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Oakland, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2001 | INDIE

Oakland, California, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2001
Solo Hip Hop Funk




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Matt "Variex" Ghiglieri is a Bay Area, California based music producer, rapper, and audio engineer. Born in 1987, the San Francisco native began writing songs in 1995 and producing in 1998, influenced by the funky basslines and whistling synths of west coast hip-hop. After learning to record on a four-track cassette, Variex released his first full-length album in 2001, sparking his evolution into experimental hip-hop and poetry. By 2006, he had co-founded the New Cocoon artist collective and forayed into electronic music, blending atmospheric glitch-hop with personal, rapid-fire lyrics.

Variex has since worked with a long list of rappers, singers, and producers, including indie hip-hop superstars Ceschi Ramos (Fake Four), 2Mex (The Visionaries/Of Mexican Descent), and the late Alias (Anticon). By 2016, he had shared the stage with artists such as Cage and Sadistik, released an album on Milled Pavement Records, and founded his own label, Red Tempo Records. Variex’s newest album, Struggle Sandwich, brings a fresh take to the west coast g-funk sound that first inspired him. The album is scheduled for release October 2, 2020.

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