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One guy, one keyboard, one computer, music skills, perfect pitch, a head full of ideas and impromptu luck while knob-tweaking
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GB - Jammin' with Ella Fitzgerald
Peak in sub-genre #42
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GB & Suzi Q Smith - The Marionette Man
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Trazzmanian Devil
Peak in sub-genre #20
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Party in the USA
Peak in sub-genre #50
Hi y'all! My name's Gene Boo, a Singaporean-born Malaysian, living in Belgium... it all began when I was a kid, playing classical piano - after which I decided to quit the textbook stuff and began composing on-the-fly impromptu jazz. I moved to Beijing, China in 97, and got into the hip hop groove - so I began freestyle mcin' to Wu-Tang instrumentals in a club. I went thereafter to Bremen, Germany to do an MBA where I met up with my mates who introduced me to the art of using electronic equipment to make music. Equipped with an AKAI MPC 2000, Sirius keyboard, Rave-o-lution 309, a Pentium II pc with Cubase and Fruityloops installed, all hooked up to a Digitech FX machine, which was in turn hooked up to a multitrack recorder, my mates Lars, Stephan and Thorsten began to innovate. I was hence introduced to the world of electronica - a broad term... we created minimal progressive house, dnb, breakbeats, hip hop... etc. but as fate has it, I moved to Belgium... so now I work on my own music as a hobby - focusing a lot on my jazz and hip hop influences to make lounge, ambient, jazz, house, dnb and experimental stuff.
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Hi y'all! My name's Gene Boo, a Singaporean-born Malaysian, living in Belgium... it all began when I was a kid, playing classical piano - after which I decided to quit the textbook stuff and began composing on-the-fly impromptu jazz. I moved to Beijing, China in 97, and got into the hip hop groove - so I began freestyle mcin' to Wu-Tang instrumentals in a club. I went thereafter to Bremen, Germany to do an MBA where I met up with my mates who introduced me to the art of using electronic equipment to make music. Equipped with an AKAI MPC 2000, Sirius keyboard, Rave-o-lution 309, a Pentium II pc with Cubase and Fruityloops installed, all hooked up to a Digitech FX machine, which was in turn hooked up to a multitrack recorder, my mates Lars, Stephan and Thorsten began to innovate. I was hence introduced to the world of electronica - a broad term... we created minimal progressive house, dnb, breakbeats, hip hop... etc. but as fate has it, I moved to Belgium... so now I work on my own music as a hobby - focusing a lot on my jazz and hip hop influences to make lounge, ambient, jazz, house, dnb and experimental stuff.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Yeah. Over the internet - via Yahoo Messenger, I sometimes stream live mixes over the Internet in a voice conference room - don't report me!
Your musical influences
The whole Quannum records production - DJ Shadow, Jurassic Five, Ninja Tune, Blackalicious. Of course the gurus Kruder und Dorfmeister, Leaders of the New School, Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Wu-Tang Clan, Aphex Twin, Aphrodite, the amazing LTJ Bukem, The Alkoholics, Bob Marley, Manu Chao, Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill, DJ Cam, Stereo MCs, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc., the list is infinite! Ok, loads of underground artistes which you find on the web too! Don't forget them - unsigned, experimental and raw!
What equipment do you use?
I'm a friggin' cheapskate... for the moment, computer and MIDI keyboard...
Anything else?
Whatever... who's gonna read anything I wrote anyway... I must be crazy to actually type in everything - thank goodness for my typing classes back in junior high...
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