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Open i

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Hellsent
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Open i started making beats back in 1994 on old Casio sampling keyboards and went simply by the name James. In 1998 he ate a steady diet of Ramen noodles to save up for a MPC 2000 sampling drum machine. After a toxic intake of sodium the MPC was purchased followed by a Technics 1200. The MPC opened up a whole new realm of sampling and spawned the growth of the artist named open i. Soon after, a trip to Chicago to visit a fellow friend introduced open i to a small home grown hip-hop label called Galapagos4. Open i worked with upcoming artist Offwhyte and provided many tracks for Offwhytes first three albums. With the rise of computer technology open i felt a strong pull to focus on beat making with the computer and lost touch with the beauty of the MPC.

In 2002 open i was introduced to a tracker application called Renoise and has been addicted ever since. Now in 2009 open i is a family man who's beats have matured and hopes for a full length instrumental album seem to be six months of Ramen Pride away…


Contributing artist on
All Told
Offwhyte
2016
Submerged State Tour CD Vol 2.1
Galapagos4
2003
Laced
Galapagos4
2003
The Fifth Sun
Offwhyte
2002
Complex Destiny 12-inch
Offwhyte
2002
Squints by Offwhyte
Offwhyte
2000
The Blackbook Sessions
Galapagos4
1999
Latest Galapagos4 releases
Footnotes Of A Jewels Hunter
Jewels Hunter
2016
Dialogue
Offwhyte
2016
All Told
Offwhyte
2016
Zulu
Typical Cats
2015
Closed Doors To An Open Mind
Asphate
2015
Bat Outta Hell Vinyl LP
Hellsent & Batsauce
2014
Bat Outta Hell
Hellsent & Batsauce
2014
The Soledad Brothers
Wax & Batsauce
2014





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