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Principal Dean (a.k.a. Miles Ewell)
Beatsmith

Principal Dean is an analog-obsessed, melodically rich producer weaned during the peak of the MPC-era and inspired by a unique combination of soul music, found sounds and the urban continuum that led us to Juke and Trap. Unhindered by scene politics or overburdened by fleeting trends, his music rests beyond categorization while staying curiously relevant. After producing soul-laden Hip Hop beats for years, most notably for Maine rapper Spose, Principal Dean found an inspirational gold mine in both the evolving underground club scene of North America and the experimental downtempo fueled by the internet. The creative freedom this espoused tore down the limiting conventions he grew up with and allowed him to develop an evolving signature sound that refuses to be static.

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