Vincent James Turner (born 9 October 1985), better known by his stage name Frankmusik (and between 2011 and 2012, by the name Vincent Did It), is an English electropop musician. The name "Frank" is derived from the surname of his grandfather, whose name he took in tribute.
During 2004, Vincent performed as a beatboxer, under the name Mr Mouth.
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. 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."
In December 2008, Frankmusik made it on to the long-list of the BBC's Sound of 2009 poll. 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. 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. 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, after its second single, "Confusion Girl", was A-listed by BBC Radio 1 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. Just two days later on 20 August 2009, it was announced that Frankmusik would join the Perez Hilton Presents tour in Autumn 2009. Frankmusik was part of a line-up at the 02 Arena 3D ELEKTRO RAVE alongside Caspa and Rusko, Tinchy Stryder, High Contrast, and Dancing Robot Music.
Frankmusik has remixed material by other artists, including Pet Shop Boys' "Love etc.", Lady Gaga's "Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)", Alphabeat's "Fascination" and "10,000 Nights", Mika's "Relax, Take It Easy" and CSS's "Move", and has covered "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse and The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights". Frankmusik has also produced material for other artists, such as "First Place" on Tinchy Stryder's 2009 album, Catch 22, and "Wish I Stayed" on Ellie Goulding's Lights (2010). Frankmusik also remixed Zombie by Natalia Kills, although it is yet to be released. In 2010 he collaborated with Computer Club on a track called "Losing Streak". He cites Erasure, Electric Light Orchestra, Razorlight, Merzbow, Hard-fi, Pet Shop Boys, Late Of The Pier, Oasis and Killa Kela as influences.
Most recently, he features in a Far East Movement track called "Fighting For Air", from their album Free Wired and appears in Far East Movement's music video for "Rocketeer" with Colette Carr and Mohombi.
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 is 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."
On 19 October 2011, Frankmusik announced via his official Twitter page that he had parted ways with his UK label, Island Records. 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".
On 10 March 2012, Turner announced on his Twitter page that he has decided once again to go by his former stage name, Frankmusik. He has released two new acoustic demos titled "I'll Know" and "This Is Who I Am" on his official SoundCloud account for Frankmusik.
On 31 October, Turner released a song called "Fast As I Can". The song was released independently through digital distribution company Tunecore for international release.