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laura_jansenLaura Jansen was so close to giving it up before she even began. But a year after deciding to give music a try she tried to make waves with advance copies of her EP Trauma (released summer 2006).

She has found her audience on MySpace and she continues to garner rave reviews and a legion of loyal fans. This dutch expatriate made the move out to sunny Los Angeles in 2005 and hasn’t looked back.

Her shows in Hollywood are drawing bigger and bigger crowds and the response is positively overwhelming.

Laura is already being compared to the Tori Amos/Fiona Apple/Regina Spektor school, but a dash of reggae and a touch of gospel set her apart from the rest. It doesn’t hurt that her lyrics are nothing short of inspiration and reflect the place she is now in - hurled along by life, sometimes painfully, but always grounded in hope.

She has just released her second EP, Single Girls.

durojaiyeversatileThe influence of all genres from 60's rock and folk, 70's soul and jazz to Blues, Hip Hop, Freestyle and 80's Pop, sets the groundwork for the sounds that Durojaiye Versatile creates to represent his many moods.  He is best recognized for the use of drums and melodies and accredits his creative style to his exposure to music in his early years as a kid growing up in the Bay area.

The background noise in his household growing up was always music.  If his Mother wasn't playing a record his Father was listening to the Blues and it all influenced Durojaiye.  At the age of 12 he traveled to Los Angeles to visit with family and it was there he fell in love with production.  By 1990, at the age of 16 when most kids were collecting shoes or hats, Durojaiye collected 45's of jazz, soul and rock.  When a friend let him borrow a sampling guitar pedal, along with two cassette decks, his first track was born.

From there Durojaiye would perform in the 90's with Hop Hop group, Artfully Poor.  They were recognized locally and won best unsigned group in a national magazine until Tommy Boy came calling to sign them.  From there Durojaiye would put Hip Hop aside to start focusing and opening his horizons into the world of electronica and house music.  His vision is simple, "turn thoughts into things."

He has released his album, "The Fermented Sessions" which is a very relaxing downbeat gem.  Check out latest from Durojaiye Versatile

wayoutwest16 years of partnership and love for music. Electronic music, born and raised by machines. Way Out West, the legendary concord of Jody Wisternoff and Nick Warren, is back. After 2 years of solo-touring, the guys behind 'The Gift', 'Don't Forget Me', 'The Fall' and 'Killa' hit in with a new album.

After three albums and many hits, the UK duo of Nick Warren and Jody Wisternoff have returned for the next round of future hits with 'We Love Machine'. The fourth album is another open-minded, open-hearted and diversifying album, with tracks passing by the full spectrum of dance and non-dance music. With shimmery breaks and lush arrangements, downtempo cinematic masterpieces, full effect dancefloor killers and sublime appetizers, 'We Love Machine' is the perfect celebration of sound for gold-wired audiophiles. 'Only Love' is the first single off the album, already receiving lots of love from the DJ elite.

After 'Way Out West'(1997), 'Intensify' (2001) and 'Don't Look Now' (2004), the year 2009 will get some stars falling with a fresh Way Out West album. 'We Love Machine' is their ode to classic analogy synths and the beautiful music that's made with them.

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crystal_staffordCrystal Stafford has just released her album, "See Again".  Reading her Bio she has posted we love her style and vibe, and of course her music!

Ok, so. I am a self promoting musician, which means that I am writing my own bio. I think it's hilarious when self-promoting musicians write their own bios and talk about themselves in the third person, how wonderful they are. I'm not gonna do that. Honestly, for the past year I've been waiting tables in Santa Monica. However! The table waiting has come to an end - FOREVER! Last fall I toured as an opener for the Ginger Ninjas. We hit the east coast on bicycles. The tour was a low-impact, pedal generated music celebration. All equipment was towed and even powered using pedal-generated electricity. The audience was often invited to get on stage and pedal the bikes to make the sound, taking crowd participation to a new level.

As for me, I was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL (EAST COAST!) I started piano at 10, guitar at 15 and I've been singing... well, if you count singing along to Madonna LIKE A VIRGIN, then FOREVER. Moved to Hawaii at 18 (turned 19 a week later) to pursue academic studies. I majored in MARINEBIOLOGYZOOLOGYPOLITICALSTUDIESENVIRONMENTALSTUDIES, and all in the course of 5 years. Half way in I decided to pursue music. My father (bless him) talked me into finishing my studies, so I do have a degree in Environmental Studies, but I just play music... and teach yoga, and write, and lots of other things. However, I am so thankful for my studies. Studying the Environment opened my eyes to truth. The environment is not just about grassy fields, redwoods and coral reefs. The Environment is EVERYTHING. It is your surroundings. The people you meet. The clothes you wear. THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE YOUR CLOTHES.

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We are beings, coexisting. We are all connected. We are all one. These are the things that I am most interested in expressing through my muisc. I moved to Los Angeles to pursue music AND do a yoga teacher training which I finished in September 2007 (did I mention that I LOVE YOGA!?) Yoga profoundly influences my music, but not in a cheesy way. It is my hope that through music, I can give truth, hope and light to those who will listen (ok, so that was a little cheesy - but my music isn't - I PROMISE!). As for my music - I'm calling it "Indie-Electro-Folk," but really, you should just come experience it for yourself. PHIL GREEN AND THE PROJECT, HEAL YOU VIDEO.

polishedchromeOn the 30th of October Sine Music will publish Polished Chrome’s debut album entitled ‘First Experience’. The album will be available on CD and as download at well known online stores such as iTunes and Musicload.

The man behind ‘Polished Chrome’ is Marc Dietrich from Germany, who has been a producer and DJ for over 13 years and now, after much experimenting, feels that he has achieved his goal with ‘First Experience’. The album reveals his wide musical spectrum: a mixture of Chillout, Lounge and Electronic - very distinctive and always unmistakably ‘Polished Chrome’. His own language of sound which is embraced now by many people all over the world.

The album includes not only well known and successful tracks previously included on other compilations but also brand new compositions. Some of the tracks can be found on CDs such as ‘Cosmic Chill Lounge Vol.2 and Vol.3’, of which the track ‘Mala’ reached the Top Ten of the iTunes Electronic charts making Marc Dietrich, within a single year, one of the most sought-after producers in the Chillout/Lounge genre.

Perfectly ‘polished’ tracks with distinctive melodies and haunting grooves are guaranteed to captivate fans of the Chillout/Lounge genre and beyond.

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