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Mecca: 83: Golden Era Inspired Beatmaker Risin' to the Top

Golden Era Inspired Beatmaker Keeps Risin' to the Top

Manchester's Evan Jones was 11 when he discovered hip hop, on a skate video soundtracked by A Tribe Called Quest's classic 'We Got the Jazz'.  

The year was 1994 and the young Evans began buying records by Tribe and other legends flourishing in the second golden era, such as The Pharcyde and Gangstarr, with his pocket money.

Fast forward to 2007 and Jones, now known as Mecca: 83, is getting love from the likes of Giles Peterson for his own production for artists including Replife and Deborah Jordan.

In 2011 he ups the ante, releasing his first solo album 'Messages' under the name Rise.  
He follows that up with 'Life Sketches Vols 1&2' later in the year.  Both receive acclaim and broaden a dedicated fan base. 



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This year he released 'Sketchbook Pieces, Vol 1'.  A collection of recent remixes and production work, 'Sketchbook...' serves both …