The Beatards originally hail from New York City, but currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. The three eclectic innovators: DJO, Chuck Wild, and UTK the INC, started the successful MIXTAPE RIOT! party in 2005. Santigold, Spank Rock, Trouble Andrew, Kudu and over 60 other artists performed and shared the stage with them. Consisting of 2 emcees and 1 DJ, The Beatards embody the new, eclectic hip-hop model shared by artists like LMFAO, Travie McCoy, Kid Cudi and B.o.B. Entirely self-produced, the group blends a popular variety of hip-hop, electronic, punk, and international sounds that mirror the bands’ diverse individual backgrounds and collective global experience. As performers, The Beatards have shared the stage with Public Enemy, Shwayze, Taoi Cruz, Far East Movement, LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Lady Sovereign, ?uestlove, Drake, Mike Posner, and MGMT, to name a few. The group has also licensed songs to many television shows including Keeping up with the Kardashians, The City, Parental Control, Road Rules, Real World Cancun, Real World Brooklyn, Real World DC, Troop, Buried Life, Taking the Stage, Styl’D, Squatters and more. They are working with independent and major brands such as: PUMA, Red Bull, Sparks, AMP, N Brown Clothing, and 10 Deep.
The group’s remixes are spread all over the web and have been featured in many popular blogs and DJ sites. The group recently completed remixes for Alice Russell, LMFAO, The Virgins, Mayer Hawthorne, Rye Rye, Hudson Mohawke, Gyptian, Tiffany, Miz Metro, and the list goes on. A fire has been lit and heads are starting to turn in the industry. The group’s fan base is growing every day and their live show is so energy packed it leaves bodies sweaty on the dance floor. The Beatards make music for the NEW generation. Don’t be afraid of these big bad beats. After all, some things are better outside of the box.