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Dale Thomas Rates lives in a city of bridges. Tapping into deep roots from the start of his musical journey in the early '70s, he also has an ear for the Digital Age. Not content to simply re-create a musical concept already attempted long ago by many, but to fuse the two worlds into a new direction. Just as a bridge connects two separate sides into a collective and moves it forward, so do the elements of guitar and hand percussion blend with creative mix of synths, effects and tempo patterns.

Dale Thomas Rates Dale Rates, NE Portland, United States

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  • A Comment on BOILER ROOM's
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    Frankie Knuckles 60 min Boiler Room mix at 1.48
    on April 02, 2014 23:15
  • A Comment on Resident Advisor's
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    RA Live - 2013.10.05 - Frankie Knuckles at King... at 1.05.40
    on April 02, 2014 06:06
  • A Comment on OPUS Music's
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    Canyons Of Tears /1st Take, Blair Solo at 1.55
    on January 02, 2014 21:11

    Brilliant lyric!

  • A Comment on Osiris The Rebirth's
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    Planetscape (with Bridget Wishart & Cyndee Lee ... at 11.23
    on July 31, 2013 18:20

    VERY graceful violin work here!

  • A Comment on Whitebear's
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    Whitebear- Primal Stomp at 0.02
    on July 08, 2013 04:37

    LOVE beggining with 528 hz!!!

  • A Comment on Ras.Khaleel's
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    "Moving Forward" by Ras Khaleel [Sababa Redeem] at 3.26
    on July 08, 2013 04:28

    INSPIRATION!!!!

  • A Comment on Russell Thomas's
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    What Are We Gonna Do Now © 2011 at 3.29
    on July 06, 2013 20:38

    Beautiful stuff, brother!

  • A Comment on EdwardMalov's
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    First Summer Rain at 0.28
    on July 06, 2013 07:02

    Edward...this is STUNNING!!

  • A Comment on aka:man's
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    Flight 2012 final mix at 3.41
    on June 22, 2013 07:28

    Lovely theme and couterthemes!

  • A Comment on aka:man's
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    Flight 2012 final mix at 1.44
    on June 22, 2013 07:26

    Strong melody here!

  • A Comment on aka:man's
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    Flight 2012 final mix at 0.11
    on June 22, 2013 07:25

    Stylish and original as always!

  • A Comment on IanCraig's
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    16-2-6a4 (Cross Winds) at 5.03
    on April 24, 2013 17:55

    This is GREAT, Ian! A well thought-out theme and some nice, but subtle accents. I'm happy to have heard this!

  • A Comment on IanCraig's
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    16-2-6a4 (Cross Winds) at 4.43
    on April 24, 2013 17:53

    Awesome fade!

  • A Comment on IanCraig's
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    16-2-6a4 (Cross Winds) at 3.26
    on April 24, 2013 17:53

    This is a wonderful sequence here...icey and full of anticipation!

  • A Comment on IanCraig's
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    16-2-6a4 (Cross Winds) at 2.09
    on April 24, 2013 17:51

    Great effect here...almost sounds like a bowed cello section!

  • A Comment on IanCraig's
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    16-2-6a4 (Cross Winds) at 1.06
    on April 24, 2013 17:50

    LOVIN' this modulation!!

  • A Comment on Dale Thomas Rates's
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    Blues For Abbie at 2.06
    on April 01, 2013 04:49

    @DJ Michael Angello: I've been wanting to do a tribute to Abbie for years and felt this was the chance. Thanks for your input!

  • A Comment on Dale Thomas Rates's
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    Blues For Abbie at 0.30
    on April 01, 2013 04:48

    @DJ Michael Angello: Many thanks...I am honored!

  • A Comment on ALiEn TriBe's
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    I GET DOWN (Pre-Mastered) at 4.53
    on April 01, 2013 04:39

    Cool idea...reminds me of the ol' band WAR, but with a electro/hypnotic twist! Keep going!!

  • A Comment on ALiEn TriBe's
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    I GET DOWN (Pre-Mastered) at 4.09
    on April 01, 2013 04:36

    Clever voice phase shift here!

  • A Comment on ALiEn TriBe's
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    I GET DOWN (Pre-Mastered) at 1.55
    on April 01, 2013 04:34

    Great bluesy feel!

  • A Comment on DJ Michael Angello's
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    A Trip to the Beach Original Instrumental at 2.55
    on March 19, 2013 07:04

    What a happy and uplifting track!!

  • A Comment on Vince.Sanity's
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    DJ Biologic-23-07-2011/promo mix at 1.15.18
    on February 26, 2013 06:05

    Such an amazing track! Been a lonnnnnnnnng time...I mis ya, Brother!

  • A Comment on Giilgamesh's
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    Giilgämesh - The Epic Of Ramayana Nitzho (Sita ... at 45.25
    on January 11, 2013 07:56
  • A Comment on ALiEn TriBe's
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    MEET ME IN SPACELAND (Pre-Mastered) at 2.59
    on November 21, 2012 17:37

    Bold new direction, Sister!
    Keep at it!
    :-D

  • A Comment on Altocirrus's
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    Knocknarea Revisited Cirrusaka Mix. at 9.29
    on November 15, 2012 07:00

    Interesting time signature here...5/4 ??

  • A Comment on Altocirrus's
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    Knocknarea Revisited Cirrusaka Mix. at 7.09
    on November 15, 2012 06:59

    Excellent transition here!!

  • A Comment on Altocirrus's
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    Knocknarea Revisited Cirrusaka Mix. at 5.13
    on November 15, 2012 06:58

    Sweet Surfy groove here!

  • A Comment on Altocirrus's
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    Knocknarea Revisited Cirrusaka Mix. at 2.47
    on November 15, 2012 06:57

    Shades of Mark Franklin (Release To The System) here...VERY NICE!!

  • A Comment on Dale Thomas Rates's
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    Blues For Abbie at 6.37
    on November 06, 2012 01:24

    @aka:man: Many thanks for your kind words, Sir!

  • A Comment on Weathered Wall's
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    Missing you at 2.15
    on November 05, 2012 05:15

    I really like this melodic theme you're working with here. Keep going with it!

  • A Comment on Lanny C's
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    Save yourself
    on November 01, 2012 19:41

    First, many TNX for "Following" me...it's an honor! Next, my apologies for only having the time to lend an ear to this track (at the moment, anyway). But this is very heady and powerful stuff here! I like how the keyboard intro and outro act as bookends, and you use wonderful layerings of guitars and synth pads in there (something I like to do also!). And that addition of Chaplin's famous "Peace speech" is a nice extra! If I dare to bring up any even tiny critique, it would be that your lead vocal could be just a wee bit more "out front." But all-in-all, this is very enjoyable material you have going here, and it is *my* pleasure to connect! Many TNX again, and Stay Excellent!

  • A Comment on Liminal Roots's
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    Bleep Speaking at 4.04
    on October 13, 2012 18:54

    What wonderful sounds!
    ~Blessings!~
    :-D

  • A Comment on DJ Michael Angello's
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    Free Download. Aftermath Original Instrumental
    on October 13, 2012 06:57

    Great mix of textures! Dig how a nearly wooden chime pedal tone caries out the last few minutes.
    Great worx!
    :-D

  • A Comment on DJ Michael Angello's
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    Free Download. Aftermath Original Instrumental at 2.10
    on October 13, 2012 06:53

    Wonderful voicing here!

  • A Comment on DJ Michael Angello's
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    Free Download. Aftermath Original Instrumental at 0.44
    on October 13, 2012 06:51

    Really diggin' the authority here!!
    :-D

  • A Comment on Dale Thomas Rates's
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    Variations on a theme by Eric Satie, Gymnopédies at 0.26
    on October 01, 2012 06:43

    Many TNX, Jer! Good to see ya here!
    :-D

  • A Comment on Smyth Michaels's
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    Reality sets in at 1.05
    on August 05, 2012 05:02

    Great acapella vocal going on here. Impressive pitch control. Keep going!
    :-D

  • A Comment on renneslesbainsclan's
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    What You Fighting For Original Uncut version"R...
    on July 16, 2012 17:43

    This is simply GREAT! Dig that rolling Ska bass line, your rap, the grrls backing, and the tenor and alto dueling throughout...Awesome job, M8!!
    :-D

  • A Comment on renneslesbainsclan's
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    What You Fighting For Original Uncut version"R... at 3.18
    on July 16, 2012 17:38

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