Jack Dangers has become a source of inspiration -- recognized and unrecognized -- for many throughout the spectrum of electronica; just as Dangers himself was inspired as a young teenager by the cut up experimental electronics of Cabaret Voltaire and the techno-pop of Kraftwerk, there's little doubt that Dangers' output as the braintrust of Meat Beat Manifesto helped inspire the drum'n'bass, big beat, and trip-hop movements of the '90s, along with playing significant roles in industrial, acid house, and ambient techno.
Born Jack Corrigan in Swindon, England (born 1967), Dangers cut his teeth in the mid-'80s with future MBM accomplice Johnny Stephens in Perennial Divide. While his band was still active, he initiated Meat Beat for what he had planned to be a one-off, an outlet to release "I Got the Fear." Several albums later, Dangers' boundary-free, politically conscious outlet had become a prime player in the dance music community, gleaning as much influence from the likes of the Bomb Squad production team as he influenced others.
Dangers began racking up a number of production and remixing credits in the early '90s, helping out his friends in Consolidated and Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and remixing David Bowie, Bush, and Depeche Mode. He also paid a debt to Public Enemy by helping produce the He Got Game soundtrack and started the Tino Corp. label with video director Ben Stokes. In 2001, the Shadow label released Hello Friends!, a mix CD from Dangers that showcased the Tino Corp. catalog. ~ Andy Kellman