Here’s a pair of names I’ve not seen at the DopeHouse in a while: Beatnick & K-Salaam.
The duo may not have been seen around these parts since 2014; however, their 2009 tribute mixtape to Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye — Never Can Say Goodbye — remains a fan favorite. Beatnick and K-Salaam now plan to release a new project, The Bluest Flame, on August 25th.
“We make all of our beats from scratch”, says K-Salaam. “We design our own sounds, our own drums, we come up with new chord progressions. We don’t need to sample, but people are already sampling us.”