The Amsterdam Beat Tape is an experimental fusion of moods by Rela & Beka Gochiashvili. Combining elements of Hip-Hop, RnB, Jazz, Soul and Electronic Beats. From layers of smooth neo soul chords over groovy drums and mind bending jazz solos to electronic beats with out of this world drum patterns, The Amsterdam Beat Tape has everything to satisfy any lover of pure music.
Beka Gochiashvili (Georgia)
Beka is a proud Georgian and one of the world’s greatest young Jazz prodigies. From playing jazz clubs in Tbilisi at he age of 10 to touring with Stanley Clarke at the age of 16, Beka has really made a name for himself amongst the international Jazz community. At the age of 13 Beka was the youngest winner of the Bösendorfer Solo Jazz Piano Competition, Montreaux Switzerland. He was also the semi finalist and youngest participant in the Thelonius Monk International Jazz competition. He attended Juilliard at 13 and started playing on stage as young as 15 with Jazz legends such as Stanley Clarke, Lenny White and Chick Corea. Currently touring the world as part of The Stanley Clarke Band.
Rela (Australia / Philippines)
Rela is more than just a beat maker, he is a student of music and a Hip-Hop historian. Stemming from his roots as a 10 year+ internationally travelling B-Boy with deep knowledge of Funk breaks, Soul music and Hip-Hop culture. He is known throughout the cosmos for his drum grooves, laid back soul and experimental space loops. Forever evolving through different patterns and sounds, channeling frequencies from beyond. His sound can be perfectly summed up by the title of one of his beats “I went to Mars and all I did was go to the strip club”. Winner of Today’s Future Sound Beat Battle Adelaide 2019. Rela has supported artists such as Onra, John Robinson, DJ Spell, Shaolin Afronauts, Billy Davis, Winston Surfshirt, Briggs.