Archives for posts with tag: instrumental

New music from the rap game gift that keeps on giving, as Lee Scott surprises us with a new 10 track instrumental project. I Can’t Figure Out How I Figured It All Out is a collection of beats that Lee has put together over the last few weeks, in part because of a sore throat and in part because he is one of those artists who can’t ever stop making music. You can stream the project below and downloads are available via Lee’s Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

BigLikeBaz comes back to the fore with a new beat tape, following on from last year’s excellent Openwaters. WGLYB (who’s gonna love you baby) is a short but sweet showcase of Baz’s abilities behind the boards and if you’re familiar with his previous works, it’ll come as no surprise that this is another superb selection. The tape can be heard in full below and you find downloads for all his releases over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

If you enjoyed the brilliance of Sean Price and Small Professor’s 86 Witness album, you will be pleased to hear that Small Pro has now released the instrumentals from the project. You can hear them in all their original glory below and downloads can be found over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Griselda production stalwart, Daringer, teams up with Fat Beats to assist with the 11th instalment of their Baker’s Dozen series. The 13 beats provide a nice insight into Daringer’s methods and shine a light on why he has fast become the favourite of many of today’s rap fans. Daringer himself says that his dad was a jazz pianist and so he grew up listening to a lot of improvised sessions, which definitely influenced his sometimes unconventional sequencing. The collection is available to stream below and downloads can be found on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

At the start of the year we saw the release of an album that will quite easily emerge as one of the strongest projects of 2019, when these 12 months are all done and dusted. For his first producer album, Blockhead amassed an intoxicating brew of instrumentals and vocal tracks, featuring some of the best voices in rap today.
Now we are being treated to the full instrumental release of Free Sweatpants, which is a must for any fans of the NY producer, or simply for fans of first rate beat-making. And as if the opportunity to digest all these gems in their rawest form wasn’t enough to pique your interest, the album also comes with two bonus tracks featuring billy woods, Curly Castro and Aesop Rock. You can listen to this bonus tracks and the rest of the album below, with downloads available via Backwoodz Studioz. Read the rest of this entry »

A solid batch of sample-based instrumental jams from Norm Oddity, as he presents his latest release, System Restore. Having found his way to the freshly formed, but already mighty, Group Bracil label, the South Wales producer displays his dexterity for beat-making with a varied selection that run the gamut from eerie lurkers to glitchy wonders. System Restore is available to stream in full below, with downloads and cassettes up for grabs via Bandcamp. The artwork was done by Matt Littler. Read the rest of this entry »

Ohbliv has been on my radar ever since I first heard his production work on various Mutant Academy projects. Give Thanks is his latest beat selection and is a prime example of why he’s not only a favourite of mine, but also of the likes of Fly Anakin, Armand Hammer and Koncept Jack$on. Ohbliv sees this new release as a follow up to his contribution to the Baker’s Dozen series, which is put together by Fat Beats. For the recording he drew for a number of production tools, including his favourite – the SP-404. Give Thanks is available to stream in full below. Read the rest of this entry »

Sticking with beat tapes but this time across the Atlantic, as EvillDewer returns with his latest offering. Once again the beats themselves are sample heavy, experimental in the best way and all with a faint sense of menace looming. Slime Rituals is available to stream in part below and full downloads can be found via Speak No Evil Recordings. Read the rest of this entry »

A rough and ready, yet still banging beat tape from Strange Neighbour, as he samples the hell out of a Bollywood film score DVD he found in a charity shop. You can stream the tape in full below and you can grab a free download via Revorg Records. Read the rest of this entry »

Fresh new jazzy flavours from Talos and the first leak from his upcoming Iridescent EP. The full release will arrive on 20 March, with features from Coops, Gabriella Vixen and Jerome Thomas. Streams and downloads for Poly Chrome are available from the usual platforms.