This album needs little introduction… Life on Mars is a space-funk classic from the oft-sampled synthesizer guru Dexter Wansel. Inspired by David Bowie’s “Is There Life on Mars?”, Wansel composed his own sci-fi vision in 1976 with swirling, ring-like oscillators, cosmic sub tones, and metallic, otherworldly leads using his signature ARP 2600 synthesizer. Wansel would go on to share his pioneering synth sound on numerous records with artists like MFSB, Billy Paul, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Teddy Pendergrass, The Jones Girls.
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Tags: Cosmic / Jazz-funk / Samples