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Will C – Bless The Beats & Children

Five years ago, Will C. demonstrated his production chops on “Adieu Or Die,” reconfiguring The Beach Boys’ powerful catalogue into a dreamlike, critically-acclaimed beat tape. But what prompted this latest left-field musical voyage? Will C. gives his take on all the recent madness…
“A cloud of mystery forever shrouds the Carpenters. Beneath a phenomenal string of radio-friendly hit singles was a dark side perhaps more human and relatable than their magnificently polished sound let listeners on to believe. At a time when the screeching guitars of Led Zeppelin dominated the accepted soundscape of rock, Karen Carpenter’s deeply-resonant-with-the-soul contralto vocal performances soaring atop brother Richard’s highly inventive arranging skills tugged at a generation’s heartstrings in a way that was depressingly uncool to admit to peers.
For years now, crate diggers have passed over the Carpenters for a barrage of seemingly more potent beat making source material. But slowly, the tide has been turning. The tragedy of Karen Carpenter’s ultimate demise in her quest to reach true happiness touches upon our collective quiet desperation, and those heavenly harmonies become impossible to ignore. With the release of ‘Bless The Beats & Children,’ may the image makeover of the once considered goody-two-shoes Carpenters be complete and the family band forever be seen as rough, rugged, and raw.
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Bare Beats & Dusty Ohms – The Bare Dusty Beat Tape

UK producers Bare Beats and Dusty Ohms have teamed up to release the beat tape, “The Bare Dusty Beat Tape”. Bare Beats takes control on the first side of the tape, with a little help from Jabba Tha Kut and Dusty Ohms handles side two. The two beat makers have come together to create a beat tape with an overall vibe that links the pairs production and creates a very enjoyable listen. Electronic, wonky, forward thinking hip hop beats are the order of the day here, all perfectly executed over 26 tracks.
Out now on Millennium Jazz  records.

Walter Gross – Super Basic

Walter Gross returns with a new beat tape that pull on all his influences to create an unique, left of centre, experimental album.
“Super Basic” ranges from hard hitting, distorted beats to off kilter electronica and ambient noise. At times I’m reminded of fellow beat creator Al Lover, with the woozey wash of sounds on offer. It definitely makes for interesting listening.
The limited edition cassette and digital are released on May 23rd and we suggest you seek it out!

Buddy Peace – Golden Bangkok Guest

buddyBeat master Buddy Peace returns with a brand new album/beat tape featuring samples and finds from his trips to Thailand and Laos. Buddy has mixed together his own field recordings and samples collected over 2 years of back and forths between Bangkok and Laos, and many diversions therein, with his trade mark head nodding beats.
You get a real feel for the sounds of both countries and their local tradition music, while Buddy’s intricate cutting up, splicing and re-imagining brings them into a whole new realm.
Released today on a very limited, hand made CD, including trading cards, and digitally all from Mr Peace’s bandcamp page. Don’t sleep!

The Diabolical Doctor Strange – Magic Theatre Vol. Two

The Diabolidr strangecal Doctor Strange has just dropped a serious beat tape, “Magic Theatre Volume Two”. Mixing up tough hitting, neck snapping beats with plenty of funk, library and who knows where else they come from samples to create some of the freshest instrumental hip hop we’ve heard in some time.
As you would expect from the title and the imagery there is a real cinematic feel to the music on offer here. Doctor Strange has create the hip hop sound track to a 1960’s superhero or villain film, with a real air of mystery around the whole release. But don’t just take my word for it, check out the release now on Makebelive Records for free download and released on limited cassette tape.

Pro P – Street Life Beat Tape

Manchesteppror producer Pro P from The Bluntskins has just released a brand new beat tape, ‘Street Life’.
This is the follow up to his ‘Concrete Jungle’ beat tape released last year. 20 tracks of heavy hitting instrumental hip hop beats. Producers and MC’s a like,  as well as beat fans will love this. P knows how to rock a funky beat and this beat tape shows you!

 

Funk By Funk – Playdioh(Beat Compound)

Check out this awesome beat tape from Funk By Funk‘s Mark Ski. ‘Playdioh (Beat Compound)’ moulds timeless beats and brodcasting bleeps into 30 minutes of colourful instrumental Hip-Hop fun. All beats and cuts by Mark Ski for Funk by Funk productions. Executive produced by J57 of The Brown Bag All Stars. UK to BK!

Marjen – Marjen

marjenMarc Jensen aka producer Marjen, has just released a tasty new, self titled album on a limited cassette.
The “Marjen” cassette is out now on I Had An Accident Records, the same people who put out the recent Boomruin tape, and a whole load of other good stuff too!
“Four drum-heavy short attention span pieces per side”, this is heavy on the synths, heavy on the beats, or as Marjen puts it;
“Pretty synths nicely capture the movement with emotional drum patterns and cinematic climaxes. Marjen’s self-titled album is a series of short works, pieces that are picked up and dropped off, the movements are fresh, and deliberate.”
Grab the limited cassette tape now, only 80 made, or grab the download via bandcamp.

Boomruin/BMRN – My Drums Cover A Multitude of Sins

boomCheck out the new sampler from Boomruin/BMRN forthcoming, “My Drums Cover A Multitude of Sins” release.
Available from Dec 17th on limited edition old school cassette, this is a great selection of super heavy drums, atmospheric sounds, and a whole lot more. I don’t want to waffle on here, Boomruin is a favourite of TLHS and we urge you to check out the sampler below and grab the tape while you can via the Boomruin bandcamp page.

Andy Votel – Diabolical Melodix

andy-votel-mixtapeOriginally released on cassette only, Andy Votels latest mix, “Diabolical Melodix” is now available for free download.
The mix or beat tape is an excellent mix of “Hip-hop beats made by V.O.T.E.L using original old records.” Expect plenty of beat heavy psych, funky breaks, prog synths and more. Your ears need this!

Oh, and for anyone in Manchester, make sure you check out Votels forthcoming vintage hip hop nights, Slow Down launching October 31st.

 

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