Ikibeat mixes elements of soul, funk, world, rock and reggae. Primarily a rhythm based band, Ikibeat adds vocal instrumentation and back beat grooves that engages the listener with a sense of anticipation. Lead vocalist and founder Oya Alatur blends Turkish roots with soul and reggae influences combined with producer Jonare's spatial rhythm arrangements to create the Ikibeat sound. Vocalist/Songwriter Seven Carter completes the vocal trio with his warm R&B tones and melodic butter. Bassist Mike Wilson locks down his dense and deep bass lines rooted in backbeat funk. Benod Durham is the latest Ikibeat addition and brings passion and fire to the drums.