Blake Snow

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Where would dance, hip-hop, Eighties, and electronic music be without Raymond Scott?

For those who don’t know me personally, I’m a big fan of electronic music. I can listen to the stuff for hours and perhaps even listen to it more than live compositions — the sound is just so tight, so crisp.

Raymond Scott, a sound engineer and musician born in 1908, was an early pioneer of electronic music. I understand he was one of the first artists to create songs using only computers.

Recorded sometime between 1953-’69, this is one of my favorite tracks of his. I shutter to think where we’d be musically without this man’s contributions. Good stuff.