“Rap” (Used 35 times)
kademlia on 02/05/2014 at 11:00PM
If you’re hoping to kick off 2014 with attitude, a fresh rap record might just do the trick.
Of course, FrostClick already has a collection in mind. That would be Hi-Rez‘s fifth and latest mixtape, Product of My Environment, which brims with a bravado and authenticity that we rarely see from urban releases nowadays. What gives?
Having went through an “extreme rough patch” for the past couple of years, the rapper has used his music as a sounding board to all his problems, resulting on a record that’s both heavily personal and unapologetically tongue-in-cheek at the same time.
Take the opening track, "Brandon Clark", for example. It boasts early 2000′s arrangement, bold lyrics, and crisp beats that easily puts it along the leagues of the catchiest hip-hop singles of the period. (50 Cent? Eminem?) You know, a period when songs actually had sense reading along a more relaxed path are the songs “Lifted” and “Love & Fear“, talking about the beauty of life and striving hard to achieve your goals.
studio11 on 01/22/2014 at 02:01AM
As a major contributor to the Studio 11 music engineering team, Steve Anderson has also found time to produce his own collection of top notch tunes. Not only does Steve have a fabulous voice, he is a consumate musical producer as well. Of the innovative collections that Steve has produced, his album "Late Night Girl" best sums up his vocal abilities and production skills.
studio11 on 12/10/2013 at 08:12PM
By Alex Gross
Late this year, Studio 11 welcomed veteran engineer Kris Anderson to the crew at Studio 11. Experienced in numerous genres of music, Kris has an exceptional knack for whippin' up thick slamming hip hop beats. I spent many a late night up at Studio 11 helping him to assemble this bangin' free beat set. Kris likes to work in Protools, so most of the beats are rooted from the Protools sequencer and soft synths.
Thumbing through the tracks, "City Scene" has a playful rotating synth and deep island bass sounds. "Military Green" hits hard with a refreshing upbeat clap sound that drives the track. "Shoulder Gold" kicks in with deep bass drive and lush synths yielding a refreshing feel good vibe. "Vunk" hits real nice with an opening marimba sound and some splashy synth runs. "Safety Pins" opens with a bombastic bass and upbeat winding synths. "Striped Umbrella" features a hard driving sensitive vibe highlighted by a soft electric keyboard melody. "Super Swanky" dives deep with a lush pad and a wide pulsing drum sound. "Outfit Game" features huge drums and a funky off beat key comp. "Zillion" lands with a sinister vibe highlighted by huge synth stabs. And lastly, "Plush Toys" features a playful harmomelodic soundset and thick 808 drums.
This is a great mood set for video instrumentals or the basis of vocal arrangements!
studio11 on 12/10/2013 at 07:51PM
As part of the first offering in Studio 11's free beats series we've dug up a selection of beats from our library which happened to appear on Warner Telepictures classic "Change Of Heart" show and other shows in that time. Cleaning out the studio has never been an easy task for us here at Studio 11. In addition to mounds of paper work from days long gone by, we have hard drives and disks filled with droves of material ranging from dance music to hip hop. Seeing that some of the material may have seen its best days, we found no better solution to offer the free beats up via the Free Music Archive and Creative Commons to ensure their lasting enjoyment! In this collection you will find a series of beats that were made in a hip hop tone as backing tracks for television circa early 2000's. You may notice most of the tracks are shorter and tend to "kick" right in. This is preferred amongst video editors for more efficient cuing. The first track "Naturally Smooth" appears on the old production cue sheet above - which we managed to come across while evicting years of paperwork! Fear not! there is more to come...
jason on 01/15/2013 at 10:30AM
Subterrâneo Records brings new Brazilian pop fusion and gangsta rap from Salvador, Bahia. "Brazil's capital of happiness" has always been a vibrant hub of musical invention where styles meld to form new genres. Salvador's Carnival, the world's largest party, was the first place electric guitar was heard in Brazil. Samba originated in the region, which is also the birthplace of tropicália pioneers Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, and more recently of styles like Axé and samba-reggae and that mix local Afro-Brazilian genres like Forró with calypso and other carribean influences.
Lá Eles' six-song debut Infinito continues Salvador's grand tradition of fusing regional music with new influences. Check the electric guitar pulsing through "A Pulso," the reggae groove of "Ouro Bahia," the smooth trombone & trumpet lead on "Pela Cidade," the samba percussion instrument agogô on "Retirante," and the dash of synth sprinkled throughout. With a slew of guests guided by the voice of Beto Wilson, Infinito is so well-crafted and pristinely-produced that its complex time signatures breeze by effortlessly.
Oddish and Lá Eles were both featured on Subterrâneo's eclectic debut compilation, Você Pensa Sub. We're looking forward to what's next from this vibrant young label!