Music Conferences and Events

iStandard Producer Showcase (Chicago)

Chicago area production fans take note. The iStandard Producer Showcase Chicago Edition will take place on July 27th and 28th. In addition to showcasing the work of up and coming producers, the event will be feature such notable judges as Buckwild, Scram Jones, and Prolyfic along with an Ableton beat making workshop with Tommy Faulds. … Read more

Sunday Skool Scratch Sessions (Winter Park, FL)

For those that missed that last Sunday Skool Scratch Session, the free Florida based turntablist event takes place on the second Sunday of every month and offers a positive collaborative environment for DJ’s of all types. All DJ’s of all skill level and choice of genre are welcome. Our goal is to bring all of … Read more

Beat Grinder Producer Showcase f/ Jeru The Damaja (DC)

DC area production fans get ready. The Beat Grinder producer showcase returns with featured guest Jeru The Damaja. With Damu The Fudgemunk and DJ Underdog manning the turntables, the event will showcase the talents of DC producers Maverick, Kokayi, Nick tha 1da, Dunc (of DTMD), Eurok and more. Wednesday August 04, 2010 9:00 pm – … Read more

Dibia$e Live At Beat Swap Meet

At little taste of upcoming full length footage from the Beat Swap Meet that took place in Los Angeles on July 11th, 2010. Producer Dibia$e took the stage during the producer showcase portion of the record swapping/vinyl digging event.

How Girl Talk Avoids Sampling & Copyright Lawsuits

Alex Kreit, Nancy Prager, Andre Smith, and DJ Spooky discuss the curious case of how Girl Talk has successfully utilized over 300 uncleared samples and somehow managed to avoid being sued by the copyright holders. A really interesting discussion for anyone involved in the creation of sample based music.

Rich Kidd, Frank Dukes, and MoSS @ Marco Polo Showcase

Do you remember previous announcements for Marco Polo’s Stupendous Beat Showcase? Well, here’s a little footage of the event courtesy of The Real Frequency. Never mind the host’s pitiful description of the significance of “Summer Breeze”, Frank Dukes still ripped the Seals & Crofts sample while Marco Polo reworked Al B. Sure’s “Night and Day”, … Read more

Marco Polo Showcase Promo f/ Frank Dukes, Rich Kidd

The Stupendous Adventures of Marco Polo Beat Showcase: Toronto Edition goes down on Saturday, June 26th, 2010. Check out the promo video as featured producers Frank Dukes, Rich Kidd, and Moss take you inside their home studios to show off their setups and discuss the Toronto production scene. See the Stupendous Adventures of Marco Polo … Read more

J Dilla Foundation Presents: The Official Launch Party

It may be short notice, but if you’re in the Detroit area tonight, consider heading over to the J Dilla Foundation’s Official Launch Party. The event will be hosted by Dwele & Bobo Lamb and will feature a special performance by Illa J. J Dilla Foundation Presents: The Official Launch PartySaturday, June 12th, 20108pm-2am N’Namdi … Read more

Marco Polo’s Stupendous Beat Showcase (Toronto)

A night of production mastery comes to Toronto with The Stupendous Adventures of Marco Polo Beat Showcase: Toronto Edition. The event will feature producers Marco Polo, Rich Kidd, Moss, and Frank Dukes. In addition to performance by Tanika Charles, Promise, and Shylow, the showcase will be hosted by Arcee w/ DJ Grouch & The Mixtape … Read more

2010 True School Park Jam (Trailer)

Noisemaker Media serves up classic park jam footage of Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzy Jay, Lord Finesse, Red Alert, Kid Capri, Biz Markie, and more in a promo for New York’s 2010 True School Park Jam Series. Afrika Bambaataa, Kool DJ Red Alert, and The Original Jazzy Jay reunite on the wheels of steel for the first … Read more