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Mr. Fingers

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There are two artists under this name:
1) Larry Heard, a Chicago house music producer
2) A Japanese indie rock band


1) Larry Heard (born 1960) is a musician widely known for the music he produced in the mid- and continues to produce today. He was a member of the influential group Fingers Inc. and has recorded solo under various names, most notably Mr. Fingers. His relatively smooth production style with soulful vocals and long instrumental passages that de-emphasized percussion spearheaded the subgenre known as .

Although he has created much music and his career is ongoing, he is most well-known for producing these songs, mostly from the mid-1980s, considered classics in the and genres:

* “Can You Feel It?” (also released as “Can U Feel It?”)
* “Bring Down The Walls
* “Mystery Of Love
* “Washing Machine
* “Closer” (produced 1992)

He has mentored other successful artists, most notably Son Dexter, whose label Alleviated Records has released some of Heard’s music.

Much of Heard’s music is released and re-released under different names, including Fingers Inc., Mr. Fingers, Loosefingers, Larry Heard, and Robert Owens (the vocalist on those tracks).

In October 2004 Can You Feel It? appeared in popular videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on House Music radio station SF-UR.
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