This month, Pragmatic Theory & Rhythm22 proudly present “Handbook – Dustworks”. One of the UK’s finest beatmakers has teamed up with Pragmatic Theory to bring you “Dustworks”. Born in Scunthorpe, raised in York Handbook is one of the most humble & talented producers we’ve ever had the pleasure to associate with. Handbook started making beats in April 2010 & featured on the first Pragmatic Theory release in February 2012 “Curtis The Beattape”. His tools of the trade are the NI Maschine alongside Ableton but started on an MPC1000. Inspired by producers such as Madlib, J Dilla, MF DOOM, Onra, Flying Lotus, Apollo Brown and those of a similar ilk he has found his own unique style and sound with an ear for dusty soul samples & laid back drum patterns. Handbooks production rate is second to none this year he has already released the 12 track LP “Titanomachy” and a 6 track EP for “The Paramedics”. Expect much more from Handbook this year with 3 more releases scheduled already for 2013 & new productions regularly appearing every 3 days or so on his Soundcloud page.
beat tape Archive
Here are the instrumentals from our recent collaborative project, Apex Predator EP, that was released back in September ’12. The EP contains 6 tracks entirely produced by Big Malk for the emcees, producers, and fans alike! Enjoy!
Baltimore emcee Substantial released his Oddisee executive produced album Home Is Where The Art Is late last year and quickly garnered acccolades from his strong worldwide fan base. Since then, Substantial has toured with yU (of Diamond District), seen the vinyl release of his record, performed at the Smithsonian in DC, and released a wildly successful tribute album to Jill Scott titled “Jackin’ Jill”. Today, Substantial wanted to share the entire collection of instrumentals from Home Is Where The Art Is with his fans. The complete instrumentals will be free for a week before heading up on itunes, so be sure and grab them now. Beats by Oddisee, Eric Lau, M-Phazes, Algorythm, and more!
“Delving deep into the Dutch beat landscape, we keep the momentum flowing here at Darker Than Wax, with yet another stunner of a release from an artist who goes by the name of Beatsofreen. Hailing from Utrecht, he was brought to our attention, and we are glad that the connection led to this EP.
‘Coloured Dreams’ display the many sides of Beatsofreen, as he moves effortlessly from more traditional Dilla-esque beats to experimental forms like the intro track ‘Behind Us.’ His ability to subtly blend different instrumentations, while keeping the entire structure intact is really what caught our ears.”
The Coloured Dreams EP is now available as stream and / or Free Download on the Bandcamp page of the Darker Than Wax label.
“I hope yall enjoy these Instrumentals from the “Bright Future” project that myself and the homie @DavidAllie1982 released last week over at HI-Hill Recordings. These beats actually were created in the 2007-2009 era, I’m happy to finally release them. Enjoy, and please share if you could.”
COLD BLOODED WORLDWIDE is finally out!!!
56 tracks from more than 50 artists coming from 15 different countries
around the world!! They participated with their beats for this FREE
DOWNLOADABLE project, just to bring a good vibe to you
Collected by Ogi feel the Beat in association with 035underground & S17 records
Featuring works of Run C.T., Ten Ka Pi, Supreme Scientist, Ogi Feel
The Beat, D’ELEMENTS, DJ HellBlazer, DJ Sapien, Jondis, Ymsé, A-Beats,
JP Balboa, VidDa176 and more!
Check it, enjoy it and share it fellas!!
After supplying Beat Basement Records MCs with beats for the last 2 years DEVELOP’s first solo release was long overdue. “Beats For The Masses” is a free beat tape, showcasing DEVELOP’s wizardry in creating beats that are jam-packed with dusty vinyl samples, breaks and most importantly – soul.
MCs out there, listen up!
Beat Basement Records wants to hear you rap over your favourite DEVELOP beat. To celebrate the release of the beat tape, the independent label is running an international MC competition by the name of “Will Rap For Beats”. Entries in all languages are accepted. Submit your entry before the 28th of February 2013 and you might win beats, mixing and publishing for your own digital 4-track EP, provided by Beat Basement Records. Get on it!
Today, Washington, DC Hip Hop production duo ” The Other Guys ” release their new instrumental project, featuring Donwill (of Tanya Morgan) and Fresh Daily ( of Homeboy Sandman’s AOK Collective). ” The Other Instrumentals” is a brief collection of instrumentals,drafts and unreleased songs. The band’s members Isaiah “Insanate” Mensah and Mighty Joe bring listeners their signature mellow yet rhythmatic sound, that critics have compared to the early sound of De La Soul. The project is available for free download on the duo’s Bandcamp page
Off his debut beat tape “Kids Looking For Gold” available for download/stream from www.moteleola.bandcamp.com