Our very first mix tape has just been released!
Featuring 10 great songs by various talented artists from around the country.
I cut a few acoustic guitar pieces from another He Is We song called “Kiss It All Better.”
It started as a true hip hop remix, but it turned out to be more indie rock than anything. Still works for spitting a few meaningful bars over.
It was a lot of fun to make, regardless of the end result.
Photography by Rico Torres – courtesy of Dimension Films.
Here’s something nice and lazy for you.
Although it’s more like some kind of lounge jazz thing, it reminds me of something you might hear while standing in an elevator.
Tempo: 118.5 bpm
How’s this for different?
Smooth Jazz infused with a Reggae style groove.
Hope you like!
Tempo: 130 bpm
The holidays are back again, and what better way to spend this time than with somebody you love?
Let me help you set the mood, and the rest is up to you.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Tempo: 87 bpm
ACID brings you 7 heavy Jazz instrumentals that have all been infused with Hip Hop.
While songs like these may not be the easiest to write to, they’re great for just listening to. Especially if you’re a fan of the genre.
These songs fall specifically under the Acid Jazz genre, hence the name of the tape.
Album artwork by Sergeant Keroro.
Why are songs missing from this tape? If the rights to an instrumental have been sold, the song has been removed from the tape it was featured on.
I have a new beat tape coming out soon called “ACID.” The tape will feature all downtempo-style hip hop instrumentals with a jazz influence.
The tape will be available very soon, but in the meantime check out one of the songs that will be included in the tape. This should give you a great idea of what you’ll be hearing when it releases.
This is a jazz instrumental with a very heavy hip hop influence. Specifically, this would fall under the Acid Jazz sub-genre.
Lots of DJ scratches throughout.
Tempo: 78 bpm
This was an experimental jam session we put together for fun. We challenged ourselves to use instruments not typically used in hip hop. To be honest, I’m not even sure this is hip hop. I wasn’t going to share this at first, but I decided to go ahead and post it.
In this song you’ll hear a steady acoustic guitar, a live bass guitar, a latin trumpet section in the beginning, along with another latin brass section in the middle, a brief cello piece in the background, and a live harmonica that takes the song out. The drum break is live, and includes several fills to help break the beat down in some sections.
While this instrumental may not be perfect for song writing, it’s a great piece to listen to. Enjoy!
Here’s another very relaxed and jazzy hip hop instrumental. I had no plans to ever upload this originally, but I decided to do it.
I’ll be honest, I’m not crazy about the drums or the mix. I think some things could have come out better.
Some of the instruments you’ll hear are an electric piano, a violin, an organ, an acoustic guitar, a pan flute, and various percussion instruments.
The only thought I kept getting when I listened to this is the park. Sunny, relaxing, quiet, peaceful. So that was the vision.
Despite how it sounds, it took an extremely long time to put this song together. I’m talking around 2 weeks. I guess I can say I was pretty much done with this song.
Thanks for listening!
Tempo: 92 bpm
Here’s some indie hip hop for your summer evening.
Thanks for listening!
Tempo: 92 bpm
Welcome to my freak show. I hope you enjoy.
Pianos and stuff. Nice groove.
Thanks for listening.
Tempo: 97 bpm