Early Noughties R&B Flip, Dilla Chill Hop, Dark Migos Remix & Trap Done Right
We’re back with this last week’s finest free future beats, bass, trap & hip hop influenced music –
Philanthrope X Plusma – Lament
Released as part of Chillhop Record’s ‘Raw cuts’ mixtape, this beautifully laid back instrumental is a testament to Philanthrope and Plusma’s musical roots. A Pete Rock style delayed saxophone sample loops along to a laid back boom-bap drum beat. They even squeeze in a subtle Dilla/ Slum Village vocal sample that keeps the theme strictly classic hip hop.
Check out the rest of the ‘Chillhop Raw Cuts’ LP, available for free on their bandcamp
montell2099 – raindrop2099
Theres a plethora of Bad & Boujee bootlegs knocking around Souncloud since the DIY acapella dropped a month or so ago. We’ve covered a couple of our favourites in a previous post, but this montell2099 Migos remix is vying for our #1. New Zealander montell2099 has consistently dropped popping, new school style beats and this flip is a slight departure from his usual sound. A stripped back, dark, techno tinged affair with a dirty, fat arpeggiator hook and reverbed snaps and pops. The track drops, knocks and thumps around Migos’ rap creating something that could be superior to the original.
10A – You remind me (10A re-make)
Another flip and another Kiwi, this time 10A takes on a classic 2001 R&B number. It seems the future beats scene will sometimes go back to the tried-and-tested methods of producing a club friendly yet soulful song. More often than not, a sweet R&B acapella over a dirty, banging beat instrumental . Take Hudson Mohawke’s breakthrough bootleg of Tweet’s ‘Oopss’ for example. 10A continues this tradition by dropping Usher’s classic ‘U Remind Me’ over a bouncy, popping hip hop beat. The result, a beautiful reminder of why this scene continues to grow; sweet melodies and dark beats.
Pacific Patterns – Sick And Lit
A straight up dubstep/ trap banger, or “cutthroat” as the creator Pacific Patterns would call it. This beat combines the dancerfloor friendly sounds of trapstep but leaving out the generic, annoying repetive drops and synth lines. The result is a wobbling, razor sharp club wrecker.