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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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Jan 25, 2017

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.

Jan 18, 2017

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.

Jan 4, 2017

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.  

Dec 21, 2016

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.

Dec 14, 2016

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.

Dec 7, 2016

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.

Nov 30, 2016

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.”

Nov 23, 2016

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. 

Nov 16, 2016

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…

Nov 9, 2016

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.

Nov 2, 2016

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.

Oct 26, 2016

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.

Oct 19, 2016

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…

Aug 24, 2016

Rhythm J is a music producer from Statan Island, New York. As the former president of iStandard, he is a vertern in the music business with placements on well over 300 shows. His placements range from Snoop Dogg, Bacardi, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, TNT, Showtime, CNN, UFC, BET, Telemundo and many many more…  Check out what he has to say about you getting a placement on your favorite show.

Aug 10, 2016

Kenny "Buttons" Camacho is a New York City Singer/Songwriter/Producer creating records for recording artist, video games, T.V and film. His Credits include 50 Cent, "Love and Hip Hop Hollywood", "Black Ink Crew", CBS Sports, NCCA Basketball Tournament, Big Ten Network.

Aug 3, 2016

Today Ms. Madli joins us on Beats Grind and Life. I would say that she is one of the dopest female producers out there, but that would be flat out disrespectful. She is one the dopest in the licensing game. She is originally from Estonia, but now resides in Brooklyn, New York. You may have heard some of her music on 20/20, House of Cards, Black Ink, Vibe Magazine, and other shows on ABC, Showtime and Liongate.  Check out what she is doing to capture her piece of the American dream. 

Jul 27, 2016

The Symphony is a producer, DJ, songwriter and classically trained violinist hailing from the city of brotherly Love; Philadelphia.  He is a 6 time iStandard Producer Showcase winner, including “Beast of the Beat VI”.  His credits include Cyhi The Prince, Candice Pillay, Sonny Bonoho, Kaydence and Mistah Fab.  You may have also heard his music on shows like "Keeping up with the Kardashians", "Tosh.0" and "Portlandia".

Jul 20, 2016

Cobaine Ivory is a classical composer, producer and DJ.  He has made tracks for artists such as Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Prodigy, Styles P, Meek Mill, Marsha Ambrosias and many more.  He provided sounds for Nike, ESPN, Pepsi and X Factor; Just to name a few.  Today Cobaine is the production half of the soul group Charlie Red.  Which you can find their new single Retrograde, a James Black cover available on iTunes. 

Jul 13, 2016

Digital Crates is a well established producer/engineer and session player within the music industry representing the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia.  His credits include Akon, T.I., Xzibit, UGK, Crooked-I, Diddy, Janet Jackson, Ne-Yo and many more.  You have probably also heard his music on SNL, Burn Notice, ads for Microsoft, Jose Cuervo, the MTV Movie Awards and the most recent NBA Finals.

Jul 6, 2016

Burd and Keyz was a Canadian Hip-Hop and R&B production duo out of Markham, Ontorio.  In 2010 1/2 of the group “Keyz” passed away from a bacterial infection, leaving Burd solo.  Since then Burd has decided to keep the name Burd and Keyz and hold the group down by himself.  Burd and Keyz is responsible for crafting beats for Kardinal Offishall, Meek Mill, The Game, Pusha-T, MGK, Troy Ave., Joe Buddens Kirko Bangz and many more.

Jun 29, 2016

Nobody Famous is a well rounded platinum selling producer coming from Atlanta, GA.  Nobody Famous has collaborated with artists such as Donnis, Dom Kennedy, Wax and Kyle Lucas.  His creativity doesn’t stop there though.  Not only is he a super producer, but he is also a dope photographer and great painter.

Jun 8, 2016

Axis is part of the hip hop team Real Talk Inc.  He is a hip-hop producer and artist that is a superstar in the making.  Hailing out of Kansas City, this future star has worked with artist such as 50 Cent, Young Buck, Freddie Gibbs, Tech N9ne, Game, and Brotha Lynch Hung.  To add on to his impressive resume he has done music for MTV, BET, Kia Motors and many more.  Check out this interview as he touches up on Dr. Dre's minimalist approach and why he might take 2 days to make a beat.

Jun 1, 2016

B.A.D. Remy, BAD, an acronym for Beats All Day is coming to us straight from the birthplace of Hip Hop, the South Bronx.  He has worked with tons of talented artists in the New York area such as Dice Monte, S. Crown and Big Vick. 

May 25, 2016

Dem Jointz is an R&B producer straight outta Compton, CA.  He has produced songs for some of the top R&B singers in the industry such as Brandy, Jordin Sparks, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera and Marsha Ambrosius.  And as of recently he was a major contributor to Dr. Dre’s Compton album.

May 18, 2016

Kato, who got his name from the Bruce Lee character in Brown Hornet is a hip hop producer from Fairfax, VA.  Now living in the ATL, he has scored music for some of the dopest rappers in the game such as Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, Rittz, Roscoe Dash and Little Scrappy.  Currently he is an in house producer for Hopsin’s imprint Funk Volume.

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