From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL/Los Angeles via London, UK
Bio: Remember that geeky kid you sat next to in high school homeroom? The one who could set your clothes on fire if the sun hit his glasses just right? His name was Keith “Fresh Nerd” Mitchell, and he grew up to be a record producer.
Keith cut his teeth by watching chart-topping artist Busta Rhymes and hit makers’ Cool n Dre work in their natural habitat. The studio became his new classroom. Late night sessions illuminated his path, ultimately leading to collaborations with Sudanese war survivor Emmanuel Jal…. (more)
From: Torrance, CA
Bio: We came across Juels on one of many sites and had to hit him up for a cassette release. If you like hard kicks and big snares n’ claps over dusty samples sprinkled with synths, then look no further. Juels does a solid job at pushing the boundaries of beat production with his raw sound. He’s one to watch in the coming years…
Bio: Kirvy is an Artist, Musician, Music Blogger and Observer.
Who: Pig Pen
Bio: “I use an MPC 2500 and cheap keyboards I find at garage sales and what not.”
Bio: His tracks are based around chopped up, effect heavy samples & field recordings. With the use of vinyl, tapes, synths, samplers, live instruments & software controllers, soulful music that is textural & ever-changing is created…
From: York, UK
Bio: Makes Beats.
Who: Lyle Horowitz
From: Queens, NY
Bio: Lyle Horowitz is an American filmmaker, designer and musician.
Who: Timmy Rickard
From: London, UK
Bio: Timmy Rickard is a south London based drummer, composer and producer. Heavily influenced by the 60’s downbeat funk revolution, and equally influenced by the hip hop culture born from that era. Timmy’s writing, production and performance credits include tours of the UK, Europe and Asia, performances on BBC1 and BBC2 and channel 4. airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 6, xfm, BBC 1xtra, BBC London, BBC Wales and Amazing Radio.
Who: side B
From: Fresno, CA
Bio: vinyl + mpc2000xl/60ii + floppies.
(+a few analogue synths, and SPs)