26 Feb The New Wave: Music Producers
There’s always a new surge of beat-makers ready to make their respective mark in the music game, rising up from the realms of SoundCloud and alikes. Their faces aren’t always seen or recognised but the new-breed-of-innovative-fresh producers deserve as much credit as the music artists they cover. Their beats cover it all, from jakin-house-club bangers, to woozy hip hop-inspired aesthetics.
Guys like Cyril Hahn and Clams Casino are already stars, with Hahn’s music spotlighted everywhere from Vogue.com to underground club venues in East London, processing commercial pop-radio R&B into resonant deep house, with covers of Beyonce and Solange Konwles gaining lots of attention. Mike Volpe under the pseudonym of Clams Casino has released a free downloadable mix-tape every year since 2011, gaining a cult following for his deep and soulful beats including the opener “Crystals” which showed up in Grand Theft Auto 5. It’s clear that their best work is still ahead of them. Others like Hucci, 17 year old trap producer from Brighton, and Hot Since 82 have shown enormous potential, but still haven’t fully broken through, but are poised for success in the near future.
Mike Volpe, professionally known as Clams Casino, is a hip hop producer based in Nutley, New Jersey. He is associated with the cloud rap scene. He has produced tracks for A$AP Rocky, Lil B, and Mac Miller.
Brighton born Hucci, is the 17-year old trap producer who last year released his long awaited EP “Rose Gold” which is free to download. Re-working the likes of Drake, The Weeknd, and Gabrielle Aplin with a chill-trap-vibe.
Henry Steinway, under the psydnomyn RL Grime, is an American producer of hip hop, trap and bass music, and member of the Los Angeles Electronic music collective WeDidIt. His debut Grapes EP was released in April 2012
Kygo was virtually unknown less then 12 months ago, the 22-year-old Norweigan producer who is known for his chill-tropical-house covers of tracks, Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing, and Ed Sheeran – I see fire.
Born & raised in Bern, Switzerland. Currently living in Vancouver, Canada. Hahn is best known for his woozy-chilled-covers of R&B tracks with potent rhythms.
Hot Since 82
Daley Padley aka Hot Since 82 is a Leeds based deep house producer who is hot property in the world of house music, playing at Australia’s biggest dance festival Stereosonic earlier this year.
London based producer Route 94 has been around for a while but has come to the forefront and spread like wildfire since Annie Mac pumped new track ‘My Love’ feat Jess Glynne through the BBC.