Wednesday, 22 October 2008

DJ Houseshoes Producer Showcase Podcast

Yeahhh, more illyness courtesy of DJ House Shoes.

This a recording from a night that was from a few months ago which saw Houseshoes giving some limelight to some ill Detroit producers, he's recently upped the audio of the night for you to peep.

Part 1 (14 KT, Apollo Brown, Black Milk, DJ Dez)
Part 2 (Big Tone, House Shoes, Danny Brown, Nick Speed)

Link to Shoe's Blog.


Friday, 17 October 2008

Producers Edge, Fall / Winter 2008 Edition

The free version ofhte Fall / Winter 2008 edition of Producers Edge magazine is out to peep online!; this a great mag jam packed with features and is a dope publication (wish scratch could have been like this), shame they cant get bigger distro as they do things proper..magazine and DVD combo with plenty video features, but still the electronic version is just as ill with links to videos and downloadable images (complete with page turning animations!! hahaa).

Pete Rock, Just Blaze and RZA

Full length Magazine with Video, Audio and live Downloads!
It's Drum Works Part I: By the end of this issue, your drums will be better than theirs.
All for One, One for ALL: 3 Workstation dance

Dynamic Producer Conference
3030 Career Panel -- Real Talk Producer Panel -- Stacks Publishing Panel
iStandard Beast of the Beats
Pete Rock, Just Blaze and 9th Wonder on stage!
RZA on the MV-8800

Magazine Features
DSI Dave Smith
Writer's Block with Necro
Sound Designer Lukecage
Vintage Series with Sean Maru: The AKAI S-950
Griffin Avid's Corner: Drum Sounds from Scratch Adobe Audition 3.0
Redsecta Mastering: Mastering Part III Tools of the Trade

Downloads Sounds and Samples:
Big Fish Audio - retro TR series sampler
Roland MV-800 Exclusive Drum Kits and more....

****XC Subscribers enjoy eXtra Content****
"Don't just read about music production, live it in the pages of Producer's Edge Magazine."

Read The Issue Here...

and more here..

Monday, 13 October 2008

Jake One - A Great Beat Writer (OKP Interview)

Check out a new interview with Seattles finest, Jake One...where he chats a little about his new album "White Van Music" available now on Rhymesayers as well as some general production Q&A.

BONUS..FREE JAKE ONE MIXTAPE - "Great Beat Writer Mixtape"
featuring Brother Ali, Freeway, MF DOOM, Kardinal Offishall & More!!


Diamond D - The Huge Hefner Chronicles [myspace preview]

New music from DITC producer/rapper Diamond D, who Evidence has been quoted as saying is the best producer on the mic!

The Huge Hefner Chronicles (lawlz) hits the streets October 14th (thats tomorrow) and for a short time the whole thing can be previewed on Diamonds myspace, check it ooot.

Diamond D - The Huge Hefner Chronicles

01 - Intro
02 - U Can't Be Me
03 - Don't Beg
04 - Baby f Jawz of Life
05 - Good Tyme f Blake Carrington K Terror
06 - I Getz It In
07 - Get Up
09 - It'll Be Alright Feat Novel
10 - When Ur Hot Ur Hot f Sadat X Stacy Epps
11 - Bad Good


Nicolay at Red Bull Music Academy

Following on from my RBMA posts the other week; they've updated their archives to include an hour long interview with Netherlands blap master Nicolay, here he discusses his beat making process, career history and prevous / upcoming projects..definately one to geek out to and get inspired from...Peep game.

Nicolay @ Red Bull Music Academy

more hittin the blog with iddish.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

9th Wonder in the lab with Ludacris!

Check it out 9th Wonder of Little Brother fame in the lab, recording a new track "Do The Right Thing" with Ludacris for his (luda's) new album; this track also features Spike Lee & Common..big look for 9th, mucho props.

A very nice Arthur Verocai flip...Spinna had already hit the samp last year for anyone whose interested.

In other news...Louis Den Beat Cypher I hope it goes well, I gues we'll see!!; please do come out if you're able to reach it it works out I promise I'll keep these going with sick guests each time but I need the support to make it happen!.


Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Red Bull Music Academy Sessions

If you got some time to kill or just wanna watch some all round inspiring stuff then head over to the Red Bull Music Academy site and check out some of the latest lectures from the Barcelona semester; bascially music heads worldwide get selected to attend a set of seminars host by a whole load of different guests / genres and obviously they pull the stops out across the board.

Head over to the site to see videos of sessions held by DJ Premier, Black Milk, Amp Fiddler, Madlib and many more; they've been going a good few years and have built up quite an archive.

Heres two of the latest from the Barcelona sessions which are illy.

Blu & Exile Session

Kardinal Offishall Session

New ldbb episodes are uploading!!..