“Diamond crusted and served to you on a velvet pillow.” Quite the understatement for GRANT’s newest release. Beat Tape Vol 1. is a compilation of classy beats and tasty treats. This beat tape combines grit and viscosity to make a powerful concoction that makes the spine tingle when it merely touches the lips.
Each track has such a natural feel. Tracks like “Ecstasy” feature GRANT’s own recordings of him playing guitar and bass, which give it a much more smooth and respectable sound than the competition. Tracks like “Decadence” make the compilation seem more full and alive, giving it a more natural than digital feel. Yet there are still friendly reminders like “Loser of Hoosiers” that show that GRANT has a technologically trippy side. And of course, we can’t forget “Give Me Scabies”, one of the tracks off of the e-famous Kitty Pryde’s “Haha I’m Sorry” EP.
Overall this is a solid compilation and incredibly unique. Beat Tape Vol. 1 is available on Bandcamp for $1. Definitely worth your dollar. 8.8/10