Yogi Beats returns to the fore with a brand new collection of beats, shining a spotlight on the broad array of sounds and styles he encompasses within his production. Jellystoned Park follows on from the success of last year’s innovative visual mixtape collaboration, alongside rapper and fellow Played Out artist, JPDL. That project gave the world a fine insight into the talent that Yogi possesses, but this latest production showcase is a more definitive exploration of his approach to beat making.
Weighing in at 19 tracks, the album is a sample driven trip through Yogi’s musical universe, where we find the Cheltenham based producer drawing on a wealth of influences to craft each beat. For example, on Who Has The Time?, Yogi flips a Con Funk Shun sample, breathing new life into the 70’s classic, and on Got Til It’s Gone, we hear the distinctive tones of Bojack Horseman blended into crisp drums and wonky keys, while Jonie Mitchell and Q-Tip vocal samples float through the background.
As well as the instrumental joys of Jellystoned Park, there is also a bonus track, which offers a live version of What If?, featuring JPDL and another long term collaborator, Griz-O, plus some exquisite cuts from DJ Slaazninjah.
(Please note, this is a coloured vinyl pre-order, due for shipping 20th April, tbc)