Xcel Beats is one of the music industry’s most sought after music producers. He’s produced hits for DTP’s Shawnna, Ludacris, Bun B, Yung Berg, and many others. In this interview with IndieHipHop.net, he gives advice on what artists and producers should be doing to make their way towards a successful music career.
Producer, d.C. hails from southern California and is trying to make the world a more beautiful place with his music, and when you hear what he’s bangin out, it’s obvious that he’s accomplishing his goal. NYOIL, Fokis, Sahtyre, Darkim Be Allah, Wordsmith, Jus Mic, and Vice are among some of the artists that he’s worked with. He recentetly ranked top 3 for the Dynamic Producer x Common Remix competition.
Filed Under (Producers) by FuNkwoRm on 06-07-2009
Ritchcraft, Qwest, and Jansport J., met over Twitter and discovered that they all made remixes. They decided to mesh those remixes into an album. The album is a collection of remixes of some new and old hip hop gems. They named the album “Frootloops” because they all Read the rest of this entry »
Finding the right music to go with your flow is essential to leaving lasting impression as an artist. A debate I recently had with some producer partners of mine started with my belief that the artists who made the biggest impacts in hip hop, used only one or very few producers. My feeling is that the music created with these unions, defined them as artists and sometimes defined an entire era.
When the producer is like a part of the group, somehow a unique sound is created that can’t be duplicated without that original unit. This sometimes creates musical movements. Some legendary examples of this have been:
Public Enemy, N.W.A, Mobb Deep, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu Tang, The Death Row Movement, The Cash Money Movement, Eric B and Rakim, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Gangstar…etc Read the rest of this entry »
Filed Under (Marketing and Promotion, Producers) by FuNkwoRm on 02-03-2009
Hip Hop and R&B Producer, Bryan Micheal Cox discusses the importance of maintaining good relationships and how most times this can be more of an asset than actually having good music!
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I’ve been producing music professionally for most of my adult life, and it’s been my only source of income for a long time. It hasn’t all been lavish and high profile, but I consider myself very fortunate to be able to make a living doing something I love to do. I’ve placed music in films, produced for many artists, TV programs and made a lot of commercial jingles for big companies.
I get occasional emails from producers asking me “how can I be a successful producer in the industry?” Truth is, success is only defined by your individual goals. You can aspire to be a Timbaland, Dr. Dre or some little known music production manager for a TV show, who makes a very comfortable living. The better you are at your craft and producing different styles of music, the more opportunities will be available to you.
Sometimes you have to create your own opportunity if there doesn’t seem to be any. For example, I started Quickbeats.net because, in my travels, I was meeting a lot of hip hop artists who were gifted but couldn’t afford to pay the cost for professional studio production. So, I decided I’d make quality hip hop beats available, on the internet, to independent hip hop artists at an affordable price. Read the rest of this entry »
Abstrakt Soundz is a independent hip hop producer born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He and artist Element joined forces for the first time to create the cleverly crafted album, Great Expectations. Indie Hip Hop and Ab got together to discuss the emerging underground hip hop scene in Cali and what this talented producer is focused on for the future.
Here is that interview…
The second track on Great Expectations Before I Wake
Abstract Soundz Myspace page…www.myspace.com/abstraktsoundz