It won’t be fair not to show love to the cats that work on 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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Osiris – Sisyphus.
Los Angeles, CA-based Digital Instrumentalist Kheperan Greathouse sets the tone with a brooding instrumental he calls “Sisyphus”. The beat has a dark, cinematic type vibe going on complete with hard hitting drums that is reminiscent of Stoupe’s production on Jedi Mind Tricks. The young producer is currently putting finishing touches on his upcoming album titled Reincarnation where this beat is pulled from.
Peter Spacey – Coli
“Coli” is the first single out of Peter Spacey Beat Tape out in May in digital & VHS cassettes. The Tel-Aviv based beatmaker/DJ is actually a trained keyboardist but ventured into hip-hop and the result is something off the hook. Hit the play button and get familiar
luda huna – yung šalamun
Producer Luda Huna goes introspective with his new creation called “Yung Salamun”. Using boombap type drums and Jazz pianos, he crafts a moody beat that is perfect for rainy days. He also added an acapella of an absurdist Slovenian poet to boot.
The Lone Bureaucrat – Abyss
The Lone Bureaucrat is an experimental, electronic, mad scientist-type sonic pioneer, following lovingly in the footsteps of beat masters like J-Dilla, Flying Lotus, and Actress, who started with the piano, then the drums, then went on an epic, existential journey through sound to find his way back into a rhythmic core, one with the potential to shatter at any given moment.. His new record “Abyss” is the 2nd record off his daily beat series to mark his journey back into sobriety, the first release being: ‘The Day I Stopped Drinking (again)’
Mindseye – Dream (Instrumental).
Mindseye is a Dutch record producer, currently residing in New Zealand. His new record “Dream” is just as the title says, dreamy and ethereal. He blends off-kilter sounds to make ambient, trip-hop styled creations.’Dream (Instrumental’ is his first official release in 2018. It is a chill sample-based instrumental hip-hop track depicting different stages of a warm feel-good dream. More new Mindseye tracks will follow in the next few months!
Cento – keep it movin’.
Cento is back with another brilliant release titled “Keep it movin'”. The Washington, DC producer crafts a smooth groovy boombap-type jam layered in dirty analog samples and a smooth bass line
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