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12 STONE TODDLER

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Back in 2007, 12 Stone Toddler were indisputably one of the most exciting and original bands to have come out of an already vibrant and buzzing music scene in Brighton; music capital of the UK’s South Coast. They were quickly identified as a group highly likely to break through by all those who heard them.

Not only were they a superb live outfit of virtuoso musicians with a strong stage presence, but they brandished an eclectic (even fearlessly) broad and original musical style. Their impeccable songwriting and wonderful delivery set them further apart still. No two songs sounded the same. There was no formula. Yet everything they touched had the same hallmark: quirky, original, dark, accomplished, beautiful, unique, funny, philosophical. They were genuinely loved by local press and fans alike.

Two superb albums – DOES IT SCARE YOU? (2007) and SCHEMING (2009) came out in quick succession. They consolidated the band’s cult following, achieved rapturous critical acclaim and amassed considerable support, but then, like something from one of their own songs, the band simply disappeared.

Until now that is…. 10 years on, 12 Stone Toddler are back! Now signed to Freshly Squeezed and with a new line-up including the founder members and songwriters Ben Jones and Chris Otero on Keyboards, Bass and Vocals respectively, they have played selected shows at Glastonbury, Boomtown and Bestival 2017, with a not-so-secret sell out show in their hometown of Brighton

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Emma Morton & The Graces

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“Emma Morton & the Graces pull you into their evocative and mysterious world full of juxtaposing experiences of love and hate, fear and freedom…” (Moodboard Magazine, 2017)
Emma Morton & the Graces is a three-piece band layered with elements of jazz, roots-rock and folk, brought together by Emma’s Scottish vocals and the band’s Italian roots in a unique and authentic collaboration. Composed of singer-songwriter Emma Morton, drummer Piero Perelli and guitarist Luca Giovacchini, their debut album Bitten by the Devil is a raw piece of music, exploring the taboo worlds of sex, violence and depression with freedom and honesty.
There are several celebrated collaborators on the album, including platinum selling artist Raphael Gualazzi, Gabriele Evangelista, Antonio Gramentieri (Sacri Cuori, Don Antonio) and Grammy Winner Gene Paul.

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The Sweet Life Society

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After their debut album “Swing Circus” was released by Warner (2014), the Turin based DJ duo formed a band and (quite literally) toured the world playing festival stages around the globe. With a subsequent movie soundtrack featured at the Venice Film Festival in the interim, The Sweet Life Society have now returned. Signing with Freshly Squeezed, they have released their follow-up album Antique Beats”. Featuring a mash up of vintage styles, electronica, dub, reggae and more recently even middle eastern sounds; the band has been described as ‘a sound bridge between Turin, Kingston and Brixton’.

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JAWN

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JAWN has been involved in various bands and musical projects for over a decade, absorbing a range of genres from electro swing to trip-hop and dubstep. He is known for his fresh new sound which combines a glitchy hip-hop-insfused production style with the musicality of vintage remixes. 

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Atom Smith

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As one half of The Gentlemen Callers of Los Angeles, Atom developed and produced almost a dozen releases, including multiple projects for film, television, and performance. Atom has also made ubiquitous international DJ appearances from Glastonbury to his home-turf Burning Man Festival to Coachella among many others. 

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The Swing Bot

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With a style that demonstrates his club-based musical heritage The Swing Bot combines the dark, relentless sounds of underground electronic music with a vintage jazz tradition, creating his own pulsating melange of French house and electro-swing.

The Swing Bot, forever hidden behind his illuminated moustache mask, will present his first release with Freshly Squeezed later on this year.

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SWINGROWERS

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SWINGROWERS (pronounced Swing Grow’ers) are an accomplished four-piece band from Palermo in Sicily off the southern coast of Italy.

Known for their string of superb singles, albums and EPs as well as their incredible live shows, the band have done official remixes for platinum selling artists like Caro Emerald (Grandmono) or Millie Smalls (Island Records) and tours with bands like Caravan Palace or Parov Stelar. They’ve also toured North America, Europe, Japan and India in their own right and have performed at literally hundreds of festivals around the world including the main stage of the Blue Note Festival in Japan.

Their sound is a mix of styles from jazz to hip-hop, electronica to gypsy swing but has been steadily evolving since their debut into a unique vintage-inspired pop.

The first album, PRONOUNCED SWING’GROWERS (2012), was largely a sample-based affair very much part of the emerging electro-swing genre and featuring the two founding members Loredana Grimaudo on vocals and Roberto Costa (A.K.A. PiSk) on production duties.

This was followed with the addition of jazz guitarist Alessio Costagliola for the single QUEEN OF SWING (2013) with guests London-based brass section and producers Gypsy Hill. 2013 also saw the start of the series of cover versions that became the DO NOT COVER EP (2014) featuring guests The Lost Fingers on PUMP UP THE JAM and the bands version of Paulo Conte’s Italian classic VIA CON ME .

Follow-up album REMOTE (2014), saw the band expand to a five-piece with the addition of  Davide Rizzuto on Violin and Ciro Pusateri on Alto Saxophone and singles THAT’S RIGHT! and MIDNIGHT.

With multi-million views on YouTube and a hectic touring schedule, the band have settled into their current incarnation of sax, guitar, vocals and beats and following the success of the single BUTTERFLY (2017) release their 3rd full length album OUTSIDEIN in 2018.

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FAB SAMPERI

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Fab Samperi is a musician, producer and DJ from Italy, active in the Funky Breaks & Nu-Jazz music scene since 2007. He’s often referred to as the inventor of the “Power Bossa” style. Fab is not only an expert musician himself, he’s also been busy producing a bunch of successful remixes for acts like Skeewiff, Mo’Horizons and Ursula 1000 just to name a few.

The past years have seen him getting wide exposure through national and international radio airplay (BBC, WDR, RAI, Triple J) and TV appearances.“

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CHARLIE BEALE

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With a string of releases on Freshly Squeezed, Charlie Beale’s fiery blend of funk, swing jazz and delta blues jumped up with 21st Century production is gaining him a worthy reputation.

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JEM STONE

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Jem Stone’s unique take on any genre is compelling and highly individual. He made an impressive and memorable contribution to the early days of electro swing with the break-beat, dance-floor-filling flavors of his debut release on Freshly Squeezed, the Electric Circus EP (2010).

Jem continues to amaze with his perfectly timed and unexpectedly fresh twist on a sound that has sometimes, in less skilled hands, become formulaic in it’s swift rise.

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KDF

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Lodekka

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JFB

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A scratch DJ and party rocker extraordinaire whose unrivalled skills have won him the UK DMC Championship in 2007, 2011 and 2015, and in 2016 took him to the world finals of the Red Bull Thre3style championships. His entry video has had over 1.3 million views and his qualifying routine won him the respect of the world’s biggest DJs as well as an army of new fans all across the globe.

Unlike many turntablists, JFB also knows how to balance beat juggling with dropping dance floor bombs.“A scratch DJ and party rocker extraordinaire whose unrivalled skills have won him the UK DMC Championship in 2007, 2011 and 2015, and in 2016 took him to the world finals of the Red Bull Thre3style championships.

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Foxluv

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The first European offering (and the first vinyl release) from San Francisco’s minimal electro-funk duo, FOXGLUV.

Their full live incarnation has built a reputation Stateside as a band not-to-miss with their genre-bending CALIFORNIAN cyber-sex-a-delica, most notably at FESTIVALS like the world-famous BURNING MAN in the Nevada desert. The 12′ EP includes the best 2 cuts from their WEA-recorded FLAME AND FORTUNE album plus a totally exclusive remix by renowned ‘ambient techno innovator’ (All Music Guide) JONAH SHARP of SPACETIME CONTINUUM fame.

TRIPLE CHERRY is a sparse, sexy slice of down-tempo electronica with a fresh sound and a fat laid-back beat, while the flip-side’s XXX FILES raises the stakes (not to mention the eyebrows, or indeed, the pulse) with it’s X-rated rap about transexual alien abduction recounted over a booty-licous beat that suggests everything from George Clinton’s Mothership Connection to ‘a trip-hop Deee-lite?’ (The San Francisco Chronicle).

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DODO

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London based electronic musician and artist.

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Klischée

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Klischée has been shaking up the Swiss music scene for years. Their live performances are famous for making people want to get up and dance. The band is taking live electro to the next level.

Their stunning visuals and nonstop legwork will inspire even the most stubborn of people to move

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DON AIR

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Don Air are an unlikely trio of German chippies who met in the late 90’s on a building site in South London. They were destined to create the last release on the Stereo MC’s ill-fated label, the late Response Records.

Their album Carpenter’s Delight was a brilliantly off-beat gem. Due to label and distribution issues, the album disappeared almost as mysteriously as it appeared, only to be rediscovered and republished for fans by Freshly Squeezed.

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JENOVA COLLECTIVE

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The Jenova Collective is a 7-piece British dance band with electric stage presence and raucous energy.

These guys started playing together in 2014 after meeting at Leeds College of Music and have torn up high profile stages internationally ever since.

Jenova Collective’s electric combination of vintage samples, gypsy-jazz guitar, funky bass, screeching sax, dirty synths & live drums all fronted by front woman LOUQ, creates something which could be described as Caravan Palace meets Hot Chip meets the Chemical Brothers with a heavy electro house/DnB twist.“

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THE VOODOO TROMBONE QUARTET

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Created in 2004 by producer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Thorpe, the Voodoo Trombone Quartet began as a joke.

Thorpe had posted some tracks by the fictitious quartet on an internet message board, claiming they were recently rediscovered recordings by a long lost combo.

His fun mix of classic ska and modern breakbeat immediately took off, with the board receiving thousands of requests for downloads.

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LEMON

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Nick Hollywood, aka Lemon, is a UK based artist and the DJ behind London’s Montepulciano Nightclub.

Perhaps best known for his innovative re-imagination of one of 60’s pop-culture’s finest moments (i.e. the classic Batman Theme) Lemon cemented his position as an influential figure in the burgeoning Electro-Swing music scene.

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