Emune – Auras [EP]

If plodding snare drums, lazy kick drums and un-quantized hi-hats are your jam then welcome Emune’s Auras into your music library. The boom bap specialist utilizes every piece in his drum kit. The nearly 11 minute beat tape has a lot of great moments. Lots of dark auras. The track “slip” is a haunting record featuring eerie clips saying, “dream,” and “in the heart or … Continue reading Emune – Auras [EP]

Ostinato – Memory Loss [LP]

Ostinato’s Memory Loss is nine tracks of nonstop action. The Australian producer crafts his latest LP using a blend of juke elements, house, and bass sensibilities. He employs droning backdrops, quickly paced drumwork, button mashing blips and synth leads that sound like they’re powering up a space vessel into warp drive. Listen to this one and take a trip down memory lane…in the fast lane. Continue reading Ostinato – Memory Loss [LP]

BOATS – Beat Tape

Oakland’s Aaron Ferguson reached the century mark on his Facebook page and decided to drop this new nameless beat tape. Chaaaa-Ching, free stuff. In April, BOATS released Bleaving which was ”snapping beat variations delightfully dunked in electric kool-aid & cooled with bursts of spaced-out G-funk.” [via] This seamless 26 minute ‘Untitled’ beat tape features some grimy West Coast funk and heavy doses of 808s. It’s not … Continue reading BOATS – Beat Tape

Schadillac – Admiral [Beat Tape]

The Admiral could never beat Olajuwon. This tape is no Hakeem the Dream. It’s just cut and paste, big-man, straight-laced sampled hip-hop. Nothing flashy. No shake. Just a lot of The Average White Band’s “Why” and Issac Hayes’ “Feel Like Makin’ Love.” The latter being used in Schadillac‘s “Avery Johnson”, which, is funny because there is nothing sexy about coaching the New Jersey Nets. Gas face. … Continue reading Schadillac – Admiral [Beat Tape]

M▲GGZ™ – Day Dream [Mix]

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=2068260087/size=grande/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB/ Maggz has a ‘z’ in his name because he’s edgy–an extra ‘g’ to avoid confusing his producing ability with tabloid magazines or bullet slang. He’s his own trademark. And, Day Dream is its own sound unlike anything he’s done before. The Columbus, Ohio producer earlier this year released a soulful, boom bop beat tape properly titled Soundscapes: Winter Selections because it’s cold. Its icy 808s bang and … Continue reading M▲GGZ™ – Day Dream [Mix]

M▲GGZ™ – Day Dream [Mix]

Maggz has a ‘z’ in his name because he’s edgy—an extra ‘g’ to avoid confusing his producing ability with tabloid magazines or bullet slang. He’s his own trademark. And, Day Dream is its own sound unlike anything he’s done before. The Columbus, Ohio producer earlier this year released a soulful, boom bop beat tape properly titled Soundscapes: Winter Selections because it’s cold. Its icy 808s bang and chilly … Continue reading M▲GGZ™ – Day Dream [Mix]

Rookie Round – Sampler One [Beat Tape]

Germany might be the least funny country in the world, but at least their beat making skills aren’t terrible. In fact, Rookie Round, a German producer collective, are showing me that they’re actually not bad at all. Volume Eins showcases eight producers who specialize in creating sample shifting, soul chopping, bass knocking tremors. Dope. Not all these beats are successful. Some are quite boring. As … Continue reading Rookie Round – Sampler One [Beat Tape]