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NICOLAS JAAR

Nicolas Jaar is an American-Chilean musician. Jaar was the owner and founder of his own record label and art house, Clown & Sunset, as well as its successor, the subscription-based imprint Other People.

Nicolas Jaar’s music is ruminative and emotional (he calls it “blue-wave”), drawing inspiration from fellow Chilean Ricardo Villalobos and minimal techno.

On May 18, 2012 Nicolas Jaar made his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix debut,  which was voted Radio 1’s Essential Mix Of The Year 2012.

"Jay Smith, founder of music technology company Livid Instruments, has started an organization called Every90Minutes in hopes to fight ALS with not ice-cold tap water, but red-hot grooves. A lifelong figure in the music tech industry, Smith was himself recently diagnosed with ALS earlier in the year, and along with Gravitas Recordings, has tirelessly helped curate a unique compilation of some of the best tracks from all along the electronic music spectrum."
-- Thump

"If you’re going to buy one album this week, please make sure it’s Beat ALS. Not only does it feature awesome tracks from bona fide bass and beat bubblers such as Bassnectar, Au5, Buku, ill Gats, Mr Bill, Machinedrum and Psymbionic. Not only does it feature contributions from the top of the very premiership such as BT, Richie Hawtin and Nicolas Jaar. Not only does it feature this very UKF upload… Much more importantly than any of the above, every penny and cent invested in Beat ALS goes to an incredibly important cause: Every90Minutes. Every90Minutes was established by Livid Instruments founder Jay Smith. In May this year he was diagnosed with ALS. The disease many of us drenched ourselves in ice cold water for recently, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – or motor neurone disease as it’s known here in the UK – is a fatal disease that affects the ability to speak, move and breathe. It is truly devastating and every 90 minutes in America someone is either diagnosed with the disease or dies from it. Jay has founded Every90Minutes to raise as much awareness and research funds as possible. Read his story. His attitude is a blueprint for how to be a positive, progressive human."
-- UKF