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Artist/Label of the day #5 – File under acid lines #1

The other day I read a spectacularly insightful interview with one of my all-time musical heroes, Rodney Bakerr. Mr Bakerr was one of the most original and forward-thinking Chicago house producers.

With his Rockin’ House label, he created underground acid house hits with an attention for musicality. He often did was is now prohibited : he added live guitars and other live instruments. The result sounded like nothing else at the time, but it was still some darn good dance music! He also contributed in a major way in the shaping of house music after publishing the very first Roland house music drum patterns, as early as 1987! An older cat then the youngsters who were building the house nation, Rodney came from a rock/punk background and offered different insights from the regular disco heads, which is probably why his music still sounds relevent to this day.

Here are a few highlights to enjoy while reading the Gridface linked interview.

Shouts to Jacob Arnold
Bertrand Delanowave

02/25/2011 Playlist

Chris & CoseyArcade – LP – Exotica – Conspiracy International (2011 – re)
XXXY You Only Start It – 10″ – You Only Start It/Ordinary Things – Ten Thousand Yen (2011)
Rodney BakerrCrazy Track – 12″ – Bakerr Tracks vol.1 – Rockin’ House (1993)
Lidell TownsellUnder Control – 12″ – Get The Hole – Trax Records (1988)
Ghédalia TazartesFerme Ta Gueule Zarathoustra – LP – Granny Award – Alga Marghen (2011)
The SilvermanCircle The Sun And You Become One – 2xLP – Beta-Lactam Ring Records (2003)
Falty DLHip Love – 12″ – Hip Love – Ramp Recordings (2011)
Jacques GreeneThe Look – 12″ – The Look – Lucky Me Music (2010)
Andy Blake X – 12″ – Cave Paintings 2 – Cave Paintings (2010)
A Certain RatioKether The Knives – 12″ – Knife Slits Water – Mango (1982)
Umberto The Child – LP – From The Grave – Permanent Records (2010)
Volcano The BearPlanetary Bethlehem – LP – Planetary Bethlehem – Beta-Lactam Ring Records (2011)

01/28/2011 Playlist

Aksel FribergViking Line – 7″ – S/T – Drifter STHLM (2010)
Le ClubUn Fait Divers Et Rien De Plus (Re-Re-Mix) – 12″ – S/T – Vogue (1983)
Museum Of Bellas ArtesWatch The Glow – 10″ – Days Ahead – Force Majeure (2010)
L. KramanSporadik – LP – Electronic Music – Southern Library Of Recorded Music LTD (1973)
The Percussion Group CincinnatiStrike (composed by Michael Udow) – 2xLP – S/T – Opus One (1981)
Pauline OliverosHorse Sings From Cloud – 2xLP – Various: Attention Patterns – Important (2010)
Rodney Bakerr & The Rocking House Chicago MobRodney’s Numbers – 12″ – The “Numbers” EP – Rocking House (1990)
Theo ParrishSynthetic Flemm – 3xLP – Sound Sculptures Volume 1 – Sound Signature (2007)
Ultralyd Street Sex – LP – Inertiadome – Rune Grammofon (2010)
Klaus Röder Konzertwalzer – LP – Elektronische Kompositionen – Private Press (1981)
Aloa Himbeereis – LP – S/T – Offers Musik Produktion (1982)
Bernadott Greta – Unreleased White Label (2011)
C.W. VrtacekLive Free Or Die – LP – Days And Days – Leisure Time Records (1982)

RIP Trish Keenan

The unbelievable and sad news just came to us that Trish Keenan of Broadcast has died of pneumonia friday jan. 14 at age 42.

We did not expect to start this blog with such a sad news. Broadcast was and still is one of the bands we like the most, some of us following them since the first years. We were always eager to hear any new work and air it. We will miss bitterly Trish and Broadcast.

Still, we’ll continue to highlight and “promote” the fringe music we like in the same fashion we’ve been crusading for the past 15 years or so, and you can be sure it’s not the last you heard of Broadcast alonside the likes of Bernard Parmegiani, This Heat, Bruno Menny, Larry Heard, Monoton, Kid Creole, Conny Plank, Chep Nunez, Tod Dockstader, LFO, Eliott Sharp, Latin Rascals, Don Cherry, Konrad Becker, Arthur Russell, Robert Gordon, Henri Chopin, Mantronix, the Galactic Mothership, Pietro Grossi, Jean Schwarz, B.W.H., Prince, Rodney Bakerr, Nino Nardini, Sabu Martinez, Roland Kayn, Manix, Ralph Lundsten, Konk, Autechre, Eberhard Schoener, John Bender, Mike Dunn, Pierro Umiliani, Jean Cohen-Solal, Derrick May, Patrick Cowley, Todd Terry, Cluster, Transmat, Soundforce, Spoils Of War, Mark Imperial, Seefeel, Ron Hardy, Annette Peacock, Walter Gibons, Stockhausen, Crass, Maurice Joshua, Steve Lacy, NWW, Ennio Morricone, Phoenecia, Cliff Martinez, Falty DL, Dream Frequency, Pram, Frankie Knuckles, Traxx, Michel Portal, Anthony Manning, Roger Sanchez, MK, Mr Lee, Chrome, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, Roberto Cacciapaglia, Larry Levan, Sheila Jordan, Kenny Dope, Ubangi, Mark E, Patrick Cowley, Hosono, Terry Housemaster Baldwin, Coil, Bo Didley, James Asher, TinMan, Robbie Basho, Lidell Townsell, Julio Bashmore