Posts Tagged ‘ Producer ’

Want To Create The Perfect Beat?


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DJ Mustard has provided the soundtrack for everything over the past year. Like, all of the things. Dude has had double digit radio hits since 2013, and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Watch his Rap PSA above on how to make the perfect beat.

Porter Robinson Speaks On His New Album.


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Watch the 22 year old wunderkind Porter Robinson talk about his new album, play some Dance Dance Revolution, and discuss the game’s influence on his musical style.

The Smirnoff Mindtunes Project – Making Music Through Brainwave Technology


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Smirnoff has joined forces with British electronic music producer DJ Fresh and PhD Julien Castet, a leading brainwave technology expert, to enable a group of physically disabled music fans – Andy, Mark and Jo – to create a music track controlling musical software with nothing but their mind. The project, named Smirnoff Mindtunes, is the first of its kind and focusses on how technology can be used to transform brain activity and emotions into music, “enabling physical barriers to musical creativity to be broken down.” Supported by Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF), The Smirnoff Mindtunes project aims to raise money for the charity through proceeds of the sale of the track.

Meet A Man Follows Girlfriend All Around The World


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What started as a photographer trying to capture as much as he could while traveling while his girlfriend pulled him along has now become an internet sensation. Russian producer Murad Osmann and his gorgeous girlfriend, Natalia Zakharova, have been traveling the world together for quite some time. Beginning in Barcelona in September of 2011, Osmann started labeling his Instagram photospictures “Follow me” where he takes beautiful pictures of his girlfriend pulling his arm through exotic and familiar locations around the world. In the small breaks between his busy work schedule, the jet-setting lovebirds have travelled to Singapore, Bali, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, England, and China and continue to document their journeys.

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The Cataracs – Alcohol (Remix) ft. Sky Blu


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Alcohol (Remix) is the first single by The Cataracs, Niles “Cyrano” Hollowell-Dhar and David “Campa” Benjamin, from their upcoming album. This track is the first of five that’ll be released on a weekly basis from Berkeley hip-hop indie outfit.
The song features American singer, rapper, producer and DJ Sky Blu of LMFAO.

Serato Icon Artist Series – Joachim Garraud


Joachim Garraud is a Frenchman, alien enthusiast, computer nerd, DJ and producer extraordinaire. Known for his impressive audiovisual shows and high-end production, Joachim has always been drawn to two things in his life: music and technology. Read the interview after the jump.

“When I was young, I learned to play piano and drums. In ’84 there was the first software on the computer, that was a fusion between my two loves, music and technology. Making the fusion with these two things was like, wow… This is exactly what I want to do! I want to make music with my computer.

“The first track I made, was a real techno track because there was only cheap sounds. Short, because there was no memory. In mono, because there was no stereo, and using only 8-bits, so the sound was like ‘qsh qsh qsh qsh’.

“Even if the quality was bad, I was so excited to use this kind of tool to make music.”

As with many, DJing for Joachim was about being able to share his passion for music. It may not have been in the spotlight or on the festival stage yet, but it was just where he wanted to be.

“At the beginning, being a DJ was not very sexy. The DJ was in the basement and nobody could see him playing, but I was very excited to be a DJ in the dark, I was excited to share my love and my passion of the music.

“Before being able to play my own tracks as a DJ, there were two different jobs. There was the producer and the DJ. Today, these are completely linked. If you want to be famous as a DJ you have to be a producer, and you have to play your own tracks.”

Serato Video is now one of the pillars of Joachim’s performance. It’s another way of making the show bigger, the fans more excited and the experience special.

“There is a very strong link between video and audio, you need to be synchronized, but keep the DJ spirit and control everything by yourself. With this kind of technology, you can be flexible as a DJ but as massive as YouTube. When you see a huge crowd, dancing, hands in the air on your own track, you have so many good vibes, after that you cant sleep.”

INOX Park Festival in Paris, is Joachim’s pride and joy. It’s a place where he gives back to his fans, tests out new show ideas and experiments.

“Every year I produce an outdoor event in Paris. This is the third edition of INOX park. It’s my baby, it’s my own festival. Producing my own festival is very important for me, for many reasons. It is a way for me to transmit my passion to the new generation. INOX park is the best place for me to do an experimental show.

“This is the first time I am doing a 3D show, with mask.”

With so much going on – Video, Audio, Lighting – it’s important that he gets out in front and makes a connection with the crowd. Whether it’s shooting a smoke cannon into the front row, playing his keytar or dancing, Joachim loves to perform.

“I am very proud to say that I’m a showman. That’s why I started playing keyboard. You make a direct link, unique with people, and they freak out. On top of that, you are going to be able to play audio and video synchronized, it makes people hypnotized by the show. To deliver more than the classical DJ, I’m very excited and very proud of that.”

The Space Invader, now an iconic feature of Joachim’s brand, is an important part of his identity as a performer and something he personally connects with.

“This icon is very close to my music, there is no question of religion, racism, it’s like universal, it’s for everyone. On top of that, I like all the stories about alien space invaders, it’s linked to my passion of the machine.”

Joachim’s other passion in life is his family. DJing hours aren’t always suited to family life but it’s important he tries to find balance. Now, Joachim lives in Los Angeles, where he is still hard at work producing and planning his shows.

There’s still so much to learn and so much new technology to take advantage of. It’s what drives Joachim, and what excites him about the future.

“I try to keep the balance right, between family and business, but this is very hard. One month ago I moved to L.A. with my family, because I’m going to produce much more music with American people.

“I’m very excited by the future, thats why I love technology, there is something more to learn everyday, it’s very, very exciting.”

Loop Lab – The Online Music Producers Tool.


Looplabs is the web’s premiere online music mixing application and platform. Since 2000 they have connected millions of web users from around the world to the art of music mixing through our extremely intuitive and easy-to use software interfaces. Loop Lab developed successful online music campaigns for Bacardi DJ, Lebron James/Sprite, ESPN, Microsoft, Sony/PSP, Calvin Klein, Miller Brewing, Coca-Cola, Heineken, Dodge, Toyota, Maverick Records and many more. They’re technology has been used to help launch the BacardiDJ program, empowered Sony PSP users to customize and remix in-game soundtracks, enabled fans to create the soundtrack to the Lebron James Sublymonal Sprite TV spot, created music from sounds from a MINI, recut ESPN highlight reels and learn about IPR by creating ringtones with Microsoft. The site has received top Interactive awards and been featured on TechTV, Cre@te Online and live at MacWorld where Steve Jobs used it during the launch of Safari to illustrate the robust power of the new Browser for Mac OSX.

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All Access Music Conference.


Becoming a growing force in the music industry is something that’s extremely difficult, and something that every new artist struggles with.  People need every tool they can get their hands on to get a grip on their dreams, and as a talent manager, I’m always trying to help my clients get ahead.  My boy Mike G. put me onto The All Access Music Conference (AAMC), and I was wowed.  The conference brings together many of today’s most prominent and influential music industry executives to not only discover new talent, but to also help educate Up-and-Coming Artists, Producers & Songwriters.  The AAMC is currently the only music conference created by actual INDUSTRY VETERANS with Major Label A&R experience. Conference participants include Unsigned Recording Artists, Record Producers, Songwriters, Independent Record Labels, Talent Managers and Entertainment Lawyers.

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If you would like submit a track please use their Soundcloud page to do it.  Click the pic above to learn more.

Pusha T and Bangladesh Studio Session.


Producer Bangladesh may be most noted for his work with Lil Wayne, but this self proclaimed “super producer” has moved past his work on ‘A Millie” and “6 Foot 7” to work with Pusha T.  The untitled project still seems to be in its vaguest stages, but take a look at the short docu-video to get some hints on Pusha T’s next project produced by Bangladesh himself.