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.
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Poldoore – Can’t Love You More (LIVE SESSION).
Belgian DJ and producer Poldoore shares the live session of his new instrumental single titled “Can’t love you more”. Backed by a smooth blend of a myriad of styles ranging from improv jazz, smooth soulful keys and neck-snapping drums, Poldoore delivers quite a solid impact with this one. Hit the play button and get familiar.
The track is taken from his new project ‘Mosaic’. A project where he bridges the past and future with an emphasis on diverse styles ranging from electro-funk to ‘70s soul .
Poldoore is an internationally acclaimed artist with performances at Tomorrowland, releases backed by the likes of Chinese Man Records and Nowadays Records, and over 300,000 monthly Spotify listeners under his belt. Born in Louvain near Brussels and transplanted to the United States at the age of five, his passion for music began early as he flipped through his parents’ record collection and fell in love with work that he’d eventually begin to sample and mix into his unique sonic approach. That approach has led to nominations for Album of the Year and Best Newcomer of the year at the Red Bull Elektropedia Awards in Belgium alongside a dedicated fanbase that’s followed along the entire way.
Botanik – Dissonance.
Denver-based Hip-Hop producer makes his debut on our top 10 list with his new lovely record titled “Dissonance”. The record has a nice soothing feel with its dreamy keys and nostalgic horns that hit deep within our souls.
He calls it a laid-back instrumental beat to relax or study with.
Botanik has a wide history of making Jazz, Funk, and R&B/Soul and has produced/performed in multiple U.S. states for different bands and producers.
bgods – Offlights.
Producer bgods makes his way on our top 10 list with this off-kilter, laid back jam he calls “Offlights”. It’s minimalistic and engaging at the same time.
Rmllw2llz – Luvs Me Not.
Rmllw2llz (Romell with two “L’s”) has been featured on TWIB multiple times but this time he appears in his producer form and gifts us with a smooth beat “Luvs Me Not”
The record is a smooth, laid back gem that is both soulful and reflective.
After opening for Arrested Development, KRS-ONE and Snow Tha Product, he headlined two major festivals in Louisville–the epic 4th of July edition of Waterfront Wednesday and Poorcastle Festival. Now Rmllw2llz releases his highly anticipated follow up single “My Way” feat. Fiji Waters to let the world know he’s gonna do it his way.
Jazz Pianist/Producer Baraka delivers a new single “Aquarium” from the upcoming album of the same name. The beat has a dreamy/ethereal vibe with its reflective keys and mellow synths. Superbly done if you asked us.
Get it on Spotify as well
Mills – Ice Lake.
“ice Lake” is Mills debut single and it immediately caught our attention for its smooth blend of jazz, electronic and hip-hop vibes. Nothing sounds out of place here as the smooth keys go hand in hand with the horns and snappy drums.
A multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and arranger; Mills is a musician in every sense of the word.
Growing up in west London’s Ladbroke Grove, he became accustomed to playing the steel pans in the chaotic, absorbing environment of Notting Hill Carnival from a young age.
His music brings together all of these experiences and many more, for a sound that is centered around Hip Hop, though also draws on influences from the powerful emotion of Jazz and Soul, as well as the vibrance of Electronic and Grime. Check him on Spotify, Facebook, and Instagram
DefByMisadventure – Sting.
“Sting” is an experimental styled instrumental by producer/M.D DefByMisadventure who is a staple on TWIB. The drums have a throwback feel and remind me of Kraftwerk. Its pretty far from the norm if you asked us.
DefByMisadventure – Someone else(Tom Jones is black).
DefByMisadventure once again delivers another experimental beat titled “Someone else(Tom Jones is black)”. The beat has a fast paced feel and is peppered with vocal samples from the one and only Tom Jones. it is weirdly entertaining.
Nowhere – Evry.
Havana, Cuba based producer Nowhere blends a smooth mix of jazz and lo-fi vibe son his new beat titled “Evry”. The laid back joint is soothing and very reflective from start to finish. The song as the producer says is all about trippin’ back through time to those greenish and yellowish and old pink memories that bounce in state of primordial chaos linked to every living soul that has crossed your path. Check him out on Spotify and iTunes.