Drugs Beats (Friday's Funky 45 Volume 3)

Written by  | 10 March 2016

I'm really liking the output on this label. The first release from Freqnik & WDRE released back in 2014 is everything I love about instrumental Hip Hop: Lots of samples, funky arrangement, and that gritty sound. It took well over 12 months until we were treated to the second release, this time from Canadian producers DJ Pump and Hedspin. That one didn't disappoint either and gave new hope to the idea that this label would be putting out more output. Well fortunately we didn't need to wait another year for this third release. In a matter of months since the previous one, we have a new 45 this time showcasing the production talents of North Carolina beat maker Drugs Beats.

This release continues the top quality instrumental Hip Hop stylings that we now come to expect from the label, although each tune is some what shorter in duration. Infact, I'm hesitant to call these full tracks, as they are much more like exercises on the MPC. Drugs Beats gives us a total of four of these exercises, spread over both sides of this 45. Right off the bat, I have to say these are great. They are packed with familiar samples such as the Ohio Players "Funky Worm". The J Dilla influence is strong on this release - infact DJ Houseshoes recently featured Drugs Beats on his most recent producer showcase series on "The Gift Volume 10", which did include all 4 of these exercises in its tracklist.

If this sounds like your bag then I'd suggest grabbing this release right away before it sells out. It's definitely packed full of head nodders for your next mixtape.

Grab this release from Juno Records

Shan Frenzie

Shan Frenzie

Australian based deejay, radio presenter for 2SER FM, record collector, and chief rocker of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Disco and everything inbetween.

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