MUSIC | MORGAN GEIST VOL 25
We have been working with the RBMA, and in this series they look at an artists personal favs that they don’t usually get to play.
This New Jersey native was initially inspired to take to the mixing desk when listening to the UK’s take on Detroit, despite growing up to the sound of early synth heroes like Devo and New Order alongside early hip hop, jazz, and ’60s Hindi film soundtracks. Soon after bagging his first 12″ release on Dan Curtin’s Metamorphic label, Morgan formed the Environ label, which raised the bar for releasing powerful statements of purpose which flirted with the styles of disco, techno, and soul, while proving an elusive temptress to all three. As one half of Metro Area, Morgan fused the sounds of bygone disco and boogie with the space and atmospheres of techno and house to create the breakthough Metro Area LP and 12″s, while racking up a bounty of remixes for the likes of Hugh Masekela, Telex, and Erlend Oye. We are, after all, products of our own environs.
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Barnes & Barnes – Fish Heads – Rhino
BFC – Evolution – Planet E
Yes – Roundabout – Atlantic
Depeche Mode – PIMPF – Sire
Devo – Girl You Want – Warner
Queen – We Will Rock You – Elektra
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here – CBS
Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water – Purple/WB
The Cars – Let’s Go – Elektra
Herbie Hancock – Future Shock – CBS
Lipps Inc – Funky Town – Casablanca
Severed Heads – We Have Come To Bless This House – Nettwerk
New Order – Perfect Kiss (12″ Mix) – Factory
Alexander Robotnik – Problemes D’Amour – Fuzz Dance
Ministry – Over The Shoulder – Sire
Kraftwerk – Nummern – EMI
Public Enemy – Public Enemy No.1 – Def Jam
LL Cool J – Rock The Bells – Def Jam
Night Moves – Transdance (7″ Version) – Flexi Pop
Tin Tin – Kiss Me (Dub) – Sire
Chaz Jankel – Glad To Know You (Short Version) – A&M
Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F – MCA
Dominatrix – Domanatrix Sleeps Tonight – Streetwise
Meat Beat Manifesto – Hello Teenage America – PIAS