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Your LoFix #6 – Boom Bap Beats & Bars

Welcome to The LoFix, a column to share some LoFi & ChillHop that I’ve recently discovered and love. Giving you that fix of chill; something we all need regularly. And if you’re feeling the tracks, do share them with your friends.

In this sixth edition of the series we dive into Boom Bap Beats & Bars that give us that 90s nostalgia feeling and head boppin’ groove.

The introduction is so smooth that when the beat kicks in with the ‘Ohh Baby’ you instantly get wrapped into the fluid sound with the guitars keeping the vibe going through the song. SoulChef is a very fitting name for the incredibly talented artist with his soulful tunes and feel good beats.

Kicking straight into the beat, Madlib wastes no time with getting into the track. Teaming up with the abstract thoughtful rapper that is Declaime, who flows perfectly to the boom bap and thought provoking lyrics for the “Ill Minded.” Another classic release from Madlib, and one to add to his prolific catalogue that is a showcase for the talented individual.

AlienLoop recently popped up on my Discover Weekly playlist, so shout out to Spotify there as I could have dedicated this whole article to their oldschool flex. The simplicity of “Reminisce” reminds me of the oldshool hip-hop coming out of the States with it’s jazzy beat and fine piano that would sit finely in any jazz joint, rounding off with a fitting vocal sample for the nostalgic tune.

As soon as the beat kicks in you know this tune is going to hit hard with its rough vibe, then comes the dope piano lead & vocal cuts that Bugaloop has pieced together perfectly. Taken from his ‘Eighty-Eight Reasonz‘ EP that encompasses the golden era of hip-hop beats and will keep your head moving through out.
Full 90s nostalgic vibes from Phoniks & DJ Eveready with “Keep it Real,” leading in with a beautiful piano to ease us into the song. Kicking in with a dope beat and very memorable vocal samples that will guessing which golden hip-hop songs they’ve taken them from, the subtle scratching and warm horn sounds round the song off nicely and another gem from the legendary Phoniks.