Before hearing their latest EP, Vacants, I had never heard of producers Hippie Sabatoge. Ever. In my life. I like the named, loved the cover – but when I first pressed play on Soundcloud, my thoughts changed. Now after hearing work with Calez, C Plus, and many other budding rappers, The Sacramento born and bred producers (and brothers) have created a sound that defines a specific time & sub-genre of Hip Hop in 2012. “We never want to put out the same project twice and that brings a lot pressure to progress our sound. If the progression is not immediately apparent in a project we will scrap it,” states So Crates 1/2 of the HS, with brother Sour Beats. The Duo’s latest beat tape Vacants emits an immediate vibe of post electronic-based bass beats, with everything from airy vocal samples to “Wire” quotes.
After releasing work with fellow Sacramento artist C Plus, and Sahtyre, the two were initially turned on to the Chicago scene after Monster Mike, Kembe X, and Alex Wiley rapped on some of their Vol. 1 beats. “The attention to detail and talent of the new Chicago artists we have had the opportunity to work with is incredible…Chicago artists really try to outdo the last song and or project/video that they release. As a producer is very gratifying to participate in and witness the sonic innovation.” Now with material done with Calez, (#BSOAT) and upcoming work with Alex Wiley, Kami De Chukwu and likely many more local emcees, Hippie Sabatoge is definitely ready to move in the near future.