It’s been away for a couple weeks but it’s 2014 and Beats of the Week is back.
Belgian beatsmiths Losco bring in the new year with their latest release XXXX. The EP features 4 hard hitting beats including the heavy title track XXXX, the bassy Proteïn and the synth-filled Shake. Stream the project at their Soundcloud (below) and hit up Bandcamp to purchase
Keep on reading to hear music from Stwo, StarRo, AbJo, Roman$e and MR•CAR/\\ACK
Slightly belated but here nonetheless is the 7th edition of Beats Of The Week. Soulection are back with their White Label series and this time round its the turn of Amsterdam producer Jarreau Vandal to showcase his talents. On this third White Label release, Soulection’s newest artist Vandal samples the likes of Drake, J. Cole and Alicia Keys to create a very dope 4-track EP.
Read on, more from Ambassadeurs, Kaytranada, Pomo, Star Slinger and AbJo.
Soulection producer IAMNOBODI treats us to a new freeEP titled Needs & Wants & Bad Habits. The 5-track EP showcases the artist’s unique genre-crossing sound. Stream it below and download it for free over at his Bandcamp.
BOTW # 6 and more instrumental hip hop, beats and remixes. This week Ontario, Canada producer Elaquent gets things in motion with this new single from his upcoming EP Green Apples and Oranges. The track, Aurora, features Soulection beatsmith ESTA and the new EP drops January 7th, pre-order here!
Still to come: Kaytranada, ESTA, Danny Swain and NAMELESS. Read on!
Soulection recently reached 50k followers on their Soundcloud and celebrate by showing their gratitude with this mini compilation “Thank You”. The 16-minute set features contributions from Jeftuz, Mr. Carmack, Esta, Sango and Ta-ku, check it out below and get the free download.
Soulection’s Jo Def releases his first EP, Steps. After dropping a few singles like Swim & Slum Village sampling TookItThurr (and being featured in Beats of the Week #3), the Californian producer gives us his new project, available for free download (or name your price) on Bandcamp.
The latest single from Canadian producer Pomo opens up our BOTW segment this week. The track, Work It Out, flips vocal samples from Janet Jackson’s Love Will Never Do (Without You) to make this funky free download.
Keep reading for more from Da-P, Ambassadeurs, Kaelin Ellis and Crudo Means Raw
This week Soulection kicks things off with the launch of their new White Label Series and it’s first mini-project, courtesy of East-coast based producer Lakim who effortlessly blends hip-hop, trap, house and more in this 3-track set. Samples come from the likes of Snoop Dogg (on Make Time For You), Biggie and R. Kelly (on Crushin’ You). Listen to it below and you can hit up the label’s SoundCloud for the free download. Lakim’s debut release with Soulection is set to drop some time next year.
More from 16-year old prodigy Kaelin Ellis, Ruff Draft, IAMNOBODI and chanes after the jump.