Steve Boyd, as Equanim, has developed a musical duality as he merges his nu school knowledge of beats with classically trained jazz into exploratory and unchartered progressions. He is a Balanced original and has contributed in a prolific way to the label's musical path. Finding himself restless with styles, his music ranges from conscious, playful hip-hop to abstract funk and deep ambient substrata. His solo release, Instrumental Language, attracted praise by the both jazz and electronic headz and was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for 'Outstanding Instrumental Recording' in 2003. Deserving of the mention, Equanim continues to carve his unique non linear path of harmonies, rhythms and reflections.