The Bay Area music scene continues to show its diversity here with the release of Trackademicks’ free Fresh Coastin’ EP. You might recognize his name thanks to his work with Mistah F.A.B., J*DaVeY, Kid Sister, and others. Or maybe you know Track after hearing his remixes of the Editors, Chromeo, and Zero 7.
Whatever the case may be, the focus on Fresh Coastin’ remains on his funk- and R&B-heavy production, which can make even some of the hardest MCs, such as Freddie Gibbs, sound less intimidating. That’s what he’s done here on “Chill,” a track that features Gangsta Gibbs getting smooth-as-silk and trading bars with Phonte (who’s rapping!) and crooner 1-O.A.K. It’s one of several gems on the EP, which you can download in its entirety here.