*gravy 001

South Africa

*gravy is a collective of South Africa-based artists making waves in the experimental electronic beatscene.

A somewhat newly formed crew with years of experience in the game between them, comprising of established as well as up-and-coming artists; *gravy is on that next tip. The dudes mix elements from genres such as hip-hop, trap, R&B, jazz, funk, amongst others to create left-centre productions. Members include; Sibot, Dank, liver, Card on Spokes, RVWR, Christian Tiger School, O’ltak, Richard the IIIrd, Narch, Slabofmisuse, and Mr. Sakitumi.

The first installment of the *gravy project dropped yesterday, in the form of an 11-track beat-tape “001”, offered as a free download. The release is dope as reflects the artists’ new directions in terms of beatmaking, and contrasts bass heavy beats with slower, synthed out joints. All in all, a diverse tape encompassing a variety of production styles by sought after local artists, capturing the right mix of party and anti-party beats.

Each musician in the outfit adds their own unique flavour to the project, and the album serves as a showcase of groundbreaking local productions.

Cop the release here for free: http://www.mediafire.com/download/3xefaawhgokuqdj/gravy+001.rar

Peep some of these buttery beats off the tape below:

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Featured artist: O’ltak

Cape Town, South Africa

Gaborone, Botswana-born beatmaker O’ltak, produces space age experimental electronic hip-hop beatstrumentals.

Featured as artist of the week on planetarybeats for his uniquely African meets futuristic sound, O’ltak is arguably one of the dopest South African producers in the electronic scene. Having released an EP “Foggy Trails” on Cosmic Dust Records, and being a member of the *gravy* crew (Cape Town), homie has definitely made a name for himself with his left-of-centre productions. Get to know, now you know.

A few notable O’ltak tracks to peep:

Finally, a free mixtape:

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