Mr. Beatnick

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Mr. Beatnick

Mr. Beatnick is one of the UK’s bona fide musical diamonds in the rough, and is one of few hip-hop producers to newly enter the house and techno fold in the past few years to have really turned heads. During the 00’s he was based in Lausanne, digging crates full time and warming up for artists like J Dilla and Madlib at the likes of Montreux Jazz Festival. After moving to London he became quickly immersed in CDR and the nascent beat scene, which produced artists like Paul White and Bullion. During the late 00’s he released on labels like Far Out and Altered Vibes, working on tracks for artists like Ahu, Azymuth and Atjazz, but it was the epic, string-laden “Synthetes”, released on Don’t Be Afraid in 2011, which proved the breakthrough moment for this talented beat-smith. Since then he has gone on to release another two eps in the Synthetes series on DBA.