Michael Beinhorn

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Michael James Beinhorn is an American musician and record producer .


Michael Beinhorn began his music career in New York City in the late 1970s . While he was still in high school, he bought a synthesizer with the aim of playing in a band. Together with drummer Fred Maher , sound engineer Martin Bisi and bassist Bill Laswell , he founded the Zu Band in 1978 at the age of 17, which was renamed Material a year later . The band's style was a fusion of jazz , funk , punk, hip-hop and world music . In 1979 the debut EP Temporary Music was released ; 1981, after the departure of Bisis, the debut album of the same name. With no college education or formal training, Beinhorn began working as a graphic designer in the early 80s alongside his work as a musician.

After Laswell and Beinhorn produced an album together for Nona Hendryx and Patti LaBelle , Laswell was hired in 1983 to produce Herbie Hancock's fifth studio album Future Shock . Beinhorn worked as a co-producer on this production, together they wrote the dance hit Rockit, among other pieces . Rockit was one of the first commercially successful songs to include elements from hip hop such as scratching .

In 1985, Beinhorn separated from Laswell and material and began to work as an independent music producer . So he produced u. a. The Parachute Club , the Red Hot Chili Peppers , Soul Asylum , Ozzy Osbourne and Soundgarden . In 2004 he was nominated for a Grammy for his work on the album Natural Selection by the band Fuel . In the course of his work, he also developed the ultra analog recording format , which emphasizes particularly low sound frequencies.

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  1. https://www.allmusic.com/artist/mn0000455515
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  3. http://www.furious.com/perfect/martinbisi.html