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Beats N Bobs charts a decade of music from Vice beats. Following his highly acclaimed official J DIlla tribute “Dilla: The Timeless Tribute” in 2020 alongside a series of singles, Vice beats returns with a selection of Hip Hop and soul grooves covering his many years as a producer in a variety of forms. Documenting the years of 2005 - 2015, this project is an unusual collection, highlighting artists from the UK and beyond. Beats N Bobs serves as an introduction to a number of Vice beats’ long term collaborators, alongside features from an amazing array of artists. The artwork features a stunning collage created by UK based illustrator and singer Greg Blackman. Some of the standout tracks include the Giles Peterson supported MC Replife, international beatbox champion Bass6 (of The Beatbox Collective), and two of Vice’s belated friend Ty’s collaborators - Randolph Matthews and ShortMAN. This is a feel good album, with 34 minutes of Soul and Jazz packed melodies that will keep you’re heading nodding and minding guessing on the next sonic soundscape. Released via Bandcamp as a free download and all streaming platforms, Beats N Bobs marks a chapter in the talented and eclectic producer’s musical journey.
Based in Bristol, Vice Beats is an independent producer, working as a solo artist and as a collaborator with many artists from around the country under his own label imprint - EQ Music. Vice Beats originally started as a poet, winning a national poetry award at 16 years of age through Oxford University. His creativity led him to MCing and eventually music production. Vice Beats turned his whole attention to his solo career in 2015 and has received support from DJ Premier, Chuck D, BBC London, Soho Radio, and Itch FM amongst others. He has collaborated with artists like Blu, Napoleon Da Legend, Pseudo Slang, and Nutty P. His 2020 tribute to J Dilla reworked Miguel Atwood Ferguson's 'Suite For Ma Dukes' in a creative reimagination of the classical versions of Dilla's music, and saw artists from around the world collaborating in honour of Dilla. Using Logic Pro alongside a wide range of instruments, he loves to work alongside musicians, creating live loops and original compositions. In addition to formal releases, he creates music for TV, and has been featured in 80 countries and counting.
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