This page, unlike the Labels
links page, does not aim to be a comprehensive listing. Instead, it is more
of a spotlight on certain artists who enjoyed airplay on Variety Is the Spice
of Life between 1999 (when this website was created) and about 2002.
Artist pages followed by a V are part of the Variety
Is the Spice of Life website. All others are external.
For more information on artists not linked here, check the artist's record
label or the Discogs.com
Links to artist pages on other sites
(in English unless otherwise noted):
- V - Japanese R&B singer who has collaborated
with such artists as DJ Krush, Dragon Ash, Yoshinori Sunahara, and Adrian
and Cameron - V - Amsterdam-based HCFDM duo.
- Infracom Records page on the Viennese trio.
- V - Innovative Japanese female vocalist.
of Foam - British project formerly known as Blueflame.
Cam - Archive.org's record of Sony Music France's now-defunct site. Navigation
in English, text in French.
Plastic Machine - V - Japanese DJ project
with a variety of influences.
Slim - V - Arbiter of big beat who has sinced
moved on to other, more aggressive sounds.
- V - Reggae-influenced breakbeat outfit composed
of DJs, MCs, and breakdancers.
Armada - Official site for the versatile British duo.
High Yummies - V - The catchy, quintessentially
HCFDM project of Masanori Ikeda.
- Official site for the understated but catchy British "folk-hop-tronica"
Ikeda - V - Japanese DJ whose projects include
Mansfield, Montparnasse, and the High Yummies.
- Illicit Records site for the artist whose music contains elements of hip-hop,
soul, breaks, and more.
Loco - V - French downtempo artist.
Jelly - Official site for the quirky British downtempo project.
- V - The bossa-inflected, retro-lounge project
of Japanese DJ Masanori Ikeda.
Solaar - Universal Music France's site on the pioneering French hip-hop
artist. In French.
Royale - V - British project who have moved
from "intelligent big beat" into other sounds.
- V - Japanese DJ Masanori Ikeda's quirky-breakbeat
- V - Bristol-based group with the soulful vocals
of Skye Edwards.
and Osiris - New York City-based project.
Five - V - Now-defunct lounge- and '60s-pop-influenced
Japanese pop project.
- Astralwerks Records site for the Norwegian project billed as "the Scandinavian
Sunahara - V - Japanese DJ and solo electronic
Tei - V - Versatile Japanese DJ and solo
artist, formerly known as DJ Towa Towa of Deee-Lite.
Corporation - V - Washington, D.C.-based
- Official site for the Washington, D.C. electronic project.
- V - Collaboration headed by James Lavelle of
Bustle, and Out - Official site of the British project whose styles have
ranged from Eastern-tinged breakbeat to hip-hop and beyond.
1000 - V - Bringing the breakbeat/HCFDM sound
to the U.S.
page created October 1999 - Last modified August