Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Gabriel Ríos relocated to Belgium with his family at an early age. Very active in the local music scene, Ríos was in various bands before starting his solo career. His first record, Ghostboy (2005), was produced by Jo Bogaert (of Technotronic) and featured a mix of Latin, hip hop, rock and electronica. The main single, “Broad Daylight,” was a sizeable hit in Belgium, as well as in the Netherlands and France.
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Home Video is an electronic rock duo composed of Collin Ruffino and David Gross, two transplants from the misunderstood landscape of New Orleans, now living in the brooding brownstones of Brooklyn, New York. It was in New York that they were discovered by Warp Records, who put out the band’s first two releases in 2004, “That You Might” and “Citizen”, which garnered the attention of BBC Radio 1, NME and Rolling Stone.
In 2006, Defend Music released the band’s first full-length, No Certain Night or Morning, as well as a 12-inch for the single “Penguin,” which included a remix by DFA Records’ Tim Goldsworthy. From this album, Grammy-nominated DJ Sasha later picked two songs to remix for his Invol2ver compilation, which also included reworked songs from Ladytron, Thom Yorke, Telefon Tel Aviv and Apparat. Following this release, in 2009 the band released the It Will Be Ok EP, featuring the hauntingly beautiful track “I Can Make You Feel”. Stream it below and watch the video HERE.
Home Video - I Can Make You Feel It
Outside of recording, the band has toured with Blonde Redhead, Colder, Yeasayer and has opened for acts such as Justice, Flying Lotus, Radio 4 and Pinback.
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Ladyhawke is the stage name of New-Zealand born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Phillipa ‘Pip’ Brown. She plays electric, bass and acoustic guitars, synthesizers and drums and usually performs all of the above on her studio recordings.
Ladyhawke - Dusk Till Dawn (Doc Ron Remix)
Influenced by 80s music, her musical style blends new wave, indie rock and electropop. Her self-titled debut album was released on Modular Recordings in September 2008. She is best known for the singles “Paris Is Burning” and “My Delirium”.
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On the heels of the immensily successful single “Back of the Van”, Kiwi songstress Ladyhawke is releasing “My Delirium” as the fourth single off her self-titled debut album, out now via Modular. This fist in the air anthem showcases everything that is right about Ladyhawke right now… Pure pop at its best!
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Yael Naim was born in Paris in 1978 but only spent the first four years of her life there. At age four she moved to Ramat Hacharon, a small town not far from Jerusalem, with her parents, of Tunisian origin.
Singer-songwriter and pianist, Yael met percussionist David Donatien, a musician and percussion player, with whom she recorded, arranged, and produced the songs that make up her first studio release. During the 2 years they spent in a home studio in Yael’s own appartment, they created an album full of finely crafted songs sung in Hebrew, English and French. The songs mix folk and pop with delicate arrangements and a very intimate and personal sound.
Yael Naim - Pachad
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