King Thelonious is back and better. Dealing with a couple of collabs since his Static EP release Thelonious one ups himself and brings you Late Night Programming. A 10 track LP with that old school hip hop instrumental vibe, and plenty of television commentary to fit the atmosphere. It even has excerpts from Dave Chappelle’s skits and Adult Swim ads. Brought to you by a love of television and music. Following his LP release Thelonious uploads a his single Mama Got A Hold On Me. Right off the bat it has head rockin power and keeps that energy the whole way through. Instant classic for Hip Hop instrumentals.
CEO Beatz continues to produce quality tracks. His lastest Carnival and Diamonds Dancin are both heavy in bass and dark in sound. Real head rockers. The man has been staying busy in the studio working on collaborations aside from his independent work. Recent featured on Malcolm London’s newest ep alongside frequent collaborator 5heriff. CEO also had the opportunity to work with Taylor Bennett on another Trip Hop beat, furthering his progress and networking in his career. Keep an ear out for this guys music, you will be hearing your favorite rapper spit over CEO Beatz real soon!
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Machobeatz is back with a new instrumental. Still strong from his last relese FR££DVMß, he tones it down with his latest. Recently producing many heavy bass beats, as displayed in his EP DOVGH NVTZ Macho returned to smooth hip hop instrumentals for Pluvio. A track you can relax to as you are serenaded with piano and percussion. Hit play on this one and feel at ease.
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The beatsmith, Frekwenzy, uploads a couple onto soundcloud. One of the very talented producers out of Ever Evolved studios. Whenever he is not mixing and recording other artists he is making trap and bass beats. oH, his most recent is an upbeat future bass beat, with female vocal samples melodically repeated while synths run beneath alongside the beat. While this song is upbeat, Light Work released a couple days earlier is a heavy bass trap beat. You can lose yourself between all the low humming sounds between beats and snares. Both would make a crowd go.
Joining the many artists following What So Not’s Stranger Things Remix teaser Kyral and Banko from the city of Chi are amongst the few to stand out. Doing a really good job at splicing in dialogue from series and keeping the flow of the song, the two remake this smooth melody in to a elbow raising trap beat. You can own that one for free. This generous duo is offering up another track for free for you to blast out loud. Want It comes to you through Plenum Records earlier this week. You most definitely want this in your playlist.
Bouncing between tracks like Stranger Flip with a smooth melody and a raw beat like Want It, you can get a crowd hooked between the rises and falls characterized in these tracks. Catch these guys do their thing live opening up for Zeds Dead at Reaction NYE party in Rosemont Il, near Chicago and mid December in Denver at the Larimar Lounge. With an EP coming up early 2017, you can expect to hear some madness unreleased. New music riding under the trap King UZ‘s banner Quality Good Records, these should be head rocking beats.
Completing so much since his debut release, Bite Me has gained quite the following. Maxing out at around 15k followers on soundcloud. It is because his good ear in original production and remixes, impressing many ears with his take on GTA X Skrillex. While his original work stands out with a dramatic and crisp sound and style that is becoming identifiable to the artist. His latest just keeps topping his last as this self-taught artist continues to learn and improve and at the same time gifting the fruit of his labor for free!
Continuing a trend of female vocals in his remixes, it is handled well with synths, piano and heavy bass. Polina‘s vocal house track Little Babylon is transformed into a melodic trap anthem that maintains a fresh energy from start to finish, like an adrenaline rush. Takin it a step further Bite Me takes Fallen by Freefall and Savannah Low in a different direction. Standing out in remix package competition the house track designed for the dance floor was flipped on its head. Doing justice for the vocals you can get caught in a trance amongst the lyrics and synths floating over hats and snares but in an instant bass will takes over. Nothing but gold from this artist so far and he is only starting, so keep your ears open for his next tune.
Still hot off his Dillon Francis & NGHTMRE remix Cofresi one ups himself and aims for the iconic Imogen Heap & Guy Sigsworth in Frou Frou. Focusing on Imogens vocals in Dumbing Down of Love you can hear where the rhythm comes from. Layering in beats, hats, cymbals, synths and bass Cofresi turns the melancholy track into a vibrant track for an energetic crowd. Hitting up festivals and shows coming out of summer, I am sure the new beats are getting a great reaction and you can get the same at your party with a free download!
Though based in Denver, CO Brennen Bryarly stays close to his Chicago family with roots deeply embedded in deep house and underground. Under the alias Option4 he took the underground Chicago house sound and made his own formula out of it and continues to push his creative limits. His influence has given him opportunities to befriend Chicago artists’ like Autograf and remix a track or collaborate with. He has also been able to take his Chicago influence to his home in Denver and reshape the underground house scene there with his promotional company the Hundred and music festival Cloak & Dagger.
Over the last month Option4 has been releasing a new project little by little through NestHQ releases. Working with Sweat It Out label on this, this project is outside the box than your conventional EP releases. Collaborating with Ashley Jones on art illustrations, Brennen has created a soundtrack for an alternate reality comic book series based upon characters and friends in his music career and home city of Denver, CO. The outcome is quite an entertaining and interactive experience between fans and the artist.
The comic is based upon the legalization of marijuana in Denver, CO and the expectations that came out of it vs the reality. Many believed the legalization of the herb would raise crime rate levels as a consequence. What has happened was quite the opposite, the city thrived economically and everyone was too baked and happy to produce crime. This comic portrays the expectations of the fearful public and as the listener and reader you can listen to and watch as the story unfolds with every release.
Tink may have been silent for a while but she is vocal and making her self known once more. Getting us re-acquainted with her mindset, she breaks her silence with Count It Up. Counting up her blessings and her profits over her ambitions, well deserved after spending long days and long nights workin hard doing what you love. Not long after Winters Diary 4 follows. Not a month old and over a million people played and got something unexpected! A soul embracing 15 track album that is leaving her followers inspired and empowered. It is available to stream right here.
The unexpected is somewhat consistent with an artist like Tink. Releasing music from soul she switches up genres to match vibe and her colors. Tink surprises round the Clock and she does it again. Collaborating with My Digital Enemy they create a genre bending Rap infused Bass House beat that will get your blood pumping. Not an unfamiliar genre for Tink having worked with Tazer on bass beat dubbed Wet Dollars, later to be remixed by Zeds Dead. Needless to say we are glad Tink is back and blowing our minds. Sounds like she has a lot more up her sleeves.
Released mid August on Stank Face Records, Producer and Audio Engineer Drew Mantia comes loaded with the 11 track Beat Tape Vol. 1. Hopefully an endless volume will follow. Packed with original and raw hip hop instrumental beats and live instruments you will be bobbin your head till you hit replay. With a lot of experience producing beats for and with the best in Chicago like Probcause and RapperChicks, Drew Mantia’s name only promises the best quality in his sounds that combine jazz and urban influences with ambient atmosphere.