Posts Tagged ‘ Beat ’

‘Looking For The Perfect Beat’.


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‘Looking for the Perfect Beat’ is a cinéma vérité immersion inside the unique Los Angeles “beat scene” music community, centered around the world famous Low End Theory club night. Filmed over the Summer of 2013, we are given the opportunity to elegantly lift the veil on the personal creative processes of the internationally-acclaimed pillars of the scene. Indie music luminaries such as Thundercat, the Gaslamp Killer, TOKiMONSTA, Jonwayne, Baths, Daedelus, Ras G, Teebs, D-Styles, edIT of the Glitch Mob, Astronautica, Free the Robots, and Matthewdavid are all featured in vivid detail. The soundtrack for the film creates itself live on camera as the film elapses. This avant-garde visual angle on each subject in their respective creative spaces provides for an introspective glimpse into what would otherwise be unseen.

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Told as a 24-hour tour throughout the city, the fly-on-the-wall perspective of ‘Looking for the Perfect Beat’ archives each artist’s studio at this moment in history, revealing something not only universally humanizing about the scene’s stars, but also telling of the diverse community in which this group of inter-related artists interact. Directed by seasoned music documentarian Matthew F. Smith, and produced by Low End Theory club founder Daddy Kev, ‘Looking for the Perfect Beat’ provides a holistic view of L.A.’s key players in this generation’s electronic music landscape while instilling hope for the future of cross-cultural creative unions.

Jason Derulo ft. Snoop Dogg – Wiggle (Official Video).


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Jason Derulo has been along waves in music much longer than people give him credit for. It’s only with the undoubtable success of his last 3 singles that he’s started to become a household name. Check out the official video for his next chart topper “Wiggle” featuring Snoop Dogg.

Audio Push – Shine


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Audio Push has a forthcoming project on the way, which is entitled ‘Come as You Are’. If all of its tracks come as correct as Shine, then listeners are in for a treat. The HS87 duo, made up of Pricetag and Oktane, displays a style that is more fluid than shiny, but works all the same. Hazebanga and Eric Choicehandle production duties, accenting their glossy, melodic arrangement with a few stretched Janet Jackson vocal samples. Atop the beat, Audio Push showcase laid-back, yet quirky flows with just a touch of twang. Be sure to keep Shine on your playlist as a reminder that ‘Come As You Are’ is due out this fall.

 

Coca-Cola Beatbox.


The Coca-Cola Beatbox, a multi-sensory, interactive pavilion was recently completed in London for the Olympics. Designed by architects Pernilla & Asif, the structure is comprised of two hundred red and white rectangular air cushions that provide the shell for a space intended to combine elements of music, technology, and sports.

Araab Muzik Doing Work With Bizzy Crook.


Take a little behind the scenes peek at the track titled ‘Monster’ by Bizzy Crook, being produced by Araab Muzik.

Wale – Oliver Twist (Freestyle).


Check out the new freestyle by Wale titled ‘Oliver Twist’.

The Araab Muzik Show.


Weather it’s live, on video, or in any other medium, someone playing the MPC live is always amazing to me, the same way it is for anyone to watch any artist produce live music.  The M.V.P. of the MPC, Mr. Araab Muzik, is a world class musician that has transcended the label of a simple “beat maker”.  Luckily for his fans, he’s on tour, all over the U.S. and has recently put out a docu-video proving his dopeness to those who remain unfamiliar.  But if you’re already up on your Araab music, keep looking at the top of the screen for the tour dates streaming by.

Game Talks About His Lupe Collab.


The Game’s new R.E.D. album may not be as highly anticipated as Dr. Dre’s Detox, but it’s still got the streets looking out for it.  Among one of the least expected collaborations to appear on the album is Game’s track with Lupe Fiasco entitled ‘Skate On’.  Game took some time to talk about the collab, how it came about, and also touched on Lupe’s comment about Barack Obama.

For those of you who didn’t know what all the hoopla was about, concerning Lupe and President Obama, you can read all about it below.

“To me,” Lupe began, “the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America. I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s causing the other forms of terrorism. You know the root cause of terrorists is the stuff the U.S. government allows to happen. The foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists.”

When asked if who he’ll vote for come 2012, he echoed the sentiments of “Words I Never Said,” saying he doesn’t plan on participating in the voting process because he doesn’t believe he can fully support any candidate.

“No, I don’t vote,” he said. “I don’t get involved in politics. It’s meaningless. If I’m going to say I stand behind this person and write on a piece of paper that says, ‘Yeah, I stand for this person,’ then I have to take responsibility for everything he does cause that’s just who I am as a human being. So politicians aren’t going to do that because I don’t want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere.”

Fiasco‘s anti-establishment stance is well documented. For those just now being introduced to him, look no further than his latest single, “Words I Never Said,” for his views on politics.

The Strongest Kick Bruce Lee Ever Delivered.


I’m an avid Bruce Lee fan, and one night long ago, my best friend and I were watching ‘Enter The Dragon’, and a scene came about towards the end when Lee kicks the dog-s*ht out of his final opponent.  (My apologies for using that terminology, but there’s really no other way to describe it.)  Fast forward to tonight, while my buddies and I were working, a conversation spawned about brutality in movies, and while attempting to bring up the original ‘Enter The Dragon’ scene containing Bruce’s fatal kick, we stumbled upon this, and haven’t stopped laughing since.

Paperface – “Wishery”


From the “Get Off My Crumb” mixtape to the new “Planet of the Papes”, lyrical dynamo Paperface never ceases to amaze with his diverse and inventive style, and unique content. But when he showed me the beat “Wishery” he stumbled upon, I knew I had to put it up, its a whole new beast. The beat was compiled entirely from samples of the 1937 Disney classic “Snow White”. Producers and DJ’s alike should take note of the creativeness and skill leaking from every aspect of the track. Although the original source is anything but “gangsta”, the finished product is a ridiculously dope beat that has a classic vibe to it. Check the method below.

J Cole Live On Stage At Rutgers.


I got a hold of some footage of a recent J Cole performance in my home state of New Jersey.  He tore down the stage at Rutgers, and in the process even did some production on stage.  Check the footage below from via Hot Mop.

Got Them QWERTY Beats.


A while back, I posted up the “Incredibox“, an interactive website that allowed you to create some pretty impressive melodies using beatbox samples from a French artist.  When my assistant came across “Qwerty Beats” however, I realized that although these two sites are based on the same concept, “Qwerty” allows for a much larger range of complexity, and holds the potential to actually be a nice compact beat making tool. (Or a massive distraction during office hours.)

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