An eclectic producer who released four LPs during 1993-94 but then all but retired his solo work for a place in the trip-hop duo, Outcast. Beaumont Hannant began DJing in 1986 after attending several hip-hop mixing competitions.
During the late '80s he was heavily into electro, techno and hip-hop as well as indie-rock (he even managed fellow natives of York Shed Seven for a while). Hannant began working on production in 1993 with the EP "Tastes and Textures Vol.1" for GPR Records. One track, "Awakening the Soul", appeared on the Positiva Ambient Collection and Hannant released his debut album "Basic Data Manipulation" (Tastes and Textures Vol.2) that same year.
In 1994 Hannant recorded three full-lengths (Texturology, Bitter Sweet, Sculptured) for GPR, each possessing a variety of styles. By 1995, however, Hannant had begun to diversify his talents, providing remixes for Autechre, Björk and <a href="https://www.musicstack.com/discography/ned's+atomic+dustbin... Read More|
... class=t>Ned's Atomic Dustbin, producing indie-folkie Lida Husik and founding the group Outcast with his engineer Richard Brown.
The duo signed to One Little Indian and released their debut album "Out Of Tune" in 1996. Hannant appeared to have returned to his solo guise as well at the end of the 1996 with the release of a GPR double-pack EP titled Notions of Tonality.