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Mark Ronson (born 4 September 1975) is a sought-after producer, who's worked with such diverse arti...

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{"key":"12354","name":"Mark Ronson","bio":"Mark Ronson (born 4 September 1975) is a sought-after producer, who's worked with such diverse artists as Jay-Z, Lily Allen, Robbie Williams, Bruno Mars, Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Duran Duran and comedian Jimmy Fallon. He is probably best-known for his collaboration with Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk, from the 2014 album Uptown Special.Born in London, he is the son of writer Ann Dexter-Jones and real estate tycoon Laurence Ronson. His mother later married Mick Jones, lead guitarist of multiplatinum selling rock band Foreigner. He has two sisters: fashion designer Charlotte Ronson and DJ Samantha Ronson. He spent his childhood in a wealthy suburb of London where he lived on the same street as Paul McCartney\u2018s family. When his parents divorced at age 8, he moved to New York, where he made friends with John Lennon's son, Sean Lennon.Ronson played guitar and drums from an early age, but it wasn't until moving to New York City with his mother that Ronson discovered DJ culture. At age 16, already a fan of such popular hip-hop artists as Run-D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys, Ronson began listening to the various hip-hop mixtapes released every few months by DJs. Inspired, Ronson confiscated his father's record collection and began trying his hand at mixing. The young DJ with the diverse taste soon caught the ears and eyes of various socialites and New York celebrities, including fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, who featured Ronson along with other sons and daughters of celebrities in a 1997 fashion campaign. A year later, hip-hop mogul Sean \"P. Diddy\" Combs hired Ronson to DJ his fabled 29th birthday bash. These and other high-profile gigs boosted Ronson's \"hip quotient\" and helped promote his more serious-minded music career. Fusing his eclectic turntable skills with his knowledge of musical instruments and songwriting, Ronson eventually embarked on his first solo project. Featuring such diverse guest artists as dancehall rapper Sean Paul, hip-hop artist Mos Def, Jack White of the White Stripes, and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, Ronson's debut album, Here Comes the Fuzz, bowed for Elektra in 2003.Ronson's second album, Version, adds to his eclectic style. In this sophomore album, Ronson fuses a range of musical genres from Daniel Merriweather to Ol' Dirty Bastard to Phantom Planet with an up tempo contemporary funk sound. All the songs on this album are covers of previous Billboard top-10 pop songs, with a jazzy twist.CareerAttending Vassar College and then New York University (NYU), Ronson became a regular at downtown hip-hop spots and made his name as a DJ on the New York club scene in 1993. He was soon one of the most respected DJs and was being called on for celebrities' private parties. Ronson is known for his diverse, genre-spanning selection, influenced by both the hip-hop scene of New York and the more rock influence of the UK, amongst others.He moved on, however, to producing music. After producing Nikka Costa's song \"Everybody Got Their Something,\" Ronson signed a record contract with Elektra Records. His first album Here Comes the Fuzz was released in 2003 and was a critically acclaimed success that featured artists of all genres, despite initially poor sales. The most well known song from the album, \" Ooh Wee\" samples \" Sunny\" by Boney M and features Nate Dogg, Ghostface Killah, and Trife Da God. He has since produced multiple songs on the albums of singers Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, and Robbie Williams.In 2004, he formed his own record label, Allido Records, a subsidiary of Sony BMG's J Records, along with his longtime manager Rich Kleiman. The first artist he signed to Allido was rapper Rhymefest, most well-known for winning the Grammy for co-writing Kanye West's \"Jesus Walks\".In March 2006, Ronson released a cover of Radiohead's \" Just\" as a single. In certain areas, such as the UK, it gained major radio play. It also saw release as part of Exit Music: Songs with Radio Heads, a full Radiohead covers CD, in April, later appearing on Ronson's second album, Version, which was released in the UK on 16 April 2007. It includes other covers of a diverse selection of rock & pop songs including: Kaiser Chiefs' \" Oh My God\" (featuring guest vocals from Lily Allen), an instrumental version of Coldplay's \" God Put A Smile Upon Your Face\", Britney Spears' \"Toxic\", Ryan Adams' \"Amy\", Max\u00efmo Park's \" Apply Some Pressure\", The Zutons' \"Valerie\" and Kasabian's \"L.S.F.\".Ronson released a cover of The Smiths' track \"Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before\" under the title \" Stop Me\" on 2 April 2007, which reached #2 in the UK singles charts, the biggest hit for Ronson to date. Ronson re-mixed the Bob Dylan song \" Most Likely You'll Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)\" in promotion for the three disc Bob Dylan set simply titled \"DYLAN\" to be released in October 2007. Ronson has also produced Candie Payne's \"One More Chance (Ronson mix)\" in 2007.Ronson's second album Version has been well received by critics. In May 2007 it was awarded the title Album of the Month by the British dance music magazine Mixmag. On June 23, the DJ made the cover of the Guardian newspaper's Guide magazine, alongside the singer Lily Allen. In 2008, Ronson won a Grammy as producer of the year.Ronson has newly signed Domino Kirke and her band Domino to the Allido label.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/12354_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"75,000 - 150,000"}
Shift K3Y
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Lewis Shay Jankel (born 27 May 1993), known by his stage name Shift K3Y, is an English producer and ...

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{"key":"88444","name":"Shift K3Y","bio":"Lewis Shay Jankel (born 27 May 1993), known by his stage name Shift K3Y, is an English producer and DJ from London. He is best known for his 2014 single \"Touch\", which peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.Jankel released his debut EP Step in the City on 12 December 2011, through Marco Del Horno's record label Bullet Train. \"Manage Ya\", one of the EP tracks, was supported by BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJs including MistaJam and Toddla T. On 23 July 2012, he released his second EP Left and Right with the label. Throughout the year, he released many remixes and bootlegs. Towards the end of 2012, he gained the attention of Borgore's record label Buygore and his song \"Wiggle With It\" featured exclusively on the label's Buygore Allstars Vol. 1 compilation. He released his third EP Let You Down through Buygore, and the track \"Geeky Playtime\" gained exposure through being uploaded to UKF.In 2013, Jankel changed his stage name from Shift Key to Shift K3Y. In March 2013, he released his fourth EP Frozen, through Buygore. He remixed Tinie Tempah's song \"Trampoline\", which was premiered by SB.TV (as the first of their SB.TV Beats features) and topped the Beatport hip hop charts. He also remixed AlunaGeorge's \"Attracting Flies\", and the remix was heavily supported by 1Xtra. Throughout 2013, he released three free singles: \"Keep Ya Mouth Shut (Things People Say)\" featuring Griminal; \"Make It Good\"; and \"Laughing At You\" which features vocals by his girlfriend Ruby Francis. On 13 April 2014, he released his breakthrough single \"Touch\". On 16 April 2014, the song was at number 3 on The Official Chart Update in the UK. On 20 April 2014, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 3, making it his first UK top 5 single.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/88444_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
DJ Sammy
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DJ Sammy

He’s one of Spain’s most popular DJ/Producer, and he goes by the name of DJ Sammy, a v...

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{"key":"6459","name":"DJ Sammy","bio":"He\u00e2\u20ac\u2122s one of Spain\u00e2\u20ac\u2122s most popular DJ\/Producer, and he goes by the name of DJ Sammy, a veteran of electronic dance, with a degree in music technology and 20 years of hard work to prove it.Sammy has spent years fine-tuning his music winning formula in the only way he knows how, by jet-setting around the globe and feeling the vibe at some of the most prestigious venues in the world dispensing musical epiphanies wherever he plays. A native of Mallorca, Spain, he always knew how to harness the sun, beach and the sea in order to get the most out of his audiences and Sammy\u00e2\u20ac\u2122s evolving appreciation of the \u00e2\u20ac\u0153feel good factor\u00e2\u20ac\u009d has brought him commercial success globally.DJ Sammy started his music career in 1984 in the dance clubs of Majorca, playing gigs at Zorba\"s. He was also a DJ at the Cadena Top radio station. In 1991, he met singer, Maria Jos\u00c3\u00a9. In 1992, DJ Sammy became resident DJ at the Joy Palace Club in Arenal.In November 1995, DJ Sammy released his first single \"Life Is Just a Game\" with Marie Jos\u00c3\u00a9. The track became a top 10 hit in the Spanish record chart. Other singles, such as \"You\"re My Angel\" and \"Prince of Love\", have been popular in the German record chart. In June 1998, DJ Sammy released his debut album, Life Is Just a Game.DJ Sammy then founded his own dance music label, Super M Records, as well as the Gamba Music CompanyHis worldwide breakthrough was in 2001 when DJ Sammy began to put his own name to his work. The single Heaven together with Do, a Dutch singer, helped DJ Sammy achieve massive success in Europe and Australia with 2 million records sold, then came to the US where \u00e2\u20ac\u0153Heaven\u00e2\u20ac\u009d reached #2 in U.S. singles chart before going to the UK in 2002 and hitting #1.Sammy followed up \u00e2\u20ac\u0153Heaven\u00e2\u20ac\u009d with a remake of, Don henley\u00c2\u00b4s, Boys of Summer, which shot to #2 on the UK charts.In both the electronic and Pop world, DJ SAMMY is unstoppable. The last 3 years Sammy has kept a frantic pace, in terms of pop production, where both domestic and international artists are concerned. In 2005 he settled in Mallorca, with his studio, after having traveled all continents thanks to selling, over, 20 million copies of all his productions. Today, national artists such as David Bisbal, Chenoa, Marta Sanchez, Soraya, and the latest production, the entire album, for Nuria Ferg\u00c3\u00b3, in 2009, have DJ Sammy\u00c2\u00b4s magic touch in their productions. Thanks to this, and his unstoppable career, as a producer of prestige, these productions have risen and hit the top of the charts. Applications, from great artists, to be produced by Sammy are innumerable. Including the infamous Madonna. 2009 was like a new catapult for DJ SAMMY. Ministry of Sound, the prestigious stamp, referring to the electronic music world, signed, once again, for him to launch their new album. They didn\u00c2\u00b4t miss! They are also a major supporter of `MyClubRoom\u00c2\u00b4, a new concept, that encompasses a music Internet TV, on club events around the globe. Plus, a weekly radio programme, hosted by Sammy, welcoming, world renound, guest DJ\u00c2\u00b4s from around the world, and much more. In true, DJ Sammy, style he directs the program of electronic music. With over a million listeners, the show is becoming the most listened to FM radio nationally, and internationally, in Germany, Czech Republic, Brazil, South Africa, USA, and in 2010, the programme will be aired in other continents, both in English, and Spanish. By visiting www.myclubroom.com the show is avaliable for the rest of the world via the Internet. In Europe, every Saturday from 10 to 12 pm, we can enjoy the positive energy on locafm (92.0 from Mallorca). Sammy brings us the freshest tunes of the moment, along with presenting all of his new productions, not to mention inviting the best DJ\u00c2\u00b4s in the world to his programme, bringing a different style each week, and ofcorse the songs that have made them the hottest DJ\u00c2\u00b4s of the moment. In the summer of 2009, Sammy was consumed with worldwide promotion of his new work \"Feel the Love\", the first single from his new album. Quickly followed by \"4love\", and his remix of, \u00c2\u00b4Michael Jacksons\u00c2\u00b4, \"EARTH SONG\". The album is in full swing and promotion, of the album, will start soon. The plan is to release the album in 2010. Full of surprises, he has collaborated with some huge names in the industry, already boasting world wide number ones of their own. Critics are already Hailing the album as `a revelation\u00c2\u00a8.Not only is he promoting, producing, and touring, he still has time to produce international pop artists. In 2009 he produced September, and Mikel Johnson, along with many collaborations. Many artists have passed throught the studio using the servies the studio offers, like the German sweet heart, Nena. Sammy has also established a new label, \"myclubroom recordings\", ready to bring you the stack of electronic products he has prepared. And if that wasn\u00c2\u00b4t enough, Sammy has just finished a new POP project promising to be a number 1 in itself. Her name is Miss Kookie, a project that he has put all his heart into, he has been nurturing, and preparing her for great success for one year, the project is due to be released in 2010. Multinationals are betting big, signed to Universal, the first song is predicted to shake up the music world. Right now, we are enjoying his weekend performances around the globe. The remaining days of the week, he is in full production at his studio, in his precious island of Mallorca. Simply unstoppable, 2010 is the reincarnation of DJ Sammy, bringing you a freshness, and an energy that is totally, and uniquely, SAMMY! DJ Sammy\"s highlights:- US BMI Pop Award 2004 for - \"Heaven\"- #1 Hit - \"Heaven\" in UK- #2 Hit - Boys of Summer in UK- #2 Hit - \"Heaven\" in the US Single Billboard Charts- Top10 (Album \/ Single) in 25 countries- First ever sold out DJ concert in South Africa with over 15,000 visitors- Best selling dance artist in South Africa ever with more than 100,000 CDs sold- Australia (worldwide biggest Open Air Tour) together with Pink and Kelly Osbourne- 3 Tours of The United States- American Dance Star Award 2003 for Best International Artist (4th Nomination)- International Dance Music Award 2003 in Miami 2.DJ Sammy is a rock & roll DJ from Maribor, Slovenia.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/www.eurokdj.com\/images\/covers\/cov_dj_sammy3.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Excision
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Excision

Excision is the alias of Jeff Abel, an electronic musician from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. A...

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{"key":"8441","name":"Excision","bio":"Excision is the alias of Jeff Abel, an electronic musician from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. A producer of dubstep, drum and bass, and breakbeat, Abel is known for his dark, bass-heavy music, incorporating the morphing basslines of drum and bass, the aggressive energy of metal, and the laid-back vibes of hip-hop. Since he began producing music in 2004, Abel has become one of the most prominent musicians in the North American dubstep community, along with his friend and frequent collaborator Datsik.Excision released his first album, X Rated, on September 12, 2011 through mau5trap.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/www.fouroverfour.jukely.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/05\/Excision-1.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
DJ Earworm
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DJ Earworm

DJ Earworm (aka Jordan Roseman) is a San Francisco-based mashup artist who has achieved recognition ...

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{"key":"37069","name":"DJ Earworm","bio":"DJ Earworm (aka Jordan Roseman) is a San Francisco-based mashup artist who has achieved recognition for his technically sophisticated, songwriting oriented mashups. His annual \u201cUnited State of Pop\u201d mashups, short mixes featuring the top 25 songs of the year according to Billboard magazine, have reached the Top 100 for national radio play and become internet sensations.Roseman was born into a family of musicians and raised in eastern Iowa. In his early life, he played piano and produced original electronic music on a computer, later majoring in music theory and computer science at the University of Illinois. He began making mashups recreationally in 2003 using ACID. After encouragement from DJ Adrian at Club Bootie, Roseman created the moniker DJ Earworm (\"earworm\" referencing a song that repeats compulsively within one's mind) and began releasing mashups via a website.DJ Earworm has a unique mashup style that consists of a compositional, songwriting approach. He gradually layers samples on top of one another, matching keys and subtly altering melodies. His mashups often convey an entirely new meaning than the original material, such as a political message in \u201cNo More Gas\u201d. He has been contrasted with mashup artist Girl Talk, who has a more DJ-oriented style.He is the author of Audio Mashup Construction Kit (Wiley, 2006), a how-to manual for creating mashups.At the 2008 IDEA conference, he revealed that he has made mashups using Ableton Live, and now DJs live with the same software.United State of Pop Series:2007Earworm's 2007 mashup, \"United State of Pop\u201d consisted of the top 25 songs of 2007 according to Billboard magazine. The song crossed beyond the online download market, reaching the Top 100 for national radio play in February 2008. Earworm is the first mashup artist to have a bootleg mashup enter Billboard\u2019s charts. As of 27 June 2010, the song has surpassed 2.6 million views on YouTube.United States of Pop 2007 Track ListingAkon - \"Don't Matter\" (#11)Akon feat. Eminem - \"Smack That\" (#15)Akon feat. Snoop Dogg - \"I Wanna Love You\" (#8)Avril Lavigne - \"Girlfriend\" (#12)Beyonc\u00e9 - \"Irreplaceable\" (#1)Carrie Underwood - \"Before He Cheats\" (#6)Daughtry - \"Home\" (#25)Daughtry - \"It's Not Over\" (#17)Fergie - \"Big Girls Don't Cry\" (#4)Fergie feat. will.i.am - \"Fergalicious\" (#19)Fergie feat. Ludacris - \"Glamorous\" (#10)Gwen Stefani feat. Akon - \"The Sweet Escape\" (#3)Gym Class Heroes - \"Cupid's Chokehold\" (#23)Justin Timberlake - \"What Goes Around\u2026\/\u2026Comes Around\" (#22)Maroon 5 - \"Makes Me Wonder\" (#13)Mims - \"This Is Why I'm Hot\" (#16)Nelly Furtado - \"Say It Right\" (#9)Plain White T's - \"Hey There Delilah\" (#7)Rihanna feat. Jay-Z - \"Umbrella\" (#2)Shop Boyz - \"Party Like a Rockstar\" (#14)Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - \"Crank That (Soulja Boy)\" (#20)T-Pain feat. Young Joc - \"Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')\" (#5)The Fray - \"How to Save a Life\" (#24)Timbaland feat. Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado - \"Give It to Me\" (#21)Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson - \"The Way I Are\" (#18)2008On December 25, 2008 he released another mashup called \"United State of Pop 2008 (Viva La Pop)\", prominently featuring Coldplay's song Viva La Vida as the backing track. The official YouTube video of the song had 200,000 views within the first two weeks of release. The mashup peaked at #58 on Billboard\u2019s Pop Airplay chart, and entered the Pop 100 chart. As of 11 July 2010, the video reached 5.7 million views on YouTube.United States of Pop 2008 (Viva La Pop) Track ListingAlicia Keys - \"No One\" (#3)Colbie Caillat - \"Bubbly\" (#21)Coldplay - \"Viva la Vida\" (#13)Chris Brown - \"Forever\" (#10)Chris Brown - \"With You\" (#9)Chris Brown feat. T-Pain - \"Kiss Kiss\" (#19)Finger Eleven - \"Paralyzer\" (#25)Flo Rida feat. T-Pain - \"Low\" (#1)Jordin Sparks feat. Chris Brown - \"No Air\" (#6)Katy Perry - \"I Kissed a Girl\" (#14)Leona Lewis - \"Bleeding Love\" (#2)Lil Wayne feat. Static Major - \"Lollipop\" (#4)Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland - \"4 Minutes\" (#23)Mariah Carey - \"Touch My Body\" (#22)Natasha Bedingfield - \"Pocketful of Sunshine\" (#18)Ne-Yo - \"Closer\" (#20)Pink - \"So What\" (#24)Ray J & Yung Berg - \"Sexy Can I\" (#11)Rihanna - \"Disturbia\" (#16)Rihanna - \"Don't Stop The Music\" (#17)Rihanna - \"Take a Bow\" (#12)Sara Bareilles - \"Love Song\" (#7)T.I. - \"Whatever You Like\" (#15)Timbaland feat. OneRepublic - \"Apologize\" (#5)Usher feat. Young Jeezy - Love in This Club (#8)2009On December 27, 2009 he released a third year-end mashup, \"United State of Pop (Blame it on the Pop)\". His most successful mashup yet, the music video has reached over 23.7 million views as of 27 June 2010, and it has peaked at #50 on the CHR mediabase radio chart.United States of Pop 2009 (Blame It on the Pop)The All-American Rejects - \"Gives You Hell\" (#10)Beyonc\u00e9 - Halo\" (#24)Beyonc\u00e9 - \"Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)\" (#8)Black Eyed Peas - \"Boom Boom Pow\" (#1)Black Eyed Peas - \"I Gotta Feeling\" (#4)Drake - \"Best I Ever Had\" (#22)Flo Rida - \"Right Round\" (#6)Jason Mraz - \"I'm Yours\" (#7)Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain - \"Blame It\" (#16)Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne - \"Down\" (#20)Kanye West - \"Heartless\" (#9)Katy Perry - \"Hot N Cold\" (#25)Kelly Clarkson - \"My Life Would Suck Without You\" (#23)Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo - \"Knock You Down\" (#15)Kings of Leon - \"Use Somebody\" (#14)Lady Gaga - \"Poker Face\" (#2)Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis - \"Just Dance\" (#3)Miley Cyrus - \"The Climb\" (#21)Pitbull - \"I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)\" (#17)Soulja Boy Tell 'Em feat. Sammie - \"Kiss Me Thru the Phone\" (#19)Taylor Swift - \"Love Story\" (#5)Taylor Swift - \"You Belong with Me\" (#11)T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake - \"Dead and Gone\" (#12)T.I. feat. Rihanna - \"Live Your Life\" (#18)The Fray - \"You Found Me\" (#13)T-Pain, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna have each featured in songs used for every \"United States of Pop\" so far.Rihanna and Fergie have featured in the most songs used throughout the series with 5 each. Rihanna featured in \"Umbrella\" in 2007, \"Disturbia\", \"Don't Stop the Music\" and \"Take a Bow\" in 2008 and featured in T.I.'s \"Live Your Life\" in 2009. Fergie was featured as a solo artist in 2007 with \"Big Girls Don't Cry\", \"Fergalicious\" and \"Glamorous\". She featured in the 2009 mashup as part of the Black Eyed Peas with \"Boom Boom Pow\" and \"I Gotta Feeling\".Artists to feature multiple tracks areRihanna (5)Fergie (5)Akon (4)Chris Brown (4)Justin Timberlake (4)T-Pain (4)Timbaland (4)Beyonce (3)T.I. (3)will.i.am (3)Black Eyed Peas (2)Daughtry (2)Flo Rida (2)Katy Perry (2)Kanye West (2)Keri Hilson (2)Lady Gaga (2)Ne-Yo (2)Nelly Furtado (2)Soulja Boy Tell 'em (2)Taylor Swift (2)The Fray (2)Official MashupsWhile most mashup artists must rely on bootleg samples and public releases to make mashups, Earworm has been contacted by prominent musicians to make mashups from their source material. DJ Earworm was given multitracks by Annie Lennox to create a unique mash-up piece called Backwards\/Forwards which contains nine of her songs.On September 12, 2009 Earworm released an official Sean Kingston mashup called \"A Beautiful Mashup\".Kanye West approved of Earworm\u2019s mashup of West\u2019s \u201cLove Lockdown\u201d and Radiohead\u2019s \u201cReckoner\u201d in 2008, and posted the accompanying video on his website. Earworm has stated that the Scissor Sisters complimented his use of their material in his mashup \"No One Takes Your Freedom\".His latest song, \"Like OMG, Baby\", was shown as part of a concert at Wembley Stadium in London for Capital FM's Summertime Ball, where all fifteen of the featured artists performed. These are the songs used in his new mix:. Alexandra Burke - All Night Long. Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love. Chipmunk feat. Esmee Denters - Until You Were Gone. Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers. Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed. Jason Derulo - In My Head. JLS - One Shot. Justin Bieber - Baby. Ke$ha - Tik Tok. Pixie Lott - Mama Do. Rihanna - Rude Boy. Scouting For Girls - This Ain't a Love Song. Tinie Tempah - Pass Out. Usher feat. Will.I.Am - OMG. The Wanted - All Time Low","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37069_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"20,000 - 50,000"}
DJ Premier
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Christopher E. Martin (born March 21, 1966), better known as DJ Premier (or Primo by his fans, fello...

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{"key":"37073","name":"DJ Premier","bio":"Christopher E. Martin (born March 21, 1966), better known as DJ Premier (or Primo by his fans, fellow musicians, and critics), is a prominent American hip hop producer and DJ, and the instrumental half of the duos Gang Starr and PRhyme.Contrary to popular belief, he did not found nor even co-found Gang Starr.He was introduced to DJing while attending school at Prairie View A&M in Houston, Texas. DJ Premier's original stage name was Waxmaster C, the \"C\" taken from his first name, Chris, although he had already changed it to DJ Premier at the time he joined Gang Starr.Considered by many fans to be one of the greatest hip hop producers, DJ Premier has produced countless tracks, for many groups and solo artists since the early 1990s. These include notable tracks for artists such as Jay-Z (\"D'Evils\", \"So Ghetto\"), Big L (\"The Enemy\"), The Notorious B.I.G. (\"Unbelievable\", \"Kick In The Door\", \"Ten Crack Commandments\"), Nas (\"N.Y. State of Mind\", \"Nas Is Like\"), Pitch Black (\"It's All Real\"), M.O.P. (\"Downtown Swinga\"), Jeru the Damaja (\"Come Clean\", \"My Mind Spray\"), KRS-One (\"MC's Act Like They Don't Know\"), Mos Def (\"Mathematics\"), Non Phixion (\"Rockstars\"), and Royce da 5'9\" (\"Boom\").(Full list: djpremiertrackology.8kilo.com)CollaborationsOutside of Gang Starr, some of Premier's most lauded work is his collaborations with Jeru the Damaja and Group Home. With the former, Premier crafted one of the East Coast's landmark albums in the form of The Sun Rises in the East, released in 1994. Their follow up to this, 1996's Wrath of the Math, was regarded as a solid effort but not on par with its predecessor, although it did contain Jeru's biggest hit to date, \"Ya Playin' Yaself\". Group Home's Livin' Proof (1995), although greatly overlooked at the time of its release, has eventually come to be critically acclaimed.In 1994, DJ Premier collaborated extensively with jazz musician Branford Marsalis's experimental group, Buckshot Lefonque, for their debut album. During the making of music video director, Hype Williams' 1998 film, Belly, DJ Premier collaborated with neo soul leader D'Angelo for a song called \"Devil's Pie\", which was originally intended only for the film's accompanying soundtrack. However D'Angelo soon changed his mind and decided to include the song on his sophomore album Voodoo (2000) In 2006 he co-produced Christina Aguilera's Back To Basics album.SamplesDJ Premier's style of production epitomises the New York sound from his earlier peers. He is known for sampling jazz, funk, and soul artists, as well as sampling an artist's past work, when he is creating a new track for that same artist. In addition, his photographic memory of rap lyrics allows him to distinctively \"speak with his hands\" by scratching in lyrics from several different songs to construct new phrases . Premier's non-Gang Starr collaborations are well-known for his often-imitated signature of combining short vocal samples, often from multiple artists, to create a chorus. For example, for the chorus of Mos Def's \"Mathematics\", Premier cuts, in quick succession:\"The Mighty Mos Def\u2026\" (from Mos Def's \"Body Rock\"), \"It's simple mathematics\" (from Fat Joe's \"John Blaze\"), \"I revolve around science\u2026\" (from Ghostface Killah's verse on Raekwon's \"Criminology\"), \"What are we talking about here\u2026\" (unknown origin), \"Do your math..\" (from Erykah Badu's \"On & On\"), and \"One, two, three, four\" (from James Brown's \"Funky Drummer\") On certain artists' work the vocal samples will all be vocal samples of the artist from the artists' past work; \"Nas Is Like\" and \"2nd Childhood\" with Nas are two well-known examples of this.On Jeru the Damaja's \"Physical Stamina,\" however, Premier sampled and chopped up recordings of seminal electro-acoustic music from the 1960s.MelodiesPremier usually creates a two-bar melody that repeats itself throughout the song. The aim of this is to showcase the MC's skills by bringing focus away from the beat, while creating the song's mood and a solid backdrop. Premier often changes speeds, filters and chops his breaks and adds scope to the melody with chimes and strings.He has also shown innovation by playing rarely-used elements into a rap song (such as the xylophones on Biggie's \"Kick in the Door\" or the ambient nature sounds on Nas' \"Nas is Like\"), and his wide range of instruments (the piano loop on Jay-Z's \"D'Evils\" versus the strings on Rakim's \"New York (Ya Out There?\") and production techniques (he played the melody backwards during the second half of Jay-Z's \"A Million and One Questions (Rhyme No More)\").DrumsPremier's drums have been known for complimenting his melodies. For example, during Nas' \"NY State of Mind\", two bars have a simple round of kicks and snares; in the following two, a complementing second set of drums plays out. This is repeated throughout.Label ownership and future projectsDJ Premier currently owns two record labels. \"Year Round Records\" was founded in 2002 and has so far released several DJ Premier mixtapes as well as two 12\" vinyl singles for NYG'z and Blaq Poet. \"Works Of Mart\", which is also the name of his publishing company, was founded in mid 2006 and released 12\" vinyl singles for artists Tef (aka Teflon) and F.A.B.I.D. (H. Stax and Mike Rone).Since 2001, DJ Premier mentioned several times the plan to release a solo album entitled \"A Man Of Few Words\", which has yet to be released. Other confirmed upcoming projects are a full-length colaboration with Nas, Blaq Poet's long delayed album \"The Best That Never Did It\", Tef's (aka Teflon) long announced album \"Contraband\" and last but not least proteg\u00e9s NYG'z long delayed debut album \"Pros and Cons\". As of early 2006, like many other artists, he keeps in touch with his fans through his blog on myspace.com, on which he has announced upcoming productions for Amerie, Canibus and many other yet to be released artist songs.g Str","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37073_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Havana Brown
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Havana Brown (born Angelique Meunier on February 14, 1985 in Melbourne, Australia), also known as DJ...

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{"key":"37074","name":"Havana Brown","bio":"Havana Brown (born Angelique Meunier on February 14, 1985 in Melbourne, Australia), also known as DJ Havana Brown, is an Australian R&B DJ and singer. The We Run The Night Songfacts reports that she took her stage name from a breed of cat.Her musical career started with the group Fishbowl in London. However, the group disbanded without releasing a single album and she became a DJ. After offering club promoters to spin for free, she went on to do regular appearances in concerts and parties in London. Since then, she has had success with Circus Tour with Britney Spears, and also scored support spots for Enrique Iglesias, The Pussycat Dolls, Lady GaGa, Chris Brown and Rihanna in Australia.In early 2008, she signed with Universal Music Australia and released several albums of her compilation series titled 'Crave', featuring mixed R&B and hip hop. Crave Vol. 2 made it to the top five of the ARIA compilation chart and over 50,000 units of the Crave series have already sold in only one year. Crave Vol. 4 debuted at #2 on the ARIA compilation and urban charts and over 100,000 units of the Crave series have already sold in a little over a year. Her most recent album Crave Vol. 5 came out on the 29 October 2010.Havana Brown was nominated for Best DJ at the Urban Music Awards in 2007 and won Best DJ in Pop Republic Magazine\u2019s It List in 2007.Havana now also holds down a weekly spot on Australian radio. Every Friday afternoon DJ Havana Brown can be heard on the Austereo network where she mixes a set for the \"Ad Free Fifty\".Havana released her debut single 'We Run The Night' in 2011. The song reached #5 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and earned Brown two ARIA Music Award nominations for Breakthrough Artist Single and Highest Selling Single.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37074_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
DJ Format
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DJ Format

DJ Format AKA Matt Ford's debut album “Music For The Mature B-Boy” is one of the slowburn succes...

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{"key":"37091","name":"DJ Format","bio":"DJ Format AKA Matt Ford's debut album \u201cMusic For The Mature B-Boy\u201d is one of the slowburn success stories of 2002. An album of soulful, funk fuelled hip hop packed with infectious beats and lyrical dexterity, it delivered in spades on the promise of his early releases for Mo' Wax and Bomb Hip Hop. Received with quiet acclaim in the press it quickly became a word of mouth triumph, going on to establish itself as one of the most successful debut artist album\u2019s in UK hip hop\/alternative urban\/dance scene. The campaign was successful for a number of reasons not least it\u2019s supporting batch of three incredible music video\u2019s all directed by then unknown Ruben Fleischer. The most famous of these will undoubtedly be the rap and breakdancing costumed animals of \u2018We Know Something You Don\u2019t Know\u2019 featuring the vocals of Chali 2na and Akil of Jurassic 5 - played out by a shark and tiger respectively on the big screen it is an unforgettable piece of feel good hip hop. \u201cMusic For The\u2026\u201d also led to Matt supporting Jurassic 5 on their European tour, and through subsequent touring in 2003 establishing Format & Abdominal as one of the hottest live hip hop tickets in town culminating in triumphant appearances at the Reading & Leeds festivals of 2004 and worldwide touring taking in the whole of Europe, North America and (most recently) Australia.\"We played a lot of shows, but Leeds & Reading was an amazing moment for me because it had been a while since the album, a while since me & Abs had toured and the first time doing shows with D-sisive, explains Matt.\" So we didn't know what to expect. But when we came out on stage, the tents were packed with kids going crazy, and I realised at that moment things were gonna be ok this year.\"Now DJ Format is ready to climb back into the ring with his new album \u201cIf You Can't Join \u2018Em\u2026 Beat \u2018Em\". A masterpiece of loop-digging construction, \u201cIf You Can\u2019t Join \u2018Em\u2026\u201d sees Format stepping up a gear, tightening the loops still further for a tougher, leaner sound. Like the Tarantino of beats, Format seeks out lost musical odds & ends, splicing and pasting favourite moments together to create future hip hop with a classic feel.Format's signature b-boy instrumentals, down-tempo sketches and body rocking backdrops are interwoven seamlessly throughout the record, simultaneously hooking in both the casual initiate as well as the most hardened crate spotting freak. \"Everything just fell into place,\" explains Matt with a shrug. \"The album again has a consistent feel, although it's a lot tougher than the last, but still retains a sense of humour. I feel that this album picked up where the last left off, but everyone's just stepped up a gear.\"Format's regular lyrical sparring partner Abdominal permeates the album, his trademark flow matched blow for blow by Canadian rap wunderkind D-sisive's verbal dexterity. \"I centred the album around Abs & D-sisive as they are the guys who'll be out there with me on stage performing the songs live.\" says Matt. Lyrically, Abdominal keeps the subject matter fresh, rhyming about his and Matt's looks (\"Ugly Brothers\"), the make up of the group (Separated At Birth) and offering homespun logic as to their musical inspiration (\"Participation Prerequisite\"). In between this, B-boy instrumentals and the downbeat melancholia of 'Black Cloud' Format goes the extra yard on 'The Place' which sees him reunited with Chali 2Na and Akil to devastating effect.As A&R men fall over themselves to find the next multi-million selling act, it's easy to dismiss an artist whose records exist outside transient trends. Format's records are a celebration of the music he loves and that passion is shared with a growing audience. This is music with the hum and crackle of human contact, skull snapping drums and sharp guitar licks lurk in every silted groove. So whilst most producers turn out a product according to the latest whims of fashion and trend, in 'If You Can't Join 'Em\u2026 Beat \u2018Em' DJ Format has created (with a little help from his friends of course) a personal document that will resonate with the likeminded listener and deliver a knockout punch to the unbeliever. So what are you waiting for? get listening.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37091_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Syd
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Syd, formally known as Syd tha Kyd, is an American producer, DJ and manager of the hip-hop collectiv...

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{"key":"232078","name":"Syd","bio":"Syd, formally known as Syd tha Kyd, is an American producer, DJ and manager of the hip-hop collective OFWGKTA. She is the only known female member of Odd Future. She identifies as a lesbian, and is the older sister of Odd Future member, Travis Bennett (Taco).As of late 2011 Syd has been working with Matt Martians of The Jet Age of Tomorrow on a project called The Internet. Their debut album, Purple Naked Ladies was released December 20, 2011. The Internet\"s second album, entitled Feel Good, was released in September of 2013. Their third album, Ego Death was released June 29, 2015. Aside from her solo career, Syd was a member of the Los Angeles alternative hip hop collective Odd Future and is the lead vocalist for the soul band The Internet.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/www.aaemusic.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/01\/p03kywm2.jpg","feeRange":"20,000 - 50,000"}
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