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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immrcy – “maaadlust”
Dallas, Tx producer Immrcy opens up the list with his moody production style on this beat titled “Maaadlust.” The production is quite alluring and has an airy, reflective vibe to it. It’s very crisp and well-crafted.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Youtube
mellow dive – “we’ll be raising again our eyes to the sky”
Italy born producer who goes by the moniker Mellow Dive delivers a soothing, solemn beat he calls “We’ll be raising again our eyes to the sky.” The track is very laidback and heartfelt with its moody textures and soft drums. It’s a solid chillhop track that is perfect for a midday relaxation. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer
Johnboybeats – “Hora”
“Hora” by Johnboybeats is a reflective piece that is ripe with airy keys, smooth bass guitars, soft drums, and a soothing vocal sample. This is very reflective and calming beat that suits a nice breezy evening.
Get it on Apple Music//Soundcloud
Very Yes – “Paper”
Very Yes serves up a smooth layered piece titled “Paper” that captures an ominous feeling and the uncertainty we face in these crazy times. I like the chill-hop elements and jazz-esque arrangements too. Very eclectic and well-crafted. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud
Om – “Yami No Michi (Path Of Darkness)”
Om takes us deep into his world of where anything can happen with his new release “Yami No Michi (Path Of Darkness).” The track is dark, cinematic, and highly layered with its epic movie score aesthetics.
“Yami No Michi (Path Of Darkness)” is taken from Cacophony, a concept EP following the story of Om, the pan-dimensional god of sound. Get it on Bandcamp//Soundcloud
illexotic – “Amorevelous”
“Amorevelous” by SF Bay Area duo illexotic is a piano-laden track layered over head-nodding drums, lush fx, and vocal samples to match. “Amorevelous” is taken from their upcoming beat tape Chillexotic.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud
TD Cruze x The Devil’s Grandmother – “Obsession With Punishment (The Venom of God)”
TD Cruze and The Devil’s Grandmother’s “Obsession With Punishment (The Venom of God)” is a vibrant, experimental cut that follows the production style of luminaries such as DJ Shadow, RJD2 and more. The samples are chopped, layered, and weave in and out of each other in a very seamless manner. “Obsession With Punishment (The Venom Of God)” is a track taken from the new EP Scrapbooks From Heck: Leaked Government Documents and Biblical Apocrypha with The Devil’s Grandmother.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Spotify
Ixra – “I think I’m getting old…”
Richmond, Virginia USA based producer Ixra shares his new piece titled “I think I’m getting old…” A lo-fi, experimental beat that blends solemn textures, chopped samples with a vocal narration to match.
Punani Orange – “Cracktop”
South german production duo Punani Orange returns with “Cracktop.” An upbeat solemn trap beat rife with lush dreamy textures and reflective keys. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud
Sazetrax – “Ocean Drive”
Sazetrax‘s “Ocean Drive” takes us down memory lane with it’s nostalgic and solemn textures. Nice lush strings, keys and head-nodding drums do go a long way.
Baz Buco – “Huff ‘N Puff / You Are Enough”
Baz Buco brings up the energy with their vibrant beat “Huff ‘N Puff / You Are Enough” A 2 part beat that pays homage to the dancers who came out to keep things calm during the recent BLM protests in NYC.
The first part of the song is angry, assertive, and builds-up to a climatic chorus drop; while the 2nd part is a celebratory loop section with collective improv horns anchored by the 808s and synths.
Sloe – “Absorb”
Sloe goes for an atmospheric and eerie texture on his new beat titled “Absorb.” It’s a nice fusion of electronic elements and downtempo sensibilities. It is the second single to be released from an inbound Sloe album.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud//Bandcamp
Drama Hights – “Into Something”
Drama Hights delivers his next track from his forthcoming album Green Hights. The track in question is titled “Into Something” and is a mid-tempo cut that flips jazz textures, ominous strings, vibrant drums, and finally tempered with a warm bassline. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer
Laika Beats – “Give Her the World”
Laika Beats crafts a tribute to the women in his life on “Give Her the World.” The track has a mellow, scenic feel with its crisp synths, keys, and neck-snapping drums. It sounds like a nice blend of electronic elements and hard-hitting drums to match.