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Born: 1955/02/12
Birth Place: Salem, Illinois, U.S.
Genres: Avant-garde, Art Rock, Ambient, Dub, Electronic, Experimental, Punk Jazz, Industrial Hip Hop

Bill Laswell (born February 12, 1955 in Salem, Illinois and raised in Albion, Michigan) is an American bassist, producer and record label owner. He is married to Ethiopian singer Gigi. Laswell ranks among the most prolific of musicians, being involved in hundreds of recordings with many musicians from all over the world. Laswell's music draws upon many different genres, most notably funk, various world music, jazz, dub and ambient styles. He has also played or produced music from the noisier, more aggressive end of the rock spectrum, such as hardcore punk and metal. According to music critic Chris Brazier, "Laswell’s pet concept is 'collision music' which involves bringing together musi... Continue Bio >>


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