Great talk with Large Professor and Operator EMZ on the latest Making The Beat episode. Producing, DJ sets, 45s + other vinyl gems and more get touched on in the on-cam at-the-mic discussion with The 45 King. Looks like there’ll at least be a ‘part 2′ to this goodness, as this is ‘part 1.’ Watch and enjoy.
A real DJ applauds the work of others. In case you’re not knowing, DJ Mark The 45 King is worthy of a standing ovation…whether you are a DJ or not. It should be enough of a cue that this is recommended viewing, per tweet from the DJ Premier.
— 45 King (@TheReal45King) July 5, 2014
The Boiler Room is visiting The 45 King in his New Jersey castle. Click play… then hold your applause till the end so you don’t miss anything. And this is outtake video. Dope!
Statik Selektah does it again with another banger! Showoff and Duck Down Music labels teaming to release “What Goes Around” (LP) to the teeming masses of Statik Selektah fans on August 19, 2014. But Stat Diddy went ahead and let “The Imperial” (featuring Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9 and Black Thought) fall off the promo wagon. Pick it up below. This ill track got some quality spitters on this jawn. ‘Imperial’ is a perfect name for this joint right here. Superior lyricism & production. Dayaam! Be on the lookout for the new album ‘What Goes Around’ when it drops August 19th on Duck Down Records.
Seattle producer Jake One aka ‘Snare Jordan’ is a beast with the beatmaking. We’ve posted on him before. Did you know his work was on one of those monster singles from 50′s “Animal Ambition” LP? Well, here’s visuals on his making of the “The Funeral” beat. Daughter with him, at the house, kind of like a take your kid to work day.
OHHHHHHHH! How did this sneak by me? Older video to be sure, but THIS… this is so worth the ‘late pass’ – especially with the action we’re getting from the “Childhood Gold” he produced for 6 Rings Music. In this 3-parter, the beat beast D.R.U.G.S. said his MOM ‘taught’ him how to crate dig (having a deep record collection, recognizing Hip-Hop samples and playing source music) from the start. And listen in Part 3 at 9:14… Wooooo! VERY FAMILIAR!!! Like last Saturday’s Beatz & Lyrics show familiar. ‘Where My D.R.U.G.S. At?’ Above. Great video through and through. Check out Part 1 (Parts 2 and 3 after the jump). Shout to 6 Rings Music. Respect to D.R.U.G.S.!
How apropos for Hip-Hop Appreciation Week! Producer Mark Ronson shows and proves… lectures and moves the crowd at TED with his sampling/mixing demo and talk about the history of such. A very enlightening way to spend 15 minutes; learning from a musical scholar!
The Mtume classic tune “Juicy Fruit” has been sampled by way more artists than B.I.G. over the years. It’s a Hip Hop music go-to-source, so it’s only right for beat:repeat NYC to get insights from Mtume. In this episode of the series, Mtume talks a bit about boxing (relating the sweet science to music making), about the making of the “Juicy Fruit” tune and then some. Then, Da Beatminerz’s DJ Evil Dee does his own thing with a “Juicy Fruit” sample on the old school SP-1200.
ArtbyOdell. Radio Host (shout to Beatz & Lyrics). Music Journalist. ATL insider. When you got ‘juice’ you leverage that. Case in point: The homie O-Diesel sat down and got dialed in with Producer/DJ Jo Def of the Soulection crew for an exclusive interview on behalf of the great folks over at AB+Lradio.com. The interview covers the Vibes 2 event where Jo Def will be making his Atlanta debut! Will Edmond of the WERC Crew (promoters of the event) sits in on the ArtbyOdell/AB+L interview, too.
The Vibes 2 event goes down May 29, 2014, at the Sound Table on Edgewood (Atlanta). Stay tuned for a live mix by Jo Def on the day of the show (all this brought to you by ArtbyOdell& AB+Lradio.com New Rules New Radio)! But for now, check out the interview audio…including some VERY dope mixing and blending!
STREAM/DOWNLOAD: AB+L WELCOMES DJ JO DEF TO ATLANTA (AUDIO)
“The #BoomTrap movement is so exciting for me, so I wanted to keep the party going with my new Volume 2 EP. To me, it’s a step up in terms of energy and creativity. I’m having so much fun with 808 bass, and I hope you enjoy it just as much as I enjoy creating it!”
It’s out. NOW! The NYC elite D.I.T.C. crew launched a new website AND have released a mixtape to boot! You’ve been seeing the leak posts. You’ve heard the producers on deck remixing for this: Alchemist, Bink!, Apollo Brown, DJ Premier, 9th Wonder, Marco Polo… Sure, but did you know that D.I.T.C. Entertainment is offering “The Remix Project” for FREE?!?! Download your copy NOW (link below)!
DOWNLOAD: D.I.T.C. – THE MIXTAPE PROJECT
Rhythm Roulette features an accomplished producer (like Ski Beatz, whose legendary work includes Jay-Z’s “Dead Presidents” and Curren$y’s “Pilot Talk”) blindfolded… fumbling through stacks of strange wax… to pick three source tracks. The challenge: Make a banger. Can he do it? Cliffhanger…
Curator for game music at The Barclay, and producer of the Brooklyn Net’s theme for their season opener, J.Period gives us a nice behind the scenes perspective it all. Interesting, but it’s still #TEAMHEAT all day ehr’day.
Yessir! The homie ArtbyOdell, Radio Host/Music Journalist you can hear on every Beatz & Lyrics show here (follow @BeatzLyricsATL), had an exclusive sit-down (at Atlanta’s recent Sound Table event) with Soulection member and Producer/DJ LAKIM on behalf of the great folks over at AB+Lradio.com. The interview also includes Will Edmond (Marketing & Event Mgr with the WERC crew) who was responsible for bringing LAKIM to Atlanta. ArtbyOdell speaks with LAKIM about his musical inspirations, his debut LP “This is Her” and more. Edmond also discusses what he and the WERC crew want to do for the Atlanta party scene and why it was important for them to bring LAKIM to spin in Atlanta.
So, you probably know how the E Double gets down with some Parliament or Marvin Gaye samples. But what about three random a$$ records he pulled from the Mass Appeal stacks… blindfolded. Can he make a beat from his collections? Can the Def Squad El Jefe make a beat from his selections? Click play and see.
The psalmist wrote, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the mourning.” Often, mourners gain comfort from these words; because they remind them that the pain of losing a loved one will not last. But the memories, legacy and love… those should. But first the respect due, demands we take a somber moment, family.
For House heads, dancers, and fans worldwide, it is not ‘breaking’ news so much as heartbreaking news that the
The Huffington Post reported yesterday: “Frankie Knuckles… Godfather of House Music… dies at 59 in Chicago.”
Bronx, New York (USA), native DJ Frankie Knuckles died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon; his cause of death not officially disclosed as of Tuesday morning. Having started DJing in The Bronx in 1972, Knuckles moved to Chicago in the late 1970s and played regularly at major venues through the late 1980s. His sets laid the groundwork for electronic dance music culture — his best known tracks, crossing and puling in fans from many genres, included “Your Love,” “The Whistle Song,” “Tears” and remixes of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Pet Shop Boys, Chaka Khan, Depeche Mode and many others. Knuckles won a Grammy in 1997, had a stretch of Jefferson Street in Chicago (where the famed Warehouse venue once stood) named after him in 2004 and was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
For the legend, the set has now moved to another venue. Yet, we have much to celebrate and celebrate with here. Take your time, fam. Join the party when you’re ready… after the jump.
Hip-Hop Wired Gives DJ Premier Some Time To Wax Nostalgic About NYC’s D&D Studios, Guru Memories And More (Video)
Wow. DJ Premier sharing something special with us via sit-down with Hip-Hop Wired. Yeah, take it personal. And we personally give credit to OkayPlayer for the scoop.
“Primo spoke to the grand influence and presence of the studio and former of house of D&D Records in the golden era, the late, great Guru’s writing method, all of NYC’s golden-era luminaries that graced that janky booth on West 37th with their greatness–i.e Nas, Biggie, Hov, KRS, Jeru amongst countless others – as well as how their classic Nice & Smooth collaboration “DWYCK” came together. So go ahead and get learned to the legacy of D&D with DJ Premier.”
A fist fight? Guru and Primo? WHAT??? Watch the clip!
For this episode of Rhythm Roulette (you know, the show where a producer blindly picks three joints and makes a new one), Mass Appeal Media selects Black Milk to select records from its massive stacks in the blindfolded challenge.
“I done heard, at least, five beats on this one album here.” – Black Milk
Hmmm… Sounds like Milk’s got this. Ha! Watch the vid and see.
One of my favorite producers in recent years & the creator of the ‘Boom Trap’ sound, !llmind, drops a dope ass instrumental gem that samples the Bob James jazz classic ‘Nautilus’. Check the track & peep what the ‘ill’ producer had to say about this beat below…..
“This was one of the 1st “BoomTrap” beats I’ve ever made (created almost 3 years ago).
Since then, it’s gone through many transitions, different song ideas with a handful of different artists. The only other person who has this beat is my homie Just Blaze. You may or may not remember him playing this beat for Blackthought to freestyle over, on the Combat Jack Show last year.
I wanted to finally put this beat out, in its rawest form, for the masses to hear.
Why? Because, f*ck it.
Let’s keep this in the streets of NYC.” – !llmind
“Hi-Tek-Zilla… Where you been my n!gguhh?”
Hi-Tek brought us the beat (and a verse on) that Talib Kweli (Reflection Eternal) classic, “The Blast.” Solid enough pedigree, agreed? Well, dude is back with a vibing track (good for riding and/or chilling, as demonstrated by the video above for us. Nice.
Okay. Dope. We posted on Sango’s album “Da Rocinha 2″ on here earlier, but…
Pay attention. You can stream this “Pôr Do Sol Parte 2″ (here) or get the LP on VINYL… and hurry up if you want that vinyl. Follow the link below if you want to [literally] get your hands on a limited edition joint “Da Rocinha 2.”