BIO/Discography

Award winning composer, arranger, engineer and producer, Robert Slap is a native of Detroit, Michigan. His music spans a wide spectrum of styles that include R&B, Rock, Soul/Funk, Jazz, New Age, Latin, World, and Film music.

His career kicked off in 1966 with the release of the garage band rocker, "Farmer John" recorded with the Tidal Waves. Signing with Hanna Barbera Records, Slap toured with many of the 60's great acts, including the Dave Clark Five, the Animals, Butterfield Blues Band, Herman's Hermits, Dobie Grey, MC5, Bob Seger, Mitch Ryder and later with Alice Cooper, Van Halen and many more. He continued his work as a session and touring guitarist with the Magic Tones, David Ruffin and the Drifters. He relocated to Los Angeles in the '70's to pursue his passion, working with a young Detroit songwriter, John Angelos, and reforming the Detroit based group "Mighty Quick". He also worked with Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson (MC5) with the group "Secrets", releasing a few records, but finding no audience,  In 1982 the hand of fate crossed his path and Robert joined Valley of the Sun Publishing in Malibu, CA. working as music director and producer for the  "New Age" label  until 1993. It was during these years Slap expanded his vision of music and tonalities, and mastering the craft of recording and producing records. He has over  40 album credits with various artists during that period. In the 90's he produced a series of recordings for Great American Audio including a line of aerobic exercise music and the popular "Music for Relaxation" series. He also had music featured on the Leeza Gibbons show and several other cable network series. Slap’s music has been featured on radio, broadcast TV shows, movie soundtrack/trailers, videos and documentaries. Currently, Robert writes and licenses his  music through GMP Music Library, Bongo Boy Records and the NUMERO GROUP, currently releasing a retrospective of his recording catalog from 1983 -1996 beginning in 2020. He is a current voting member of NARAS and continues to search for new artists and music to explore with.

His philosophy is, "Music is made to generate emotional response; life is a tapestry of ever-changing moods, colors, textures, and emotion. It reflects life and touches our souls' strings, pulling feelings out with passion into the open. It is the only medium through which I can truly express my innermost feelings."

Discography:

1966 FARMER JOHN/SHE LEFT ME ALL ALONE
1966 I DON'T NEED LOVE/BIG BOY PETE
1967 ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS
1976 20 YEARS OF ROCK & ROLL/DISCO: SHE'LL DANCE YOU TO THE GROUND
1979 DO IT AGAIN/RAINBOW AROUND ME
1980 AIN'T LIFE A BITCH/ESCAPE
1982 Sklash - Rare Tracks From The Psychedelic Era
1982 Cicadelic Sixties Vol 2
1983 MYSTIC MEMORIES
1984 EAST OF WEST
1985 SVR ROCK HITS OF THE 60'S
1985 IN THE CAVERNS OF YOUR MIND
1985 SEARCH FOR UTOPIA
1985 NEW AGE GREGORIAN CHANTS
1985 REFLECTIONS OF REFLECTIONS
1986 ETERNAL OM
1986 ATLANTIS:CRYSTAL CHAMBER
1986 SEDONA: The Psychic Vortex Experience
1987 SHARED BLESSINGS
1988 ASTRAL MASSAGE
1989 ATLANTIS: HEALING TEMPLE
1989 EMERALD GREEN
1989 OCEAN ECHOES
1989 YOU ARE THE SEA
1989 ORIENTAL GARDENS
1989 TRANQUILITIES
1989 NIGHTWINDS
1989 CELESTIAL WHISPERS
1989 AQUAMARINE
1989 HIGH AS A KITE 
1989 TOPAZ
1990 DRIVE
1990 FITNESS WALKING SERIES (4 ALBUM SERIES)
1991 ASCENSION TO THE ALL THAT IS
1995 ZEN MORNING
1996 MICHIGAN BRAND NUGGETS
1998 Green Crystal Ties Vol 7 (Mind-Expanding Punk Of The 60s)
2008 Where You Gonna Go? Motor City Gararge Bands 65-69
2015 RECOLLECTIONS VOLUME 1
2016 ATLANTIS: BRAVE NEW WORLD
2017 BACKROOM BLUES VOL 4 
2017 ESCAPE THE MIND VOL 1
2018 WORLD MUSIC VOL 1
2019 LET'S HAVE A ROCKIN' CHRISTMAS VOL 3
2020 ESCAPE THE MIND VOL 3
2020 DRIVE
2021        NUMERO 95
2021        SEDONA: THE PSYCHIC VORTEX EXPERIENCE SOUNDTRACK
2021        ETERNAL OM
2021        MYSTIC MEMORIES




HMMA Music Awards 11.17.2016 -  Nominee Best Contemporary Instrumental





Novak Music Conservatory -1962
"Bye Bye Birdie" - 1968







Mixing in the Studio, LA - 1986

"Brave New World" 2015