We’re happy to introduce a new series of 7” singles in collaboration with the Beats & Culture YouTube channel. These Beats & Culture 7”s will feature a variety of sounds, from hip-hop to breaks, afrobeat, dub, and a few mashed-up genres in-between. The singles will also be on colored vinyl, with each limited edition having its own color.
Beats & Culture’s first 7” opens with a hype cut from DJ DSK, the UK hip-hop DJ legend who is now burning things up across Asia. Known for his incredible scratching technique, DSK drops the remarkable “Tom's Thai”. Like DSK, the track is rooted both in hip-hop and Asian influences, as it utilizes catchy samples from Thai music and mixes them with crucial boom-bap beats.
Flip the wax for Brooklyn’s man of the Wonderwheel, Nickodemus, and his striking collaboration with the Maharaj Trio. Titled “Southern Magnolia,” this cut features the Trio on sarod, sitar, and tablas, all mixed over Nico’s beats in an irresistible dance-floor style. “Magnolia” feels like a celebration, both for the boundless possibilities of music and a brilliant launch of the Beats & Culture 7” series. Groove on.
The second edition of Beats & Culture’s exclusive 7” series is all about transparent orange. That’s the color of the vinyl, and the music itself has a warm glow, almost like an African sunset. This is the sound of exotic mixtures, afrobeat and Latin styles intertwining; dubby vibes mingling with funk, and even evidence of a Turkish influence. The two sides of this 7” travel far and wide.
Released December 2, 2018
''Tom's Thai'' Produced & Mixed by DJ DSK
''Southern Magnolia'' Produced & mixed by Nickodemus / Maharaj Trio. Originally released on the EP 'The Maharaj Project' : 001. Under license from & copyright to Loop Media NZ Ltd 2018.
Compiled by Beats & Culture
Mastered by Blanka at Kasablanka Studio
Label Design by Manolis Chalkiadakis
Cover Design and BNC Logo by Jola818
Executive Producers : Basilis Foteinos, Andreas Pallidis
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