Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Do You Have What It Takes to Make A Hit Record!

The uPlaya Artist Deal helps democratize the music industry by first providing you, the independent artist, instant feedback on your song including the potential that your music has for commercial success, and then providing you with exposure and the tools you need to further promote your songs. For a direct link to uplaya's website click here.


The Lab offers an introduction to Turntablism class aside from music production. The class introduces the students to the history and culture behind djing and also the basic principles of music like bpm's and 4-step counts. We have a wide selection of records for you to mix also to create projects of you own! Inquire within the lab on church street!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Two-Hand Band

Hip hop production
is the creation of hip hop music. Though the term encompasses all aspects of hip hop music, it's most commonly used to refer to the instrumental, non-lyrical aspects of hip hop. This means that hip hop producers are the instrumentalists involved in a work. Modern hip hop production uses samplers, sequencers, drum machines, synthesizers, turntables, and live instrumentation. A hip hop instrumental is commonly referred to as a beat, and hip hop producers are commonly referred to as beat makers. However, in the studio, a hip hop producer also functions as a traditional record producer, being the person who is ultimately responsible for the final sound of a recording. Many producers use sampling and Marley Marl also popularized a minimal style of using one or two sampled loops in the late 80s. The Akai MPC60 came out in 1988, capable of 12 seconds of sampling time.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Behind The Beat w/ DJ PREMIER

The Lab is in the works with setting up the next Behind the Beat with DJ Premier this winter! Stay tuned for news and exact dates of when and where this event will be held. Click here to visit Dj Premier's Blog!

Saturday, August 7, 2010



Friday, August 6, 2010

In The Loop Newsletter for August 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Advanced Music Production Student Calvin Elmore Releases His Debut Album

Advanced Production student Calvin Elmore better known as Capital-C has been in the music program at the Lab for just over 2 years. Bedtime stories is Calvin's debut album ranging from Original tracks, remixed tracks, and instrumentals. Click here and listen to Capital-C's Bedtime Stories. Mind you this cat is only 16 years old!!!!! Get em son...............

Could It Be.......... DETOX!

After a half dozen years of anticipation, it looks like Dr. Dre and Jay-Z will be releasing the first single off of DETOX this week!!! For more information click here.