Beaumont Hannant is a musician, producer and DJ from York, England. His music and contributions extend to ambient techno, IDM, hip hop and indie rock. Hannant became a hip-hop/electro DJ in 1986 after witnessing the 1986 World Mixing Championships. During 1993-1994 he released several solo albums rooted in ambient techno. His music from this period has been described as eclectic, densely-layered, and textured.