BEATLIFE's COMP.1 is a showcase of some of the top beatmakers in the Southeastern United States...a very often overlooked region, musically speaking. We don't have a strong central point like Los Angeles to anchor our scene, nor is there a Flying Lotus amongst us to act as a focal point. We don't have much in terms of nationally recognized publications that write about us either, but what is lacking in infrastructure, we make up for in talent and community. With regular beat-centric events like BEATLIFE, The Left Field Experiment (ATL), Round Haus, Telepathy, and Sunday Shake (RLGH) to showcase our productions and hone our craft, we have proven that we can push our scene forward and take the reigns ourselves.
This 2 part compilation is an attempt to crystallize what we've been doing collectively for the last decade, bringing together the key players in the region from Atlanta, Knoxville, Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh and more. Volume 1 clocks in at about 45 mins. and features original productions from luminaries like RBTS Win, DFLN (now deceased), Koresma, Oak City Slums, and many others who are gaining national recognition as they continue to crank out world class productions. We hope you enjoy this installment; be on the lookout for Volume 2. coming soon.
All profits will be going to Standing Rock Sioux, more info here:
Proceeds going to: standingrock.org/news/standing-rock-sioux-tribe--dakota-access-pipeline-donation-fund/
Cover Photo by Shayanne Gal
Cover Layout & Mastering- Paul Gaeta
Special thanks to everyone involved