Producer/DJ/Filmmaker AYBEE (Armon Bazile) is respected from all corners of the electronic music spectrum for a versatility that is genre defiant. Traversing Techno, House, Experimental, and Hip-Hop seamlessly with a distinct depth.
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Releasing music under a wide range of monikers (Orion 70, o1o, Prof Delacroix) Producer/DJ/Filmmaker AYBEE (Armon Bazile) is respected from all corners of the electronic music spectrum for a versatility that is genre defiant. Traversing Techno, House, Experimental, and Hip-Hop seamlessly AYBEE is consistently pushing a distinct sound that while in constant evolution stays rooted in dance impulses.
A product of Oakland, CA, AYBEE comes from a steep family tradition of music, innovation, and artistic exploration. Seeds planted by his New Orleans based grandfather who ran a small Jazz label, and uncle who ran a short lived disco imprint "Armour" in the late 70's. It was the uplifting power of music, and dance that ultimately pushed AYBEE to embark on the exploration of himself as an artist in the early 00's.
In 2001 AYBEE launched Deepblak Recordings as a creative outlet for his music. Ultimately catching the attention of Legendary House DJ/Producer Ron Trent. This chance meeting led to Trent signing AYBEE to the iconic Prescription Records imprint and releasing his first 12". Soon after AYBEE along with Trent would come together to co-found Prescription sub-label Future Vision.
Never one to stand still AYBEE has gone on to establish himself as one of the most innovative, and versatile producers around with more than a decade plus worth of mind bending records to his credit. These included his ground-breaking Ancient Tones LP (Further Records), his critically acclaimed "WORLDS LP" (Deepblak), and his collaborative LP "Sketches Of Space" with label mate Afrikan Sciences. Always bringing forward leaning rhythms to bare AYBEE's sound palette keeps evolving in the pursuit of the deep dance experience.
The ethos of forging forward , and exploration have been key in developing the Deepblak label as a home for timeless electronic music. Maintaining a fresh balance between eclecticism, and what has playfully come to be described as Free Techno, Deepblak's releases always find themselves in the crates of the most distinguished selectors. With openess the mandate AYBEE has also branched out to work with other prominent labels such as; Sound Of Speed (Japan), Further Records, Burek, Soul People Music, Yoruba, Deeply Rooted, Soul Jazz, and Deep Explorer to name a few.
Based in Berlin since 2012 AYBEE continues to evolve as one of the most consistent, and forward thinking DJ/Producers around. Expanding his creative vision into his DJ, LIVE, and Film projects his sound is always in motion seeking new space to connect the music with the dancer. With an impeccable body of work behind him, and new projects constantly emerging AYBEE continues to add destinations to electronic music's map. With a love of musical expression firmly at the helm AYBEE creates sonic situations for us to move, and to be moved.
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