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Beat Breakdown by Jay Bishop

HOW TO: Producer, DJ and podcaster deconstructs the anthemic 'Sport of Kings' and RnB tinged 'Foolish Game' 

'I'm trying to bring the fun back to hip hop, I think we're losing that' - Jay Bishop

Another big shout out to Mr Jay Bishop, a The New Beatmaker favorite for quite a while now.

Jay is a multi-talented DJ, videographer and beatmaker and it's those last two skills we're celebrating via these beat breakdown videos of two of his latest beats: the anthemic 'Sport of Kings' and the RnB tinged 'Foolish Game'.

I've always been a fan of Jay's bass, so it was a bit of an unexpected treat to see what Jay's secret weapon is (he accidentally lets it slip in the video for 'Foolish Game' below).  Furthermore, I have that same secret weapon myself - or rather a very similar version of the plugin courtesy of Computer Music magazine!
The superb Kingsway Library Vol. 2 pack - a pack full of soulful instrumentation - is in his arsenal, being used for that memorable melody / main sample throughout 'Sport of Kings'.
Elsewhere, Jay is happy to let it be known that the superb Kingsway Library Vol. 2 pack - a pack full of soulful instrumentation - is in his arsenal, being used for that memorable melody / main sample throughout 'Sport of Kings', so another big shout out to Alkota at Hip Hop Drum Samples on that one.
  


 
Jay's blend of big drums, soulful melodies and thoughtful orchestration is my cup of tea.  If you're an MC or singer looking for soulful but hard hitting beats, be sure to check out Jay's Beatstarz page here
If you're an MC or singer looking for soulful but hard hitting beats, be sure to check out Jay's Beatstarz page. 
Also be sure to check out some of his wonderful 'Late Pass with Jay Bishop' podcasts here.

Jay Bishop features on 'Soundcloud Sessions' Episode one and the forthcoming Episode five.  To enjoy previous episodes click here.  To never miss a post again, subscribe below: 

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Hi!  I'm Lee.  Welcome to my blog.  Here we talk music: news, reviews, interviews, tips, tutorials and more.  I'm also working on the upcoming podcast Influenced as a guest, writer and researcher alongside music aficionado Mark Williams and friends.  Watch this space!

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