Focus Creates A Beat, Layers Drums, Plays Bass

The makers of West Coast Theory went in-studio with Aftermath producer Focus.  The producer offers a peek into his recording environment  and explains his approach to creating music, thoughts on software, and experience working with Dr. Dre. Throughout the interview Focus illustrates his process of crafting a beat from working with the original sample to layering … Read more

Dr. Dre + HP Aim To Improve Digital Sound Quality

In a recent interview, Jimmy Iovine discussed ambitious plans to increase the quality of digital sound for more discerning listeners.  By forming a strategic alliance, which so far includes producer Dr. Dre. and computer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard, all parties hope to address the needs of audiophiles by not only improving the quality of digital sound files, … Read more

Murs On Dr. Dre’s Production Genius

Murs talks about the true meaning of being a producer, The Chronic, and the significance of Dr. Dre’s musical creations. Notable Quote: "At the end of the day a producer is someone like Quincy Jones, like Diddy, and like Dr. Dre who gets in there and tells you what’s hot…"

DJ Khalil On Detox, Sampling, and LA Hip-Hop

The Takeover Radio Show brings an interview with DJ Khalil as he discusses first getting involved in music as a DJ, dabbling in his fathers record collection, purchasing his first Ensoniq ASR-10 in 1990, and first meeting Dr. Dre.  Khalil also touches on Detox leaks, the state of LA hip-hop, and why he no longer samples, preferring instead to compose completely original music.

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