Producer Interviews

DJ Premier Talks Year Round Records Upcoming Releases

Get another peak inside the Headquarterz Studios as DJ Premier talks about some of the expected upcoming projects from Year Round Records. Among some of the notable projects are KRS-One & DJ Premier – Return of The Boom Bip, a Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier collaboration, and a long lost Teflon album.

Boi1da On Musicianship, Quitting Day Jobs, FL Studio

Nigel D. of Real Talk NY interviews Boi1da to talk about how the producer learned production using only FL Studio and a natural passion to have fun with music. During the interview Boi1da reveals that he was terrible musician and how, against the advice of others, he quit working a day job to pursue music … Read more

Bink! Talks Production, Teddy Riley, Kanye West, Jeezy

Producer Bink! (Jay Z, Lost Boyz, Blackstreet) visits Grind Music Radio to talk about his start in production. From his start in as a choir boy to playing the drums, working with Teddy Riley, and his first official production, Blackstreet’s “Don’t Leave Me”. Bink Dog also highlights recent projects with Kanye West, “Devil In A … Read more

DR Period Talks Publishing, M.O.P, Work Ethic

DJ Stress of 90.7 WTCC FM interviews producer D.R. Period to discuss past and future projects with such artists as M.O.P., C & C Music Factory, Force MD’s, and Positive K along with the key people that influenced his career. DR Period also discusses the importance of versatility, motivation, work ethic, and publishing You need … Read more

Damu Talks Drumming, Programming, Signature Sounds

The latest video finds producer/DJ/drummer Damu The Fudgemunk sitting in front of a drum set at NYC’s Funkadelic Studios and going deep into the topic of drums. While giving a taste of his self described amateurish drumming, Damu talks about his favorite live drummers, drum programmers, drum Breaks, and breaks down the signature sounds of … Read more

DJ Roddy Rod Interview, Beat Making & DJ Demo

Behind The Beats goes in-studio with producer DJ Roddy Rod to talk about his work with Maspyke, various production equipment, and favorite producers before offering a brief turntable demo and constructing a quick beat using an Akai MPC2500.

Flying Lotus & The Search For Deeper Meaning In Music

Goodie Bag caught up with producer Flying Lotus at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festifval as he spoke about upcoming projects, the influence of John and Alice Coltrane, and searching for deeper meaning in music. I feel like maybe it was just something that was instilled in me as a child. Ya know, to search for … Read more

N.E.R.D. Lists Their Favorite Producers

N.E.R.D. member Pharrel Willimans, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley quickly run down a list of the favorite hip-hop producers. No big surprises as the usual suspects make their appearance. DJ Toomp Kanye West Christian Rich DJ Khalil J Dilla Q-Tip DJ Premier Swizz Beatz Just Blaze Timbaland  

Adrock Says “Beastie Boys Was The First Sample Lawsuit”

Propellerhead serves up a gem with deleted scenes from their interview with Adrock of the Beastie Boys. Adrock tells the story of buying his first drum machine, a Roland TR-808, with $250, discovering LL Cool J, creating pause tapes, the rise of the Beastie Boys, and being sued by The Jimmy Castor Bunch for their … Read more