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SOUDIERE – 1976

In Beats, Chill, Downtempo, Hip Hop, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

I’ve been really into the “chill beat with tough rap sample” thing lately, and nobody does it better than SOUDIERE. The French producer gets featured here regularly, and as long as he keeps pumping out quality tunes like this one, I don’t see that changing. His latest song, “1976,” features gorgeous production with sultry horns and percussion that thumps. And …

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Tony – DEEPER ft. Ponsuda

In Beats, Chill, Collaboration, Downtempo, Dreamy, Hip Hop, Lo fi, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Tony and Ponsuda, two producers and members of the EVILSIDECREW collective, recently teamed up for “Deeper” — a dreamy beat featuring faded rap vocals from Rich The Kid, Famous Dex & Jay Critch’s “You Flexing“. The vocals take a backseat in this one, acting as a rhythmic compliment to the otherworldly production, and the results are nothing short of hypnotizing.

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Soudiere – Pour Me Up A Cup

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I’m always down for more of a good thing, and Soudiere‘s latest song brings the hard-hitting percussion and dirty hip hop samples the French producer is known for. “Pour Me Up A Cup” captures the sound of the early 2000’s southern rap scene in it’s prime, with a heavy and hypnotic beat alongside no-nonsense bars. Head to Soudiere’s Soundcloud for …

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ozone – you & i.

In Beats, Chill, Electronic, Hip Hop, Instrumental, Zone Out by J FreshwaterLeave a Comment

Riding on waves of beautifully lush pads and samples, producer ozone deploys crisp trap percussion to create a beat that’ll have you pleasantly sedated mere moments after hitting play. ozone is no stranger when it comes to incorporating rap vocals into his tracks, and “you & i.” delivers on this front as well — taking a surprise turn around the …

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Felix Snow & Wintertime – Winter Workout Plan

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A surprise mixtape from rapper Wintertime and producer Felix Snow just dropped, and even though it’s not the type of song I usually post, the standout track, “Winter Workout Plan” definitely warrants a write-up. Snow’s production shimmers and thumps, sounding absurdly fresh as usual, while Wintertime delivers relaxed bars and a chorus that’s easily the catchiest thing I’ve heard this …

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Soudiere – Bad Habbits

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The latest track from Soudiere embodies the French producers style by lacing a beautiful instrumental with sturdy hip hop verses — this time borrowing bars from Gucci Mane and Future‘s 2012 collaboration, “Sometimes.” These looped verses add immediate appeal by offering something to latch onto while also providing a contrast to the luscious instrumentation.

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SOUDIERE – DOUBTS

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French producer Soudiere has a knack for crafting laid back instrumentals with pitched down hip hop vocals, and “Doubts” serves as a prime example of his skills. The otherworldly production is tied together with thumping percussion and layered with line after line of southern-style rap verses. Grab a free download here.

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NxWorries – Get Bigger

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The collaborative project between rapper Anderson Paak and beatsmith Knxwledge is a match made in heaven. Together they are NxWorries, and their second single “Get Bigger” spotlights the strengths of both artists. Knxwledge’s dusty, laid back production and Anderson Paak’s raspy, soulful vocals beautifully collide in one of the best hip hop songs I’ve heard in quite a while. Their …