Beaumont Hannant has been many things in his career – hip hop DJ, band manager and indie band member. But his best work was his ambient techno soundscapes in the early 1990s. He took the emerging Warp IDM template to another level. Whilst artists such as Autechre, The Black Dog and Plaid got the plaudits, Beaumont’s reputation got sadly lost by the wayside.

Beaumont Hannant is from York, England. Hannant became a hip-hop/electro DJ in 1986 after witnessing the 1986 World Mixing Championships. During 1993-1994 he released several solo albums on GPR rooted in ambient techno.

His recording career began in mid-1993 with the release of “Tastes & Textures Vol. l”, a four track ep, including the soundscapes for which he was to become best known. This was followed in November 1993 by ‘Basic Data Manipulation: Tastes &Textures Vol.2’, a nine track mini-album that proved this was no one-off. His next release was “Tastes &Textures Vol.3”, another four track ep that further enforced his reputation. From Vol.3:

Beaumont Hannant – Crouton (Original Version)

Beaumont Hannant – Substance

Mark Franklin – Release To The System (Beaumont Hannant Remix)

Buy Beaumont Hannant

~ by acidted on May 14, 2008.

2 Responses to “B IS FOR BEAUMONT HANNANT (PT1)”

  1. […] a post on Beaumont Hannant. He produced wonderful electronica in the early 1990s (see previous post here). But then suddenly went off to form Outcast with Richard Brown and produced more indie pop-type […]

  2. […] is the alias for old-favourite Beaumont Hannant (previously here). But as a recap: “Beaumont Hannant has been many things in his career – hip hop DJ, band […]

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