Modern Hip-Hop Production

My love of synthesizers and electronic music has been maturing for the past 5 or so years. The synthesizer is a very exciting instrument because it literally has no bounds. If a person can dream up a sound, it can most likely be synthesized.

My most recent musical interest is hip hop. Hip hop is and always has been electronic music (and any hip hop fan who says they dislike electronic music is living a fallacy). It has become a major cultural force, it is evolving rapidly. It's exciting to see the general public embrace an electronic music, even if they don't really know it.

Even more exciting is the fact that some hip hop producers are starting to embrace their electronic roots by employing more experimental and synthetic instrumentation and effects in their music. To illustrate this, I've created an 8tracks mix featuring some of my favorite artists displaying this new level of experimentation. Enjoy.

Edit 2019-12-28: Since posting this, 8tracks has shut its doors. Here's a track list of my playlist if you'd like to find the tracks yourself:

  1. Wassup by A$AP Rocky
  2. On Sight by Kanye West
  3. Brothers by Kid Cudi featuring King Chip & A$AP Rocky
  4. The Black God by SpaceGhostPurrp
  5. Thinkin Bout You by Frank Ocean
  6. Come Up and Get Me by Death Grips
  7. Lvl by A$AP Rocky
  8. I Am A God by Kanye West
  9. Artificial Death in the West by Death Grips
  10. Beez by Kid Cudi featuring RZA
  11. Pyramids by Frank Ocean
  12. Danger by SpaceGhostPurrp

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