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.
Throughout his still young career, Nvthlss has demonstrated an incredible talent for breathing new life into tired sounds and musical ideas. Whether it’s working with golden age styled boom-bap, remixing Danny Brown or even some classic Illmatic Nas on this new tape, Nvthlss has never stumbled sounding fresh, exciting and distinctive. Breaking away from the numerically named EPs that he’s stuck to in the past, Nvthlss has put out easily his most fully realized product to date with the Always may.EP. The EP is a blend of remixes and originals that expand upon the producer’s parisian sound with fantastic results. The aforementioned Nas remix “The world is ours” places the rapper in a sound collage of manipulated and distorted vinyl scratches alongside cascading piano lines. Even Drake can’t help but sound great with the magical touch of Nvthlss. Nvthlss has always been one of my favorite producers to watch and listen to grow and with Always may.EP he’s become one of my favorite producers.
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.
It’s not everyday that we run across an artist like Sean Cullen, the dude behind SEENMR and founding member of the Young Ho Collective. Sean Cullen is so psyched on music, life and his crew that his personality beams through his recordings and has made his Chinatown Tape one of the most buzz-worthy beat tapes of the year. I had a chance to chat with SEENMR and the bulk of that conversation has been formated for your reading pleasure after the jump. Being the cool dude that he is, Sean also threw together an awesome mix that I highly recommend you listen to while reading this philosophic conversation. Get ready for the Young Ho revolution.
Tuamie is a beaties master. Wun Two is a beaties master. Together, they’re just two young guns out there doing cool things through the power of the internet. ! is an EP for beat lovers. It’s not an album designed around a concept or tied together by one radically different idea or sound. Instead, the music on ! sounds so instantly familiar and classic that I wouldn’t have been surprised if all of this material came from unreleased demos by fellow beat masters like Madlib or J Dilla. Considering the fact that Wun Two is from Germany and Tuamie is from Virginia, it’s awesome to hear how well they work together in creating a cohesive and flawless release.