If there’s one thing that comes through about Mr Beatnick’s productions, it’s the sheer musicality of it. It’s been a slow and steady ride getting to know the artist, not least on this most recent trio of Synthetes releases for Don’t Be Afraid which have crawled out one a year and culminate in this latest EP. With very little else to listen to in between times, it actually makes for a nice change being able to sit back and reflect on the select tracks that have made it out into the public consciousness, compared to the whirlwind release schedule many labels and artists seem to embrace.
Commence the Easter bank holiday in style at the launch party for the new Mr Beatnick EP in the company of Don’t Be Afraid and Idle Hands crew.
Don’t Be Afraid whet our collective appetites for the final instalment of Mr Beatnick’s Synthetes trilogy with a video for “Savannah”.
London based producer and DJ Mr Beatnick will return to Don’t Be Afraid next month for the final instalment of his Synthetes trilogy.
There was a time when London DJ/producer Mr Beatnick could have been classed as a “jobbing beatmaker” – a funk, jazz and hip-hop digger with a passion for loose, off-kilter rhythms, soulful vocals and the possibilities of vintage synthesizers and dusty drum machines. There was a swing and wonkiness to his productions that marked him out as a student of leftfield instrumental hip-hop.