Weekly MP3 #176: Ta-ku - Stones Throw Beat Battle #202
Really individual-sounding hip-hop beat, get from Ta-ku's Soundcloud or the player thing here:
The Stones Throw records messageboards have a rolling series of competitions for beat-makers, where everyone uses the same sample as a starting point. Hence the name of this. What I really enjoy is how bright and lively the beat is for the general style. It's extroverted-sounding, rather than blunted.
Ta-ku is yet another Australian producer. Not sure why my blog's full of them! Anyway, he has a lot of free stuff around the place if you want to investigate. This one's the most to my tastes, maybe the least "jazzy"?