Frankmusik performing at Lovebox Festival in London on 18 July 2009
Frankmusik performing at Lovebox Festival in London on 18 July 2009
Background information
Birth nameVincent James Turner
Also known as
  • Vincent Did It
  • Vincent Frank
  • Mr. Mouth (beat-boxing)
Born (1985-10-09) 9 October 1985 (age 37)
Thornton Heath, London, England
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • musician
  • remixer
  • Vocals
  • synthesizer
  • keyboards
  • beatbox
Years active2006–present

Vincent James Turner (born 9 October 1985), better known by his stage name Frankmusik (/fræŋkˈmjzɪk/ frank-MYOO-zik[1]) (and between 2011 and 2012, by the name Vincent Did It), is an English synth-pop musician.[2]

Early life[]

Vincent was born on 9 October 1985 in the Thornton Heath district of the London Borough of Croydon.[3] He attended Christ's Hospital boarding school in West Sussex and was member of the house 'Maine A'. He entertained his housemates with constant piano playing.[4] He completed a year-long foundation course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design[5][6] and went on to study at the London College of Fashion, dropping out to concentrate on music.[2][7]


2007–2009: Frankisum EP and Complete Me[]

During 2004, Vincent performed as a beatboxer, under the name Mr Mouth.[8]

Vincent released his debut EP, Frankisum, in 2007. Former school friend and then assistant of A&R at Island Records, Ben Scarr, introduced Island colleague Louis Bloom to Frankmusik's MySpace page, which was getting a significant number of hits at the time.[9] Although already known for high energy electro and happy hardcore, Frankmusik's signing to Island was in part because Bloom recognised a pop star performer beneath the electronic music, telling HitQuarters: "Underneath all the madness there was some great hooks and melodies, and buried even deeper was a voice; it took a lot of time after signing for him to have the confidence to sing without putting loads of effects over his vocal."[9]

In June 2008, Frankmusik remixed the second single by The Clik Clik Did You Wrong, which appeared on the B-side of the 7" single release.

In December 2008, Frankmusik made it on to the long-list of the BBC's Sound of 2009 poll.[10][11] In the UK, Gaydar Radio was the first national station to champion Frankmusik and tracks from his debut album, Complete Me. Initially interviewed by Alex Baker as part of the station's coverage of National Student Pride, Frankmusik performed a number of live tracks, which were then playlisted as part of an album teaser.[12] His rise to fame was also followed closely by his local radio station, 107.8 Radio Jackie, which was the first station to broadcast his music.

In January and February 2009, he was the support act for Keane on their Perfect Symmetry tour in the UK.[13] In March 2009, he headlined National Student Pride in Brighton's seafront club Digital with Jodie Harsh and Dan Gillespie Sells (The Feeling). In June 2009, Frankmusik was support act for the Pet Shop Boys in London, Manchester and Liverpool. He did a short tour to launch the album Complete Me, starting in Brighton on 17 July and taking in London, Glasgow and Manchester.

Complete Me debuted on the UK Albums Chart at number thirteen in August 2009,[14] after its second single, "Confusion Girl", was A-listed by BBC Radio 1[15] and reached number twenty-seven on the UK Singles Chart. The other singles were "Better Off as Two", which peaked at number twenty-six, and "3 Little Words".

In August 2009, a more extensive UK tour was announced to take place during November and December 2009.[16] Just two days later on 20 August 2009, it was announced that Frankmusik would join the Perez Hilton Presents tour in Autumn 2009.[17] Frankmusik was part of a line-up at The O2 Arena 3D ELEKTRO RAVE alongside Caspa and Rusko, Tinchy Stryder, High Contrast, and Dancing Robot Music.[18]

During recording and promotion of his debut album, Frankmusik remixed material by other artists, including Pet Shop Boys' "Love etc.",[19] Lady Gaga's "Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)",[20] Alphabeat's "Fascination"[21] and "10,000 Nights",[22] Mika's "Relax, Take It Easy"[23] and CSS's "Move",[24] and has covered "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse[25] and The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights".[26] Frankmusik also co-produced "First Place" on Tinchy Stryder's 2009 album, Catch 22, and "Wish I Stayed" on Ellie Goulding's Lights (2010).

2010–2011: Do It in the AM[]

In 2010, he featured on a Far East Movement track called "Fighting for Air", from their album Free Wired; he also appeared in Far East Movement's music video for "Rocketeer" with Colette Carr and Mohombi. The same year he collaborated with Computer Club on a track called "Losing Streak".[27]

It was announced in February 2011 that he has begun work producing the new Erasure album in Maine. Entitled Tomorrow's World, this was released on 3 October 2011 in the UK, and 4 October 2011 in the USA. During October and November 2011 Frankmusik was the supporting act on the Erasure tour across the US and Europe.

In an April 2011 interview, his A&R Louis Bloom said that Frankmusik was at work on his upcoming album. According to Bloom: "The challenge has been for him to simplify the structure of his songwriting whilst still encouraging him into taking risks on the production duties."[9] The album, Do It in the AM, was released in September 2011 and peaked at number 178 on the UK Albums Chart.

On 19 October 2011 Frankmusik announced via his official Twitter page that he had parted ways with his UK label, Island Records.[28]

2012–2013: Between[]

In an interview with music blog Flop of the Pops on 3 January 2012, Frankmusik announced that he would change his stage name to Vincent Did It, along with the exclusive premiere of a song titled "Dynamo".[29][30]

On 10 March 2012 Turner announced on his Twitter page that he has decided once again to go by his former stage name, Frankmusik.[31] He then released two new acoustic demos titled "I'll Know" and "This Is Who I Am" on his official SoundCloud account for Frankmusik.[32] Throughout 2012 Turner released thirteen demos online.

On 31 October 2012 Turner released a single titled "Fast as I Can". The song was released independently through digital distribution company Tunecore for international release. The song was originally meant to be the lead single off of his then-titled album, You Are Here. Turner announced a track listing for the album and set a release date for 2013. The album was soon later scrapped, Turner claiming that he wanted to start fresh and not with "songs [he] wrote six months ago". On 14 February Turner released his sixth EP, titled, Far From Over. The EP consisted of four songs and was released for free through his website. The EP was not available for purchase, instead it was free but fans were asked to donate to JustGiving what they thought the EP was worth.

Shortly after the EP's release, Turner announced that his third studio album, Between, would be released on 1 April 2013. In March 2013, Turner announced that the album would no longer be released in April, along with revealing the cover art. The album's lead single "Chasing Shadows" was released on 9 May 2013 along with its video. On 11 May 2013 Turner announced that Between would be released on 7 June 2013.

On 10 September 2013, Turner released a full acoustic album called Between Us featuring 10 songs from Between as well as a new song called "Hymn" to coincide with Between.

2013–2014: By Nicole[]

On 13 December 2013 Turner released a single, "Ephemeral Summer", on iTunes and its video two days later. In January 2014 Turner announced he was working on his new album, titled By Nicole, and announced its lead single, "Dear Nicole". "Dear Nicole" was released through Turner's YouTube account on 14 February 2014.

In February 2014 to coincide with the launch of Season six of RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul released his sixth studio album, Born Naked, including the track "Fly Tonight" featuring Frankmusik.

On 1 April 2014 the album's third overall single, "These Streets", was released accompanying its music video through Turner's YouTube account and was made available the following day on the iTunes store.

Turner announced through his YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages on 18 April that the album would be released on Monday, 28 April 2014.

2015: For You[]

On 9 March 2015 Turner confirmed the title for his fifth studio album via Twitter,[33] Not Right Now. The first single, "This", was released on 4 May 2015.

Frankmusik provided guest vocals for RuPaul's 2015 album Realness on the song "Die Tomorrow".[citation needed] This makes the second consecutive appearance of Frankmusik on a RuPaul album.

On 13 August 2015 Turner announced a new album title "For You",[34] along with the track listing and a release date for October 2015.

2016: Day Break[]

It was an eight track EP and it was released on 21 July 2016 (Digital + Streaming). A limited run of 500 copies will be made and the first 100 were numbered and signed by Frankmusik himself.

2017: SS17 & AW17[]

"SS17" is a six track EP that was released 17 June 2017 digitally. "AW17" followed later in the fall of 2017.

2021: Carissimi[]

Starting January 2021, Turner was involved into a new project releasing a digital new single the last day of every month. Preparing the new album compiling all the singles at the end of the year. On 8 November, Turner surprised his fans by releasing the physical studio album titled Carissimi, two months before the end of the monthly releases. On 31 December Turner released another single "Next" and the album instrumentals.

2022: Completed[]

Turner is having a new year of release surprisingly making reworks from scratch of his first album Complete Me that was not under his own label. The circle of releasing the last day of each month goes on. The first track in album release is "In Step". An album with instrumentals and bonus tracks is due to the end of the year with physical and digital releases. The album will be called "Completed".


Frankmusik cites Daft Punk, Erasure, Electric Light Orchestra, Razorlight, Hard-fi, Pet Shop Boys, Late Of The Pier, Oasis and Killa Kela as influences.

In popular culture[]



Title Album details Peak chart positions
Complete Me
  • Released: 31 July 2009
  • Label: Island
13 88
Do It in the AM
  • Released: 23 September 2011
  • Label: Island
  • Released: 7 June 2013
  • Label: Self-released
By Nicole
  • Released: 28 April 2014
  • Label: Self-released
For You[33]
  • Released: 9 October 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Released: 8 November 2021 (CD) / 1 January 2022 (Digital)
  • Label: Lets Make Records
  • Released: End 2022
  • Label: Lets Make Records


EPs as Vincent Did It[]


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2008 "3 Little Words" Complete Me
2009 "Better Off as Two" 26
"Confusion Girl" 27
2010 "The Fear Inside" Do it in the AM
2011 "Do It in the AM"
(featuring Far East Movement)
"No I.D."
(featuring Colette Carr)
2012 "Fast As I Can" Between
2013 "Map"
"Chasing Shadows"
"Ephemeral Summer" By Nicole
2014 "Dear Nicole"
"These Streets"
2015 "I Remember" For You
2016 "Turnin'"
"Day Break" Day Break
"High on You"
(featuring Lindsay Lowend)
2017 "Going Under" SS17
2021 "Waiting" Song of Luobin Wang
"In a Faraway Region"
"People Go" Carissimi
"This Way"
"All I See"
"LA Thing"
"Into the sun"
"Weather Man"

Other charted songs[]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2008 "In Step"/"Done Done" Complete Me
2009 "Time Will Tell" 173
"I Got Soul" (with The Young Soul Rebels) 10 Charity single

Songwriting and production crs[]

Title Year Artist(s) Album Crs Written with Produced with
"First Place" 2009 Tinchy Stryder Catch 22
  • Co-writer
  • producer
Kwasi Danquah III
"Wish I Stayed" 2010 Ellie Goulding Lights Producer
"(We Do It) Primo" 2011 Colette Carr Skitszo
  • Co-writer
  • producer
Colette Carr
"When I Start To (Break It All Down)" Erasure Tomorrow's World Producer
"Be with You"
"Fill Us with Fire"
"What Will I Say When You're Gone?"
"You Got to Save Me Right Now"
"A Whole Lotta Love Run Riot"
"I Lose Myself"
"Then I Go Twisting"
"Just When I Thought It Was Ending"
"Shot to the Heart"
"F16" 2012 Colette Carr Skitszo
  • Co-writer
  • producer
Colette Carr
"Drive & Smoke" SRH City Switch EP Producer
"Got That"
(featuring Mike Posner)
"Hometown Heroes"
"I Tried"
"Better Off"
"Hometown Heroes (Remix)"
(featuring muGz, David Hodges and Stefanie Parnell)
"Complicated" 2013 Kentö Non-album single
  • Co-writer
  • producer
"Memory Foam" Ellie Rose Memory Foam/Speed Bump Ellie Rose
"Mask" Ellie Rose
"Killswitch" Colette Carr Skitszo Colette Carr
"Hearsay" Colette Carr
"Delusional" Colette Carr
"Ready to Love" Katrina Non-album single Katrina Abrahemian
"Midas Touch" 2014 Ashley Roberts Butterfly Effect Ashley Roberts
"Wild Heart" Ashley Roberts
"Standing in the Rain" Ashley Roberts
"Double Trouble" Ray Noir Non-album single
  • Writer
  • producer
"Die Tomorrow"
(featuring Frankmusik)
2015 RuPaul Realness
  • Co-writer
  • producer
RuPaul Charles
"I Ain't with You" Secaina Hudson Non-album single Secaina Hudson
"Static" Colette Carr Static.Start. EP
"Moments in Love"
"Three Percent"
"Walking in Place"
"Tears Behind My Raybans" Ryan Swayze Far from Normal Vol. 2 Producer
"Play House" 2016 Colette Carr Believe in Us
  • Co-writer
  • producer
"Honesty" 2017 John Galea Missing Pages EP Co-writer John Galea
"Senses" Colette Carr Believe in Us
  • Co-writer
  • producer
"Believe in Us"
"Bury This Love"
"Fun" Colette Carr
"40 Days" 2019 PJ Brennan Pleasure Producer Patrick Brennan
"Carry On" 2022 Nikolas IV TBA Producer



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