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Nine of the Best Beatmakers to Follow in 2013

After enjoying their work in 2012, I am really looking forward to hearing more from these great artists this year:

Ackryte

Already a TNBM fave, Ackryte has an uncanny ability of seamlessly mixing samples into his own productions, often creating something entirely new from found sounds.  A musical magpie, he specialises in swing - heavy hip hop, with jazz and RnB influences that he cuts into tiny pieces and rearranges into almost psychedelic sound collages.  His 'Lifted Transmissions' EP is  out now on HW&W (Image credit: HW&W)



Lanzo

Lanzo mixes film quotes, jazz, hip hop, reggae vocal snatches and just about anything else he can lay his hands on with unpredictable, but always dope, results.  'Recognize' is all brooding menace.  'Transparent Troubles' is a twinkling piece of sub - aquatic trip hop.  'Snack Bags' has lots of lovely bounce and infectious samples.  Recent beats show a predilection for chopping, screwing and stretching a sound as far as…