Chicago-based hip hop artist and producer, Blue Monkey Beats, is one for the radar for any fans of Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole and Kanye. The best introduction to their polished production style is their 2020 mix ‘In the Studio’ which packs in all of the soul of old school along with all of the full-frontal galvanising conviction of 80s hip hop.
Blue Monkey Beats’ sound may be big and bold, but it will hook you in from the intro and ensure that your attention never falters from the entrancing, shimmering melodies.
You can check out In the Studio for yourselves here.
Review by Amelia Vandergast