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Amon Adonai Santos de Araújo Tobin known as Amon Tobin, is a Brazilian musician, composer and producer of electronic music. He is described as a virtuoso sound designer and is considered to be one of the most influential electronic music artists in the world. He has released seven major studio albums since 1996 under the London-based Ninja Tune record label.
He is noted for his unusual methodology in sound design and music production. In 2007 he released Foley Room an album based entirely on the manipulation of field recordings. His latest album, 2011’s ISAM, included “female” vocals made from his own voice synthesised. His music has been used in numerous major motion pictures including The Italian Job and 21. Tobin has created songs for several independent films, including the 2006 Hungarian film Taxidermia, and had his music used in other independent films such as the 2002 Cannes Palme d’Or winner Divine Intervention (Easy Muffin remixed by Bonobo). A selection of his tracks were also featured in the 2005 anime, IGPX. He has also dabbled in video game scores. In 2005, he created the musical score to Ubisoft’s critically acclaimed and successful video game Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory as well as Sucker Punch’s game Infamous.
Alesso (born as Alessandro Lindblad) is a Swedish DJ and electronic dance music producer. Specializing in progressive house, Alesso achieved worldwide attention and popularity in 2011 with wide support of his original productions and remixes from the likes of Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto, Sander van Doorn,Kaskade and other well established DJ’s. His remix of “Pressure” was one of the most played EDM songs of 2011. He made his debut on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ list in 2011, garnering the 70th spot. Being one of 2011’s hottest artists was enough for MTV to name him an EDM artist to watch in 2012.
Nick van de Wall commonly known by his stage name Afrojack, is a Dutch music producer and DJ. He was born and raised in Spijkenisse, Netherlands just like Vato Gonzalez and Sied van Riel. He was listed as number 7 on DJ Mags top 100 DJs of 2011. His 2010 entry into the poll at number 19 was the highest new entry of that year’s list.
Afrojack’s song “Take Over Control,” which features Dutch singer Eva Simons, charted in a number of countries. In July 2010, Afrojack created an Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. In December 2010, Afrojack announced, via his website, that he would release an album called Lost & Found. The album was released December 22, 2010. In 2011 Afrojack opened the year by remixing Ian Carey and Snoop Dogg’s single “Last Night” to great acclaim. Later on, Afrojack was featured on Pitbull’s #1 hit single “Give Me Everything” along with Ne-Yo and Nayer. He also contributed to the single “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé.
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Rakim Mayers better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky (often stylized A$AP Rocky orA$VP Rocky), is an American rappe rand director. Engaged to SHAYLIN BOYD. Born and raised in the New York City neighborhood, Harlem, he released the mixtape LiveLoveA$AP in 2011. On December 5, 2011, the BBC announced that he had been nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll. He is currently working on his upcoming EP, A$AP Forever Part 1: Blood, scheduled to be released in May 2012.