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Beats Grind & Life Podcast with Syren

Beats Grind and Life is an interview based podcast for urban music producers like yourself. Each week a different inspirational producer comes on to chat with Syren, to provide valuable lessons, tips and advise so that you can take your music career to the next level.
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May 22, 2019

Widowmaker is a production duo from Gresham, OR.  Right outside of Portland. They consist of Guttah and Grant Burgess.  The sample based producers are making waves not only locally, but worldwide.  Here in Oregon they are set to open a music production school and recording studio in downtown Gresham called Midschool.  They are credited with working with artists like Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, Hell Razah of Sunz of Man, Sage Francis, Slug of Atmosphere and more.  They also collaborated on a beat album with the legendary Ayatollah.

May 15, 2019

Double AA is an up and coming producer that is native to Clayton, NJ.  The Bounce Gvng affiliate has caught the attention of many influential people within the industry.  He recently was awarded by iStandard Producers as having the best beat of 2018. He is a 6 time iStandard Producer Showcase Winner (NYC/Phila/DC/ATL).  His credits include XXL, DS Quattro, Charles Roman and many more. He has an instrumental album available now on all streaming platforms entitled “Legendary Defenders”.  He is also set to drop another instrumental album on May 17th called “Watch The Stones”.

May 1, 2019

Nikkel Plate is Music Producer, Composer and Engineer based out of Bakersfield, California.  In the studio he has shown to be multi-facet, by doing a little of everything. Nikkel Plate’s versatility extends outside of the studio as well.  He is a body builder, physical trainer and an enthusiast of BBQ meats. You may have seen him on the show Big Bad BBQ on the Cooking Channel. The California producer has credits with Lloyd Banks, The 4 Horsemen (which is comprised of Ras Kass, Kurupt, Killah Priest and Canibus) and more.  

Apr 24, 2019

Trap Jesus is a Music Artist, Songwriter, DJ, Producer and Educator based out of Seattle, Washington.  You may also know him as Luke "Motherf*cking" Rain. He is one part of the up and coming production group Bounce Gvng.  The Pacific NorthWest music guru is currently an instructor at Producer Dojo. Trap Jesus has placements with Luck One, Sam Shoemaker, Bingx and more.  He currently just released an EP entitled “The Grimy Gospel” with Sam Shoemaker, which is available on all streaming platforms.

Mar 27, 2019

The Genius is a Music Producer and Composer from Pontiac, MI.  The Street Gang Productions member and founder is a proven fighter and is living life to his fullest.  He has defied the odds by overcoming a near fatal motorcycle accident in 2008 to becoming one of the dopest new producers.  His credits include Method Man, Dave East, Yo Gotti, Gunn Play, Bleu DaVinci, World Star, Shade 45, XXL and many others.

Mar 20, 2019

Deesharp is one half of the production duo Loose Connxshun.  He is representing North Hampton, Mass. which is right outside of Boston.  Deesharp is known for competing in more iStandard Beat Showcases than anyone else and is also undefeated in Beat Battles in the Boston area.  His credits include XXL 20th Anniversary, Nico The Beast and many more. Also, be on the lookout for his new sample pack called Grumpy Old Headz to be released in the summer of 2019.

Mar 13, 2019

E R Beatz is an up and coming Music Producer and Audio Engineer established in the Bronx, New York.  He has earned the respect of his peers by making beats hard enough to “send em to the E R” like his signature drop suggests.  E R is one part of the production group Street Gang Productions which has created music for Method Man, XXL, Dave East, Ill Will, Shade 45, Gun Play and many more.

Mar 6, 2019

Marcus Banks is a Music Producer, Composer and Artist from Miami, Florida.  Marcus is a well accomplished musician with a bright future. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University, where he holds a bachelors degree in Commercial Music.  He is also the winner of the 2014 A3C iStandard Beat Showcase in Atlanta. His credits include Add-2, Megaran, Chill Moody, XXL, Playboi Cardi, Nicki Minaj, Fabolous, The Lox and many more.

Feb 20, 2019

Kyle Devine is a multi-genre based Music Producer, Audio Engineer and DJ hailing from Portland, Oregon.  Kyle is what we consider a Swiss Army knife of music. Whatever you need, he can definitely deliver, and deliver with extraordinary results.  His resume proves it. His credits include Talib Kweli, Rapper Big Pooh, Joey Bada$$, Big Krit, Mistah Fab.  His has also licensed song with McDonalds, Google, Nissan, ESPN, MTV and many more.

Feb 13, 2019

Vinyl Villain aka the Marty Scorcese of Hip Hop is a Hip Hop Music Producer from the Boston, Mass area.  He was given the name Marty Scorcese because of his ability to paint boom bap beats woven with a criminal element.  He has built his brand from the ground up with nothing but the sky as his limit. He has produced for artists like Token, CRIMEAPPLE, Reks, Fast Life, Relentless, Eto, K. Burns and many more.

Feb 6, 2019

Dr. Evo is a Music Producer, Sound Designer and Multi-Instrumentalist based out of Phoenix and Los Angeles.  He has collaborated with many producers like past Beats Grind and Life guests Nabeyin, Oh Gosh Leotus and Trox. His credits include Snoop Dogg, Redman, Method Man, B. Real, Kokane, WC, RBX, Maylay, The San Antonio Spurs and many more.  He just released an instrumental album entitled “Funk With Me”, which can be found on almost all streaming platforms.

Jan 30, 2019

TheLetterLBeats is a Music Producer, DJ, Sound Designer, Educator and one of the hosts of 'The DAWLife', a platform for educating music producers.  He is originally from Columbus, Ohio and now resides in the Atlanta area. Not only is he an alum of the University of Illinois, but he will be teaching a class there on music production.  You can check out many of his sound packs he has available now on his website, theletterlbeats.com.

Jan 23, 2019

THX is a Multi-Platinum and Grammy-nominated Music Producer and Audio Engineer from Los Angeles, California.  He has been featured on the soundtracks of some of our favorite movies and television shows. He has also worked with some of our favorite artists like Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Anderson .Paak, T.I., Jill Scott, BJ The Chicago Kid, David Banner and many more.

Jan 20, 2019

750 is a Music Producer, Engineer and Multi-Instrumentalist that is a skilled piano and violin player.  The Philadelphia native is of Indian descent and draws inspiration from a wide range of musicians, which makes his music unmatched.  The Business As Usual in-house producer has production credits with PT Starks, DS Quattro, D.O.E. Boy Philly and more to come.

Jan 16, 2019

Sebb Bash is a sample based Music Producer and DJ From Switzerland.  Sebb has a grimy soulful sound that is extremely pleasing to the ears.  Sebb is known as one of the producers that inspires producing legend The Alchemist.  As a matter of fact, The Alchemist asked him to release an LP on his label. The album is entitled "Imports", which is now available almost everywhere.  His credits include Curren$y, Jadakiss, Tony Yayo, Prodigy, Infamous Mobb, Styles P, Maffew Ragazino, Children of Zeus, Awar and many more.

Jan 3, 2019

In this episode of Beats Grind & Life we revisit episodes 81-100.  We selected the best clips from producers Ski Beatz, Motif Alumni, Beat Butcha and many more.  We collected "the best" quotes, recommendations and advise available.  This was a complicated and difficult process, but we thought it would be a great way to celebrate a milestone. These episodes are designed to be experienced as a whole, but this should be an easy and fun way to get most of the gems provided by the Beats Grind and Life guests.

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