Born in New York City in the early 80s, The Arcitype's love for music began at the young age of five when his father enrolled him in music school, surrounding him with a variety of different instruments. After relocating to the rural countryside of Western Massachusetts, The Arcitype began studying Classical piano, and later developed a strong love for the Blues, which led to his learning to play guitar.
As the lead guitarist with Blues/Funk group Tip Top Deluxe, The Arcitype played small clubs throughout the New England and Tri-State area. When the group split in 2000, The Arcitype moved onto a solo career in Acoustic Rock and Blues. The need for demos spurred his interest in the recording process, and led him to set up a home studio.
By 2002, The Arcitype had branched out into Hip Hop, seeing it as the modern day interpretation of the traditional Blues he had fallen in love with years ago. Utilizing his diverse musical background, The Arcitype began producing beats.
The Arcitype headed to Boston to pursue a degree in Audio Production and Music at Emerson College. It was during this time that he began to develop relationships and establish himself in the Boston Hip Hop scene.
In 2008, The Arcitype formed his label, AR Classic Records, as a home for the projects he was working on. Later that same year, he opened the doors of a brand new recording studio, The Bridge Sound & Stage with business partner, Owen Curtin. Since then, he has built the studio's reputation as one of the premier studios and a musical epicenter for the city of Boston.
The Arcitype's production credits include:
R.A. The Rugged Man
Royce Da 5'9
Sick Jacken (of Psycho Realm)
Steele (of Smif N Wessun & Boot Camp Clik)
Supreme Villain (Slaine x Madchild)
Tek (of Smif N Wessun & Boot Camp Clik)
Too Many Zooz
& Many More.
Ca$his (Shady Records)
Duck Down Music
Gift Of Gab
Kool G Rap
La Coka Nostra
Marc E Bassy
List of The Arcitype’s Accolades and Production appearances:
Interviewed and Featured on SiriusXM’s ‘Sway In The Morning’ Show on Shade45
3 Time consecutive Boston Music Award Winner for ‘Studio Producer of The Year’ (2016, 2017, 2018)
Music has charted on Billboard
Music in full length feature film premiered at SXSW 2019
Hand-selected by producers, Jake One and Vitamin D to compete in Red Bull's Big Tune Beat Battle in Philadelphia, May 2010.
Music in rotation on Hot97 (NYC), SiriusXM's Shade45 and Hip Hop Nation channels.
Music featured on Noisey.com, Redbull.com, TheSource.com, AllHipHop.com, NahRight.com, 2dopeboyz.com, Earmilk.com, PotholesInMyBlog.com, CrateKings.com, HipHopDX.com, XXLmag.com, MTV.com, CollegeHumor.com and many more reputable blogs.
Licensed for numerous ESPN specials including "First Take", "Depth Chart: Arkansas Razorbacks" National Special, ESPN's national coverage of Miami Heat's season home debut Oct, 2010 and ESPN's national promo for the coverage of the2010 Men's NCAA Basketball season.
Licensed for hundreds of national TV placements including VH1's Tough Love, Bravo's Shahs on Sunset, MTV series' MADE, Catfish, The World of Jenks, 10 On Top, When I Was 17, & more.
Youtube's Featured Video.
With his studio, The Bridge Sound & Stage, stationed in Cambridge MA as his headquarters, The Arcitype continues to work with both veteran and upcoming artists throughout the US and abroad. Having won three consecutive "Producer of The Year" titles at the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Boston Music Awards, The Arcitype has proved himself one of New England's strongest music producers.