PODCAST (AUDIO): DUBSPOT RADIO w/ LORD FINESSE

The orginal Funkyman, Lord Finesse does an exclusive interview & mix for the good peoples at Dubspot Radio.

Dubspot says: “In our extended interview, Lord Finesse speaks on a broad range of topics including his creative evolution from respected lyricist to influential DJ and producer, his production process and studio workflow, and incorporating Ableton Live into his setup. He even offers some tips and tricks for chopping and looping samples, extracting grooves and programming drums. We also discuss the process of composing his latest release, The SP1200 Project: A Re-Awakening, out March 10 on Slice Of Spice Records.”

https://soundcloud.com/dubspot/lord-finesse-interview

STONES THROW PODCAST #88.8: KNXWLEDGE – “STRBRRY MOMNTS”

Even though this is a week old, you can never front on a Stones Throw podcast. They recently drop episode 88 with producer extraordinaire Knwledge called “Strbrry Momnts”. Enjoy the vibes!

PODCAST: THE COMBAT JACK SHOW – “THE RAS KASS EPISODE”

Our good friend, the incredible lyricist, Ras Kass was featured on the new Combat Jack Show podcast, and if you know about the show, you know you’re going to get a good in-depth interview. Ras talks about his history, growing up in Watts & Carson, his introduction into the music industry, paying dues, beefs, battles, & many more. Make sure you’re the interview with the West Coast rhymesayer.

STONES THROW PODCAST #87 w/ BREAKBEAT LOU

Our good friends at Stones Throw released a new podcast featuring our other good friend, the co-creator of the Ultimate Breaks & Beats series….the legendary Breakbeat Lou.  Here, Lou plays the classic breakbeats that all of the legendary Hip Hop producers used in their songs. If you don’t know about Breakbeat Lou….peep:

“Breakbeat Lou” Flores has been Djing in his hometown of The Bronx since 1974, 5 years before the first hip hop record was ever released. He’s from the same old school that bred Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grandmaster Flash, but his contribution to hip hop history came a few years later when in 1986 he, along with Lenny Roberts (RIP), created the Ultimate Breaks and Beats vinyl compilation series. Long considered the main catalyst and common thread of the golden era of hip hop, UBB was originally compiled of rare songs from 1966 to 1984 for hip hop DJs to integrate in their sets in a time when there was no internet, Serato, or even sampling in hip hop yet.

Even though the series was originally created for party/club DJs, after the introduction of sampling in hip hop in the late 80’s, it was soon used in the recording studio as well, becoming as important as the SP1200 drum machine sampler for producers to create what’s now considered the golden age of hip hop from the late 80’s til the early 90’s. This series of 25 records has been sampled by hip-hop’s elite producers like DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Dr. Dre, RZA, Q-Tip, and Marley Marl and has been instrumental in the production of countless classic recordings over the years. Eventually, more contemporary producers such as J Dilla, Madlib, Swizz Beats, and Just Blaze went back to using songs from Lou’s UBB series in a new way to give their modern works that “classic, hip hop sound”. This podcast mix was made by Lou using some of his personal favorite breaks of all time that were originally in his series that forever changed the face of hip hop.  

Breakbeat Lou will be making his official debut in LA on Sunday, November 23rd with Biz Markie, Peanut Butter Wolf, & our very own J.Rocc at The Echoplex.

For now, go to ITunes & download ST Podcast #87 for FREE! https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/stones-throw-podcast/id128983846?mt=2

BEAT JUNKIES PODCAST VOL. 2 w/ DJ CURSE & DJ RHETTMATIC on ITUNES

The newest episode of The Beat Junkies Podcast is out now!  Volume 2 features the Triple OGs, Dj Curse & Dj Rhettmatic.  You can peep out the podcast for free on ITuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beat-junkie-sound-podcast/id883594837?mt=2

Enjoy!!