It was around the age of 11 when making beats won out over video games to become Oh No
BADBADNOTGOOD is pianist Matt Tavares, bassist Chester Stone Hansen, and drummer Alex Sowinski, who is usually seen wearing a pig mask. The trio met at Humber College in Toronto, Canada and bonded over their mutual musical interests—OFWGKTA, Gucci Mane, and Waka Flocka Flame. BADBADNOTGOOD released their first two albums in 2011, both for free off of their official Bandcamp. They have most recently released BBNG2 for free at http://badbadnotgood.com
Onra is a French beatmaker currently residing in Paris.
Chinoiseries, his first solo album was released in late 2007, made up with only Chinese and Vietnamese samples.
Experimental/hip hop beatmaker from Melbourne, Australia with 2 self-released albums and an ep available at http://www.datarook.net/aoi Aoi began playing in '05 in Brisbane and moved to Melbourne in '08
fLako is one of Europe’s best emerging beats producers at the moment. First appearing a couple of years ago on Up My Alley’s ‘Beatnicks Vol.2’ with the banging ‘Inside’, it was not until his outstanding remix for Robot Koch’s Vortex Cookies project in late 2008 that heads really began to turn, and his take on the track has since been a set-staple for players like Gaslamp Killer, Hudson Mohawke and Jay “Beat Dimensions” Scarlett. Damn right.
(www.myspace.com/vjsmith) When speaking of electronic or hip hop producers who have made innovative contributions to their genre, females are rarely mentioned. Whether hard to find or never exposed, Pursuit Grooves is making it her business to deliver an important message to the world...WE DO EXIST! Pursuit Grooves stands out from the rest not only as a female producer but as a music producer in general.
As a young kid growing up in San Jose, Chris Manak soon realized he needed an escape from the realities of suburban life in the Silicon Valley. The age of nine was his coming of age. This was the year he discovered sports (Pittsburgh Pirates), video games (Pac man), girls (Anita Balderama), and hip hop ("Rappers Delight"). Alongside partner Sweet Steve, young Chris fashioned primitive mix-tapes (using the pause button) and ran amok at the local roller rink.
Evian Christ is a 22 year old UK hip-hop/downtempo producer by the name of Joshua Leary. He started uploading songs to his Youtube account late 2011, which gained the attention of a number of acclaimed blogs. On 1 February 2012, he released the "Kings and Them" mixtape on Tri Angle Records, compiling mastered versions of the tracks he had put on Youtube up until then.
Dabrye (pronounced “DAB-ree”) is just one alias of Ghostly artist Tadd Mullinix, who explores hip-hop with head-nodding beats and saw-tooth bass lines, with a keen eye to forward-thinking production and rhythms. Dabrye has earned considerable praise from both the hip-hop underground (Jay Dee, Jurassic 5) and the electronic music press, earning him a Next 100 mention from URB in 2002 and praise from publications as diverse as Rolling Stone to The Wire.