'Angelo's house." That's a party that anyone in their right mind would want to attend, a fr...
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MonkeyRobot

Brussels based production duo Eric P & LuiGi (aka MonkeyRobot) have been catching eyes and ears worldwide through their work as 74 Miles Away (Melting Pot Music), and Hip-Hop production under the moniker Infinitskills. They have also enjoyed support ...
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Morcheeba

Over the last decade Morcheeba have become the multi-million-selling darlings of downtempo with their soul and country-inflected, sampladelic mood music.

Here is an outfit whose refusal to be categorised musically extends to their very set-...
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Mos Def

Dante Terrell Smith (born December 11, 1973), better known by his stage name Mos Def, is an American MC and actor. Mos Def acquired his stage name from his frequent use of "mos def" in place of the words "most definitely".

Mos Def started hi...
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Motown Remixed

The Sound Of Young America" is young once again. Motown Remixed re-grooves 15 of the greatest songs of Motown for a new generation. On this album, which features more than a dozen of the world's top producers/remixers, you'll hear Motown classics lik...
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Mr Day

Mr Day first started out on the acid jazz scene, and his first soul funk band called the Kool Kats Club shared a label and several gigs with other headlining bands at the time such as Corduroy or Mother Earth.

By the end of 1990, he signed o...
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Mr. Scruff

Mr. Scruff now has with four major releases and a slew of singles on Ninja Tune. Hailing from Manchester, England Mr. Scruff is a fixture of the UK club scene. Known for lengthy dj journeys and a broad taste in music that moves, he always sets the cr...
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Mudfoot Jones

Little Maurice Jones was born deep in a Louisiana bayou in 1932. While he grew up in a family of guitar pickers, he gravitated towards banging things constantly at a very early age, much to his momma's dismay and annoyance. Eventually, he made his wa...
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Mutlu

Soul comes in many shapes and sounds and comes at you from a hundred different angles and places.

Philadelphia's got an overabundance of it.

Always had (thank you Gamble & Huff)

Always will.

Must be something in...
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Mylo

Since making his UK debut in 2004 with 'Destroy Rock and Roll', it has been a whirlwind for the 26 year old from the Isle of Skye. Critics and punters alike have lauded the LP as one of the best debut albums of recent times. To date the album has spa...
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MYSELF

MYSELF defies genres while re-defining originality. His musical stylings have been described as COUTURE (tailor made to fit every one). MYSELF's sonic moshpit encompasses raw-like-sushi punk, organic hip hop, gumbo funk, hot buttered soul & future cl...
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Mystery Skulls

A mastermind electronic artist, producer and singer - Mystery Skulls is an adopted stage name for Luis Dubuc, a self-taught musician from Dallas who through trial and error, perseverance, hard work, self-belief, great timing and the courage to move t...
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