PRETTY DIM NEW RELEASE WONDERFUL BEAT TAPE, VOL. 1
Let us introduce Pretty Dim; he is the local beat-maker if we’ve ever known one. If you’ve listened to our playlist you might recognize his beats with his infamous “ain’t den pretty boy,” signature incorporation that we find ourselves saying randomly throughout our days. We have to say, this might be one of our favorite thing to hear at the beginning of a song because we know the beat is about to go crazy. With all this in mind, it only made sense that Pretty Dim would be releasing his own beat tape, insert the “Wonderful Beat Tape, Vol.1.” When you’re able to invoke a feeling in a song without any words at all, that’s a whole new level. Pretty Dim is one of those artists we can depend on to release heat and only heat and we are all kinds of excited about this one.
THE HONEY: WHAT IS THE STORY/MESSAGE WITH THE “WONDERFUL BEAT TAPE,”? AND WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION?
PRETTY DIM: “This beat tape is a short and sweet curated playlist of music to do daily activities: take a walk, read a book, study, or to even move, clean, or dance freely around your home. The overall message is pretty self-explanatory, the feeling of feeling ‘Wonderful.’ With this beat tape taking around a two year process of creating and working with numerous talented people (as some featured), its tone is set to make you feel good, subtle sound designs involving real bass guitar and rhodes-pianos. The bounce throughout this tape has a jazz/hip-hop swing to it, therefore I think at least one of these tracks will certainly make you want to move or dance. Which happens to be my exact inspiration, I wanted to make a body of work where the listener is destined to like and have fun with this tape. Whether it’s the first, third, or even all of these beats. And there will be more volumes of these beat tapes in the future, I’m just super excited to finally start this series and officially drop Volume 1.”
THE HONEY: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG ON THE “WONDERFUL BEAT TAPE”?
PRETTY DIM: “This is a tough one, it’s a very close tie between ‘Another Day’ and ‘Motions.’ I think, ‘Another Day’ is just so energy-filled and the bounce on it just makes me feel some type of way (a good way). ‘Motions’ on the other hand, is more of a house type of feel, which is something I’ve never publicly released; making me more excited for the people to dive into it. This whole tape was an experiment within itself, for myself and the music.”
THE HONEY: IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE ABOUT THE “WONDERFUL BEAT TAPE”?
PRETTY DIM: “I really hope you find yourself ‘moving and grooving,’ to this project, for I know I certainly was/have been. There will definitely be more volumes of this ‘Wonderful Beat Tape’ series, but for now, please, sit back and relax (or don’t), and enjoy my first public body of work. I, Pretty Dim, present you: the ‘Wonderful Beat Tape, Vol. 1.'”
You can listen to the “Wonderful Beat Tape, Vol. 1,” here.