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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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Apr 5, 2017

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.

Mar 29, 2017

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. 

Mar 22, 2017

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.

Mar 8, 2017

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.

Mar 1, 2017

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.

Feb 22, 2017

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.

Feb 8, 2017

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."

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. 

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