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Golden Teacher's outer limits post-disco hybrids apply a broad range of inspirations including left-field disco, post-punk, free improvisation, dub, dancehall, and traditional Ghanaian music. Centered in Glasgow, Scotland, the group was formed by brothers Laurie and Oliver Pitt (previously of Ultimate Thrush) and Richard McMaster and Sam Bellacosa (previously of Silk Cut). Vocalists Cassie Ezeji (aka Cassie Ojay) and Charles Lavenac (of Blue Sabbath Black Fiji) were eventually added to the lineup. Optimo Music was the sextet's first outlet, through which Bells from the Deep End, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, and Party People/Love were issued in 2013 and 2014. GDDB, a 60-minute cassette for Akashic, was also released during this period. After 2015's Golden Teacher Meets Dennis "Dubmaster" Bovell at the Green Door, Golden Teacher established an eponymous label with Sauchiehall Dancehall, highlighted by the warped, clattering "Shatter." Raveinstigator followed for Sounds of the Universe in 2016, and No Luscious Life, a self-released album, appeared in 2017. ~ Andy Kellman

Glasgow, Scotland

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