On Beats Grind & Life this week we got Super Producer and Sound Designer Decap. Some of his credits include Talib Kweli, Snoop Dogg, Royce Da 5’9, Smoke DZA and many more. He also has a few albums of his own like 'Excess Amount' and 'Omni Love' to name a few. He also has a collective entitled 'Future Knock', where up and coming artists can submit music to be played. In this interview we talk about his inspiring trip to Africa, making his own samples as opposed to sampling someone else and he gives detailed business advise for all music producers. This is an interview definitely worth checking out. Listen now!!!
Nate Coop is one of your favorite producers favorite producer. He is coming to us straight from Houston, TX. He is ½ of the duo Nate & Charity, that took home the top prize in the 2015 iStandard Beast of the Beats. His credits include last years’ XXL Freshman Cypher, Dave East, Starlito and Young Dolph. He is the producer ½ for the duo group 3am Ugly.
Soultronik is a hip hop producer from Hempstead, New York that is making moves very quickly in this game. Last year he became the first ever winner of the Remy Martin Producer Series and just this year he got his first major placement with the legendary DITC rapper O.C. on his highly anticipated Same Moon Same Sun LP. Soultronik is rookie in the game, but gives a lot of insight and applicable advise. Check out the interview to hear him speak on the importance of support from a significant other, the power of setting goals and how beat showcases have impacted his career. Listen now!!!
This week's episode on Beats Grind & Life we got New York producer Krucial Keys joining us. You may know the Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum producer from the work he did with Alicia Keys. He had a heavy hand in creating her first four albums. You may have also heard his music on projects with Rakim, Nas, Drake, Mario, Angie Stone, Keyshia Cole, K'naan and many more. Listen to this episode to hear what Krucial has to say about the journey of success, the power of mass distractions and what his podcast "It's So Krucial" is all about.
Charity Evaughn is a Hip Hop producer and DJ coming out of Houston, TX. She has recently been making a huge name for herself within the music industry. In 2015 Nate Coop and her won the iStandard Beast of the Beats competition in Atlanta, GA. She is also the 2015 Space City Beat Battle Champion. Not to mention, just last year she produced music for the 2016 XXL Freshman Cypher. Right now she has a project with her partner Nate Coop entitled “Colors” and her own project called “King Pin” with Dante Higgins both available now.
Sound Oracle is a multi-genre producer and sound designer originally from Virginia and now resides in Atlanta, GA. He is the guy responsible for providing sounds to well accomplished producers such as Polow Da Don and Timbaland. We have all heard his work on songs by Beyonce, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera and many more. He also manages his website soundoracle.net where he is releasing sounds that he has made available for the public.
DJ Static is a DJ/Producer from the Bronx, New York. He has produced tracks for rapper Immortal Technique, and serves as his DJ. He has also constructed dope Boom Bap beats for legendary rappers like KRS 1, Rakim, Black Moon, Busta Rhymes, Lloyd Banks, Spliff Star, and many more.
Kaydence is a singer/songwriter from Queens, NY that is no doubt on the rise. She has recently signed a deal with SevenCorners Music/BMG and has worked with some legendary influencers within the industry including DJ Mustard, Cool & Dre Hitboy, Snoop Dogg, Ariana Grande, Nelly and many more. Right now she is finishing up her highly anticipated album “Pen Piper” which is set to release April 1st.
JayTwo is an up and coming producer based out of Thomasville, North Carolina. He is the newest member of super-producer Illmind’s beat crew, The Hittaz. He has just released a beat EP entitled "Created", which you can find on SoundCloud and Noise Trade.
Abstract Minor is an up and coming multi-genre producer and artist based out Boston, Massachusetts. She has produced albums like "Dope Beats and Lyrics" with Kastilano and "Once Upon A Time" with Robyn Harriss. She is also the host of the podcast Electric Relaxation; a show about everything music.
Karel “Relavant Beats” Foy is a Hip Hop music producer based out of Brentwood, New York. He has provided beats for some of our favorite artists such as Skyzoo, Sadat X, Livin Proof, Chi-Ali, Maffew Ragazino, and many more. He has also lent his production skills to television networks like Vh1, Dish Network, Oxygen and BET. Right now he has a project with Twizzi called Fallen EP. You can check it out on YouTube, Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
14KT is a multi-talented Producer, Artist and DJ from Michigan. He got his musical roots growing up in the church and singing in the choir. Since that time he has gone on to win the Red Bull Big Tune National Championship in 2010. He is credited with producing for some of our favorite artists such as Aloe Blacc, Black Milk, Bun B, Danny Brown, Elzhi, Jay Electronica and many more. He has released ten albums including “The Big Knock" with Mayer Hawthorne and his latest project "Elevator."
Nokturn is an up and coming producer that definitely lives up to his name, the boy’s beats knock. He is straight out of the Ukraine and is currently 1/6 of super-producer Illmind’s new production collective "The Hittaz". He is also signed and is an in-house producer for Roseville Music Group. You can hear some of his work on the new Hittaz EP as well as music he has produced for R&B sensation Tangina Stone.
Chris “Black Cloud” Cargill works as Brand Representative at iStandard Producers. But first and foremost he is a producer himself, as well as vocalist and multi-instrumentalist that is talented enough to play the saxophone, drums, guitar, bass and piano. He is apart of the music label 1093 Entertainment out of Youngstown, Ohio. He has produced for artists such as Royce da 5’9, Smoke Dza, Cashis, Triple Thr3at, Ghost Wridah and many more.
Sound Junkie is a producer, sound designer and songwriter hailing from Philadelphia, PA. He is undeniably one of the new wave of producers that you must keep your eyes and ears open for. With so many artists duplicating sounds that are popular on radio, it shouldn’t be hard to spot Sound Junkie, a producer that prides himself on sounding like no one. He is 1/3 of the production crew Ratchet Gods and a member of the Business As Usual crew. He has placed first in multiple iStandard Beat Showcases in multiple cities.
Flip Jackson is a producer, artist, songwriter, and sound designer from Maynard, Massachusetts. He is most commonly known for being affiliated with the Gotham City Boys. You can hear some of his beats on songs featuring Maino, Fred The Godson, Chris Rivers, Ricky Bats, Dyce Payne, Louie Gonz, Skivi B and many more.
Bigg Kid is a 17 Year old producer/DJ born in Sweden, raised in England and now residing in Los Angeles. Even though he’s a rookie in the game, don’t underestimate what this young guy is capable of. He is 1/7 of super-producer !llmind’s new production collective The Hittaz, and is now signed to Roseville Music Group. His production credits include D-12, Scotty ATL and many more.
Tha Kracken is an extremely diverse producer with limitless abilities hailing out of Texas. His resume and list of awards are just proof of that. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards and has won one Dove Award and two Stella Awards. It doesn’t end there, Tha Kracken is a certified gold and platinum producer. He has produced for artists such as Jermaine Dupri, Bow Wow, Omarian, Lecrae, Jagged Edge, Cee Lo Green, Bun B and many more. He has lend his production to television shows such as Entourage, Super Sweet 16 and Making the Band.
Fouche is a talented producer that is no doubt on the rise. He is 1/6 of super-producer Illmind’s new production collective, The Hittaz. He is also signed to Illmind's Roseville Music imprint. You can check out some of his music on the new Hittaz EP as well as his own project entitled “Emerge.”
Musicman Ty is a writer, producer and session player hailing from the DMV area. Now residing in New York City, he is currently serving as an in-house producer for Swizz Beatz. You may have heard some of his work on the Broadway play Stick Fly. You could also check him out on songs featuring artists such as Mac Miller, Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss, Diddy Dirty Money, Ariana Grande, Vanessa Hudgens and a lot more.
Stan Da Man is a veteran producer out of Brooklyn, New York. While most of us like to dream of one day becoming the "producer of the year", Stan can actually say he has held that title. In 2015 Stan was awarded the title of Producer of the Year at IMDASOURCE.COM. He has produced records for some of our favorite artists such as Joell Ortiz, Sheek Louch, Styles P, Papoose, Nore, Trick Trick, Fred Da Godson and Innocent?, Sauce Money, Dj Kay Slay and many more…
Sikwitit is one of the top up and coming producers in the game today. He is son of the legendary singer and Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Famer June P. Garcia. Born and raised in the Dallas, Texas area he got his start through beat battles. In 2015 he reached the ultimate beat battler's goal by winning the iStandard Beast of the Beats event in New York City. Since then he is credited with making beats for the XXL 2016 Freshman cypher, Snow The Product Dave East,The Starz hit show Power, Monster Energy, Tecate and many more.
Tony Ozier is a multi-talented producer from Freeport, Texas; Now residing in Portland, Oregon. He is not only a producer, but a singer, songwriter and leader of the band Tony Ozier and the Doo Doo Funk All-Stars. He blends funk music with a bit of soul and hip-hop which gives him a unique sound. He has produced for artists such as Slim Kid Tre of The Pharcyde, Westbred Diamond, Easy McCoy, Farnell Newton, Yolonda Johnson and many more. He currently has an album available on iTunes entitled 36 Flavas.
Tecknowledgy is a Hip Hop music producer from Providence, Rhode Island. He has been making beats since 2002, when he was apart of a collective called Spiritz Records. Since that time he has made beats for some of our favorite artists like Mac Miller, Rapsody, Chevy Woods, Laws, Pill, Choo Jackson and many more. Teck is also one of few producers to say that he is a 3x times iStandard beat showcase winner.
Streetrunner is a Hip Hop producer based out of Miami, Florida. He has produced some of our favorite songs for some of our favorite artists and has the hardware to prove it. He is a two time Grammy winning and multi platinum producer. He has produced for artists like Fat Joe and the Terror Squad, Lil Wayne, Nikki Minaj, Fabolous, The Game, Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, LL Cool J, Eminem and many many more…