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Infinite Livez/ Foto: Heinz Leber
Infinite Livez (born 1972 in Bethnal Green, East London) is an MC and artist with a wide range of influences from such diverse sources as P-Funk, Sun Ra and Surrealism. His first album “Bush Meat” was released on Big Dada Records in 2004 to immediate critical acclaim in the UK and abroad. 2007 saw the release of his second album “Art Brut fe de Yoot” (Big Dada) and a collaborative project with the Swiss electro jazz outfit Stade. Recorded over a series of improvised sessions it has been recognised as a unique achievement in experimental Hip Hop. The follow up album entitled “Morgan Freeman’s Psychedelic Semen” was released in 2008. At the beginning of 2009 his live album “Live At La Guinguette”, again recorded with Stade and guest vocalist Joy Frempong, came out of a residency in Geneva. His other recordings include “Warehouse Music” (Exotic Pylon / 2011) and “@ Glockenbachwerkstatt” Tapeworm / 2012).
Infinite Livez has performed in the UK and all over Europe including at events such as Montreux Jazz, the North Sea Jazz Festival and The Sonar Festival. He has also worked with a wide range of producers and musicians including David Murray, Nils Peter Molvar, Elliot Sharp and Kid Acne. He has supported artists such as Kool Keith, Anti Pop Consortium, MF Doom, Mulatu Astatke and Gold Panda. Recently Infinite has been fortunate enough to be included in Rolands RAWAX – AIRA EP vinyl series which includes artist such as, Ricado Vilalobos and Fred P and recently has performed at Art Basel in Miami with Nik Nowak and The Sound Panzer.
Currently Infinite host his own radio show “Glorious Mono” monthly on Reboot.FM in Berlin. Forthcoming coming will be a vinyl release of his Lolivez project, a collaboration with Alberto Marlo to be released on Long Lost relative.
As a visual artist Infinite Livez has also worked on a variety of projects like making comic books, animations, prints and illustrations (for magazines such as Hip Hop Connection and The Wire). In July 2009 Infinite had his first solo exhibition “Salvador Dali Was Half Bengali” at Pebbledash Gallery in London where he presented a series of silkscreens. In September 2009 he took part in the group show “7 Styles for 7 Brothers” at Archipelago Art, Sheffield. He is currently working on a completing a book of illustrations after raising funds with a campaign on Indiegogo.