Created 2 new instrumentals today using a mix of samples and synths. These tracks are both experiments in what I'm going to call "beat denial" which is to say they either delay (as with the first track) or barely (as with the second) drop a real beat. Inspiration from tracks by Mos Def, Reflection Eternal, the Roots, pretty much anyone with a longform track that doesn't insist on banging constantly, yet also doesn't go SMOOTH. I'm really interested lately in what makes a truly mature and complex track, as opposed to just a hot one. Not trying to suggest these are complex and mature, just that they are part of my ongoing experiments in trying to capture that sound.