Category: Beats By The Ton

J Dilla Inspired Techniques 8 Video

J Dilla Inspired Techniques by VerySickBeats In this vid, we examine a one of my all time favorite beats from the legendary J Dilla where he uses a slick variation in his drum pattern. Dilla could play drums and it’s evident in his drum programming especially during the time he was mainly known as Jay Dee. The technique is demonstrated on my MPC 2000xl but the concept can be transferred to any hardware or software. This is only one of many J Dilla techniques, but if you listen to his production on Busta Rhymes song called “The Shining” from...

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Q&A with DJ Lord Ron

You may know of him from his production with the iconic Guru of Gangstarr, Group Home or Big Shug, other famous emcees he’s blessed with tracks are Krumsnatcha, Wildelux, C-Rayz Walz and more.. You might have seen him out spinning wax in the L.A. club scene, or at a park event or on urban radio ect. ect.. here’s the update on what the homie’s been up too lately. Check it out yall.. team MRC chops it up with the legendary dj/producer Lord Ron.. Q. MRCPROMO: Peace Lord Ron thanks for taking time out for our readers, how are you...

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Baker’s Dozen: by Marco Polo Vinyl LP – 2017

Baker’s Dozen heads back to the East Coast where veteran producer Marco Polo brings a welcomed boom bap flavor to the series. New York City is the birthplace of Fat Beats (and as many would say, Hip-Hop in general) and current NYC resident Marco Polo is true to form in representing our roots. As always, every volume of BDZ features one artist and twelve tracks (with limited random copies including the Baker’s Dozen bonus track on a flexidisc) and comes equipped with a 5×7” postcard insert that features a photo of the artist’s workspace along with the equipment used...

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MRC Interviews Polish Beat-Maker Emapea

Hip Hop don’t stop the tide won’t subside, Infectious thus all of us taking the ride.. See it’s hot like Curry It’ll glide like Clyde Here there everywhere round the globe world wide.. Its the power… You cant sleep on this force…the international liaison to the youth and people all over the planet from NYC to Asia…to EU…and beyond.. Maybe even the galaxy for all we know. Like basketball it’s appeal has qualities that cant be denied. We caught up with Emapea from Poland who caught the bug in the nineties…and has never turned back..microphone check one two one...

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Samiyam “Dart Gun” Instrumental StonesThrow Records

Samiyam returns with a new album, Animals Have Feelings. Fans of his unorthodox swing and animal rights advocates alike will surely rejoice. After releasing his first album with Brainfeeder, a follow-up tape with Leaving Records, it seems Sam has found a more sensible placement with Stones Throw Records. Not entirely instrumental, the album features Earl Sweatshirt, Jeremiah Jae, Oliver The 2nd and Action Bronson on select tracks. Sweeny Kovar ARTIST/LABEL CONTACT INFORMATION: Samiyam – Twitter Stones Throw Records – Website Stay connected to MRC Promotions for the latest information / news on urban music and track production. ARTICLE: IndieShuffle...

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Producer Confidence Opens The “School Of Confidence” Online Beat Training

  Since man first cracked two sticks together, then tightened an animal skin over a log, rhythm and music have been the universal language for mankind. From aristocrats to commoners music soothes the soul and sparks our emotional imagination. Today hip-hop music is one of the most influential forms of music on the planet. Globally defining how we think, shop, dress and live! Today’s music producer embodies a combination of resources to create music; including deejay / selector, drummer and orchestral skills. Holding his new 250MB SCSI Zip Drive from Big Noise MPC in the picture above, Confidence can...

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Spur Momento Trailer by Damu The Fudgemunk

Damu The Fudgemunk returns with a new instrumental concept, Spur Momento Trailer, which fuses traditional organic with electronic and synthesized sounds. After a brief hiatus, Redefinition Records’ Prez/Co-Owner, Damu The Fudgemunk returns with a new instrumental concept album, Spur Momento Trailer. If you’re expecting to hear “How It Should Sound Volume 3,” you’ll be in for quite a surprise as this project is sonically very different than the sound that Damu is known for, yet nonetheless dope. Throughout Spur Momento, Damu fuses traditional organic elements with electronic and synthesized sounds, while mixing in bits & pieces from hundreds of...

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Rashad & Confidence “The Element of Surprise” (Instrumentals)

  Ill Adrenaline Records is proud to announce the long awaited instrumental version of “The Element of Surprise” by Rashad & Confidence! The debut album by the back then totally unknown MC/producer duo was already released in November 2011… In the meantime Ill Adrenaline Records dropped underground smash albums and singles by Beneficence, Purpose & Confidence, Tragic Allies & Tragedy Khadafi, Da Beatminerz, Neek The Exotic, The Legion and The Purist & Roc Marciano. And in the meantime “The Element of Surprise” by Rashad & Confidence became an internationally critically acclaimed album, considered as an instant classic by hip-hop...

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Street Corner Music Label Announcement/ House Shoes Presents Nameless LP Preorder

  So It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce that I am finally back in the label game. Street Corner Music, my new venture with Fat Beats, would like to announce our first release, House Shoes Presents- The Gift: Volume One- Nameless, to be released in October. Limited to 300 lps with no second pressing, you had best pre-order this shit right here. Liner notes from the back cover: 19 years ago, I walked into Street Corner Music for the first time. Hard 2 Earn had come out that day, and I figured I would...

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