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Music, Hear This Meat Beat Manifesto: Show Preview

Meat Beat Manifesto: Show Preview

You know those sequences in movies and TV shows where a character is brainwashed by being forced to watch a bunch of seemingly unconnected clips flickering by at hyper-speed? Well, Jack Dangers probably loves those random montages. More than 20…
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Music, Jack Dangers is back with a new beat manifesto

Jack Dangers is back with a new beat manifesto

Jack Dangers is protective of sharing too many technical details about TapeLab, his Mill Valley music studio. The place is a tangle of cables, pins, and shiny knobs that evokes post–World War II films showing telephone operators making manual switchboard…
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Music, BeatBox Meet the Beat Manifesto

Meet the Beat Manifesto

British-born producer and longtime Bay Area resident Jack Dangers has had a productive musical year. He released a limited-edition CD, Music for Planetarium, for a science center in Hungary as well as the 10th studio album for his brainchild, Meat…
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Music, Meat Beat Manifesto: The Past and Future of Electronic Music

Meat Beat Manifesto: The Past and Future of Electronic Music

Perennially digging two feet deeper than superficial trends can earn an artist legendary underground status. Unfortunately, it may also cause the world to lose musicians beneath the mantles of fashion, forcing them to wait for later generations to discover them.…
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Music, BeatBox Meat Beating? The beating of nuts? What the hell is going on here?

Meat Beating? The beating of nuts? What the hell is going on here?

The U.K.-born band Meat Beat Manifesto (brainchild of producer Jack Dangers) has made its home in the Bay Area for longer than it resided in Old Blighty. Since landing on the left coast 10 years ago, Dangers has truly soaked…
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Music, Ground Beef

Ground Beef

MapQuest is garbage. I'm not even sure that this is the right road, and there's no visible house number, only a steep driveway in the spot where the number (and building) should be. Down the driveway, the front door to…
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Music, Reviewed Meat Beat Manifesto

Meat Beat Manifesto

When British producer (and Bay Area resident) Jack Dangers' Meat Beat Manifesto project released its seminal debut album, Storm the Studio, in 1989, both politics and dance pop looked bleak. Conservatives ran the political show in both the U.S. and…
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Music, New Manifesto

New Manifesto

Electronic music appears to be headed for a creative and commercial slump just as dire as the technology market's. The Village Voice recently wrote that prominent European DJs aren't filling Manhattan clubs any longer; across the pond, British institutional raves…
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Music, Riff Raff Riff Raff

Riff Raff

From the "Can We Please Get the Millennium Over With Now?" Desk From a press release that recently found its way to Riff Raff: "You knew '1999' would be a hit again in 1999. What you didn't know is that…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night + Day

Wednesday September 30 Bring the Beat Back Meat Beat Manifesto's Jack Dangers is among the special guest performers at a celebration of breakbeats and a record release party for Tino's Breaks, featuring mysterious mixmaster Tino -- heard by many, but…
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