Beat Explorations

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from good old turntableism masters to digitally enhanced hardcore sample builders and electronic cut up technicians. and some zen-like beat weavers and lyricists, too. my all time favorites …

once started as the «top 30», it was time for an update: here is the «top 47 48»!
  1. DJ Krush (Hideaki Ishii)
  2. Buck 65 (Richard Terfry)
  3. DJ Vadim (Andrey Gurov)
  4. Socalled (Josh Dolgin)
  5. Chinese Man (DJ Zé Mateo, High Ku, SLY & Leolebug)
  6. 2econd Class Citizen (Aaron Thomason)
  7. Wax Tailor (Jean-Christophe Le Saoût)
  8. Ancient Astronauts (Tom Strauch & Ingo Möll)
  9. Kidkanevil (Gerard Roberts)
  10. Amon Tobin (Amon Adonai Santos de Araújo Tobin) aka Cujo aka Twofingers (w/ Joe «Doubleclick» Chapman)
  11. Bonobo (Simon Green)
  12. Hugo Kant (Quentin Le Roux)
  13. DJ Shadow (Joshua P. Davis)
  14. U.N.K.L.E. (James Lavelle)
  15. Pressure Drop (Justin Langlands & Dave Henley)
  16. DJ Zebra
  17. The Kleptones
  18. Mark Charade aka The Roustabouts (w/ Ms. Swiczeniuk)
  19. [dunkelbunt] (Ulf Lindemann)
  20. Eva Be (Eva Bernhard)
  21. RJD2 (Ramble John «RJ» Krohn)
  22. Sixtoo (Vaughn Robert Squire)
  23. Aesop Rock (Ian Matthias Bavitz)
  24. Spectre (Skiz Fernando)
  25. Madlib (Otis Jackson Jr.)
  26. DJ Spooky (Paul D. Miller)
  27. Kid Koala (Eric San)
  28. David Holmes
  29. Tommy Guerrero
  30. Clutchy Hopkins (?)
  31. Fink (Fin Greenall)
  32. Yppah (Joe Corrales Jr.)
  33. Ursula Rucker
  34. DJ Cam (Laurent Daumail)
  35. Bomb The Bass (Tim Simenon)
  36. 「Oni」 iTMS
  37. DJ Spinna (Vincent Williams)
  38. The Herbaliser (Jake Wherry & Ollie Teeba)
  39. Belleruche (Kathrin deBoer, Ricky Fabulous & DJ Modest)
  40. La Fine Equipe (Oogo, Mattic, Chomsky, Blanka, Mr Gib)
  41. Arts the Beatdoctor (Bas Vermolen)
  42. Red Snapper (Ali Friend, Richard Thair & David Ayers)
  43. Ruckus Roboticus (Dan Haug)
  44. Professor Elemental (Paul Alborough)
  45. Coldcut (Matt Black & Jonathan More)
  46. DJ Food (Matt Black & Jonathan More aka Coldcut/Patrick Carpenter/Paul Brook/Paul Rabinger/Strictly Kev/Issac Elliston)
  47. Onra (Arnaud Bernard)
  48. Emika