Best Beat Tapes on Bandcamp: May 2020

Los Angeles has a gravitational pull for creatives in every field, but musicians seem to either rest here or orbit the city limits more than any other location. The producers on this list have either lived here and soaked up game directly, or absorbed it by osmosis. Below you’ll find a diverse tape of rap-centric beats culled from dollar bins in Boston; a record from an L.A. beat scene veteran that approximates the many moods of isolation; a guitar-heavy project reminiscent of Shlohmo’s The End; and much more…


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