Dystinkt Beats – Seoulful Instrumentals [Review]
Edmonton, AB – I’ve had the opportunity to review dozens of records, mixtapes and albums during my time with HipHopCanada; but when Dystinkt Beats’ mixtape Seoulful Instrumentals dropped into my inbox last month, I wasn’t sure how I was going to take to the task. This would be my first time reviewing an album, solely focusing on instrumentals. However, Dystinkt Beats lived up to his alias and had me vibin’ to this eccentric mix of beats.
The 10 track concept is a compilation of soul and R & B, mixed with North American hip-hop and South Korean urban music (cue track 1 “Head UP” and track 7 “Change”). Whether you’re an MC (or singer) looking for smooth and consistent beats to get behind you, or just a lover of music looking for that goodness to nod your head too; then Seoulful Instrumentals is your go-to. The rhythm to “Summer Love” (for example) is so laid-back and savory to the ear, that you could be content with vocals or no vocals at all.
A part of the concept of why producers release their beats to the online world – is to attract the attention of MC’s and singers alike. Hopefully that attention will turn into a collaboration. But this mixtape has contemporary sounds that could also be curated in a short-film or dance production. It’s versatile – and again – another reason why Dystinkt lives up to his title.
Dystinkt Beats (who hails from Edmonton) has produced for many artists within the Edmonton hip-hop scene – who have also been featured on HipHopCanada. I can definitely see why so many cats choose to collaborate with him and I, for one, am looking forward to seeing more of his work down the road. You can catch all of his latest on his website and download Seoulful Instrumentals on Bandcamp.
Written by Rosa Jason for HipHopCanada