Thursday, January 21, 2010
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.
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 10:07 PM
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.
Posted by bfishkin at 10:57 PM
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
Posted by Pres at 3:47 PM
Monday, January 4, 2010
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,
Posted by bfishkin at 4:43 PM
Sunday, January 3, 2010
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
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 2:42 PM