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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.

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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afterlife shikasta largeThe most featured artist on Café del Mar and this year’s UMTV release “Café Mambo 20 years of Ibiza Chill” delivers his 7th album of lush cutting edge Balearic beats with fine vocals from the people’s favourite Rachel Lloyd and Ella May (Nightmares on Wax). With so many amazing tracks and remixes, (Dirty Vegas - Setting Sun) (Lana del Rey - National Anthem), it is no surprise that the new artist album, Shikasta has the potential to be one of the best chillout albums for 2014. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

afterlifeSteve Miller is Afterlife. The top UK Downtempo producer. The most played artist in Ibiza, at least at the beach bars and anywhere into lush, lilting, chilled and totally saturated sounds of impeccable taste. He is the sunset phenomenon, purveyor of deep and soulful music. Steve has worked with K - Klass, Jose Padilla, Chris Coco, Lenny Ibizarre, Cathy Battistessa, Matt Black and others too numerous to mention. He comes from a latin jazz/reggae/house background cutting his engineering and production techniques with the legendary Karl Pitterson who produced Handsworth Revolution by Steel Pulse and engineered the Exodus album for Bob Marley.

 

The first ever Afterlife gig was played at The Glade in Glastonbury Festival 2000 to a very surprised audience - they were not expecting chillout but loved it all the same. Other gigs in Ibiza during july that year including the exquisite Dreamdaze at Kumharas, Pacha Playa, Base Bar and rounding off by headlining at Cafe Del Mar 20th anniversary along with A Man Called Adam, Mandalay, Levitation and Trumpetman. The gig was televised by MTV. During 2002 Steve played the sunset at Cafe Mambo before going on to chill the crowds at The Roof Terrace at Pacha, Ibiza every week complementing Roger Sanchez in the main room on his Release Yourself nights. His blissful remix of Another Chance was the only remix to be included on the the UK Number 1 hit single. He co-compiled Cafe Mambo with Pete Gooding and the new Osmoz series with ex Cafe del Mar resident Bruno.

 

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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Emancipator’s first album, “Soon It Will Be Cold Enough,” a collection of melodious, headnodic beats produced in clean detail, dropped in December of 2006. His only marketing effort was to post a note on MySpace asking fans to check out the album, adding, “If you are a record label, then please sign me.”

Within weeks, he’d been signed by Japanese superproducer Nujabes. “Soon It Will Be Cold Enough” sold more than 5,000 copies in Japan in the first six months. Puma sponsored an Emancipator tour in Japan, where Emancipator gave his first press interview ever – to the editor of Rolling Stone.

“‘Soon It Will Be Cold Enough’ beautifully mixes hip-hop beats with guitar feedback and a delicate piano melody,” says Rolling Stone. “You can feel his energy when he performs.”  Emancipator continues to reap accolades from digital music tastemakers. “Shook,” a mashup that perfectly mixes Mobb Deep’s mighty raps with a haunting track from the Icelandic band Sigur Ros, was the highest-rated song on Hype Machine’s “Best 50 Songs of 2007,” and reappeared on Hype Machine as the #2 most popular song in April 2009.

The album can be purchase at Emancipator Music

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