Beasley / Price create music that blends funk, electronic, and dance. Lo-fi electro matched with acoustic instruments like saxophones, trombones, vocals, keys, and the occasional harmonica. It’s Funkatronic. Part live performance, part DJ, all infectious dance with tough attitude and big sounds.
Artists Stephen Beasley and Matthew Price met in 2008 in the studio while recording tracks for T Bird and the Breaks’ acclaimed album, Learn About It. They continued to tour and record with The Breaks for several years before setting out on their own. Since then, they’ve played as the horn section for bands in Austin, TX, including Lucas Cook and the Collection and the Sugarfoot Family All-stars.
Now, they’ve teamed up to create cutting-edge sounds in funk and dance, writing, recording and producing all tracks for their first album.
On the debut album, Is / Are Here, Beasley and Price collaborated on all aspects of production: song-writing, recording, engineering, and mixing. With the concept of producing large dance tracks, infectious grooves, intelligent lyrics, and lotsa hooks.
The album features performances by guest artists T Bird (T Bird and the Breaks), LZ Love (Billy Preston, Parliament Funkadelic, and Stephen Marley), and Jazz Mills (Cowboy and Indian).
“The sound on it is somewhere between old school NY electro from the eighties and Muscle Shoals soul from the sixties…” -MonkeyBoxing.com
Beasley / Price manipulate their recordings on stage. Essentially, they control the recordings live much like a conductor controls an orchestra – in this case, by using digital DJ’ing equipment. On top of that, they add live vocals, horn-lines, keyboards, harmonicas, and improvised solos.