April 16, 2009
I have come across some of the most incredible musicians and performers. Some you may have heard of and some you may have not. When it comes to producers that I am feeling nowadays, I would say the one that comes to mind is Zachariah McGant a.k.a Slimkat78. Slimkat78 is one of D.C. ‘s most talented and promising producers to come. He is not your average producer where you get all the hype and then the beats are BOOTY. OH No! The D.C. native has been getting positive vibes and has put in his share of work. Slimkat78 has a style of music that crosses
Boom Bap Hip-Hop,Funk, and Soul .
If I had to compare Slimkat to other producers …I WOULDN’T. His music has remnants of an authentic hip-hop that is so familiar even while staying original . No wonder so many people internationally are wanting a collaboration with him.He has worked with some amazing vocalists and rappers. Most recently, Slim was a participant of the new project from Oddisee, yU, and XO called The Diamond District.
Among many other projects he is a part of the group OP SWAMP 81 along side Bilal Salaam,Da’Nedra, Dre King to name a few. He is also linked to Muhsinah, John Robinson, Nicholas Ryan Gant, and Roddy Rod. All-in-all, Slimkat78 is doing pretty good.This beat extraordinaire is sick when it comes to the MPC whether it is live or on a track. When you take into consideration some of his influences such as JayDee aka DILLA (R.I.P), Dj Premier, percussionist Chico Hamilton, Sun Ra (B’ham stand up), June Tyson, Pete Rock, D’Angelo, George Duke, and DJ Battlecat, you know that Slimkat78 has a style that is very unique and versatile and still very much hip-hop oriented. Lately, Slimkat78 has been doing shows with Muhsinah as her live MPC man and working with yU‘s project “Before Taxes”. Slimkat has also produced on the new Muhsinah‘s project Oscillations:Triangle. Be sure to catch this beat conductor’s production on various artist projects because a talent like Slimkat‘s should not go unnoticed.
Slimkat78 on live mpc w/ Muhsinah @ Silk City in Philly
OP SWAMP 81 feat. Bilal Salaam and Da’Nedra
yU feat. Grap Luva,OP SWAMP 81,and Finale (Slimkat78 production)