Producer George Martin wasn't only innovative in his work with The Beatles, he may have invented Electronic Dance Music.
In 1962, he collaborated with BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s Maddalena Fagandini to create and record two pioneering electronic instrumental tracks, “Time Beat” and “Waltz in Orbit.”
Using the pseudonym Ray Cathode, Martin released the tracks in April 1962 as a Parlophone single and B-side, just weeks before he met and recorded the Fab Four for the first time.
George Martin Music has partnered with dublab to release a limited run of 100 numbered 12-inch vinyl EPs pairing the two songs. It will be available on May 1st and sold exclusively by dublab, with all proceeds benefiting dublab’s nonprofit community radio programming and mission.