101 Word Bio: MARQUE GILMORE

MARQUE GILMORE “the inna•most” Founder-member of NYC’s Black Rock Coalition; critically acclaimed worldwide with his international music-multi-media-performance-project DRUM-FM; Worked with an international array of leading artists: Joe Zawinul, Talvin Singh, Nitin Sawhney, Roy Ayers, Vernon Reid, his brother David Gilmore, Graham Haynes, Steve Williamson, Katia Labeque, Steve Coleman, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Keziah Jones, Susheela Ramen, Cuban pianists Omar Sosa & Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Malian musician-historian Cheick-Tidiane-Seck, legendary Afro-Beat-drummer Tony Allen, special live projects with STING, plus a 10-year-history with UK-DJ-Producer STATE-OF-BENGAL. “It’s no coincidence that London’s most compelling fusion outfits... all feature Gilmore-as-anchorman. We’ll only realize how important he is in years to come.” John Lewis-TimeOut-LONDON www.tribalbroadcast.com www.drumfm.com www.tribal-festival.net www.clfplanet.com ------------------------------------------

WILLIAMS CUMBERBACHE - co-creator KULT-U-REAL™

WILLIAMS CUMBERBACHE is one of the key figures in the UK Latin music scene. His experience and multi-instrumental talents have earned him accolades for his work as lead percussionist for Venezuelan-based Grupo Folklorico Autoctono and Grupo Madera; research for the Biggott Foundation/Madera Cultural Studies Centre, Caracas; co-organiser of the week-long carnival SAN JUAN BAUTISTA Festival; and the BBC Radio 3 “Spirit of the Earth” Festival in 1992. Williams has recorded with a diverse group of artists such as Cathy Dennis, Bueno Vista Social Club’s Grammy Award winning co-producer Juan de Marcos Gonzalez (‘Dundunbanza’ on World Circuit Records) to performing on UK’s Channel 4 with The CURE plus a long list of recordings from Senegal’s Cheick Lo and UK house music maestro Phil Asher to drum’n’bass producer Nathan Haines and Hip-Hop stylist DJ Spinna.

STATE OF BENGAL short bio.1 - MAIN COLLABORATOR

STATE OF BENGAL is one of the Key Dj / Producers to have emerged from the Cutting Edge British Asian Music scene that emerged in the late 90's that gave birth to the 'Asian Underground' movement. His reputation as one of the most innovative and pioneering artists is still held today as he continues to pushes the boundaries with his varied projects and albums. His reputation as an innovative and exciting producer / Dj was projected further at the cutting edge Anokha club nites where he was one of the Key Dj's. His music and unique Dj style of weaving an eclectic mix , from Indian Classical, breakbeat, Hip-Hop, tabla driven beats, melodic vocals to smashed up beats and funk was instrumental in the success and aesthetic of the highly acclaimed club nite. His eruptive tracks Flight IC408 and Chittagong Chill, featured on Talvin Singh's Anokha compilation became the anthems of the scene, the industry and media hailed the tracks as groundbreaking and they still have the power to explode the dance floor today. SOB's respected reputation ensured him to be courted by several major labels, culminating in a deal with Indie Label, One Little Indian in Sep 97. It was at Anokha; Bjork discovered and fell in love with SOB's music and unique Djing style, She was so inspired that she asked him to open for her world tour and remix the track 'Hunter' for her Homogenic album (end of 97) and a musical friendship was struck. Their mutual respect as artist developed that led to Bjork pursuing Sam to sign up to her label One Little Indian. State Of Bengal's reputation for pushing the boundaries and 'stepping out' to produce eclectic 'out of the box' albums as well as his archives of dance tracks has gained him further and continuing respect as one of the innovators and Pioneer's of the British Asian music scene. At present state of Bengal is working on 2 concept idea's including SKIP-IJ, a dance music conceptÉ..watch out for this one its gonna be hopping IN and OUT of the box! All artist info on www.stateofbengal.com

DJ KRAZY: Legendary Underground Stockholm DJ Soldier

DJ KRAZY: http://www.clubdecks.se Scratched his way thru the 80´s Composed the music to the underdog Hip Hop band Sons Of Soul Started his belief @ legendary clubs in Sweden/Stockholm like Melody, Ritz and Gino Booked 100´s of artist´s to various places Released music on labels like Swe mix, TVT & Hybrid Built landmarks like Soulnights, Drum n´Bass Jazz, Konkreet Jungle and Fastfood Played @ Giant Step, Big Sound, Le Palace, Mambo Inn, The Nells, Kerma, Tavern on the Green/NYC, Bassment, Fresh, Db, Berns, Beats and Styles, Rangus Tangus, Lydmar & Svart Kaffe Appeared live on the air on Def Fm, MRS, Liquid Sound Lounge, P3, Gaia-Live, Radio Mafia & Radio Kaos Runs two projects; Stamina & Exodus 7 to 10 All this and more thanks to you the dancer and music-makers. Sharpneck Sound Lounge (every Sunday 19-22:00 local Swe/tyme) email: krazy@clubdecks.se Log in and listen LIVE using this link: http://www.clubdecks.se:2000

'JazzHead' DJ MICKEY SMITH: Creative Arts Entrepreneur & Smokin' DJ!

‘JazzHead’ DJ MICKEY SMITH www.clfplanet.com/clffounders.html A Cool Vibe Thang to Culture Chronics Renowned for his hard 'one drop n' intro' back to back style of Djaying, Mickey 's dance floor direct sets of BATUCAADA, NU JAZZ FUSION, BREAKS, BARRIO N' AFRO BEATS, JUNGLE, DRUM & BASS, have rocked and educated crowds from HONG KONG to LONDON, THAILAND to JAMAICA. Eclectic, Hectic and always on point! Under the company names A COOL VIBE THANG (1992-1997) RESURRECTED (1997-2001) and now CULTURE CHRONICS (2002 - date) Mickey has also promoted and Djayed alongside LEGENDARY / CUTTING EDGE ACTS: GIL SCOTT HERON, LONNIE LISTON SMITH, LEE SCRATCH PERRY, GALLIANO, URBAN SPECIES, BADMARSH +SHRI, 4 HERO, MARQUE GILMORE & DRUM FM, KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE, UNITED FUTURE ORGANISATION, JTQ, SARAH JONES, MONDO GROSSO, MONDAY MICHURU, ATTICA BLUES, NORMAN JAY, ADRIAN SHERWOOD, SAIAN SUPA CREW, EDDIE PILLER, JAMES LAVELLE, DJ KRUSH VS DJ SHADOW, THE SHRINE COLLECTIVE, MARQUE GILMORE & DRUM FM, NOBUKAZU TAKEMUURA, THE HERBALISER VS DJ FOOD, SNOWBOY + more. Clubs hosted & promoted include [HONG KONG] the jazz fusion roving monthly “THE REBIRTH OF COOL”, the dirty rare groove temple, THE FUNK PIT, the eclectic International concert series (X10 events) THE COOL VIBE REVIEW SEASONS 1 & 2 and [LONDON] the influential weekly Improvisational live music meets art / film / theatre / turntabletipnology “ARMAGHETTO” at The Fridge, and the original 'VS' monster, CLASH which saw 28 poets, 16 DJs and 8 bands from 16 Cutting edge underground record labels battle it out head to head for aural supremacy. Again hosted at DJ level by MICKEY SMITH the line ups Included REINFORCED, JAZZ FUDGE, SKAM, URBAN TAKEOVER, MONUMENTAL and ACID JAZZ at THE SCALA and 100 % DYNAMITE VS RODIGANS REGGAE and MOBO Clubs of the year, FRESH & FUNKY VS ROTATION at Brixton’s MASS.

JAZZHEAD CHRONIC DJ MICKEY SMITH: Full Biography