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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SmokeMajor – “Chemistry”
Independent instrumentalist/producer who goes by the moniker SmokeMajor starts the list with this cinematic effort titled “Chemistry.” Besides being a producer, he is also an emcee amongst other things. On “Chemistry” he crafts a mellow, broody piece equipped with lush synths, hard-drums, and an overall atmospheric vibe.
Soundspretty – “Trichomes”
Soundspretty is back and delivers a head-nodding but calming piece titled “Trichomes” where he flips a classic soul sample and gives it a whole new life. The beat is lush and the drums have a high-quality punch behind them.
K-laz – “Noir Dreams”
Swedish DJ and beatmaker K-laz makes his way on our list with a tribute piece titled “Noir Dreams.” The smooth beat is very nostalgic and reflective with its lush keys, strings and boom-bap drums that hit the speakers like a freight train. K-laz is a member of the duo The Last Days Of Disco with friend and beatmaker Soul Supreme and has worked with artists from across the globe. Get it on Deezer, Apple Music, Spotify and Soundcloud.
BA The Rebel – “JCBS”
BA The Rebel shares “JCBS”, a beat that showcases his unique style. He uses smooth piano samples and laces them with drums in a sparse like style that is reminiscent of the 90s boom bap freestyle beats. Get it on all platforms.
Laps – “Chanson de Geste”
It always refreshing to get some classic boom-bap vibes on the list and Laps comes through in the nick of time. He blends a solemn string sample and laces it with those hard-hitting drums we all love. The overall feel is quite broody and somewhat ominous as well. Get it on Apple Music and Spotify.
Astairé – “Slow Down”
Astaire makes his debut on our list with this premium instrumental titled “Slow Down” which also serves as his third single. The style is pretty solid and has a very reflective vibe that would keep minds thinking all the way to the end. Get it on all DSPs here.
Dry Humper – “Endless Skies”
“Endless Skies” is a somewhat trippy alluring beat by Lo-Fi producer Dry Humper who makes his debut on our list this weekend. He flips an obscure vintage sample and takes it to new heights with his chops and rearrangement techniques. He even throws in a classic line from the late Prodigy. Get it on Deezer, Apple Music, and Spotify.
Json Born – “Listen To Your Heart”
Beatmaker Json Born‘s “Listen to your heart” is a soulful hip-hop piece that blends the old with the new. Using an eclectic lo-fi technique he crafts a reflective atmosphere laced with lush keys, warm basslines, and neck-snapping drums to complete the job.
Leomode – “Broken Eggs”
Barcelona based producer/pianist who goes by Leomode closes the list out with a nice lo-fi infused jam titled “Broken Eggs.” He makes use of lush textures, sparkling keys and edgy drums to match, This is dope from start to finish.