Beat Meet: The Embarassment of Riches Edition

Since the holidays screwed up my blog week last week, ye olde inbox received a horn o’ plenty’s worth of stellar beats. And because i’m such a helluva guy, i’m going to share them with you.

Ah, Project: Mooncircle, how i love thee and thy dopish ways. Continuing with their kick ass Finest Ego series, this time up, the label features some of today’s hottest Russian beatmakers doing their thing. Now, i know what you’re thinking about Russian DJs, but, c’mon, man, that’s racist. Allow me to confirm the fact that P:M yet again knocks this one out of the park, particularly on tracks by Pavel Dovgal and Shawalski. Here’s what i’m trippin’ on, though–how come all these foreign compilations only use English language samples? i’m just asking. Regardless, here’s a little mini-mix to prove my point about just how good this bad boy is.

i can’t tell you much about the Cutler beyond what you can read on their website yourself, other than that their latest, The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things, is a stone cold groove, baby. Jazzy/funky instruments, cymbal-ic percussion and Charlie Brown sounding vocal samples? Yes, please.

You didn’t think i was going to allow LET to falter in its goal of maintaining its place as THE leading source for heavily and probably illegally sampled children’s movie beats, did you? Hells no, i’m not. So let’s check out Pogo’s latest update to his already classic take on Alice in Wonderland.

i’m normally not a huge remix fan, but when one of my fave up and coming beatmakers is behind the board, what can i do? Here’s oOoOO’s take on Marina & the Diamond’s “Obsessions.” i’ve got to be honest, i’m not at all familiar with the original, but i sure as hell am digging the remix.

If the cats at the WEDIDIT Collective give a song props, i’m going to have to give it a listen. So far, they have yet to let me down. And they maintain that streak with this Juj-recommended track by Ackryte. i’m assuming the instrumental is NOT about Ackryte’s problems with the Alabama Police Department, but what the hell do i know?

Is there anything better than “re-released” Dilla? Maybe “re-released” Dilla remixed by Madlib? OK, i’ll buy that.

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