Welcome to the realm of hazy hip-hop fusion as two great minds unite to create a mesmerizing experience. DJ Grumble and Kobe Banks have collaborated in the past and today I have the honor of sharing their latest creation – A 13-track tape that promises to make you zone out and feel the groove of their tape with that unique touch they are able to create when together.
Harmonious Haze – This tape gives the listener a journey through a dreamscape where jazz, hip-hop, and hazy atmospheres collide. Each track is a carefully crafted together in the studio with DJ Grumble and Kobe Banks. Let the tape run through from first to last and just enjoy the time being, it has such a positive note and gives me a bit of a nostalgic feeling to the early 00’s sound.
Originally hailing from the suburbs of Boston, DJ Grumble has been active as a hip-hop DJ & producer for over 20 years, while simultaneously earning a PhD in chemistry and developing several new medicines to diagnose and treat cancer. Grumble first gained recognition for his “Freestyle Tools” series of instrumental mixtapes which made their debut on YouTube and DatPiff.com in the late 2000s.
Since then, he has released over a dozen instrumental albums that have cumulatively amassed over 50 million streams, helping him build a worldwide following of hip-hop lovers. DJ Grumble has produced tracks for RIAA-certified gold and platinum artists, and his work has been featured featured in TV shows, movies, and video games. With music for any mood and any occasion, Grumble always has your instrumental needs covered.
Kobe Banks is a name that you absolutely cannot afford to overlook in the world of music production. His ability to craft productions is nothing short of mesmerizing, effortlessly transitioning from the dreamy and languid realms of slow-tempo tracks to the spirited, nostalgia-infused vibes of 90’s-flavored boom-bap beats. It’s a level of versatility that is truly remarkable and sets him apart in a crowded field.
With “The Artificial Tape,” it feels like we’re merely scratching the surface of what promises to be an exciting journey ahead. This release serves as a tantalizing introduction to the forthcoming collaborations that Kobe Banks has in store, and I, for one, am eagerly anticipating what musical gems are yet to come.
The links for streaming and purchasing their music are conveniently listed below, making it easy for you to dive into their world and be part of their musical journey. Don’t miss out on this exciting ride!