Video: M-Phazes "Super Good" (J-Live) Beat Making Tutorial
M-Phazes is back with another beat making tutorial, this time shifting focus to his remix of J-Live's "Super Good," as featured on Phazed Out. Take a look to see the creative process used for this remix, where M-Phazes takes you through a step by step progression of how this track came to fruition, from sample arrangement, to layering the drums, bassline and chord structures, all while providing a host of tips and tricks. Phazed Out is now available through Coalmine Records.
Last year, Kyle Rapps released his On Air mixtape, sampling from the legendary French electro duo Air. Now, following the video for "Universe Traveler" with Talib Kweli, and a recently released video for "Bully" from his previous Re-Edutainment EP, Rapps is excited to release the latest video from On Air, for the single "Streets Move On."
Details are scant right now but the news that he passed away yesterday was confirmed by his good friend Chris Hero (also known as Kassius Ohno), who he worked with in the past for an entrance song. We've included some of Viro's work below.
T.K. Other Realm, Mr. Knowitall, Monty, and Mk Smith, the collective otherwise known as The League510, are excited to release visuals for their latest single, "We Out Here." Knowitall handles the production on the synth-infused, 808-kick-and snare-heavy track, which according to the League, serves to remind fans that the Bay Area crew is staying busy as they put the finishing touches on their forthcoming LP. "The inspiration behind this song," remarks T.K., "was to give the people some heat."
Portland, OR: April 2012. Sandpeople rep The P (aka Portland, Oregon) right on their 3rd new single in recent weeks, produced by fellow P-dweller, Trox. Trox is a rising star who has already worked with such heavyweights as 50 Cent and Krizz Kaliko. The P is a perfect example of why Portland hip hop shouldn't be taken lightly and Sandpeople hope to prove this to the rest of the world on their upcoming European tour. This will be uncharted territory for the crew and to raise support they are urging fans to visit their kickstarter page where plenty of exclusive art, music, and clothing packages are available. If they meet or exceed their goal it will assist with the European and US tour efforts. Treat yourself proper - don't sleep on SP or The P!
Kwame is putting out a 10-episode video series over the next few months, including behind-the-scenes looks at his daily beat-making routine, live performances, and studio sessions with both major and upcoming artists (filmed/edited episodes include sessions with X Factor contestant/Epic recording artist Astro, Atlantic recording artist Lauriana Mae, and of, course, Beyond Belief).
Bilal, 19 year old Singer/Rapper from London, is the UK’s hottest new talent with over 1 million views and counting on his first and only video ‘Can’t Live Alone’. The Singer/Rapper is finally ready to release his debut single ‘Scream Out Loud’ featuring one of the hottest rappers at the moment Raxstar and produced by newly formed production group Quantize. The single can be described as upbeat, pumping and guaranteed to get you into the summer vibe.
Woodbridge, VA-based emcee/producers Tehron Porter and Peter Maher are True Prospeks, presenting their James Bostick-directed clip for their new single "Tell Everyone Ya Know". The video was shot in a secluded area of northern Virginia. "Tell Everyone" was produced by Tehron and mixed by engineer Eric Graham, who together go by the production handle SuprDopeBeats. The song samples Swedish band Mike Snow's 2010 track "Song For No One". "We were just kicking it at Eric's apartment and his roommate kept bumping that song," says Tehron. "Ten minutes later I had the beat looped up and already had my verse written. Peter was down in Norfolk visiting so he just came through and dropped a verse." True Prospeks also represents a roster of several other artists/musicians currently working on new material. "Tell Everyone" is from True Prospeks' new full-length Trapper's Delight, which can be downloaded free on Bandcamp.
Beat Tape: John Robinson - "Brilliant Soundscapes Vol. 2"
Courtesy John Robinson.
In the spirit of John Robinson's Born Day he drops to us the second installment of his Brilliant Soundscape series. J.R. explains "These Beats are truly my therapy! I mostly make beats in the wee hours when I am not writing and would hear a Drum pattern in my head and get on the Drum machine and bang it out and then build around the Drums."
Although J.R. started to make beats in the Early Scienz of Life days he never truly put it in the forefront of his music Rep. "I am an Emcee/Writer first but I can honestly say I am falling back in love with the Beats again and it feels GREAT." This Vol. 2 is heavily inspired by the Drum Breaks, I am a BIG FAN of Heavy Drums so I chopped a lot of Drum Breaks on this one... When I make these Beats it is like Freely painting on a blank canvas until I feel the picture is done and then I move on... Thanks for Listening! It's Brilliant!
Video: MC Khingz - "For Colored Boys Who Consider Suicide"
Courtesy Wandering Worx.
Seattle MC Khingz explores his dark side in this short film about a man haunted by a malevolent demon. Directed by Jus Depommes. Starring Khingz. The single "For Colored Boys Who Consider Suicide" off Khingz album "Liberation of the Monster" is available for download on Bandcamp.