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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Luca Phillips – “Rheo”
London based producer Luca Phillips opens this week’s edition with a retro-tinged jam titled “Rheo.” This beat has a mellow vibe and the haunting vocals do add a nice touch to it all. Get it on Apple Music//Soundcloud
Frank Freeman – “Road to freedom”
UK producer Frank Freeman‘s “road To freedom” is an epic piece that blends solemn and atmospheric textures over staggered percussions. The beat sure builds bit by bit and is inspired by the classic hero’s journey.
NICO.x3 – “Ventilation”
PĒPL – “HEAT WAVE”
PĒPL taps into the current civil and political unrest to craft a solemn, reflective beat he calls “HEATWAVE.” He makes use of an atmospheric and somewhat ominous texture and peppers it with classic Dead Prez vocals to match.
He adds that the title “HEATWAVE” Is a depiction of the boiling point from all of the current emotions in the air now flooding out. Get it on Bandcamp//Soundcloud//Audiomack
Sam Rich – “Morning Tea”
“Morning Tea” by Sam Rich is very contemplative and serves as a perfect backdrop to meditate as you rise up. The soft piano riffs, soft drums, and soothing sound design make for a solid listen.
After living in New Orleans for the past 4 years, Sam Rich moved to Brooklyn to focus on producing music as well as working as a manager for several bands in NYC. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Spotify
Padre Tóxico – “Jazz Infused”
Jon Baylor – “Dilemma”
Producer Jon Baylor crafts a smooth groovy piece titled “Dilemma.” He blends soft trap drums, nostalgic textures, and an infectious percussion loop to make this solid tune. He has a new beat tape Burn, Inhale 2 coming out later this year. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer
Sammy TQ – “Stay In”
Sammy TQ crafts a smooth, reflective piece titled “Stay In” for our listening pleasure. He makes use of soft jazz instruments that give off a nostalgic and dusty vibe and layers them over a smooth downbeat drum pattern.
Native Species – “To Be With Nature”
Ann Arbor, Michigan based producer Native Species’s “To Be With Nature” has a soft piano and jazz elements that are calming and nostalgic. It’s very smooth and alluring. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud
Mxstvh – “In My Hood”
Producer/mix engineer Mxstvh shows us. what really goes in on his new beat titled “In My Hood.” He makes use of dusty samples and neck-snapping grooves to convey his message. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud
Andrew Day – “Dun Dun”
Andrew Day‘s “Dun Dun” is a slick bouncy beat made up of choppy samples and glitch effects. It’s quite layered but never gets too rowdy.
Luchii – “The Doppler Effect”
Luchii takes us down memory lane on the nostalgia-inducing vibes of his beat titled “The Doppler Effect.” he flips a smooth soulful sample and layered over a standard drum pattern but things do switch up every now and then with scratches and special audio effects. Get it on Soundcloud
REAPVR – “waltz for venus”
REAPVR is back with another eclectic piece titled “waltz for venus” and this time around he goes for a very spaced-out, atmospheric vibe. Inspired by Cowboy Bebop, Session 8: “Waltz For Venus”
Jes Nil – “Reassuring Drops”
Greek producer Jes Nil gives us the spirit of summer on his new beat “Reassuring Drops.” The jazzy pianos and laid back drums have that calming effect of a windy sunny day. “Reassuring Drops ” comes from Jes Nil’s debut beat tape, named Under the Rain, a collection of 16 mellow, laid back lo-fi hip hop beats. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer
Beal Beats – “Cold”
Houston based producerBeal Beats makes a grand entry on our list with his new beat titled “Cold.” He crafts a solemn, reflective beat made up of a classic drum break, alluring textures and vocal samples to match.
“Cold” is part of his 52-week challenge in which he will be dropping a new track every week. Get it on Spotify
Paved – “Pilot”
Paved blends smooth atmospheric instruments against mellow trap drums on his beat “Pilot.” This is quite interesting as the vibe here is very cinematic and somewhat ominous too.
Serdna – “Sizzling Vegetables”
Serdna’s ethereal vibes are present on his beat titled “Sizzling Vegetables.” A beat that makes use of the act of cooking vegetables as ambiance and laces it with soft piano chords and mellow percussions.