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OSCILLATOR: a late nite “Grand Opening” synth party, Proudly Presents a Live Performance by Legendary Producer, ARTHUR BAKER.

image1 Oscillator will celebrate the formal opening of its permanent synth space in DTLA (after 35 events thrown in pop up fashion) with the one and only, ARTHUR BAKER, performing a rare 'Live Synth+Drum-Machine/DJ Combination set, chronicling the genesis of Early Electro including his own contributions to the genre. Baker, a Roland 808 Pioneer, is best known for producing the classic hip hop/electro anthem "Planet Rock" with Afrika Bambaattaa and Planet Patrol in 1982. The record combined elements from two Kraftwerk recordings, "Trans Europe Express" and "Numbers," which were interpolated by studio musicians, rather than sampled. Later that year, utilizing unused tracks from “Planet Rock, he later produced Planet Patrols’ single, "Play at Your Own Risk.” In 1983, Baker co-wrote "Confusion" and "Thieves Like Us" with infamous British group New Order. The 12-inch single "Confusion" was a crossover hit on the U.S. dance charts, and established a relationship between Baker and the band that has continued for more than 30 years.
    Baker’s infamous dance remixes lead him to produce the track "I.O.U." by Freeez, which was one of the biggest dance hits of that year in the UK. Baker contributed his "Breakers' Revenge" to the Beat Street score and movie soundtrack, which he also helped produce. He is the re-mixer and additional producer for songs by Hall and Oates ("Out Of Touch", "Method Of Modern Love", "Possession Obsession", "Dance On Your Knees") and Diana Ross ("Swept Away", co-written and co-produced by Daryl Hall)). He produced the infamous and much sought after remixes for Pet Shop Boys´ "Suburbia" followed in 1986 with Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," and Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark," "Cover Me," and "Born in the U.S.A." from the Born in the U.S.A. album. Baker went on to sign the group New Edition, which had success with its single "Candy Girl.”
        Oscillator was cited this year as “the best DIY club in town” by RALLY/Eventbrite in their article on LA’s burgeoning underground club scene. It's known for featuring live Synth and Electro performances (and rotating DJs) versus the over saturation of House and Techno. Founder, Nicole Berger curates bands and DJ’s that fall within the parameters of this "Oscillator Sound." Berger has brought such innovators such as Juan Atkins, The Egyptian Lover, Trans-X: 'Living on Video', Ariel Pink, Josh Cheon (Dark Entries/Honey Sound System), Silent Servant, Raiz (Droid Behavior), Kid 606, Andrew Means (3 teeth) as well as Marcel Videla + Abe Mora (Friends of Friends Network). Their upcoming calendar will include Thursday Residencies, Dawn Patrol (early Sunday mornings) and Tuesday night Drag performances. For more info, Email and request to be invited to future events.
          In honor of Arthur Baker’s ceremonial performance at the grand opening of Oscillator’s permanent synth space in Downtown LA, DJ and Producer CUT CHEMIST will present a TRIBUTE to the celebrated BAKER for his contribution to electronic music. The night will be documented by 3GZ Productions whose team produced award winning, international documentaries, Darkbeat, An Electro World Voyage and Electro Dziska, marking the beginning of the Oscillator awards and interview series with pioneers of synth and electro of past, present and future.
            Rounding out the evening is L.A.DRONES! opening with their incomparable live electro set and resident DJ, DANIEL TROBERG (Elektron) spinning vinyl from his pristine collection of electro, Italo and Freestyle.
              This is a private, RSVP required event. The address will be sent to your email the day of. Early Bird tickets are $9, pre-sale $18 and $25 at the door. Purchase and RSVP here: (21+) cash bar.
                      Arthur Baker
                            Cut Chemist
                                L.A. Drones!
                                    DJ Daniel Troberg
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