Raised in Auckland but currently based in Melbourne, Amin Payne’s sound is deeply rooted in both smooth and luscious sample based hip hop, as well as the modernity and creativity of the current beat scene.
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Amin Payne is a consistent crate digger with influences in both taste and production style as varied and complimentary as J-Dilla, Pete Rock, Kashiff, and Isley Brothers; a mix of both vintage and fresh sounds clearly reflect the dusty and crunchy, yet soulful music. Amin’s flawless live sets are something to see as he performs live beats and remixes using drum machines and turntables, while also playing an instrument to entertain audiences at a next level experience.
He has shared stages with Aloe Blacc, Ladi6, Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer,Eric Lau, Hudson Mohawk, Oddisee, Suff Daddy, Ras G, Melo-X, Julien Dyne, Hiatus Kaiyote ,@Peace, Katchafire and many more. Amin was also a member of the sold out Red Bull Beat Suite, a performance with a 15-piece orchestra, three beatmakers, two turtablists, Aloe Blacc and Ladi 6.