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80 AUM

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Period

1990 - 1995

Genre

techno

80 Aum

House band and record label. Characteristic for the music of 80 AUM is the rebellious and dominant undercurrent, which is revelatory and difficult to place. 80 AUM's sound is regarded as the forerunner of the gabber sound. The label scores a Top 10 hit with the Human Resource track Dominator.
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Members

Jayant Edoo   elektronica, producer, sampler, toetsinstrumenten

Former members

Larenzo Nash   zang

Biography 80 Aum

House band and record label. Characteristic for the music of 80 AUM is the rebellious and dominant undercurrent, which is revelatory and difficult to place. 80 AUM's sound is regarded as the forerunner of the gabber sound. The label scores a Top 10 hit with the Human Resource track Dominator.

1990

80 AUM is formed by Jayant Edoo. The first 12" records of the band are released (Future House and Ignition). Jayant Edoo works as a producer under the names Incubus, Joey Tonad and Juan Editez when it concerns club music.

1991

Chicago-born Larenzo Nash, a pro basketball player who has already been living in the Netherlands, signs to 80 AUM Records as a rapper. In the same year the track Dominator by Human Resource, the labels second group, comes out. Dominator becomes a smash hit partly because Jayant Edoo adds the voice of Larenzo Nash to the track.

Human Resource

1992

80 AUM establishes its name worldwide with the track Mindcontroller - it is less successful in the Netherlands. The band tours Europe with Michel Kwist and Jayant Edoo on keyboards, Larenzo (vocals), two dancers and a DAT-tape or sequencer. The fans are of the opinion that 80 AUM comes from the US. Like Dominator, the record is released simultaneously in various countries such as Germany, the UK, the US (on Radical Records), Belgium and Scandinavia.

1993

Standing On Top, the follow-up to Mindcontroller, is less successful. The slightly modest sounding track misses the rebelliousness, which 80 AUM (Records) has become famous for.

1994

Jayant Edoo and Larenzo Nash decide to reverse their policy and much to everyone's surprise Stronger Than Steel comes out: an unadulterated 80 AUM sound, exactly like Edoo has always wanted it: no nonsense music with groovy bass lines, a firm basis and of course the dominant lyrics of the now legendary Larenzo Nash.

1995

Standing On Top is re-released, this time with more success. This is also the year in which Larenzo Nash returns to his native Chicago and 80 AUM performs it last gigs in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The decision of Jayant Edoo to stop with 80 AUM is explained in an interview in the authoritative German dance magazine Raveline: 'The music is moving into a direction, which I initiated myself, but that is now misinterpreted. I cannot find myself anymore in this new musical direction, especially not in the fact that 80 AUM is now being associated with the increasingly popular happy hardcore!' To conclude the 80 AUM episode, Edoo launches the pioneering trAUMa project, as an elucidation to his statement in Raveline: or, hardcore in its most purest form, which is also the start of the whole gabber story that was to follow shortly. The opinion was that it could go even louder. And so it happened: gabber music was born.

1996

The label's producers decide to go their own way: Ronald Winkel alias Bass Inc goes to BPM Dance, Robert Kroos goes to Private Productions, Ed Bout and Dave Hasselaar move to ID&T, where Holographic becomes Critical Mass. Jayant Edoo continues with AUM Independent Distribution, which includes various labels like Fix Records, Deathblow Records, European Rave Records, but also Flight Records (trance house), the label where producers duo Pronti & Kalmani, who enjoy their biggest success as the Psychonauts with Distortion Of The Senses, start their career. Since 1999 Jayant Edoo runs AMP International, a company that licenses ready-made dance music to third parties for both 12" releases and compilation albums. He also owns a studio where they remaster the music. Up until now more than twenty dance producers have been affiliated to AMP Int, including Alpha Breed, Celesta, Freejack, Fun 4 Two, Pronti & Kalmani, Ralphie B, Virtual 7 and Zanthrax.

Critical Mass

Discography 80 Aum

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