About the Artist
Producer and bassist Headnodic is a musical time-traveler. His exploration into the furthest reaches of rhythm and melody, from golden era rap to 70′s fusion jazz, has inspired an original and profound voice in hip-hop. Whether he’s sampling, chopping, and re-constructing breaks, or fluently performing on any number of vintage instruments, the aesthetic of a well seasoned crate-digger is apparent.
His collaborations with many of the most notable names in Indy hip-hop have yielded dynamic results, exhibiting his musical elasticity. Some of these collaborators include, MF Doom, Jr. Gong Damian Marley, Brother Ali, Mr. Lif, Lyrics Born, Ladybug Mecca, DJ Shadow, Tash, People Under The Stairs, Oh No, Chali 2na, Zion I, The Grouch, Casual, Mystic, Sadat X, and Del the Funky Homosapien.
Trained as a bass player at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, it was there that he met the members of what would later become the hip-hop band, Crown City Rockers, (originally called Mission: ). He has furnished the “low-end” for Crown City Rockers for over a decade now and he has produced, recorded, and engineered a bulk of the group’s catalog. In 2008, Headnodic joined forces with Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) and Lateef the Truth Speaker (Latyrx) to form the indy-hop super group, The Mighty Underdogs (Def Jux / Quannum).
Headnodic has also released a number of instrumental albums including “Tuesday” and “Headnodic Beats Vol.1″ (Insiduous Urban Records), as well as the “Now A Daze / The Drive” 12″ (with MC Zion & The Procussions) (Tres Records).