Last week we had one of the year’s first most anticipated releases, coming from US hip-hop and bass producer araabMUZIK. The producer released a 20-track mixtape for free entitled ‘For Professional Use Only’ and got the underground bass community buzzing at the chance to own some free music from one of its most coveted names.
And to put it short, the buzz was more than appropriate for this release. Nothing short of brilliant and forward-thinking, ‘For Professional Use Only’ showcases not only araabMUZIK’s incredible flair for creating genre-defining music, but the mixtape’s unique and well-produced sound is just part of why people are flocking to get on the araabMUZIK bandwagon. Laced with dozens of familiar samples and vocal hooks, this initially comes across as a producer just showing off what he can do in the studio. But the result is a fantastic collection of beats and short experimentations that really let you see what this producer is capable of.
Although now araabMUZIK is no longer the worst kept secret in underground electronic music, his reputation for creating diverse and interesting music is kept well-earned and will no doubt serve as a template to what all young, aspiring producers should look to create.
Download 'For Professional Use Only' for free here.