Three Hours In by Ryan Hemsworth
Ryan Hemsworth from Hailfax, Canada, can not only produce some pretty banging hip hop and breaks but also some more soulful electronica as demonstrated in this track, Three Hours In, available for free download from his SoundCloud.
Coming from the rich musical greenhouse that is fast becoming Leeds, up and coming producer Debian Blak’s eclectic EP, A Hint of Menace, is available for free from debianblak.bandcamp.com. It might not be to everyone tastes, favoring A typical arrangements a la Mount Kimbe but it show incredible musical talents and impressive production skills. This is a taster in the form of Take Me On feat Anna Stott.
To someone a bit more established now but never the less worthy of praise, Australian producer Opiou, whose name you may well recognize for his talents as a remix artist. He is also very cable of taking his remix and sampling skills to the next level and producing something a little more unique. Slappy Cans (2009 Edit) made alongside The Mollusk, is proof of that, a fantastically fun record, full of self mocking energy just like a breakdance contest at a clown convention.
Having produced tracks for up and coming USA rapper ASAP Rocky, who himself has been tipped for big things in 2012, although it is Frontier Sounds opinion that this may be based on the quality of the beats been produced for him by Clams Casino. As his SoundCloud page will testify, he is capable of producing much more besides hip-hop, artists will be queuing up in their hundreds to work with him and for that reason, he is my SoundCloud selection of the week.