Kirk Degiorgio gives the drummers some: a two-hour special devoted to the world’s finest groove masters, from Harvey Mason to Ginger Baker and Jaki Liebezeit to Questlove.
In a career spanning over two decades, Kirk Degiorgio has earned the tag of “the producer’s producer.” From his humble beginnings in 1983 as an electro DJ to his As One productions for Clear, Mo’ Wax and Ubiquity, Degiorgio has remained true to his love of everything soulful, edgy and funky. Inspired by a vinyl buying visit to Chicago and Detroit in 1990 Kirk sold all his records and put together ART Studios in the model of those he saw at Transmat and Metroplex. Kirk fused his vision of the Detroit sound with funk and jazz influences resulting in a succession of projects under the names Future/Past, As One, Offworld, Esoterik, Elegy and Super-A-Loof, as well as his actual name for his purist techno releases on the New Religion label. He has remixed artists as varied as Azymuth, Coldcut, 4 Hero, Innerzone Orchestra, Papo Vasquez and many more. His collaborations include work with visionaries like Ian O’Brien, Tony Allen, Carl Craig, and Paul Randolph. From 1992 until 1997 Kirk’s ART/OpArt labels released important early productions from B12, Carl Craig, Aphex Twin, The Black Dog, Photek and others. Kirk has also worked as producer, writer, and backing singer for the band The Beauty Room.