The Beat.It project is a compilation of forward thinking beat craftspeople from Italy. As the Outsourced series has taught us, there's very few areas of the globe where experimental and creative beats aren't being churned out.
Elements of funk, glitch, skweee, wonky, oldschool hip-hop and just about any other beat origin can be found combined throughout the compilation in glorious fashion. I have to admit I haven't heard much of the Italian beat scene before now, and to say I'm impressed would be an understatement. There is definitely something for everyone in this compilation.
Best part? You guessed it, it's 100% free to download and enjoy at your leisure. Click here to begin your download, or access their official landing page here.
You probably want to preview it first, so check out this exclusive mix for Laid Back Radio that blends the songs together quite nicely:
Access the official site of each artist involved below:
A N.I.Q. JOINT - www.soundcloud.com/aniqjoint
AD BOURKE - www.soundcloud.com/adbourke
BAINMASS - www.soundcloud.com/bainmass
BASS SCIENCE - www.bass-science.com
COLOSSIUS - www.soundcloud.com/colossius
CONTAINER - www.soundcloud.com/container
COSTA - www.myspace.com/raffaelecostantino
DIGI G’ALESSIO - www.digigalessio.bandcamp.com
DJ 2PHAST - www.soundcloud.com/dj2phast
FITNESS BITCH - www.soundcloud.com/michele-lafiandra
GRILLO - www.grillobeats.com
HELLOMYNAMEISRA - www.soundcloud.com/hello_ra
KAPPAH - www.soundcloud.com/kappah
MANUELE ATZENI - www.manueleatzeni.bandcamp.com
MASTER OF RIBONGIA - www.masterofribongia.com
MORPHEGROUND - www.facebook.com/morpheground
RAILSTER - www.soundcloud.com/railster