Legendary Hip Hop producer Pete Rock is back with his new single ‘Listen Close’, the follow up from the recent singles ‘The Xprt’ and ‘Flick Of The Wrist’ offering another look at the upcoming fourth installment in a series of instrumental EPs ‘Petestrumentals 4’.
A renowned producer lauded for his innovative production and impeccable ear, Pete Rock is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most influential hip hop producers of all time. A pioneer of fusing jazz, funk and soul into hip-hop, many see him as laying down the blueprint for soulful production in hip-hop. He revolutionized rap production through groundbreaking studio wizardry, made remixes matter more than the original songs, established ad-libs as a standard recording asset… the list goes on. Having worked with huge names including Run-D.M.C, Public Enemy, J Dilla and Busta Rhymes (just to name a few), Pete Rock’s work as a producer has translated into over 25 million albums sold worldwide and billions of streams.
The new EP is yet another sublime demonstration of his ability as a producer, beat maker and innovative composer. ‘Listen Close’ is yet another prime example of Pete’s ability to cut and layer samples, offering a chilled Hip-Hop soundscape built around a swaying beat, a running bass line and layers of vinyl scratches and soft instrumentation.
With such huge influence as a producer, Pete’s solo material serves to only further enhance his reputation as an artist and a producer.