Future Classics

Future Classic: Gramatik – Beatz & Pieces Vol.1


Written by: Max Robin

Dope new release on Pretty Light Music this month. It’s the first full record from Gramatik that I knew from a previous compilation by Pretty Light. Like the title say “beats and pieces”. Because of the title, I thought about Coldcut and the Ninja Tune sound from the late nineties, the beattapes phenomena and the interesting facts about series in general. I don’t know how much of this is important here.

Gramatik makes actual songs and not just beats like the title hints at. Jazzy sampling beats. Kind of upbeat. Like Pretty Light’s, I think those are made to be perfect for live use. Not just an headphone trip at home kind of album like most instrumental album these days. Very Refreshing.



Max Robin is a towntempo kind of guy. He loves beats. Making them, sampling them, shaking them, baking them, spinning them, radio hosting them,... He releases a beat a day at 30bpm.com. Oh and he's also 1/2 of wobbly affair Pax Kingz with Millimetrik and 1/2 of irreverent french rap duo MC Phylis et Maxime Robin. Oh que oui!