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Tapes

The «Golden Ticket Tapes» series: We release fresh beat material on a regular base. Each tape features another beatmaker. Stay tuned for the next episodes.

Beat Tape Of The Week

We present you a dope beat tape every week. Whether new released or “old but gold”, just dope instrumentals for your listening pleasure.

#02 | L2 – FC3S

Our second Beat Tape Of The Week comes from St.Louis based producer L2. “FC3S” was released on March 10th this year via bandcamp and as a limited cassette tape. The sound was heavy influenced by the manga series “Initial D” and his love for the FC Rx7 sports car. L2 in his own words: “While creating this album, I drove my own Fc Rx7 around the city at night. During those times I found my inspiration for this sound.”

Golden Ticket Tapes – Artist Shirt 01

Pierre von Helden

When we asked Pierre von Helden if he’d design the first Golden Ticket Tapes Artist Edition shirt for us, he was in right away. He’d grown up with hip hop, an avid advocate of a cultural idea going beyond music, and he would infuse our collaboration with new horizons. Early 1970s / 1980s hip hop aesthetics, African influences, traces of early graffiti and obvious links to the artworks and the positive vibes of the Native Tongue Movement, such as De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest or the Akai MPC’s iconic pads – Pierre von Helden brings them all together on the first shirt of our Golden Ticket Tapes Artist Edition.

Pierre von Helden lives and works in Leipzig. More about his fantastic collages and collected works at www.pierrevonhelden.de

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Featured Playlists

Our own curated Spotify playlists – We have some general playlists full of the dopest instrumental HipHop stuff as well as a bunch of artist-playlists focusing on the work of a single beatmaker or crew.

Favourites

Our favourite instrumental hiphop joints. Straight Beats – from BoomBap to LoFi – Our office playlist, our mindset.

IAMPAUL – Beats & Jazz Vibes

HipHop beats & Jazz tracks by Leipzig based beatsmith and multi-instrumentalist IAMPAUL of the Daily Concept family.