DJ Premier explains how Guru and Big Shug designed the Gangstarr logo and how it’s been used throughout all of their albums.  Primo also talks about how Mass Appeal was created with the intention of being a radio hit.

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The undisputed king of finger drumming returns. This time David “Fingers” Haynes shows his skill on the Akai MPC Studio while playing live alongside a recording.

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Bryan Michael Cox drops a teaser as he breaks down the process of creating a sample based track. Somehow he manages to field a call from his 3 year old son in the process.

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fl studio mac

All you Mac nerds that though you may have been missing out on the FL Studio fun can now rejoice. Today Imageline announced that FL Studio Mac OS X would be open for public beta. Previously, this had been a private invite only.  This is an experimental version running in a custom crossover wrapper, so don’t expect any official support.

Find out the complete info at Imageline.

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Christian Rich explains the making of Chum by Earl Sweatshirt and working with Chad Hugo.

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Rhythm Roulette w/ El-P

August 30, 2013


Producer El-P plays a quick round of Rhythm Roulette with warped records and a broken turntable needle.

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J-Zone takes viewers into his studio to show off his stripped down setup and discuss his views on music technology and production equipment.

I always kinda of felt that too much technology was a bad thing when it came to making music.

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Producers Just Blaze and Baauer give a little background on the making of “Higher” and an impromptu studio session with Jay Z and Beyonce.

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Sunday afternoon, September 15th 2013

Entrance is Free w/ a Canned Good. Lets do what we can as a music community to let our vibrations be heard and help out those less fortunate. Please bring a canned good to donate to the cause.

B E A T – S W A P – M E E T
L O S – A N G E L E S (#22)

Beat Swap Meet is a celebration of vinyl culture. Over 50 Invited Record Collectors & Dealers from all over the West Coast and beyond, Buy Sell & Trade: Blues, Boogie, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, New Wave, Psych, Punk, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Ska, Soul, and World 12′s LP’s & 45′s on VINYL.

Get ALL the info

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Officially filed under recording studios to drool over. Marvin’s Room, formerly known as Marvin Gaye Studios, is where many of the artist’s greatest hits were recorded. The restored studio includes recording facilities, living quarters, and even a basketball court.

Check out the equipment list and photo gallery, then go get motivated!

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