Red Bull Music Academy grad Beatnick is somewhat of a renegade, having started out as a Hip-hop mogul in the noughties he now masterfully weaves through House, Techno and beyond. Often cited as one of London’s most underrated talents, Beatnick’s defining moment came with his 2011 breakthrough ‘Synthetes’, triumphantly utilising his Hip-hop pedigree alongside the infectious grooves of House and Breakbeat with absolute sophistication. 

The diversity of his sound has garnered support from an impressive roster of influential peers including Gilles Peterson, Scuba, Jamie XX and Paul Woolford aka Special Request. Firmly regarded as one of very few artists to successfully make the transition from Hip-hop to House and Techno Mixmag champion the producer as, “the London dude who has slowly but surely carved a niche for himself within the world of underground House”.  Boasting a cult-favourite monthly residency on the city’s iconic NTS Live radio, Beatnick’s deep-rooted intimacy with music has procured a reputation and record collection unrivalled by most; we highly recommend you check out his recent Boiler Room x Sound of the Universe set to really appreciate why.

Following over a decade of releases and remixes for the likes of seminal Brazilian-inspired Far Out Recordings, Brighton’s acclaimed Tru Thoughts and Altered Vibes to list a few, Beatnick has firmly cemented his foundations within the Don’t Be Afraid family. After a series of EP’s culminating in a greatly revered album titled ‘The Synthetes Trilogy’ dropped via the label, and hotly received by a notoriously tough-to-please extended-House community it’s an exciting time for London’s intrepid genre-voyager as his prevalence continues further afield behind the decks and in the studio.