“As much as I hate calling someone “the future,” I can’t help it in this case. Falside’s production is just too damn good to not want him to take over or at least be a major part of the game.”~Andrew Martin (Okayplayer, Potholesinmyblog.com)
From the improbable location of Providence, a recently rejuvenated industrial city in Rhode Island, the exceptionally talented Falside quickly made a name for himself as a producer in the hip-hop communities both online and in greater New England. While still in high school, Falside collaborated with underground luminary Vast Aire (of Cannibal Ox). The young producer’s animated style and adept skill for arrangement made him one of the most sought-after producers on the local scene. Equipped with a keen ear and his Stanton STR8-30 Direct Drive turntable, Falside moved to Boston in 2007 to forge connections that Providence could not offer, and it immediately paid off. Falside began collaborating with the likes of Reef the Lost Cause, El Da Sensei, Pacewon, and Slaine of La Coka Nostra.
Clearly capable of constructing buoyant and fresh boom-bap hip-hop, Falside has since delved into a number of ambitious and increasingly experimental solo endeavors. In 2009, the nimble beatsmith released two beat tapes, Bugs In Ya Teef, a whirlwind of fast-paced, stream-of-consciousness music, and Cold Feat, an ethereal, wintery release that marked the first of the astute producer’s now regular seasonal beat tapes. In early 2010, after returning to Providence, Falside continued his work in the local underground with Reason, Dox, and Storm Davis, sparking their highly praised music collective Poorly Drawn People to absorb the 21 year old beat maker into their ranks. Now under the PDP moniker, Falside continued his exploratory personal releases, which included the immensely well-received Jesus Shaves beat tape, a progressive and atmospheric album that still hearkens to golden era boom-bap. 2010 also saw Falside continue to amass a weighty list of collaborations, including projects with Jeru The Damaja, Action Bronson, PackFM, Copywrite, and Planet Asia. In addition to those well-established rappers, Falside’s flexibility spawned work with several new-school emcees, including Stalley, Intuition, and Apollo the Great.
Falside’s the maturing style now very closely mirrors his city. His sound is progressing and always evolving, but it always retains its original, gritty character. At just 21 years old and with a stellar resume, the Falside’s future promises to be as compelling as his beats.
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