All City 7×7 Beatstrumental Series


This is the Beatstrumental Series of All City Records release in 2008, if I remember correctly were pressed only 500 copies per vinyl, enjoy!

Snowman – 1X7

Snowman – A member of the Jack Sample Professionals (Fat City), djing over 10 years plus beatmaking the last few he went on some Detroit I to the L.L A and swapped the blue collar and harsh winters of the Motor City for Los Angeles’s sun and herb. Locked away in the Hollywood Hills he opens the series with a bang on Street Corner Music (previewed on Benji’s Deviation some time back if you heard) and goes for the concept on the flip. Currently working with Shawn Jackson and Guilty Simpson amongst others you’re going to be seeing the name with increasing frequency over the coming year.


01. Street Corner Music
02. Rise

Mike Slott – 2X7

Mike Slott – Having already made a splash with his potna Hudson Mohawke as one half of the Heralds of Change the Slott Machine goes for delf in 2008. Following his recent track for the recent Nicole Willis Remix CD he hits us with yet more soulful concrete slabs of broken niceness with “Knock Knock” and flip side “My Lightbridge” . Listen Up – Two heavy slices of stuttered melodic heat reet here.


01. Knock Knock
02. My Lightbridge

Fulgeance – 3X7

Fulgeance – French beat maker Fulgeance steps up to the plate for the third release in the Beat Series. Fresh from his well received EP Chico on Musique Large he takes his queue from the ’84 B movie of the same name and gives us some French fonk. Check the flip and you’ll find like on many a dusty 45 a more reflective mood with “Mamie Thè”


01. Revenge Of the Nerd
02. Mamie The

Mweslee – 4X7

Mweslee – Spainish beat maker Mweslee of the Arkestra collective drops the fourth beat 45 in the All City Beat series. You may already know him from his Megaplast EP and he has his debut LP – Primer – out soon (both via Kindred Spirits). Mweslee is known for instrumental hip hop with an added electronic twist and this is his first vinyl release of 2008. 2 slabs of busy, layered, soulful niceness “Chandal 500″ with “Jamas Jame Jamon” on the flip side.


01. Chandal 500
02. Jamas Jame Jamon

Le N?ko- 5X7

Le n?ko – Up to number 5 in the All City Beat series now, this 45 on 33 comes from French beat maker Le n?ko (Le neko). Unfamilar to most, no doubt, but trust us on this one! He says: “My name is le N?KO, i do the beats my mind and fingers let me do.” We say: A double A with two Slices of bumping broken French fonk “Akedam” and “Apprendre” from the Lyon based producer who has been making some noise online over the last couple of years via myspace and ampsoul radio in particular. He has recently produced a track for Maspyke (ABB) MC Hanif Jamyls summer release “Krushed Grapes” but this is his first solo vinyl release.


01. Akedam
02. Apprendre

Hudson Mo – 6X7

Hudson Mohawke – Genre Defying, Experimental Scottish producer is the name on everyone’s lips right now. Many styles…in the last couple of years he has released records as part of the Heralds of Change, gone for delf on Beat Dimensions, Ubiquity, thrown out some twisted edits via Wireblock with future flavas to come via Warp. Not afraid to confound expectations and drop the completely unexpected, this record is unpredictably predictably incredible. 3 tracks, 45 on 33, present yet another twist to this remarkably multi faceted producer who can take any sound he wants ..and straight smash it!


01. Star Crackout
02. Root Hands
03. Everybody Else Is Wrong

Onra – 7X7

Onra – #7 of 7 from French beatmaker Onra is a double sided dose of French bruk hip hop soul with a nod to the East. The young Parisian is already 2 LP’s deep – his incredible 2007 Chinoiseries LP is paid homage to Far Eastern pop music with beats plucked from Vietnamese records picked up on holidays. Alongside Quetzal he has released two “Tribute” EPs which layered soul samples with a hip hop backbone. As if that’s not enough he has just released his second solo LP – “1.0.8” which again looks across the globe for its inspiration, made up of Indian samples so it’s a delight for us to have him round off the year and the series with the lush “My Comet” and flip side “Shhhhhhh”.


01. My Comet
02. Shhhhhhh

Dimlite – 7X7X0

Dimlite – #8 of 7 is the last 45 in the beat series, a bonus to coincide with a limited CD compilation of all 7 45s of the series. This 45 comes from Swiss beatmaker, Sonar Kollectiv artist and serial re-mixer Dimlite. Crossing between sick 80s style new wave Zappaesque dirt into dreamy futuristic soul tinged indie-smurf folk. 5 minutes of madness layered with vocals, scratches and a hip hop beat it comes on shiny yellow vinyl with an instrumental/dub on the flip and is an appropriately eccentric end to the series.


01. Quiz Tears
02. Quiz Tears (Edit Instrumental)

2 Responses to “All City 7×7 Beatstrumental Series”

  1. Jake Lewis says:

    CD Compilations are great when you want to hear long playing music on long trips.”~.

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