Beck Biography (Wikipedia)
Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970), known mononymously as Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.
He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his sonically experimental and lo-fi style, and became known for creating musical collages of wide genre styles. Today, he musically encompasses folk, funk, soul, hip hop, alternative rock, country and psychedelia. He has released 12 studio albums (3 of which were independently released), as well as several non-album singles and a book of sheet music.
Born in Los Angeles in 1970, Beck grew towards hip-hop and folk in his teens and began to perform locally at coffeehouses and clubs. He moved to New York City in 1989 and became involved in the city's small fiery anti-folk movement. Returning to Los Angeles in the early 1990s, he cut his breakthrough single "Loser", which became a worldwide hit in 1994, and released his first major album, Mellow Gold, the same year. Odelay, released in 1996, produced hit singles, topped critic polls and won several awards. He released the psychedelic Mutations in 1998, and the funk-infused Midnite Vultures in 1999. The soft-acoustic Sea Change in 2002 showcased a more serious Beck, and 2005's Guero returned to Odelay's sample-based production. The Information in 2006 was inspired by electro-funk, hip hop, and psychedelia; 2008's Modern Guilt was inspired by '60s pop music; and 2014's folk-infused Morning Phase won Album of the Year at the 57th Grammy Awards on February 8, 2015. He is reportedly working on a thirteenth studio album, with the singles "Dreams" and "Wow" having already been released.
- Beck - Glastonbury 2016 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zkqk4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zkqk4.jpg2016-07-26T22:59:00.000ZWow. Not only the name of Beck's new song, but what everyone's saying after his live set.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p040mw62
Beck - Glastonbury 2016 Highlights
- Beck: 20 Years of 'Odelay'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0428q1m.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0428q1m.jpg2016-07-23T07:45:00.000ZBeck reflects on the making of 'Odelay', twenty years after it was released.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0428q3d
Beck: 20 Years of 'Odelay'
- Beck talks to Zane Lowehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01q9q1k.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01q9q1k.jpg2014-01-21T14:33:00.000ZZane catches up with Beck to talk about his latest record Morning Phase.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01q9q3f
Beck talks to Zane Lowe
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