The Seattle beat maker lays out the process on the 2015 “Black Market” track.
Simply put, Brasstracks is “HORNS SYNTHS DRUMS.” The duo composed of Ivan (trumpet) and Conor (drums) have been taking dance music to new heights by mixing in analog instruments. The punchy jams give you a full live experience right through your headphones. That’s why it’s no surprise that they were a part of Chance’s Coloring Book by producing “No Problem.”
When we took them to Norman’s Sound & Vision in Williamsburg, they ended up with Gene McDaniels’ 100 Lbs. of Clay!, The 5th Dimension Live!!, and Jack Ü’s self-titled album. After they find their initial loop with 5th Dimension’s “I Just Want To Be Your Friend,” they quickly get to work and bring their idea to life. Then a slow piano progression on Gene’s record catches their ears for another beat. No love for Jack Ü this time around.
In 2012 Kendrick Lamar put out what many to believe a Hip-Hop classic with “Good Kid M.A.A.D. City”. Producer Scoop Deville helped bring that project together with his two tracks ‘Poetic Justice’ and ‘The Recipe’. In this sit-down interview with DJCity he explains the process behind the two stand out tracks.
9th wonder makes a beat flipping the classic “The O’Jays – Cry Together” for Actual Proof, Halo, Rapsody and Sundown.
Wassup guys! English beat maker Walkz debuts his new weekly series with a smooth Nas feeling beat. Check out his contact info and description below:
In This week’s Beat Making Video, I came across a sample, which instantly appealed to me. It ooze’s the qualities of a classic Boom Bap Nas Type Beat. This sample Beat has all the markings for a great hip hop track.
The A Tribe Called Quest classic ‘Can I Kick It?’ samples the legendary drums from Dr. Lonnie Smith’s “Spinning Wheel”.
Check out this truly unique video where beat maker Chetameister constructs a dope beat from household items and of course a Mortal Kombat Fight Stick.
The slap of Kendrick Lamar’s “Money Trees” is one of the most recognizable and groove-inducing beats of the modern era, and it’s all thanks to DJ Dahi behind the boards. We caught up with the auteur behind some of the dopest west coast production in hip hop today, and sent him off to a record store to play this week’s edition of Rhythm Roulette. With his picks of Torche’s Healer/Across the Shields, Lights’ Little Machines, and Neil Young’s Hawks & Doves, Dahi is able to stitch together doom metal, pop, and Neil’s classic rock into a really unique sounding composition that’s still got a hip hop bounce. Using snippets of Young’s vocals he creates an ambient, looped background, and even breaks out the harmonica to jam out — we’ll bend the record sampling rules slightly in this case.