AWDAZCATE - “City By The Lake”
(Icy Palms Records)
Chicago beat tape producer Awdazcate shines on this sprawling 22-track tape of overdriven beats, soaring synth and hand-cut samples, City By The Lake. This is a relentless mix of absolute bangers, packed with the kind of variety and style that elevates the concept of what a beat tape can do.
From the charging synth line and buzzing bump of Bang Up Loco, to the funky loops of Boat Yacht, City By The Lake brings the crate-digging and record spinning sounds of yesteryear’s beatmaking right back to the forefront. Revel in the simple beauty of an artist crunching a stack of love-worn records in a sampler and churning out all the funk-infused beat tape goodness you’ve been looking for.
Overall, City By The Lake is a jam well worth tossing into your ear holes.