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!
Ukranian netlabel Tape Dubbing Records shines with their second volume of the Underground Manifest series. Showcasing some of Eastern Europes freshest talent this 22 track LP blends 2-step, dubstep, breakbeat and much more and it’s the quality of the productions that really hits you on the first listen. An incredible collection of indie bass music Tape Dubbing Records is throwing out there for free with artists such as Systemik, King Imagine and Choo New alongside a stack more. Be a good guy and give them some ca$h. Cop a copy from their Bandcamp page. Big fans of the Zaika cut, Sheeboo. Large.