Julie De Deken
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and philanthropist. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Over a four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture. Jackson influenced artists across many music genres; through stage and video performances, he popularized complicated dance moves such as the moonwalk, to which he gave the name, as well as the robot. He is the most awarded musician in history.
The eighth child of the Jackson family, Jackson made his public debut in 1964 with his older brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 (later known as the Jacksons). Jackson began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records. He became a solo star with his 1979 album Off the Wall. His music videos, including those for "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an artform and promotional tool. He helped propel the success of MTV and continued to innovate with videos for the albums Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (1995), and Invincible (2001). Thriller became the best-selling album of all time, while Bad was the first album to produce five US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles.
Sexion d'Assaut (French pronunciation: [sɛksjɔ̃ d‿aso]), formerly known as 3ème Prototype (pronounced "Troisième Prototype" [tʁwazjɛm pʁɔtɔtip]; English: 3rd Prototype), was a French hip hop band formed in 2002, composed of eight Parisian rappers. They are signed to independent record label Wati B, which is under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment France.
The founding members were L.I.O. Pétrodollars, Alpha Diallo, Maska and Lefa. In 2003, it became a collective as Maître Gims and JR joined in. Throughout its existence, it included about 69 rappers, but set-up changed from time to time. The group distinguishes itself of staying away from "bling bling" that other French rappers have adopted. They also retain the style of old school hip-hop, but keep underground influences and spent almost a decade fostering an underground fanbase before releasing their debut studio album L'école des points vitaux in 2010.
Douglas John McCarthy (born 1 September 1966) is the vocalist of the English EBM band Nitzer Ebb.
McCarthy writes and performs with the band. He has appeared on multiple recordings by Recoil and has released material in collaboration with DJ Terence Fixmer as Fixmer/McCarthy. He contributed vocals to tracks by Die Krupps, Motor, KLOQ (band), Client, and more recently Kenneth James Gibson's Reverse Commuter project.
After Nitzer Ebb originally split, McCarthy left the music business — save for his work with Recoil — and focused on film studies and design in Cambridge. He moved to London in 2000 to work in the advertising field.
McCarthy's first solo album was originally titled Life Is Sucking The Life Out Of Me. The album was written, recorded, and mixed at Easier with songwriter/musician/producer Stephen Papke and British House DJ/producer Mark "Blakkat" Bell. All songs were co-written by McCarthy, Papke and Bell.
Aux Raus was a musical duo consisting of Bastiaan Bosma and Luuk Bouwman. Their music can be described as a kind of hardcore-punk with techno beats. They are also described as "gabber punk". The live shows of Aux Raus often ended up with a half-naked frontman.
In 2006 Aux Raus released the album This Is How This Works in Mexico on the Nuevos Ricos label, and the following year in the Netherlands on the Amsterdam record label Fear Recordings. The album won a 3VOOR12 award and Essent Awards for best album. The duo performed at festivals, including Lowlands 2007 and Lowlands 2009, Noorderslag 2007 and on stage at Club 3voor12. At Noorderslag 2008 they were winner of one of the Essent Awards for best album.
James Delleck, né le 25 août 1974 à Vitry-sur-Seine, dans le Val-de-Marne, est un rappeur, compositeur, producteur et ingénieur du son français. James Delleck fait également partie du collectif L'Atelier (avec Teki Latex, Fuzati, Para One, Cyanure) et aussi du Klub des 7 (Fuzati, Detect, Le Jouage, Gérard Baste, Cyanure, Fredy K).
Delleck est né le 25 août 1974 et a grandi à Vitry-sur-Seine, dans le Val-de-Marne. Pendant son adolescence dans les cités, il grandit entre breakdance, bagarres, micros et armes automatiques. C'est au sein du groupe La Horde (avec les futurs X-men, Hi-fi et Laddjah) que James Delleck débute dans le hip-hop, en tant que danseur et MC. Il rencontre par la suite Teki Latex (du groupe TTC) en 1999 avec qui il publie la mixtape L'antre de la Folie sur le label Kerozen Music, « genèse du hip-hop underground français », avec la participation notables de groupes comme TTC, La Caution, Klub des loosers, Cyanure d'ATK, et 6000r,.
Little Big are a Russian rave band founded in Saint Petersburg in 2013. The band currently consists of Ilya "Ilich" Prusikin and Sonya Tayurskaya. Their first full-length album, With Russia from Love, was released on 17 March 2014. The group has released a total of four albums and nine singles. The band is currently based out of Los Angeles, California, following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Monster or Wen Shang-yi, is one of the two guitarists and leader of the Taiwanese rock band, Mayday. Monster became interested in music and the guitar while studying at the Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University where he also met three other Mayday members Ashin, Stone and Masa. He later became vice-president of the guitar society in high school and president of the Rock and Roll society at National Taiwan University during his university days.
Owsla (stylized in all caps) is an American record label and creative collective. It was founded by Skrillex, Tim Smith, Kathryn Frazier, and Clayton Blaha in 2011. Skrillex announced the label on August 17, 2011. The label's first release was Porter Robinson's Spitfire.
The name "Owsla" is a reference to Richard Adams' fantasy novel Watership Down, in which it refers to the governing caste in a society of anthropomorphized rabbits.
In 2012, Owsla launched a monthly subscription, The Nest, with benefits including early access to Owsla releases. In 2013, Bromance Records partnered up with Owsla to create an American branch titled Bromance US with releases from Gesaffelstein, Illangelo, Brodinski and LOUISAHHH!!!. A year later, Owsla launched the Nestivus Charity Campaign, a series of holiday initiatives with all proceeds going to the international music nonprofit, Bridges for Music.
The Pizza Underground was an American comedy rock band based in New York City. Mainly parodying songs by the Velvet Underground with pizza-themed song names and lyrics, the group consisted of Macaulay Culkin (kazoo, percussion and vocals) along with Matt Colbourn (guitar, vocals), Phoebe Kreutz (glockenspiel, vocals), Deenah Vollmer (pizza box, vocals) and Austin Kilham (tambourine, vocals). Because of the theme, the band gave out boxed pizzas to people who attended their live performances.
Deenah Vollmer, the group's "pizza box" percussionist, said the idea for the Pizza Underground began as a joke in 2012. "We soon realized you can replace most any word with slice or cheese," she told The Philadelphia Inquirer. Glockenspiel player Phoebe Kreutz stated they believed the Velvet Underground songs were written about pizza, but had to be reworded to accommodate the "standards of their day."
Cartouche was a Belgian Eurodance group whose biggest dance hit from 1991 was "Feel the Groove", which peaked at number 13 in 1991 on the French Singles Chart. The members consisted of Myrelle Tholen and Jean-Paul Visser. The group only released one album, House Music All Night Long in 1991. The group also sang "Miracles", "Shame" and "Touch the Sky" which were all composed and produced by Serge Ramaekers.