Yesterday our pal Zilla Rocca grabbed our attention when he tweeted about local hip-hop producer Arckatron. Born Shawn Kelly, the beat manipulator grew up in Jersey but moved to Philly to go to school at Temple. You can read an in-depth article with him here, but definitely download (for free) Ark’s new 52pickUPbeetz below. It’s filled with crafty samples and beats that draws on reggae, old soul, Dilla styled beats, fusion funk and just about everything in the digital kitchen sink. This crate digger and sound architect has got some serious skills.

Go to Ark’s soundcloud here for more beats.