German Producer Twit One's Stepping Stones Keeps Beats Short and Sweet
Twit One is no twit when it comes to classic sounding instrumental hip hop. The Cologne, Germany producer dropped his record Stepping Stones earlier this month.
It’s a collection of really short beats, the longest one clocking in at about two and a half minutes. Each one leaves you wanting more the way each of J Dilla’s Donuts did. It’s a clever way to get you to listen over and over.
All Twit’s beats are straightforward, smooth, and funky. Unlike many of his German contemporaries, he goes light on the synth work and sticks to instrument samples.
The cover of Stepping Stones depicts a day at summer camp, and that’s exactly the vibe of the record. It’s a relaxing instrumental listen that gets a little sentimental at times, kind of like Nightmares on Wax’s Carboot Soul or Blockhead’s Music By Cavelight.
Hear Zuelpicher Blues, the longest track on the record, below.