July 22, 2010

Artist of the Day: Thavius Beck

Hip-hop producer Thavius Beck launched his career by forming the Los Angeles-based hip-hop group Global Phlowtations—then produced, recorded and mixed the band’s three independent projects. He soon signed with independent Hollywood label Mush Records and released the Decomposition album, which featured a collaboration with the lead singer of The Mars Volta (Cedric Bixler-Zavala) on “Amongst The Shadows.” Shortly after the record’s release, Beck worked on Saul Williams’ second album and joined him on a worldwide tour. After the tour, Beck returned to Los Angeles and completed THRU, his second Mush Records release featuring collaborations with Mia Doi Todd, 2MEX and Saul Williams. Soon after, Beck and Williams co-created a remix for the Nine Inch Nails single “Survivalism,” which Interscope released in international markets via CD single.

Beck also collaborates with his good friend and fellow artist Giovanni Marks (aka Subtitle) on a side project under LabWaste, which is focused on dance music with a hip-hop twist. With LabWaste, the duo has toured extensively in Europe. Thavius has most recently worked on "The Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust" (collaborating with Saul Williams and Trent Reznor) and the new K-the-I??? album, "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" (which he produced) (Discogs, 2010).

You can listen to Thavius Beck's music at:

Released Albums:
Thavius Beck - Decomposition
Thavius Beck - Thru
Thavius Beck - Dialogue
Thavius Beck - Urban Subsonic Ep

(2010). Thavius Beck. Discogs. Retrieved from http://www.discogs.com/artist/Thavius+Beck

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Anonymous said...

You didn't mention his latest release Dialogue! I heard about him after finding it on iTunes and found your article after googling him. It's great, you should give it a mention!

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