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Two Turntables And A Funky Piano
Jim Dunloop began to train as a classical piano player at the age of four. At his minor age he was analyzing the compositions of Gershwin and Bruback, leading to a keen interest in jazz music. He quickly developed his knowledge of the creative works of many great jazz/funk pianists such as Herbie Hancock , Bob James , Chick Corea and Adam Makiewicz.
In the year 2004 they both met in Berlin for the first time and quickly began to collaborate on shows and production. Their first vinyl releases on the infamous Milk Crate label, "The Antique Anthem", "Bombay Raw" & "Finale 74", were very succesful in the worldwide dj-circuit, followed by a cover version of Babe Ruth's "The Mexican" in 2006, which was dubbed by UK's Jazzman Gerald as "the" version to have. On the remix tip they build a strong reputation with works for artists lie All Good Funk Alliance, Deela or Kid Gusto.Their past tour schedule proved their ability to rock internationaly with stops allover europe as in NYC, Japan, Dubai, Hong Kong, Russia, Israel & Australia.
The live performance of Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop is best defined as a mix of DJing, Turntablism and the highest of piano art. Together they gain 50 years of musical experience!
Malena Perez – Born in Atlanta, raised in New York, rooted in Cuba. Malena Perez gained first attention with her debut LP „Stars“ in 2006, for which she worked with e.g. Kenny Dope, Michael Johnson, Alix Alvarez and Osunlade. Besides that she’s running her own independent label „Cubanita Groove“. Malena is living in Berlin.
Flomega – His raspy voice sounds like the missing link between the fat bloke from the Commitments and Lemmy from Motörhead. Originally from Bremen, Flomega is now living in Berlin. After collaborating with artists like Suff Daddy, Retrogott or Lefties Soul Connection, the „Joe Cocker of B-Boy“ is currently tearing down walls with his band „The Ruffcats“.
Mr. Complex – Constantly on the scene since 1995, Queensbridge representative Mr. Complex released several solo-LP’s, worked with Mr. Lif, Pharoahe Monch or Morcheeba and was part of the Supergroup „Polyrhythm Addicts“ (w/ DJ Spinna, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Apani B Fly and Tiye Phoenix).
Mr. Lif – The Philadelphia based rapper, originally from Boston, is often referred to as one of the most eloquent and politically aware MC’s of his time. He is best known for his work with El-P and his Def-Jux label. He has released 3 solo studio-albums, is part of The Perceptionists (w/ Akrobatik and Fakts One) and was also featured on Marc Hype’s debut LP „1973*Recon“ („Pull Out Your Cut“).
Blowfly – Born as Clarence Reid in Georgia in 1945, Blowfly worked as a songwriter for people like Sam & Dave, Gwen McCrae or Betty Wright during the 1960’s and 70’s. When he started recording under his own moniker „Blowfly“ he became not only the alleged first rapper ever but also the godfather of explicit lyrics. Since 2005 he’s also been recording with avantgarde punk icons Jello Biafra and Otto von Schirach and toured with Die Ärzte.
Lady Daisey – With her parents playing in a Top 40–coverband, Lady Daisey was literally raised on the road. She learned to sing and play at an early age and after testing the waters with several band projects, she hooked up with her nowadays husband to form „Heavenly Noises“. She lives in Florida and Berlin.
Sara De Bourgeois – Sara is the voice behind Marc Hype and Jim Dunloop’s seminal version of Babe Ruth’s „The Mexican“. Sara was further affiliated with the project „Mindmusic“.
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