Scott Blackwell is a Christian dance music artist, generally credited with being the first artist to produce such music for the Christian marketplace. In addition to releasing his own albums has produced many others and has founded several record labels.
Personal life and music career
Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Blackwell got his start as a disc jockey, eventually picking up a position supervising MYX Records (a division of Frontline Records). Upon leaving Frontline he founded N•Soul Records. By 1995 he had produced 11 projects for N•Soul Records and had acquired over 50 general market production credits. N•Soul became best known for the Nitro Praise series, which put praise and worship songs to various forms of dance music. He left N•Soul in 1999 citing concerns about the vision of the company's leadership. He then founded two record labels to focus on different genres of dance music. As of 2011, Blackwell continues to perform in clubs in the greater Los Angeles area.
- 1992: Walk On The Wild Side (MYX Records; Reviews: Cornerstone, Cross Rhythms)
- 1992: 1800 Seconds of Motion
- 1992: A Myx'd Christmas
- 1993: A Myx'd Trip to a Gospel House
- 1993: Once Upon A Time
- 1993: A Myx'd Trip to a Gospel House II
- 1994: The Real Thing (Instrumental; Reviews: Cross Rhythms, YouthWorker)
- 1997: Clubhouse (N'Soul; Review: YouthWorker)
- 1999: In The Beginning: Greatest Hits 1991 - 1995 (KMG Records)
Blackwell has production, engineering, remix, or other credits on material released by the following:
- 12th Tribe
- Information Society
- Moe Bandy
- Book of Love
- Hank Cochran
- Joy Electric
- Faith Massive
- The Rhythm Saints
- The Emotions
- ZZ Top
- Debbie Gibson
- Jon Gibson (remix of 1991's "Jesus Loves Ya" from The Hits)
- Crystal Lewis
- Joe Stampley
- Tommy Page
- Rance Allen
- Missy Elliott
- Paradigm Shift
- Stacey Q
- Taylor Dayne
- Holy Alliance
- Prodigal Sons
- Rubicon 7
- Canfield, Dave (1991). "Reviews / Walk On The Wild Side". Cornerstone. 21 (98): 37. ISSN 0275-2743.
- Allison, Karl (October 1992). "Reviews / Scott Blackwell - Walk On The Wild Side". Cross Rhythms (12). Retrieved 2009-01-24.
- Powell, Mark Allan (2002). "Liaison". Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 527. ISBN 1-56563-679-1.
- Rake, Jamie Lee (January 1992). "House of Holy: MYX Records Debuts". CCM Magazine. 14 (7): 10. ISSN 1524-7848.
- "Ask CCM / Blackwell Legacy". CCM Magazine. 18 (1): 10. July 1995. ISSN 1524-7848.
- "Channel 7 News / Hip-Hop & Dance". 7ball (25): 18. July–August 1999. ISSN 1082-3980.
- Drodge, Dave (June 1995). "Reviews / Scott Blackwell - The Real Thing". Cross Rhythms (18). Retrieved 2009-01-24.
- Urbanski, David (July–August 1999). "Tools / Music / The Real Thing". YouthWorker Journal. XV (5): 59. ISSN 0747-3486.
- Owensby, Garland (May–June 1997). "Tools / Music". Youthworker. XIII (5): 65. ISSN 0747-3486.
- Scott Blackwell / Credits. Allmusic.