Arts The Beatdoctor is a producer from the Netherlands who crushes electronic synths with organic field recordings. The result is a raw, knob-twisting commixture in the vein of his contemporaries Flying Lotus, Bonobo, and Dorian Concept. On the stage he is equal parts DJ and musician, building immersive mixes from his catalog while incorporating studio production techniques and live instrumentation.
Arts has shared the stage with Anouk, Pete Philly & Perquisite, Camp Lo, and Eskmo. After extensive touring with backing musicians in Europe, Russia, and the United States, he has returned to his solo roots. Through his relationship with Native Instruments, Arts developed an intricate system of hardware and software enabling him to perform, build, and remix complete tracks on stage through a series of live-sampling inputs and looping sequences.
Arts is currently working on his solo follow-up to Progressions, which reverse-integrates techniques constructed in his live setup. The release date for this yet-to-be-titled record will be announced soon.