Presenting The Producer Showcase for March 2015: Mr. Rawbeatzz producing hits live out of Alaska, Atlanta & LA. Known best for his work with Youngbloodz, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Freeway, Yo Gotti, Mac Dre, & More.
“For the aspiring DJs and living room producers, there’s now a way to craft your drum machine chops with nothing more than your favorite web browser. An HTML5-driven site lets you choose between iconic instruments like Roland’s TR-808 and TR-909, alongside Elektron’s Machinedrum, the LinnDrum and a regular ol’ acoustic kit for the luddites. In addition to turning nobs to get the perfect sound, you can save samples for use during your next studio session. What’s more, when you’re all finished, the site allows you to export loops as a WAV file that can be employed in a more robust production app. If you’ll recall, there’s also a web-based MPC that’ll let you try your hand at piecing together samples used by J Dilla and Kanye West. With these two tools in your browser, there’s really no excuse for not exploring that music habit.”
In part two and the conclusion to our Behind The Beat series with producer Frankie P, The Drum Broker shows us how the producer behind some of A$AP Ferg’s biggest hits creates his signature hypnotic sounds from scratch, before delving into a quick Q&A question.
The latter discusses Frankie’s influences, the tools he uses, his sound and more.
Keep it locked for the next series (next Wed), which shines a spotlight on Beatnick Dee.
Havoc (feat. Nutso & Sheek Louch) – “What I Rep” (Divided Souls Ent. & DJ Pain 1 Remix)
A multi-talented emcee and producer whose music has spanned decades, Havoc has proved his talents while hustling both alongside Prodigy, and Mobb Deep, as well as his own solo endeavours. While “What I Rep” is a standout from his 13 Reloaded project that dropped in 2014, its core concept is a testament to the years of abrasive, take no prisoners attitude that the Queens native maintains. The remix, supplied by Divided Souls Ent. & DJ Pain 1, turns up the crime rate a notch, with the addition of an in-your-face verse from Havoc’s borough mate, Nutso. This culminates to a sinister third verse courtesy of Sheek Louch, who educates the younger heads about how far talent can take you. Using various beat kits provided by The Drum Broker, the duo have crafted a stripped down, vintage sound that clicks with the gully flows of each artist. This take on “What I Rep” will be released as a free download, alongside the winning remix of Havoc’s “Uncut Raw” Remix Contest, courtesy of The Drum Broker and DJBooth.
Out of over 100 remixes, The Drum Broker and DJBooth.net are pleased to announce Aaron Choulai as the winner of our “Uncut Raw” Remix Contest. Despite ranking as the fifth best remix on our public voting widget which posted last Thursday, Aaron’s soulful remix was enough for him to receive the poll position for the final round of judging.
In addition to having the song premiere on AudioMack, Aaron is also set to receive a $1,000 store credit at TheDrumBroker.com, along with a 13 Reloaded T-Shirt, signed CD, and poster. As a bonus for your listening pleasure, we’re pleased to offer the Divided Souls Ent. & DJ Pain 1 Remix of “What I Rep,” which is also taken from Havoc’s 13 Reloaded LP. Along with the original guest feature from Sheek Louch, we find Hav’s boroughmate, Nutso, making a quick cameo for an in-your-face sixteen that’s placed between both veteran’s verses. Crafted using various beat kits provided by The Drum Broker, the duo have crafted a stripped down, vintage sound that clicks with the gully flows of each artist.
After receiving well over 100 hundred remixes from producers around the world, The Drum Sample Broker and yours truly have scoured through all of the submissions four our “Uncut Raw” Remix Contest. As promised, we’ve compiled our top ten picks where YOU will help us pick a winner. We’ve extended the polls to remain open until this Sunday, March 1st (through 11:59), where the top five ranked ‘public votes’ (in order) will be valued at one third of the overall votes, along with The Drum Sample Broker and DJBooth.net’s top five ranked votes, respectively. The remix with the lowest cumulative point value will be deemed the winner…good luck! *Only one vote per IP Address will be honored
In the DrumBroker’s latest Behind the Beat series, producer Frankie P takes us inside his Brown Sugar Studios as he shows us how he created a few cuts of A$AP Ferg’s latest album Trap Lord.”
Frankie – who has four production credits etched in his belt on Ferg’s critically-acclaimed LP – breaks down in-depth how the monstrous “Make A Scene” came to fruition, including using the VSTs that came included in Native Instruments Kontakt, plus a few secrets he used to give it an vintage sound.
Later, he breaks down track number 9, “Didn’t Wanna Do That.” Utilizing the sample “No Morira Jamas” (also used by Damian Marley on “It Was Written”), Frankie wanted to give it an overall New York sound with a trap type of bounce.
Watch the in-depth interview (as a fly-on-the-wall) up top and come back next Tuesday for part 2!