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Legowelt

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Legowelt is the name under which Danny Wolfers releases most of his music, a hybrid form of slam jack electronix combined with deep Chicago trax, obscure & romantic ghetto technofunk, Euro-horror soundtracks, and so much more. Legowelt began producing music in the early ’90s, when the adolescent schoolboy came in sporadic contact with the sounds of Detroit’s Underground Resistance, Model 500, Blake Baxter, and Chicago heroes such as Farley Jackmaster Funk, Armando Gallop and Mr. Fingers. Later on, this palette of influences grew with early Mu-Ziq, Aphex Twin, Drexciya, various stuff from The Irdial Discs label and virtually every type of freaked deep music he could get his hands on.

Nothing had quite the influence of when he first heard a band called Unit Moebius on the radio in the early ’90s, a punky palette of RAW freaked out lo-fi Chicago trax and deep Detroit jams made with machines, which were found next to the garbage can. In awe, he heard that this music came out of The Hague in Holland, the very same city he lived in. Put on the right track by this fact, he stumbled into the Bunker Records office and discovered a world of contemporary freaked music lovers who looked beyond all the bland house and dance music that ruled the media and clubs.

Musical mentors such as IF and Melvin White (a.k.a. Pametex) lectured him with even more unknown sounds, such as early electro and the obscure pre-1983 Italian disco whose production secrets were closely studied. In 1998, Bunker issued Legowelt’s the first vinyl release, and he’s gone on to release for such labels as Cocoon, L.I.E.S., and Crème Organization. Apart from producing, Legowelt has been playing live all over the world for the past decade, and spent lot of time with Orgue Electronique and the infamous Bunker Team. He also launched his own label Strange Life in the early ’00s, which put out trendsetting CDrs by Polysick, DMX Krew, Mono-Poly, and much more.

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