Beat Art Department
Beat Art Department is specializing in contemporary hip hop funkyness, from abstract dope instrumentals to funky breakbeats, from soulful jazzy flavours, or trip hop to trap. From retro to next school. Beat Art Department founded by Michael Reinboth and DJ Rude Teen. Both entrepreneurs coming their own long way, both starting collecting vinyl, writing articles about hip hop and its culture, or organized parties and various labels since the 80s.
Michael Reinboth compiled the very first German hip hop compilation called „Krauts With Attitude“, and organized the first hip hop related sprayer, breakdance events in Munich in the mid, late Eighties, while he is most famous as the head honcho behind Compost Records and a few associated subsidiary labels for over 20 years. Michael toured the world as a DJ, lector at Red Bull Music Academy, journalist (writing for all music mags like Groove, Spex, Jazz-Thing, Musikexpress and dozens others), produced music and remixes under various project or pseudonyms.
DJ Rude Teen started djing as a 12 year old HipHop head back in 1989 in a local youth club in Munich and established himself as a sought after scratch DJ for local hip hop acts. In about 1995 he formed a production team alongside Wei-Chi and first songs have been released. During that period the song “Don’t Know” was recored, which became a small underground hit and was later picked up by Michael Reinboth for his Future Sounds Of Jazz Series. In 1996 he started his own first label “Pigeon Records” which focused on releasing Instrumental hip hop and downbeat. It released music by Main Concept, Rootsoul, Fauna Flash and Abstract Art, just to mention a few, and let him touring as a DJ nearly half of the world. For his studies, Rude Teen moved to Shanghai, China in 2000 and became a sought after hip hop DJ within the clubs all over China and the scratch-DJ for several local hip hop acts from Shanghai and Beijing, underneath the bands he made scratches for where Yin Tsang, which were the first and so far the only rap-music band ever to release an album in China. Since his comeback into the Munich scene in around 2010, Rude Teen was working at 58Beats, the renowned hip hop Label by the german rap legends Main Concept.
Beart Art Department signed fresh young artists like Hans Hu$tle, Grandezza Five, L One, next to familiar but established producers like Urbs from Vienna. Fresh remixes on Beart Art Department were supplied by Retrogott, Cookin’ Soul, Brenk (aka Brenk Sinatra), J*Star, Marc Mac (4 Hero) aka Visoneers, Peter Kruder, Patrick Pulsinger & Irl, Flip, Trishes.