It won’t be fair not to show love to the cats that work behind the boards. Cats whose soundscapes help push hip-hop to loft heights. So in the same vein, this weekly list sheds light on budding and even established producers who continue to push the envelope for the culture. So sit back relax and get familiar with these producers.
Remember, don’t forget to support them by sharing their works.
Will Brack – If & When.
Will Brack kicks off this weekend list with a multi-genre focused beat titled “If & When”. It’s very off-kilter and doesn’t follow the norm with its layered instrumentation and emotion-gripping vibe. He blends orchestral sounds and hip-hop elements into a cinematic climax. It really sounds like something from a 70s action flick. On another note, the track was made for his wife who is a fan of classic Hollywood flicks.
“If & When” is off his debut album, Wanderlust
Handbook – Hopeful.
UK producer Handbook blesses the list with a soulful, dreamy track titled “Hopeful”. Like the title suggests, the track has a bright, uplifting vibe with its dreamy keys and warm bass line to match. It is essentially a feel good track that soothes the soul from top to bottom.
nottr – Samedi” & “Ayers Beat”
Producer Nottr drops 2 beats for our listening pleasure this weekend.
“Samedi” starts with a mellow lo-fi sample and switches up into a hard drum driven beat laced with a vocal sample that runs through the song.
“Ayers beat” samples Roy Ayers and has a more funky feel behind it. Interesting and vibrant to say the least. It also samples that classic Aretha Franklin vocal soundbite from “Ms. Fat Booty”
Toranpetto – Portland Rain.
Toranpetto delivers a solid record to close out this week’s list. The track “Portland Rain” pays homage to the Pacific Northwest with a solemn, laid-back vibe and syncopated drum groove. This is something to rock to while drinking a good cup of tea and biscuits if that is what you fancy.
He also sums it up with a quote “The Pacific Northwest is known for warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters—and Portland is no exception.”
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