Does Dutch producer and saxophone player Thijsenterprise ever sleep? I’ve been trying to find out the last few months, but I’m starting to doubt it. Since his off-kilter clash of hip-hop, jazz & punk on our own label called Rucksack Records (that’s right), today he drops not one but two beat tapes.
Soul Food & Skunk Breaks is fully dedicated to getting high. Or in the words of Belgian blog SoulFoodForTheKidz, who instigated the idea for this beat tape: “I hear MONSTERS of loops that slowly creep up from behind a thick curtain of smoke. Leaving a sticky green trace while filling the room with a sweet and mysterious scent…” The release comes with a Soul Food & Skunk Breaks T-shirt, available on Everpress and on Bandcamp.
And then there’s also Night Store Beats, a beat tape that shows a new step for the beatmaker: a bigger focus on off-grid drum patterns and different textures, while never letting go of what he loves most: chopping soul and jazz samples, using raw drums and dirty basslines. All for the love of the perfect loop.
Today’s double-digital release happens between the Snits EP and the upcoming Lahringen album on vinyl in November. The upcoming record brings together his work as a beatmaker and decade-long passionate work as a saxophone player, creating a mind-boggling tangle of hip-hop, jazz & punk.