Taabu, born Spencer Heaslip, is a 24-year-old powerhouse, whose diverse skills make this producer, songwriter, engineer and drummer, a diverse asset to all styles, genres and angles of music. In Bu’s hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, Avalon Music Academy marks the early phase of his career. He underwent drum lessons from the age of 5 through 12. His adolescent years consisted of performing and recording, drum doubling in a Canadian Film Festival piece at the age of 11, and receiving nominations at 14 for the 2008 Hamilton Music Awards for “Drummer of the Year” and “Metal Recording of the Year.”
Taabu’s versatile passion flourished from self-taught Metal-core basement recordings, into EDM focused production at age 17. Bu’s growth was followed by the admittance into Music Industry Arts at Fanshawe College. He was a sought after session drummer and performer for the duration of the two year diploma course. EDM, Trap, Dance, Rock and Metal are styles that Taabu felt comfortably creative with upon graduation; this reflects in his more recent work as a drummer, producer, writer and engineer. After taking home 2 awards of his 6 college nominations, and having his tracks, “Friday Night (feat. Loki),” and “Midnight” deemed semi-finalist and finalist in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition, Taabu began working professionally in the music industry immediately following the program (2016).
Currently, Taabu is actively freelancing as a drummer (live and studio) and is endorsed by Murat Diril Cymbals. From co-productions with the Juno recognized Sundown Sessions, to collaborations with Brampton’s own, Haviah Mighty, and Tim 2oolman (A Tribe Called Red), Bu’s caffeine addiction doesn’t seem to be slowing his artistic nature. Among the experience of opening for acts like Jazz Cartier, Kardinal Offishal and Down With Webster, Taabu is surely leaving his artistic vision and sonic fingerprint on the Canadian music industry.