Vio Beats, also known as, Dominic Alexander Janis, is an American producer and songwriter born in Pensacola, Florida. After living half his life in Germany, the producer had to make a new home in Virginia Beach, VA.
In 2012 he attended high school and started to gain an interest in music. This was the first time he had been exposed to a piano keyboard. As a result, it pushed him in learning the basics by himself.
Post-graduation, he decided to attend Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach to receive his General Studies diploma, which he did in 2018. Because of the difficult challenges in college, the producer started to discover his true passion for music production.
Starting from 2016, the young producer teamed up with an artist named 984smac, from Atlantic City, NJ. From this moment on the two created numerous amount of tracks together.
Notably, the Hip-Hop community had a major influence on him. One of his top influences was: Blackbear, G-Eazy. Juice Wrld, Kanye West, Ty Dolla $ign, and Tyga.
DJ Mustard was the first producer who had an effect on Vio Beats’ sound. The bass lines which the DJ dropped were always catchy and club-ready. This lead to a popular sound that most people enjoyed listening to.
In 2018 Vio Beats decided to dedicate himself to YouTube as a “type beat” music producer.
As soon as the new wave of rappers, such as DaBaby, Lil Baby, Gunna, NLE Choppa, and Stunna 4 Vegas, had appeared in the music industry, everything changed again. Now the producer mainly focuses on the genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, R&B, and Trap. He is currently working together with the artist Turtle Boy Troy, previously known as 984smac.
Agency: Major Vibe