Formed out the ashes of Melodic Hardcore Punk band "Reason to Believe", Sense Field pioneered the way for all emotional hardcore bands to follow. They toured with bands like Jimmy Eat World, Far, Texas Is The Reason, Dashboard Confessional, etc. They had releases on Revelation Records and Nettwerk Records. The band pushed along through a change in drummers and a loss of founding guitarist Rodney. After their 2003 world tour the band broke up.
Grammy nominated artist and globally acclaimed DJ and Producer Paul van Dyk continues to dominate the electronic music charts and appears at the pinnacle of every Top DJ list across the globe. His fifth original album In Between was released August 2007 and features collaborations with David Byrne and Jessica Sutta of the Pussycat Dolls.
PvD is renowned as one of the hardest working artists, with sold-out tours that cross each continent, headline spots at every major festival, and a hugely successful recording career. With over 3 million albums sold worldwide, van Dyk travels around the world over 16 times each year to sold out performances internationally. 2007 alone has brought us PvD remixes of Depeche Mode’s “Martyr”, Britney Spears’ „Gimmy more“ and Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around… Comes Around”.
Every artist rides the switchbacks of direct comparison before they earn the right to step into their own musical shoes and leave a customized footprint. At first, Canadian singer-songwriter Oh Susanna might have been Dylanesque with her stark intense narratives. As she developed, she was sometimes called (Gillian) Welchesque for her mountain-air monologues. With the arrival of a third, full-length, self-titled album, the time for the lazy likening of Suzie Ungerleider to anyone else has passed. With its depth of accomplishment to delight everybody that hears it, the only description from this record on can be Oh Susanna-esque.
Millions of people are born in London, or Chicago, or Barcelona, but Neil Finn is not one of them. On May 27, 1958, he was born in Te Awamutu, a rural town in New Zealand. At that time the country was as culturally isolated as it is geographically remote from the rest of the world. "You had to walk miles to find a museum," Neil remembers, and even when you got there, it might be just an old man's collection of twigs."
MOEV is an electronic music group specializing in synthpop that recorded primarily on the Nettwerk Records label (with publication by Atlantic Records). Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, their most successful album was Yeah Whatever in 1989, which combined dark, solemn, anthemic lyrics with disjointed beats, trickling electronics, and occasional spoken-word samples.
MOEV was originally formed by friends Tom Ferris and Cal Stephenson back in 1981. After some initial demos they added the voice of Madeleine Morris and the guitar of Mark Jowett to form a solid four piece. The first recording output of the group was “Zimmerkampf” which only saw vinyl and tape releases and has never appeared on an official release CD (except as part of a compilation collection). Poor album sales resulted in their label (Go! Records) going bankrupt leaving the band to find another publisher for their work.
MC 900 Ft. Jesus is the stage name of Mark Griffin, a classically-trained musician turned rapper and experimenter born in Dallas, Texas. Griffin’s work was often considered well ahead of its time, and much of his sound and experimentation predates artists like Beck and Orbital.
Griffin’s wit and formal education help him to inject complexity and humor into his work as MC 900 Ft. Jesus. Deriving his MC name from a sermon by Oral Roberts, Griffin’s first album, Hell With The Lid Off (1990) was released under the name MC 900 Ft. Jesus With DJ Zero, but the MC has sole billing on Welcome to My Dream (1991) and One Step Ahead of the Spider (1994). According to a Chicago Tribune article dated November 8, 1991, DJ Zero appears on Dream under his real name, Patrick Rollins, because of uncertainty about whether he would have been able to tour in support of the album. Rollins/Zero is not listed in the credits for Spider.