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Marvin Beaver hides behind the Dylan Rhymes name when producing, remixing or arranging electronica music. He managed to get past the flashlights and you’ll find it hard to find a bio on him on the entire web.

After leaving school, a chance meeting with a nu-beat-writing co-worker who was selling his equipment to go traveling led to Marvin’s first “studio”. Supplemented with the now legendary Roland TR808 and TR909 drum machines Beaver started, as most people did in dance music in the late eighties, by putting out a few acid house white labels. Before long the talent was noticed by owners of the seminal Wax Factory imprint, Ron Wells and Chris Simmons, who began to release more of his material. Dave Pearce’s Reachin Records also bought into the young producer’s skills, fuelling the fire and enabling Beaver to set up a commercial studio with his mate Justin Drake in the early 1990s.

Leaving Peace Division to focus on his own material, Beaver invented the Dylan Rhymes moniker (a reference to Bob Dylan) and set about working on a breakbeat track for Junior Boys Own. The result was 1996s “Naked & Ashamed” which, due to a Smirnoff ad campaign, became one the label’s biggest tracks (no mean feat considering JBO’s pedigree). Since then he has cemented his reputation as one of the leaders of the electro, breakbeat and tech house scenes, through his output on Kingsize Records, Meat Katie’s Whole9Yards and his own Blue Black + Lot 49 imprints.


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  • rockopa53

    Last shout - Sex Shun.

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • lot32

    Eeeeeeeeeeee Jazz them up Mr.headfucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    24 Jan 2011 Reply
  • DoededeVries

    FIFA 99 !

    25 Dec 2010 Reply
  • axisrow

    да он просто бог!!! фигли мне его рекомендовать )))

    15 Nov 2010 Reply
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    20 Sep 2009 Reply
  • emundem

    Big Beat i have all Vinyl in my Case so i want rock the Flor ;D Must Have so you like Breaks!!!

    29 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Lopi_bw

    only 52K plays? hah, i just lost faith in humanity

    11 Mar 2009 Reply
  • ApoeToftheskiN

    Yes, they also dropped by Victoria, BC and Hush (our little underground dingy club) was shaken to its foundations... I couldn't believe my ears. People on the dance floor were looking at each other with the WTF look on their happy sweat drenched faces!

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • TronicPDX

    LOVE Dylan Rhymes. I got to bring him and Meat Katie to Portland for a killer show last year and they tore the roof off the club! Great music!!!!

    31 Jan 2008 Reply
  • istash

    rhymes - roxx

    8 Jul 2007 Reply

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