b. Los Angeles, CA.
a.k.a saru / spooky monkey / apollo / ultranaut
Angeles Producer / DJ / Volunteer Monkey Ranger SARU spends one month
each year trekking through the mountains of Nepal searching for rare herbs.
Are they in between a baboon's brow, under a long forgotten trading card,
or possibly in the folds of a sequined prayer robe? Who knows. He seeks
these rare and mystical plants for a magic elixir that will one day wash
away the woes of the world. Someday he'll find the elusive ingredients.
In the meantime he settles for twisting vinyl discs into eighty-minute
mandalas and brewing his special tincture of throat-soothing beats.
Currently signed with Bastard
Jazz (as Spooky Monkey) and Shadow
Records (as SARU).
Downtempo Dojo Kit list (1998-2000): Roland JX-3P, JX-305, AlphaJuno 1, Casio SK-1, Yamaha FB-01,
TG-33, RY-10, Takamine G330 6-string acoustic guitar, Mackie 1402-VLZ
Pro Mixer, Alesis M1 Active mkII Monitors, Apple Macintosh G4/533 DP w/
DA-2496, Studio Vision Pro.
Machine Kit list (2006-07): Roland JX-305, Mackie 1402-VLZ
Pro Mixer, Alesis M1 Active mkII Monitors, Apple MacBook Pro with FW-410, Logic Pro 8, Reaktor, Battery, Kontakt, Peak.
Pearl Kit list (2008-09)t: Edirol PCR-300, Mackie 1402-VLZ
Pro Mixer, Alesis M1 Active mkII Monitors, Apple MacBook Pro with FW-410, Logic Studio Pro, Peak.