There are 2 artists/bands called Low Budget.
1. Low Budget (Hip Hop, AUS)
Since their emergence in 2005, Low Budget has established an enduring presence on the fickle Australian hip-hop scene. Following the widespread buzz generated by their self-released mixtape in 2005, the group’s jazzy debut album Magnasound was one of the surprise success stories of 2006, drawing universal enthusiasm and praise from critics and fans alike.
On the back of the critical triumph and public acclaim of Magnasound, Low Budget quickly solidified their reputation as one of the most energetic and engaging acts on Melbourne’s live scene, amassing a long list of support slots for international acts such as People Under the Stairs, Atmosphere and J Live, alongside local names including The Funkoars, Pegz, Muph & Plutonic and Downsyde. The process of crafting songs for their celebrated live show was instrumental in forging the group’s second longplayer, Laserdisc.
Laserdisc sounds like nothing else on the market, with Low Budget’s producer and DJ, Debonair P, intertwining bone-rattling basslines with obscure disco and boogie grooves to create an intoxicating blend of thick dancefloor funk. Reinterpreting the sample-driven production philosophy employed by great hip hop producers of the past through his own mirrorball-swinging sensibilities, Debonair has emerged with an attention-grabbing sound that is entirely his own.
The neck-snapping harmonies emanating from Debonair’s sampler are perfectly complemented by the humour-filled and deftly-delivered lyrics of Low Budget’s MC, Gentleman Gene. The pair’s finely honed chemistry is aptly demonstrated on Laserdisc’s lead single ‘Tailor Made’, on which Gene nimbly delivers memorable line after memorable line atop one of the year’s best basslines. A versatile wordsmith, Gentleman Gene commands album highlights such as the poplocking ‘Freak Mystique’ and the raunchy ‘Knockout Performance’ with style, while also engaging in conceptualism on tracks including ‘Saturday Night’ and ‘2082’ with equal finesse.
Eschewing hip hop’s current obsession with guest vocalists and producers, Low Budget again prove their individuality by holding their own throughout the course of Laserdisc. By channelling their individual strengths to fashion a skip-proof, unique and memorable album, Low Budget is certain to capture the attention and imagination of listeners of all persuasions.
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2. Low Budget (DJ, USA)
As co creator of now one of the most influential dj styles around,half of the DJ duo Hollertronix, Low B aka Low Budget has been a part of Philly’s nightlife and thriving DJ scene for the last seven years. Since then he has taken his eclectic party rockin style around the world and back. Born in Philadelphia and growing up mainly in Parkside/Chester, Low B began DJing in the mid 90’s while still in high school. A product of hip hop’s “golden age”, Low B is all about maintaining the integrity of a true all-around DJ–by keeping dance floors packed with a flavorful mix that rep all genres. With hip hop and dance classics as his foundation, Low B’s musical ammo spans from rock to reggae, Baltimore club to indie dance, disco to the dirty south, and everything in between.
Low B has also found himself rocking parties from coast to coast and internationally, From the days of spinning alongside hollertronix partner, diplo, Low B has played alongside many other nationally recognized DJs and recording artists. From Bun B (of UGK) to Spankrock, the Clipse,A-trak,Tommy Sunshine, DJ AM and currently holding it down as M.I.A.'s tour DJ …. Low B has rubbed elbows with them all. No matter the party–from a high profile celebrity based extravaganza to a casual hole-in-the-wall dive bar, Low B does like the O’Jays and “gives the people what they want.” He is infamous for inciting riots on the dance floor. His fans travel from far and wide to hear “what he is putting on next.”
"Fuck what you heard, White boys can get it crunk too…expect this kid to make you get down on the flo' some time soon."
- XXL Magazine
On top throwing the now infamous Philadelphia Hollertronix parties, Low B held down a four year residency at Philly's 700 club on thursday nights. Dubbed smallertronix, by Emynd, this night served as a weekly gathering spot for low b and his party partners,like Spankrock, Amanda blank, Plastic Little and the endless list of Philadelphia's charismatic artistic innovaters to get buck and tear the club up. With the help of partners like Diplo, Dan the Swede, Emynd, DJ Deluxxe, Cosmo baker, and more. Thursdays at 700 became a staple of philadelphia nightlife. Low B is also known for his wide variety of mixtapes and remixes/production. Along with being co-creator of the critically acclaimed Hollertronix CD Never Scared (New York Times' top album of 2003), Low B also has a deep catalog of solo mixes that explore and introduce the many sounds that make up a Low B DJ set. He is responsible for not only introducing Baltimore Club to the rest of the world outside of Baltimore, but is also the first to combine uptempo dancehall and baltimore club and coin it “Club Shotta” music. You can find his latest mixtapes and remixes on his site: www.LOW-BEE.com or www.myspace.com/LOWBEE.
A serious love of music, a sense of humor, and an appreciation for a good party is Low B’s formula for satisfying everyone from musical intellectuals to those that just want to “shake that ass”.
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