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mozezMozez dedication to music takes us back to his early days of singing with his brothers. He was first noticed however in 1996 as part of the duo Spirits who gave us the memorable Don't Bring Me Down and Spirit Inside (15th and 18th in the national charts respectively).

He was to create more magic later with the band Zero 7, whom he wrote, sang and toured with for a number of years, the product of which we are still hearing daily with songs such as "This World", "I Have Seen", "Simple Things", "Warm Sound", "Morning Song" etc., which has graced the airways since 2001 and has become classics in their own right.

2005 brought another change to Mozez's growing career producing and writing with the likes of Guy Sigsworth, (Madonna, Bjork, Seal) Ben Chapman (Pink Floyd), George Evelyn (Nightmares On Wax), Alex Morris and Tom Quick, giving us a broader view of his talent. So Still, his first solo album, was a passionate cleverly crafted album one that is worth listening to over and over again, with songs such as "Feel Free",(soundtrack on CSI and the movie Running for Time) "Baby Blue", "Venus Rise", "Fuzz" and "Beautiful Day".

His new album The Absolute features Melanie Blatt (All Saints) and production from George Evelyn (Nightmares on Wax) Tony White plus other writers and producers. Mozez has imparted more of his production ability on his latest work giving us a slightly harder edge to this softly spoken man.

The Absolute he describes as a journey, a journey into a multi floral expanse of coloured sounds. Mozez is well known for his writing ability and his unusual yet profound lyrics. He has produced over the years with a number of people, such as Melanie Blatt (All Saints), Tony White, Tom Quick, Alex Morris,Guy Sigsworth, Hamlet Luton, Henry Binns, Sam Hardaker, Robin Mullakey, Raj Gupta, Pete Lawrence, Laura B. and Michale Arkk.

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.

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.
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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