(photo: CG Watkins)
Basil & Rogers
Basil & Rogers is a California disco duo made up of Heru (DJ) Johnny Basil and Body Rogers (Brian McKinley).
Basil, a multi-instrumentalist, long-time record collector, and energy healer is a man that's been making music for a long time under many different guises and in many different styles.
Heru Avenger (Acid/Psych Rock), Non Stop (Electronic/Free Jazz), Baast (Kraut Rock/Jazz Funk), and Kandi Jones (Slut Rock) are just a few of his projects, past and present. Most of this music has been around for the entirety of the 90's and 2000's without being heard because despite Basil's outspoken appearance (described by many as looking like Iggy Pop's twin brother and would never be caught wearing a t-shirt no matter the location) he's very quiet about his musical output.
Body Rogers is also part of the Non Stop group, Black Bananas, Royal Trux, and is a master of electronics and engineering. On the Basil & Rogers project the two have made a disco 12" that is influenced by classic-era dance music while still being completely unique and far from conforming.
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