Summertime is rolling in. The sun is heating up. I’m hiding in my room, searching for beaties. Because the sun is overrated, right? Who needs friends when we got Maj of Becousin’ on some dryer sheet shit, Noah B on the good vibes, DJ Smokey and Arizona Iced Out boy Yung Gud on some v emotional music, Sleepy Eyes on some beats that are making me go woaaaaaaah and Jay Curry repping deity gang off his awesome new tape. Hit that jump, don’t be afraid.
Having achieved status of Beaties Master last year, Tuamie has earned the undying attention and love from The Up-Turn. Admittedly, it’s not very hard to continue loving what Tuamie does considering how good he is at what he does. Considering most of his compositions barely extend over 60 seconds, this 3 minute mix he put together with fellow Dirty Tapes member Uplift is a whole lot of new material. I have no idea how these two dudes manage to coat every second of this mix with so much magic but I guess I shouldn’t expect anything less from these dudes.
Me and Terry just spent 8 hours together driving across the country searching for some DOPE beaties. This is all we got. Hit that jump for a slow burner from abhi dijon, new madegg (which is always a good thing), Leah Axel on those emotional vibes (Axel might be going as babi wolf now which would be pretty cool too), some couch music from inf.Zero and some crazy, experimental, you’re-not-cool-enough-for-this-shit-wave from CT native Rudkus.
Slam Skillet, who first caught our attention with his gorgeous and high-energy beatie “Gemsbok”, is doing some big things. His sound has only matured and his newest EP, Rachis, scored a feature on Noisey. Rachis is filled with bubbling, strobe-accented beats that twist and bend around boom-bap vibed drums. Slam Skillet is definitely a master of sounds and capturing good feelings in small samples that is equal parts Daft Punk and DJ Koze. Although we feel like nostalgic parents seeing Slam Skillet grow up and make a name for himself, we couldn’t be happier about how his beats are starting to catch on with more people. Stream my favorite tracks below and the entire EP after the jump.
I guess EYB is 21 now so it can now legally get fucked up. EYB went out a bit too hard last night so it’s now facing the sunlight with bravery, a lot of hangover curatives and some dope tunes of course. Here to help us party and bullshit is rxn on some Dead Presidents ish, Jay Curry with some Big L, Shak. with those meditative guitar lines, Kid Visions with some YOUNG HO COLLECTIVE math and home-sick with an ode to ODB. Celebrate after the jump.
It’s been a long journey, but we’ve made it 20 volumes of Beaties in, and there’s no turning back now. I think this also means the one year anniversary is coming up soon, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. This time around we have 5 fresh ones for y’all as usual. We start off with an experimental chanting beatie from Holm.’s beatie-a-day project, then a short verse from /broke and Maj, a Neptunes/J.T.-esque summer track from Penthouse Penthouse, a mind boggling sample collage from BitterTV, and finally a haunting and organic sounding droner from Quam. As always, stream them all after the jump.
We took a break from beatie diving all day erryday this week to watch this on repeat. May 21st really can’t come any sooner but hopefully these DANK ASS BEATIES will help us get through the next month. These nutritious beaties are provided by vhlv on that wonky shit, NVTHLSS with a cooool remix, Poptart Pete straight shruggin, Voduz poppin caps and Sasquatch going all bleeeep blooop and what not. Get your biweekly recommending dose after the jump.