Today we have the pleasure of introducing a talented rising hip-hop producer Boathouse, residing on Chicago based SoundScape studios, which houses the Closed Session label. Originally from Minneapolis, he was actually the engineer behind the Based Freestyle mixtape that brought together Chance The Rapper and Lil B last fall.
While his first EP, Girl, was solely instrumentals, his new Hibernation EP has guest features on three of the four tracks to deliver a more complete package. The title is fitting as Boathouse explains the EP “came from a place of restlessness. The confinement of the cold allowed me to hole up in the studio and focus my energy into a project meant to touch those who felt like me.” Each of the songs carry the same vibe throughout the project as he goes on to say “the aesthetic is definitely inspired by the season and the feeling of being inside when it's cold outside. If you find yourself stuck inside like us, let this EP be the soundtrack to your grind, your reflection, your rest, or however you choose to spend your time in Hibernation." The the beats are spacey and electronic, yet they have hip hop roots with atmospheric synths adding depth.”
Boathouse kicks it off with “Far,” his collaboration with Kweku Collins & Kipp Stone, which shows off his production talents with intruding, distant sounding melodies along with rumbling 808s and shuffling drums laying the foundation for the swaggy singing and an on-point verse. The EP moves into a more trippy and seductive direction with “Twin Flame,” as the R&B based track kicks off with the sexy backing vocals of Drea Smith with skittering hi hats and dark, psychedelic keys. He then throws in a solid instrumental track “Coming Into Focus” with his with signature off-timed, fascinating drumbeat and floating background synths. Ending the EP is his collaboration alongside Allan Kingdom on “Lavish,” in which Allan offers some short raps while singing catchy lyrics in tune with the hard hitting, atmospheric beat.
Grab a free download below of the EP and some other goodies and keep an eye on this up and coming producer!
Boathouse – Hibernation EP | Free Download
Wiz khalifa has had a wild start to 2016 so far to say the least, but now that the twitter beefs and drama are over the taylor gang front man is back doing what he does best.
After a career year for Wiz including a global smash hit with "See You Again," a handful of underground gems, and the third instalment of his cabin fever mixtape series, Wiz has dropped his sixth studio album, simply titled KHALIFA.
Led by his Travi$ Scott feature “Bake Sale,” the album has an impressive list of collaborators including Rico Love, Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Ty$ and more—with production creditis going to heavy hitters like Metro Boomin, Boi-1da, Hit-Boy, 808 Mafia, Lex Luger, and even ironically Kanye West. The album is an overall classic project from Wiz Khalifa and is sure to get you in the mood for a bake sale of your own. Check the album out below. Enjoy!
Khalifa | iTunes
Dutch maestro GANZ has a storied history of releases with TSIS over the last few years that include breaking the internet on numerous occasions via incredible flips of Hermitude and Flume's "HyperParadise", Cashmere Cat's "Party Girls", and ODESZA's "Say My Name" to name a few.
At this point in his career, the seasoned producer is honing in on crafting original productions that make it rather fitting for hip-hop lyricists to jump on. Cue the slamming new single from his upcoming "GAO" EP titled "Gaobear"; placing a world-class collection of future bass kicks and punchy trap aesthetics together makes for a strong foundation for Dutch rapper Dusty to launch a vicious flow of verses into the mix.
It's a banger of a different breed, not far removed from the club atmsophere but suited for blasting at high volumes wherever you may be listening. Stream this latest GANZ heater below and look out for more creations coming soon! Enjoy
GANZ – GAOBEAR (Feat. Dusty) | Buy
Today we were blessed with an impressively mellow hip hop track bringing Post Malone and Mac Miller together on the same track alongside newcomer rapper Lil Uzi Vert. With production by 1st Down, who’s one half of FKi, Post teams up with with his go-to producer who he’s been on the rise with following their combined efforts on the massive hit “White Iverson.”
"Cameras" brings a slow, minimal, rolling instrumental brings shuffling hi hats, and an echoing background synth melody, along with drums that occasionally hit hard and all comes together for an excellent tranquil beat. This sexy jam is a slow moving tune to turn down to as Mac and Post hit us with their very catchy serenades about making porn at home as the two compliment each other quite well alongside Lil Uzi Vert. Post Malone is getting ready for his debut album as the “White Iverson” rapper shows he’s an artist capable of much more than his breakout single as this collab alongside Mac is sounding like a great success. Stream below and enjoy!
Cameras Ft Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, Mac Miller & 1st
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