Soft Focus by Vanilla


Beat tapes are something im getting increasingly distracted by, not least because of the groove they are offering but because its good to hear influences on people making the beats.

Recently the ‘Soft Focus’ tape by Vanilla has been ever present. Again, its a bewilderment that a 27 track album can be offered up for free or on a name your price basis, especially when the beats have this much soul.

Its clear to hear the influences on UK producer Vanilla and rather point to that I’d like to point at this release that keeps the head bouncing and the inner groove going from start to finish.

Cut up beats alongside warm vocals and grooves conjure up a fantastic brew. Bag it and try to listen from start to finish without rewinding to play, at least, more than one track twice. No chance!

A personal favorite for starters is ‘A Chance’

Inspiring stuff. Grab it.


Phaeleh – Christmas Gifts

He’s a nice lad, that Phaeleh. Always bringing the deep bass vibes, when it comes to workrate Phaeleh is a clear front runner and he’s always quick to bust out a freebie from his extensive arsenal. This liittle package of Mp3 and FLAC files is most welcome and has got us feeling all christmassy. Broken is a hard edged steppy number, Lykasea is on a mellow vibe and Natural Feeling is an emotive melodic track with a beautifully sampled vocal. Well worth the click. Grab them all! Merry Christmas!