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Freak Power

Style: Soul, Funk, Rock, Acid Jazz Remember the days when cool sounds were used for commercials that rather looked like MTV videos? Freakpower, the 1993 project of Norman Cook and Ashley Slater, created one of the signature tunes of that era: Turn On, Tune in, Cope Out. Now, Ashley is back with a Freakpower band […]

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The Allergies

Style: Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop, Breaks   The Allergies is made up of Bristol-based scratch DJs, Moneyshot & Rackabeat. In 2016 they dropped their debut album, As We Do Our Thing, on Jalapeno Records. It topped charts (third place in the iTunes’ hip-hop section, number one at Juno!), and got ‘Album of the Day’ props […]

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Boca 45

Style: Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Breaks, Disco   Scott “Boca 45” Hendy is the Bristol UK beatsmith who’s been at the forefront of funky breakbeat music for well over a decade.  Boca is ready to hit the clubs, armed with a heaving box of 7” vinyl. His aim? As it has been on all his […]

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Yarah Bravo

Style: Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul, Dub Yarah embraced music from all over the world to develop her unique flow of soulful, jazzual, intelligent and political hip-hop. She was a founder of super-group One Self (Ninja Tune), front woman of DJ Vadim’s The Soundcatcher Soundsystem (BBE), and shared stages with everyone from Wu Tang Clan, Public Enemy […]

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Dero & Klumzy

Style: Songwriting, Hip Hop, Reggae, Mash Up   Dero (Graz) & Klumzy  (London) are a DJ/MC SoundSystem and songwriting production team, spearheading independent label Tiefparterre Records. BBC Radio 1 airplayed, FM4 Soundpark ‚Band of the Month‘, soundtrack to worldwide hit TV series ‚Skins‘ and backed up by a cult following of global fans, the positive […]

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DJ Angelo

Style: Music-Loving Eclectic Party-Rocking Turntablist   From small-town hero to internationally-acclaimed DJ idol – the past few years have seen Angelo perform in every continent of the world, entertaining massive festival audiences, and sharing stages alongside some of the music industry’s elite. His tireless commitment to preserving and furthering the culture of #RealDJing is matched […]

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DJ Coolmann (Fünf Sterne deluxe)

Style: Hip Hop Seit seinen Anfängen 1993 im Powerhouse in Hamburg gehört DJ Coolmann zu den Wegweisern der deutschen Hip-Hop-Szene. Als Gründungsmitglied und DJ von Fünf Sterne deluxe war er maßgeblich am Erfolg und dem wegweisenden Sound der Band beteiligt. Daneben gründete er zusammen mit Claas Gottesleben in Hamburg das Rap-Label Hong Kong Recordings, das […]

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DJ Format

Style: Hip Hop, Funk, Psychedelic, Soul, Disco   DJ Format is one of the few producers from these shores to successfully collaborate with US MCs, his tracks with Jurassic 5 are bonafide classics and his subsequent releases have cemented his position as a pioneer in the UK scene. As a DJ, Format is out on his […]

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DJ Maestro

Style: Jazz, Funk, House, Disco He released nine platinum rewarded albums for Blue Note records, two albums for Verve/Universal, and played all five continents. His love for classical, jazz and club music results in this crazy yet amazing musical phenomenon: DJ Maestro. Style in two words: Musical rollercoaster Most influential artists: Donald Byrd, Master at […]

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DJ Maseo – De La Soul

Style: Hip Hop   Producer / DJ / part-time MC Vincent Mason a.k.a Maseo a.k.a Plug 3 from iconic hiphop group De La Soul quietly maintains a key spot in hiphop history. De La Soul burst onto the scene and innovated hiphop by colouring outside the lines, sampling a diverse array of untouched, previously unsampled […]

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DJ Supermarkt

Style: Disco, AOR-Disco-Edits, Electropop   A party entertainment one man show! DJ Supermarkt started his “professional” Dj career twenty years ago, in 1994. But he’s far from growing up:  his style changes a lot, and he’s looking for new and exciting sounds all the time. Right now, it’s a mix of modern funky electronic disco […]

DJ Ollie Teeba

DJ Ollie Teeba

Style: Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Jazz   Ollie Teeba has been Djing Hip Hop, Funk, Soul and everything that falls in between since his teens in the mid-eighties. In 1993 Ollie met up with Jake Wherry and shortly after formed a production partnership resulting in the inception of  The Herbaliser (Ninja Tune). Style in five words: Boom-Bap […]

DJ Woody

DJ Woody

  Style: Hip Hop   2 times World Champion turntablist DJ Woody has been rocking dancefloors for years with his pioneering audio-visual shows, eclectic DJ sets and next level turntablist displays. His current AV set is a celebration of the best in hip hop from the 90’s golden era to today, whilst his party rocking DJ […]

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The Herbaliser

Style: Hip Hop, Jazz, Cinematic   The Herbaliser have established a unique voice within UK music, combining hip hop beats and widescreen soundtrack elements.Founded by Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba in the early 90s, they look back on more than 20 years of sound innovation: multi-layered, meaningful instrumental hip hop with high musical quality. The […]

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Marc Hype

Style: Hip Hop, Funk, Mash Up, Breaks   With a career spanning almost 30 years, there’s no doubt Marc Hype is a sureshot partyrocker who represents a more eclectic view on Hip Hop & Funk from the very beginning. With countless releases, tours and competitions like the German ITF championships, which he won twice in […]

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JFB

Style: Hip Hop, Drum&Bass, Breakbeat, Ghettofunk   2-times UK DMC Champion from 2007 & 2011, JFB, is definitely an artist to regularly look out for. He has the ability to rock many parties with many styles, crossing over all the musical genres.  1000’s of successful videos on youtube,show  JFB’s scratch routines, live gigs, tracks, video scratch […]

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J Star

Style: Tropical , UK Bass, Reggae, Dancehall   Jstar is a well established global DJ from London with over 15 years experience rocking dancefloors around the world mixing up Bass, Tropical, Dancehall. Ever versatile, Jstar can also run a roots reggae night, smash drum and bass parties, and has been flown to countries to do […]

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Kormac

Style: Hip Hop, Swing, Glitch, House, Funk   Kormac divides his time between his studio in Dublin and a busy touring schedule. He plays regularly throughout Ireland, UK and mainland and Eastern Europe either DJing, performing his audio-visual shows or playing with his own 11-piece ensemble, Kormac’s Big Band. Kormac has been releasing as a […]

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Kraak & Smaak

Style: House, Disco   Since the Dutch producers trio Kraak & Smaak released their first album in 2005, their live band – with drums, bass guitar, keys, dj and a male and female vocalist –has grown into a steady and well-respected force in today’s international club and festival scene, whether the dance, jazz, rock or […]

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Loopido

Style: Electro, Urban, Disco, Bass, Tropical   Loopido marks the reinvention of  the French audio-visual wizards Loo & Placido. their new sound is based on a  mix of House Music with some Jamaican and urban sounds powdered with a touch of Bass to keep it modern and futuristic. You can also expect a lot of […]

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MC RENE

Style: Hip-hop MC RENE started his career as a MC and DJ in the 90s German Hip-hop movement and was part of the highly influential “Klasse von 94”. Constantly developing his style, he blends references to classic Hip-hop with selected beats. Style in five words: dope, fresh, ill, funky, suprising, Genres that struck me first […]

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MF Robots

Style: Funk, Soul, Jazz   M(usic) F(or) Robots were formed in 2016 by Brand New Heavies co-founder, drummer and main songwriter Jan Kincaid and his ‘Heavy’ fellow, vocalist Dawn Joseph, who has sung backing vocals for everyone from Rod Stewart to Phil Collins to Craig David. Together the duo aims to create a brand new […]

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Mop Mop

Style: Jazz, Funk, Dub Since 2005, Mastermind Andrea Benini and his band Mop Mop blend Jazz with elements of dub, electronics, funk and world music. Their latest studio album „Lunar Love“ released in summer 2016 received great feedback from dedicated music mags to the Financial Times: Style in five words: Voodoo Jazz, Hypnotic Groove, Funk, […]

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Mr. Nice Guy

Style: Genre Bending Party Rocker – Hip hop, Mashup, House, Funk   Don’t expect Mr. Nice Guy to just mess around with the top 40 chart. He’s more likely to serve fresh mashups and unheard remixes in between the hits. His unique mixing style have earned him an exclusive invite to Red Bull Thre3Style and […]

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My Bad Sister

Style: Hip Hop, House, Bass, Drum’n’Bass, Jungle Performing since the age of three My Bad Sister are singer-songwriters, rappers, recording artists & professional dancers delivering a Cockney-cabarave mash-up of jungle, drum n bass, hip hop, bassline, house and tekno. For the last five years they’ve toured Europe extensively playing main stages at festivals including Glastonbury, […]

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Smith & Smart

Style: Hip-hop Smith & Smart from Berlin take it slow and steady. In the 15 years of making music together, they saw a lot of hypes and styles come and go – and so they decided to stick with their unique approach to hip-hop. Tight, dadaistic, critical, relaxed, and sometimes simply silly and histrionic. Oldschool […]

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Smokey Joe & the Kid

Style: Swing, Hip Hop, Electro   The sound of these guys takes us from 1920’s Swing to today’s Hip Hop and Electro. Percussion solos played with scratches, beats and melodies banged out on the MPC – everything is performed live. Together with VJ Miss Chemar, they deliver a unique, dynamic A/V Show! Style in five […]

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Smoove

Style: Funk, Hip Hop, Disco, Mash Up, Soul   Smoove hails from Newcastle Upon Tyne and is now well established as a Producer, International DJ, Live performer, Re-mixer and label boss. He is also part of the successful collaboration Smoove & Turrell.  Acid Jazz Records founder and DJ legend Eddie Piller quoted Smoove as “simply one of […]

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Smoove & Turrell

Style: Disco, Soul, Funk   “To say, Smoove & Turrell are the greatest modern Soul act to emerge from the U.K would be an epic understatement!”  Craig Charles (BBC6 Music) Since their debut album “Antique Soul” launched on Jalapeno Records in 2009, things changed fast for Smoove & Turrell: Singer John Turrell has seen his […]

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The Sweet Life Society

Style: Dub, Hip-hop, Electro, Global Beats, Swing, D’n’B   The creaking sound of old school vinyl is not enough for the eccentric band “Sweet Life Society”; the talented group that mix contemporary tunes with old school “Cotton Club”, re-styling the “Swing Music Culture” into a mix of electronic sounds, while also adding the performance of […]

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Ursula 1000

Style: Disco, Breaks, Psychedelic, Funk, House   URSULA 1000 is the alter ego of Brooklyn, New York based producer/DJ/multi-instrumentalist Alex Gimeno. His albums and mix sessions have taken on a broad scope of retro tinged spy grooves, bumping latin disco funk, hints of post punk, electro, go go, sleazy glam rock.  In 2014 he introduced […]