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Beta Hector

Brighton, United Kingdom

Electronica, Hip-Hop

AKA: Simon Hill

Tru Thoughts
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Raw funk and electro from Baby Charles founding member

Beta Hector is the solo project of Simon Hill, founding member of British funk band Baby Charles. A multi-talented musician and producer, Hill plays most of the instruments himself, including the electric bass, upright bass, guitar and keyboards; he then runs these recordings through an electronic process for the raw funk sound that you’ll hear on the finished productions.

His debut release for TT, a 7” single released April 2010, features the vocals of enthralling Baby Charles songstress Dionne Charles. Having been compared to Sharon Jones of The Dap Kings, Dionne is known for her unique and boisterous vocals that smoothly ride over a funky, hard hitting drum groove. As for the groove, it’s all live instrumentation, but with an experimental thread of electro, synths, and psychedelic delays that weave through the solid funk rhythm.

Both tracks on the 7” feature on the Tru Thoughts Funk compilation, released May 2010, a classic super-heavyweight collection of all the best funk songs to have graced TT over the years, including tracks by Quantic, Alice Russell, Nostalgia 77, The Bamboos, Lizzy Parks and many more.