Simon Hill, a.k.a. Beta Hector has been active on the global groove scene for more than a decade, exploring different genres and shaping his unique style as an artist and producer.
Simon Hill, a.k.a. Beta Hector has been active on the global groove scene for more than a decade, exploring different genres and shaping his unique style as an artist and producer. Whether you’re familiar with the heavy soul-funk of Baby Charles, raw rhythm & blues of Derriere, cinematic synth-driven beats of Beta Hector’s “Sunbeam Insulin” or the library psych of MNP – you can’t miss Hill’s dedication to vintage sound, constantly fuelled by his vinyl addiction as a DJ.
His solo project Beta Hector was signed to Tru Thoughts in 2010. They released his debut 45 ‘Payback’ and the album ‘Sunbeam Insulin’. DJ Food, Ashley Beedle, Blues & Soul Magazine, Mobo, Cerys Matthews and Craig Charles all gave positive reviews and support.
As a vinyl collector and DJ since 1995, he’s supported the likes of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Shuggie Otis and Gilles Peterson. His sets flow between deep funk, heavy soul, jazz, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock, hiphop and eclectic grooves from across the world.
Hill is currently recording with his band MNP for the Jerusalem based label Delights. Kenny Dope’s label Kay-Dee will release the next Beta Hector 45 in 2018. There is also a second album coming too…Read more