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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LostiFi – “Expedition”
Producer LostiFi kicks off the list with a nostalgia-inducing beat called “Expedition”. Like the title, the track sure takes the listener on an aural journey with its soothing and layered keys and reflective horns to match.
Get it on Apple Music, Deezer., Spotify
Bmbu – “vitoville”
Bmbu returns to the list with his brand of soul-drenched instrumentals. Titled “vitoville”, the horn-driven piece blends classic jazz elements with lofi hip-hop vibes. Another solid one from start to finish.
Get it on Spotify, Bandcamp, Deezer,
Soundspretty – “Maui Wowie”
Berlin-based producer Soundspretty makes his debut on the top 10 list with his off-kilter, soulful beat titled “Maui Wowiee”. The beat has a nice groove and weird melodic synth that drives the energy of the track from start to finish.
Check out the video below.
Langdon – “Gangrene”
Langdon switches the energy levels of this list with a very energetic, bouncy track. The track blends alternative hip-hop, electronic and house vibes and it bangs from start to finish.
Soundspretty feat. Sto Nii – “Gelato”
Soundspretty teams up with Sto Nii on this solid piece titled “Gelato” which continues his trend of blending lofi, soul-drenched samples. Another solid piece from start to finish.
DYVN – “Milky Way”
Amsterdam based DYVN takes us out of this world with a brilliant piece titled “Milky Way”. The talented producer blends a vast range of styles from lo-fi, electronic and some space-funk into one. He adds that the title of the beat is inspired by the city’s legendary music club “Melkweg” which is Dutch for “Milky Way”.
8trk – “Pumpkin Demos”
8trk taps into the Halloween spirit on his new release titled “Pumpkin Demos”. He goes for a dark, ominous vibe coupled with a solid breakbeat to raise the ante. Sounds dope from start to finish.
Get it on SoundCloud .
Kay Seeyen x Jakc – “Tell Me / See You Cry”
Bristol, UK based duo Jakc (James) and Kay Seeyen take us into their world on the off-kilter collaboration titled “Tell me/See you cry”. The piece is a flurry of ethereal melodies, lush guitars, and hard-hitting 808s. Solid production from start to finish. Get it on Spotify.
xm∆ne – “Excalibur”
“Excalibur” is the second single by New York Producer xm∆ne(Anderson Paak, Mac Miller, D.R.A.M, Marlon Craft). The beat knocks and exudes a layered texture lifted by an infectious groove and a whole lot of gripping dynamism.
Pantology – “False Step (Awol)”
Producer and keyboardist Pantology brings a different retro-tinged energy to the list with his new single “False Step (Awol)”. The piece is a smooth soulful vibe that grips the listener from start to finish. “False Step (Awol)” is the second single off of pantology’s debut EP ‘2Q19’ — further developing the project’s themes with a flight of escapism.
Sol Aire – “Monx Way”
Sol Aire comes through with a cinematic beat he calls “Monx Way”. A multi-layered instrumental that hits hard and also exudes a smooth vibe from start to finish. Hit the play button and get familiar.
Get it on Deezer, Apple Music, and Spotify.
Mark Generous – “Looking Up At The Blue Sky.”
Filipino-Canadian hip hop producer Mark Generous makes his debut on the list with a smooth piece titled “Looking up at the blue sky”. The producer flips a classic soul sample into a reflective piece everyone can latch on to. “Looking up at the blue sky” is taken from his new project Thank You For The Dream.
1. As I Got Ready
2. Looking Up At The Blue Sky
3. My Mind Wanders Off
4. To Thoughts Of Learning To Fly
5. Meet Me At The Ferris Wheel
NOGYMX – “Four Winds”
NOGYMX (pronounced no-gimmicks) returns with a calming piece titled “Four Winds”. The beat has a very soothing and uplifting feel with its exotic layered strings and pads. The single is the title track of his upcoming instrumental project. Get it on Spotify.