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Good Morning Good Morning #beats, #soundcloud  
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So this is what you need to do. Run this set on continuous loop for the next several hours. I guarantee that your mood will be lifted.

And if you are a producer, dj, beatmaker or any creative person in that direction, then your first instinct my be to dig in and feast on the bounty of sample opportunities in each song of the set. 

My recommendation? Fall back a second. Just listen for a few days. Let the unique grove construction that emerged during this special moment in music really sink in. 

Whether you create EDM, Hip-Hop...whatever you make, if it is your intention to make head-bop and crowds move,  you will be doing a yourself a huge favor by getting intimately familiar with this set, and the artists that created oft referenced music in their raw, natural form.

#soulmusic   #djmix   #hiphop  
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Ruck N' Wiz - Soul Brothers Pt.2
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If you are the sampling type or you work with loops at all, then you will recognize the familiar (perhaps dreaded) double tap kick that happens at the top of the loop when the chop and tempo is not quite right.

Well this builds this track around that stuttering kick sound. It is quite intentional and decidedly dope the way that he uses that "sloppy" double kick to drive the track. 

My guess is that he cranked up the tempo on his sequencer and used 32 beats per bar to give him self some space. Essentially he treats the kick like a high hat in some spots.

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There are plenty of tracks on Soundcloud that are tagged "experimental". More often than not...no offense..the experiment fails. Yes,  you do want to go outside of the box. But, unless there is some sort of on-ramp, some sort of hook or way that the listener can catch hold of the work then...you might just be masturbating. Not that there is anything wrong with that. But if you are just making work that pleases yourself, then there is really no need to put it out. Just keep it on your hard drive...
This long rant is to say...this guy is not masturbating. This an experimental track, but I get it. There is some good work in here. So check it. 
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Orange O☮ze x VKRVM ~ n o v a //sold//
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here is some cassette tape type ish. It lead sounds like it came from the first synth ever created. It is like time travel for real. I like the place it takes me
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This is an expression of what "trap music" can become when you get creative in your instrument choices, when are precise and extra sharp with your drum programming, and you understand how to use key changes. It's a slow build with a big payoff. Check it..
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Visual Content is where it's at. +Mike Allton provides a useful guide to adding visual punch to your posts
 
How To Create Infographs, with ease

If you've always wanted to be able to publish your own clever infographs, but lacked design skills (like me), this guide is for you.

Using +Canva, you can piece together seemingly complex graphics and take advantage of the incredible branding and authority-building that great infographs can bring you.

I walk you through, step-by-step, how I created one of my most popular infographs, and blog posts, ever.

#SocialMedia   #Blogging   #Infograph  
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When the kick drum drops on this on it almost feels like the lights go dim, like my license plate is rattling...even though I am not listening to this in my car. j^p^n approaches production with playful irreverence. But his jawns knock already
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Ok folks, take a minute or 1:06 exactly to listen to this and see if you are induced into a meditative state the way I was. 

It is almost cruel that it is this short, I could bump this on repeat for hours on end.
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I literally can't stop listening to this. The mix is perfect. The bass line...give me an effin' break yo.
Its all there. 
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  • 100p Digital Media
    Producer/Creative Development, 2001 - present
  • EzraBai
    Producer/Writer, 2012 - present
  • Black Rose Records
    President/Co-Founder, 1998 - 2000
  • US Army
    Food Service/Logistics, 1995 - 2004
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I grew up in rural North Carolina, traveled a bit while in the Army, and currently live in Baltimore, Maryland.

In my writing I examine the relationship between culture and commerce, with a heavy focus on the connected commercial environment of digital technology.

I enjoy connecting with artists, of all types, who slay the dragon of self-doubt and courageously share their work with the world; with entrepreneurs who risk failure and disappointment to produce things that make our lives better; and with people who care enough to try to, somehow, make a difference.



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