Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Ode to the DJs
Bring forth the Beat Smiths!

This post is dedicated to the dusted out crate diggers forging incredible audioscapes from the melding of Vinyl, drum machines and clever sequencing to bring forth one of our most tribal senses, that of rhythm and the subconscious response to drum patterns and beats that evoke movement. Often overlooked, these producers and beat makers are essential to the music and culture we call Hip-Hop, and with the variety of styles in today's music, the tools of the trade are equally unique for certain sounds. Some use keyboards like the Korg Triton, or Midi keyboards, others use drum machines, samplers or all in one stations like the Akai MPC and SP 1200. This month discover some new compositions to get buck to as we take a look into the history and art of beatmaking.



Some artists to be featured this month include:


ALCHEMIST
BLOCKHEAD
DJ PREMIER
DJ SHADOW
PETE ROCK
CUT CHEMIST
EL-P
HERBALISER
ANT
JEL
STOUPE
RJD2
J DILLA
MADLIB
PB WOLF
MF DOOM
RZA
DJ MUGGZ
FLYING LOTUS
FAT JON
OH NO


and MORE!

Peep this monster playlist of beats compiled from a ton of albums from the homie Gremi 007 on Imeem. Enjoy, more to come...







BONUS BEAT: Redman Feat. Oh No "Lay You Out"


Check out this new rugged banger from Funk Doc and the masterful Oh No on the track mixing some samples from Street Fighter into a certified cannabinoid souffle' of a beat. ("Stomp you like that cat Blanka") lol





Posted by the swift but changeable... Rico for Pimpin' Pens

1 comment:

underground rap said...

Nice compilation! Yeah .. thanks for this DL.