Just Blaze x Baauer – Making of Higher

Beat Swap Meet (Los Angeles) September

Sunday afternoon, September 15th 2013 Entrance is Free w/ a Canned Good. Lets do what we can as a music community to let our vibrations be heard and help out those less fortunate. Please bring a canned good to donate to the cause. B E A T – S W A P – M E … Read more

Marvin’s Room Recording Studio Gallery

Officially filed under recording studios to drool over. Marvin’s Room, formerly known as Marvin Gaye Studios, is where many of the artist’s greatest hits were recorded. The restored studio includes recording facilities, living quarters, and even a basketball court. Check out the equipment list and photo gallery, then go get motivated!

Bling47 Breaks w/ Waajeed – The Sounds of Love

Waajeed revisits another deep J Dilla sample. This time he explores The Sounds of Love: …A to Zzzz. He also tells the tale of visiting the Sound Library with Dilla and Q-Tip to dig through the ultra special behind the counter vinyl stash.

9th Wonder Says Producers Are Like a Brotherhood

9th Wonder gives a thoughtful interview while talking about his personal brand, production as a brotherhood, and the importance of maintaining a regional sound and identity. The ones that really sound like where they’re from or even try to create a sound for where they live, I think those are the ones that last a … Read more

Breakdown Records Video Tour (Queens)

DJ Funktuall gives viewers a tour of Breakdown Records, which is located in Flushing Queens. All albums in the store are $2, but, according to Funktuall, the best stuff is on eBay. Yes, there are even records in the bathroom. Watch the whole video tour, it gets a little ridiculous.

Beat Lounge Beat Battle (Cincinnati)

Kontrax, founder of the Beat Lounge Beat Battle, and producer Yon L.I. talk about the Cincinnati hip-hop production scene and the importance of beat battles. Visit Beat Lounge on Facebook for more info about upcoming events.