Listen :: Free The Beats Vol.11
February 22nd 2014
The latest mixtape from DIY label Free The Beats is a glorious flight through dub-tinged future beats with stellar introduced talent dotted amongst the native growth.
The opening track from Dutch producer Arts the Beatdoctor is chaotic, meeting somewhere between the organic grind of Lorn and the slipping flourish of Flying Lotus. The compilation continues with the deep-dark sounds of the future; rich bass settling on the loamy forest floor as the dub plate reverbs send scattered echoes through the canopy. Each track dwells in a slightly different forest region, some swing branch to branch in an unsurprising yet momentous groove, while others frequently dart out of their comfort zones in a fit of altitudinal variety.