Beak Nasty is a project consisting of producer/turntablist Ryland Sabien (Beaker) and drummer/loopmaster Phil Ade (Foxy Dope) who combine the sounds of hip hop and intense bass lines to create futuristic chill funk/electro soul music.
The project began when Beaker started releasing beats in high school while living in rural northwest Wisconsin. In 2010, halfway through his junior year of high school, he moved to Minneapolis to get more directly involved in the scene and began DJing and producing for hip hop acts Future Fossils (formerly Kids Like Us), Allan Kingdom, Finding Novyon, and a slew of other Minneapolis emcees. He started attending McNally Smith College of Music during his senior year of high school and put out the albums "When it Rains, it Pours" in 2011 and "The Expanding Universe" in 2012 along with collaborations, singles, and remixes.
Shorty after the release of his third album "Chill Funk Files Vol. 1" in July 2013, Beaker changed the name of the project to Beak Nasty. Right around the same time, Foxy Dope moved to Minneapolis and the duo connected almost instantly. Phil informed Ryland that he would now be drumming for him and since then, they’ve been playing non stop shows, house parties, and festivals all around the country.
In August 2015, they released the 6 track EP "The World is Real" and left Minneapolis to find some new inspiration out in Colorado. Shortly after, they went on their first headlining national tour hitting 20+ dates all around the US. Now, the duo are hard at work on new material and plotting ways to take over the world aka spread the word of chill funk.
All of Beak Nasty's music is avaible for free download and/or streaming at: