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SA-RA

Many artists talk about going to the proverbial "next level." Om'Mas Keith, Taz Arnold, and Shafiq Husayn simply exist there.

The Los Angeles/New York-based collective known as Sa-Ra, meaning "offspring of the most powe...
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Sachal Vasandani

One of the most startling artistic revelations of 2007 is New York-based vocalist-songwriter-bandleader Sachal Vasandani, who makes his Mack Avenue Records debut with the exceptional CD, Eyes Wide Open. Indeed, the title says it all: This 12-song col...
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Sade

Known for their one of a kind timeless sound, Sade has enjoyed phenomenal success both internationally and stateside throughout the span of their twenty-five year career. Since the release of their debut album, Diamond Life in 1984 the band ha...
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Saidah Baba Talibah

Born and raised in Canada, Saidah Baba Talibah's music has been greatly influenced by Toronto's musical and ethnic enclaves. She first created stories that reflect the multitude of sounds and styles emanating from the city as a founding member of the...
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Salaam Remi

As the Executive VP of A&R and Production at Sony Music, Remi works with the entire Sony Music family in addition to running his new imprint Louder Than Life, which includes the sub-imprints RemiFa and Flying Buddha. Grammy nominated for Producer of ...
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Salif Keita

With a career spanning over 35 years, Salif Keita is regarded as one of World Music's most influential artists and has recorded numerous albums with some the finest international musicians in jazz, rock and pop including the likes of Carlos Santana,...
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Salome de Bahia

Hip cats who've been bopping to acid jazz, sipping to bossa lounge, swaying their organic groove thangs to world-inflected dance music have already been dazzled by Parisian-based Brazilian chanteuse Salomé de Bahia. And chances are if you are...
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Salvador Santana

Music is a burst of choices. Not only what note to play when and with what instrument, but whether to play a note at all. Salvador Santana, the 26-year-old keyboardist, vocalist, composer, and songwriter with strong Bay Area roots, knows what it mean...
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sandboy

sandboy, Tobias Meggle's current project was formed after a productive period of 5 years as member of beanfield. He quit the band in 2001 and now pursues his own artistic direction. One and a half decades of experience in playing with different bands...
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Sandra St. Victor

A trained opera singer, the Dallas born, Holland based singer/songwriter Sandra St. Victor is very much an artist's artist. Through the years she has earned the respect and admiration of her peers and has the accolades to show it. The down to earth a...
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Santigold

This is better than good; this is gold - Santigold!

Composed of absolutely no members, Santigold is also the first musical outfit capable of claiming the planet's broiling collective consciousness as their front woman. Longtime collaborator,...
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Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles' sound has been described as everything from Norah Jones to Joni Mitchell, Fiona Apple to Alicia Keyes. It is tempting to make comparisons but she's much more than a carbon copy. In fact, she is anything but. Influenced by soul, jazz, ...
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Sara Devine

There are singers who have the ability to hit the right notes and convey the emotion of the music. And then there are those for whom singing is more than just a talent they possess, it's more like their very reason for being, a force that drives the...
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Saul Williams

Amethyst Rock Star" coming 10.23.01

a timeline of Saul Williams to date.....

february 27, 1972

saul's mom, juanita sealy-williams, goes to see james brown at the palace theater in albany ny. she is rushed from the c...
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Scion A/V Remix Project

Scion Audio Visual (A/V) has partnered with Ninja Tune Records, Vice Records, Greensleeves Records, Strictly Rhythm Records, and Light in the Attic Records to create the Scion Remix Project. The new remix series features some of each imprint's signat...
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Scott Hardkiss

Scott Hardkiss has been opening heads & hearts and making booties shake since his early days organizing and DJing some of the first raves and electronic multi-media dance events across the country in the early 90's. He was at the forefront of kic...
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Scotty Barnhart

Scotty Barnhart is an internationally acclaimed Jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, educator, and author in his seventeenth year as a featured soloist with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra. A two-time Grammy Award winner with the Basie Orchestra, ...
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Scratch

SCRATCH is a feature-length documentary film that explores the world of the hip-hop DJ. From the birth of hip-hop, when pioneering DJ's began extending breaks on their party records (which helped inspire break dancing and rap), to the invention of sc...
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Seal

Seventeen years ago, before he became an internationally acclaimed, three-time Grammy-winning pop vocalist and songwriter who has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, Seal was a hot property on Britain's house music/rave scene. He hooked up wi...
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Sean Haefeli

Sean Haefeli is an innovative pianist-vocalist and lyricist-composer, distinctively modern and yet, traditionally skilled. He represents a new breed, schooled in jazz, soul and hip-hop, able to execute with an emcee’s sense of flow, a crooner’s m...
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Sean Haefeli

Sean Haefeli is an innovative pianist-vocalist and lyricist-composer, distinctively modern and yet, traditionally skilled. He represents a new breed, schooled in jazz, soul and hip-hop, able to execute with an emcee’s sense of flow, a crooner’s m...
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Sebastian Ingrosso + Alesso

Sebastian Ingrosso is one-third of the Grammy nominated group Swedish House Mafia. Sebastian is also the owner of the acclaimed Refune record label. For over a decade Ingrosso has been releasing a steady stream of original tracks and remixes with Dav...
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Second Sky

Second Sky is the trio of co-conspirators Billy Medina, Wes DiIorio and William Lascek-Speakman. Together, they are remixing the traditional idea of a musical group: crossfading organic and electronic, live and studio, while recombining classic genre...
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Seek

In your quest for universal music there is a sound that transcends time. At that legendary crossroad intersecting the past, present and future you will find the music your soul has been searching for.

Standing out from the tepid background...
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Seiji

As a founder member of the Bugz in the Attic crew, Seiji is one of the principal players in what...
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Selah Sue

Selah Sue began writing music in high school and, by the age of 22, found herself in recording sessions with hip-hop artist Nneka. Her first full-length album was completed in 2010. Praised by Elle (Belgium) as having an "impertinent sense of rhythm...
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Selan

DJ Spinna uses his Wonderwax label to introduce Selan, a talented keyboardist who's been playing behind the scenes for far too long.

As Selan started to make a name for himself as an upcoming session/live keyboardist on the New York scene & ...
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Sepalot

The Munich-based DJ and record producer Sebastian Weiss, a.k.a. Sepalot lives out his ideals of change, while simultaneously remaining faithful to his love of artistic consistency.

As producer and DJ to the Munich rap-combo Blumentopf, he ha...
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Serena Ryder

Serena Ryder has earned grass-roots acclaim as a guitar-wielding singer-songwriter, an approach at the core of the five dozen songs she had on hand. Starting fresh allowed her the freedom to see that she’d only been showing one side of her talents ...
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Sergio Mendes

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Sergio Santos Mendes (born February 11, 1941 in Niteroi, Brazil) is a Grammy Award-winning Brazilian musician. The child of a physician in Niterói, Brazil, Mendes attended the local conservatory with ...
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Seu Jorge

Seu Jorge comes from the outskirts and hits us directly in the soul. While many got a taste of his powerful presence and rough-but-sweet voice from his David Bowie renditions in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, his solo album 'Cru' satiates new fa...
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Seun Anikulapo Kuti

Born in 1983, Seun first began performing with Egypt 80 at the age of nine, warming up audiences with renditions of his father's songs. After Fela's death in 1997, Seun stepped up to the front of the band, leading the celebrated combo as both lead v...
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Seven Star

Seven Star is a passionate MC who speaks from the heart and has yet to disappoint anyone in listening range. For those who have never heard Seven's music or do not have a record player, this is a collection of old, present, and previously unreleased ...
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Shannon Harris

Shannon Harris is a self-taught music producer/composer/artist and multi-instrumentalist. The development of his anomalous expressions in music is the fruition of a lifetime of musical influences. Growing up in an artistic family, Harris was exposed ...
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Sharkey & C-Rayz Walz

Two artists that have long been "maaaad underrated," DJ Sharkey & C-Rayz Walz are definitely capable of doing damage.

Sharkey's debut album 'Sharkey's Machine,' featuring the likes of Grand Puba, Jean Grae, Cannibal Ox, The Pharcyde, Cherryw...
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Shawn Kane

In today's world of wannabe divas and shameless singers, many folks seem to be confused on what the word "soul" really means. Fortunately, this is not a problem that bothers J Records...
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SHOTA

Hailing from Osaka, Japan, Shota Shimizu (SHOTA) is a 19 year-old soul-singer/songwriter with exceptional talent. Along with studying gospel at a local music school, his fascination with soul music has led him to create his own unique style: strong y...
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Showtek

Showtek are Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen, two brothers who live for electronic dance music. Showtek have passion they turn into creation, producing music that shattered all expectations in just under a decade of hitting the scene. S...
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Shuggie Otis

For more than four decades, Shuggie Otis has earned respect as a musician’s musician. His composition “Strawberry Letter 23,” a #5 Pop hit for the Brothers Johnson in 1977, is just the tip of Shuggie’s musical iceberg. He has won praise as a...
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Si*Se

Blending sultry vocal melodies and electronic textures, with dub and understated hip hop beats, Si*Sé's music weaves an emotional tapestry of eclectic soul for the post digital era.

Singer/DJ Carol C's voice evokes a sophisticated sen...
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Sia

Bold pop records of unwavering consistency, depth, finish, and pleasure do not suddenly drop out of the sky, and that is the case with "We Are Born," the fifth proper album from the long-formidable Australia-born singer and songwriter Sia. These daz...
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Sidewalk Chalk

With the release of its sophomore album, Leaves, Sidewalk Chalk continues to lead the contemporary evolution of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. The band’s roots are firmly planted in Chicago where all eight members bring their respective tal...
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Silhouette Brown

Silhouette Brown emerges from the ranks of West London's musical hub. The masterminds behind Silhouette's production are Dego (2000black/4hero/dkd), Kaidi Tatham (Agent K/Bugz In The Attic) and the co-writer/producer Bembe Segue. In 2005, Silhouette ...
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Simian Mobile Disco

Manchester's very own Simian Mobile Disco are two gentlemen who make some of the most fantastic ass-shaking tunes in the Western hemisphere. If you've been to any halfway decent party in the last couple years, then there is no doubt that Simian Mobi...
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Simply Good Music

Giant Step Records gear up to release the second volume in their burgeoning 'Simply Good Music' series. This compilation, just in time for Spring, brings together wide ranging talents and friends of Giant Step such as Bebel Gilberto, Raphael Saadiq, ...
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Sinead O'Connor

She is one of the most gifted recording artists of the past two decades. SineÌ?ad O'Connor's reputation as lyricist, songwriter, singer and performer has time and time again delivered her to a receptive and diverse audience, and her innovative abili...
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Siouxsie

It all started with the first flare-up of the punk movement, in the underground hole-in-the-wall venues of London, England in 1976 for Susan Dallion. Being a die-hard Sex Pistols fan, and strongly inspired by the growing punk community, Dallion adopt...
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Sister Gertrude Morgan

Even in New Orleans, a city known for its tolerance for the exotic and eccentric, Sister Gertrude was impossible to ignore.

For more than twenty years she roamed the French Quarter, dressed in a nurse's uniform -- her mission was to heal the...
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Skye

Everybody knows Skye. As the voice of Morcheeba, she soundtracked our lives on albums such as 'Big Calm,' sold five million records and graced stages around the world. And yet somehow, she's always remained an enigma. Private about her personal life...
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Skylar Grey

Skylar Grey has written the worldwide number 1 smash hit "Love the Way You Lie" (Parts I & II, and the Piano Version) for Eminem & Rihanna, as well as writing and featuring on "I Need A Doctor" (Dr. Dre & Eminem), "Coming Home" (Diddy-Dirty Money), a...
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Slum Village

The prodigal sons return to their roots. Slum Village are ever evolving, always focused and ready to go to the next level. The original trio of T3, Baatin and J Dilla introduced themselves to the hip-hop realm in the 1990's, Slum homage to life with...
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Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Simon Beaufoy. The film, shot in India, follows a young street beggar who appears on a game show, exceeding people's expectations and raising suspicions from the ...
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Sly and the Family Stone

Back in 1967, when the interracial, mixed-gender combo burst onto the scene with their debut album, the burgeoning rock & roll subculture was, as always, hungry for fresh kicks and different sounds. But no one was quite prepared for the magical, mult...
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Small Arms Fiya

Small Arms Fiya is a two man production outfit combining the creative energy of Scott "Monkz" Moncrieff and the matchless crafts of Thomas "Toddla" Mackenzie Bell. Drawing together Dancehall, Hip-Hop, UK Garage and Detroit Techno influences to create...
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Soel

I have always been a huge fan of American R&B, soul and jazz. To me, it is the closest thing we have to a universal musical language. But it's a language that needs to be updated every so often. You have to treat the sources with respect but still ma...
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Soil & ''Pimp'' Sessions

Emerging from the club scenes of Tokyo, London, and Paris, Soil & "Pimp" Sessions, the groundbreaking sensation of 2008's summer Montreux Jazz Festival, are set to invade the U.S. in 2009 with their newest album on KOCH Records, [Read More]

Sol Uprising

Sol Uprising describes not only a musical outlet consisting of both emcee Lil Sci and singer/emcee Stacy Epps; it also embodies a spiritual aesthetic and an uncompromising dedication to the preservation of Hiphop by promoting a positive and natural r...
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Sola Rosa

Since Andrew Spraggon's first formative releases as Sola Rosa at the turn of the 21st century, he's steadily built a reputation for his deft synthesis of styles and quiet disregard for the niceties of genre boundaries. With a catch-all sound encompas...
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Solange

Perceptions are not always based in reality, and nobody knows this better than I. With the release of my sophomore album, SoL-AngeL & The Hadley Street Dreams (Music World Entertainment/Geffen Records), I am ready to have every listener step into ...
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Some Water And Sun

Esteemed singers and players John Hughes III (Slicker) and Shin Tasaki (Spanova) are set to unleash their first joint project Some Water And Sun on Hefty Records. All My Friends Must Go represents the meeting of a Japanese (Shin) and an American (Joh...
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Somi

A true multicultural woman, Somi was born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, then spent her early childhood in Zambia. A self-described "classical music nerd" as a child, she began studying the cello in primary school, an endeavor that...
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Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom is an exclusive new compilation series from Giant Step present by music contributor Maiya Norton. It contains music from soul, jazz, electronica, hip hop and instrumentals/beats, with a majority of the material being either unreleased or r...
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Sonny Rollins

For most of his career, Rollins reflects, "I was fortunate in having had my wife [Lucille] handle all this stuff I don't like doing. At the time she took over my management, in the early '70s, I already knew what I wanted to portray. Free...
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SonnyBoy

SonnyBoy is a song writer, composer, arranger and producer of a unique and creative live-band sound that challenges the existing technology-enhanced sound of today's music. Hailing from the Blues-entrenched heartland of Monroe, Louisiana and raised ...
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Sophia Bastian

NY emerging artist, Sophia Bastian has a vintage sound with a young beat to it. Sophia finds her musical background in Classic Blues and Soul. She went to school for Jazz but has a great love for HipHop. "I've always been more drawn to the classic.G...
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Soul Fire

On May 10th, Truth & Soul Records/Fastlife Music presents The Majestic Collection: The Best Of Soul Fire Records. This double disc album provides the final chapter in the three year story of The Soul Fire Label, whose brief life span produced an impr...
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Soul Men

Authentic soul music and superstar musical performances are the consistent theme and backdrop for the side-splitting new comedy, Soul Men, starring entertainment icon Bernie Mac, who passed away on August 9t...
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Soul Sessions

As the first installment in its new series, Giant Step Records Soul Sessions gathers and introduces some of soul music's burgeoning luminaries, as well as its established legends. Most of the tracks are taken from Giant Step's quality-driven catalog:...
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Soulphonic Soundsystem

Portland, Oregon-based Soulphonic Soundsystem is a collaboration between multi-instrumentalist Chauncey Canfield and dj/producer DJ Santo that combines jazz breaks and broken beats with live instrumentation including horns, Rhodes and a really sick d...
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Spam Allstars

DJ Le Spam & the Spam Allstars blend improvisational electronic elements and turntables with latin, funk, hip hop and dub to create a sound that is unique - an electronic descarga.

Spam Allstars include DJ Le Spam (Andrew Yeomanson) on turnt...
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Spank Rock

The story of Spank Rock is a story about Baltimore, but then again, it ain't. Because it's a story about leaving as much as it's about staying, about moving on while remembering your roots, about innovation and its relation to tradition.

Nae...
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speakers

Speakers is the genre-warping product of many years of musical adventuring on the part of Keon and Blair (both 21-years-old). As a big-time Beatles/Prince fan growing up in small-town Georgia, Keon began writing songs for his church choir as a boy&md...
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Spear Of The Nation

Hip Hop greats like Guru, KRS-1, X-Clan, Brand Nubians, NWA, Organized Konfusion, De La Soul, and Big Daddy Kane, proved that raw lyricism with an underlying message did not have to be sacrificed for the sake of a bangin' beat. The music coming from ...
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Stefon Harris, David Sanchez, Christian Scott

Stefon Harris

"He swings; and when he plays, he makes you feel good," says The New York Times. A four-time GRAMMY® nominee, Harris has been honored as Best Vibist by Jazziz, Jazz Times, and Downbeat, and...
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Stephanie McKay

Stephanie McKay has grown to be a respected artist amongst fans and critics alike through worldwide touring with the Brooklyn Funk Essentials and has a diverse musical background that includes performing with the likes of Kelis, Mos Def, Talib Kweli ...
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Stereolab

Combining an inclination for melodic '60s pop with an art-rock aesthetic borrowed from Krautrock bands like Faust and Neu!, Stereolab were one of the most influential alternative bands of the '90s.

Led by Tim Gane and Laetitia Sadier, Stere...
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Steve Reich

Steve Reich, an artist who has gained international reknown over the course of a distinguished career, was recently called "...America's greatest living composer." (The Village VOICE). From his early taped speeches It's Gonna Rain (1965) and Come Out...
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Steve Spacek

Steve Spacek, the acclaimed voice behind the ground-breaking genre-pushing group Spacek, who were championed by everyone from Entertainment Weekly to Mos Def, presents his debut solo album with Sound In Color. It's his great American album, produced ...
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Strange Fruit Project

Myth, Myone and Symbolyc One (S1) are Strange Fruit Project. These are 3 emcees that sing and flow. They have come from humble beginnings while all growing up in Waco, a small town in Texas where diversity is not the normal. S1, the music director o...
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Stuart A. Staples

Often compard to Tom Waits, Nick Cave, and Leonard Cohen, Stuart A. Staples, is best known for his band, the Tindersticks, formed in 1992. However in June of 2006, Stuart A. Staples released his first solo album titled 'Leaving Songs.'...
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Studio Rio

Studio Rio is an all-star cast of Brazilian musical pioneers from the bossa nova and samba genres, including Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Roberto Menescal and Brazilian musical legend Marcos Valle....
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Suffrajett

They have arrived, the stunning, mental rock from Suffrajett ready to give us a taste of what's real. Front woman Simi heads this fantastic new band from NYC, called Suffrajett. To describe them is to dig your own grave, but here goes...they are pu...
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Sunny Daze

An electrifying fusion of original style and diverse personalities, it is the natural chemistry of Sunny Daze that defines its very essence. The octet, which has been captivating fans for nearly a decade, blends the spirituality of John Coltrane, the...
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SunTzu Sound

Inspired by the beats of West London and cities around the world, Seattle's SunTzu Sound extends the soul of brokenbeat, bringing people together to dance with a cosmic blend of urban cultures and organic rhythms. Created in 2002, SunTzu is composed ...
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Super Furry Animals

Consisting of Cian Ciaran (keyboards), Dafydd Ieuan 'Daf' (drums), Gruff Rhys (vocals), Guto Pryce (bass) and Huw Bunford 'Bunf' (guitar), for years Wales' Super Furry Animals have been thrilling audiences around the globe, but it was their 2001 brea...
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Suphala

Suphala's versatility as an artist is derived from a combination of personal eclectic style with the adaptability of the tabla - an instrument that lends itself to virtually any style of music through its enormous range and sublime sound.

Su...
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Supreme Beings of Leisure

Five years is an eternity in pop culture. Entire music careers can bloom and wither in the accelerated, abbreviated lifespan of the MySpace Era. For Ramin Sakurai and Geri Soriano-Lightwood, the guiding forces behind the Supreme Beings of Leisure, to...
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Susana Baca

It is 5 p.m. on an October afternoon and already the sun is setting. Susana Baca is trying to communicate to a waiter that she would like a coffee. She is seated on the side of a long, stately corridor leading into one of the many cafeterias on the ...
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Suzanne Vega

On Beauty & Crime, Suzanne Vega's Blue Note Records debut, the Manhattan native uses New York City as the backdrop for a collection of eleven new songs that juxtapose acoustic guitar-driven melodies with coolly synthesized beats; intensely per...
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Sweetback

'Stage 2' is a landscape of new sound, a journey to the heart of old soul. A place where richly textured soundscapes overlap on distant horizons, but then compress so tightly, so intensely - so incredibly sexily - it makes you sweat.

SWEETBA...
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Symbolyc One

A native of Waco, Texas, Symbolyc One is best known for being one third of the acclaimed hip hop group Strange Fruit Project. Their album The Healing, which S1 produced, was awarded among iTunes Top 25 Hip-Hop Albums of 20...
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