AYBEE – Chief Alchemist of Deepblak Recordings / bookings :
Releasing music under a wide range of monikers (Orion 70, Afrobatik, o1o, Lamaj, Bla Kula, Prof Delacroix) Producer/DJ/Filmmaker AYBEE (Armon Bazile) has garnered respect from all corners of the electronic music spectrum with a sound that is distinctly his own. With a versatility that is genre defiant AYBEE traverses Techno, House, Experimental, Hip-Hop, and whatever else he touches.
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. After joining the Prescription family AYBEE along with Trent would come together to co-found Prescription sub-label Future Vision, and go on to create music as the “Indigenous Space People”, and later as “S.A.T”.
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 worth of impressive records. These included his ground-breaking “East Oakland Space Program LP” (Deepblak), Ancient Tones LP (Further Records), and his critically acclaimed “WORLDS LP” also on his Deepblak imprint.
While forging forward in developing Deepblak as a home for the avant-garde, and forward leaning dance music AYBEE has also branched out to work with other prominent labels such as; Ibadan, Underground Quality, Soul People Music, Further Records, Burek, Soul Jazz, Sound Of Speed (Japan), Tokyo Dawn, Yoruba Records, Deeply Rooted House, Deep Explorer, Atmospheric Existence, Tsuba, and Atjazz Record Co to name a few.
Now based in Berlin AYBEE continues to evolve as one of the most consistent , and forward thinking creatives around with a steady stream of dance floor excursions in circulation. With an impeccable body of work behind him, and a consistently high level of output AYBEE remains always at the beginning of an emergence. Keep your minds, and ears open as the best seems surely yet to unfold.