Arts The Beatdoctor feat Pete Philly - The Zone
In Dutch, the word “arts” means “doctor,” and I think that this was intentional name choice judging by the theraputic brand of organic hip hop the Dutch native has been cooking up.
The Netherlands has one of the best hip hop scenes in the world right now. Artists such as Pete Philly & Perquisite, Pax & Pree, Skiggy Rapz & Keynote Speakerz are world class artists. Arts The Beatdoctor definitely qualifies as one of my favourite producers although he has only released one album to date - 2007’s Transitions.
The Zone is the closing track on the album and tops off a memorable mellow, jazzy hip hop album. Pete Philly is the perfect guest emcee and his vocals compliment the authentic sample-driven beat.
Pete Philly - ONE
Here is the first single from the forthcoming album “ONE” by Pete Philly. It showcases how Mr Philly’s singing keeps getting better with every release. The man emboddies all elements of greatness in music. True presence, an ability to perform a range of styles, willingness to experiment and take music in a new direction and above all, the ability to make and give shape to fantastic music. Keep an eye out for his debut solo album because it is bound to astound. This track is fairly sombre but it packs a soulful punch in the 2 short minutes. Kick back and enjoy.
Pete Philly & Perquisite - Mystery Repeats
Pete Philly & Perquisite come from Amsterdam and the group released two original full length albums before disbanding. What a huge loss for world music. For starters, how many hip hop DJs out there can play the cello? How many emcees can really, truly sing as well as rap? If you check out their catalogue, I challenge you to find a single bad song. It is just as well they are still making music apart.