Island Talks #001 – Larry Heard
Island Talks is our new interview series shot inside the suites of Katamama. Featuring collaborators from across all cultural mediums, including artists, musicians, DJs, designers, writers, philosophers and activists, the sessions are focused around their experiences staying with us on the island, as well as their history, future thinking and global cultural affairs.
Our debut film profiles one of house music’s most important figures, Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers, an artist we were honoured to host in December.
Known all around the world for his role in the Chicago house scene of the mid 1980s, Larry was part of the influential Fingers Inc. group with vocalists Robert Owens and Ron Wilson. His smooth production style, soulful vocals and extended instrumentals quickly won him high regard among the international music media and his 1986 masterpiece ‘Can you Feel it?’ paved the way for dance music as we know it.
We touched base with him before his performance at sister venue Potato Head Beach Club to find out more about his first Bali experience, his early musical influences and what’s in store with his new album.
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