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It's the old story: Mike was hanging around doing absolutely nothing of value until zeofredo came along and blew him away with his fantastically abundant creative energy. At least that's how zeofredo tells it... in fact, the two met in 1996 while hosting neighbouring shows at CFMU-FM community radio (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario-- The Mighty MU!). Mike is a DJ and presenter of long standing, with a very stunning collection of House and Nu-groove records gathered since he broke out of B-boy culture in the mid 80's. He might actually get a chance to hear them all when he retires... zeofredo also has a long history with CFMU, hosting various music shows featuring acid rock, modern jazz, experimental and improv, outer-electronica whatevayawannacallit, etc... At the time they became acquainted, zeofredo was doing overnight shows lasting several hours and mixing Arnold Schoenberg, Bedouin Ascent, Peggy Lee, Cambodian Royal Court music and so on. Although uncertain at first what to make of 'that thumpin' disco din' favoured in Mike's show, "Jack'n The Funk", zeofredo found that in his hands the music didn't suck as bad as he had presumed. Hearing Masters at Work for the first time was actually a kind of breakthrough for zeofredo (George Benson "You Can Do It [Baby]"). In fact, zeofredo is also a guitarist, and Mike approached him about doing a session when he noticed him carrying his instrument to the show one night. At the time Mike was realizing his ambition to assemble a serious studio and was busy amassing an appetizing selection of synths and equipment. After a few tries, the pair came up with their first song, "Sopa Seca" (1997), in a loosely MAW-influenced vein. Since then, the thrill of working a MICRO-MOOG or programming freaky beats has kept hope alive for the duo now known as 'Gobi Tan'. The future is open for more vocal tracks and collaborations with diverse instrumentalists. Gobi Tan has not yet released any music, but are open to any interest from labels with a taste for atmospheric House and Nu-Jazz. They would like to find like-minded others who can relate to the adventure of trying new ideas and forging one's own sound. Please take the opportunity to listen and slip into a kinky subliminal reverie from which you will never fully recover....

Gobi Tan Mike, Burlington, Canada

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    Bleachin at 0.02
    on May 03, 2013 01:26

    great job tonight in Burlington. keep the tracks coming.

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    Royals at 1.47
    on March 12, 2013 02:49

    excellent. i need more. keep the track going for 2 to 3 more minutes. have a remix contest.

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