Before Music Dies Examines The Creation of Sheep Music

Here’s something to make you think twice about the music you’re creating.  The documentary Before Music Dies examines the music industry’s mass marketing, radio consolidation, and factory style creation of pop stars and sheepish music.  Attitudes of fans, artists, and industry insiders are explored as the film’s creators attempt to shed light on often unspoken … Read more

Questlove – Recording Rising Down, Compression, Synthesizers


Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson talks about the Roots, their process for creating tracks, mixing skills, and specific recording techniques used to attain the sound of Rising Down.  There’s even info given of Quest’s use of the Neve compression plugin- by URS where he reveals that, "I probably got obsessed with using it for the same reason that Erykah Badu did, which she pretty much got from J Dilla, who got that idea from Madlib."

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Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson On D’Angelo & Soul Music

Believe Magazine gives us an amazing older interview with Questlove speaking on such topics as purposely listening to music he doesn’t like, living musical Star Wars, and buying the same record over and over again.  We also get to hear his theories about the creative virtues of crack rock, the role of Republicans in black … Read more