M A R V I L L L . M A R T I N
Marvillous Beats is a Bronx, New York-born violinist, composer, actor, and audio engineer currently servicing the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. He grew up in a Jamaican family with five siblings in New Rochelle, NY where he began playing violin at 8 years old and producing hip-hop instrumentals at 16.
Despite attending multiple colleges and completing an architecture degree, Marvillous Beats is no stranger to the music industry. He has produced songs for Interscope Records recording artist Tory Lanez and has performed live with Every Blue Moon's recording artist Wale, RCA Records recording artist Goldlink on NPR Tiny Desk, and 86 America's LightShow. Marvillous Beats has also featured in BET's movie "Angrily Ever After", Fox 5 DC News, The Washington Post, Blavity, and Essence magazine. Marv's live performances include both Takoma Park, Maryland, and Listen-Vision DC radio. Marvillous Beats has performed live at venues such as The Howard Theatre, Lincoln Theatre, Hard Rock Cafe, U Street Music Hall, Eden Lounge, Asia Cafe, Pure Lounge, Big Chief, and City Winery in Washington DC - as well as The Fillmore and Takoma Station Tavern in Maryland. Marvillous Beats is also a member of the Wammie nominated Garage-Soul band Kontrolled Khaos. The vibe of the Marvillous Beats sound is a unique mix of original classical music, R&B, soul, and hip-hop.
POSTED BY: JAMILA ALFRED APRIL 13, 2015 | PHOTO BY: KETSIA MACENA
"I recently got in touch with the young, multi-talented hip hop artist Marvill Martin, aka Marvillous Beats, who makes magic in the D.C. area, which just so happens to be my home-place! Not only have I been lucky to live near this musical beast, I was able to witness his creative genius at a local Busboys and Poets! His passion of crafting his own beats, rapping about real-world issues, and masterfully playing the violin make Martin a triple threat to modern hip hop culture, and inspires Black youth to be the change they want to see in the world... (click below to read more)
THE WASHINGTON POST
POSTED BY: SARAH L. VOISIN - AUGUST 5th 2016
The Washington Post
"Marvill Martin, 25, better known as Marvillous Beats, was the first live musician to play on the air at Takoma Radio... (click below to read more)
POSTED BY: REBECCA GALLERY JAN. 13, 2017
PHOTO: KETSIA MACENA
"Marvill “Marvillous Beats” Martin plays his unique music in the streets. His electric violin, accompanied by a wide variety of original beats, adds to the fun and excitement of downtown Silver Spring. The beats range from “90’s golden era boom-bap, epic orchestral hip-hop, dark trap beats, smooth as cocoa butter jazz and soul beats.” says Martin... (click below to read more)
POSTED BY: GREG CRISTMAN JANUARY 12TH 2018
"Groundbreaking MC Slick Rick played his eighth annual birthday show (in celebration of his 53rd birthday) at NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday (1/20). He was backed by DJ Kaos and two backing singers, and he brought out surprise guests, including Redman (who has been active with Method Man lately). The crowd was super into it and much of the night was a big singalong, Rick’s son Rick Jr was a guest, and he also presented his father with a birthday cake for the occasion. Pictures of the party are in the gallery...
POSTED BY: Maeve Dunigan FEBRUARY 25th 2018 | The Diamondback
"The invitation for Press Night included information as vague as "preview season 28 designer collections," and as specific as "music by violinist Marvill 'Marvillous Beats' Martin." Entering Georgetown's Melrose Hotel, I had no idea what to expect. From outside the double doors I heard the faint thrum of electric violin, Marvill's siren call... The cocktail portion of the evening was upstairs. I sipped an $8 drink as Marvill continued to shred the violin in the corner..."