The world of music is filled with norms and familiarity. Out of the ashes rises a modern-day Phoenix who seeks to revolutionize the way in which we perceive contemporary sound. Ernest Byrd who dons the moniker of Beats By Byrd is a multi-genre producer, sound engineer, beatmaker, and musician who is pushing the boundaries of possibilities with his music. Born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, Beats By Byrd is breaking new ground with his novel ideas and refreshing fusions.
Beats By Byrd cites icons such as Dr. Dre, Jazze Pha, Just Blaze, Troy Taylor, Timbaland, and Scott Storch as the pivotal influences in his music. Byrd is a versatile producer who can play the bass, drums, piano, trumpet, trombone, and guitar. He is truly the embodiment of how not to be boxed by a genre or limits. His overarching ambition is to create timeless works of art and explore the infinite possibilities of music.
He joined the Navy in 2001 and put a hold on music. Having come back to music along with motivational messages from producer Jazze Pha. Byrd is carving out a brand new sound that cuts across cultures and transcends preconceived notions. It’s a sound that will resonate and echo deeply within the hearts and minds of people from various walks of life
He mainly draws inspiration from an inner calling to make music and his musical acumen affords him the ability to create rhythms and melodies from everyday sounds.
Over the course of his career, he has garnered plaudits and worked alongside some of the biggest and best engineers and producers in the industry as well as independent and major record labels. He has worked with Gho$e, and Lamb Litty a super producer and writer who has written and produced for Monica, Jasmine Sullivan, Beyonce, and City Girls. Byrd has also worked on projects with J-Haze of Empire/Showoff Gang Music/Drop Records. He has attended prestigious events such as the BET Awards in LA, and he will be attending the BET Soul Train Awards in Vegas in November 2022.
Beats By Byrd is establishing himself as the go-to producer and his affinity for diverse genres of music is embellished and firmly imprinted by a sound that can be raw and edgy but still remains fearless and daring.
He will be releasing his latest project dubbed “Still Sleeping On Me”. It is a twist that is refreshing and new and will announce Byrd’s arrival to new audiences. His core essence is often characterized by mesmerizing bass lines and intricate melodies all led by captivating syncopated elements in an unorthodox mix of beat-making and storytelling. There is no doubt that He will impact and influence many generations to come!