Honestly, the quality across the board with these beats in really inspiring. I had a genuinely good time listening multiple times to these. My top three are:
I’m not going to @ everyone but here are my notes on each entry.
DimensionsTomorrow – The feel is amazing. Such a loose and perfect lazy groove. MF Doom vocal fits the mood perfectly. I love the variation in the samples throughout especially at 2:05.
Rockpapergoat – Great variation and the drums hit hard. The whole thing has a lot of warmth. I would like to hear a Digitakt version-it would be interesting to compare. The more I listened to it the more I liked it. The use of the vocal samples really got it stuck in my head and created an almost verse-chorus type arrangement.
Doug – Fantastic vibe. The acapella is cool and contrasts well with the hazy feeling of the beat. Showing the samples at the end is a great idea.
Drrumble – I love how the beat fits the acapella perfectly. It feels completely at the service of the vocal. I like how minimal you were able to keep it-this is always a struggle for me so I know it takes some discipline.
TheGhostCat – I love how melody forward this feels and the stutter work is pretty inspiring.
The_PMO – I love the strange, jazzy groove. It feels classic and futuristic at the same time. The sample implementation is so well executed. The bass line doesn’t feel like it should work but it fits perfectly and holds it all together. Nice work.
Sleepyhead – For me this has a perfect lazy summer afternoon mood to it. The vocal samples are implemented well. Very good arrangement overall. I could imagine any number of rappers over this.
Sezare56 – Wow! This one just keeps evolving. Very original. Nice to hear the ‘No Country’ dialogue in there. Nice flip of that bass line and great sample warping throughout. This is super inventive and has a really distinct vibe.
Unifono – This has a super classic vibe. The acapella fits like a glove. This is so tight and well executed.
Kpucski – Grimey! I love the Kool Keith vocal. This one definitely has a vibe all it’s own
Affectionate-Bee-781 – I love the drum sequencing on this. It reminds me of Massive Attack/Tricky era stuff. Lots of cool variation while maintaining the overall feel. Nice groove overall.
NeonMelk – I love the beat switch at 1:12! Such a cool switch up. Serious originality throughout. The beat switching and mood keep it interesting and surprising the whole way through.
Woops – This sounds so good. The bass line is superb and I like the blown out quality to it. That sitar(?) bit is a really nice touch.
Garfield – Cool to hear a different take on the Peter Shade sample. It’s fun to hear how many different directions there can be on the same source material. The vocal stabs are a nice touch.
Yabba – great bass line. I also love the horns. I’m also a sucker for slightly melancholic vocal samples.
Boxymusic – the piano creates a nice off kilter feeling. I love that you worked Ric Flair in there. The drum sound quality is really nice.
Maisin – another pleasantly off kilter jam. This reminds me of classic Prefuse 73 in a good way. The transitions and flourishes are pretty inventive.
Sndrsklr – Probably my favorite straight groove of the entries. It’s very immediate and hard hitting. The bass line is fantastic.
LyingDalai – Cool take on an acapella. Great sound design in the transitions. This is super original. I’ve gotta say, the entries that are done on the OT have got me reconsidering picking one up.
Thanks to @Sleepyhead for arranging this thing. I had a great time.