Deadbeat & Tikiman
Scott Monteith aka Deadbeat is a musician, sound artist, music technology educator, and journalist best known for his work under the stage name Deadbeat. Having launched his production career at the turn of the millennium, the Canadian-born, Berlin-based producer's 21 Deadbeat albums, three-dozen singles, and countless remixes and collaborations represent one of most prolific and consistently rewarding catalogues in the modern electronic music canon.
As a DJ, Monteith is a dub archivist second to none, and one of Dub Techno's most steadfast champions. With a record collection spanning the genre's early Jamaican roots, through the “steppers” versions of the 80s and 90s popularized in the UK and Europe, to the current crop of global producers pushing dub sounds into previously unheard directions and widely divergent rhythmic structures. This was most clearly highlighted with the release of his critically acclaimed DJ mix Radio Rothko in 2010, rated by various publications as one of the most genre
defining mix CDs of all time.
A tireless innovator of vast creative vision, 20 plus years on Monteith's restless creative spirit shows no signs of being quieted for many years to come.
Paul St. Hilaire aka Tikiman is a reggae vocalist from the island of Dominica in the Caribbean. In 1995 he began collaborating with Rhythm & Sound (Moritz von Oswald, Mark Ernestus) who produced a series of releases featuring his vocals on their own Burial Mix label that have inspired listeners and other producers ever since. He had numerous guest appearances on electronic releases by Stereotype, The Bug, Deadbeat, Beat Pharmacy, Modeselektor, and others. Since 2003 he has produced two solo albums for his own label False Tuned. Paul St. Hilaire performs regularly in different formations at numerous venues and festivals worldwide.