Guest Pen: Johnny Swindles – Nephilim (Beat EP Review)
(Photo By Band Camp)
Guest Pen Author: Cezar
A delivery from Texas is always a pleasure, and the one I have came via Philly. Johnny Swindles is a very unique producer. After listening to his latest drop Nephilim, a six track EP, I have grown to like his music. At an early listen nothing really grabbed my attention but upon fully listening I noticed the music quality is phenomenal. Johnny Swindles represents the LNS Crew. He was born and raised in Austin, TX and now resides in Philadelphia, PA. He has production credits for artists such as: Kydd Jones, Ced Hughes, Young Savage, and more. This is his sophomore beat tape. Now lets get to it …
This sound uses a strong kick, deep kick drum, and a very mean dark tone with a synthesizer which is a nice touch. This has a dominant rhythm and honestly keeps the listener interested through the whole beat.
“Jade Cave” is a very dark inspired track. You can hear Johnny’s Texas influence with the bounce in his kick drums. But you can also tell he has added the influence of the gritty streets of Philly in his melodies and samples.
**Cezar’s Final Perspective: Johnny Swindles is a very refined producer. You can tell much time was spent evolving each beat from the concept of “an angel fell” as mysteriously mentioned on his Band Camp page. I feel this was developed into a solid sophomore effort and it has certainly earned him a mark in my beat catalog. Catch up with Johnny Swindles on Facebook and Twitter. -Cez