In anticipation of Newyorkism II which is to be released on digital format Tuesday February 2nd. Today we share with you one of Loopwhole Beats latest releases, “Two Cities” featuring Roc Marciano. Now I must admit to you that I myself am new to the world of Loopwhole Beats but not to the likes of Roc Marciano. In due course, I decided to lend my ears to something new.
What I found sonically was reminiscent of Pete Rock. Just the same, a soothing familiar soundscape laced with soul and funk. I’m almost certain Loopwhole would have no qualms with me noting the similarity between himself and thee Soul Brother #1. A producer Roc is certainly no stranger to. Perhaps that may be why he sounds so at home over Loopwhole Beats production. And, why I definitely wouldn’t mind hearing more from this combination in the future.
For those who aren’t familiar with Mr. SP1200 allow me to fill you in if I may. Loopwhole is not only a producer but an emcee as well. Based out of New York City, he is well known for his use of vintage samples in his recordings. Which is one of his more noteworthy pieces of hardware, do you ask? You guessed it, the E-mu SP-1200.
Just last year in 2015 he released Newyorkism which featured artists such as Shabaam Sahdeeq, Sadat X, J-Love, Lewis Parker, Miilkbone and others. You can purchase a digital copy at loopwholebeats.bandcamp.com/album/newyorkism Unfortunately the vinyl is all sold out.
Lastly, for those that are interested in purchasing Newyorkism II, I have some good and bad news. The bad news is that the vinyl has been sold out during the pre-order. The good news? According to Loop Whole Beats social media page, he still has about 20 unnumbered copies available at loopwholebeats.bandcamp.com