Pete Cannon was recently featured in Low Profile Media's "Producer Spotlight" series, peep game below as they catch up with Pete, go on a diggin trip and a snapshot tour of Pete's lab (including some synth action). Theres also words from High Focus artist Dirty Dike and Sirius XM director of music (hip hop division) Ron Mills regarding Petes work.
High Focus artists Dirty Dike and Sirius XM director of music (hip hop division) Ron Mills.
Shouts to Jay Large on the edit and cam!
Don't forget you can still get a copy of Pete's 7 inch vinyl with Guilty Simpson out on Louis Den!, head over to our Bandcamp to pick up one the remaining copies of "This Year", any copies from Louis Den direct also come with an exclusive beat tape from Pete "The Pete Tape".
Pete Cannon ft Guilty Simpson on Louis Den Music Bandcamp
Den regular / champion / quiff sylist Pete Cannon teams up with Detroit's Guilty Simpson for 2 mixes of This Year, available on Ltd hand numbered 7" vinyl (250 copies, less than 70 left!) or digitally you can check it out here...
Also included on the 7" is an exclusive bonus beat and all direct orders also get the Pete Tape absolutely FREE, a 19 track comp of insts, a few can be previewed here
If that wasn't enough theres a Xmas sale on the Behind Closed Doors DVD's including the LTD BCD3 Box which is the only way to get the vinyl ep feat Houseshoes, Suff Daddy, Myke Forte and Kelakovski as the individual vinyl sold out in a few weeks back in Feb so it's your last chance to grab a copy. Peep the sale items hereand have a great break and New Year
We've nearly sold out of the companion BCD 7" featuring Houseshoes, Suff Daddy, Myke Forte and Kelakovski so you'd best be quick. You can grab ithere (inc download) or here (on it's own or part of the Ltd boxset). Once it's gone you'll have to try your luck out in the select few record shops and we're onto the 2nd release featuring 2 people we're sure you'll have heard of but thats all we're saying at the moment.
We're proud to announce The Behind Closed Doors Vol 3 Limited 7" EP is out Monday 23rd Jan, featuring Houseshoes, Suff Daddy, Myke Forte and Kelakovski. Hand numbered and limited to 150 copies outside of the BCD3 Boxsets, be quick!
You can listen and order here, shipping Monday, enjoy.
Wizard keeps on showing the "one beat every three months" crowd why its time to hang it up!! (thats me at the moment btw haaa!)
He's just unleashed a new collection of beats entitled "Dutty Gash Face Music" , if you don't know what that is well ummm ask Wiz or go hit up urbandictionary! Short story even shorter; think the polar opposite to Wiz's super smooth Chill Pill series of beat tapes.
So what we got here are straight up bangers; screw face wild out getyourselflockedup music! remember this isn't a formal project; its more beats from the lab that match a certain theme; some are available and some are sold so make sure you hit up Wiz and get in touch if you want to use any of them!.
Wizard - Dutty Gash Face Music  * Cover is a bit too hot for TV lol, check Wiz's bandcamp for the full ver!
1.Air Bag 2.Flippin' Ridiculous 3.Fresh Out The Box (Remix) 4.Dirty Drainz 5.Big Bamboo 6.Dash 7.Huge Backhand 8.Stand Up 9.Get The Fuck Back 10.Pow! (Remix) 11.You Don't Listen 12.Happy Birthday 13.Nasty 14.Silly Billy 15.Triple Beam Dreaming 16.Otis (Ski Mask Edition) 17.Night Time 18.4 Flats 19.Go! 20.Slow Down
I discovered Tommy Black from Sweeden the other day and was gassed enough at the material to share with you guys. I got hip to Tommy via searching out the production credits for Kendrick Lamar's awesome #Section80 (album of the year so far for me!!) he produced the interlude track "Chapter Six", at first I was convinced that with the onpoint snares, bubble bass it was a Nottz joint but after seeing Tommy's name crop up I did some homework.
Dude is NIIIIICE, got a real soulful sound; he definitely a nice ear for twisting samples and working in spacey backdrops and synths. As well as producing for west coast artists like Kendrick, Ab-Soul, Butch Cassidy and Schoolboy Q he's also put out a free EP back in February entitled Interludes Of Lift. Check out this profile on him over at dubcnn.com which contains some links to individual tracks as well as his free EP.
Tommy Black - Interludes Of Life EP
01) Interludes Of Life (The Undawater Boogie) 02) Street Breeze 03) No Need For Discussion 04) Star Traveler 05) Computer Gir
Huddersfield native; Louis Den fam and star of Behind Closed Doors Vol 2 Apatight has let loose 30 minutes worth of snippets from his 2011 beat tape batches, snippets are available on his bandcamp page to bump and they're sounding mighty healthy.
Apatight 2011 Beat Reel
As always get in touch and work something out if you want to connect with Ap and use beats for a project; don't set yourself up for a gargantuan faill by lacing them and then ooming back with the classic "Im tryin to promote you", listen and appreciate/geek out or dig in your wallet and make something happen!
Louisden's resident synth king Pete Cannon has added a new bit of gear to the Cannon lab, a Commodore 64!! yep the smash hit 80's home computer! with the aid of the Max MSP package and the MIDI box cartridge he's able to make use of the ill SID Chips inside the machine and control it via Abelton Live and the modelling software Max/MSP.
Pete's excited...and we are too; looking forward to peeping new material that makes use of it!!, get em P.
Commodore 64, Ableton, Max msp and an excited Pete Cannon AS
Seeing as a million and one rappers have flocked to the instrumental of the recent Jay-Z and Kanye West collab; we figured it'd be a good homework to let the producers get in on the action too.
The single from the pair utilized parts of an Otis Redding song "Try A Little Tenderness", many were quick to critize chop; many were quick to do stan remakes.
Well of course we want to do things a little different so rather than remaking the track; we want you to use the same parts Kanye did as your source material; but then the gloves are off!! feel free to manipulate those bits of music however you see fit.
RULES Create a fresh beat from Otis Reddings "Try A Little Tenderness" with the twist of using the same parts Kanye used for his track "Otis", you are free to do whatever you like with the samples providing those are your only source material.
DEADLINE Beats are due 2nd October (thats a week's time) by 17:00. submit the mp3 entries to firstname.lastname@example.org streaming in the lab from 18:00 at http://louisden.com/live
Soul Council / Jamla producer Eric G recently let 4 new exclusive instrumentals go to celebrate him reaching 1000 followers on Twitter.
Eric with the man the myth, 9th wonder
To save wading through his timeline to find the links I've uploaded the joints he let go into 1 zip file below, some heat in there!! Eric's been behind some of my favourite tracks from the Jamla camp of late; needless to say he's on fire at the moment.
So while the hordes of AB0181 subscribers patiently wait another beat tape video instalment; Edinburgh native and Louisden famalam Jaisu has hit you all off with the beats equivalent of bread and olives. A lil sampler and apatizer of whats coming round the corner.
This beatmix contains brand new joints which are for sale; anyone wanting to work with Jaisu should hit the dude up ASAP if something catches your ear and the two of you can talk shop regarding rates, please do this the proper way; no cute Youtube "freestyles" of looped up snippets; get your hands on legitamite Jaisu production by emailing JaisuBeatsandBooking@gmail.com and get it crackin.
His latest release Robot Ramification has two tracks "Call Of The Wild" "Electric Eccentric" that have been given the remix treatment from Louisden fam Jon Phonics and Pete Cannon, the whole thing has straight up beats, dubstep and electronica tinges and everything inbetween (classifying sucks!!) give it a listen dont be afraid of a bit of a different steez!
Peep the snippets of the tracks over here at junodownload. 6 Track vinyl EP (with OM unit remixes) has been out a minute now; but the recently released digital joint also includes 3 other remixes (as well as the Jon and Pete joints)
As promised (and a little later than expected) here are the highlights from the last Louisden lab session w/ myself, Myke Forte, Sonnyjim and Redbeard; all edited down into a managable serving and in delicous HD!
Producer S1 has gone from strength to strength in the last couple years; scoring a breakthrough placement with Kanye West's "Power" from his last LP; he's gone on to produce for Beyonce and Jay-z & Kanye with their recent "Watch The Throne" joint.
He's made a short film showing him recreating parts of the beat in the lab and talking about how the track came about, a lil bit hollywood but dont get it twisted its more the filmmaker flexing some creative muscle as S1 is one of the most humble dudes out there!
S1 recreating "Excellence" from "Murder To Excellence"
While im on an S1 tip, be sure to check the new Strange Fruit Project joint (thats S1's group who he produces for).
Caught this on OKP earlier today, Kil from Will Make Beats For Food has upped a DVD rip of the bonus DVD that came with Big Shugs "Who's Hard" LP from 2006, check his blog above if you want to watch the other parts (pretty standard EPK/documentary steez) but whats interesting is the third part which shows Primo in the Headqcourterz lab getting busy with a blunt and the MPC60 (in his typical make beats for the artists on the spot), chopping up what ends up being shug's track Tha Way It Iz.
He later hits the protools setup to lay the vox down, an interesting watch despite being pretty short.
To celebrate the launch of the line they hooked up with an array of producers and got them to talk shop about beats, current state of hiphop and inspiration; pretty refreshing seeing as they haven't got them onboard just to say how great the watches are, although there is the odd gratuitous artistic angle of them rockin them at any given point heh no such thing as a free lunch.
Aiite peep the clips below, some nerd food for you beat heads!
If you missed out on one of the 300 copies of Behind Closed Doors, well good news! myself and Andy have repressed the project so its now back in stock for anyone who wants to see where the whole BCD journey began.
The project features The Last Skeptik, S-TYPE, Darren Paul and Eyebs with Q&A's and beats from Budgie, Figaro, Jaisu, Kelakovski and Ed Strong; while its our first project (we started this back in 2008!) we're still very proud of it as it paved the way for the follow up and the third instalment which we're working our asses off to have finished soon!!
We've also decided to throw together a BCD double pack; theres no commemorative packaging (just yet heh!!) but you can pick up both volumes with a discount if you still need BCD1 and BCD2.
The repress of BCD1 does NOT come with a beat tape; instead you get a download code to get your hands on the compilation which features x2 beats from each producer in the project.
Den producer BUG is on the verge of releasing his debut EP entitled "Mechanical Soul", on Juslikemusic if you are unfamiliar with BUG well he's the winner of the last Louis Den league and started appearing on radars worldwide with his first release Comsic Lab / 20 Winks which came out last year.
Well he's now prepped an extended player that continues his unique brand of head crack funk drawing influence from his wide musical pallete; peep the snippets below as well as the space travelling 3D promo created by AB0181, (peep with headphones to hear the snippets zoom past you!)
Heres the Ustream session from the Louis Den homework we hosted a week or so ago. The weeks goal was to turn in remixes to the track Illmind produced track "The Headsplit" taken from Sonnyjim's new album "The Psychonaut LP".
Louis Den Homework 89 - Headsplit Remixes
In the lab were myself, Myke Forte, Sonnyjim (to pick his favourite) and EATGOOD's Redbeard. There's HD Youtube edit on the way as well as a new homework challenge; look out for em both, but for now enjoy!
If you can bear the very wack (sorry guys) gallery interface to their many a "countdown list" article, Complex Magazine have put together the stories behind some of Just Blaze's classic joints from his catalogue (and in his own words)If you haven't seen or heard any interviews with Just then straight off the jump you can tell dude is a gear junkie and a real beat scientist.
So if you want to read some insightful stuff or some down right geekery (like the fact that 'Song Cry' by Jay-Z has approx 96 CHOPS!) then give the article a read..
One of the Den's hardest working Wizard; has recently put a few remixes out adding to his "Spare Time" series which see's Wiz throwing acapellas over bangers he's got in the stash; the latest instalment features artists like Elzhi, Rick Ross, Vinnie Paz, Young Jeezy and more getting the unofficial Wizard remix treatment.Peep his bandcamp below to get your hands on the free project.
01.Monster Under The Bed - Ugly Talk (Wizard Remix) 02.Lil' Wayne & Rick Ross - John (Wizard Remix) 03.Vinnie Paz & Demoz - Bodysnatchers (Wizard Remix) 04.Joey G-Zus - Usain Bolt (Wizard Remix) 05.Rick Ross, Countri Boi & Slim Thug - I'm A Boss (Wizard Remix) 06.Tempa T - Next Hype (Wizard Remix)07.Elzhi - Colors (Wizard Remix) 08.Lethal Bizzle - Pow 2011 (Wizard Remix) 09.OSB'z, Baron Samedi, Dweller & 777 - Punches (Wizard Remix) 10.Young Jeezy & Akon - Soul Survivor (Wizard Remix)
Honestly, I didn't think it was possible but when you bring in fingerprint recognition external hard drive's, locks, keys, portable studios and three trusted engineers (who probably were sleeping next to the briefcase with the drives in them...) then it might just be do-able.
"The boss asked for it not to be leaked," says Kilhoffer, referring to West, "so there you go."
Hopefully we'll be getting into the pattern of posting these each week explaining the goal of week's homework, makes it a lot easier for heads who dont want to read the wall of text that is a homework blog, plus should help get some new faces involved!!
Here's me in the lab w/ Sonnyjim breaking down the goal of this weeks homework (due 4th September!), props to Redbeard handling filming duties....Share / Repost / Tweet and all that good stuff! (direct link to video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5BBmn56OUw)
NEW HOMEWORRRRRRRRRRRRRRK! rejoyce!! aite so I've been mad busy with a gang of life ish for the past few months; tried my best to keep the ldbb blog updated with various bits but for the most part I've had to take a bit of a backseat.
Yes the league is still happening; We'll hopefully be ready for dope ass beat 3 to fall around the same time as it did back for the 2009-2010 league so get cooking in the lab!! before all that though We'll ease back into LDBB runnings with some homeworks! lets goo!.
Homework 89 - The Psychonaut Headsplit Remix
EATGOOD Records artist Sonnyjim has recetly dropped his ill "Psychonaut LP" which features production from M-Phazes, Illmind, Dag Nabit and Louis Den's Kelakovski, Pete Cannon and Eyebs; plus gang of others. The album is a joint release from EG and Australian label Obese (orchestrated from Sonny's tour out in Australia a couple years back) plus theres features/production coming from a few Oz artists.
To celebrate the release of the album we've managed to prize an acapella off the project to let you guys give the remix treatment to. The original track "The Headsplit" is produced by Illmind and similar to our "Trading Standards Remixes" homework from a while back the best remix (picked by Sonnyjim in the stream) will get released via EATGOOD on an upcoming project, not bad eh?
If youd like to get busy with a remix then download the remix kit here (right click and save), included is the Acapella and a snippet of the original track so you can hear how the vocals are supposed to fit.
The track itself is 91.99 BPM, remember if you are new to remixing then do your homework with lining the vocals up!! the goal of a remix is to make your beat fit the vocals rather than the other way round; we'd only expect you to mess with the vox themselves if you are gonna draw from some dub/glitch influences but essensially if it's a straight up blap then get the BPM right!!
Its useful if your software/hardware would allow you to freely move the vox around your beat to line it up; if it doesnt you could always bounce out the beat into a multitrack editor and get it right that time!! but dont let an out of time Acca cost you the chance of winning!!
RULES To remix the Sonnyjim track "The Headsplit", no restrictions or limitations just download the Vox and get it in!! however you are expected to turn in an original beat and not blend it with someone elses material.
DEADLINE This is a two week challenge to ease back into the homeworks! turn in the beat by 17:00 on 4th September, email your entries to email@example.com ; please attach the mp3 to the email message rather than a download link...it makes things a lot easier for us this way!!.
Den regular and King Of The Beats champion Myke Forte has decided to launch his own beat making video series on Youtube, I ain't mad at that!! peep game how he gets down with a chopped sample on his MP2500 and extra sprinkles on his Microkorg XL
Myke Forte - Beat Making Series ep 1
Be sure to checkout Mykes new Youtube channel as he's added a few other beat related videos from his archive! good stuff, get em Myke.
Louis Den family; production beast and all round good egg Pete Cannon swung by NTS Radio in London early last week and dropped an hour long mix of all his own material; looks like dude as been busy with it!!
The mix bends plenty of genre's as only Pete knows how and includes a gang of material with some heavy hitters like Guilty Simpson, Tony Yayo, Nutso, Stig Of The Dump, Dr Syntax and a whole host of others! tracklist is below. (Petes material
starts 56 minutes in)
Pete Cannon NTS guest Mix 15/08/2011
1. Pete Cannon - Huntington Riddim
2. Pete Cannon - Jah Ting
3. Pete Cannon - Wobble head Skank
4. Pete Cannon & Jim Raygun - exclusive
5. Pete Cannon - Eggshell
6. Pete Cannon - Flower Stretch riddim
7. Pete Cannon - Foot Stomper
8. Pete Cannon - breakcore do more
9. Pete Cannon - Dang
10. Pete Cannon - A big bag of Crips
11. Pete Cannon - We love dj easygroove
12. Pete Cannon - Wub rub sauce
13. Pete Cannon - Demon Dan
14. Pete Cannon - Rave in a pet shop
15. Pete Cannon - More rave than you can throw a tick at
16. Pete Cannon - Feeling Nookie, oh er
17. Pete Cannon - Amen to the old skool
18. Pete Cannon - Bun Charly, Bun.
19. Hip hop Section
20. Pete Cannon and Deadline - How the Sytem goes ft Serocee and Yogi
21. Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon - Best friends
22. Nutso ft Tony Yayo and Mainso - Pocket on swole (prod Pete Cannon)
23. Yogi ft Youngman - She loves me (prod Pete Cannon)
24. Guilty Simpon - We aint playing with them this year (prod Pete Cannon) NTS WORLD EXCLUSIVE
25. Stig of the Dump - Bitches (prod Pete Cannon)
26. Pete Cannon - Like that way you doin it
27. Jazzy jeff and the Fresh Prince - Summertime (Pete Cannon’s very Northern mix)
28. Pete Cannon - Off your face
29. Lilly Allen ft Ll cool J and Pete Cannon - Ldn Town (Blackpool remix)
30. Naive Machine - Robot Ramification ep (Pete cannon’s Gammon remix) (hit and hope records)
Former Beat Cypher guest Eric Lau has dropped a little studio vid showing the breakdown of a beat he's made entitled "This Is For You", video shows Eric gettin busy with his Mac setup alongside Logic and his collection of MP's a MPC2500 and an MPC3000 (jelly!!).
Eric Lau - This Is For You
The track is up for free download on Eric's bandcamp if you want to scoop it for yourself!
A newer regular to the last few homeworks and a frequent 22tracks playlister; SA Beats (from the Netherlands) has been smashing up our last few challenges and alongside the Hypedog Blog (whatup HD!!) he's dropped his New Era Vol 1 Beat Tape.
Some ill selections on here and you can definitely see why SA is gonna be one to watch! the beat tape can be copped for the measly price of 1 euro or streamed from his bandcamp if you are strapped for cash!!
1.Fresh Daily- Video Gamin' (SABeats Remix)
3.Living on mars
6.All night loving
7.Back in the days