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ADLIB - International Beats

, 23:20

One of the original members of Global Phlowtations – a Californian collective from the Project Blowed family, with legendary people like Orko Eloheim and Sach, also from The Nonce – Thavius Beck is mostly known for his solo albums on the Mush and Big Dada labels. They helped him becoming a bit visible outside of the West Coast underground. His best album, though, is not necessarily one of these. It could also be one of those he released, more confidentially, with Inoe Oner.

ADLIB - International Beats

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INOE ONER - Governments Greatest Hits

, 23:34

Later on, Thavius Beck, a.k.a. Adlib, would become a bit more famous. A previous member of the great Californian collective Global Phlowtations, the beatmaker would finally become a bit more visible, beyond the West Coast Underground hip-hop scene, thanks to his presence on Mush Records, and his collaboration with Subtitle as part of the Labwaste duo. Some of his best works, however, had been released much before this era, for example the albums he had produced by the late 90's / early 00's for Inoe One, also called Inoe Oner; among them, Master Realm, Millenium Conductor and, above all, the great Governments Greatest Hits.

INOE ONER - Governments Greatest Hits

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THAVIUS BECK - Thru

, 23:10

Contrary to what his experimentalist posture suggests, Thavius Beck's music has sometimes been too easy. The ex producer of Global Phlowtations, one of its few members who met some kind of critical recognition in the 2000's, thanks to his releases with Mush Records, Plug Research and Big Dada, sometimes spoiled his music with too many effects and pyrotechnics, and with some big, threatening electronic sounds, sounding like an exaggeratedly gothic version of hip-hop. Many times, though, the individual proved that he was really gifted and talented.

THAVIUS BECK - Thru

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