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Kenny Beats - LOUIE

Updated: Jul 21, 2023


Kenneth Charles Blume III (born May 10, 1991), popularly known as Kenny Beats, has established himself as one of rap's upper echelon producers thanks to his tough 808's and a keen sense for melodic melodies and sampling.



Kenny Beats' new solo album, due out on January 27th, 2023. Though best known for creating highly influential albums for some of the world's most exciting artists like Rico NastyALLBLACK, Vince StaplesDenzel Curry, IDLES and others. As well as produce massive hits such as 10k. 




"Aloha" by Caash and "Foot Fungus" by Ski Mask the Slump God. He's also founded his own series, The Cave, in which musicians freestyle over beats he produces in under fifteen minutes. One of The Cave's episodes inspired comedian Zack Fox's viral sensation "Jesus is the One (I Got Depression)." Before becoming a full-time rap producer, Kenny was formally a member of the EDM duo LOUDPVCK along with Ryan Marks. Inspite of its popularity, the LOUDPVCK name was retired sometime in 2018. 



Kenny defies standards with LOUIE, a wholly acoustic album that serves as a deeply intimate memorial to the creator's ailing father. LOUIE is a mesmerizing voyage of injured, teardrop soul spread across 17 songs, revealing a vulnerable side of Kenny never seen before.


"Hooper," the album's sixth track, ebbs and flows euphoric rhythmic melodies with nostalgic soul chords. Kenny constantly twists in new, flirty variants: a swirl of wistful keys, numerous digitized effects and barely audible vocal hymn.



His father, a renowned broadcaster, is featured throughout the album with radio-DJ-styled shifts and old audio tapes of his voice. It's a jazzy, vibrant recording brimming with studio instrumentals and soulful samples.

Even when Kenny excels using different impressions — "Moire" — track number 8: production is unique. Louie's stuffed with little treasures like this, slight options that feel like gems when you unearth them, witty, basslines and a custom-made synth.



Louie's sequencing is a little lacking. The first ten songs feel like their own album, culminating with the melancholic "Eternal," which converts a Shira Small gash into a beautiful ode to the hereafter.


Sometimes you get the impression he's aiming for a subtle emotional impact. "Last Words" guide you on a voyage, while the cheery essence of the song keeps you entertained.

In the song, we hear - "As far as goodbye, it's like, you know. You only tell me goodbye when I'm gone, and I'm gonna live forever so you can't ever tell me goodbye. We could be here forever, I'm immortal, I'm a statue. I'm a, I'm a public figure, a trophy that's nice and shiny I'm here forever like air, nobody say goodbye to the air."

Although, there are many features sprinkled throughout, Kenny's goal is to create a composition that is both somber and ecstatic, vague rhythms, jazzy diversions, unified constructionism, and unforeseen shifts.


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