It’s beaties, bitch. For those of us too hip for the new Schoolboy Q album, too into the internet for Real Estate and generally uninterested in anything the hooligans over at p4k are listening to, we got a crop of music that we can promise will never be played at a party. Just how we like it. This volume of beaties is brought to you in part by Yung Crock and his fish tank, bine with his chemical drugs, Wopak with a jam that could theoretically one day maaaybe be played in a club, Richie Quake with some casual vibes and BWWWOYS with that post-internet wave shit. Enjoy.
New year, same old grind, same old beaties. Well not really. These are some fresh beaties, straight up 2k14 future-wave type shit. To start the new year off right we got Simulator with a high fashion/cameras flashing joint, DJ BAD KIDS reminding us never to fear, ฬเןl continuing to be an early contender for Beatie Master of 2014, Taøers with one of the most internet sounding things you’ll hear all day and lee with some dilla day goodness. Eat em up after the jump.
After putting out a song everyday for a (fucking!) year, Holm. took some time off to work on a new track for longer than just one day. The result is “45th Parallel” and it gives a lot of insight into just how much Holm. learned and grew over the course of his 365 day long project. ”45th Parallel” introduces for what I believe is the first time Holm.’s voice which he focuses into a blunt shout over his frantic and gorgeous percussion. While he doesn’t push himself to Majical Cloudz emotional heights, he definitely captures the same up close and personal effect. In case his project didn’t already put him on your map “45th Parallel” way be his way of shouting his way from faceless producer to an artist with a lot to say.
At the end of the day Tuamie is the loops master and the beatie king and he’s making it because he has never doubted his methods. Since his earlier days, Tuamie has gained a sizable fan base and even collaborated with Sidewalk Kal proving that he has skill to live up to the praise we’ve thrown his way. ”Generation Y” is one of his longest offerings so far and proves Tuamie can keep your attention for well over three minutes.
Aside from having near impossible to search and blog about names, ฬเןl and ˚D•∆•ø•I•M˚ (who from now on will be referred to as Will and Doolm because I’m a lazy blogger with no soul) are also two of the most exciting fresh faces on the beaties scene. Seriously just go visit Will and Doolm’s soundcloud pages. I linked them for a reason. They’ve both been working with some of our other favorite up and coming rappers and artists including Tay Devenny, Broke/ and DooF so it’s only natural that the two of them decided to work together. 2014 definitely isn’t the most ambitious tape you’ll hear all year but it is hopefully a sign for more collaborations and plenty more beaties to come.
We’re almost done with our first month of 2014 which means it’s time for us to finally get our shit together and release our only year end list, the annual Eat Your Beaties Awards. I hope everyone is wearing something fancy because this is probably the most important year end award list/article that you’ll read about 2013 ever. Expect your normal beaties volumes to resume regular programming… some time soon. Hit the jump for the awards.
A lot of promising beatmakers have come and faded since the time we’ve been covering Nvthlss and it was starting to look like Nvthlss would never fade but would be content to release new music at a dizzying pace. He’s constructed his own world of music without ever seeming to look back. His growth has been charted with a lot more zig-zags and left turns than anything traditionally linear. ”only me this time, this one is longer, very important for me,” Nvthlss explained upon sending us over a link. Nvthlss has an incredible back catalog of music to build from, Lifetime vol 1 seems to be his first time acknowledging his foundation. As a result, Lifetime vol 1 seems to be the most focused he’s been since EP6 (my personal favorite of his large collection) with the sounds more contained and traditionally hip-hop and jazz. Of course it’s all about the loop and Nvthlss weaves some gorgeousness here from the stuttering “Bill murray is the man” to the FlyLo-channeling “Brian II”. Things can definitely get weird (“Booker” or “Shout out”) but, as Nvthlss says himself, it’s all feelings.