Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Homework 85 - Birthday Beats

Okay we're back with a challenge! its been a month or so out the game (lots going on! including a trip to the US for bcd #3...theres a blogpost coming soon on that), the league is still happening for all those wondering just be patient.

Right now for this weeks task!

Homework 85 - Birthday Beats

The goal of the challenge this week is to make a track built from a sample of whichever song was the top charting single from the week and year of your birthdate! maybe you now know about the group or song in question...but at the time you wouldn't have had a clue being fresh on this earth!!

You have a choice of either the UK or US top single and theres links to the wiki pages of the top selling singles so you can figure out what your choices are.

This week the goal is to make a beat using the #1 charting single of the same week of your birth date, you can go by either the UK top 40 singles or the US billboard charts (links below). VST's and your own built up elements are cool but make sure the sample forms the body of your track.

Get the joints to us by Sunday 27th March, email entries to homework@louisden.com ,as usual we'll be streaming from http://louisden.com/live between 18:00 and 18:30 GMT so get your beats in! do your bit to ensure a healthy turn out so we can get the challeneges crackin full steam!!


top 40 uk singles
1970s Top Singles
1980's Top Singles
1990's Top Singles

billboard top US singles
US Top Singles

New Pete Cannon & Nutso Joints +cosign from Primo!

Life of the party Pete Cannon has been busy cooking up treats in the lab some of which have been beginning to leak out, take a look and listen to the new material below.

Nutso ft Panchi, Torae & Punchline - Street Corner (Official Vid)

Heres the official video the cut "Street Corner" a well put together boombap number from Mr Cannon!!, snag the MP3 of the track here.

Bonus *Street Corner as debuted by the legendary DJ Premier on the Live From Headquorterz Show, Primo doubling up your rekkid!!! doesn't get more hiphop then that right?

Nusto ft L.I.F.E Long - Broke

Double video for another Nutso joint, the full version of the FT single is also below.

Nutso ft F.T - Rock Out

Keep cookin up those heaters Pete!! be sure to follow @PeteCannonMusic on Twitter for all the latest news and music!

Wizard - That Work (New LP)

One of the Den's hardest working Wizard has recently dropped his latest LP entitled "That Work", his second full length production album see's Wiz linking up with heads from either side of the atlantic, you've got the likes of Ill Bill, Wordsworth, Verbal Kent, Joe Scudda, Sonnyjim, Thesuarus Rex, umm ME! and plenty others).

If you're familiar with Wizards Beat's and releases you'll know he brings a variety of styles from head nod spaced out beats down to dirty bangers!! be sure to check it out and support or at least give it a full listen!

Wizard - That Work

02.WWF (Featuring Thesaurus Rex & DJ Nick Nack)
03.99% (Featuring Sonnyjim)
04.Remove The Gag (Official Remix) (Featuring Ill Bill, Wordsworth & Verbal Kent)
05.No Strings Attached (Featuring Jack Flash & Thabo)
06.Now You Know (Featuring Amass Hegemony & Pace Won)
07.Lay You Down (Featuring Carlos Montana & Joey G-Zus)
08.Can't Stop Me (Featuring Kal Sereousz)
09.Something To Say (Featuring Spon & Don Mack)
10.So Stupid (Featuring Scizzahz)
11.GM Music (Featuring Kosyne)
12.The Return (Featuring Unfriendly Neighbours)
13.Whole (Featuring Joker Starr)
14.Playing With Me (Featuring Joe Scudda)
15.These Times (Featuring Truth & Carnell Cook)
16.Big Step (Featuring Ramson Badbonez)
17.Cold City (Featuring The IRS)

Check the LP: bandcamp | cop CD @Suspect Packages

Jeeks - Arcade EP

Louis Den producer (League/Beat Cypher) fam Jeeks (formerly Jeekay) (Illrythmikz) recently dropped his "Arcade EP", a free release this joint is fusion of R&B/Soul and Disco influences lumped together to form a dance centric release that manages not to stray too far away from his hiphop roots.

In his own words his material started to take at turn for the 80's last summer and he's been working away since; this is the end result.

Jeeks - Arcade EP

01. Wonderfunk
02. Nightcap
03. Velvet
04. Benedict
05. Shalamarian


Check it out, its both bangin and free and I hear even more music is on the horizon! Oh and dude finally got on Twitter, so be sure to hit him up!!

  • Follow @JeeksMusic on Twitter
  • Jeekay On Myspace
  • Holla Jeeks on SoundCloud
  • Bonus Beat!! (new joint from Jeeks posted on the ldbb forum over the weekend)
  • Dockmini Batch [beats for sale]

    School of Louis Den student Dockmini has recently unleashed a new batch of beats for sale, thats beats for sale people not free joint for you to loop up and put out on your bandcamp!!

    Dock's currently holding things down in Cardiff with his studies but as you can see the lab is still very much up and running.

    Downlaod / Digest and rappidy rap dudes holler at him for prices/availability