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Various The Beatards: Endless Drummer Mixtape

  • Words: Max Herman
  • Label: MTR!
  • XLR8R Rating: 7.5/10

The Beatards, hosts of NYC’s innovative Mixtape Riot! night, bring their penchant for bouncing, club-ready hip-hop to record with this 25-track mix. While this trio’s remixes of songs by R. Kelly and Robin Thicke put a quirky spin on recognizable radio hits, much of the original material from The Beatards is just as notable. Hand-clapping dancefloor rap (“Gimmie That”) and even laid-back, introspective joints (“Rain Is Gone”) comprise UTK, Chuck Wild, and DJO’s respective range here. Meanwhile the inclusion of new tracks from Santogold, Kid Acne, and other innovators help keep this mixtape moving along nicely.

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