There certainly isn’t a shortage of talented beat makers scouring SoundCloud. That’s why we love the platform to be honest. It’s the largest open (pure audio) upload platform in the world. Spotify, Pandora and similar music streaming / digital radio services are closed platforms, meaning they have gatekeepers that slow and inhibit distribution for artists. Yes, SoundCloud has it’s copyright issues and an abundance of young, ignorant and immature teens contaminating the model (and brand). But it is also home to the largest community of independent creators, curators and music enthusiasts in the business. You can find content on SoundCloud that you simply can’t find anywhere else.
For example, take this track we found from an emerging beat maker that goes by the name of TREGS. We don’t know a thing about the homie since he has no background info or social handles. But we do know this tune dubbed “D U N E” is a movie. Although it likely won’t get picked up by HotNewHipHop or HypeTrak, that drum work and overall energy definitely caught our attention.
Keep up with TREGS on SoundCloud.