Zaytoven [@zaytovenbeatz] Uses the New MPC Live on Akai’s “Standalone Challenge”


In this episode of the Standalone Challenge, Akai links with Grammy-award winning producer Zaytoven (Gucci Mane, Migos, Drake, Future). Watch as one of the main architects of the Trap sound, creates a track from scratch using only the MPC Live and an MPK249 plugged directly into the Live. No computers were used in the making of this beat.

We not only see how intuitive the music making process is on the MPC Live but also get a glimpse into the workflow of one of ATL’s finest.

Mike WiLL Made-It – Instrumental Tuesdays 2016 (Mixtape)


Last year, Mike WiLL Made It introduced us to a new weekly series he dubbed, Instrumental Tuesdays showcasing beats he produced throughout 2015. This time, instead of dropping 3 new instrumentals a week, the producer took his time and held off to compile all his 2016 beats into one project called Instrumental Tuesdays 2016.

The 40-piece mixtape comes packed full of instrumentals used by the likes of Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd, Young Thug, Rihanna, Tinashe, Future, Beyonce, Juicy J and many more.

Source: Hip Hop Since 1987