The always outspoken DJ Premier talks about the making of “Classic”, the difference between a producer and beatmaker, and the future of Hip-Hop. Check the interview from those crazy cats over at Words N Tunes
Young Guru talks about getting involved in the recording business, the role of formalized education, and the undocumented aspects of recording Hip-Hop.
I just found out that throughout the months of October and early November 2007 Bob Power and other studio legends Chris Athens, Chris Muth, and Daniel Wyatt will be conducting intensive 8 hour private seminars limited to only 12 students per day. The price may seem a little steep at $500 per person or $300 … Read more
Shondrae (Ciara, Ludacris, Kelis, 8Ball & MJG) crafts a beat live on stage using an Akai MPC 2000XL at the Producer’s Balls which took place at Justin’s in Atlanta, GA. It’s crazy to hear him recreate a hit while telling the creative process behind the composition. Another plus is watching how much fun he seems … Read more
So I broke down, caved in, joined the bandwagon or whatever you want to call it. Although there are arguably better choices for home recording, at the end of the day I just couldn’t resist the call of Digidesign’s Pro Tools. I’ve had extremely great experience using Steinberg’s Cubase and Adobe Audition, so hopefully in … Read more
Hank Shocklee happens to be one of my favorite producers of all time, so when I ran across the interview in which he comments on J Dilla, I almost lost my mind! it’s fascinating to hear him discuss the "intangible" elements that contribute to an artists longevity and some his classic studio moments. Check the … Read more
I have to give major props to my man Void from the Crate Kings forums for passing this little gem my way. Here’s a video mix broken up it into two volumes that might just be able to partially satisfy (or most likely fuel) your appetite for original breaks and samples.