With Rap and R&B taking over as the best selling genres of music in America today, it has become popular in the culture to be a Hip Hop Mogul. This documentary charts the rag to riches stories of Russell Simmons, Sean "P.Diddy" Combs and Damon Dash, three of today's top Moguls. To date they have conquered the world of music, fashion and transcended their industry to become celebrities in pop culture. Although their stories are similar they have all taken different paths to become top music executives. From never before seen testimonials and rare video footage we uncover the secret truth on how they became Hip Hop Mogu... + INFO
A leading figure in the UKs electronic music scene, Mark Jenkins has played with White Noise, Arthur Brown and members of Can, Gong, Van Der Graaf Generator and Tangerine Dream. He is the author of the acclaimed books Analog Synthesizers and iPad Music (Jenkins became the first musician in the world to release a CD created entirely on the Apple iPad).Analog Archives is a collection of recordings from the early to mid eighties. Armed with his Moog Sonic Six, Sequential Prophet 600, EDP Wasp & Spider and other legendary electronic weapons Mark Jenkins delivers envolving electronic textures that could be filed along thos... + INFO
Project Koto, one of the main Italo disco legends from the 80s until now had in their discography one "blank spot", which is now filled in by the Mirumir label.Koto became popular in the early 80s and released several very successful singles on their own label Memory Records (where, by the way were releases from Baby's Gang, Ken Laszlo and other popular Italo disco performers). However, things were going badly at the company, so the entire roster (along with the brand Koto) was sold to the German company Bernhard Mikulski. Because of this, all of the early hits on their debut album, "Masterpieces" were presented in th... + INFO
Future Generation is the first and most successful album of the Dutch Italo disco / spacesynth project from producer Eric Van Fleet and Michiel van der Kuy. Laserdance incorporates soulful cosmogony, space and Jean-Michel Jarre, putting it on a Hi-NRG-rail a la Patrick Cowley and other pioneers of synthesizer dance music. The album was first published in Holland in 1987, where it was warmly received by the audience and sold nearly 150 thousand copies. Future Generation, often called the "bible of spacesynth", significantly increased interest in music in this genre. Reissued on LP.
Gianni Coraini, better known under the pseudonym Ken Laszlo, released only one album in the eighties but that has not prevented him from being one of the more beloved artists of the Italo disco scene. Ken Laszlo can be compared with such bright stars of the 80s disco scene as Savage or Fancy. The first release in Europe became a hit single. "Hey Hey Guy", was released in 1984 under the pseudonym Ken Laszlo. His songs "Tonight", "Glasses Man", "Don't Cry", and "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8", all published under the same pseudonym, also became big hits in discos across Europe and beyond. The S/T debut album which includes all those ... + INFO