Wisconsin producer/ engineer B4Lasers enters our radar with his 12 track body of work titled Carpe Diem. The project is a blend of sounds and production styles that mix hip-hop, r&b/soul with experimental lo-fi sensibilities.
From the solemn opening track “Aviation” to the reflective vocal sample-driven “Detroit Afternoonz” to “feelmeh” which has a smooth alluring chord and punchy drum breaks. On “thankhim” he flips a classic sample into something refreshing and nostalgic. “finerum” takes a West African sample and chops it up nicely with well-timed percussions and flip changes. “lakeshoredrive” is another solemn joint that hits the soul with its smoothness and reflective strings over solid drum patterns. He goes for an off-beat style on “on tha ground” with an off-kilter drum arrangement and lush guitar licks to match. Another gem is “Power” which uses a familiar soul sample that is slowed down to give it an emotionally gripping element.