Strange Circuits (Chicago) // Oli Barton and the Movement // PrimeChicago Electronica / Industrial
Top-Up Music Management and Roadtrip and the Workshop London proudly presents Strange Circuits, all the way from Chicago, USA!
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Oli Barton & The Movement– The sound of tomorrow played today, inspired by yesterday to reach next week, inspiring next month! Whether it be the BBC, the indie press or their mass of incredible fans, everyone is in agreement; if you don’t know Oli Barton & The Movement, then you know nothing.
Prime – “A British melting pot of infectious vocals, catchy guitars & heavy rhythms”-Left Lion Mag
Strange Circuits was the first band ever signed to the legendary industrial and electronic label, Wax Trax! Their single, Industrial Living (EBR 001 A), became a cult sensation and led to the group touring Europe. Time has not lessened the group’s impact as copies of the original 7″ still sell well online and have become a collector’s item. Strange Circuits also appear on The New Wave Complex vol: 8, a compilation of 80’s underground acts.
As time passed band members went on to play in other Wax Trax! acts, including Ministry. Singer/songwriter, producer Rodney Bakerr, used the experience he’d gained to open Rockin’ House Records, one of the longest running, single owner, dance music labels in the world. And working with the Roland Synthesizer Company he is credited as writing the first House music drum patterns for the 808 & 909 TR drum machines. His work is in print in the Roland Rhythm Guide book and Roland Users Group magazine.
In the 90’s Strange Circuits reunited to release new music under the name Warm Leatherette. One of their singles, Black Hair Red Lips, appeared on the Delinquent Records sampler Industrial Baby (DR016).
Strange Circuits over time has experimented with new lineups, and new music using several creative vocalists, stretching their musical sound and landscape. Rodney Bakerr aka (Rodney Baker) is also a well known, and Award winning, Fine Artist with his art being seen in several Museums including the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago.Stange Circuits
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