Washington DC based disco/funk group Banbarra's sole known single, "Shack Up" was recorded at Track Recorders and released on the United Artists label in the mid 1970's, and while obscure, has had a lasting dancefloor impact, turning up on numerous compilations, reissues and in hip hop and drum & bass samples. The group was apparently a "one hit wonder" featuring songwriters Moe Daniels and Joseph Anthony Carter. Billboard denotes the interesting fact that in 1976 "Shack Up" hit as high as #4 on the Club Play Singles chart and spent more than 8 weeks on the Disco trackcharts.
Bardo State tells the story like you have never heard it before. Their debut album Mariposa beholds a rare synthesis of classical & pop, an exquisite intersection between ambient & opera. Bardo State is a world filled with emotional compositions and passionate arrangements that will appeal to audiences of all cultures & ages. The duo Wijn & Broekhuyse have been associated with classical music since their younger days.
Peanut Butter Wolf, before making his name as a DJ and Producer and before founding Stones Throw Records, was programming drums for a one-man punk rock/disco army known as Baron Zen. Known, that is, to almost no one, because Baron Zen did not play shows, did not release records, rejected all forms of publicity, and above all, rejected the boundaries separating hip hop, disco, punk rock, and pop.