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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Mike Lightz – One.
Virginia Beach, VA based producer Mike Lightz delivers another solid effort as he drops a soothing, reflective beat titled “One”. The record blends dreamy pads and nostalgia-inducing keys over a nneck snapping drum pattern.
“One”, as he explains is designed to capture a feeling of muted, aggressive tranquility
He is a member of North Carolina hip-hop/art collective #TheSocialContract
Freddie Joachim – Serenade.
Californian producer Freddie Joachim shares the second single, titled ‘Serenade’, from his forthcoming full-length LP ‘Beyond The Sea of Trees’, to be released in May 2019. ‘Serenade’ is available via on Jakarta Records on May 10th. Following on from the “Backyards (ft. Natalie Oliveri)” single release, ‘Serenade’ is a showcase of the musicianship and jazz influence that goes into Freddie Joachim’s hip hop production. With a beat that would elevate any rapper’s flow to the next level, the track is a welcomed teaser from the soon to be released album.
Nimzo – Fresh Style (Ft,. AudioArcade).
Nimzo drops “Fresh Style” the lead single off his recently released EP. He blends a layered and smooth jazzy texture over snappy drums while legendary NJ DJ AudioArcade cuts up a classic Common vocal sample to match.
Inspired by the Chuang-Tzu parable, The Dream of the Butterfly, The Transformation of Things is 4-song EP that explores the theme of reality vs. illusion as well as the nature and processes of change through signature blends of triphop, lofi and boombap
Get it on Spotify
Jacob Jaymes – yogurt.
Budding Toronto based producer Jacob Jaymes shares his newest record titled “yogurt” and it’s pretty off the hook. He blends different styles from trap, dubstep to breakbeat. Solid from start to finish.
Slap Serif – Tulip Festival.
Producer/DJ Slap Serif sends this solid slapper titled “Tulip Festival” our way. Built off a steady guitar riff and weird obscure samples over a snappy drum pattern, Serif showcases how he gets down behind the boards.
“Tulip Festival” is from Slap Serif’s new beat tape Roozengaarde, a continuation in form from his older projects with a dreamy twist.
K.F.M. – Styles.
Kevin Moses aka K.F.M. is back and shares with us his new material titled “Styles”. On this one, he works with a weird vocal sample and jazz elements fused over a laid back rhythm that everyone can ride to.
“Styles” is taken from his upcoming collection of chill hip-hop beats inspired by early 90s hip-hop.
LxveLife – Alcohol Alleviation (Interlude).
Budding producer LxveLife‘s newest effort “Alcohol Alleviation (Interlude)” helps change the mood with it’s soothing, laid back dreamy textures and snappy rhythm. For s short beat, it sure packs some weight. Hit the play button and enjoy it.
Dualizm – Cheap Whiskey.
Producer Dualizm makes his mark on our list with this solid one titled “Cheap Whiskey”. A smooth blend of laid back keys and a steady groove that would keep your heads bopping from start to finish.
The Berlin, Germany producer/beatmaker is currently mainly focused on producing jazzy, chilled hip-hop beats.
Solomon – Chill.
Producer Solomon makes a grand entrance with “Chill”. A laid back, piano-driven beat that hits the mark with its ever-changing dynamics and slow build up. Hit the play button and get familiar.
Solomon – Breezy.
Solomon pops up again with this lo-fi, reflective beat he calls “Breezy”. He adds very reflective horns into the mix and his drums stay steady too. Solid one