This post was originally posted on UPC on January 31st, 2012. It has resurfaced in honor of our upcoming second installment, UPC Presents: The Beat Vault Vol. 2, scheduled for release in early 2014. If you’re a producer and would like to be featured, please send us your music for review.

When it comes to music I believe the producer should be credited as much as the artist laying the vocals on wax. So we decided to put together an instrumental tape that showcases some of the brightest up and coming producers from across North America. The first edition of The Beat Vault features exclusive production from: WondaGurl (the 2011 Battle of the Beat Makers contestant hosted by Boi-1da, Stalley, T-Minus & 9th Wonder), DJ Dahi (producer of Pac Div’s banger “Posted”), Rich Kidd (produced for Drake, and has production on Kendrick Lamar’s up and coming album), as well as Filip Filipi and many more. Download and stream below!

1. Rich Kidd – Exit Music
2. Dahi Beats – 99th Session
3. WondaGurl – The Game Needs Me
4. Track Bangas – They Want Me Gone
5. JordanFCNY – Music Is My Life
6. Lankx Beatz – Lightning
7. VIPete – Dreamerz
8. Jonathan Lee – Space Bound Stuntman
9. Dex Arson – Goodbyes
10. Stefan Accardo – Blondie
11. Jmak Beatz – Lap Dance
12. Kreem Yung – Pretty Lips, Fly Face
13. Klokwork – Mouse Trap
14. J Dot Child – Sin
15. The Other Guys – Wish
16. Filip Filipi – Congo Dreads