Floyd The Locsmif
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Floyd The Locsmif


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Keeping alive the tradition of authentic hip-hop beats, Floyd the Locsmif channels the energy found in the 1960s and 70s-era jazz, soul, and funk crates that he frequently raids, making him one of nastiest producers to emerge from the south. Hailing from the humble town of Fitzgerald, GA, Locsmif currently crafts his one-of-a-kind beats down in Atlanta – the unofficial southern “Mecca” of innovative hip-hop – where he stays true to his name by unlocking the conventional limits of soul and hip-hop music production. Considering himself a “musical locksmith,” each of Locsmif’s unique rhythmic creations are almost never identical. From his “pause mix” experiment tapes of the late 1980s, to his first sampler investment in 1993, Locsmif continues to bless eardrums with a different sound experience, using his signature “chop style” of production and sometimes lush, almost classical, soul music. Alongside DJ Jamad (Afromentals), Locsmif entered the mixtape scene in 2004 with the highly-acclaimed Outskirts: The Unofficial Lost OutKast Remixes, an OutKast remix CD, which has created anticipation for future Locsmif releases and collaborations throughout the world.
Whether it’s jazzy soul or “overground” ruggedness, Locsmif’s clientele includes Atlanta’s own Cee-Lo, Swamp Headz, Stahhr tha FEMCEE, Sol Uprising, 4IZE of Disturbing the Peace, as well as Bling47’s Waajeed, Mellotone Recordings artist Fantab, Diggin In The Crates Crew member O.C., and J-Live; his recent work with J-Live is featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming film “King’s Ransom,” starring Anthony Anderson and Charlie Murphy, due in theatres April 2005. Aside from constantly expanding his catalog of beats, Locsmif is also engineering at various studios in the Atlanta area. Furthermore, with the inception of Locsmif’s “Divine Dezignz” instrumental series of collaboration albums on Locsmif’s own In The Loop Recordings imprint, he plans to feature some of his favorite MCs, collaborations with a few choice producers, and exclusive instrumentals, ultimately provoking mood swings worldwide.