Dial M crosses electronica, dance, and rock with samples and found sounds to build montages of beats and repetitive phrases cut through by the occasional guitar riff.
Raised in Brooklyn, Dial M began his musical career as a New York City performance artist in the late '80s after graduating from Queens College. He gained success playing art world venues like Franklin Furnace, the Alternative Museum, and LaMama, but in 1993, withdrew from the scene. For seven years, he studied Sufi texts, listened to music from all over the world, and traveled, searching for the perfect samples to construct an album.
In 2000, Dial M began to write and record drifting electronic songs that avoided lyrics and sentiment in favor of emotional freedom. His 2001 debut, Close Your Eyes, is a genre-bender similar to the work of Moby. Though decidedly less experimental then artists like Zoviet France and less listener-friendly than, say, the Chemical Brothers, Dial M has the potential to be a crowd pleaser that asks for input from his audience.