Yay! It’s here. The kick-off to our series of instrumental EP / Beattapes that will be released via 88 Till Infinity. We are overwelmed with joy and emotion. Thanks, Beatsofreen for letting us exclusively release this awesome bitchin’ instrumental release. Download “Future Memories” & get to know it’s creator after the jump!
Can you give us a quick introduction? Who are you?
Of course I can! My name is Bastiaan, also known as Beatsofreen. I am an 18-year old beatcreator from Bodegraven, The Netherlands. I’ve been making music for about three years now. I’ve been moving towards the instrumental side of production lately. The fruits of my labour are bundled within my EP / Beattape: “Future Memories”. Oh, about the pronounciation of my name: in Holland it’s pronounced Beats O Freen, but a lot of English people I work with tend to call me Beats Of Reen. Doesn’t matter, it’s all good!
Can you eleborate on your love for instrumental music?
I’ve been listening to instrumental music for a while now. It has always had a certain appeal on me. I enjoy working with vocalists, but only when they can really tie a track together. Instrumental music equals a lot of creative posibilities, which I thourougly like. You can work outside of certain boxes and rules, you’d have to keep in mind when working with a vocalist. If it feels good, it is probably good!
Which artists have a big influence on you?
Definitly Flying Lotus! Besides Fly Lo, J. Dilla, DJ Premier, De La Soul, Bill Evans & Miles Davis.
What’s the most important part to your creative proces?
When it comes to making music, I am a bit of a perfectionist. I want everything to sound exactly like I want it too. Actually finishing projects has been an important thing for me lately. I tend to re-mix and rearrange my tracks until infinity. Which makes it hard to finish projects. If we are talking more specific, I’d say my drum programming is very important to me. Good drums, can make shitty samples or shitty synths, sound pretty decent.
Whats in the pipeline for Beatsofreen?
Currently I am trying to figure out if I can do an album with some vocalists. I have finished a few tracks I want to use for that same project. But we’ll have to wait and see. Apart from that, my next instrumental EP is coming. I’m like halfway there. The atmosphere will be rawer than “Future Memories”, but it’ll still have a jazzy and soulful feeling to it!
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