New Yet Somehow Vintage
After a brief hiatus, producer/beatmaker Nu Vintage releases another timeless Boom-Bap classic
Could use a wider variety of samples (but it's still DOPE!)
For a great beats experience, look no further than the instrumental sounds of Nu Vintage. This guy’s catalog isn’t that extensive (he averages a couple of beat tapes per year), but what it lacks in depth is made up for in alluring boom-bap rhythms to bang out to. His latest, “New Yet Somewhat Vintage” is a beat enthusiast’s instrumental paradise that will remain in constant rotation in your deck, consoles and gadgets.
There is no shortage of kinetic grooves in the latest installment of Nu Vintage production. His command of chopping samples is on full display on the 23-track collection of hard-core Hip-Hop instrumentals. You may want to hire a chiropractor once you press play because you’ll be nodding your head to each infectious song for quite a while. The lead track, aptly titled “Kickoff” lives up to its namesake. A high-pitched vocal sample accompanies a bevy of spine tingling kicks and thunder clapping snares, all while moving to the melodic pace of a crisp filtered high-hat. That track undoubtedly sets the tone for the following 22 tracks. You’ll be apt to drop a few lines to “The World”, a cerebral soul loop that deserves a mic check or two. One of my favorite tracks would have to be “Smooth Burn”. This totally laid back record has that 93’ Till Infinity vibe to it and it bangs hard through my Bose speakers!
Nu Vintage is a talented beatmaker who continues to create outstanding music. He’s an amalgamation of Pete Rock, Large Pro, and DJ Premiere all in one. He’s kind of elusive on the net (we haven’t been able to track down any social media on him yet) but I highly suggest that you reach out to him on Bandcamp if you’re looking to diversify your production choices. Nu Vintage is too dope not to check out, so listen to his music here, then head over to his official music site to purchase his music.
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