Lab Waste is a collaboration between Giovanni Marks (aka Subtitle) and Thavius Beck (aka Adlib).
Born in L.A. in 1978, Giovanni Marks was destined for an interesting future to say the least. After moving around the county (spending an excessive time in Compton, Lynwood, Camarillo and Mid-City) he settled in the boisterous metropolis region in 1997. After several years and multiple releases, he took a year hiatus while working at Arons Records.
Thru a chance meeting with the owner of GSL records, he eventually joined forces with the label. While doing it out of fan respect initially, he unknowingly carved out his own niche in both the indie rap and hardcore rock scenes. Playing every sort of venue with a eventual whos who of rock, rap and electronic music gave his own work a new sense of individuality that he felt was lacking prior to this connection. Composer of mercurial soundtracks for uncertain times, Thavius Beck conjoins various strains of electronic music to arrive at a daringly ambitious sound. He has received recognition in The Wire, Spin, and Urb for his solo releases under the moniker Adlib, the Lab Waste project with fellow LA artist Subtitle, his early work with Global Phlowtations, numerous guest appearances, and producing for and touring in support of Saul Williams. An exceptional programmer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist, Thavius Becks many talents allow him to take a song from idea to completion without ever having to leave his cluttered studio.