Geek Of The Week: Jack Dangers

Geek Of The Week: Jack Dangers

Throughout 2016, I’ve featured some of my favorite electronic musicians as GOTWs. The list includes: Suzanne Ciani, Richard Lainhart, Jason Amm, Lori Napoleon, Richard Devine, Kraftwerk, and several more. This week we’ll recongnize another great performer as a GOTW, the amazing Jack Dangers.

Born in England during the mid-60s, Dangers has resided in San Francisco for the last few decades. He is probably best known for his musical creation Meat Beat Manifesto. Dangers’ recording studio, TapeLab, houses a massive collection of vintage keyboards, drum machines, and synthesizers which he uses to create his albums. In fact, he claims to have the only working EMS Synthi 100 modular synthesizer in existence (it can be seen above). It is said to be “a downright drool worthy place” for synth geeks. I’d love to see it someday.

In addition to writing/recording music, Dangers produces and remixes tracks for other artists. Since 1989, he has released 11 studio albums as Meat Beat Manifesto, and 4 as Jack Dangers, along with a mass of singles and EPs. He has collaborated with musicians like David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne (a former GOTW), and many more. In the electronic music subculture, this geek is a household name. Everybody knows Jack Dangers. Personally, I have a lot of respect his work and find it very influential. Now this music geek can add GOTW to his impressive resume.

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avatar KALE: A geek who works in the IT Security field and lives in Dallas, TX. He is also a music geek who has played in several local bands. Previous to his IT career, Kale worked as a photojournalist. He brings technical advice and artistic counterpoint to the podcast.