I come across beat tapes almost every day and most of them are boring, nothing more to say.
But this one is different. Great concept, great sounds, fat basslines, great cover art and graphics (some times keeping it simple is the most stylish choice), a sweet taste in choosing samples and an overall very nice sounding album, fresh while never boring. If I gotta find a flaw in it, that’s the drums, which I don’t like 100%. They sound a little too much “square” sometimes, like a metronome if you get the idea, but that’s probably a deliberate choice from the artists. You can judge by yourself anyway.
Overall it’s a well done concept album dealin with the intriguing themes and atmospheres from the 70s, the kind of sound we dig here, you know the deal. It feels just like being there, like an old movie.
The artists decided to give away the whole thing for FREE (25 tracks, ain’t no joke), therefore we encourage you to support them by promoting their stuff, giving them props or buying their stuff … you’ll find everything you need on their web site.
“The Stuyvesants” is a collaborative effort between music producer Allan Cole (Algorythm), and record collector Darien Victor Birks (Flwrpt). Both reside in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY. The two wanted to work together on a project where they could incorporate several of their talents, related to music and design. They wanted to do this under a moniker that would pay homage to the ’70s. The collaboration allowed them to do four major things, design, beat dig, produce amazing music, and simply have fun.”
And if you’re in a hurry, Download the thing directly HERE
…and now, everybody let’s go, throw some Biggie acappellas over it!