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Larry Heard

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Larry Heard is one of the originators and one of the greats of Chicago house music. He emerged publicly in 1985 from the roots of “House Music”, with the debut single “Mystery of Love”. This domain is where he found an outlet for his musical ideas. Most people who have followed his music think of him as a multi-keyboardist, but a little known fact it that his development was as a drummer and percussionist in local Jazz, Rock, R&B, and Reggae bands dating back to 1977. Larry’s younger brothers dubbed him “Loose Fingers”, enthralled by his swift hand movement dabbling with synthesizers, guitars, electric bass and doing some “fake” DJ’ing before he learned how to DJ. This name was later modified to Mr. Fingers. Larry likes to refer to his music as “atmospheric” and “passionate”, and just one listen to some of his tunes confirms just that. Larry composes lyrics and music of various styles, and always has an ample catalog of material on hand. He has performed production, writing and/or re-mixing tasks for numerous labels including: Capitol, MCA, Mercury, Warner Brothers, Virgin, EMI, Columbia, FFrr, Island, Circa and Relativity, to name a few. Heard’s history demonstrates a restlessly adventurous spirit that was instilled early in life, and this spirit continues to drive his work. Larry says that he always receives positive responses when he lets people hear his music, rather than try to describe it.

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