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Daft Punk are an electronic music duo consisting of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born February 8, 1974) and Thomas Bangalter (born January 3, 1975). Daft Punk reached significant popularity in the late 1990s house movement in France and met with continued success in the years following, combining elements of house with synthpop. The duo is also credited with producing songs that are considered essential in the French house scene.
Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The band consists of Matthew Bellamy (lead vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, keytar), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals, keyboards, guitars, harmonica) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion, synthesisers, backing vocals, sampling). Muse are known for their energetic and extravagant live performances, and their fusion of many music genres, including progressive rock, alternative rock, space rock, classical music, heavy metal, and electronica, with recurring themes of revolution.
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (guitars, keyboards, other instruments), Ed O’Brien (guitars, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass, synthesisers) and Phil Selway (drums, percussion).
Coldplay is an English alternative rock band, formed in London in 1996.
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The xx are an indie rock band from London, United Kingdom, formed in 2005. In the year 2009, they released their debut album xx, which was a surprise hit and made them win the Mercury Price in September 2010. The current band members are Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim & Jamie Smith (who makes music solo under the name Jamie xx). Originally a quartet, the band became a trio when their second guitarist and keyboardist Baria Qureshi left the group in late 2009.
Justice is a French electro-duo formed by Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, both heralding from Paris.
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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988), known professionally as Adele, is a British singer and songwriter.
Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1983. Its current roster consists of Anthony Kiedis (vocals), Flea (bass), Chad Smith (drums), and Josh Klinghoffer (guitar).
Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Canada, Joel Zimmerman (aka “deadmau5”) has become one of the most sought-after artists on the electronic music scene in recent times. He is known for his highly entertaining live gigs, often performing wearing a large cartoon mouse head.
He first started his career as co-producer of the Niagara Falls radio show “The Party Revolution” (101.1 The Planet). After gaining exposure to all the many facets of electronic music, Joel then moved on to collaborate with many other artists and record labels around the world.
The pioneering force behind the rise of trip-hop, Massive Attack were among the most innovative and influential groups of their generation.
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Robin Miriam Carlsson, better known by her stage name Robyn (born 12 June 1979) is a Swedish recording artist and singer-songwriter. Robyn became known in the late nineties for her worldwide dance-pop hits Show Me Love and Do You Know (What It Takes) from her debut album Robyn Is Here (1997). She has since started to gain mainstream success worldwide owing to the popularity of her #1 hit single With Every Heartbeat and subsequent album release. In January 2009, Robyn won a Swedish Grammis award for Best Live Act 2008.
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Veto is a Danish indie rock band formed in 2004. They released their first EP, I Will Not Listen, in 2005 and their first full-length album, There’s a Beat in All Machines, in 2006, both released on the Danish hip hop label, Tabu Records/Playground Music Denmark. In February 2007, Veto won the award for Best New Act, as well as Best Danish Music Video at the Danish Music Awards.
The band released their second album Crushing Digits in early 2008. The first single from the album, Built to Fail, was released in March 2008 and received heavy airplay as Ugens Uundgåelige (Unavoidable of the week) on the public service radio channel DR P3.
The bands third studio album, entitled Everything Is Amplified, was released in February 2011.
The Killers are an American alternative rock band, formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001.
The line-up consists of Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards), Dave Keuning (guitar, backing vocals), Mark Stoermer (bass, backing vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums, percussion).
The Prodigy are an English electronic dance music group formed by Liam Howlett in 1990 in Braintree, Essex. Along with Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, and other acts, The Prodigy have been credited as pioneers of the big beat genre, which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s and 2000s. They have sold over 25 million records worldwide. The group has won numerous music awards throughout their career, including two Brit Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Kerrang! Awards, five MTV Europe Music Awards, and have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards.
The group’s brand of music makes use of various styles ranging from rave, hardcore techno, industrial, and breakbeat in the early 1990s to big beat and electronic rock with punk vocal elements in later times. The current members include Liam Howlett (keyboardist and composer), Keith Flint (dancer and vocalist), and Maxim (MC and vocalist). Leeroy Thornhill (dancer and very rare live keyboardist) was a member of the band from 1990 to 2000, as was a female dancer and vocalist called Sharky who left the group during their early period.
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z’s album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson.
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Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), best known under the pseudonym Aphex Twin, is a electronic musician and composer from the UK, with many alternate names. He started his career in 1985, and in 1991 he started Rephlex Records record label with Grant Wilson-Claridge. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in contemporary electronic music.
His music spans over IDM, drum ‘n’ bass, jungle, ambient and many more. His first full length album, Selected Ambient Works 85-92, received high ratings, and from that point he started to gain more and more success. In 1997 he released Come to Daddy, and in 1999 Window Licker, which he gained a lot of success with.
Chris Cunningham created the videos for Window Licker and Come to Daddy, and with the 2001 release of Drukqs, Chris made the video for Afx237 V7, better known as Johnny Rubber. Most of the videos have been regarded as controversial.
Aphex Twin is still going strong, and he has released many singles, EPs and albums during his career. And in October 2010, he stated in the British magazine Another Man, that he has completed 6 new albums, in which Melodies From Mars are expected to be released in the future.
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Pink Floyd was a psychedelic/progressive rock band formed in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom in 1965. Pink Floyd is one of rock’s most successful and influential acts, having sold over 200 million albums worldwide and with 74.5 million certified units in the United States, making them one of the best-selling artists of all time.
The Strokes are an American rock band formed in 1998 in New York City. They rose to fame in the early 2000’s as leaders in the garage rock revival. The band’s members are Julian Casablancas (lead vocals), Nick Valensi (guitar), Albert Hammond Jr. (guitar), Nikolai Fraiture (bass guitar) and Fabrizio Moretti (drums and percussion).
Florence and the Machine (often stylised as Florence + the Machine) is the recording name of British pop artist Florence Welch and a collaboration of other artists who provide backing music for her voice. Florence and the Machine’s sound has been described as a combination of various genres, including rock and soul. The band’s music has received praise across the music media before they gained mainstream success, especially from the BBC who played a large part in Florence and the Machine’s rise to prominence by promoting her as part of BBC Introducing.
Keane are an English alternative rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1997. The group currently comprises Tim Rice-Oxley (piano, backing vocals), Tom Chaplin (lead vocals, guitar), Richard Hughes (drums, percussion) and Jesse Quin (bass guitar, percussion), who first played with the band in late 2007 during the concerts of the single The Night Sky. Their original line-up included founder and guitarist Dominic Scott, who left in 2001.
Keane achieved mainstream success with the release of their debut album, Hopes and Fears, in 2004. The album won multiple awards and was the second best-selling British album of the year. Their second studio album, Under the Iron Sea, continued the band’s success, topping the album charts in the UK and debuting at number-four on the Billboard 200 chart. Their third album, Perfect Symmetry was released in October 2008. In May 2008, both Hopes and Fears (number 13) and Under the Iron Sea (number 8) were voted by readers of Q magazine as among the best British albums ever, with Keane, The Beatles, Oasis and Radiohead the only artists having two albums in the top 20. Their fourth record, Night Train, was released in May 2010, debuting at number 1 on the UK Chart and at number 25 at Billboard 200 US chart.
Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee in 1999, consisting of brothers Anthony Caleb Followill (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ivan Nathan Followill (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Michael Jared Followill (bass, backing vocals), with their cousin Cameron Matthew Followill (lead guitar, backing vocals).
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American pop singer-songwriter. Gaga came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which was a critical and commercial success and achieved international popularity with the singles Just Dance and Poker Face. The album reached number one on the record charts of six countries and accomplished positions within the top ten worldwide.
Achieving similar worldwide success, The Fame Monster (2009), its follow-up, produced a further three global chart-topping singles Bad Romance, Telephone and Alejandro. Her second studio album Born This Way (2011) topped the charts in all major musical markets after the arrival of its singles Born This Way, Judas and The Edge of Glory—the first-mentioned achieved the number-one spot in countries worldwide, selling one million copies in five days.
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The National are a rock band formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1999 that are currently based out of Brooklyn New York. The band’s lyrics are written and sung by Matt Berninger, a baritone. The rest of the band is composed of two pairs of brothers: Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Scott and Bryan Devendorf. Aaron plays guitar, bass and keyboards, Bryce plays guitar and keyboards, Scott plays bass and guitar, and Bryan is the drummer. Padma Newsome, from sister band Clogs, often contributes strings, keyboards, and other arrangements and instrumental flourishes.
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Calvin Harris (born 17 January 1984), is a Scottish singer-songwriter, record producer and DJ. He was born and grew up in Dumfries, Scotland. His gold-selling debut album, I Created Disco, was released in 2007 and contained the top ten singles Acceptable in the 80s and The Girls. He has written and produced records for other recording artists including Kylie Minogue’s X and his number-one collaboration with English rapper Dizzee Rascal, Dance Wiv Me.
His second studio album Ready for the Weekend was released in August 2009 and reached number one in the UK Album Charts. It includes the chart-topper I’m Not Alone, the UK top five hit Ready for the Weekend.
Depeche Mode are an English electronic music band which formed in 1980, in Basildon, Essex. The group’s original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan (lead vocals), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andy Fletcher (keyboards) and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter 1980–81). Vince Clarke left the band after the release of their 1981 debut album, Speak & Spell, and was replaced by Alan Wilder (keyboards, drums) with Gore taking over songwriting. Wilder left the band in 1995 and since then Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher have continued as a trio.
Vampire Weekend is an American indie rock band from New York City, formed in 2006 and signed to XL Recordings. The band released its first album Vampire Weekend in 2008, which produced the singles “Mansard Roof”, “A-Punk”, “Oxford Comma”, and “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”. The band’s most recent album, Contra, was released in 2010.
Malk de Koijn is a Danish rap group formed in 1993. The group has 3 members, Tue Track (rap, keyboard & turntables), Blæs Bukki (rap & keyboards) and Geolo G (rap).
Arcade Fire are an indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada The band consists of the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Jeremy Gara, and Sarah Neufeld. The play a long list of instruments and they include them all on tour, and the multi-instrumentalist band members switch instrumental duties throughout their shows.
Arcade Fire have won numerous awards, including both the Meteors 2008 Best International Album award and the Juno Awards 2008 Alternative Album of the Year award for Neon Bible. It has also been nominated for the Best Alternative Music Album Grammy in 2005 for Funeral and in 2008 for Neon Bible. Arcade Fire released their third studio album, The Suburbs, in 2010 to further critical and commercial acclaim, receiving another Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album, as well as a nomination for Album of The Year.
Beastie Boys are an American hip hop trio from New York City. The group consists of Mike D (Michael Diamond) who plays the drums, MCA (Adam Yauch) who plays the bass, and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) who plays the guitar.
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Foster the People is an American indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009. It consists of Mark Foster (vocals, keyboards, piano, synthesizers, guitar, programming, percussion), Mark Pontius (drums, additional percussion) and Cubbie Fink (bass, backing vocals).
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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981), most commonly known as Beyoncé, is an American R&B artist, actress and fashion designer.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she enrolled in various performing arts schools and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child, one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time.
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Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The band consists of Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, vocals), Mike Dirnt (bass, backing vocals), Tre Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar, backing vocals).
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