Bill Laswell
Label: ROIR
Genre: Electronic
Online: Artist Website


Bill Laswell is internationally hailed for his genre-breaking, innovative and revolutionary musical concepts—daring, original ideas that consistently transcend boundaries of musical content and context. By relentlessly rendering obsolete the comfortable delineations separating genres, techniques and cultures, he has become one of music’s most controversial and important figures.

As a world class bass player and producer, Laswell has worked with Afrika Bambaataa, Bachir Attar, Bootsy Collins, Fela Kuti, Foday Musa Suso, George Clinton, Ginger Baker, Herbie Hancock, Henry Threadgill, Iggy Pop, James Blood Ulmer, Maceo Parker, Laurie Anderson, Manu Dibango, Material, Last Exit, Mick Jagger, Motorhead, Peter Brotzman, Praxis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sly & Robbie, Sonny Sharrock, Swans, Last Poets, Yellowman, Yoko Ono, Brian Eno, Golden Palominos, John Zorn, Peter Gabriel, and has remixed albums by Santana, Bob Marley & Miles Davis. And don’t forget it was Laswell who "discovered" Whitney Houston.