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Gordy Michael – Comfort by imogenenebyl
June 16, 2014, 12:00 AM
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Gordy Micheal invites your mind on a warped quest through aural space with his ambient beats. Comfort evokes the true feelings of being comfortable and allures you into a chilled-out mood. The soft piano brings an early 1920’s jazz vibe to the piece. No longer than 2 minutes, his tracks are short yet golden.



Scruffnuk Dust – Escape by imogenenebyl
June 13, 2014, 12:00 AM
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Scruffnuk Dust
 brings us some relaxed vibes to escape to with the appropriately titled Escape. You can’t help but bounce your head along to this one. Crank it loud and let the vibrations flow through your mind and body.

Check out more mixes by him at https://soundcloud.com/scruffnuk-dust

Check out Scruffnuk Dust on the Fuck the Radio: Anesthetic Mixtape here.

 



The Beatfonics Crew – Beatxploitation by Chris
April 26, 2014, 4:31 PM
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For their seventh volume The Beatfonics Crew wanted to explore the world of Blaxploitation movement, an African-American film genre that emerged in the United States in the ‘70s, but also a music genre, given the significant quantity and quality of soundtracks recorded and the high level of the composers.

I love me a concept album- especially a concept beats album. This Beatfonics Crew mix-tape is dope.



Amin Payne & Ben Bada Boom – UTURN MEON by Chris

There’s somewhat of a global effort behind this collaboration between local Melbourne hero Amin Payne, Germany-based Ben Bada Boom and French label Cascade Records. A well-deserved sexy video for a sexy song; pushing the limits of what the YouTube monkeys will allow.

Amin and Ben have a talent for making beats which stand on their own as ‘songs’ rather than simplistic instrumentals- really bringing the craft to a new level of creativity and musicianship.



Duke Westlake – Re. Turn by Chris

Duke Westlake’s Re. Turn is an impressive 30 tracks large. Ranging from chillout to electronica to straight up hip-hop, this album contains an impressive variety of different sounds and samples, worth hitting play and kicking back to.

Released by the soulful hip-hop centred Mello Music Group (Oddisee, Apollo Brown), the whole thing only costs an easy $7.50 to be yours to keep, or just stream it on Bandcamp above.



Je$u$ – Schleifen by Chris
July 30, 2013, 1:09 PM
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German producer Je$u$ keeps it fresh. Schleifen is a name-your price download of 6 beats presented by DIY net-based label Gergaz.

Bandcamp:
http://heysuz.bandcamp.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/heysuz.kannibalismus

Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/jesusmpd



Tayreeb – Make Music by Chris

Spoonty – Feels by Chris
March 28, 2013, 6:04 PM
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Eleven groovy beats by Sydney producer Spoonty have made their way onto bandcamp for a new release called Feels. Quite a well-polished production overall, this is no mere collection of rough ‘n raw beats with none of the tracks falling below three minutes; these are all fully fleshed out grooves to get down to.

Something about this album reminds me of the style of Bonobo, which can never be a bad thing. Heaps sings out with immaculate vocal chops while Forest makes use of a smoothly carved up flute. Quite frankly, the samples fit perfect like honey and lemon- while the beats are as smooth as Morgan Freeman’s voice after a nice honey and lemon tea. The whole thing is musically delicious experience.



Terracotta Blue – Other Eden by Chris
February 18, 2013, 1:00 PM
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Terracotta Blue, producer from Washington DC, transmits his enthusiasm for chill wave and trip hop by creating his own unique fusion of heavenly samples and delicate drums.  His latest album Shine Again is a collection of radiant beats that fill my soul with love.

Other Eden, the last and certainly not least track of Shine Again, harmoniously completes this blissful album through its modulating dynamics. The heart-warming track takes you on a luminous and joyful voyage through layers of satisfying sounds. Constantly developing, this beat evolves from minimal to decorative, and then to the pleasant repetition of a woodwind descending perfect fourth (oh so satisfying). The tension is re-heightened through a rousing crescendo of percussion until the snare sneaks in and truly hits the spot. This kind of drop had me gasping and laughing in awe of its pure perfection all the way to the smooth fade out.

The whole 10-track album is available for a pick-your-price download on Bandcamp.



Lord Leonator – Can You…? by Chris
February 15, 2013, 12:00 PM
Filed under: Beats, Dance, Hip-Hop, Upbeat, Vocals | Tags: , , , , ,

Style plus ease seems to be the perfect formula for hip-hop production, and Lord Leonator has successfully achieved this in his latest album Dirtport. The Düsseldorf based producer is no stranger to this blog, but he just keeps on giving.

The first track of the album, Can You…? is an animated opener oozing with buoyancy and life, you can feel Leo‘s enthusiasm for music through his cuts and glitches. An energetic launch, this gets you right into the diverse set of raw head-bopping beats of the rest of the album.

 



O D S – Dirty Socks Vol. 3 by Chris
February 9, 2013, 5:16 PM
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San Francisco producer/MC Old Dirty Socks (or LO his rap alias) is an imminent artist from the US who is gaining popularity globally, having worked with Aussie legend Ta-Ku on a compilation project Night Swimmers as well as names like Prof. Logik, Fonetik Simbol and Venezuela’s Doktor Rheal to name a few. Releasing both instrumental beats as well as a few vocal tracks, ODS is a versatile musician with a clear passion for hip hop that manifests in his composition, both production and flow.

Dirty Socks Volume Three is the perfect combination of raw hip-hop percussion under and evocative jazzy melodies. The irresistible vinyl crackle and nostalgic vibes of each beat hold the album together to create a natural and effortless story through a warm selection of classic 70s soul samples. Similar to Apollo Brown and Mattron who have that same filtered soul style. The seemingly seamless flow of each track as well as that chopped vinyl/trip hop sound we all dig make this an accessible album over which to spit rhymes and jam, two-step with your lover, or just to bop your head to and max out. Not your typical neck snapping beats; the album is a delightful mixture of subtle beat drops and boom bap drums.



Shag – 1992 by Chris
December 18, 2012, 10:56 AM
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To celebrate his 20th birthday, Shag promised (and delivered) a new beat tape. If you dig tight sample-based trip-hop do not hesitate- Shag consistently releases fantastic stuff, with a variety of moods and noises to keep you entertained from start to finish.

Grab it here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?vtt25g7f1eslhom

 



ALTA – Stay Awhile by Chris

Shaping up to be the release of the year, you better believe I’m tagging Alta‘s Stay Awhile debut BRILLIANT (the lucky 7th tag earned this year).

From the seductive slowness of the eponymous opener Stay Awhile to the cheeky musac samples in Elevator, the overall progression of the record effortlessly moves from dreamy sample-heavy blues-ballads to solid trip-hop sounds in Next and Bees.

The most impressive element of Alta‘s sound is the way beatmaker Julius’ sample-heavy beats marry with vocalist Hannah’s organic soulful voice to create a fresh-yet-familiar vibe within the tracks. The only thing I dislike about this album is that when I listen to it on my iTunes, Alta Mira by Björk always comes on once it’s over and that song drives me fucking nuts; but, assuming you won’t have the same problem, I highly recommend you take the time to give this release a download.



Kid Deep – Shake It Up by Chris
September 13, 2012, 9:06 AM
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Aside from having the best Soundcloud bio description ever “I can’t wait ’til this set is over, ‘cuz I’ve got a roll of Lifesavers in my pocket, and pineapple is next..” Perth’s Kid Deep produces some pretty fresh sample-heavy beats.



Ta-Ku – 50 Days For Dilla Vol. 2 by Chris

Ta-Ku has been kicking-ass after ass with his consistent high-quality beat-releases, and the 50 Days of Dilla project is possibly his most ambitious and successful yet. 50 Days for Dilla vol. 1 was released digitally under HW&W in March with the vinyl following two months later in May as HW&W‘s first official vinyl release. The vinyl sold out within 6 hours of its online release and I managed to bag the second-to-last copy.

Vol. 2 was released online on July 24th and for $10, the remaining 25 tracks of the project can be yours… Or you can hang-out for the vinyl (they’d be crazy not to release one after the last response).

The remaining 25 beats are brief (none break the 3 minute mark, as with the previous volume), however I wouldn’t want to attempt a feat like producing a beat every day for 50 days, so the length is easily forgivable. The quality is of a standard which can be expected from an established producer like Ta-Ku, the drums swing just right, the samples stutter and glitch to neat effect… and the overall feel of the record is something I could have constantly on in the background without a worry. The Dilla inspiration is clear and present- somewhat overpowering in-fact. I would have liked to see a little more deviation and stylistic twist from Ta-Ku considering his past proven skills with glitchy electronics, however this is not the aim of the record- as a tribute album, it works quite fantastically.




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