Rhett Whatley, aka Daily Bread, started producing beats from his bedroom in 2014 armed with an MPC, a massive record collection, and a background in jazz guitar. His beat head sensibilities found him crafting unique electro-soul and hip-hop tracks that needed to be heard. After releasing a few tracks online, the project was quickly noticed by indie record label Philos Records and he soon joined the ranks of like minded artists like Artifakts and Derlee.
Inspired by their collaborations, Rhett began work in earnest on his double LP masterwork On the Daily and found himself sharing the stage with his influences like Pretty Lights, GRiZ, The Floozies and STS9. He’s also landed festival plays such as Imagine, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Sweetwater 420, and more.
Releasing On the Daily on Philos in February 2017, Rhett took the Daily Bread project to the Rocky Mountains and spent half the year in Denver soaking up all the electro-soul scene hub had to offer. Now back in ATL and fresh off the 1 million Spotify plays milestone of his release “Moreland Ave Blues,” Rhett is using his freshly honed skills to further the Daily Bread sound and bring his unique vision to ears across the globe.
Daily Bread’s most recent project is a soulful 12-track body of work with rapper STS. Daily Bread x STS is a new age spin on classic producer and MC combos such as Eric B. & Rakim, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, and Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. Edgewood & Boulevard is a tribute to old Atlanta and the hip-hop beats produced there. The album is available on all streaming platforms via Philos Records.