Dan Prothero

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Dan Prothero is an American, New Orleans-based independent record producer, recording engineer, and record collector. He has been called "the true king of raw" by AllMusic, for his emphasis on live performance, vintage analog recording techniques, and gritty drum tones.

He founded Fog City Records in 1996, and began recording a string of widely acclaimed debut records which served as a springboard for the careers of Galactic, Stanton Moore, Garage A Trois, Papa Mali, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, MOFRO, Etienne de Rocher, and Tim Bluhm.

As an independent producer, Prothero has also recorded follow-up records with artists including Galactic and Robert Walter, and remains the ongoing producer of choice for Florida soul band MOFRO. He has also produced drum records with legends Bernard Purdie and Headhunters drummer Mike Clark, and created "Bulldog Breaks", the highly acclaimed (and widely sampled) series of breakbeat records.

Prior to starting his own label, Prothero helped develop the look and sound of Bay Area label Ubiquity Recordings from its inception in 1989, forming and/or producing many of the groups that appeared on its wildly successful initial releases (Rhythm Section, Slide Five, New Legends, Sweet Potato, etc.), writing liner notes and creating most of the graphic design for Ubiquity and its vintage re-release label Luv N Haight. He continues to create all of the graphic design for releases on his own Fog City Records imprint, as well as programming the Enhanced CD content that accompanies them.

In addition, Prothero teamed up with Turntable Media, working on numerous Enhanced CD and Interactive TV projects.

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