DownBeat Magazine Features Mark Guiliana

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Wednesday October 01, 2014


Mark Guiliana: New Dialogue
By Ken Micallef

“The electronic music style drum ‘n’ bass had a watershed year in 1996. Initially labeled ‘dance music’ as fans in underground London clubs jolted their bodies to the music’s jackhammer rhythms and sampled cyber melodies, the far-reaching tendrils of drum ‘n’ bass would boil musicians’ brains for years to come. e year 1996 saw the release of such inuential albums as Squarepusher’s Feed Me Weird ings, Plug’s Drum ‘N ‘Bass For Papa, LTJ Bukem’s Logical Progression and the compilation Platinum Breakz on Goldie’s Metalheadz label. Jazz friendly, DJ-driven and computer literate, these British artists enjoyed a quick burst of global success before the style was co-opted by corporate advertisers and watered-down by four-to-the-oor music simpletons. But 18 years later, the essence of drum ‘n’ bass continues to inuence shape-shiers across the globe, including jazz drummer-programmer-composer Mark Guiliana.”

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