Trip-Hopping To The Beat Stars
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Posted 3/13/14 , edited 3/13/14
Hey,


Been looking for some new beats, and I figured fellow anime fans might know of some luscious lyrics and mad melodies that I aint heard before. Specifically, the Japanese hip-hop scene has been one of the more innovative ones for the previous decade, producing masterworks by Nujabes, Shing02, Hidetake Takayama and others, and like rock, hip-hop has become part of the general culture of anime and the fans.

Though that's not to say this is topic just for beats coming from the East: one can't talk about some of the best of recent hip-hop without giving due credit to CYNE, Otem Rellik, or TOKiMonsta. It's a global thing, even Poland produced one of the best in a while in Blazo.

So, Crunchy Roll, what's out there?

(Obviously, keep it to lesser known artists, there's a general hip-hop thread or so already, but nothing addressing the independent scene).
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Posted 3/13/14
Shigeto, Metaform, and DJ Okawari are a few off the top of my head
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Posted 3/13/14
since you mentioned ToKiMONSTA, any of the other Low End Theory/Brainfeeder musicians like Flying Lotus, Daedelus, Samiyam, Gaslamp Killer, Ras G, Teebs, Matthewdavid, Lapalux, Shlohmo and the next wave of producers like TaKu and the rest of Soulection crew, Knxwledge, Kaytranada, XXYYXX. there's a similar scene called cloud rap so stick to the instrumentals made by particularly Clams Casino. another is Ryan Hemsworth who does incorporate Japanese pop culture elements with contemporary r&b, club hip-hop, and cloud rap into one sound. older wise stick to Madlib, MF Doom, J Dilla, DJ Krush, and Prefuse 73.

LA Beat Music/Low End Theory/Brainfeeder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IIiivffC2s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4u2t8ygm_8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97RXDgzfFqI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRE16o-j02A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIKMKki5l1M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJJ8hWDXWGs

New Wave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L_bgI6b6F8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3k6FM2OhKo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wn8igSeiCI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akxVzZNMV7E

Cloud Rap
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6QTMSVqvu8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mmLGiP_M_U

Classic Beats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHMrJNZaatE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsp9t8nOwb0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEzXgCMoBhQ
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKvhfJDvbzR_Zo6B6Rjx7tHQtVQ2x5vZv
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2Lt2VZR0w9IxU45uv8BlfRJaitWrEKvp
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Posted 3/27/14
DJ Okawari is one of my faves, and Metaform sound vaguely familiar, wouldn't be surprised if I have 'em on a playlist, so I'll definitely check out Shigeto.

Ah, very good list Arley! Huge fan of instrumentals, so cloud rap sounds like my thing.

Speaking of instrumentals, for anyone else who likes 'em, Kondor is pretty great at it, and Fresh Sly has a few (though he normally doesn't do 'em, the ones he has are pretty good).
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you might like project: mooncircle's label compilation the moon comes closer. or early ninja tune: neotropic, 9 lazy 9, the herbaliser, wagon christ, and the various compilations they've released
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Posted 4/2/14

jesgrew wrote:

you might like project: mooncircle's label compilation the moon comes closer. or early ninja tune
: neotropic, 9 lazy 9, the herbaliser, wagon christ, and the various compilations they've released

Dang how could I forget Ninja Tune?! Also look into Mo Wax Records. A couple of favorites from that label that fit the trip-hop/downtempo sound:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVEusVobh5s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1Ayme4Qfv4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usQXgQXNpkI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdflxJTFl8w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHaWwsEGb80
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