DJ Toomp Studio Talk: Hardware vs Software

BLVDST interviews DJ Toomp to add his thoughts to the never ending hardware/software debate. ¬†Toomp explains his personal preferences for a number of studio items used most frequently and offers insight into his ideal sound. I still just like to blend the two of them together. It’s hard and software together. ¬†Software got its own … Read more

DJ Toomp On Label Politics “It’s Not An A&R’s Job To Pick Beats!”

A routine beat preview session goes off the rails as DJ Toomp lets loose on producer/rapper/A&R politics, "You’ve got some rappers who really don’t know how to pick beats."  DJ Toomp and 9th Wonder then go on the combined tirade against A&R’s picking beats for artists and pushing their own personal agendas. Notable Quotes: "It’s … Read more

Patchwerk Music University Video + DVD

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Atlanta’s Patchwerk Recording Studio presents a mini-workshop/clinic focused on business matters of concern to those involved in various aspects of the music business.  Now in it’s fifth session, previous events have featured such notable figures as Bangladesh, DJ Toomp, Don Cannon (Aphilliates), Bryan M. Cox, DJ Nabs (So So Def), Drumma Boy, and more.

Included in your registration breakfast and lunch, plus panels focused artists, producers, songwriters, and executives.

Video of previous events after the jump.

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DJ Toomp Early Battle Footage

Before being a master of the boards, he was a beast behind the turntables!  Here’s early 1990’s footage of T.I. producer DJ Toomp at an Earwax Records DJ battle where he ended up being one of the co-winners.  Notice the skills while juggling doubles of Jeru The Damaga’s "Come Clean" and Afrika Bambaataa’s "Planet Rock".