Hieroglyphic Being

Hieroglyphic Being

Jamal R. Moss

American electronic music artist and DJ.

Recorded for a variety of labels (including Sony Europe, [l=6277], [l=Spectral Sound], [l=Crème Organization], [l=Klang Elektronik], and [l=Mathematics Recordings]), and as a former member of [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Dirty+Criminals,+The]The Dirty Criminals[/url] on [l=International Deejay Gigolo Records].

Voted URB magazine's Top 100 in 2004 as a group, Jamal Moss has long been a part of the Chicago house & techno scene as both a promoter, producer, and DJ.

One of the last of the line of producers directly influenced by [a=Ron Hardy] at the Music Box.
Moss’s first creative endeavors were as part of a crew that created industrial soundscapes or 'Art Noise' for the Liquid Love parties held at the famed Powerplant in Chicago from 1989 to 1990. When the Powerplant was closed, Moss and his cohorts started Liquid Sex, which became a magnet for many well-known house artists such as [a=Steve Poindexter], who put Moss in touch with future collaborators the [a=Chicago Bad Boys] collective.

From the autumn of 1993 to the summer of 1996 he was host and DJ for 89.3 WNUR's radio program StreetBeat, showcasing a segment named Jack-FM.

He was also taken under the wing of house legend [a=Adonis], who became a key mentor figure in Moss’s life and an inspiration for his moniker.

Key moments include:
- performing live in 2004 at DEMF (Detroit Electronic Music Festival) underground stage.
- featured artist in issue 92 of German magazine De:Bug in 2005.
- voted URB magazines Top 100 in 2005.
- having work featured on Time Out magazine's "The Other Side Of Paris" DVD guide (along with [a=Bauhaus], [a=Front 242], [a=Black Strobe], and others).
- track featured on a [a=Robert Moog] compilation "[r=781374]".
- featured in XLR8R's 100 anniversary issue in August 2006.