Beaumont Hannant

Real Name:
Beaumont Hannant
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An eclectic producer who released four LPs during 1993-94 but then all but retired his solo work for a place in the trip-hop duo Outcast, Beaumont Hannant began DJing in 1986 after attending several hip-hop mixing competitions.

During the late '80s he was heavily into electro, techno and hip-hop as well as indie-rock (he even managed fellow natives of York Shed Seven for a while). Hannant began working on production in 1993 with the EP "Tastes and Textures Vol.1" for GPR Records. One track, "Awakening the Soul", appeared on the Positiva Ambient Collection and Hannant released his debut album "Basic Data Manipulation" (Tastes and Textures Vol.2) that same year.

In 1994 Hannant recorded three full-lengths (Texturology, Bitter Sweet, Sculptured) for GPR, each possessing a variety of styles. By 1995, however, Hannant had begun to diversify his talents, providing remixes for Autechre, Björk and Ned's Atomic Dustbin, producing indie-folkie Lida Husik and founding the group Outcast with his engineer Richard Brown.

The duo signed to One Little Indian and released their debut album "Out Of Tune" in 1996. Hannant appeared to have returned to his solo guise as well at the end of the 1996 with the release of a GPR double-pack EP titled Notions of Tonality.
Aliases:
YO3
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Albums

Beaumont Hannant - Basic Data Manipulation (Tastes And Textures ⋆ Vol.2) album art Beaumont Hannant Basic Data Manipulation (Tastes And Textures ⋆ Vol.2) (Album) General Production Recordings (GPR) UK 1993 Sell This Version
Beaumont Hannant - Sculptured album art Beaumont Hannant Sculptured (Album) General Production Recordings (GPR), General Production Recordings (GPR) UK 1994 Sell This Version
Beaumont Hannant - Texturology album art Beaumont Hannant Texturology (Album) General Production Recordings (GPR) UK 1994 Sell This Version
Beaumont Hannant - Texturology album art Beaumont Hannant Texturology (Album) General Production Recordings (GPR) UK 1994 Sell This Version
GPR MC 4 Beaumont Hannant - Texturology album art Beaumont Hannant Texturology(Cass, Album) General Production Recordings (GPR) GPR MC 4 UK 1994 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Beaumont Hannant - Tastes And Textures EP - Volume One album art Beaumont Hannant Tastes And Textures EP - Volume One (EP) General Production Recordings (GPR) UK 1993 Sell This Version
Beaumont Hannant - Ormeau album art Beaumont Hannant With Lida Husik Beaumont Hannant With Lida Husik - Ormeau (Maxi) General Production Recordings (GPR) UK 1994 Sell This Version
Beaumont Hannant - Tastes And Textures Vol - 3 album art Beaumont Hannant Tastes And Textures Vol - 3 General Production Recordings (GPR) UK 1994 Sell This Version
Beaumont Hannant - Evening At The Grange album art Lida Husik / Beaumont Hannant Lida Husik / Beaumont Hannant - Evening At The Grange (EP, MiniAlbum) Astralwerks US 1994 Sell This Version
Beaumont Hannant - Europa Reprised EP. album art Lagowski Featuring YO3 / Beaumont Hannant Lagowski Featuring YO3 / Beaumont Hannant - Europa Reprised EP. (EP) General Production Recordings (GPR) UK 1994 Sell This Version
45rev34 Beaumont Hannant - Star album art Lida Husik with Beaumont Hannant Lida Husik with Beaumont Hannant - Star(7", Single) Rough Trade 45rev34 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Beaumont Hannant - Notions Of Tonality Volume 1 album art Beaumont Hannant Notions Of Tonality Volume 1 General Production Recordings (GPR) UK 1995 Sell This Version
Beaumont Hannant - Psi-Onyx album art Beaumont Hannant Psi-Onyx (Maxi) General Production Recordings (GPR) UK 1995 Sell This Version
GENP(S)39 Beaumont Hannant - Neville Hill Depot album art Beaumont Hannant Neville Hill Depot(12", S/Sided) General Production Recordings (GPR) GENP(S)39 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Beaumont Hannant - Notions Of Tonality Volume 2 album art Beaumont Hannant Notions Of Tonality Volume 2 (EP) General Production Recordings (GPR) UK 1996 Sell This Version
12ASW6164 Beaumont Hannant - Bad Head Day album art Lida Husik Featuring Beaumont Hannant Lida Husik Featuring Beaumont Hannant - Bad Head Day(12") Astralwerks 12ASW6164 UK 1996 Sell This Version

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bosscat2

bosscat2

September 11, 2018
edited 3 months ago
Loved Texturology. Great memories listening back to that. Beaumont Hannant, where art thou?
arsebucket

arsebucket

May 14, 2018
and what did he do next? not meaning musically but always interested in musicians who move on with their lives elsewhere
noviellion

noviellion

February 4, 2018
Proper layered up ambient electronica. Up there with the greats like Bola, Scanner, SETI, Mark Broom, Speedy J, Higher Intelligence Agency etc... Always something new and experimental but still musical.
ztiromecho15

ztiromecho15

July 4, 2017
Insane producer. A man with an unmistakable style, who brought out true individualism through his music
lizardfister

lizardfister

February 24, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Genuinely will never understand why this guy stopped making music. Such a shame, he was such a great producer. Managed to develop an individual style and contribute to a wonderfully developing electronic scene.

Tastes and Textures vol. 2 is the pick of the bunch for me, so many varied styles and influences obvious from the tracks on the album.
kerguenec

kerguenec

February 22, 2017
Beaumont Hannant had a track released on "Artificial intelligence 2" Warp compliation, named Utuba. It is where i first encountered the talent of this musician and the quality of his music gave easily its place among stars of the genre like Autechre, Balil or Link.

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