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Sixtoo Biography


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Birth Name: Vaughn Robert Squire
Birth Place: Halifax, Canada
Years Active: 1990 - present
Genres: Hip Hop, Rap, Electronic


Sixtoo was the main project of a Canadian hip hop DJ, MC and producer Vaughn Robert Squire between 1996-2007. He has since retired the Sixtoo name in favour of Speakerbruiser, reflecting a shift from ambient experimental hip hop to distorted electro.

Squire rose to prominence in the mid-90's underground hip-hop scene initially as half of Halifax, Nova Scotia hip-hop duo Sebutones, along with Buck 65. During that time he worked with Sage Francis, Moka Only, Mr. Dibbs and other members of Anticon Records.

In 2000, Squire moved to Montreal where he signed on with UK based record label Vertical Form Records. Soon after came the release of ''Antagonist Survival Kit'', a synth-based sample album that showcased both sides of his skills: on the mic, and on the sampler.

In 2003 Sixtoo signed to Ninja Tune Records. His debut record on this label - 2004's ''Chewing On Glass & Other Miracle Cures'' - has won acclaim in the international electronic beats community.

Since changing his DJ name to Speakerbruiser, he has focused on the live P.A. project Megasoid along with Hadji Bakara, formerly of Wolf Parade.