One of the most inventive and soulful hip-hop producers on the scene today, Leonard Dstroy (Kyle Dykes) is changing the game. Born and raised in Kansas City, Dykes has been involved in the music scene for over 17 years working with artists such as Brother of Moses, Stik Figa, and Ces Cru.
His music features downtempo beats, west coast and r&b influences, and soulful 70’s samples. It’s built on a foundation of instrumental hip-hop and layered with vocal samples, light synth fx, acoustic guitar patterns, clean, tight kicks and thick, funky bass lines. Heavily influenced by Pete Rock, Exile, and J-dilla, Leonard Dstroy is definitely living up to an amazing legacy and progressing it into the future.
His new album “Attention Deficit High Definition” comes out this Tuesday, December 27th on Elm & Oak records. Inspired by collage albums, this megamix features over 50 beats all of which mix into one another to create a live set experience. Get it Tuesday for free at label.elmandoak.com!