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Werner Herzog’s groundbreaking approach to film has always included a similar outlook when it comes to music. Despite music not becoming a part of his life till later on, Herzog has a fine ear – from his extensive collaborations with Krautrock icons Popul Vuh and cellist Ernst Reijseger to the use of classical and folk music. In this conversation at the Red Bull Music Academy New York Festival 2017, presented as part of our Director Series and hosted at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium in...
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In their 2013 Red Bull Music Academy lecture, the unlikely duo discusses their respective musical backgrounds, their approach to collaboration, their absorbing live performances, and more. Ryuichi Sakamoto came to worldwide fame as a member of influential Japanese synth-pop outfit Yellow Magic Orchestra. Making abundant use of new synthesizers, samplers and recording technology, they pioneered a new electro-pop sound, with tracks like "Firecracker / Computer Game" becoming electro...
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Unlike most other drum & bass producers, DJ Zinc is a man of many hats producing tunes at various tempos. His first non-drum & bass track, the now infamous "138 Trek," was played by UK garage kids, as well as breaks and broken beat DJs, breaking into the top 30 and eventually leading to opening his own label, Bingo Beats. In this talk at the 2005 RBMA in Seattle, Zinc explains his early beginnings and involvement in the seminal production outfit Ganja Kru, the importance of...
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In this public conversation as part of Sónar Reykjavík, Sigurðsson discussed his career, from founding Greenhouse Studios to recording his latest album, Dissonance, and detailed his particular approach to composition. Valgeir Sigurðsson is an Icelandic musician who blends the familiar and esoteric, exposing the new within the known. Over the last two decades, Sigurðsson has cultivated projects by diverse international artists via the Bedroom Community label, which he co-founded with Ben...
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Maseo of De La Soul sat down on the Red Bull Music Academy couch for Boombox's 5th annual celebration of the life and music of J Dilla in Los Angeles. In his discussion with Cognito from Frolab, Maseo discussed the art of the posse cut, sampling, meeting J Dilla, and more. TOPICS: 12:53 – Breakthrough tracks 14:35 – What happened to the art of the posse cut? 22:30 – On sampling 28:10 – Group identity 37:33 – Meeting J Dilla 52:30 – Gang culture MUSIC: 1:21 – De La Soul – “Me...
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Legendary Jamaican dancehall/reggae duo, Steely & Clevie recall playing together professionally as kids, appearing on classic tracks backing singers like Hugh Mundell and Gregory Isaacs. As an umbilical link between the roots and dancehall eras, they devote much of their time keeping the old flame alive. In this talk at the 2005 RBMA in Seattle, they explain why, expanding on the magic of the old songs and how they have to remind the youth of their islands musical history. They also relive...
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Matmos is widely respected for their sonic adventures at the vanguard of electronic music. The Baltimore duo of Drew Daniel and Martin Schmidt have made a career out of sampling strange and corporeal sounds, including the sound of vacuum-cleaned body fat. In their 2010 Red Bull Music Academy lecture, Daniel and Schmidt discuss everything from working with Björk and sampling to their 2008 album Supreme Balloon. TOPICS: 00:34 - Medical technology 06:34 - Drew & Martin 17:20 - Sampling 29:31...
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The go-to guy for anyone seeking the analogue dream in a digital world, mastering engineer John Dent started in the glory days of the industry working at Island Records in ‘70s and placed himself at the heart of London’s sound world seeing the birth of the CD and the explosion of digital. In his lecture at the 2008 Red Bull Music Academy Dent explained why digital sound is inferior to analogue and why mp3 doesn’t even register while taking us through the mastering process step by step....
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The virtues of dance music are either setting the pace or, in most cases, at least keeping up with the ever-changing flavours of the season. Lars Bartkuhn has a different ambition. He's aiming for longevity, combining influences like classic deep house, soul, funk or Brazilian music with modern jazz elements. Together with his brother Marek and Yannick Elverfeld he set up Needs Music in 1999, a production threesome and label based in Frankfurt that rose to international fame among music lovers...
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Adegbenga “Benga” Adejumo, alongside his partner in crime Oliver “Skream” Jones, burst forth from the south London borough of Croydon in the early 2000s with a string of minimalist productions that would forever alter a sound that soon crystalized as dubstep. Hanging around the Big Apple record shop and making beats on Playstation, Benga’s infectious energetic take on the new London sound made him a household name while still in his teens. Following dubstep’s global takeover in the...
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With his signature warm baritone voice and tension-building keyboard riffs, Leroy Burgess contributed to the success of many different projects over more than three decades – with Black Ivory, Aleem, Fonda Rae, Intrigue and Inner Life, and as Conversion and Logg amongst other pseudonyms. Whether disco-boogie or Salsoul, the underlying ingredient is always pure soul, and the minute it touches your ears, you're transported to another place. In his lecture at the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy,...
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As part of the Red Bull Music Academy World Tour 2011, five hip-hop legends – each representing one of the five boroughs of New York, the birthplace of hip-hop – took the couch over five days, and each lecture was followed by a show in their own neighborhood. In an interview with longstanding RBMA team member, Jeff “Chairman” Mao, Crooklyn’s finest, Black Moon, discussed the group’s history, their seminal album Enta Da Stage, and more. TOPICS: 3:41 - New York 9:47 - How the group...
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Jamhoureya follows four daring Egyptian musicians as they reconnect with their country’s distinct rural soundscapes. Traditions are scrambled and space and time merge as cutting-edge musical minds collaborate with those carrying the ancient heartbeat of Egyptian music. Follow Egyptian electronic artists Fulltone, Hassan Abou Alam, Hussein El Sherbini and Maii Waleed as they visit Luxor, Aswan, Marsa Alam and Siwa. In each episode, the artists travel to the location of their choice within...
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Though born and initially raised in Brazil, Claudio Simonetti is synonymous with Italian music. In the ‘80s he was a pioneer of Italo disco and before that he composed soundtracks for Italian horror films such as Suspiria and Dawn Of The Dead together with his progressive rock band, Goblin. The son of Enrico Simonetti, he was born into a musical family and once spent 15 weeks at No. 1 in the Italian charts – only to be knocked off by his dad. At the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy, Simonetti...
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Rhymeantics was a night of performances that took place in Liverpool as part of the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy UK tour. With a lineup of MCs and poets curated by D Double E of Newham Generals, Rhymeantics celebrated some of our generation’s true storytellers, with outstanding a cappella rhymes pouring forth in an electric atmosphere from artists such as AJ Tracey, Jamms, Footsie, Ocean Wisdom, Tommy Genesis and more – RBMA was on hand to capture the best of these moments of lyrical skill....
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Since the Academy likes to spread the musical landscape as far and wide as we possibly can, it felt right to have one of the most fascinating outfits in Italian musical history sit down with us as part of the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy in Rome. Founded in 1908, the Santa Cecilia Orchestra (or The Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, to be precise) was the first orchestra in the whole of Italy to devote itself to symphonic repertoire; giving the first performances of some of...
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Alex Rosner began his love affair with sound in the golden age of hi-fi – and by the early ‘70s had pioneered the first stereo soundsystem in clubs. You’re likely to hear his name mentioned in connection with the success of legendary New York clubs such as David Mancuso’s The Loft, but you might not know he radically changed the world of DJing when he came up with the prototype for another new gadget – a friendly little mixer with a cueing system called Rosie. Alex Rosner has plenty...
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Since '97, Strobocop's label Karaoke Kalk has been pumping out bleeps and jazzy riffs to cutely destroy the prevalent cliches. Besides Karaoke Kalk, artists Takagi Masakatsu, Julee Cruise and Antonelli, label boss Thorsten Lutz likes to sit on the fence, creating his own niche next to the competing camps of post-glitch a la Mouse on Mars and minimal techno that have traditionally dominated the music scene in his hometown of Cologne. Pop sensibility finds an avant-garde outpost alongside...
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The Arabian Prince has been making robots shake their shit since the early ’80s, producing his own tracks and playing live shows with The Egyptian Lover, World Class Wreckin’ Cru and the LA Dream Team. It was his early electro rap experiments which got him some serious attention and respect from his LA contemporaries, and soon his innovation in the studio and dedication to the party led to him working with N.W.A. alongside Dr Dre. In this session at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy, Brother...
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Chris Reed's career began thanks to a cheap pair of used turntables and an interest in the sounds coming out of his native London, including UK garage. By the early 2000s, Reed had graduated to Rinse FM, then a leading pirate station, and to making his own beats with an ear for a sound that was becoming known as grime. His early productions attracted the attention of Aphex Twin's Rephlex label, who featured him on the first Grime compilation, and he went on to release with Soul Jazz, Boy Better...
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In her fascinating lecture at the 2010 Red Bull Music Academy Cosey Fanni Tutti delved into the emotion, messages and meanings in art. Starting her career in the late 1960s, Cosey Fanni Tutti went on to become a seismic force in experimental music. Whether delivering confrontational performance art as part of COUM Transmissions, pioneering industrial music with Throbbing Gristle, or constructing a prototype for acid house in Carter Tutti, her work has invariably been years ahead of its time. As...
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John Dent’s mastering credits include seminal albums by Bob Marley, Grace Jones, Motörhead, the Stranglers and a whole lot more. Key to his approach is a life-long dedication to sound, sonics and music. His mastering studio is an extension of his ears, creating an environment that allows him to recognize the equipment used on a recording, from the workstation to the length of the cables. In his lecture at the 2006 Red Bull Music Academy, Dent gave his own answer to the question of why...
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When you meet him in daylight, dBridge is a calm and laidback fellow but at night he turns out to be the producer behind some of the grittiest and grimiest tunes in drum & bass. Based in London, dBridge helped give birth to the scene in the ‘90s with a couple of seminal jungle classics, while as a DJ at the legendary Metalheadz sessions and as part of production crew Bad Company he learned to appreciate the best of both worlds. A pioneer who has stayed true to the culture while others...
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As West African music burrows ever deeper into the global consciousness, so awareness of its history grows. Ghana’s ‘70s highlife scene ran alongside, and was influenced by, Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat, resting on the supreme talents of Ebo Taylor and Gyedu-Blay Ambolley. Still active in his sixties, Gyedu goes back to the ‘60s, when his ears pricked to the Voice Of America’s Jazz Hour shows and the post-independence sounds of his own country, spearheaded by the legendary Kwame Nkrumah....
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Alice Russell grew up in Suffolk where, following in her father’s musical footsteps, she studied cello and sang in choirs. In 1994, she moved to Brighton to study art and music and made a home on the seaside digging past her classical training into the world of gospel and soul. By the early 2000s, she started singing and collaborating with local musicians including Quantic and Nostalgia 77. Eventually she signed with Brighton’s Tru Thoughts label in 2004 and established herself as a soul...
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Since 1993, San Francisco-based Ubiquity and its sister labels Luv'n Haight and CuBop have been responsible for quality releases through a wide range of genres from old school jazz and funk to modern electronic music of almost virtually any style. One of the people responsible for his, as head of A&R for Ubiquity's cutting repertoire, is London-native Andrew Jervis, who at a whim moved to the Bay Area 15 years ago and got involved in the Ubiquity empire since the day he got there. Sit down...
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Classically trained but equally inspired by electronic music, Francesco Tristano is on a journey that’s rendering the distinction between the two all but irrelevant. As a pianist who regards his instrument as a piece of percussion, it’snot surprising that his head was turned by the New York nightlife while studying at the prestigious Juilliard School. In 2011 Red Bull Music Academy lecture he goes in depth about his transition and why he sees no difference between the two forms, how he came...
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In his own words, James Pants is a crate-digging nerd, who is uncomfortable with irony and was fortunate enough to be discovered by hip-hop maverick Peanut Butter Wolf. Since linking with the Stones Throw crew, he has been knitting all kinds of hard-to-find music into his lo-fi beats, from funk, disco and electro boogie to lounge and weirdo electronica. In his 2008 Red Bull Music Academy lecture, Pants discussed signing with Stones Throw, his approach to DJing, and his thoughts on irony in...
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In this lecture at the 2011 Red Bull Music Academy, Paul Riser relives the glory days of low pay at Motown, explains why string players are the most disciplined and refuses to show any love for electronic music. Paul Riser has supplied the “sweetenings” for some of the most famous music ever made. As in-house arranger at Motown, his work adorns classics from “My Girl” to “Rocket Love” – not bad for someone who started off hating R&B. With his classical background and strict...
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Maurice Fulton’s productions have been key to the growth of house music worldwide, both as a solo artist and tireless collaborator. In his lecture at the 2006 Red Bull Music Academy, Fulton went in-depth on his life and work giving a special insight into how house has captured a global imagination. TOPICS: 02:49 - Learning to DJ 07:55 - New York dance culture 24:49 - Sampling 28:42 - DJing vs. producing 33:17 - Tony Humphries MUSIC: 10:08 - Mutsumi - "No More Fake Tits"...
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As an engineer, mixer and record producer, Sylvia Massy has left her mark on three decades of music. Moving to Los Angeles in the late ’80s, Massy began her career at Larrabee Sound, where she recorded the debut EP and LP of metal icons Tool. While there she also befriended Rick Rubin, with whom she collaborated on a string of albums after moving to Sound City’s Studio B. It was at Sound City that Massy became known for creating a signature sound, with special equipment and a vintage Neve...
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Few people have the same amount of soul as Daptone label boss Gabriel Roth. Started on a shoestring, with its headquarters and House of Soul studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn, this venerable imprint takes a distinctly analog approach to its art. Over the years, its roster of artists – including the late Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley – have gone from cult curiosities to genuinely global soul stars. In this lecture for the 2010 Red Bull Music Academy, Roth reveals his idiosyncratic recording...
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If there’s a Seattle sound, then it's the sound that was powered by Sub Pop. Known to the world as grunge, it turned the sleepy north-western city into the epicenter of guitar music for years, and gave the rock world one of its most enduring icons in Kurt Cobain. In conversation at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy, Sub Pop's Carly Starr, Mark Arm and Megan Jasper tell us about the label’s growth and the city’s transition, of the storm that was whipping up around them and how they survived...
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The duo of Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins emerged from the effervescent Los Angeles underground of the 2000s, kindred spirits to the sampledelia of Madlib and spirituality of Carlos Niño. Cutting their teeth with the various labels and at the small happenings around LA, the pair developed their own mystic hip-hop brew informed by America’s rich black traditions – Muldrow’s parents recorded as Chemise – and welded together with samplers, keys and microphones. In this lecture at...
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Vince Degiorgio may have been around the music industry for as long as most of us can remember, but he still talks tunes with the infectious zeal of a kid in a record store. A disco DJ in Toronto clubs during the heyday of the genre in the ’70s, he spent his days spinning vinyl, working in a record store and gathering the skills which would later make him a hit-maker, songwriter, A&R guru and music publisher. The corporate years of his career included stints at BMG in Canada and RCA in...
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These days, the world’s top rap artists come calling for DJ Toomp’s trademark drum patterns. Naturally, it wasn’t always so. Behind the Atlanta producer’s extraordinary achievements is a history of record collecting, machine manipulation and self-education, a kind of holy trinity for durability in the game. Keen to impress the importance of learning about the business side of music, Toomp is proof that it’s not just skills that pay the bills – feeding your head about the nuts and...
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With the kind of reputation that strikes fear in the heart of anyone entering a “name the rare breaks” battle, Gerald ‘Jazzman’ Short has been running his online store and reissue label, Jazzman Records, for over a decade. Specializing in obscure U.S. music from the ‘60s onwards, he has researched and tracked down many slept-on tracks and the musicians that made them. The cratedigging addict speaks with Benji B at the 2006 Red Bull Music Academy about the process of uncovering...
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Growing up in East Berlin before the fall of the wall meant having access to a different reality. This didn’t deter a young Alex Barck who despite his situation devoured all he could about music from magazines to radio shows by Monika Dietel on SFB. This childhood obsession would become a lifelong journey after the wall fell and a teenage Barck found himself in the heart of one of the most influential cities and scenes on earth. An avid record collector, he soon became known as an eclectic DJ...
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Chaz Bundick, AKA Toro y Moi, sat down with Shawn Reynaldo for this 2012 Red Bull Music Academy Session in Phoenix. In this hour-long conversation, the Columbia, S.C. native touched on everything from gear to touring, to music journalists’ desperate attempts to describe his unique sound. TOPICS: 5:25 – The start of Toro y Moi 8:40 – Outside attempts to define the genre 12:39 – Writing and rewriting for a band setup 23:31 – Les Sins, Chaz's side project 26:46 – The role of...
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Electronic music didn’t start with Eno, but it was certainly never the same after him. On Roxy Music’s first two albums he helped make synthesizers and tape effects part of a rock lineup, pricking the ears of future synth-pop creators such as Human League. As a solo artist he forged a new genre, which he dubbed ambient music, before effectively becoming a one-man genre himself, lending touches to Genesis (where he’s credited with “Enossification”), John Cale, and Bowie during his...
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If there’s a sound you associate with the 1980s Berlin underground, then there’s a good chance Gareth Jones and Alexander Hacke had a hand in it. Hacke joined the toweringly influential Einstürzende Neubauten shortly after the band’s formation in 1980. He was only 15 years old and already a member of cult favorites such as Sentimentale Jugend and Mona Mur & die Mieter. Jones for his part worked as producer and mixing engineer at the iconic Hansa Tonstudio, adding an industrial edge...
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Electro Zajal is a new RBMA documentary series exploring the marriage of zajal, a traditional form of performance poetry, with contemporary musical styles in Beirut, bringing together a master practitioner of zajal and six Lebanese electronic producers. Zajal is a form of semi-improvised, semi-sung poetry that dates to the 12th century. Despite its ancient, far-flung origins, however, zajal remains a vital tradition in modern Lebanon, with the poets, also known as zajalists, attaining high...
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If anyone embodies the spirit and eclecticism of Ann Arbor’s Ghostly International and Spectral Sound labels, it’s Tadd Mullinix. Since first taking to music in his teens, the Michigan-native has developed a chameleon-like ability to shift between genres and styles while maintaining an understanding of what makes people react and move: hip-hop as Dabrye, house and techno as JTC, experimental electronic under his birth name, EBM as Charles Manier and all-out ragga jungle as SK-1 alongside...
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Although he initially made his name in the British jazz scene, Malcolm Cecil was a key figure in the development of the synthesizer and his best-known work was made in collaboration with soul legends. After playing bass in a series of ’50s and ’60s jazz bands, Cecil was a founding member of Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated. But it was the possibilities provided by synthesizers that really excited him, and with Bob Margouleff he formed T.O.N.T.O.’s Expanding Head Band, releasing two...
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DJ Radar is probably best known for his awe-inspiring cuts and boundary breaking turntablist records. On collaborations such as Private Parts with DJ Z-Trip (from the era-defining Return Of The DJ compilations) through to his work on the Deep Concentration series, Radar has consistently pushed the limits of turntable music, incorporating sounds, samples and influences that aren't necessarily thought of as staple hip-hop sources. From there he began collaborating with kindred spirits such as...
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IG Culture has been a leading figure in the UK’s underground since 1990, when Dodge City Productions’ “accidental” deal with Island Records catapulted him into the spotlight. Following those early forays IG established himself as one of London’s most reliable producers, a man with an ear for classic sounds that is equally comfortable twisting up new styles, producing for the likes of Monday Michiru and Roots Manuva. In the early 2000s, he became part of London’s short-lived but...
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Since its inception in 1989, Warp Records has become one of England’s most influential and respected modern record labels. Founded in Sheffield by Steve Beckett and the late Rob Mitchell, Warp tapped into the raw power of acid house and rave to fashion a distinctive visual and sonic aesthetic that attracted local, national and international talent and interest. With the release of the Artificial Intelligence compilation and album series in 1992 Warp began its second phase, fashioning new...
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Chuck D needs no introduction. As the lead voice of Public Enemy, he has repeatedly made hip-hop history and possesses one of the best-known voices in the genre. In this extended lecture at the 2008 Red Bull Music Academy in Barcelona, he talked about the making of the seminal album It Takes a Nation of Million to Hold Us Back, his path to fame, the changing nature of the music industry, politics, art, and plenty more. TOPICS: 1:06 – Musical foundation 17:23 – Early hip-hop 36:44 – The...
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A man of many monikers, UK producer and DJ Matt Edwards has gone by Matthew E, Rekid and Radio Slave as a solo artist, and as Quiet Village and Sea Devils in collaboration, but he's best known for his extensive remix work and running of the Rekids label. From remixing Kylie Minogue to bringing Nina Kraviz to the world, Edwards is as much a talent as a talent-spotter in the world of dance music. How does he do it? Find out in this talk at the 2006 Red Bull Music Academy. TOPICS: 04:50 - Rekid...
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Enrico Civellaro started the Archive label in 1998 after finding inspiration from the records of Carl Craig and Kirk Degiorgio (and the table tennis tables of the Reinforced Records office). Hanging out with dance music mavericks like Dego and Domu, Enrico began putting out collector-friendly records by Nubian Mindz, Nu Era, Theo Parrish, Opaque and others. A hook-up with a reggae soundsystem in Milan meant Enrico could also throw parties, and invite friends like Ian O' Brien and Titonton...
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First appearing within British dance music in the early 2000s, Sinden soon made a name as part of a new breed of young producers unafraid to reshape and redefine UK club sounds by voraciously borrowing from the past and present. Raised on a standard diet of hip-hop and electronic music, Sinden cut his teeth with some help from Dave Taylor before setting up a collaboration with Herve, The Count & Sinden, that brought them to the attention of Domino Records and a 2010 debut album. Since then...
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For this special session during the 2003 Red Bull Music Academy, Bugz In The Attic's Seiji and the one like Steinski team up for a little chatter about Pro Tools, Cubase, and equipment vs soul. Press play for some serious double trouble, for real. TOPICS: 00:19 Studio setup 01:45 Upgrade issues 03:50 "The New Thing" 10:14 Learn what you got 13:18 Before software 16:09 Limitations The Red Bull Music Academy is a global music institution committed to fostering creativity in music. We...
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Blu & Exile have fingers in so many pies, it’s a full-time job keeping up. But beyond their collaborations, solo projects and plans for the future, there’s the *Below The Heavens* album, an already classic slab of noughties hip-hop that emerged in 2007 to universal acclaim. In a hip-hop landscape beset by mediocrity, these two are making some of the most innovative music around. In their lecture at the 2008 Red Bull Music Academy, the duo discussed how they hooked up in the L.A...
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It’s a wonder there aren’t statues in honor of Melvin van Peebles. He is a true pioneer in an extraordinary array of fields – the first black movie director of the modern age, one of the first people to talk over music and, thus, a progenitor of hip-hop – at one time, he even managed to become the only black trader on the American Stock Exchange. In his lecture at the 2008 Red Bull Music Academy, he told us all about his incredible life in film and music, from sleeping on park benches...
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In his spatial composition “Spring in the 4Dimensional Gardens” we hear a diffusion of the sounds, meaning sounds never come from one point only but from a wide field of reflections smeared across the space. To achieve this, Murcof applies multiple spatial sound techniques. He places multiple reflective walls on all sides of the space at different distances, creating a dense surrounding field of unequal reflections of the sounds in the space. One can almost start to hear the reverbs within...
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Watch The Junction: An animated series of creative encounters. Too many cooks in the kitchen can ruin any well-intentioned cookout. But when you have talented young chefs like Kaytranada and River Tiber, your musical taste buds are in for a treat. The two Canadians bonded over a shared love for Brazilian music, but it’s their own distinct flavors that make the results of their collaboration so potent. Hamish Lambert illustrates this curious and open-minded pairing with his crayon drawings,...
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Wheedle’s Groove takes you straight into Seattle’s blossoming funk and soul scene of the late ’60s and early ’70s. At the time, there were over 20 live music clubs specializing in funk and soul and even more bands with big afros and crazy spacesuits, releasing 45 after 45. Most of these releases are still sought after by cratediggers today. Before teaming up on Wheedle's Groove, Robert Nesbitt spent his early days as a disc jockey at KYAC while Tony Gable played in the funk band Cold,...
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Winston Hazel, Toddla T and DJ Q represent three distinct generation of Sheffield sounds. Hazel is one of the city’s modern pioneers, a DJ at the Jive Turkey parties and one-third of electronic trio Forgemasters, whose “Track With No Name” was the first release on Warp Records. Toddla T grew up with Hazel’s selections, fashioning a voracious appetite for music that led to a position at Kenwood Studios and eventually to a solo career as a producer and DJ with a unique soundsystem...
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Theo Parrish is a true sonic architect – an artist whose work fuses the disco-based pulse of Chicago house with the mechanised soul of Detroit techno and the improvisational drive of jazz. In his words, “Jazz spawned house music, jazz spawned hip-hop, jazz spawned funk and they all reflect back into that.” This talk at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy in Seattle, sees him exploring the deepest roots of contemporary dance music and revealing his own creative motivations. TOPICS: 00:39 -...
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Electro Zajal is a new RBMA documentary series exploring the marriage of zajal, a traditional form of performance poetry, with contemporary musical styles in Beirut, bringing together a master practitioner of zajal and six Lebanese electronic producers. Zajal is a form of semi-improvised, semi-sung poetry that dates to the 12th century. Despite its ancient, far-flung origins, however, zajal remains a vital tradition in modern Lebanon, with the poets, also known as zajalists, attaining high...
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In the spatial re-interpretation of “Mentally Induced Action,” Mulero created a fizzing orchestra of subtly shifting delays by sending the main pad, hats and cymbals to reflect onto two different constellations of walls, visualized by the red and green surfaces. The main pad circles vertically around the space and reflects onto the red wall on the far left, creating a distinct single delay of the direct sound coming from one side. The hats and cymbals – the static blue plane on the right...
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From humble beginnings in the Canadian backwaters, Dan Snaith, aka Caribou, shook off a teenage love of prog rock to get deep and spiritual with the likes of Albert Ayler and John Coltrane. A chance meeting with British producer Four Tet was all it took for the world to be exposed to his beautiful music. Speaking at the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy, he explains how you don't need a fancy set-up to make fantastic electronic music – just a crappy Radio Shack microphone, some Yamaha kids...
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On April 5th, 1998, the very first Red Bull Music Academy lecture took place in Berlin, with techno pioneer Jeff Mills sitting on the couch to dispense wisdom earned throughout his trailblazing career. Over the 20 years since, RBMA lectures have expanded to include all manner of inspiring music-makers around the world, from well-known artists to behind-the-scenes legends. But whether they’re a household name or a quiet influence, RBMA lecturers represent an unparalleled source of musical...
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Born Matthijs Rook in the Dutch city of Utrecht, Nicolay spent his early life studying music at university and playing in funk and soul bands. Then he dropped out of school, discovered J Dilla and began posting his own beats on the Okayplayer message board. It was there that Nicolay found Little Brother’s Phonte, a rapper with whom he began swapping rhymes and instrumentals via email. In 2004, the fruits of this transcontinental partnership were released, in the form of the Foreign...
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Jamaica's Jeremy Harding, leading exponent of dancefloor riddims, unloads a wealth of knowledge and experience in this riveting talk at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy. From playing house music on Canadian radio, Harding went on to discover Sean Paul and work in the studio with Sly & Robbie. His cool, calm and collected approach combined with his infinite passion for music of all styles will teleport you out of the studio and off to an island sunset for two hours. TOPICS: 01:24 - Musical...
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Since gaining note in the ’80s as part of Austrian avant-rockers Maische, Christian Fennesz has become a key figure in the electronic world. Drawing inspiration from techno and Editions Mego, he melds computers with his own favored instrument, the guitar. His work has inspired IDM producers and led to collaborations with heavyweights of the experimental world like Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian and Mike Patton. In his lecture at the 2008 Red Bull Music Academy, he talks about his love of...
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Rhymeantics was a night of performances that took place in Liverpool as part of the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy UK tour. With a lineup of MCs and poets curated by D Double E of Newham Generals, Rhymeantics celebrated some of our generation’s true storytellers, with outstanding a cappella rhymes pouring forth in an electric atmosphere from artists such as AJ Tracey, Jamms, Footsie, Ocean Wisdom, Tommy Genesis and more – RBMA was on hand to capture the best of these moments of lyrical skill....
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As part of the Red Bull Music Academy World Tour in 2011, five hip-hop legends took the couch over five days, discussing five classic albums from five boroughs. At night, the artists re-create their seminal work for a special concert, bridging the gap from old to new school. In their conversation with Ego Trip co-founder Sacha Jenkins, Mobb Deep proudly repped Queensbridge and discussed making their classic album, The Infamous, as well as the Dunn language and their lasting influence. TOPICS:...
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Brian Fallon is a songwriting tour de force: ask Maria, Marilyn or Matilda. From his four albums with the Gaslight Anthem, to his soulful solo work and his Horrible Crowes side project, Fallon is one of the great storytellers of our time. Hailing from the working class streets of New Jersey, he’s very open about the influences he draws from, be they hometown or worldy. In a 2012 public interview with Red Bull Music Academy in New Jersey, Fallon discussed his influences, storytelling,...
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Martyn was first inspired to take up music by the drum & bass sounds he heard pouring out of London in the ’90s. Since then he’s gradually spread his wings, first promoting, then DJing, and now music-making, spawning a whole new non-genre of Martyn music for his own 3024 and other labels. From Eindhoven to Rotterdam to Washington, his well-travelled sound incorporates myriad influences while retaining its distinctive identity, probably down to its inside-out conception. In this lecture...
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Tim Westwood is something of a British radio legend. As the voice of hip-hop on the BBC throughout the ’90s and early ’00s, Westwood became something like English Funkmaster Flex – ubiquitous, whether you loved him or not. At the 2003 Red Bull Music Academy, Westwood explained his philosophy for breaking records, coming up and how the son of an Anglican bishop came to represent a culture born on the other side of the Atlantic. TOPICS: 00:10 Early DJ sets 05:31 Pirate radio 15:16 Move to...
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It's not often you get to hear tips and advice from an original untutored electro rebel. While Kraftwerk were deep into the Western classical ting, Alexander Robotnick mixed jazz and influences from punk and new wave groups to deliver his very own take on late '70s dancefloor culture. Robotnick began his musical career with a Roland 303 and an 808 with which he laid down some demential electro, before the independent label Materiali Sonori suggested he try recording disco to make a quick buck....
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First with Joy Division and then with New Order, veteran bassist Peter Hook has played a key part in putting Manchester on the musical map. What’s more, The Haçienda – a club he and his bandmates financed – helped to kick-start the acid house scene in Europe. In this lecture at the 2006 Red Bull Music Academy in Melbourne, he talks about all these ventures, synth meltdowns, dodgy deals and how he fell into life as a globetrotting DJ. TOPICS: 07:46 - Manchester 10:53 - Joy Division 20:34...
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James Holden may be quiet and unassuming, but his music is as dirty as it comes. The Border Community head honcho went from being trance wunderkind to single-minded purveyor of mussed-up techno, with his second album, The Inheritors, released to high praise in 2013. In his lecture at the 2010 Red Bull Music Academy in London, Holden talks about wiring things up the wrong way, telling A&R men where to go and why you can mix anything, as long as it’s in the right key. TOPICS: 0:53 -...
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Martyn Ware has long been at the razor-sharp edge of electronic music, both as a founder and member of seminal bands like The Human League and, more lately, through his eye-widening, ear-enlivening explorations into sound design and sonic art. This is a man who helped shape the careers of numerous artists and is responsible for plenty of tracks you can place at their first beat. In this lecture at the 2007 Red Bull Music Academy, Ware recalled sneaking into gigs, discovering synths and the...
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As a young man, Patrick Pulsinger moved to New York in an effort to escape Austria’s compulsory military service. Perhaps more importantly, though, it was in New York City that his love affair with acid techno began. On returning home, Pulsinger set up the record label Cheap Entertainment and began releasing music under an array of pseudonyms on imprints such as Disko B, Compost and Mo’ Wax. In his lecture at the 2008 Red Bull Music Academy, Pulsinger gave a detailed introduction to the...
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David Moufang’s interest in music began with his two grandmothers, classical concert pianists who would regal him with home performances. What followed was a standard path through instruments, bands and DJing until his discovery of techno in a Mannheim club. In the early ’90s Moufang released his first records as one half of Deep Space Network with Jonas Grossman, taking cues from techno, jazz and ambient. In 1995 came the debut Move D album and from there Moufang hasn’t stopped,...
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Originally from the town of Offenburg, South-West Germany, Michael Mayer moved to Cologne with his longtime friend Tobias Thomas in the early '90s. They started DJing in various venues under the loaded name Friends Experiment. Back then, their love was house music, admiring DJ Pierre's work in particular, so when Wolfgang Voigt (aka Mike Ink) opened a Cologne branch of Frankfurt's Delirium record store, he hired Mayer to take care of the house section. By 2004, when Mayer joined us for a...
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Joel Martin is a DJ with an encyclopedic knowledge, a master of obscure treats in techno, house, Afro-rock, easy listening and other cosmic goodness. He is also one half of Quiet Village, alongside Matthew Edwards AKA Radio Slave, a project grounded in years of record collecting and a love of library music in which he creates music that draws from this vast knowledge, pulling in samples and moods as easily as some conjure chords on a keyboard. In his lecture at the 2008 Red Bull Music Academy,...
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Growing up in East Harlem in the ’40s and ’50s, Joe Bataan had to learn street smarts. Time spent with the local gang led him to prison and upon release he turned to music, making his first steps into a life-changing direction. He soon formed his first band, blending the local boogaloo and doo-wop sounds. The release of “Gypsy Woman” in 1967 was his first success and lead to more albums and production work. In 1973, he combined salsa and soul and co-founded the Salsoul label, one of the...
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Rhymeantics was a night of performances that took place in Liverpool as part of the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy UK tour. With a lineup of MCs and poets curated by D Double E of Newham Generals, Rhymeantics celebrated some of our generation’s true storytellers, with outstanding a cappella rhymes pouring forth in an electric atmosphere from artists such as AJ Tracey, Jamms, Footsie, Ocean Wisdom, Tommy Genesis and more – RBMA was on hand to capture the best of these moments of lyrical skill....
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For Beni G it all began with acid house. Before the turntablist bug bit him bad, that is. Coming up, he kept his ears open to new music. And if there’s one thing about London, it’s that there’s always the flux and flutter of new sounds. Reggae, rock, broken beat and 2-step all curried favour, finding their way into the mix. On hip-hop radio show The Boombox, Beni met his match in DJ Go. The rest, as they say, is history. From DMC and ITF titles, to spots in drum & bass clubs, the...
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Dominic Stanton is the real name behind many mysterious pseudonyms: Bakura, Rima, Sonar Circle, Umod, Yotoko. While Sonar Circle was the first nickname Dominic gave himself when experimenting with drum & bass on the legendary Reinforced label around ‘96, he has made Domu his main guise with releases on labels such as 2000 Black, Archive, Ninja Tune, Sonar Kollektiv, Compost, and Rush Hour. Domu's music is full of bold rhythms and detailed arrangements, right down to the homemade egg...
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Randy Muller is the brains behind a stack of 1970s classics. Working with bands such as Brass Construction, BT Express and Skyy, he brought orchestral strings to funk, was at the forefront of synth disco and a stalwart of the mighty Salsoul label. As an arranger, producer and songwriter Muller has been responsible for hundreds of songs, many of which would go on to become classics and influence his contemporaries. In this lecture at the 2007 Red Bull Music Academy, he talks about playing steel...
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Chris Palmer of Layered Studio in Johannesburg is often name-checked as the best mastering engineer for dance music in South Africa. He’s also cut a bold swathe across hip hop and classical jazz recording, not to mention SA’s home-grown genre of kwaito, which depends on kicking percussion and a boompty-boomp bass. In his session at the 2003 Red Bull Music Academy in Cape Town, he shared insights into the mysteries of mastering. It’s not always about what your ears can audibly perceive:...
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The Note is a new documentary series from Red Bull Music Academy. Watch the full episode on September 20 here: http://www.redbull.tv/thenote At the height of the anti-disco movement in the late 1970s, Chicago rock radio host Steve Dahl devised one of the most infamous promotional events in pop culture history, and in doing so unwittingly set the stage for a dance music revolution. Watch the full episode here: redbull.tv/thenote The Red Bull Music Academy is a global music institution committed...
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On Joe Boyd’s business card it probably says ‘Record/Film Producer’ but that’s a bloody simple way of putting it. In truth, Joe is a producer like the Vatican is a church. He started out touring artists like Muddy Waters, Coleman Hawkins and Stan Getz and, on the cusp of folk’s emergence into the rock arena, supervised Bob Dylan’s electric debut. He opened London’s ‘psychedelic ballroom’, UFO, in 1966 and, in the same era, produced Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, The Incredible String...
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Todd Edwards is well known for his hypnotic collage of cut-up samples over swing house beats and extremely juicy, disco-flavored bass lines. Credited as one of the godfathers of UK garage, his four to the floor beats have won him a passionate fan base in Europe. Todd’s trademark sound on his early releases on NYC house labels like i! Records and Nervous quickly cemented his status in underground dance music circles across the pond, in the time before London’s 2-step sound had morphed into...
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Forget classical training, Arto Lindsay has been involved in a wide and wonderful world of music for the last thirty years. Speaking at the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy, he takes us through formative years growing up in Brazil, his involvement in the New York no wave scene of the late '70s and how girls went crazy for a bunch of guys in suits called The Lounge Lizards. TOPICS: 04:37 - DNA 09:34 - The Lounge Lizards 16:18 - The Golden Palominos 20:58 - Brazilian roots 26:19 - Caetano Veloso 35:35...
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Jamhoureya follows four daring Egyptian musicians as they reconnect with their country’s distinct rural soundscapes. Traditions are scrambled and space and time merge as cutting-edge musical minds collaborate with those carrying the ancient heartbeat of Egyptian music. Follow Egyptian electronic artists Fulltone, Hassan Abou Alam, Hussein El Sherbini and Maii Waleed as they visit Luxor, Aswan, Marsa Alam and Siwa. In each episode, the artists travel to the location of their choice within...
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In this lecture at the 2008 Red Bull Music Academy in Barcelona, they discuss all of this and share of the secrets behind their relentless hit-making machine. Sly & Robbie are more than just a rhythm section. Starting out in the heyday of roots reggae, this formidable duo helped to transform Jamaican music into the globe-conquering phenomenon it is today, shaping the sound of the mighty Black Uhuru, and unleashing hits by numerous others on their own Taxi label. In addition to being...
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As part of the Red Bull Music Academy World Tour in 2011, five hip-hop legends took to the couch over five days, discussing five classic albums from New York's five different boroughs. Representing Harlem, The Diplomats held court at the Harlem School of the Arts with hip-hop’s official gossip queen and radio presenter, Miss Info, and discussed everything from their time at Roc-A-Fella to recording Diplomatic Immunity. TOPICS: 7:25 – The influence of Harlem 24:00 – Money or fame? 24:45...
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Rewind back to ’60s London. Two respectable, hard-working Indian immigrants have given birth to a dimpled baby Ritu. As we find out during this lecture from the 2003 Red Bull Music Academy, her parents have a lot to be proud of. Just as the bhangra music of Punjab broke through barriers of language, caste and creed to become loved all over Pakistan and India, thanks to DJ Ritu and her colleagues, Asian music has been fusing with other forms of modern dance and hip hop to make waves around the...
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The story of Matt ‘Recloose’ Chicoine slipping a demo into Carl Craig’s sandwich is etched into techno folklore. The move led to Recloose signing to Planet E with an acclaimed debut and a world tour as part of Craig’s Innerzone Orchestra. Eventually Recloose traded the urban environs of Detroit for the beaches of Tatahi Bay in New Zealand. In 2005 he scored an underground club hit and the following year a nomination for best dance album at the New Zealand Music Awards. In this lecture...
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Om'mas Keith, Taz Arnold and Shafiq Husayn are a super-producing unit unlike any other. Each member learnt the ropes in various corners of the industry – carrying records for Jazzy Jay and Bambaataa, making hits for Ice T and Dr. Dre – before coming together in 2000. It was then that Taz and Shafiq called Om'mas and convinced him to join them in Los Angeles so they could make something happen for themselves. The result was Sa-Ra Creative Partners and it soon became the hip-hop industry's...
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Ice-T introduced himself immediately as one of the West Coast’s most electrifying rappers. He began to rap at the seminal electro and early hip-hop party Uncle Jamm’s Army, an event that grew from local dances to selling out the Los Angeles Sports Arena in only a few years. He went on to record a string of classic hip-hop albums in the late ’80s, eventually broadening his palette with the infamous Body Count project and extending beyond music to acting, writing and directing. Today, Ice...
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Chloé is one of those people who just makes electronic music a better place to be. With an early interest in electronic and dance music, she first showed up on most people’s radars with some expert productions and compilations for Kill The DJ, BPitch and other key labels in the early 2000s. From there she further refined her distinct approach to playing live and working in the studio informed by her voracious appetite for music and keen ear for composition. In this lecture at the 2008 Red...
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Known for crafting a brand of subtle musical techno, John Tejada has proven to the world over the years that regardless of tempo or style he always retains the quality he has become renowned for. Be it his productions on his own Palette label, his drum & bass excursions with London-based producer Klute, collaborations with Arian Leviste or Titonton Duvante, or even his post-rock electronica experiments as I’m Not A Gun, Tejada is an example of extreme creative talent which shows no genre...
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Headquartered in the Culver City section of Los Angeles, Damon Riddick has helmed a renaissance of boogie, modern soul and electro-funk – from his storied Monday-night Funkmosphere parties to his boundary-breaking remix work. Best of all, though, are his own productions, epitomized by the galactic melodies of the acclaimed album Toechizown. In his 2010 Red Bull Music Academy lecture, the “Ambassador of Boogie Funk” talks about his favorite records, the joys of vintage synths and why...
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Legowelt’s tracks are all just little adventures. The Hague’s man of many guises realized early on that he could make his own version of techno without living in America, and he set about turning his “little adventures” into music with his collection of vintage synths. In this talk at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy in Seattle, Legowelt guides us through his favorite Hague records, how he works with his multiple aliases and the strange relationship with his most famous track, “Disco...
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