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Vocalist Esthero was born Jen-Bea Englishman on December 23, 1978, in Ontario, Canada. She moved to Toronto in 1996, and quickly became a fixture at the city's open mikes. There she met Doc (real name: Martin McKinney), an engineer and producer, and the two began working on a demo featuring his programming and her vocals. Sony eventually took interest, and suddenly Esthero went from a fledgling idea to a duo with Esthero's name as their own and a record, Breath from Another, issued in spring 1998 on the label's Work imprint. Breath's mix of beats, lush vocals, and fractured bits of programmed samples caught on perfectly with the trip-hop trend of the time, and Esthero had success with singles like Heaven Sent and the hip-hop-flavored title track. However, it would take nearly seven years for a follow-up to appear. In the interim Esthero parted ways with Doc and struck out on her own, contributing vocals to projects like Black Eyed Peas' "Weekends" (2000). Signing with Reprise, she began work on new material, and returned officially in summer 2004 with the club single O.G. Bitch. Esthero followed the single in November of that year with We R in Need of a Musical Revolution, an EP that found her collaborating with Sean Lennon, Cee-Lo, and producer James Robertson (Skye Sweetnam) on a 21st century version of Breath's assemblage sound. The EP set up a full-length entitled Wikked Lil' Girls, which was slated for release in early 2005. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Superheroes
  3.   I Drive Alone
  4.   Country Livin' (The World I Know)
  5.   Half a World Away
  6.   Lounge
  7.   Anywayz
  8.   Supernatural
  9.   Black Mermaid
  10.   Crash
  11.   Never Gonna Let You Go
  12.   Bad Boy Clyde
  13.   I Love You
  14.   This Lull-A-Bye
  15.   We R in Need of a Musical Revolution
  16.   O.G. Bitch
  17.   Everyday Is a Holiday (With You)
  18.   Swallow Me
  19.   Breath From Another
  20.   Everything is Expensive (The Kids Are Not Alright)
  21.   Francis
  22.   How Do I Get You Alone?
  23.   Go
  24.   You Don't Get a Song
  25.   Gracefully
  26.   Fastlane
  27.   Brave Bear Woman
  28.   Melancholy Melody
  29.   My Torture
  30.   Beautiful Lie
  31.   If Tha Mood
  32.   Thank Heaven 4 You
  33.   Blanket Me in You (Never Is So Soon)
  34.   Dragonfly's Intro
  35.   Wikked Lil' Grrrls
  36.   Amber & Tiger's Eye
  37.   Gone
  38.   Flipher Overture
  39.   Heaven Sent
  40.   That Girl
  41.   Junglebook
  42.   Dragonfly's Outro
  43.   Fastlane featuring Jeleestone
  44.   Indigo Boy
  45.   My Honeybrown

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