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So far I’ve liked basically every track I’ve heard from Virginian beat-maker Tuamie, however, almost every track he has made has been under 2-minutes in length.  I was pretty surprised to see that Tuamie’s latest jam, ‘An order of extra loop’, comes in at over 3-minutes.  The track does exactly what its name suggests it should with the song settling into a repetitive loop based groove.  Basically the first minute of the entire track also consists of a pretty hilarious sample from this video.  As usual, Tuamie manages to come through with some of the best drum sounds across all of soundcloud.

-PK

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The beat music scene isn’t exactly a female dominated scene.  Considering how little gender should effect music (let alone instrumental beat music) it’s a bit strange to consider how few female producers and beat makers there are.  The work of Edrina Martinez as Astronautica may first grab your attention for the fact alone that she is a she, however, it’s the quality of her music that is the real selling point.  Steeped in the culture and music of the L.A. beat scene, Edrina has been releasing a steady stream of laid-back and intricate beats for a while now gaining a deservedly growing following.  I got the chance to chat with Edrina about her influences, favorite color and being a girl in such a male heavy culture and the entire conversation can be read below…

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After already having won me over with his fantastic track ‘That’s All’, Andras Fox pulls through with a fantastic mini-LP.  Daydreaming is a 10-track release filled with mellow and vibe heavy beats dedicated towards a simplified approach towards beatmaking.  The past few years has seen a huge advancement in beatmaking with young artists dedicated towards creativity, texture and innovation over making beats to hide behind top 100 singles.  Andras Fox’s Daydreaming strives to reject all that with an album self-described as a collection of “Simple, dimple, instrumental beats from a world before side-chaining and pitched up vocal samples”.  The sounds throughout the album are varied and all great so there is no reason not to check out this free release.  Download below or at his bandcamp

-PK

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Like all good beatmakers and producers these days, Tuamie is a soundcloud-based artist who has been putting out a steady stream of content on his account for a while now.  Tuamie’s beats are all routed in hip-hop but experiment with a lot of lo-fi noise work that give his music a distinctively home brewed feel.  Tuamie even took on  remixing Goodie Mob’s ‘Cell Therapy’ which he is releasing in parts.

Tuamie- Who I am to Tell You pt. 3 (Tuamified):

Tuamie has put out three beat tapes on his bandcamp and it is clear that his work keeps getting better and more refined.  He has clear reverence for a lot of southern hip-hop and some of his best material comes from his dedication towards maintaining a southern vibe.  Check out more Tuamie at his soundcloud

Tuamie- I To My Ting:

-PK

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The beat music scene is a male dominated world so the most immediate thing that will probably stand-out to anyone about Astronautica is that she is a she.  While as a gimmick that is all good and fine, Edrina Martinez doesn’t rely on her femininity to make her music stand-out in the crowded scene.  Astronautica lands on the chiller side of the beat spectrum, however, that does not mean her beats are lazily composed.  Tracks like ‘Weekend’ and ‘somethingaboutyou’ show off some serious composition talent from Astronautica.  Her material keeps getting better so I can’t wait to hear how her sounds continues to evolve.  Check out more music at her bandcamp and soundcloud and stream ‘somethingaboutyou’ below…

-PK

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Hanz’ long awaited The Fire Thief EP dropped today which is possibly the strongest release from the Augusta producer so far.  If you aren’t familiar with the world of Hanz’ music, The Fire Thief is a pretty great place to start because it is apparent from the very start that this is not your average beat tape.  Tracks progress on skeletal percussion with staggering paces and dissonant melodies constructed around contrasting samples.  The beats here are dark and scarce like they could soundtrack and urban horror film, which is a nice change of pace from all the blogwave out there.  Hanz even takes on a 13 minute track entitled ‘Erobern’ with the EP which is something very unusual and ambitious for a beat maker.  Stream the album below and download it over at his bandcamp…

-PK

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Soundcloud is an absolute haven for great beatmakers and producers.  Just to further prove that fact to myself, today I decided to start following some artists based of their name and picture.  One of the most eye-catching artists had a classic photo of Batman and Robin as his picture and goes by L▲nguⓘd (Languid) who turns out to be a Zimbabwean beatmaker based in Britain who just dropped a new mixtape today entitled Soulness Side Two.  At first listen, Languid’s sample-based sound didn’t jump out as something of a rare find on soundcloud but as the music progressed his style became easier to distinguish.  Every one of Languid’s tracks was recorded using only chops which he has proudly demonstrated by performing every one of the tracks live.  The result is a mixtape of glitchy, J Dilla-esque beats which can be downloaded over at his bandcamp.  Two of the tracks on the mixtape come from Negrosaki who’s style fits in with the rest of the tape.  Stream Souless Side Two below…

-PK

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