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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Coldbrew – “swo”
Lo-fi producer Coldbrew kicks off this weekend’s list with his characteristic style of production. He goes for a soothing, solemn vibe on his new effort titled “Swo” which he says is about his anticipation and anxiety just before taking a flight at an airport. Get it on all DSPs.
Glimlip x RINZ. – Cruisin’.
“Cruisin'” is Glimlip‘s & RINZ.’s second collaboration. The track has a soft guitar line and reflective pads to match. The duo adds that the vibe reminds them of driving downtown or along a coastline with some mountains. Glimlip’s mellow chord-progressions makes this track sound like the perfect combination of melancholia and motivation. Get it on Spotify.
Gravy Sparks – “Mind Travel”
Swedish producer Gravy Sparks (aka Prop Dylan) makes a solid appearance on our list with his new release titled “Mind Travel”. The track has a mellow, nostalgia-inducing feel with its jazz-infusion, reflective horns and head-nodding drums to match. Gravy Sparks is situated in Borlänge, Sweden drawing inspiration from classic hiphop as well as modern music trying to emulate his own sound with his MPC Ren, Moog synths and MPC 4000.
Get “mind travel” on Spotify. “Mind travel” is taken from his new instrumental tape The Sound of Technicolor. Get it here.
Trebly – “Stay Calm”
Trebly changes the mood on his new release “Stay Calm”. A soothing piano-driven record with solid drums laced behind them. Inspired by the calmness of being near the ocean at the end of Finnish summer, Trebly crafts a solemn but hopeful record that everyone can relate to on all levels. Get it on Spotify and Deezer.
Moka Only – “SWIFT AS THE BREEZE (Instrumental)”
Moka Only serves up a solid release titled “Swift as the breeze”, a cinematic piece that sounds like a scene of a sci-fi drama. It blends a solid drum break against jazz-infused guitar line and soft keys that hit the soul.
The instrumental is taken from Moka Only’s release, Patina (Instrumentals), which is a showcase of Moka’s signature smooth, jazzy hip hop beats. The eleven-track self-produced LP is now available as a digital release via URBNET.
Get the track on Apple Music, Spotify, and Deezer.
Big O – “Memory Loss”
Big O takes us deep into the belly of the city with this engulfing record titled “Memory Loss” . A mellow and reflective piece crafted with solemn keys, nostalgic pads, and a steady rocking drum break to complete the cipher. Get the track on Deezer.