Anthoney J Hart is a London-based electronic musician. He was born in Hastings, England in 1979.
Having begun entrenched in London’s underground dance music scene his recordings moved into a more freeform abstract compositional structure, drawing heavily from the early electronic masters as well as his background in pirate radio. More recently he has returned to his dance music roots, finally reconciling the disparate influences that have informed his music over the years to start afresh as East Man with a new LP on Planet Mu. His unique take on Grime reduces the sound to its steely fundamentals, bringing in influences from Dancehall, Drum & Bass and Techno to gird the voices of the MCs he works with. His own name for this hardcore continuum mongrel is ‘Hi Tek’.
As Basic Rhythm, Hart draws more directly upon his pirate radio years, while still pushing forward into new territories to emerge with more overtly dancefloor material.