Producer Gal “Ladies First”
JLBarrow • April 01, 2008 • 1 Comment

Name: Cara (aka Producer Gal) Age: 26 Where from: Montreal, Canada Contact: Key Tracks: "Simply Thankful" 1)Ski Beats just tapped you as the winner of the Crate Kings beat battle. What was that competition like

Grandmaster Flash reveals “Quick Mix Theory” in new book
JLBarrow • March 30, 2008 • 2 Comments

On the heels of his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, legendary DJ Grandmaster Flash is preparing to publish his memoir, The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash:My Life,

Daily Conversation: The best produced album you’ve never heard
JLBarrow • March 28, 2008 • 1 Comment

I'm officially a sleeper. I'd met this brother Torae on two different occasions and politely gave him a pound each time before registering who exactly he was. But rather than

FL Studio 8 is Imageline’s Top Banana
JLBarrow • March 26, 2008 • No Comments

FL Studio (formerly knowns as Fruity Loops) just got an upgrade. The "studio in a box" software popularized by 9th Wonder, Khrysis and many other producers, is large and in

Gamble and Huff to Hip-Hop Producers: “Keep Sampling…”
JLBarrow • March 26, 2008 • 1 Comment

Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff recently gave the verbal thumbs up to producers such as Kanye West and the late Disco D

Erkyah Badu, Hank Shocklee, others talk beats at Winter Music Conference
JLBarrow • March 24, 2008 • No Comments

On March 25, 2008 the Winter Music Conference kicks off at the Miami Beach Resort and Spa. For four days artists, producers, DJs, and label executives will share the

Soul Diggaz Bang Out on MTV: Produce first single for “Making The Band 4” soloist
JLBarrow • March 23, 2008 • No Comments

New Jersey based production team The Soul Diggaz have produced the first single, "Take You There," for Making The Band 4's Donnie Klang. The song will be featured on

Nicolay: “Rolling With The Dutch” Part, 1
JLBarrow • March 21, 2008 • 3 Comments

Quick, name a hip-hop producer from the Netherlands. If you can't, shame on you. Because that means great music like Here, Dutch Masters and City Lights are not in

Can You Dig it!! DJ Parler releases SAMPLOLOGY Mixtape Series
JLBarrow • March 20, 2008 • 1 Comment

Class Act: G-UNIT Producer Illmind teaches beats at Harlem Children’s Zone
JLBarrow • March 18, 2008 • 4 Comments

What do you do after you’ve made beats for Little Brother and 50 Cent? Teach someone else how to do it. Two days a week Jersey producer Illmind packs a classroom