Technology has become highly important in music, and continues to do so at a rapidly increasing rate. Has technology hurt or helped the field of music, specifically hip-hop? The first and most obvious way is through the introduction to digital music. With software such as Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live and more, technology has opened a portal to a completely new world of digital music. Such an expansion has allowed hip-hop producers more creativity in their craft. But it has also levelled the playing field technically. Which means that to rise above the tremendous amount of production noise in the music business – creativity, innovation and diligence towards the study of the core elements that make up the craft, has become essential.
Cy Matik is an independent producer that has taken all of the aforementioned qualities to heart, infusing them into each soundscape he creates. Hence he delivers beats that are not only filled with great sounds and tangible vibes, but are also technically on point.
“The aesthetics of music has always captivated my interest as I’ve always been fascinated by the beauty and construction of the music rather than the lyrics,” explains Cy Matik. “From the compositional structure and timing to the rhythm and harmony, I always find great joy in listening to the various ways music can be put together,” he concludes.
A quick run through his beat catalog on https://cymatikbeats.com and it soon becomes clear that Cy Matik is a master of the production dialect. From the club bangers “Western Heat” and “Vanquish”, to the deep rumbling bass lines of “Big Bad Bass” and the stoner flavors of “That Fire”, Cy Matik delivers ample proof that he can generate sonics with massive hit potential.
On “Loving Every Second With You”, he pulls it back a bit, in a dreamy R&B inspired beat, before transitioning to the Trap-induced “Lost & Without”. Moving forward, “Dark Funk” slams hard with a head-nodding beat and a set of shimmering keys.
“Sex Under The Stars” keeps its slinky momentum creeping along at 120bpm, before another bass-bustling stoner groove sets in, on “Burn One”. “Smooth Mission” does exactly as the title says, with its silky and soulful elements propelling the arrangement, while “On One” is more bombastic and resonant, almost cinematic in its execution. Whether your intention as a rapper is to woo, impress or just chill, these beats will have your audience vibing for a long time to come.
Cy Matik demonstrates considerable skill at building polished, unified tracks out of disparate sonic elements and styles. There’s also sense of passion in these tracks that isn’t always present in beat-maker sets. His beats are hooky, inviting and accessible pieces of work that can be enjoyed by casual hip-hop fans as well as hardcore devotees who understand and appreciate the mechanics of beat-making.
Cy Matik’s warm, clean production sits well with beat-driven hip-hop as he impressively straddles the line between mainstream-commercial sounds and the more indie edges. His broad range of influences, shows in his beats, allowing his signature sound to speak for itself.
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