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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Handbook – Can’t Talk Now.

Handbook sets it off with an explosive record titled “Can’t Talk Now”. The NY based, UK born producer delivers a sort of like getaway vibe on this new gem. Laced with surreal, atmospheric soundscapes, alluring vocal samples and hard-hitting drums, “Can’t Talk Now” shows why he is one of the freshest producers out here putting in work.



CarnivoreBeatz – Resurrection.

Swiss beatmaker CarnivoreBeatz‘s new beat feels just like the title. “Ressurection” sounds like a rebirth of some sort with its cinematic orchestral sounds and hard hitting drums. Another explosive effort from the avid record collector.





Cap Kendricks – Mauna Kea.

German producer Cap Kendricks taps into the jazzy/lo-fi realm on his new record titled “Mauna Kea”. The title was inspired by Mauna Kea – a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii. The style he employed here is super chilled and somewhat dreamy as well. The instruments are multi-layered which exudes a very nostalgic feel at every turn.




Rafa, the Nomad – Set You Free

While “Set You Free” is not exactly an instrumental per se but we just had to include it for its lo-fi attributes. The duo of Versâam and vinaythebuddha craft a soothing, nostalgia-inducing soundscape and recruit the vocal talents of young Brazilian singer  Rafa, the Nomad. The singer did the recording in her bedroom and the result is pretty interesting in a very raw and edgy kind of way. The collaboration shows the power of the internet and digital tools to achieve a common goal. The song’s production was coordinated via Instagram and WhatsApp, demonstrating how technology has lowered the barriers to creating music that moves people. Set You Free was mixed and mastered at Fat Tongue Studios in Chicago, IL.

Watch the IG post regarding the creation of the song HERE


Chris Savor – Drowne.

“Drowne” is taken from his debut instrumental EP Flow. The EP is a blend of electronic music, soul/rnb and future sounds


Farazi – Güneşli Günler.

Turkish producer Farazi totally blows up the spot with this soulful boom-bap gem he calls “Güneşli Günler”. A solemn, cinematic gem that feels like something out of 80s spy movie.

“Güneşli Günler” is taken from Farazi’s new instrumental album “90 Günleri B. 3 (Days of 90 Pt. 3)” The instrumental album series include beats by Farazi he produced between the years 2013-2018. Most of the music on this 3rd edition is from this year and includes a feature by Turkish rapper Negatif and Farazi’s alter ego Trakya Bambaataa where he experiments with the 80s Hip Hop sound.





Altvater – Moonbird

Altvater wraps the list up with his unique downtempo electronica style of music. The record in question is titled “Moonbird”, a rousing beat that is built on melancholic synths, driving drums and solemn horns.
Altvater is a downtempo electronica music producer from Columbia, South Carolina. His music is a fusion of electronica, cinematic trip hop, and hip hop.

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