Here's the second installment of my four part series entitled "Dart Adams presents 25 More Producers On MySpace That You Need To Hear Right Now" showcasing the best and the brightest producers and beatmakers in the game that you may not be up on as of yet. Let's get it in:
Reps: Philadelphia, PA
Aeon has blessed many a heat rock for the members of the Lessondary Crew. If you've ever frequented blogs like Rappers I Know or 2dopeboyz chances are you've run across one of his tracks. His production has appeared on the following releases and mixtapes this year: "IlWil: Beat Thieves Vol. 2", "Tanya Morgan Is A Rap Group" and Elucid's "Police And Thieves". He's also produced several tracks for Tanya Morgan, Spec Boogie, Elucid and Che Grand's forthcoming "Everything's Good Ugly". Don't sleep on Aeon's remixes and check out his blog for exclusive tracks and beat tapes. Y'all been warned.
Reps: Philadelphia, PA
Unless you've somehow managed to never read Travis of Wake Your Daughter Up rave about this cat's previous projects "Fuck Has Day" and his most recent project "Small Metal Objects EP" that I also put in my For Doz Dat Slept section back in September then you've probably not heard of him before now. The beauty of that is once you've heard his material you won't be making the mistake of sleeping on his joints ever again. Mine ears have heard the glory and now it's time for y'all to do the same.
Reps: London, UK
Bullion isn't well known to most Hip Hop heads but I have a background in music as diverse as Drum N' Bass, Jungle, UK Garage, Dubstep and other related music fields. In my quest of looking for the perfect beat (no Soulsonic Force) I stumbled on the work of London producer Bullion. His 7" vinyl "Get Familiar"/"Rude Effort" was easily one of the best releases of '08, hands down. To here more of his tracks check out his MySpace page and keep your ears (and minds) open.
Reps: Washington, D.C.
I'd heard and seen the name Muhsinah all over the place over the past two years or so. I can't tell you who many times I'd ran across another blazing track just to find out that she had either done vocals on it or produced it. Whether it was a track for Stacy Epps, Little Brother, DJ Roddy Rod, The Foreign Exchange, Hezekiah or Wayna they all had one thing in common...it was bananas. When she released her self produced "day.break" project independently I was instantly blown away by it. Then came the revamped "day.break 2.0" and "Pre.Lude". Next comes her two part re-issues of older material "The Oscillations: Sine" and "The Oscillations: Triangle" for Doz Dat Slept. Get familiar with her.
Cookin' Soul (Big Size, Milton & Zock)
Reps: Valencia, Spain
These cats stay on their grind and they constantly release mixtapes and do production for some of the biggest names in the industry including The Game, Joell Ortiz, Sheek Louch, CL Smooth, Max B and the list goes on. If you've never heard their most recent incredibly inventive mixtapes like "Ojayziz" or "Night Of The Living Dead" then you're seriously doing your ears a disservice. Go remedy that right now.
Reps: Los Angeles, CA
Terrace Martin is easily one of the most soulful and funky cats of this current new wave of Hip Hop producers. He is a true musician, a multi instrumentalist and he brings back that real West Coast funk sound made popular by the masters like DJ Quik, Battlecat and Soopafly. His mixtapes DJ Skee & Snoop Dogg present: Terrace Martin "Signal Flow" and his production on Snoop Dogg's "Ego Trippin'" album and Murs' "Murs For President" are emblematic of his style. His new project "Locke High" will raise even more eyebrows. Go search for his track "Focused Jazz" with Aftermath in-house beatmaker Focus to hear one of the best instrumental tracks of '08. This man right here is the future of the funk (no LL Cool J).
Next up: Folk & Stress, Decompoze, Ill Poetic, Soul Theory, Hayzee and Dela