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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csca – “limonata”
CSCA opens up this week’s list with some lo-fi vibes with his track titled “Limonata.” A reflective beat that is made up of smooth textures and a wide variety of alluring instrumentation. Get it on Soundcloud
33kstar – “Nova”
Gainesville, FL. raised producer. 33kstar makes his debut on our list with this retro electro-infused beat titled “Nova.” The drums used have the standard trap bounce but the texture is reminiscent of horror sci-fi flicks and have a nice cinematic feel to them. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud//Spotify
DANAN – “Pray”
Rural Resonance – “RIP”
Rural Resonance returns to our list with this somewhat dark and uplifting beat made up of soft synths, ethereal pads, and smooth drums to complete the job This song was inspired by the idea of the EP of being comfortable in uncomfortable situations or becoming comfortable with what is ahead of you. This one resembles resting in peace – not necessarily an actual death, Get it on Soundcloud.
2Timothy – “Grind Mode”
Producer 2Timothy (fka Alpyne) sets it off dramatically with “Grind Mode.” A dark hard-hitting beat that. makes use of haunting synths, rumbling drums with a spaced-out arrangement.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Spotify
0bjektiv – “Restyamynd_”
0bjektiv showcases his choppy production style on this beat titled “Restyamynd_” He makes use of a soft solemn piano, various vocal chops and a head-nodding drum pattern to tighten it up. Get it on Spotify.
Glasstempo – “Lagoon”
Sydney-based, Manila-born producer Glasstempo takes us deep into the sunset on his new release titled “Lagoon.” The beat is very calming and sure makes one want to reflect on a handful of things while relaxing.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Spotify
IO/ONE – “L’odore de pecore”
IO/ONE delivers a dark eclectic composition titled “L’odore de pecore.” The beat sounds like something out of a horror flick with its dark piano chords, haunting choral vocals, and cinematic textures.
The beat is from his movie “Chimère” (Chimera in English) Check out the trailer here. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//
Jaydac – “El Patron”
Stockholm based producer who goes by Jaydac displays his production skills on the genre-fusing track titled “El Patron.” He makes use of wobbly synths, lush strings, special effects, and dark sound design to bring a very eclectic sound to the forefront
Get it on Apple Music//Spotify
defbymisadventure – “trouble”
defbymisadventure‘s newest effort is titled “trouble” and starts off with a smooth piano riff that switches into a mix of sounds that range from weird sounds that overpower the keys. It’s quite ominous but pretty engaging
D. – “Well Brood”
D.’s “Well Brood” is as dark as the bottom of the ocean. The producer goes for a cinematic, ominous vibe with haunting strings/pads, a weird rumbling synth, and clean drums to complete the job.
D. made his solo debut in June of 2020 with “Wasn’t that Great” a 10-track LP.
Softdrop – “Forever Day”
Philadelphia, PA producer Softdrop aims to make us reminisce on good times on his reflective beat titled “Forever Day.” He chops up a nice sample with ethereal horns, soft pads, and sparse drums to match. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud
KOLA – “Holy Bap”
KOLA ‘s “Holy Bap” is solid tribute to Dilla and an excellent showcase of the producer’s skills. He chops up vocals from a requiem mass and layers them with soft basslines, head nodding drums and then some. The result is solid from start to finish. KOLA is a Canadian music producer born in Montreal, Quebec.
Fergstramental – “Morning Yogurt”
“Morning Yogurt” is a laid back guitar-laden beat by Fergstramental. The live feel is prevalent here and the guitars sure lend their strengths to make this as edgy as possible. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Spotify
REAPVR – “when i float weightless to the surface”
REAPVR turns down the energy on the moody beat he calls “when i float weightless to the surface.” It’s an interesting mix of soft pads, smooth synths and drums to match.