Thavius Beck

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Thavius Beck
Thavius Beck - Low End Theory 2009.jpg
Thavius Beck performing at Low End Theory in 2009.
Background information
Also known asAdlib
Born (1979-07-31) July 31, 1979 (age 39)
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresHip hop, electronic
Occupation(s)Producer, rapper
InstrumentsSampler
Years active1996–present
LabelsMush Records, Big Dada, Plug Research, Hit+Run
Associated actsGlobal Phlowtations, Lab Waste, Subtitle, K-the-I???
Websitesoundcloud.com/thaviusbeck

Thavius Beck (born July 31, 1979[1]) is an American record producer and rapper. He has been a member of Global Phlowtations[2] and Lab Waste.[3] He has also put out solo releases under the moniker Adlib.[4] He is a certified trainer of Ableton Live.[5]

Biography[edit]

Thavius Beck is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He moved to Los Angeles, California when he was 16.[6]

In 2004, Thavius Beck released the solo album, Decomposition, on Mush Records.[7] The track "To Make Manifest" from Decomposition appeared on the SuicideGirls: The First Tour video.[8] In 2005, he released an album, Zwarte Achtegrond (which means "black background" in the Dutch language), in collaboration with fellow Los Angeles rapper Subtitle under the group name Lab Waste.[9]

In 2006, Thavius Beck released the solo album, Thru, on Mush Records.[10] In 2007, he contributed a remix of "Survivalism" for Nine Inch Nails, as well as producing several tracks for Saul Williams on The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!.[11] He also produced the entirety of K-the-I???'s 2008 album, titled Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.[12]

In 2009, Thavius Beck released his third solo album, Dialogue.[13][14] In 2012, he released The Most Beautiful Ugly on Plug Research.[15]

Discography[edit]

Thavius Beck[edit]

Albums

Mixtapes

  • Give Us Free (2007)
  • Symphony of the Spheres (2012)

EPs

  • Urban Subsonic (2009)
  • The Heavens Bleed Sunshine (2012)

Singles

  • "Go!" b/w "Away" (2009)

Adlib[edit]

Albums

  • Vs. (1998)
  • Tune In (1999)
  • Save Us (2000)
  • Experience Experiments (2000)
  • Operating the Generator (2000)
  • Advanced Sound Unit (2002)
  • Manipulator (2003)
  • International Beats (2005)

EPs

  • Two Eleven (2008)

Productions[edit]

  • Sach - "Suckas Play My Back" and "Triangle" from Suckas Hate Me (2002)
  • Subtitle - "Hard Light (That's Not It)" and "A Textbook Remix" from I'm Always Recovering from Tomorrow (2003)
  • Saul Williams - "Act III Scene 2 (Shakespeare)" from Saul Williams (2004)
  • Subtitle - "Cray Crazy" from Young Dangerous Heart (2005)
  • Busdriver - "Happiness ('s Unit of Measurement)" and "Low Flying Winged Books" from Fear of a Black Tangent (2005)
  • Subtitle - "Restructure / Reroute" and "Wait for It" from Terrain to Roam (2006)
  • Modwheelmood - "As I Stand Here (Thavius Beck Remix)" from Things Will Change (Remixes) (2007)
  • Saul Williams - "Black History Month" and "DNA" from The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! (2007)
  • Busdriver - "Less Yes's, More No's (Thavius Beck Remix)" (2007)
  • Andy Rosenberg/Greg Harris/Jeremy Averit - "The Art of Fish Magic" from Rosenberg/Harris/Averitt (2007)
  • Nine Inch Nails - "Survivalism_Tardusted" from Survivalism (2007)
  • Nine Inch Nails - "Survivalism" from Year Zero Remixed (2007)
  • Mestizo - Black Square EP (2007)
  • Busdriver - "Ellen Disingenuous" (2008)
  • K-the-I??? - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (2008)
  • K-the-I??? - "Finger Painting (Thavius Beck Remix)" (2008)
  • Daedelus - "Touchtone (Thavius Beck Remix)" from Touchtone & FWF Remixes (2008)
  • Sole and the Skyrider Band - "The Bridges Let Us Down (Thavius Beck Remix)" from Sole and the Skyrider Band Remix LP (2009)
  • Bike for Three! - "Lazarus Phenomenon (Thavius Beck Remix)" (2009)
  • BC - "Pop World (Thavius Beck Remix)" from Time Capsule Remixes (2009)
  • Nocando - "Two Track Mind", "I'm On" and "Front Left Pocket" from Jimmy the Lock (2010)
  • Bushwac - "We're Doing This for Your Own Good (Thavius Beck Remix)" from Fight! If You Can't Fight, Kick! If You Can't Kick, Bite! (2010)
  • Oicho - "I Could Be (Thavius Beck Remix)" from Scent (2011)
  • Kaigen - "Rust Belt Fellows" and "Spear & Shield" from Re: Bloomer (2011)
  • Bigg Jus - "Black Roses (Thavius Beck's Los Angeles Beautiful Weather Mix)" (2012)
  • Ira Lee - "Better Version of Now", "The Photographer", "The Black Guy Always Dies" and "Dragonheart" from Growl (2012)
  • Nocando - "All Over a Bitch" from Tits & Explosions (2013)

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thavius Beck (July 31, 2012). "It is official; I am 33, and this will be the best year of my life... Thanks for all the birthday love everyone!..." Twitter. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Thavius Beck – The Heavens Bleed Sunshine". URB. February 22, 2012. Archived from the original on March 5, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Thavius Beck: That Was Completely Accidental". L.A. Record. September 6, 2007. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Martin, Andrew (January 7, 2010). "Album Review: Thavius Beck (Adlib) - Dialogue". Prefix.
  5. ^ Kirn, Peter (June 22, 2012). "30 Tips for Ableton Live Everyone Should Know, with Live Master Thavius Beck". Create Digital Music.
  6. ^ "Trainspotting: DJ Q & A And Podcast With Thavius Beck". L.A. Record. May 19, 2008.
  7. ^ Braidwood, Stefan (May 13, 2004). "Thavius Beck: Decomposition". PopMatters.
  8. ^ Thurston, Jason. "Thavius Beck". AllMusic.
  9. ^ Zachrich, Sarah (January 19, 2005). "Lab Waste: Zwarte Achtegrond". Splendid Magazine. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007.
  10. ^ Gurney, Dave. "Thavius Beck - Thru". Tiny Mix Tapes.
  11. ^ Gieben, Bram (October 2, 2009). "Thavius Beck – Hip-Hop: Louder, Faster". The Skinny.
  12. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow - K-the-I???". AllMusic. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  13. ^ Gabriele, Timothy (June 4, 2010). "Thavius Beck: Dialogue". PopMatters.
  14. ^ Cochrane, Greg (October 8, 2009). "Thavius Beck - Dialogue". BBC.
  15. ^ Bratburd, Rebecca (August 30, 2012). "Thavius Beck "Imma Get So"". XLR8R.

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