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River Tiber


As River Tiber, singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Tommy Paxton-Beesley is unafraid to push his love for R&B and hip hop production into unusual places: pitching his vocals to sound like Mariah Carey, multitracking his voice into a dozen ghost choruses, and narrowing the gap in the soul spectrum between Jodeci and Flying Lotus. His early years have already put him into close working contact with Toronto peers like jazz-funk iconoclasts BadBadNotGood (he did overdubs on their 2014 album III and 2015’s Ghostface collaboration Sour Soul), while previous releases like 2015 EP When The Time Is Right show just how starkly his blend of R&B and bass music stands on its own. 2016 has already proved to be a banner year, with Tiber collaborating with Pusha T and Kaytranada as well as releasing his stellar, critically celebrated debut Indigo.