Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3 a.m.
Welcome to the eighth installment of the Gimme Noise Beattape, a collection of sounds from Twin Cities producers and beatmakers. As the final weeks of summer slide past, a suitable soundtrack emerges. Here are some great beats from a new cadre of musicians, all of whom stem from the vibrant local scene.
Rube's classical boom-bap is the driving force behind Dem Atlas and Guante's Sifu Hotman project
, providing a funk-laden sample-based soundscape that perfectly complemented the MC's loose and fun approach. He aptly describes himself as "a minimalist homeboy who knows his beats," and adheres to a traditionalist mindset that aligns itself with the classics.
Featured track: "AuthenticVintage," Gimme Noise exclusive.
Well-rounded beats and a forward-moving attitude have pushed Nicademus from a respected local producer to a force to be reckoned with. He sub-manages some of the top producers in the state, including Tek, GMo, and PC, and he recently joined forces with Pledge Empire Records
, who he's worked with in the past to help put together the Minnesota Top Beat Battles.
Featured track: "Dubai," via Soundcloud, 2014.
Nicholas Larkins Perez's work spans different mediums, and his music production carries with it a particular dark, textured signature. Utilizing layered vocal samples from collaborators, such as GRRRL PRTY's Sophia Eris
, to complement off-kilter instrumentation and heavy bass, the beats are strikingly unique and eminently vibrant.
Featured track: "SYS," via Soundcloud, 2014.
Taylor Rave recently dropped a quick four-song EP of beats entitled Smoke Break EP, intended in both vibe and length to be the perfect companion to restorative inhalation. Subtly blending styles of hip-hop and EDM, it's an excellent collection of spacey and free-flowing production described as providing an "overwhelming sense of calm and stimulation, all while restoring the juice needed to return to your whereabouts."
In addition to tackling a bulk of production for Mac Irv
, producer Willie Wonka can claim two of Prof's most buck tracks, "President"
. Touting a large number of beats that span a range of styles, prepare to see his name attached to plenty of future hits.
Featured track: "Wild Boy," via Soundcloud, 2014.
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