It won’t be fair not to show love to the cats that work behind the boards. Cats whose soundscapes help push hip-hop to loft heights. So in the same vein, this weekly list sheds light on budding and even established producers who continue to push the envelope for the culture. So sit back relax and get familiar with these producers.
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Producer Kavi taps into some Latino/Spanish vibe to bring us this smooth jam titled “Bike Rides”. It has that warm, summer feeling and definitely makes the listener welcomed from start to finish. The beat is taken from his  EP: Past Summer’s Future, which can be accessed here and bought right here 

Irish producer/multi-instrumentalist who goes by the name Zak Higgins delivers what he calls an OVO style hip hop instrumental in the form of this beat titled “Recycled”. It has that laid-back, somber vibe laced with Afro-Caribbean drum patterns. He produced this instrumental for RnB singer Omo Aston who is due to release his debut EP on the 1st of July, although this song will not feature on the EP.

 

 

We got a heavy one from Peek in the form of this cut titled “Acid Reynolds”. Blending boom-bap styled drums against obscure samples and quirky sounds, the result is pretty solid. “Acid Reynolds” is part of multiple beats he will be releasing over the summer.

MZR is 23 y/o beatmaker from New Caledonia,(it is a French island in the Pacific near Australia.) and he hit us up with his new beat titled “Old Boy”. The beat has that standard trap influenced vibe but laced with an engaging string sample. he says he got it from the classic movie Old Boy and the sample is The Last Waltz by Hyun-Jung Shim.

 

 

 

Styles in black brings back that vintage jazz sound on this record titled “Two Lovers”. He blends boombap styled drums, French vocal samples, vinyl scratching and a warm bassline to match.

He gives an insight into the making of the beat here “The vocals come from an old radio broadcast I found, and happened to fit perfectly with the warm tones of the beat. As the song says, “this is a song about two lovers who know – who really know – that they will stay in love all their life.”

 

Jacob Hoskins help wrap up this week’s edition with a J Dilla inspired beat titled “Slowly”. The beat has a smooth soulful vocal sample chopped against the warm bassline and strings and it’s nothing but dopeness from start to finish.

 

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The Cleanup Crew is a Independent Hip Hop radio show based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Hosted by Nick Norris and RoQy TyRaiD, the show is on every Wednesday night from 9pm - midnight.