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1. This performer and composer is credited with combing jazz, funk, psychedelic rock, and traditional African music to create what is now called "afrobeat".
2. This jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer, famously described as "too out to be in and too in to be out", was paid tribute by Frank Zappa on one of Zappa's most famous records.
3. Pierre Schaeffer originated this electroacoustic form of music which originally was based around the use of turntables and lack of traditional song structure.
4. This incredibly influential artist collaborated with the Jazzy Five on "Jazzy Sensation", which was the first hip-hop single on Tommy Boy Records in 1981.
5. This style of avant-garde music has been noted for being heavily influenced by indian ragas, new age, and Byzantine chants despite it's current alignment with underground and experimental music.
6. This Detroit-based modern electronic artist is best known for his Echospace collaboration, but what is the name of his solo project and identically titled record label.
7. This artist, an early innovator on the reggae and dub scene, recently recorded a new album with the aid of Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale, famed alt-rock producer Don Fleming, and man of mystery Andrew WK.
Lee "Scratch" Perry
8. This Greek electronic music pioneer was one of the earliest to apply mathematics and physics to unify his music and his works in architecture.
9. On "The Day The Music Died" this famous country artist avoided death by giving his seat to The Big Bopper who was suffering from the flu and needed more comfort than their tour bus was providing.
10. This reclusive outsider folk musician is known for having spent well over 20 years releasing an overwhelming flow of highly prolific albums on his label, Corwood Industries, without making any public appearances, including live performances and interviews.