Earlier this week, iPad producer ZenZan let loose the Blade Runner inspired project 2049. Made up of eight instrumentals, the bass-heavy tape is soaked in jazz, trap, ambient, and hip-hop. It’s a glorious escape for 20 minutes.
Because you need some spooky ass beats for your Halloween experience. Here’s 9-and-a-half minutes of instrumentals from New Jersey producer GRiMM Doza. Each beat is evil as hell and will slap you in the face. Bump this all night and scare the shit out of your neighbors.
Half an hour of smackin’ instrumentals, bass-driven beauties. Producer DJ Smokey comes correct with his newest mixtape, Squirtle Sapphires. If you’re familiar with this iconic artist, it’s a great place to pick up where you left off. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s one hell of a mixtape to kickstart the journey. Don’t sleep on Smokey 666.
Because you need more beats in your system. This eight and a half minute project from Ottawa producer socctrainlofi blends lofi instrumentals with an atmospheric ambiance. Meredith acts as a nice escape when you only have ten minutes to get away.
In the last month, San Antonio artist Nicodxmvs has released four songs. Tagging them as ‘trance’ and ‘triphop’, the electrified pieces are equal parts cinematic and haunted. Industrial and ambient. Transcendental.
After dropping two instrumental tracks, “Self-Affirmation” and “Emotional Intelligence”, he followed with the hypnotizing number, “Compassion” with vocalist Grapefruit. The song is described as “a new understanding.”
His newest track is “Forgive”, which is his first offering with vocals, showcasing a new element for the multitalented musician. While we still bump Nicodxvms and Western Tink’s 2016 album, Isolation, as well as his solo album, Fall From Grace, it’s great to see a slew of new tracks from the Texas artist. Candy Drips hopes for much more to come.
Producers Squadda B and Badluck connect for the eleven track project Special Edition Instrumentals. The half an hour album blends cloud rap with hip-hop and synthwave. Tracks like ‘Another 6’ and ‘ABCG2’ hit the spot. If you like what you hear, be sure to grab a physical copy over at the Green Ova’s Bandcamp, which is a musical goldmine.
Irish producer Squid Ethics is one of my favorites at the moment and his instrumental tapes never grow old. On top of having just released the EP Malheureusement, he clumped his five EPs and one album into one comprehensive playlist. Press play and float away properly for one hour exactly.
Depending on where you live, it’s still cold as hell outside. Maybe some snow on the ground. How fitting, then, to give this 20 minute beat tape Winter Batch a spin. It’s a lofi excursion traveling through streets of icicles and cups of hot cocoa.
Twenty three beats courtesy of Hm Surf. Based out of Oslo, the Norwegian producer came correct with Waterbed, a 40 minute offering of lofi instrumentals. With a name like Waterbed and a production moniker that alludes to riding waves, it’s only right that you enjoy this one seaside or in a pool or in a hot tub. The choice is yours.
Dylan Reznick of production duo Friendzone (RIP James Laurence) has a solo project known as Chlorine Mist. He’s been teasing and releasing tracks over the years and has now continued his journey through an electrified and ambient release known as Reset. Made up of four songs and ranging from three minutes to sixteen, the project showcases and hones in on the solo talents of Reznick. Stream it up above or grab it via UK electronic label Donky Pitch here: https://donkypitch.bandcamp.com/album/reset