Beat Dimensions Vol. 1-2

The Beat Dimensions project stems from a mutual love of Detroit-style electronic hip hop by DJ Jay Scarlett and Cinnaman (of Rush Hour records).
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Volume 1
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This compilation brings together some of the finest producers currently working in the field of forward thinking beat-crafting, such as Flying Lotus/Samiyam (here billed as Flyamsam), Aardvarck and Steve Spacek (Black Pocket) as well as less established names. It’s rare that you come across compilations with such a unified sound as this. From its very beginnings, the collection establishes a unique brand of J-Dilla-inspired beat production and soulful instrumentation. J Todd’s ‘The Night’ encapsulates this perfectly, it’s roughly trimmed samples making for an entirely humanised take on easy going electronic music. Further into the compilation, Tom Trago’s combination of drifting synth pads and plunging low-end rhythms proves to be a winning formula. Similarly, Hearin’ Aid’s ‘Figz’ comes with jazzy grooves toughened up by a rasping bassline and a brilliantly dirty snare sound. Finally, co-curator Jay Scarlett rounds off the compilation with one of its finest tracks, the Dr Dre-indebted ‘Love Music’. A meticulously compiled body of work this, which succeeds in setting established names and newbie producers next to each other without lapses in quality control.

Tracklist

01. Dimlite and Ill Dubio – Searching It
02. J Todd – The Night
03. Acid – Up Hygh
04. Mweslee – Un Joder Suave
05. Pursuit Grooves – Push Up
06. Morgan Spacek – Dabz Beat
07. Hudson Mohawke
08. Cinnaman – Parker
09. Dyno – Reign
10. The Big Payback – Cosmic Travelling
11. Tom Trago – Flourgreen Fag
12. Hearin Aid – Figz
13. FlyamSam – Green Tea Power
14. Simon Muchinsky – Activate
15. Black Pocket – The Road
16. VeeBeeO – No More
17. Super Smoky Soul – Smoke
18. Mike Tibbert – Sky Blue
19. Slumgullion – Castevania
20. Aardvark – Nose
21. The Boogie – Horenjong
22. Spealot – The Measurde Amount
23. Jay Scarlett – Love Music

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Volume 2
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Volume 2 continues where the first left off. Exclusive beats from forward thinking producers the world over. Exciting and contrasting instrumentals from known producers such as Danny Breaks (Alphabet Zoo / Droppin’ Science), Dorian Concept (Kindred Spirits), Dimlite (All City), Ras G (Poobah) & Samiyam (Brain Feeder), Exile (Sound In Color), Fulgeance (Musique Large) + sick sounds from new kids Nosaj Thing (Alpha pup) Monopoly, Dizz1, Low Limit & Tiago, Devon and and and and and…Compiled by ‘beat connoisseurs’ Cinnaman & Jay Scarlett, the compilation touches on many different angles of ‘this music’. There’s introspective, tripped out and buzzing synth scapes, short popping electronic songs to full-on MPC party thumpers.

Tracklist

01. Dorian Concept – Be Tween
02. Nosaj Thing – Fwd
03. Zo Aka La Chauve-Souris – The Peacock Revolution
04. Low Limit – Turf Day
05. Danny Breaks & Adlib – The Sound
06. P.U.D.G.E. – Reign Dancing With The Stars
07. Dizz1 – Knontakosuke Yaro
08. Samiyam – Swamp Tarts
09. Mike Slott – Cadeting
10. Mono/poly – Distant From
11. Ras G – Crazy Alien
12. Dimlite – Ravemond’s Young Problems
13. Devon – Welts
14. Erik L – Soularpe Suite (Part 2)
15. Kenlo Craqnuques – Zoid
16. Tiago – Babel Fish
17. Dalt Wisney – R2fux
18. Fulgeance – Haggis
19. Exile – Super Robot
20. Busy – Ecliptic Armilla

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