Archive for the ‘Las Angeles’ tag
For the record: I believe the West Coast is and has been killing the rest of the Estados Unidos on the future beat sound. Every morning another new name and subgenre slithers its way out of the laptop, and most of the time, there’s a West Coast address involved. It’s unreal. LA in particular seems to lace its drinking water with something that brings out the stank nasty funk in producers (maybe it’s part of the whole Arizona decontamination process?).
My guy WD4D, acclaimed beatmaker, DJ, and champion of all musics good and just recently put me onto yet another big Cali name: Take, aka Sweatson Klank. Call it a late pass if you will, but delving into this guy’s output is making my week.
Take starts off with the sloppy percussion and neck crunching bass of the LA sound, and throws a distinctly melodic spin on the whole thing. Unlike many West Coast beat producers (including many of my favorites), his music tends to have a little more actual music, without sacrificing the bounce.
Check the mixes below, and if you’re in Seattle, be sure to check Take out on June 22nd as he takes over Lo-Fi with the Stop Biting and Decibel Festival crews. Power up!
Video after the jump.