Rad City and G-Force met on a basketball court. Their relationship began as rivals but evolved into a fruitful collaboration between like minds. After the band finished their sophomore record, “Animals in the Median”, G_Force expressed interest in remixing one of the songs, which snowballed into remixing the entire album, aptly titling it “A Different Animal”.
“Zombies” is the first remix to be released from this collection. The cut showcases the vocal talents of TxE, the group for which G_Force produces beats.
Portland rap trio, TxE, regroup after a slew of solo & side-projects, with their second and a half release Tetherball.
Recorded in just one weekend, the EP is a tight and focused group effort through & through, with the overall vibe leaning towards the sunny summer days of past w/ the hip-hop they grew up on as an obvious influence throughout all adding up to one of their best releases to date, both as a group & separately.
At long last, we return with another edition in our ongoing WKND BEATS series of beat CD’s & instrumental albums.
For our 11th installment, returning champ, TOPE (of both TxE and Living Proof) follows up on last year’s highlight, FREELEMONADE with a fresh batch of NEWKICKS.
Just as he did on FREELEM, the PRTLND producer again offers up another solid collection of for-sale instrumentals made out of mostly old soul records (& this time around – some contemporaries as well).
Except, here on NEWKICKS, TOPE re-emerges a noticeably more seasoned producer, apparently learning a lot in just the year since, w/ sharpened chops & new techniques heard without making for an even more enjoyable listen than the previous crowd favorite.