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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RINZ. x crook – “Ocean”
RINZ kicks it off with a soothing piece he calls “Ocean” which was crafted alongside his production partner Crook. The beat has a very laid-back, soothing vibe made with smooth, lush keys and pads peppered by an ethereal vocal chop that blends in really nice. “Ocean” is the third Get it on Apple Music and Spotify below.
Facutum – “Temper”
Facutum is a Czech Republic-based production duo made up of TENTATO & Jekyll who hit us with a hard-hitting beat titled “Temper.” The fusion of electronic, hip-hop and dub elements makes for a solid listen. The track is very cinematic and energetic from start to finish. The duo adds that the song was made for a graffiti travel documentary entitled Show Must Go On 5.
Enigmatic801 – “Lessons”
Philly producer Enigmatic801 makes his debut on our top list with this pretty cinematic piece titled “Lessons.” Built on a mellow vocal sample and lush backdrop, the listener is engulfed by the simplicity and entrancing energy of his minimalistic style. “Lessons” is taken from his newest EP entitled The Beginning. Get it on Spotify and iTunes.
Cammie – “I Woke Up Alone”
Cammie goes for a very solemn vibe on “I Woke Up Alone.” Built on smooth lush keys and warm textures, he delivers a summer-tinged piece that is both reflective and solemn. “I Woke Up Alone” is taken from his new EP, Elysia. Get it on Spotify and Bandcamp.
Kretzschクレツ – “Discovery of the urban midnight”
Kretzschクレツ makes his second appearance on TWIB with a very cinematic piece titled “Discovery of the urban midnight.” This beat is rather engulfing and somewhat off-kilter with its layered textures and staggered drum arrangement. Hit the play button and find out. Get it on Deezer and Apple Music.
Citation Sounds makes his debut on our list with his a beat titled “P.U.D.C.”. The way he chopped the samples here is pretty interesting and makes subtle changes here and there to give it the much needed variety. He says the beat is inspired by and named after his favorite dessert treat. Get it on all streaming services here and also on Spotify and Apple Music
Trebly – “Forest Walk”
“Forest Walk” by producer Trebly is a melancholic and reflective piece that taps into the soul. Built on soft drums, lush textures, and sad keys. He adds that the song is inspired by forests in Finland. Get it on Spotify.
illutible – “Might As Well Walk”
a multi-instrumentalist who goes by the moniker illutible shares his new beat titled “Might As Well Walk” with us. The beat is a nice fusion of soft glitch effects, mellow cinematic textures and a lot of sound design techniques that keep the energy dynamic from start to finish. As the title suggests, it sure has that aura that makes you want to take a stroll to clear the mind. Get it on Spotify.
Shin the Beatsmith – “Setting the Vibe”
Stockholm based producer Shin the Beatsmith‘s “Setting the Vibe” is a solid boom-bap banger that hits the mark with its carefully layered sonics. He builds an ominous mellow string over solid head-nodding drums that sets the tone for a cypher. Get it on Spotify , Deezer and Apple Music.