Tall Black Guy was birthed from humble beginnings in Detroit, MI and homegrown on a diet of Motown, jazz and early hip-hop. He relocated to Illinois suburbia, where over a decade he has studied some of hip-hop’s greatest producers like; Dj Premier, J-Dilla, Madlib, Pete Rock, and Timberland. Whilst he was perfecting his music production skills and spending long nights honing his craft, local emcees and good friends of his; Dee Jackson, Will and Jamal spotted his immerging talent and between them, they formed; Pathfinders (http://www.
THREE DIRT MEN WITH THREE DRUMS Y THREE GUITARS. THE WORLD ONLY TRIPLE ONE-MAN-BAND-BAND.
What happens when you take an accomplished dancer who's musically trained and unleash him in a studio? Well, if the conditions are right, you might get Aux 88. But not overnight... Tommy Hamilton had always been musically inclined. From the age of 5 he had played with drums, so the concept of the beat and rhythm were with him early on. While he was in high school in the early 80's, influenced by his sister, he became a dancer.
Born and raised on Detroits westside in the late 60's Norm's addiction to music began at an early age.By the age of 13 years old Norm's diverse musical outlook consisted of Disco,Progressive,Jazz.Starting off Norm collected good music(45's-8-tracks-Vinyl)with proceeds earned from his paper route and eventually was introduced to Ken Collier who just happened to live 3 blocks over so needless to say most of the Disco and Progressive I attained was through Ken who was a DJ mentor for me.At this point and time I only had one turntable an eight-track player a receiver and some speakers.
Basic Soul Unit aka Stuart Li - originally from Hong Kong - is now situated in Toronto, Canada. He released a bunch of records throughout the past decade on labels like 'Versatile Records', 'Left On The Dial' and many many more, resembling oldschool sounds and strongly influenced by the likes of Detroit Techno and Chicago House.