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Pianist, composer, and entertainer Chilly Gonzales is no ordinary musician. Originally from Canada, Chilly Gonzales moved to Europe in 1999 and has lived in Berlin, Paris and Cologne ever since. In the time it has taken him to create his vast body of work, Chilly has also broken a Guinness world record (for the longest solo piano concert), and scored a Grammy for his contribution to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. The last few years have seen him become a mad professor of music, through...
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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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Though born in Düsseldorf, Mo will forever be associated with Berlin’s electronic scene through club nights such as Electro, Panasonic and Electro Music Department label. At the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy she discusses her youth, arriving in Berlin’s freewheeling party scene during reunification and her time spent in the famous Hard Wax record shop. TOPICS: 00:42 - Kotai 04:39 - Düsseldorf 09:31 - Berlin 16:33 - Hard Wax 24:20 - Handle With Care 29:19 - Mastering process MUSIC: 01:02 -...
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After visiting parties at The Loft in 1991, Cosmo invited David Mancuso to play on her NYU radio show. Next, as the legendary DJ became a friend and musical mentor to Cosmo, she began spinning at The Loft alongside people such as François K, Lil Louis, Danny Krivit and managed the original Dancetracks record store with Joe Claussell by day. As if this wasn’t enough, with friend Nikki Lucas she established the label Bitches Brew in London, founded a publishing company and released her own...
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Steffen Berkhahn, aka Dixon, is known for genre-bending compositions that blur the lines between house, jiggy broken beat and buttery soul. He’s Berlin forever, having held down residencies at Tresor, E-Werk, and Weekend and formerly A&Ring Jazzanova’s Sonar Kollektiv imprint. Following this he set up his own Innervisions label and worked with Georg Levin as Wahoo. Talking at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy, Dixon explains the progression of Berlin nightlife and his own evolution across...
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Dennis Bovell's youthful exuberance belies a long and distinguished career taking in some surprisingly far-flung corners of the music industry. Responsible for more or less inventing the lovers rock sound with the three-part harmonies of Matumbi, Dennis went on to produce some of the defining records of British reggae. But as well as his work with artists like Linton Kwesi Johnson and Janet Kay, Dennis produced classic records with the Slits, rock band Orange Juice, afrobeat legend Fela Kuti,...
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Afro-Peruvian Beats is a musical voyage that brings together international musicians Branko, Matias Aguayo and Dengue Dengue Dengue at the “Carnaval Negro” (Black Carnival) in Chincha, the largest black cultural event in Peru. The musicians are guided by the Ballumbrosio family, renowned local musicians and hosts, who serve as a creative bridge between Afro-Peruvian tradition and the visiting artists, immersing listeners in the rhythms, melodies, dance and instruments of Peru’s African...
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Chez Damier has devoted his life to dance music. After starting out in Chicago, he set up fabled Detroit nightclub the Music Institute with Derrick May and Alton Miller, looked after the business affairs and studio output of Kevin Saunderson’s KMS label, and helped countless producers get a start in the game. On top of that, he has a storming discography of his own, and his work with Ron Trent encapsulates a golden era of house. In this session at the 2006 Red Bull Music Academy in Melbourne,...
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The year is 1979, and five young guys are jamming in a Hispanic neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. The vocalist of this group is Salvatore Principato. By day, he works in a toy store with Kim Gordon. By night, he’s dropping his vocal inflections onto the rhythms of his group, who go by the name Liquid Liquid. As we found out at the 2003 Red Bull Music Academy, their own brand of “body music” began to be heard alongside bands such as Suicide and ESG while also finding a way into the...
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It all began in the early ’80s, when Steinski, an incurable beat junkie, started schooling his friend Doug DeFranco in the joys of hip-hop. A short while later they entered a contest with a track made using tape and a razor blade, and received a standing ovation from judges including Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, Shep Pettibone and Jellybean Benitez. The track, “Lesson 1,” was the first of its kind to be created with samples – its closest contemporaries being tracks by Kool Herc and...
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Morgan Geist is one half of Metro Area and the man behind the celebrated Environ imprint. Creating lush Roland symphonies and sprinkling house rhythms with strings and handclaps, his work truly bridges the gap between organic and electronic music. In this lecture at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy, Geist talks about his journey from disco to techno and back again, his creative partnership with Darshan Jesrani and vintage records that are so bad he just had to release a compilation of them....
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Hailing from Burnley near Manchester, Marcus Intalex was on the spot when dance culture blew up at The Haçienda. Since then he’s journeyed to bass extremes, been through the vaults of Detroit techno, and got to the essence of flavourful drum & bass. His love of finding new music, and new old music, has served him well as a producer (solo and with projects such as M.I.S.T), as a record label head (Soul:R and Intalex Productions), and as a DJ. His advice during the 2003 Red Bull Music...
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In this lecture at the 2006 Red Bull Music Academy, Fabio AKA The Godfather talks soul music as a secret identity and his formative years. TOPICS: 03:45 - Gay club culture in London 09:41 - Secret soul identity 12:20 - The name Fabio 31:28 - Drum & bass 48:43 - Speed 1:00:08 - Grooverider MUSIC: 1:39:37 - LTJ Bukem - "Music" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3-VNrIoii4 1:41:19 - Stevie Wonder - "I Wish" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYKYka-PNt0 If you want to know about...
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In his lecture at the 2006 Red Bull Music Academy, Kode9 discussed the early days of the dubstep scene, working with his late partner the Spaceape and discovering Hyperdub’s best-known artist Burial, and the relevance of sonic warfare to dance music. TOPICS: 0.28 – London’s hardcore continuum 7:03 – Roots of dubstep 20:42 – the Spaceape 23:49 – Burial 30:52 – Production 39:47 – Hyperdub MUSIC: 1:33 - Massive Music – “Find My Way (Kode9 remix)” https://youtu.be/NQdM0OdLwWw...
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Steve Carr began as a reggae selector in Ipswich before emerging as one of the key figures in the drum & bass movement of the late 1990s under the name Digital. In his session at the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy, Carr guides us through his early years and working with the Timeless and Metalheadz labels. He also explains the realities of running your own label and distribution, offering tips for producers looking to get their records signed and calling for individuality above all else....
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Beverly Glenn-Copeland moved from Philadelphia to Canada in 1961 to study at McGill University. Trained as a vocalist, he released a self-titled debut album in 1970, now a collector's favorite, before earning a spot as a regular contributor on children's TV show Mr. Dressup. Over 40 years Copeland remained dedicated to forward movement, writing plays, composing soundtracks and writing music that channels and celebrates the varied cultural influences of his own background. His 1984 self-released...
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Hip-hop producer and industry mainstay Justin "Just Blaze" Smith detailed his struggle to get to the top of rap music, the politics of the business and why he owes all his success to his mom in his RBMA Melbourne 2006 Lecture. #rap #justblaze #RBMA TOPICS: 1:47 – Tagging songs 18:25 – Clearing samples 25:44 – New Jersey 31:35 – Surviving the music business 51:42 – Studio etiquette 56:14 – Producing MUSIC 3:50 – Cam’ron – “Oh Boy” 22:00 – Fabolous –...
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In this talk, given at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy in Seattle, Waajeed of Platinum Pied Pipers looks back on Detroit’s incredible musical history, connecting the dots from Motown to the pioneers of techno, and on to the hip-hop scene he helped to establish. He explains the influence of the automotive industry on the city’s sound and of his father’s record collection on his own eclectic tastes. He also outlines his belief that artists have a responsibility beyond their music, recalls...
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Engineer Mario Caldato Jr. recalled coming up in Los Angeles, meeting Delicious Vinyl and recording with The Beastie Boys and Dust Brothers in his RBMA Barcelona 2008 lecture. #hiphop #beastieboys #RBMA TOPICS: 01:50 - Piano lessons 05:57 - Los Angeles 11:35 - Money Mark 28:00 - Delicious Vinyl 40:54 - The Dust Brothers 45:33 - Beastie Boys MUSIC: 01:16 - Beastie Boys – “So What’cha Want” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru3gH27Fn6E 34:53 - Tone Loc – “Wild Thing”...
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Doubling as a New York restaurant manager, producer Clive Chin began his monumental label Impact! in the ‘70s – but this man, who recorded Augustus Pablo, Jackie Mittoo, Peter Tosh, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and The Wailers' first album, had already been raised on a steady diet of the island’s music due to his pops Vincent Gauntlet Chin. As we found out at the 2003 Red Bull Music Academy, young Clive was helping out on the controls from the age of 15, recording the soundtrack to Jamaica’s...
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The man behind the project of the same name, Steve Spacek grew up in the churches and raves of South London. In this talk at RBMA Seattle 2005, he details the many different influences that went into the pioneering sound of his band, Spacek, talking at length about the creative process. To him, the music and the vibe are more important than the song, with the voice being little more than another instrument. We also hear about the importance of having the right bass and the right face and he...
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Don't be surprised to learn that George Michael and Madness played a role in kicking off Sway's career in grime. A club kid from the UK, Sway built a well respected mixtape empire within the Empire before releasing his humbly entitled debut album This Is My Demo, picking up countless awards along the way. According to him, his success is comes from an extensive knowledge of self, and more importantly, from ignoring all musical boundaries. In this talk at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy in...
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The cornerstone and pioneer of UK techno, Kirk DeGiorgio has been tirelessly delivering the original message of Detroit techno, born out of a city renowned for its soul music and its factories. In this lecture at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy, Kirk takes us on his journey of discovery: Listening to his aunt's soul records, reading Echoes, working in record shops, taking a trip to Chicago and finally arriving at the Metroplex hub in Detroit, learning how Derrick May, Shake Shakir and Juan...
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Born and raised across the River Mersey from Liverpool, Greg Wilson is one of the original DJs who introduced British club audiences to the revolutionary dance music sounds coming out of New York City: disco, electro-funk and hip hop. A resident at Manchester’s legendary Haçienda, he retired at an early age in 1984, but has returned to the decks since and received the hero's welcome befitting his role in the history of dance music. Along the way, he introduced a whole new generation of...
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On Sunday October 15, 2017, Red Bull Music Academy and Ryoji Ikeda presented the world’s largest synth orchestra. The project brought together 100 car owners from the Los Angeles area, who performed the piece by playing their car soundsystems via a sine wave synthesizer that Ikeda developed in collaboration with RBMA’s Tatsuya Takahashi and Berlin-based firm E-RM Erfindungsbüro. The Red Bull Music Academy is a global music institution committed to fostering creativity in music. We...
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Clare Fischer may not be a household name, but to the cognoscenti it rings loud and true. He began his career in L.A. in the late '50s as a keyboardist, composer, bandleader and arranger and has worked with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Prince and Celine Dion. In this freewheeling session at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy, he and his son Brent explain all about arranging and reveal why you should never listen to producers or record labels. TOPICS: 15:01 - Latin music 18:42 - Electronic...
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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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This video is part of Red Bull 20 Before 17, a look back at Red Bull’s year in music through its 20 biggest moments. Check out the other exclusive videos, tracks and interactive experiences at www.redbull.com/20before17 Korean Red Bull Music Academy alumna Miso Kim finally took to the international stage this year. Red Bull produly presents her brand-new song and music video. A collaboration with the London and Tel Aviv based animation director / visual artist Sivan Kidron, this video is a...
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One of the pioneers of the acid jazz sound, and member of the seminal production outfit United Future Organisation, Toshio Matsuura has been a driving force on the Japanese music scene for two decades. These days, he works on a solo tip: most notably on a James Brown remix that turned more than just a few heads. In this lecture at the 2006 Red Bull Music Academy, Matsuura joins Gerd Janson to dive into his fascinating work. TOPICS: 07:45 - Dingwalls 13:17 - United Future Organisation 18:45 -...
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Everyone who lives in Montreal is super nice, even the local politicians, but Deadbeat is just that bit nicer. If you make it out to the annual Mutek festival you'll see what we mean. Anyway, Scott Monteith, aka Deadbeat, makes his own type of dub-laden, minimal-leaning electronics on several labels but has also been known to dress up like a farm hand and charge around a stage in the mighty two-man electronic barndance ensemble known as Crackhaus with good friend Steve Beaupre. Monteith talks...
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Uncompromising, ever-changing and always intriguing – that’s Mike Paradinas in a nutshell. Producing innovative and idiosyncratic music since the early 1990s, he has recorded under aliases, including μ-Ziq, Tusken Raiders, Kid Spatula and Jake Slazenger. His work – which takes in everything from hazy pop to breakcore – has been released by Virgin, Clear and Rephlex, and now he heads up his own eclectic and highly respected imprint, Planet Mu. In this lecture at the 2006 Red Bull Music...
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Tim van Berkestijn was born in 1977, the year that the Brother Johnson's version of "Strawberry Letter 23" went to number 1 and Chet Baker released "Autumn Leaves" and "Far Away" (with Astrud Gilberto). Tim's parents were hip to all of it, not forgetting the Carpenters. Little did they know that 27 years later, their son would come full circle and re-invent himself as Benny Sings to debut his own version of incandescent pop in major keys. Lush, swinging...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DJ Harvey’s influence in the dance world is all out of proportion to his own fame. Known to some as the bloke who played early hours at Ministry Of Sound and to others as the driving force behind the Black Cock re-edit label and Map of Africa, he's a cult icon to the crowd who look back on the disco era as the birth of dance. He was also an early exponent of the balearic sound, which has taken him from Ibiza to Venice Beach and beyond. In conversation at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy,...
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Glasgow's Alex Smoke is someone you always thought would do something good, then suddenly he seemed to write two classic techno albums overnight. The Detroit-based, Euro-sounding 4/4 stuff he makes is assured and impressive. With the backing of Soma Records, Smoke has been making a name for himself among techno's most established producers with strong efforts like his 2005 debut, Incommunicado and a slew of remixes for the likes of Pete Tong, Depeche Mode, Junior Boys, and Steve Reich. In this...
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His real name is Michael Jackson, but he’s no relation to the moonwalking King of Pop. Still, Oh No has carved out an enviable beat-making career and does have a sibling who’s big in the industry: his brother, Stones Throw mainstay Madlib. Oh No’s own trademark, raw and stuttering flips have formed the backdrop to many an underground anthem for artists such as Declaime, Cornbread and his good friend from Oxnard, California, Roc C. In this lecture at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy in...
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Bob Moog changed the face of popular music by producing the first ever commercially available synthesizers. The first Moog Modular was knocked up for fun as a project for his musician friend Herbert Deutsch. But pretty soon, after the first strains of synthesizer success by Walter/Wendy Carlos, the Moog stole its way into the heart of rock and jazz fusion, and helped instigate all types of electronic music. Though he may have left us for a higher plane, as we found out at the 2003 Red Bull...
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Sebastian Niessen was the synthesizer engineer for Kraftwerk, playing an integral part in crafting the sounds that became an influence on the hip-hop and dance music you hear today. After Kraftwerk, Sebastian continued to work as a sound engineer, moving to NYC in 1984 where he worked on soundtracks for Raising Arizona and Barton Fink. As he explains during this lecture at the 2003 Red Bull Music Academy, he continues to design instruments and modify synthesizers and has helped many of...
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Brian Cross first encountered hip-hop in the early '80s, a meeting that sealed a lifelong love affair between the music, the culture and the young Irish photographer. Cross eventually moved to Los Angeles for post-graduate studies. One of his professors was the influential author of City Of Quartz, Mike Davies. Davies encouraged Brian to combine his love of hip-hop culture, photography and politics. This led to It's Not About A Salary - Rap And Resistance In L.A., one of the earliest published...
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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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Perhaps the slickest funk/soul group of the mid-’80s and one of the UK’s finest musical exports, Loose Ends and Carl McIntosh weren’t just the bomb in ‘85 - they’ve gone on to influence countless of today’s dance producers and DJs around the world. As well as penning the timeless “Hangin’ On A String,” Carl has crafted keyboard and guitar chops for soul supremos like D’Angelo, Beverly Knight, Caron Wheeler and Leon Ware as well as Pete Rock. A master of songwriting and...
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Bobbito Garcia is a radio host, filmmaker and basketball enthusiast whose voice and passion guided an entire generation. As one half of The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show, broadcasted out of Columbia University’s WKCR weekly between 1990 and 1998, Bobbito helped to launch the careers of hip-hop legends like Nas, the Notorious BIG, Jay Z and Big Pun. But while the man also known as Kool Bob Love is often remembered for his contributions to hip-hop culture, his reputation goes beyond: He...
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Jimmy Douglass actually commenced his studio career while still attending high school, securing a job as a tape duplicator/editor at the Atlantic Records facility in New York. There he was able to observe legendary figures such as Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin apply their skills to some now-historic recordings. Not a bad education for a novice. During the studio's downtime he also taught himself how to work the custom-made 16-channel console. What's more, when Douglass asked Wexler if...
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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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Larry Heard truly put the “deep” into house music. Responsible for dancefloor classics such as Mr. Fingers’ seminal “Can You Feel It” and Robert Owens’ “Bring Down The Walls,” his work sits at the very foundations of the genre. In this lecture at Red Bull Music Academy Seattle 2005, Heard talks about swapping drums for drum machines, the Chicago club scene of the 1980s and his little-known forays into hip-hop production. TOPICS: 2:18 - Larry's first record 10:18 - Mystery Of...
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Qua is Cornel Wilczek, a Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist. In addition to releasing two full length artist albums of his own under the Qua moniker, Cornel has engineered and produced a multitude of acts. And, as he discusses in his lecture at the 2006 Red Bull Music Academy in Melbourne, he's also been involved with art installations and become gently engulfed with his day job, designing sound for ads and films and producing wonderful closed-eyes movie soundtracks of burbling acoustic...
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At the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York 2017 Teddy Riley sat down for a public talk about how it all started, the travails of making it and losing it and the working habits of some of his best known and most intimate collaborators. As a hugely prolific songwriter, producer and instrumentalist, Teddy Riley significantly shaped the sound of R&B as we know it. In the late ’80s and early ’90s, Riley virtually masterminded the new jack swing genre as the man behind hits by Keith...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rick Essig, co-owner of the Master Cutting Room, has been one of New York’s top mastering engineers for the past 20 years. As he told us at the 2003 Red Bull Music Academy, Rick virtually lived at Record Plant, a studio that hosted people such as John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix, and his dedication paid off when he moved up to Master Cutting Room, and learned the art of mastering and lacquer cutting. Since then, he’s been behind hits like Yoko Ono’s “Walking On Thin Ice,” Loleatta...
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Uwe Schmidt, aka Atom Heart, modern laptop legend and king of the pseudonym, has been lost in the Chilean wilderness for the last eight years, despite keeping up a busy release schedule on Raster-Noton, Rather Interesting, and many other labels. We coaxed the prolific German producer over to the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy to talk about living and breathing Latin American music, finally getting to a place where you can re-interpret Kraftwerk, the deep science of the cover version, his Japanese...
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David Matthews could never have imagined the surreal path his career as a musician and arranger would take him. From a quiet, sleepy existence in rural Kentucky, to filling in charts for the minister of the heavy funk, James Brown, David Matthews was working at the right hand side of the man who was to redefine modern music forever. Like many of the great musicians who surrounded James, history has seen his work eclipsed and sidelined by the myth of the godfather of soul himself. Fortunately,...
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Born in Rio, Eumir Deodato got his first break at age 17 when he arranged and conducted a 28-piece orchestra. He ultimately became one of the city’s most active arrangers and pianists, recording for Milton Nascimento, Elis Regina and Antonio Carlos Jobim. In 1968, Deodato moved to NYC, working with Luiz Bonfa and scoring the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. His reputation was further strengthened by pop arrangements for Frank Sinatra, Roberta Flack, and Kool & The Gang. In a rare talk at the...
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In this talk at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy in Seattle, the late legend Leon Ware waxes nostalgic about his extensive musical career and songwriting for Motown Records. Leon Ware was a critically acclaimed Motown songwriter and arranger who recorded some of the greatest albums ever made. Born in Detroit in 1940 as the seventh son of a Ford worker and a beautician, Leon Ware's first song came together at age nine. When the '60s began he joined the producer staff of Motown where he worked...
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On this very special couch session at the 2006 Red Bull Music Academy, we sit down with Arthur Verocai, a true pioneer of Brazilian music. Arthur takes us along the streets of Rio back in the '60s, when Brazil had just won the world cup, the first cars were being made, and, in spite of an oppressive dictatorship, bossa nova was born. Arthur displays some of his dextrous light-fingered moves on the neck of his guitar, while also telling us how he got hold of the first synthesizer to arrive in...
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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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It sounds somewhat like a modern fairy tale. A seven-piece band called Fat Freddy’s Drop, out of Wellington, New Zealand, starts off playing local gigs and builds a solid fan base. They record an album in their own studio, distribute it privately and go double platinum in their native country. Racking up several awards for their debut effort, including 2005 Album Of The Year at the Worldwide Music Awards, FFD embarks on a worldwide tour. This the stuff of any musician’s dreams, all the...
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Daniel Wang makes and plays gleaming, disco-influenced music that draws inspiration from early house and techno. Born in California, he spent seven years of his childhood in Taiwan before heading to New York to work in instrument and record shops. Sick of the changes to the city's artistic scenes post 9/11 he quit the States for Berlin in '03 and hasn't looked back. Wang takes his music seriously. He used to be obsessed with making a good bassline and is now concerned with structure and...
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Kerri Chandler is known and respected as one of the original creators of New Jersey's deep house sound. His basslines have rocked the set of every discerning house DJ over the course of the last 15 year. Chandler grew up during the days of the infamous Zanzibar club and its resident DJ, Tony Humpries. In this session at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy, Kerri talks about his first steps in production, working for major companies and the funny situations father and son encounter throwing parties...
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The name Mizell may not set bells ringing in every household, but to those of us who devour the small print on the backs of record sleeves, they’re legends, a family that has made its mark on music as firmly as any alive. Larry, Fonce and Rod penned the famous early hits for the Jackson 5, ushered jazz and funk breathlessly into each other’s arms (complete with synthesizers), and are even responsible for the odd disco hit. They also found time to help put a man on the moon, but that’s...
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In this lecture from the 2006 Red Bull Music Academy, former Jurassic 5 DJ Cut Chemist talks about his friendship with rapper Hymnal and their memories of the early Los Angeles rap scene. From breakdancing in the streets to hanging at seminal open-mic night the Good Life, both men offer an insider’s perspective on how it went down on the Left Coast. Cut Chemist also talks in detail about sampling laws and the best way to negotiate a path through this musical minefield. TOPICS: 6:20 - Early DJ...
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From being the first European DJ to play at the Sound Factory in NYC to influencing people like Patrick Pulsinger, Claudio Coccoluto has been around the block more than a few times. At the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy the man behind the Belo Horizonti duo recounted stories of aural sensations, the duties of a DJ as a guardian of music and mixing from memory and fantasy. TOPICS: 00:12 - House 07:32 - Goa club 16:06 - '80s Italy 20:13 - Italian influences 24:46 - Mixing 26:48 - Basement Jaxx...
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In a composing career that has stretched over five decades, hundreds of films and thousands of songs, Bappi Lahiri has established himself as an unparalleled force in the world of Bollywood and beyond. The Bengali-born singer is regarded as the first artist to introduce disco to Indian cinema, a stylistic shift that had a seismic impact on the genre’s vibrant musical personality for years to come. A former playback singer before transitioning into composing “filmi music,” Lahiri maintains...
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The sound of Los Angeles’s current spiritual jazz and beat scene is shaped by many hearts and minds, as well as the ears and creativity of Benjamin Tierney. Beginning as an in-house engineer at Bomb Shelter Studios in downtown Los Angeles, the Minnesota native immersed himself in LA’s beat and jazz underground in 2007 following a chance encounter with Carlos Niño. In 2009, Tierney was brought on to record, mix and co-produce the seminal project *Suite for Ma Dukes*, an orchestral EP by...
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Singer, songwriter and actress Juana Molina talked about recording at home, discovering loop stations and her artistic philosophy in this public RBMA lecture in Buenos Aires. TOPICS: 1:39 - Recording Halo 7:31 - Working at night 17:09 - Taking time with music 21:39 - Discovering loop stations 27:05 - Early days of looping 32:32 - Listening to music as a child Juana Molina first achieved fame in early ’90s Argentina with her sketch comedy show Juana Y Sus Hermanas. Despite this success she...
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Having stepped out on labels like Itiswhatitis, Perlon, and his own Wagon Repair, New Zealand born Canadian prodigy Mathew Jonson has stomped loudly yet elegantly through the world of techno. A piano and percussion maestro from a young age, he combines musicality with proper, hands-on, analog outboard action. Gilles Peterson and Laurent Garnier are just two of those who've said "yes" to Mathew Jonson's mutability. In this talk at the 2005 RBMA in Seattle, Mathew explains his studio...
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UK-born, Berlin-based Ewan Pearson has been turbo-boosting dancefloors since 1996. In that time he wrote a book and released a gaggle of challenging tracks. Pearson’s productions surprise even the most jaded ears - like the man, they’re offbeat, but on point, with a charmingly unpretentious disposition. He’s also put his addictive techno-pop touch to remixes for Pet Shop Boys, Goldfrapp, Erlend Øye, and Depeche Mode (among many others), and even produced albums for Tracey Thorn and The...
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Even if you're not familiar with his name, you know Bob Power's work if you bought a good hip hop record some time between 1990 and the mid-2000s. From true-school classics like A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders or The Low End Theory, through to defining the seminal sound of The Roots on four of their groundbreaking albums, or even helping out on dancefloor party jams like Dee-Lite's ”Groove Is In The Heart“, Bob Power's contribution to the history of urban beats is vast. But you...
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They don't come much more Motor City than Black Milk. Just growing up in Detroit is a lesson in beat-making and this man took to producing like kids take to a cookie jar, forging instantly recognizable instrumentals for the likes of Slum Village and 313 favorite Dwele while still a teenager. In this lecture at the 2006 Red Bull Music Academy in Melbourne, we take a trip inside the mind of a real hip-hop virtuoso. TOPICS: 01:13 - Hip-hop 08:30 - Slum Village 13:10 - Detroit 20:36 - Underground...
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At its peak in the mid-70s, Italy’s Baia Degli Angeli was the most glamorous and musically adventurous nightclub in Europe, a rival to New York's Studio 54. Spread over four floors, the focus of the club's over-the-top interior was the moving DJ booth – located inside a glass elevator – where Claudio Rispoli, AKA Moz-Art, hypnotized clubbers with an eclectic selection of disco hits, soul, reggae, Afrobeat and even library music. The off-kilter DJing style he perfected alongside fellow...
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