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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

This is Rong, Music

posted by on October 8 at 11:13 AM

Ben Cook, Rong Music

Recently, I was excited to hear that Rong Music co-owner Ben Cook has migrated from Northern California, where he started his label, to Seattle. For those that might not be familiar with Rong Music, over the last eight years the laebl has released some of the best and most cutting edge ‘nu disco’ releases by artists such as Free Blood, Prins Thomas, Lee Douglas, Tussle, Ilija Rudman, Mudd, Woofly, Gary Davis, How & Why?, among many others. Cook has also released his own material under some different aliases including Barfly, Stranger, Thick As Thieves, and Triangle Orchestra. Recently Cook has been working with DFA on some joint releases including the new Free Blood releases, which features former Chk Chk Chk member John Pugh XI. Overall, I was pleased to hear that someone like Ben Cook, whom has had a significant influence on the ‘nu disco’ scene’ has ventured to the Pacific Northwest. Hopefully this will better open up the door for some of his label’s acts to finally make it up this way as well.

Free Blood - Never Hear Surf Music Again

Ben Cook makes his first appearance on the Seattle deejaying scene TONIGHT at Havana’s Studio!, 9pm-2am.

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Posted by Eric Grandy | October 8, 2008 11:22 AM

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