|Genres||EBM, industrial, techno|
|Labels||Another Side, Red Rhino Europe, Animalized, Wax Trax!, Epic, XIII Bis Records, Alfa Matrix|
|Jean-Luc De Meyer
Front 242 is a Belgian electronic music group. They were famous during the 1980s. They are known for being a pioneer of electronic body music, and as an influence on the electronic and industrial music genres.
Front 242 was formed in 1981 in Aarschot, Belgium, by Daniel Bressanutti and Dirk Bergen. Patrick Codenys and Jean-Luc De Meyer had also formed a group called Under Viewer at around the same time. The two duos joined together in 1982. In 1983, Dirk Bergen left the band and Richard Jonckheere, called Richard 23, joined as vocalist.
Band members[change | change source]
- Jean-Luc De Meyer - vocals
- Daniel Bressanutti - keyboards, programming, live mixing
- Patrick Codenys - keyboards, programming, guitars, samplers
- Richard Jonckheere, often credited as "Richard 23" - electronic percussion, vocals
- Tim Kroker - electronic drums
Occasional band members and collaborators[change | change source]
- Dirk Bergen - credited as keyboardist on Geography
- Jean-Marc Pauly - credited for writing and composing vocals on 06:21:03:11 Up Evil
- Pierre Pauly - credited for writing and composing vocals on 06:21:03:11 Up Evil
- Kristin Kowalski - credited as writer, composer and vocalist on 05:22:09:12 Off, Animal, and Angels Versus Animals
- Eran Westwood - credited as writer, composer and vocalist on 05:22:09:12 Off, Animal, and Angels Versus Animals
- John Dubs - credited as writer and composer on Animal and Angels Versus Animals
- Jean-Marc Lederman - credited as remixer on Angels Versus Animals.
Discography[change | change source]
- Geography (1982)
- No Comment (1984)
- Back Catalogue (1987)
- Official Version (1987)
- Front by Front (1988)
- Tyranny (For You) (1991)
- Live Target (1992)
- 06:21:03:11 Up Evil (1993)
- 05:22:09:12 Off (1993)
- Angels Versus Animals (1993)
- Live Code (1994)
- Mut@ge.Mix@ge (1995)
- Re-Boot: Live '98 (1998)
- Pulse (2003)
- Moments ... (2008)
References[change | change source]
- Bush, John. "Front 242". AllMusic. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/front-242-p13004/biography. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
- "Band". front242.com. http://www.front242.com/site/content/band.asp. Retrieved March 25, 2010.