DR BEAT

Dances Rhythmically By Expressing Audio Transmissions

Scottish B-Boy &

Hip-Hop dancer


(Performer & Teacher)

“Scots dancer Nico Major, who dresses like a gangsta rapper’s henchman and moves with the facility of The Gloved One.”
Vancouver Courier
 

Highlights from DR BEAT’s performance history


BBOY SHOWCASE -

Corporate Promos/Events



  1. Bullet PUMA

YEAR 2011

INFO with the Flyin’ Jalapenos for:

SCHUH - 30 Years Of Self Expression London



  1. Bullet MILLER BEER

YEAR 2009

INFO with Flyin’ Jalapenos for product launch



  1. Bullet T-MOBILE

YEAR 2007

INFO with Etch N Sketch on:

T-Mobile Jukebox Tour 2007



  1. Bullet HPNOTIQ

YEAR 2006

INFO with Flyin’ Jalapenos for product launch



  1. Bullet JAMESONS WHISKY

YEAR 2004

INFO with The Cuban Brothers for prod. launch



  1. Bullet BACARDI MARTINI LTD.

YEAR 2001-2004

INFO various promo events across Scotland

with Random Aspekts & The Master Craftsmen



  1. Bullet REEBOK

YEAR 2002

INFO with Random Aspekts for:

Reebok Sofa Games 2002



  1. Bullet LEVIS

YEAR 2000

INFO Levis Try ‘Em On Tour 2000 UK & Ireland



  1. Bullet MEGA BOWL

YEAR 1998-1999

INFO promo events


 
  1. Bullet DR BEAT has also repped with - THE GROOVE GODS, THE HYPEHERBALISTS, THE CUBAN BROTHERS, FULL MOON BREAKERS & FULL BLAST BREAKERS

  1. Bullet DANCE CREWS

  1. Bullet CREW Flyin’ Jalapenos

  2. Bullet MEMBER 2005 - present

  1. Bullet CREW Random Aspekts

  2. Bullet CO-FOUNDER 2001 - 2003

  1. Bullet CREW The Master Craftsmen

  2. Bullet MEMBER 2004 - present

  1. Bullet Nico Major (aka DR BEAT - aka SKRAMBLE / SKRAMBLED LEGS) began dancing and performing at 5 years old, as a member of several of Edinburgh and East Lothian’s many Youth Dance and Youth Theatre companies, with his first professional theatre performance at 10 years old and several small TV appearances throughout his teens. The experiences of those early years coupled with an introduction to Hip-Hop music via mixtapes, being passed around at High School, were the primer to a future lifestyle and vocation as a Hip-Hop artist & practitioner.


In 1997, the Hip-Hop fever took full hold and he was diagnosed with "Happy Feet". Initially trained in Breakdance & Hip-Hop dance styles and also as a teacher by Freshmess, he was further schooled in both Hip-Hop art forms by many of Scotland’s original underground Hip-Hop scene and periodically through masterclasses from some of Breaking, Rocking, Popping & Locking’s original pioneers and current world-class dancers including – Storm, Poe One, Ata, Alien Ness, Freeze, 7 Gems Rock Division, The Electric Boogaloos, Reveal, Frankie Flav, Gemini & Dyzee.

In 2007, he was one of the first people in the UK to receive certified teacher training in ‘Bboy Foundation’, and in 2010 ‘Bboy Foundation & Style’, taught by the world-famous Bboy legend, Ken Swift (7GEMS/Rock Steady Crew) through ‘The Pioneers’ programme run by Breakin’ Convention in London.


As a dancer, he has won many Breaking competitions, with his unique FREEstyle technique, which has led onto many performances (on stage and screen) and award-winning tours (of UK & Canada) with a wide range of dance & theatre companies, Bboy crews, live bands and one Ozzie comedian... :)

  1. Bullet CREW Freshmess

  2. Bullet ROOKIE 1997 - 2000

  1. Bullet CV / HISTORY

“Thank u so much for making my night even better, your show was really good, people just loved it, bless” 

DJ Sokol
Paraletic Universe Records
“...that’s Nico Major, Dr. Beat, who is probably the best Toprocker in the country, if not the entire planet!” 

Morag Deyes
Artistic Director
Dance Base
(Scotland’s National Centre for Dance)

Highlights from DR BEAT’s performance history

BBOY / DANCE COMPETITIONS



  1. Bullet Lazer City Crew Hip Hop Festival 2013

RANK finalist (1vs1) - invited dancer



  1. Bullet All Styles 2010

RANK 1st Place (Crew) & Finalist (1vs1)



  1. Bullet Rep Your City 2009

RANK joint 2nd Place (1vs1)



  1. Bullet Sony Ericsson w800i Breakdance Comp. 2005

RANK 1st Place (1vs1)



  1. Bullet Man Of The Year 2004

RANK 2nd Place (1vs1)



  1. Bullet Man Of The Moment (May 2004)

RANK 1st Place (Footwork Battles)



  1. Bullet Man Of The Moment (April 2004)

RANK 1st Place (1vs1 & Footwork Battles)



  1. Bullet Teviot Breakdance Competition 2002

RANK 1st Place (2vs2)



  1. Bullet World Wide Hip-Hop Arena 2002

RANK 1st Place (Crew Showcase)



  1. Bullet Flippin’ Bboy Championships 2002

RANK 2nd Place (2vs2)



  1. Bullet Floorplay 2002

RANK 2nd Place (Crew Battles)



  1. Bullet El Segundo Bboy Competition 2001

RANK 2nd Place (1vs1)



  1. Bullet Tribal Funktion Breakdance Championships 2000

RANK 1st Place (1vs1)





 

Highlights from DR BEAT’s performance history


ON SCREEN



  1. Bullet Awesome Dog Motion Capture Studio

FORMAT animated motion capture

ROLE bboy (breakdancer) for motion capture

YEAR 2014

INFO screened on Channel 4



  1. Bullet ‘Sunshine On Leith’

FORMAT feature film - musical

ROLE extra - bboy (breakdancer)

YEAR 2013

INFO World Premiere - Autumn 2013



  1. Bullet Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

FORMAT television

ROLE bboy / breakdancer

YEAR 2012

INFO Official Mascot Launch screened by STV



  1. Bullet ‘CHOREOMANIA’

FORMAT short film

ROLE bboy (breakdancer)

YEAR 2009

INFO multi-award winning short film by Louis Paxton.

Screened at:

MIDNIGHT MOVIES 2011 | LUND FANTASTISK FILM FESTIVAL 2011 | NYC HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2010 | GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2010 | FANTASTIQUE SEMAINE DU CINÉMA 2010 | ABERTOIR HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2010 | EXPOSURES FILM FESTIVAL 2010 | FILM4 FRIGHT FEST 2010



  1. Bullet ‘Writer’s Bench 2’

FORMAT music video

ARTIST Cousin Cole & Kosmic Four

ROLE bboy (breakdancer)

YEAR 2004

INFO produced for graffiti/hip-hop documentary film,  

  INF Just To Get A Rep



  1. Bullet ‘Bboys, Bgirls, Just B’

FORMAT documentary film

ROLE subject

YEAR 2004

INFO <- see SHOWREELS section for full info



  1. Bullet ‘Lula Fantastic’

FORMAT animation

ROLE bboy (breakdancer) for motion capture

YEAR 2002

INFO screened on Channel 4



  1. Bullet Smirnoff Ice

FORMAT online viral dance computer game

ROLE bboy (breakdancer) for motion capture

YEAR 2001

INFO dance as DR BEAT in their online computer game



  1. Bullet ‘SLAM!’

FORMAT short dance film

ROLE bboy (breakdancer)

YEAR 2000

INFO produced for Channel 4



  1. Bullet ‘ROOTS’

FORMAT short dance film

ROLE bboy (breakdancer) & graffiti artist

YEAR 2000

INFO produced for the Millenium Forestry Commission



  1. Bullet ‘LOUD TV (Valentine’s Special)’

FORMAT television

ROLE bboy (breakdancer)

YEAR 2000

INFO screened on STV



  1. Bullet ‘Stimulation Of Chaos’

FORMAT music video

ARTIST Reachout

ROLE bboy (breakdancer)

YEAR 2000

INFO produced for music tv show, Ignition (BBC Choice).

LIVE stage version also feat. Gael Force screened by World Art TV (cable tv & live online broadcast)







 

Highlights from DR BEAT’s performance history


ON STAGE -

Dance/Physical Theatre



  1. Bullet ‘JAMP’ / ‘Big JAMP’ / ‘Wee JAMP’ Tours

COMPANY Bright Night International

ROLE performer - bboy / dance / parkour / theatre

YEAR 2011 - 2012

INFO toured to:

Watch This Space Theatre Festival 2012 National Theatre - London | Merchant City Festival 2012 Glasgow | TheaterszeneEuropa Festival 2012 Germany | NTSF 2012 Scottish Highlands & Islands Tour | Inside Out! Street Theatre Festival 2011



  1. Bullet ‘The Art Of Freestyle: In The Lab’

COMPANY DR BEAT

ROLE  devisor/creator - bboy/dancer

YEAR 2011

INFO a personal dance development residency exploring the art of freestyle/improvised performance.

performed at:

Dance Base



  1. Bullet ‘Flamenco Hip-Hop’

COMPANY Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

ROLE performer - bboy / dancer / artist

YEAR 2010

INFO performed at:

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010

AWARDS *****



  1. Bullet ‘Flamenco con Fusion’

COMPANY Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

ROLE performer - bboy / dancer / artist

YEAR 2006 & 2010

INFO performed at:

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010

UK Tour 2006

AWARDS *****



  1. Bullet ‘The Art Of Freestyle: Volume 1’

COMPANY DR BEAT

ROLE  devisor/creator - bboy/dancer

YEAR 2009

INFO a personal dance development investigation into the art of freestyle/improvised performance.

performed at:

Foundations At The Forest Dance Festival 2009



  1. Bullet ‘ALTITUDE’ & ‘ALTITUDE:remixed’

COMPANY Etch N Sketch

ROLE performer/co-creator - bboy/dancer

artist - graffiti art / video backdrop

YEAR 2007 - 2008

INFO performed at:

IMHSD Dance Conference 2008 | The Leith Festival 2008

Heads Up! Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008 | Soul Biscuits | Breakin’ Convention 2007 Edinburgh Festival Theatre



  1. Bullet ‘Flamenco con Fusion 2’

COMPANY Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

ROLE performer - bboy / dancer / artist

YEAR 2006

INFO performed at:

Toronto Fringe Festival 2006 Canada

Winnipeg Fringe Festival 2006 Canada

CBC Manitoba Canada

AWARDS ***** & Best Of The Fest 2006



  1. Bullet ‘Flamenco Flow’

COMPANY Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow

ROLE performer - bboy / dancer / artist

YEAR 2005

INFO performed at:

UK / Canada Tour

AWARDS ***** & Pick Of The Fringe 2005

AWARDS ***** &          Vancouver Fringe Festival


  1. Bullet ‘Combo / Tables’

COMPANY Freshmess (dance company)

ROLE performer - bboy / dancer

YEAR 2000

INFO a double-bill of company devised dance theatre by Scottish dance company, Freshmess - specialising in a unique of fusion contemporary dance & breakdance.

performed at:

Scotland & Ireland tour

Scottish Youth Dance Festival 2000

Scottish International Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2000

AWARDS *****



  1. Bullet ‘Hip-Hoda’

COMPANY Hoda productions

ROLE performer - bboy / dancer

YEAR 1998-2000

INFO a dance performance fusing Breaking & Capoeira

performed at:

Scotland Highlands & Islands tour 1999

The Highlands Festival 1999

Tao (1999)

The Triangle Arts Centre (1998)

The Bongo Club (1998)




 

Highlights from DR BEAT’s performance history


ON STAGE -

Band/Musician Support



  1. Bullet MR P. & DJ SOKOL

ROLE bboy

YEAR 2013

INFO ‘Rytmy Ziemi’ album launch



  1. Bullet NASTY P. supporting TALIB KWELI

ROLE bboy (with Flyin’ Jalapenos)

YEAR 2012

INFO performed LIVE with Nasty P



  1. Bullet RICARDO GARCIA

ROLE bboy / dancer

YEAR 2012 | 2005 | 2004

INFO performed LIVE with flamenco guitarist wizard Ricardo Garcia in ‘Flamenco Global’ - *****

‘Flamenco Jazz Umbrella’ & ‘Flamenco Flow’



  1. Bullet WHISKY KISS

ROLE bboy (with Flyin’ Jalapenos)

YEAR 2011

INFO performance of ‘Twisted Tartan’ -

a Ceilidh & Breaking fusion cabaret show



  1. Bullet KRS-ONE

ROLE bboy (with Flyin’ Jalapenos)

YEAR 2010

INFO performed LIVE with hip-hop legend KRS-One

( 'THE TEACHA' Europe 2010 Tour - Scotland )



  1. Bullet TIM MINCHIN

ROLE (the original) dancing bear

YEAR 2008

INFO 20+ performances LIVE with Ozzie comedian/musician Tim Minchin, as his original Dancing Bear in his world premiere sell-out show -

‘Ready For This?’ Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008

* 550,000+ views on Youtube



  1. Bullet BREAKESTRA

ROLE bboy (with Flyin’ Jalapenos)

YEAR 2006

INFO support act for Scottish leg of US funk band legends  - Breakestra’s ‘Hit The Floor Tour’ 2006



  1. Bullet PENPUSHERS

ROLE bboy (with The Master Craftsmen)

YEAR 2006

INFO ‘Poltergeeks’ album launch



  1. Bullet CROFT No.5

ROLE bboy / dancer

YEAR 2002

INFO performed LIVE with Scottish Folk fusion band, at:

Fèis an Eilein 2002  [The Isle Of Skye Festival 2002]



  1. Bullet REACHOUT & GAEL FORCE

ROLE bboy / dancer

YEAR 2001

INFO performed LIVE, at:

Festival Revue / WorldART TV



  1. Bullet THE CUBAN BROTHERS

ROLE bboy / dancer

YEAR 2000

INFO 20+ performances, in the world premiere of

‘Good Morning Havana’ Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2000



  1. Bullet SCOTLAND YARD

ROLE bboy / dancer

YEAR 1999-2000

INFO performed LIVE with Scottish MC crew, Scotland Yard, at the legendary Henry’s Cellarbar






 

Highlights from DR BEAT’s performance history


BBOY SHOWCASES -

Music Festivals



  1. Bullet T IN THE PARK

YEARS 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012

INFO danced with the Flyin’ Jalapenos



  1. Bullet BIG KIC FESTIVAL

YEAR 2010

INFO danced with Flyin’ Jalapenos



  1. Bullet COLOURS FEST

YEAR 2002

INFO danced with Random Aspekts


 

Highlights from DR BEAT’s performance history


BBOY SHOWCASES

- Night Clubs



  1. Bullet Al's All Night Joke Shop


  1. Bullet Curious: 'Narnia Nights'


  1. Bullet El Segundo


  1. Bullet Faith


  1. Bullet Give It Some


  1. Bullet Hipnotise


  1. Bullet Kombi


  1. Bullet Jam At The Jam House


  1. Bullet Mischeif


  1. Bullet The Moneyshot


  1. Bullet Motherfunk


  1. Bullet PoNaNa


  1. Bullet RiSE


  1. Bullet Scratch


  1. Bullet Seen


  1. Bullet Soul Biscuits


  1. Bullet Spy Bar


  1. Bullet The Sting


  1. Bullet Terror Much Fun Club


  1. Bullet Ultragroove


  1. Bullet Ynot?





 

Highlights from DR BEAT’s performance history


BBOY SHOWCASES -

Other Events



  1. Bullet Ashtanga Yoga Edinburgh


  1. Bullet Ballroom Blitz '99


  1. Bullet 'Below Zero'


  1. Bullet BIG Dance Edinburgh 2012


  1. Bullet BIG Dance Pledge 2014 (Get Scotland Dancing)


  1. Bullet Bloomberg Summer Bash 2000


  1. Bullet The Bongo Club Fringe Festival Cabaret 2002


  1. Bullet Breaking Rules 2017


  1. Bullet Canteen Street Food Festival & Breakdance Battle 2017


  1. Bullet C.H.A.S. Charity Ball 2000


  1. Bullet 'Clandemonium'


  1. Bullet Dance Base Scotland’s National Centre For Dance


  1. Bullet The Dirty Chamber 2002


  1. Bullet Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2010 & 2012


  1. Bullet Edinburgh International Film Festival 1999 & 2012


  1. Bullet Edinburgh Mela Festival 1997 & 2013


  1. Bullet Edinburgh New Year Games 2012


  1. Bullet Edinburgh Tango Society


  1. Bullet Edinburgh Airport Youth Games 2004


  1. Bullet 'FrameWork'


  1. Bullet 'Fresh N Awesome'


  1. Bullet 'Ghetto Blasting' BBC Radio Scotland


  1. Bullet HRH Prince Charles' Royal Garden Party 2000


  1. Bullet Langholm & Eskdale Music & Arts Festival 1998


  1. Bullet The Leith Festival 2007 & 2008


  1. Bullet Leith School of Art


  1. Bullet The List Party 2000


  1. Bullet Lowparks Museum official opening


  1. Bullet macrobert Arts Centre


  1. Bullet ‘MishMashMosh’


  1. Bullet Odd Ball Mall


  1. Bullet OMO Productions


  1. Bullet N:tL Independant Radio Awards 2000


  1. Bullet 'ONEnight' British Universities Snowsports Council


  1. Bullet RE-FUSE / Bright Young Things


  1. Bullet ‘Rough Mix’ 2006 [Magnetic North]


  1. Bullet ‘Scotch Hoppers’


  1. Bullet Scottish Royal Variety Performance 2009


  1. Bullet South Edinburgh Carnival 2004 & 2005


  1. Bullet Stirling Council


  1. Bullet Style At The Galleries 2006


  1. Bullet The Sunday Herald


  1. Bullet Tollcross Multicultural Festival


  1. Bullet ‘Tribes’


  1. Bullet Xile Clothing Fashion Show 2000 


  1. Bullet Youth Scotland / Youth Club Scotland



 
“...Thank you so much for the breakdance session that Nico ran at our centre. It was great to have him here, and he ran a brilliant session. The length was just about right and he had a great, relaxed manner with the young people, dealing really well with their behaviour and attention spans!
 Thanks very much, and we hope to have the chance to work again with you at some point in the future.” 

Esther, Chris & Josef
The Princes Trust