Instrumental Hip Hop - iD3: Joy Of A Kind
posted 07 Jul 2019 by Krister Axel
A soothing and wordless mix of beats and deep groove.

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Leee Zimmer - no relation to Hans Zimmer - grew up in England and now lives in France as an electronic musician and sound designer. The feel of this instrumental hip hop is smooth, with understated notes on the trumpet, a slow shuffle, and a beautiful sense of movement from the live drum performance.

With Joy Of A Kind, we find a delicious balance between the 8th-note pulse and the backbeat swing, and a mix of electronic ephemera and jazz improvisation that creates a sense of suspended time. The pocket here feels familiar, like a forgotten dream, which offers us the solace of our own imagination. Joy Of A Kind, the latest from iD3, ushers in the release of Simple Beats, an EP that joins elements of downtempo, instrumental hip-hop, and jazz to offer a soothing and wordless mix of beats and deep groove.

This song is featured on our Instrumental Hip Hop playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist