ibeetoneTony Bee OBE... Producer, Remixer, Dub Specialist and sometimes Drummer, Is the person behind acts such as Version Big-Fi, Ultra396 / Tone396, and more recently Ibeetone.
Version Big-Fi bring wired-up punk energy, super heavy reggae grooves and booming dub echoes to the forefront, as well as taking in influences as diverse and eclectic as King Tubby, The Clash, Massive Attack, Dreadzone, Joe Gibbs, Suicide, Scientist, Death In Vegas, The Specials, John Barry & Pop Will Eat Itself they have a foot firmly implanted in the 21st Century taking Dub forwards and upwards.
2008 saw Version Big-Fi nominated for “Best Dub Recording Or Album” at the Reggae Academy Awards held in February at the National Indoor Sports Centre, Kingston, Jamaica.
The band have released 6 albums to date.
big-fi.co.uk : soundcloud : facebook
Remixer and producer tone396 has featured extensively on radio and music television channels around the world. early mixes as ultra396 brought him to the attention of the makers of MTV’s Mash show who commissioned the production of 5 exclusive mixes, two of which achieved daytime playlisting in Europe and Asia as well as becoming two of Germany’s most requested music videos of last year! his mixes have also been aired on UK music TV stations Kiss TV and Q.
Half-hour mixes of 396 tunes have been broadcast on XFM,Oui FM in Paris and Juniradio 104.1 FM in Berlin, his material has been heard everywhere from Hong Kong to New Zealand to Czechoslovakia as well as on The UK's Radio One, London’s XFM, San Francisco’s live105 and LA’s Indie 103.1.