IN MEMORY: Frankie Knuckles 1955-2014
The music world is in shock and mourning at the loss of a true pioneer. Rest in peace Frankie, you are very much missed.
SAMPLE NEWS: 40% Off at Producers Choice. Use the voucher code 'easter'.
One of the go-to sites for sample packs have taken a massive 40% off everything on the site. Simply enter the code 'easter' on page 2 of the checkout to save. Visit Producers Choice here.
NEW MUSIC: M-Phazes Presents Camden Arc 'I Don't Wanna Fall In Love'
Wow. The New Beatmaker favourite M-Phazes (Eminem, Jean Grae, Sean Price) excels yet again on this fantastic reworking of Jane Child's 1990 classic.
BRAND NEW PODCAST: The New Beatmaker 'Soundcloud Sessions' One
A compilation of some of The New Beatmaker's favourite tracks from the lifetime of the site so far: future beats, social hip hop, jazz and more; featuring Disclosure, Boonie Mayfield, Mecca:83 and many more.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Morbidly-o-Beats
The atmospheric hip hop specialist explains how his workflow could be seen as unorthodox; why he's one half of a record label championing vinyl and tape; and how Mr Dibia$e changed the way he makes music.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Boonie Mayfield
With his eagerly anticipated album out now, The New Beatmaker talks to Boonie Mayfield about the project, 'Boon Documented' and why experimentation is vital to making music.
TUTORIALS: Point Blank Music School on Arrangement and Structure
Point Blank Tutor Ski Oakenfull shares knowledge on how new beatmakers can tighten up their compositions by avoiding the dreaded lack of structure that plagues many a new artist.
AFFILIATE LINK: PRODUCERS CHOICE SAMPLE PACKS
Buy and download industry standard samples from Producer's Choice. Kits from producers including Ski Beats, Andrew Lloyd and Sean Divine. Click image to visit Producers Choice site.