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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Soundspretty – “Drips”
Soundspretty gets into his bag as he helps kick off this week’s list with a soothing beat he calls “Drips.” He flips a classic sample and slows it down over a head-nodding drum arrangement to match. The mellow ttrack he says is inspired by the final days of the Berlin summer.
Soul.peddler – “Stolen Goods”
Soul.peddler comes through with a trippy lo-fi jam he calls “Stolen Goods” where he fuses elements from trap music and lo-fi jazz vibes. The track is pretty chilled and has a very soothing energy that calms the soul.
DONT3 – “Call U Back”
Straight out of San Antonio, Texas comes producer DONT3 who laces us with this reflective piece titled “Call U Back” which he says was inspired by Erykah Badu. The track has a very dreamy feel with its layered instrumentation and atmospheric textures. “Call U Back” is taken from his debut EP “Pisces”. Get the single on Spotify, Apple Music.
Escape Tones – “Bananas”
Escape Tones goes “Bananas” on us with this splendid head-nodding beat. The track has a nice electro element to it and features a whole lot of jazz vibes as well. Escape Tones is a duo made up of Nick McFarland on keys and Jeremy Trobaugh on drums. This track off their beat tape Essentials. Get it on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
Rocomoco x The Hidden – “Wonderland”
The Berlin-based duo who go by the moniker Rocomoco teamed up with The Hidden to bring us “Wonderland.” A blissful track that conjures nostalgic memories with its lush, atmospheric keys, alluring guitars and mellow drums to match. “Wonderland” is the second single from the upcoming EP 3:30pm by Rocomoco + The Hidden aka Dan McRae.
Chill Select , Lofi Moshpit, Willis Nillis – “Bumper Cars”
Production collective Chill Select shares “Bumper Cars” which serves as the premier single from the collective’s Fam Episode 2 Beat tape . The song is a collaboration with Chill Select fam members, Lofi Moshpit and Willis Nillis. The duo sure brings out the big guns with their dreamy textures and head-nodding grooves. Get the single here and album here.