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Having been ushered out of the grade school music program before he could get started due to a sore throat and impatient program head, he had to make his own way through the rolling hills and winding paths of our musical history. No formative year piano lessons or high school axe shredding, he got out of high school with his voice and some noodling on the bass, only to tire of the rampant and unimaginative appropriation of better years in the guitar based world of songwriting.
The latter part of the previous millennium was saved by Underworld, the Orb, Richie Hawtin and Toby Marks, some of whom also shed their rockland heroics for a chance to brave new waters. A novel concept which inevitably led to the middle ground of the Fischerspooners, Ascii Diskos, Cut Copys and Zoot Womans of the most recent decade gone by.
And this new amalgamation of sound broke down that rock barrier and led him decades back to appreciate anew the Beatles, Mayfields, Browns, Wars and Kutis of years gone by along with their new patrons across all genres and too vast to mention.
While his personal live sets may tend to sit solidly in the melodic minimal and deeper house genres, you'll be sure to hear the odd collection of funk, afrobeat, and reggae as the man calls on the masters. Reminiscing may even guide out a drum'n'bass dubplate or two while he recalls the early morning rave days stepping out of the dark, throbbing warehouse to the light of day, sober, refreshed, and satisfied. And suffice to say there's always a little genre bending happening in the studio, and you can share in that in greater detail at http://ineedsugar.com