Welcome the newest addition to the Boom Better Collective… Beat Gates, the Zagreb-based hip hop production mastermind.

Born in Bosnia and now residing in Croatia, Beat Gates was schooled on a diet of J Dilla, Fruity Loops and crate digging. It’s now ten years since he made his first beat and he’s put out 7 beat tapes, 2 EPs and a whole host of collaborations to boot. Whilst his music is predominantly as a solo artist making sample-based hip hop of sorts, previous work has ranged from house/tech-house (with the groups Starlifters and Apollo Underground), hip hop with the group Akademija, and drum and bass (watch out for his upcoming Atom EP for that).

Below we have the brilliant Loopnuts, a 14-track beat tape which samples everything from retro TV to obscure rock. This will blow your socks off.

Welcome to the family Beat Gates.