Welcome to Beats Bus

Music on the move.

Using music to empower & inspire the next generation.

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The Hull Beats Bus initiative is designed to encourage the city’s next generation to speak out about their hopes and aspirations through music.

Sean McAllister - Beats Bus Patron
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Jude Habib - Beats Bus Patron
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Lucy Beaumont - beats bus patron
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By combining the elements of hip-hop break-dance, graffiti, emceeing and Djing knowledge, we have developed a unique and exciting way to allow our young people to do just that and express to the city and to the world what Hull people have to offer.

As Hull was the UK’s City of Culture 2017, what better time to launch the Beats Bus!

A major partner of the city of culture kindly donated a mobile sales unit which renowned graffiti artist Si2 has transformed into the Beats Bus you see today.

Inside you will find a mobile recording studio to record and the chance to communicate the music you create to people across the city.

Easy Access to a Studio

Helping people access a studio otherwise unable to, also to show and teach the elements of hip-hop, which are DJing, Graffiti, Breakdancing, MCing/Song writing and knowledge.

Mobile & Professional

Mobile and professional nothing less.

Professional Recording & Mixing

Recorded in our mobile studio with help from professional sound engineers, then mixed, mastered and featured an a CD with other local artists.

Meet our Tutors

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Steve "Redeye" Arnott

Project Manager/Hip-hop History/Song Tutor​

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Dave "DJ Redlocz" Okwesia

Breakdancing Tutor


Nigel "Playaone" Taylor

Learning & Development/Production Tutor

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Nic "SI2" Horsefield

Graffiti Tutor

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Paul "MC Clarkie" Clark

Learning & Development/Production Tutor

Current Campaigns

Beats bus records have just released their "No More Knives" music video to change lives and put a stop to the violence we are witnessing in society today.

  1. Prevention is as important as intervention.
  2. Intervention is as important as prevention.