WMC 2011 Schedule Panelist

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Label boss Gladys Pizarro has a fabled history. As an A&R in the 90s her underground signings generated a multi-million dollar turnover and let fly a movement which would come to define the genre. How would the landscape of house music have formed without the Djing dexterity of Roger Sanchez, or post-acid riffs of Josh Wink and commercial accomplishments of Erick Morillo, who underlined that ‘this thing called house’ could be big bucks indeed? Where else could ‘bad-boys’ Armand Van Helden and Todd Terry rub and smoulder alongside the spiritual unity of Louie Vega and Kenny Dope, the gospel-fired Barbara Tucker and pop diva Ultra Nate? With a musical insight gleaned from the streets of Spanish Harlem NYC, Pizarro founded the careers of many and most notable American house artists and DJs during her tenure at Strictly Rhythm records, enabling Strictly to be voted best independent dance label for over 10 years in a row and notching up numerous gold and platinum records. And now she is back, this time at the helm of her own baby, LAUNCH ENTERTAINMENT.