SwamiMillion
A duo composed of Si Willams and Will Horrocks, two of the founding members of LV, a London-based production trio who have had releases on renowned dance music labels Hyperdub, Keysound and more. As LV they’ve worked with the cutting edge of South Africa’s underground as well as dub and reggae artists. They also recently won a Worldwide Award from Gilles Peterson for their session with Tigran Hamasyan.

SwamiMillion biography
Fawda Trio
The Fawda Trio project navigates through sacred and profane repertoires testifying to an antique musical heritage that remains open to contamination. Fawda is an encounter between tradition and innovation that touches on the sonorities of Gnawa music, psychedelia and jazz. Gnawa music is pure groove, the warm, low sound of the guembri and voices transporting you across time. Fawda Trio join LV aka Swamimillion for the 2013/14 production Road To Essaouira. Fawda Trio biography
Jealousguy
Jealousguy is a producer from Hokkaido, Northern Japan. With a unique and distinct take on electronic and instrumental hip hop she's received praise from Japan and abroad. She joins Original Cultures for the Kidsuke and Guests tour in November 2012 and also contributes to the first release in the Zoooriginals 7" series. [Photography: Dan Medhurst]


Jealousguy biography
Kidkanevil
Kidkanevil is a London-based producer with a long history in the UK hip hop and electronic scenes. He is an alumni of the Red Bull Music Academy and artist with various labels including Ninja Tune (as part of Stateless) and First Word. In 2011 he formed Kidsuke alongside Daisuke Tanabe. He joins Original Cultures for the Kidsuke and Guests tour in November 2012. [Photography: Dan Medhurst] Kidkanevil biography
Daisuke Tanabe
Daisuke Tanabe is a Japanese producer, based in Tokyo. He is an alumni of Red Bull Music Academy and artist with various labels including PMC and Circulations. In 2011 he formed Kidsuke alongside Kidkanevil. He joins Original Cultures for the Kidsuke and Guests tour in November 2012 and also contributes to the first release in the Zoooriginals 7" series.

Daisuke Tanabe biography
David Loom
David Loom is an artist and visual designer who works on artistic productions, research and implementation of technology in the arts. He joined the 2011 Original Cultures production The Formula as a visual artist, bringing his unique live video manipulations to the mix. [Photography: Luca Sgamellotti]


David Loom biography
Valerio Evangelisti
Valerio Evangelisti is a famous author and writer based in Bologna. Original Cultures' 2011 production The Formula is based on a short story written by Valerio Evangelisti. As such his work forms the basis for the entire production of both visual arts and music as well as the concept of the show. [Photography: Luca Sgamellotti]

Valerio Evangelisti biography
Pietro Babina
Pietro Babina is an Italian director whose work in the world of theatre have won him numerous accolades and prizes worldwide. In 2011 he joined Original Cultures as director of The Formula production. He also directed the video for the Om Unit remix of Beat Inc.'s Just Remember. [Photography: Luca Sgamellotti]


Pietro Babina biography
MEAT Collective
The MEAT Collective was born in 2004 from the union of five young professionals operating in the fields of graphic projection, illustration and photography. Their common interest was graffiti writing. The MEAT Collective took part in Original Cultures' 2011 production The Formula as visual artists, helping to craft the typographical element of the live show. [Photography: Luca Sgamellotti] MEAT Collective biography
HED
HED is a young Italian drummer that combines elements of jazz, hip hop and funk in his work. He was part of the 2011 production The Formula, for which he played drums. Following this he formed Beat Inc. with B.Kun and released their debut EP on Original Cultures Records in 2012. [Photography: Luca Sgamellotti]

HED biography
Mannaman / Blackjob
Mannaman is an accomplished bass player who's been a part of key Italian scenes throughout his career, including hip hip and ska collectives and bands. In 2011 he took part in Original Cultures' The Formula production, playing bass in the band directed by B.Kun. Under his Blackjob alias he has released his debut EP on Original Cultures Records in 2012. [Photography: Luca Sgamellotti] Mannaman biography
Architeq
Architeq is London-based producer and mixing engineer Sam Annand. He is often joined by Scott Donald or Jerome Tchernyan on drums/percussion for his live shows. He was the dubmaster for Original Cultures' 2011 production The Formula. [Photography: Luca Sgamellotti]


Architeq biography
Danilo Mineo
Danilo Mineo is a versatile percussion player who has worked with artists internationally and teaches afro-latin percussion in Bologna and Milan. He was part of The Expanding Disco Machine during Original Cultures' 2010 production From Inner Space and returned in 2011 for The Formula, as part of the band directed by B.Kun. [Photography: Luca Sgamellotti]

Danilo Mineo biography
Bioshi
Bioshi is a young Italian multi-instrumentalist, producer and scratch DJ. He wrote and directed all the music for Original Cultures' 2011 production The Formula alongside a four-piece band and dubmaster. Following the production he and the drummer, Hed, formed Beat Inc. and released their first EP on Original Cultures Records. [Photography: Luca Sgamellotti]

Bioshi biography
Opificio Ciclope
OPIFICIO CICLOPE is a production company founded in 1995. Techno-artisans pursuing quality, they represent one of the few Italian brands born in the 90s to have survived the millennium. They were in charge of the visual concepts and show for Original Cultures' 2010 production From Inner Space. They returned in 2011 to look after the footage and video graphics of the 2011 production The Formula. [Photography: Luca Sgamellotti] Opificio Ciclope biography
Katzuma
Katzuma is an Italian producer based in Bologna with a long and rich history in the Italian hip hop scene. With an interest and passion for the classic house and disco sounds of New York he was the musical mastermind behind Original Cultures 2010 production From Inner Space, working with and directing his band, The Expanding Disco Machine. [Photography: Luca Sgamellotti] Katzuma biography
The Expanding Disco Machine
The Expanding Disco Machine is a band put together by Katzuma and Original Cultures for the 2010 production From Inner Space. Assembled from local session musicians from Bologna, the band debuted in July 2010 at the From Inner Space live show - the culmination of a month's preparation and a week's rehearsals. [Photography: Luca Sgamellotti]

The Expanding Disco Machine biography
Hiraki Sawa
Hiraki Sawa was born in Ishikawa, Japan. He currently lives and works in London. His work focuses on the use of video projections and installations. He was part of the Original Cultures artist roster for 2010 taking part in the London pilot event. [Photography: Charlie Whatley]


Hiraki Sawa biography
DEM
Like a modern alchemist, DEM creates his surreal creatures, weird characters that live in between the most imperceptibles layers of human reality. He was part of the Original Cultures artist roster for 2009/2010 taking part in the first two pilot events in Bologna and London. [Photography: Anna Marocco] DEM biography
Will Barras
Will Barras is an illustrator and artist living and working in London. Born in Birmingham in 1973 he spent his formative years in Bristol. He was part of the Original Cultures artist roster for 2009/2010 taking part in the first two pilot events in Bologna and London. [Photography: Charlie Whatley] Will Barras biography
Ericailcane
Ericailcane is a visual artist based in Bologna who has exhibited worldwide. He was part of the Original Cultures artist roster for 2009/2010 taking part in the first two pilot events in Bologna and London. His artwork also features on the first Zoooriginal 7" release. [Photography: Charlie Whatley] Ericailcane biography
Tayone
Tayone is an Italian DJ and producer. He was part of the Original Cultures artist roster for 2009/2010 taking part in the first two pilot events in Bologna and London. Perhaps Italy's most famous scratch DJ with a long history and reputation to match, he's now an in-demand DJ and works with MCs. He appeared on the second Original Cultures Records release, Trashdub EP by Blackjob. Tayone biography
Om Unit
Om Unit is a London-based producer who was part of the Original Cultures artist roster for 2009/2010 taking part in the first two pilot events in Bologna and London. He took part in the project in the first year in which he started working and performing under his new alias following an earlier career under the name 2tall. He was also featured as a remixer on the Original Cultures release 'The Formula' EP. Om Unit biography
tatsuki*
tatsuki* is a Japanese artist who spent time in Europe and Japan. He was part of the Original Cultures artist roster for 2009/2010 taking part in the first two pilot events in Bologna and London. He was also the first artist to release on the Original Cultures label set up in 2011 with his digital single, Mirror In Bologna. The music for the single was written during his time with the project. tatsuki* biography