Music for your space­ship! After his single “Mas­ters Of The Human­verse” with Jean Grae and Burni Aman, Meis­ter­beatz releases his “Beat­ro­naut” EP. Digit­al and on vinyl.

As “Beat­ro­naut” the Berne-based Beat­maker Meis­ter­beatz takes us through his music­al uni­verse (or: “Human­verse”). On board are artists from no less than three con­tin­ents of our blue plan­et. The sound is dir­ect but expans­ive. Inspired by the golden hip-hop era of the 90s, world music and sound­scapes from sci­ence fic­tion movies. The lyr­ics are deep, hon­est and con­scious.

Jean Grae from New York City and Burni Aman from Cape Town skill­fully present their spir­itu­al super­powers in the intel­lec­tu­al bat­tle­track “Mas­ters Of The Human­verse”. The music time­lessly com­bines a clas­sic boom­bap style with mod­ern­ity. The melody car­ries you on an icy wind to the next galaxy. Jean Grae is still one of the strongest women in US rap, as can be heard on songs with The Roots, Busta Rhymes or Quelle Chris. Burni Aman received a Life­time Achieve­ment Award for her socially crit­ic­al lyr­ics with her former female hip-hop trio Godessa. Besides South Africa and Switzer­land, she was already on stages in the USA, Cuba and France.

J Dilla’s ex-protégé Guilty Simpson puts his hard Detroit mark onto the armed to the teeth battle­ship “Fam Only” and makes it clear that one has to earn respect first. No one else could handle this untamed beat as well as he did. Those hard drums nearly slay you. The “slow stac­cato” melody nev­er gets bor­ing des­pite it’s ongo­ing repe­ti­tion. Guilty Simpson’s dis­co­graphy includes works with Apollo Brown, Madlib or Black Milk. Besides Eminem, D12 or Slum Vil­lage, he is con­sidered to be one of the “corner stones” of Detroit’s rap scene.

On “Wrong Groove,” Lon­don-based Ty — who col­lab­or­ated with the likes of De La Soul and afrobeat invent­or Tony Allen — explains how he fought his way and found his pride. The beat is fresh and got this limp­ing “Wrong Groove” feel­ing. A motiv­a­tion­al song par excel­lence, jazzy-play­ful and with a good dose of humor — which, by the way, you can always enjoy at Ty’s per­form­ances. Ty is known for his lyr­ic­al open­ness and hon­est por­traits of every­day life.

In “Watch And Fall”, the Zurich sing­er Daniela Sarda is talk­ing of a lost love, whose attrac­tions she still can­not com­pletely escape. The song flies weight­lessly through space and can only some­times be dis­trac­ted by some nearby plan­ets. On the jour­ney you can also watch new stars emerge. Daniela has already achieved con­sid­er­able inter­na­tion­al suc­cess with her synth pop duo TRUE with Rico Bau­mann from Berne and won a Swiss Life Tal­ent Award in 2016.

In addi­tion, musi­cian Jones (Steff la Cheffe, Freda Good­lett) and DJ Ker­mit (Lo & Leduc, Jeans for Jesus) — both from Berne — take part on the EP. The video clip for “Mas­ters Of The Human­verse” was pro­duced by Adri­an Reusser from Biel.

Meis­ter­beatz loves cul­tur­al exchange and encour­ages it with his pas­sion for beats and raps, which has been on going since the early nineties. His resume includes inter­na­tion­al artists such as Free­style (ex-Arson­ists, NYC), Vindahl feat. Coco (Den­mark), Godessa, Crosby aka Digi Ana­log (Cape Town), pro­jects with Swiss rap and soul greats such as Sev­en, Baze, Black Tiger and Wurzel 5. With his solo pro­ject “Beat­ro­naut”, Meis­ter­beatz now presents the next stage of his cre­at­ive devel­op­ment. The EP is also avail­able as a lim­ited vinyl edi­tion.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.