SmashMouth Entertainment producer, Tay Lewis, returns with a monster instrumental release titled "Word On Street." To all the emcees out there, I hope you're paying attention- this beat is FIRE, and needs to be jumped on right away. This trap heavy beat has just the right amount of knock for all the heads out there, and contains a vocal sample from the street classic, "OG Bobby Johnson" that is too on point. Hit up the beats producers Tay Lewis and Sonny Diamonds on twitter; @ProdTayLewis @SunnyDiamonds, and let em know if you think you can bless the beat.
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[Interview] Chef Byer talks the making of “Steve Nash”, Toronto’s artist community, how he first got into producing and more
Interview by: Colton Beausoleil When you're talking Canadian producers, one name comes up more often than not over the past two years. From emerging on the scene with some of Toronto's most talented artists A Game, to solidifying his position as one of Canada's top tier producers. Building a solid foundation and working closely with some talented artists over the past while, creating a sound that has been generating a huge buzz and has no sign of slowing down anytime. With hits like "Money Made Me Do It" from A Game and Luu Breeze, to more recent production working with OB [O'Brien] on the OVO Sounds featured song "Steve Nash"; Chef Byers has turned a former hobby in to something that is looking more like a long lasting career in music. Becoming one of the most sought out Canadian producers and it only grows daily. We caught up with Chef Byer to talk about "Steve Nash", how he got in to producing and much more. Read the full interview at the link below.
AMN producer/emcee Marc Andre recently released his latest project, Audio Wavy Vol. 1 - The Beat Tape. Early favourites on Audio Wavy Vol. 1 include the jazzy "Direct Message" and the synth-driven "Dreaming Miles Away". For those unfamiliar with the Maryland-based beatmaker, he's a member of the AMN (Any Means Necessary) crew along with Steph Castro, Ill Stafa, and Ike Da Kid. Stream/download the beat tape below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
Toronto beatmaker Justunlimited is back with Bundle Up Vol. 1, a 12-track instrumental album. The beats range from spacey ("Static") to trap-influenced ("Drop Top $ Top Down", "Killa Sound Bwoy"), often blending in the same song. Early favourites include "Maybe Next Year" and "Space Funk $$$". Stream and download Bundle Up Vol. 1 below.