Soulo Starr drops his Early Works from 2007-2009, knocked out the MPC on Cosmic Dust Records.
The 9-track release includes raw, sample-based beats, chopping smooth vocal hooks, the occasional rap hook and sweet percussion sounds. Each beat signifies the golden era of hip-hop, through the live, edgy feel of the drums. Listening to the beats makes you want to rap on them, but you know you can’t as you have to savour the snares and kicks over each ill sample.
Some standout tracks off the release include: “4 DILLA”, “Afta”, and “The Mack”. Peep it here on Cosmic Dust, then cop it for $7 USD:
Peep Soulo Starr’s future mix for some turnt down, new wave hip-hop:
The second installment of Africa Beats features well-regarded as well as up-and-coming producers in the Cape Town and Johannesburg electronic beatscene.
Established Jozi producer Liver opens the beattape up with an electronic swing jazz remix of a Mix n’ Blend x Fletcher track, followed by another remix from the new Cape Town dude on the scene who goes by the name of Remember Not To Forget. The remix is his experimental chillwave take on a Little Dragon track. Next beat is a synthed out psychedelic dream-hop beat from the duo Christian Tiger School. Lastly, the beattape ends off with a dubstep rap track from Sibot featuring Cerebral Vortex.