I been bad as usual, not finding the time to post stuff I want to. For instance, the lateset The Cleanup beats EP Cohen sent my way some two months ago almost. But now comes this recording of his 20min set at the newly born L.A. Boiler Room edition, and it’s clear it’s time to get typing.
So, Cohenbeats aka Michael Cohen, a super talented beat maker hailing from my home town of Tel Aviv has been at it for quite a few years. As part of the local hip hop crew Cohen @ Mushon he spits some rhymes and cooks some beats looking more towards the airwaves, and getting lots of local love for that. At the rest of the time he’s hard at work on some serious further out there beats, of the kind I love to love. RBMA spotted his talent way back in 2008, and the dude has been moving from strength to strength ever since.
On a recent long visit to L.A. he played this 20min set of strictly original beats at the Boiler Room, alongside some big beatheadz such as Samiyam, Computer Jay, Jonwayne and more, representing Tel Aviv with much much respect. Big Up!
Listen to, watch or grab his set right here (honestly, I tried as best as I can to embed it, but found that imposibble as it doesn’t seem to exist anywhere besides the boiler room site. What’s up with that?!).
Also be sure to check his bandcamp for lots of freebies, and most important, keep an ear on the man, since it seems to me he’s been keeping his best beats close at bay, and will have to unleash them eventually. And you want to be there when that happens.