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Bill Laswell Biography
Bill Laswell (born December 2, 1950) is a prolific bassist, producer, and record label owner who has collaborated with hundreds of musicians all over the world.

Laswell's first recording appearance was in 1978, playing bass for Michael Blaise and Cheater on a track titled "Scoring Power". His artistic breakthrough came in producing "Rockit" for Herbie Hancock's Future Shock album, a track cited by many as influencing the explosion of hip-hop and turntablism.

Laswell has remixed the works of Bob Marley, Miles Davis, and Carlos Santana. Laswell continues to hybridize music styles of disparate world cultures. Tabla Beat Science is one such fusion, joining classical Indian instrumentation with modern electronic production.

Laswell draws upon many musical genres, most notably funk, dub and ambient.

Artists Laswell has collaborated with
Laurie Anderson
Ginger Baker
Afrika Bambaataa
Paul Bowles
Peter Brotzmann
William S. Burroughs
David Byrne
Ralph Carney
Bootsy Collins
Dub Syndicate
Manu Dibango
Brian Eno
Flavor Flav
Fred Frith
Peter Gabriel
The Golden Palominos
Jonas Hellborg
Whitney Houston
Ronald Shannon Jackson
Mick Jagger
Kool Keith
Last Poets
Arto Lindsay
John Lydon
Yoko Ono
Public Image Limited
The Ramones
Nile Rodgers
Pharoah Sanders
Sonny Sharrock
Archie Shepp
Sly & Robbie
DJ Spooky
Henry Threadgill
James Blood Ulmer
Steve Vai
Jah Wobble
Bernie Worrell
John Zorn
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