Thursday, January 21, 2010

!! PDP !!!

PDP = Principal Dean Productions

Principal Dean Productions is a local production company owned by Lab Instructor Miles Dean Ewell. PDP composes and produces music for artists as well as businesses. We thought we should finally unveil what PDP has to offer. PDP has landed many placements, but we will show you one. The following is an Amplid Ski and Snowboard Video called "Threesome" It coincidentally features THREE PDP tracks! Check It.

Threesome from Amplid Research Cartel on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

So I haven't found anything really worth checking out as of late. However, I did rediscover this article by ?uestlove giving insight into how the late great J Dilla went about creating his beats. Anyone who is a fan of hip hop culture or beat production needs to read this. Mind blowing talent.


Serato x Ableton Bridge

I've been waiting to post this for so long, and I'm so pumped on this innovation. Serato and Ableton announced their creative partnership in October 2008, and this January they finally announced the Ableton and Serato Bridge. It allows Serato DJs to get into production more comfortably, and it allows Ableton users to get into DJing easier. You can integrate an Ableton live project set into the Serato window, in addition to recording your Serato mix into an .als file (the file extension for Ableton Live projects) that you can open in Live and manipulate what you recorded from Serato.

The best news about this whole thing is that if you already have the newest versions of Ableton and Serato Scratch Live, the bridge is completely free. I'm so pumped on this because using Ableton Live and Serato has been a key part of my DJ sets, and it allows for a ton of creative exploration in your DJing. It has only just been announced, and it's not out yet, but it's coming soon. Expect future blog posts as new information is released.

Here's some more information about The Bridge from Serato's website: LINK


Monday, January 4, 2010

Mos Def - "History"

The snippet has been out for a minute, but i guess somehow MTV has the exclusive on Mos Def's "History" music video. The song is off his album The Ecstatic, and it features Talib Kweli and a J Dilla beat. Probably my favorite song off the album, straight fire!

Happy New Year,

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Producer Of The Month: Kane Beatz

In 2007, Kane Beatz got his start on Sound Click, a website that allows you to upload your music and share it with the world. By using the internet to build his buzz, it wasnt long until a major label like Atlantic records took notice and signed the young producer

Friday, January 1, 2010

DJ Of The Month: Q Bert

The man, the myth, the legend. Thank you Q BERT.