This all started to come together back in May, when I really, really started diving in the instrumental hip-hop scene that’s taken off across the globe. It feels like every few days we’re posting new beat tapes or albums from producers from the States, U.K., Germany, France, Japan, Russia, and so on. Not only that, but these producers have often created some of the year’s finest material, be it Paul White’s Rapping With Paul White or Man Mantis’ Cities Without Houses.
With that in mind, I wanted to put together an exclusive, Potholes-sponsored compilation showcasing some of our favorite producers. As such, we bring you Midnight Snacks, a night time-centric affair featuring 18 tracks from 18 different artists, all of whom showcase the various sides of hip-hop production. There are sample-driven bangers from guys like Danny! and Al Jieh; soaring mini-epics from Blue Sky Black Death and Citymouth; and futuristic funk from Jay Cue and the Super 3. It’s all here, y’all, and it’s all free.
I just wanted to take a second and thank all of the producers involved because without you, Midnight Snacks would have never happened. Also, I need to give mad love and props to our art director Theodore Taylor, who provided the amazing art for this project.
You can stream Danny!’s “When Will She Call” and Paul White’s “Movie Stars” below and then download Midnight Snacks and view its track listing and full album art.[audio:http://potholesinmyblog.flywheelsites.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Danny-When-Will-She-Call.mp3|titles=Danny! – When Will She Call] [audio:http://potholesinmyblog.flywheelsites.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Paul-White-Movie-Stars.mp3|titles=Paul White – Movie Stars]
Download: Potholes Presents: Midnight Snacks [Bandcamp]
- Al Jieh – “I’m Dangerous”
- Herma Puma – “Business As Usual”
- D.L.O. The Iceman – “Nice Vibe”
- Jaisu – “This Is”
- Bone Rock – “Purple”
- Man Mantis – “Weekend Radioletters”
- Danny! – “When Will She Call”
- The Super 3 – “Maroon”
- Blue Sky Black Death – “To Hold And Hope”
- J57 – “Broken Batteries”
- Tensei – “Origami”
- Paul White – “Movie Stars”
- Citymouth – “Neighborhood Cults”
- Zeroh – “Not Worth Listening To”
- Ethereal – “G0t A Little_Job”
- Trebles And Blues – “The Eastern Wind”
- AbJo – “Praise the Most Fly”
- Jay Cue – “Moon Sex”