2loose is a solo producer of cyber punk dance and electric boogie-woogie. Born George Einar Nelson in Wisconsin in the late 50s, 2loose grew up in a fundamentalist Christian home that eventually found him as a missionary kid in southern Brazil where he graduated from Vianopolis High School for MKs. While in school, Nelson learned to play guitar, a skill that gained him popularity with his fellow students and which complimented his already developing piano skills. But it wasn’t until he returned to Eau Claire in the early 70s that he began a decade of playing keyboards in the club circuits in 3 different cover bands. His musical influences then were the classic and southern rock sounds of Deep Purple, James Gang, Uriah Heep, Iron Butterfly. But following these “trendy” performances, Nelson took an “honest job” in computers to pay the bills and began privately working on a body of original material that eventually found its influences by the then more underground sets of Iggy Pop, Ramones, Generation X. The 80s technology allowed him to begin experimenting with solo work produced on 4 track cassette-based recordings where he produced volumes of demos, the best of which have finally been published on his first CD, “Up Against The Wall” under the artist name of 2loose. Here he attempts to create his own genre called “grungelectric punk” and combines often pornographic lyrics with synth grunge and large doses of humor. In “Hollywood Whore” (produced at least 2 years before Papa Roach’s own song of the same name) 2loose expands his sound into a deeper synth metal on some tracks and a light-hearted funk, not the least of which is his “Dr Boom Boom” which was featured on a local Chicago TV program called Sandy’s PJ Party, produce by the one and only Sandy Smith. It describes a plastic surgeon pleading “let me lypo suc your butt.”
“Cosmic Boogie Man” his third cd takes a brighter electronica sound while maintaining his lyrical edge but sounds less influenced by his early alternative works and instead is seeking inspiration from Bowie, T Rex, Suede, Ima Robot, but often with a true dance beat on the bottom. 2loose here combines a drum-n-bass musical edge with lyrical influences coming from the greats of Art Rock and early Glam, e.g., The B-52s, Devo and Roxy Music. The cut Cyberpunks was featured on Rock'n The Mike, a podcast out of Brooklyn, NY that is hosted by Michael J. Carrasquillo, former drummer of the KMFDM spin-off, Slick Idiot.