Visionary, Forefather, Innovator...these are terms that get thrown around all to loosely in the world of electronic music, but for certain individuals, these descriptions apply without question. Jack Dangers, the veteran composer and sound sculptor behind Meat Beat Manifesto, is one of
It is without superlative that one can say Dangers has helped define and inspire the sound of the last 10 years. His constantly evolving musical invention has generated a long string of futuristic classics, such as "Strap Down", "God O.D.", "Helter Skelter","Psyche Out", "Radio Babylon", "Edge of No Control" and "It's the Music". Danger's innovative uses of samples and breakbeats have inspired countless artists (both in the dance and hip-hop worlds), putting him in a category
with other visionary artists of the late 80's/early 90's such as Coldcut, The Dust Brothers, and The Bomb Squad.
Originally from Swindon, UK, but currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jack Dangers continues to stretch sonic boundaries and influence new generations of sound activists.
As a premiere remixer, producer and sound designer, he has played a seminal role in defining tomorrow'' music today. Past Danger's production/remix projects include: Public Enemy, David Bowie, Orbital, DepÍche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Coil, David Byrne, Bush, Banco de Gaia, and The Shamen. Adding to this list of heavy hitting achievements, the single, "Prime Audio Soup" from the MBM album Actual Sounds and Voices, was featured in the sci-fi fantasy blockbuster, The Matrix and on its platinum-selling soundtrack. Which brings us to R.U.O.K?
This, MBM's seventh album represents a healthy growth in the innovative Meat Beat sound. At first listen, the dense, dark layers of samples, breakbeats, and politically-charged vocals that were the hallmark of previous MBM releases are noticeably stripped down on R.U.O.K? The music was in part created in Danger's Bay area studio on a incredibly rare 1970's synthesizer unit called the EMS Synthi 100.
R.U.O.K? collaborators include the turntablist-of-the-moment, Z-Trip, and ambient legend Alex Paterson of The Orb. Z-Trip, perhaps best known for his very listenable scratch/blend DJ sets that combine hip-hop and classic rock, lends his scratching ability to the very funky
"What Does It all Mean?" & "Hankerchief Head". With the sharp, programmed drums achieving very interesting nuances alongside Z-Trip's deft scratching, these tracks sound as fresh and contemporary as any of the current output from the Bay Area turntablist community. Dangers says of the Z-Trip tracks, "They were more of the instant, in the studio jamming style rather than the more meticulous approach I used on the rest of the album. All the takes are done in one, and then you're on to the next thing." Alex Paterson contributes on the eerie "Horn of Jericho."
released September 27, 2014
and ambient legend Alex Paterson of The Orb
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