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Underground Undercover: 5 Indie Producers You May Not Know, But Should

Since today is the day after a major holiday and one of the most hectic shopping days of the year, we’re keeping things sort of laid back and feel good for this list!

And yes! We know we’ve selected just a few of the talented producers out there making dope music. So, these producers are listed in no certain order – check out our list of “5 Indie Producers You May Not Know, But Should”!

Khrysis

While the Hip-Hop heads may know Khrysis, much of the masses have not been properly introduced. Well, allow us to make the introduction! The best way to describe the magic that Khrysis is able to create is by simply saying the word blends. He is like a mad scientist in the lab when it comes to blending feel good, throwback melodies with cutting-edge percussion and other sounds that are perfect for when the party jumps off! There must be something good in that North Carolina water, as this seems to be a big part of that music scene down there, and Khrysis is no exception. The warmth of his tracks induce head bobbing from all within the listening area of his audible treats.

LexZyne Productions

How can you sum up LexZyne Productions in three words? Cuts, scratches, and blends! There is no denying that they are phenomenal at all three, but it runs deeper than that. The sound is decidedly Golden Era with a new millennium flair – a task many attempt but few actually accomplish. LexZyne pleases their listeners by bridging the musical gap between the generations. The Dallas Dynamo has a talent for creating what’s been missing, and allowing it to be fresh and new at the same time is superb. But don’t just take our word, have a listen to LexZyne Productions.

Dirty Joker

Hailing from Hartford, Connecticut, Dirty Joker has an ear. Plain and simple, he can take the most innocent track and dirty it up with percussion and strings, then slap it around with a few futuristic effects. The result is something amazing that sounds so current, yet still adheres to Old School principles. You can listen to a Joker track several times over, and still not pick up on all of the nuances laced throughout the piece. It’s those little discoveries that make the listener want to hear it again and again! Check out Dirty Joker.

Jinesis

Jinesis has the distinct knack for taking what’s comfortable and familiar, and making it something completely brand new and all his own! The New York City native is the definition of versatility, and he constantly creates tracks that allow artists to stand out while still keeping the listener caught up in the music. While this is what music is supposed to sound like, in these times, many artists are either overpowered by their music, or the music is reduced to a mere afterthought by the artists’ strengths or weaknesses. With Jinesis, that delicate balance of musical, lyrical yin and yang are accomplished with ease.

JayJosh

The Chi-Town sensation has the ability to hopscotch between different genres of music, yet is just as successful at blending those various types of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Reggae when such a mix is called for. His commercial sound is being found in places that range from the R&B Charts with Willie Taylor to Nickelodeon kids programming. But make no mistake, he is able to work both ends of the music spectrum without missing a beat or leaving the Hip-Hop heads out. Sample some JayJosh below.

Follow the producers on Twitter (@KHRYSIS @Jinesis @LexZyne @DirtyJokerzLLC @jayjosh).

Let us know who you think we should be checking out and featuring! Share the best beatmakers from your ‘hood in the comment section below!

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  • Pierre Elliott

    EVERY DUDE ON HERE * EXCEPT* 4 KHRYSIS IS OK TO STRAIGHT TRASH.
    and im not riding on khyrsis, because I have heard his OTHER productions, and they were good… But everyone was garbage, and then you had a girl singing on some CLUB
    track…TSK TSK. TRASH MY DUDE. AND THEN ALL THEY DID WAS CHOP UP SOME SAMPLES, AND MAKE NOISE.. WOW. MAKE A GROOVE DUDE…

    JUST W8 FOOLS, IM FINISHING UP MY JOINTS. I WILL SHOW YOU WHAT MAKING BANGERS IS ABOUT, UNTIL THEN TELL THESE DUDES TO THROW THEIR GEAR OUT THE WINDOW AND FIND SOMETHING ELSE….

    AND IF THEY WANNA BEAT BATTLE, THEY CAN ALL FALL IN LINE AND GET DESTROYED BY ME, I DONT CARE… IM JUST TIRED OF WACK DUDES AND WACK MUSIC… AND I AINT HATING, IM JUST SAYING WHAT IS REAL… 1984 REAL.
    1988-89 REAL. 1992–1997 REAL. CAUSE AFTER THAT, IT HAS BEEN STRAIGHT TRASH….

    • WillVetterGoodin

      Preach!

    • yo any beat battles coming up on the east coast ??

      • Pierre Elliott

        Not that i know of, I gave up on them cause all they do is give props to dudes with radio beats…and then fake moves on guys making real music and beats.

    • kylars

      20 bucks says you suck at makin beats… “just wait till i drop my beats…” man stfu UR the one who’s trash aint no one ever hearda u, wrote about u, or even thought about u…

      • Pierre Elliott

        HAHAHHAA YOU FUNNY MY DUDE. CHECK OUT MY OLD MYSPACE PAGE WITH BEATS ON IT. BOUT TO DO A SOUNDCLICK SO CHECK FOR THE NAME FOOL—————-myspace/insanexrelick

      • Pierre Elliott

        oh yeah im unknown, FOR NOW.
        INSANE RELICK INSANE RELICK INSANE RELICK

      • kylars

        insane relick might be the least marketable name of all time

      • kylars

        hahaahahhahaha check out my myspace page hahahahahahahaahahaahahahaah its 2012 my dude hahahaah oh man im dying

  • til I saw the check saying $7791, I did not believe that...my... neighbours mother woz really making money in their spare time from there computar.. there dads buddy haz done this for only about 15 months and just paid the mortgage on their apartment and bourt a top of the range McLaren F1. this is where I went, A­sk25.­­com

  • Apollo brown should definitely be on here!

  • akismet-3cd98483215177a4c29325771edb6325

    Many blessings! Its an honor for is to be included in this post with the likes of these other producers.
    We love our culture and the part that we’re able to play in it and contribute to it and we like to work with like minded artist.
    More than anything, we thank you for listening and how that we can satisfy your need for hip hop the way you like it!

    -Lex Luthor
    One Half of LexZyne Productions

  • WillVetterGoodin

    Yeah…. some of this is garbage. Plain and simple. Just sounds like the same ol, same ol. There is no creative spark or anything for that matter. Im not hearing anything that I have not heard a million times before by some generic ass “producer” who just makes pathetic ass, pitched up “beats” claiming to be the best “producer” and be the next Kanye West. WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER KANYE, WE NEED BETTER TALENT, AND BETTER MUSIC.

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  • Rick D.

    you should have Maxwell Smart & Cozmo on this list… Cant believe neither of them where mentioned…

  • yall should have looked at a producer out of Missouri named Joey Bounce, dude is solid. lol

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  • water_ur_seeds

    first two producers where ok… theres a 1000 producers just as good that i know of

    check out wizard of ‘osbz’

    i had that ‘hustle trees’ tee from lrg, i dont rock it anymore though lol

  • Jas1ne

    Khrysis is that go to dude. Dont sleep, 9th wasnt the only one making LB’s beats. These other cats is garbage. I think Apollo Brown is being slept on right now

  • djbchill

    These beats were ok….I didn’t hear anything that was straight bangin’ Feel free to stop through my page before you make your next list.