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Producer, Promoter and Writer: Robert Shea

An album cover for Robert Shea's "Logical" with a vinyl record made from branchesLogical album cover

Our featured artist today, Robert Shea, is a producer, promoter and writer who has traveled all over the world honing his craft. Robert’s musical career began in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he hosted college radio programs and got his start DJ-ing at local clubs. He is currently based in Montreal.


The cover of the Discotext magazine compilation by Robert SheaThe cover of Discotext Magazine, Robert's self-published compilation of the magazine issues

Robert is an accomplished writer, having contributed to a number of different music-related publications as well as publishing a book on the subject of the Vancouver electronic music scene in the late 1980's. The book, Discotext Magazine: Vancouver Club Culture & the History of EDM 1988 - 1990 is a compilation of all 37 issues of Robert’s music magazine, Discotext.


Robert Shea's online gallery of published writingsRobert's published writings on his website


In 2014, Robert released his first solo album, Logical. Here Robert combines chill bass tones and interesting percussive elements to create lounge music that is not quite ambient but would provide a great soundtrack for a club night, house party or bar. Logical is available for download on iTunes or Bandcamp; follow the links on 


A compilation of clips shot by Robert at Graceland club in Vancouver

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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