live: BLUESTAEB (jakarta records/FR), MONO:MASSIVE (radio juicy/A)
Bluestaeb is one of the key figures of a new generation of up and coming HipHop beatmakers, who have emancipated from genrethinkingand instead merge old school aesthetics with a new school attitude and organic instrumentation.In 2015, his critically acclaimed sophomore album „Rodalquilar“, released by Jakarta Records, set a blueprint for this approach by combining warm samples, futuristic synth melodies and tight drum programming.
The album is dedicated to the Andalusian town of the same name, a mythic place in the south of Spain, where Bluestaeb spent much of his childhood and where he gathers inspiration until today.Influenced by Madlib's„ShadesOfBlue“and trained in African drum techniques such as DjembéandDaruka Bluestaeb had been crafting his own beats since his teenage years and gradually found his sound identity through experimenting with HipHop and Jazz –first to be heard by a broader music community in 2013, when he released his debut album "1991 Extraterrestrial"(Radio Juicy).
Since then Bluestaeb released numerous solo and collaboration projects („B.L.U.E. Friday“in 2015 and „Sidekicks“with S. Fidelity in 2016). In 2016, he produced the joint effort „LIT -Lost In Translation“with rapper JuJu Rogers, a keen manifesto against racism, xenophobia and the rise of anti-heroes such as Donald Trump.Today, Bluestaeb lives and works in Paris and Berlin and is set to release his third solo album“Everything Is Always a Process”, a smooth Neo Soul-induced epic featuring artists such as Noah Slee, Harleighbluand Melodiesinfonie, via Jakarta Recordsin 2018.
Mono:Massive is an austrian beatmaker since the late 1990s, making hiphop music with attention to authenticity.
mono's music is a fusion of organic sound textures, synthetic sounds, outside the box groove patterns and warm, analogous style mixing to achieve a forward thinking beat structure but keep that oldschool hiphop spirit. the sampling is based on 50s to 80s jazz, soul, funk and progrock records.
mono worked with international musicians and rap crews, and contributed to a few compilations and albums in europe and the USA.