Meat Beat Manifesto (or MBM) is a British electronic music band formed by composer and sound sculptor Jack Dangers and Jonny Stephens in 1987, in Swindon, Wiltshire. The single, ‘Prime Audio Soup’ is on the soundtrack to the sci-fi fantasy blockbuster: ‘The Matrix’.
[PIAS] co-founder Kenny Gates:
“In the midst of our moment with the electronic body music movement in the 80s, we came across and signed Meat Beat Manifesto. I was immediately blown away by their music which I felt was bringing a few more fresh levels and some depth to the genre than most bands. Not only was Jack Dangers using heavily sampled sounds but he was doing it creating groundbreaking beats that I had not heard before. Jack’s innovative sounds laid the foundation for breakbeat, big beat, trip-hop, and jungle and inspired many musicians going forward.
As for me, it was maybe the first time I came across veganism. Jack’s crusade in defense of animals and his absolute passion for a diet with no animal proteins at all opened my mind to a world I didn’t know. A decade later I would invite Moby at home and cook a vegan meal for him and my team! Not only was Jack Danger’s music inspiring, groundbreaking, dangerous, and hypnotic but he was a pioneer as well in embracing a diet that would cross over to the mainstream a couple of decades later.”