by Kyle Taylor
Kicking us off this week is a huge throwback from West Coast producer ill.Gates. Anyone that’s been in the game as long as ill.Gates has is sure to have plenty of hidden gems tucked away on their hard drives, and it seems he just let one of them go. Dated at 2004, it’s an all vinyl mix between ill.Gates and Tim D, exemplifying a whole blend of chilled out grooves.
Twofold has been on an absolute rampage of releases lately. Already this year he’s had his “Second Phase” EP on Firepower Records, a collaborative EP with Dr. Ozi for Buygore Records, and the most recent collaboration with Figure, the “Traptor” EP through Uplink Audio. With his next release, the “Second Contact” EP, soon on the way, also via Uplink Audio, Twofold’s hitting us with this massive mix to keep us satisfied- at least for the time being.
Whether you know them for their impact on the London hip-hop scene or their contributions to hard-hitting EDM tracks, the name Foreign Beggars certainly isn’t an unfamiliar one. It’s actually been a while since we’ve had a purely hip-hop focused mix to share with you, so this one comes as a pleasant surprise. The collective pulls out everything from deep grime, to glitchy trap, funky bass, and everything in between.
Foreign Beggars – “Modus Mix”
New Jersey producer Ludge has certainly shown he’s a force to be reckoned with. His last release, the “Sic” EP, set out to lay a new standard for future bass music, boasting completely original sound design and beyond peculiar composition techniques. With a new EP currently underway, Ludge is still keeping the fans in mind though; so, he’s hitting us with a brand new FREE mix filled with all sorts of strange melodies to keep our eardrums satisfied.
For a total change of atmosphere, step into the mind of Mr. Manic. With his new mix, “Are U Dwn? SadLifeVol_002”, the Philadelphia artist traverses everything from experimental hip-hop, to ambient and IDM, and moments that even border on beat poetry. It’s a deep journey into some of the mellowest darkness you’ve ever experienced.
Plus if you’re digging this one, be sure to check the mixes first installation, which Mr. Manic unleashed just last week.