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Val (Pio Beat) is a Breaks & Drum and Bass producer from Kaliningrad, the capital of Russian's most western region, surrounded by Poland, Lithuania and the Baltic sea. Pio Beat has dedicated himself to a constant work on combining diverse music cultures together. His music is based on the skills of playing real music instruments, and inspired by the big heads of the electronic music scene, such as Far Too Loud, Quadrat Beat, Prodigy, Headflux and Cut & Run.
Val began his professional music career in 2007 as a rock musician, first behind the keyboards, and then as a drummer in a Death/Black Metal band “Nar Mattaru”. The collective made a lot of noise in the whole region at the time, and a tight touring schedule was followed by the release of two studio albums.
The years have passed, the tastes changed, and Val chose DJing and electronic music production over rock and metal. Throughout several years he was performing in various events as a DJ (under the name Casper J), and in 2011 started actively working on creating his own tunes in the Break Beat, Drum & Bass и Dub Step genres under the Pio Beat name. In July 2011 a Greek label V.I.M. Records released “Tell Me True” by Czech CRABDJ, with Pio Beat's remix as a B-Side, which marked the first official release of the artist. In April 2013, Pio Beat's «Emotional Outburst» record, release through Broken Records, made it to Top 60 in the Beatport chart.
Right now Pio Beat is involved in numerous collaborations with the likes of Stake (Big Gun) / Freak Da Bass / Optobot (UK), simultaneously developing his own label Runwest Records, highlighting Breaks and Techno Funk genres.
Expect more original Pio Beat tracks and remixes on V.I.M. Records and Broken Records soon, just as an active touring schedule, and experiments with breaks music of a new generation, uniting different musical genres.