Arcka’s Beat Deck

The compilation-in-progress from the Philly-based producer

Arcka, the Philly-based rhythmsmith, continues his run of 52pickUpbeetz, a compilation-in-progress of homemade, sample-based percussive riffs, each tied to a different card pulled from a deck. The effort, which just expanded to include its ninth consecutive track, bears Arcka’s trademark use of lesser-known snippets of soul, hip-hop, and other favorites as the raw material from which he constructs his avant-hop experiments. This time around, he is heard using more vocal samples than listeners may be accustomed to. Recent highlights include the post-rock interplay of “ad: Mos’Flow 2”and the loungey exotica of “10s: We Dont Need”:

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