To win this category, one must challenge the notions of accepted musical boundaries, or exist so far outside the norm that a new art form is conjured. DJ, MC, knob twiddler, designer and cartoonist ZANO embodies the experimental canon on all fronts. The low-key purveyor of mutant funk and blown-speaker beats thrives in the outer reaches of cut-and-paste glitch-hop. He’s an outsider looking in who crafts a noisy but catchy body of postmodern jams from the debris of deconstruction and a singular vision. www.myspace.com/zano88.
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