Farzad Golpayegani (Composer, Musician and Visual arts artist) is a solo-artist on his records and currently plays with his Trio band at the shows. Since 2002 he has released 6 albums so far. His compositions are mainly Progressive Metal with Middle Eastern elements, but he has also experienced Fusion, Electronic and Orchestral music on his records as well. According to importance of Instrumental music in his works, Farzad names his albums and tracks as Numbers, with the goal of understanding under musical influence instead of track\'s name.
Brown’s latest, French Exit, marks a seismic sonic shift for the LA based singer/songwriter. While 2008’s Stars & Curses, written after a bout with cancer, was a love letter to being alive, French Exit is a visit with ghosts. These songs are short and spare, dressed up in an echo and over before you’re ready for them to be. Produced by Will Golden and Brown, French Exit features guest turns from David Immergluck (Counting Crows, Camper Van Beethoven), Fil Krohnengold (Sarah Bareilles, Duncan Sheik) and drummer Michael Jerome (Richard Thompson, John Cale).
Another week, another accolade - that seems to be the motto 360 lives by these days.
Miami\'s avant-dance duo Afrobeta have been tearing up dance floors since 2006. Their most recent release \"Wig Party\" ranked #29 on CMJ\'s RPM top 50 of 2012 chart and top-ranked at #8. \"Wig Party\" is available for free download on Afrobeta\'s soundcloud page. Press Quotes: \"5 acts to watch at Ultra Music Festival\" -Spin Magazine \"The guy-girl duo of producer Tony \"Smuphio\" Laurencio and frontwoman Cuci Amador melds bubbling electro-house with pop song structure and a bit of retro nostalgia\" -AOL Spinner
Cinnamon Chasers is the electro/nu-disco moniker of producer Russ Davies (son of Dave Davies from legendary 70’s Rock band The Kinks), described by one of the biggest dance music stores - Juno as \"a fusion of Aeroplane, Friendly Fires, Kris Menace and Alan Braxe, with a dash of Vangelis and Jean Michel Jarre thrown in.\"
Monika Brodka, the sprite‐like vocalist BRODKA, launched onto the Polish music scene with a bang as the winner of Polish Pop Idol in 2004 at the young age of 16. Since her debut, Brodka has released three LPs ‐ all of which received critical acclaim and garnered a huge fan base in Poland for the star. Brodka’s first album, mature for a teenager, amazed audiences with its sensitivity and fresh approach to pop music ‐ but also proved that Brodka has an incredible voice. Brodka’s second album, released two years later, also reached ‘Golden Record’ status.
Providing an electric sounding shock to the system of K-pop for the past couple of years has been music giant SM Entertainment’s f(x), a multi-national, all-female, quaking quintet. The name is a play on the mathematical notation for function, with “f” signifying “flower” and “x” representing the female’s double X chromosome. This group knows how to bring the girl power and dominate the realm of electro-pop, which has turned quite a few heads in their domestic market as well as creating a loyal following internationally.
With outrageously immodest beginnings, The Tom Fun Orchestra sauntered into the Canadian music scene the way an Italian funeral saunters through a mountain village. That is, with many loud instruments, casks of wine and complete irreverence for everything happening around them. A year into the band's life, they travelled the country with eighteen of their friends in a school bus. And so it began.
"We don't look at ourselves like a DJ group," declares Danny D'Brito of Brass Knuckles. "We look at this as a band." Truthfully, the Miami trio—D'Brito, Tony Livadas, and Anthony Pisano—is unlike any other outfit in electronic dance music right now. Fusing together elements of traditional house, electro, pop, nu disco, and even a little rock, they come out of the gate swinging with irresistible vocal hooks, staggering drops, and live instrumentation. Once Brass Knuckles hits, you'll feel it.
Ken Stringfellow is co-founder of The Posies, one of the most critically acclaimed power pop bands of the \'90s. Stringfellow has also been a member of Alex Chilton\'s Big Star, toured frequently as a member of R.E.M., and released several records on his own and with his Posies bandmate Jon Auer.