Gasface interviews producer 88-Keys as he remembers meeting J Dilla for the first time at Battery Studios, being robbed of his Dilla beat tape collection, and networking with Shawn J Period.
In addition to producing the Colorado based group 3 The Hardway, Es-Nine is a professionally trained sound engineer who has worked with artists such as DJ Babu, Rakaa Iriscience, Defari, and El Da Sensei. The jazz influenced instrumental album successfully incorporates classic sounds and production techniques together with clean layering and impressive sample manipulation. Light … Read more
Producer IV shares with us his 13 track instrumental album entitled Never Sleep. The collection features a diverse selection of layered instruments and sounds along with ample cuts and scratches. "Welcome to NEVER SLEEP – a collection of instrumentals I have produced over the past few months along with a couple of bonus tracks. All … Read more
Audio Perm, the recently formed production crew consisting of Julian Fairbanks, Depo Shot, and Cory Grindberg, has united for its first collective instrumental release. The 22 track beat tape features a robust collection of impressively layered and well thought out instrumentals, which should come as no surprise considering that each member of Audio Perm was … Read more
Elaquent is definitely an up and coming producer that needs to be heard. Here Elaquent presents us with his latest collection of 18 original tracks and instrumentals, which are primed and ready for extensive headphone activity. "This is just a quick lil tape of some new and moderately old joints. I don’t really even consider … Read more
Producer No I.D. lists his all-time favorite producers (DJ Premier, Dr. Dre, RZA), the concept of truly loving music, defining sounds and their eras, scoring movies, and remaining a student of production. He also touches on his opinion of producer beattapes and discusses his philosophy behind personally working with an artists to craft a personalized … Read more