Friday, July 15, 2011

A Look Back

One of the first emcees I ever hooked up with after I quit playing guitar and bass in bands was Ill Lyrics. It's been three years since then and he remains one of my best friends. I noticed he started posting up the first album he did and really the first one I was on as well. This features some of my very first beats, I don't think there's one on here I did which was on FL as I used Adobe Audition at the time. I started on Cool Edit Pro but my system crashed and I could never recover it so I got Adobe as a upgrade to solve the problem and it worked. Ill Lyrics did up the production on this album, and the recording at his home studio all I really did was give him my beats. I think it's cool to listen back to my guitar playing and synth work, thanks to Ill Lyrics for posting this album up.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Junclassic - Stingray - Prod by Willie Green

Here's a dope track from Junclassic produced by Willie Green.


Artist Call For Building Robots!

Alright here goes nothing. I did say in my last post I was looking for help with doing art, by this I mean cover art just to clarify. If you know a painter or photoshopper or whatever, it's a nice opportunity to showcase your work. The title is pretty self explanatory in terms of what I'm looking for.
MC's well, if your interested in getting on this and want to write raps about cyborgs, androids, robots, transformers, mechs' and what ever suits a themed album about robots. I will post up all the tracks which I would have people rap over on soundcloud and then post them here, the two I already posted are most def up for grabs. If you like the beat and would like to theme a rap around this I will send you the beat you want in MP3. You can record the vocals over it and send the verse back and I will mix the track for the album.


'Building Robots' A Sneak Preview

I always have so many things going on but I wanted to start something new. I recently bought a MPC 1000, well back in April. I've had a ton of other work to do and it all needed to be top quality so I haven't had much spare time to fool around with the mpc, so I've been neglecting it a bit you could say. A big problem for me was getting samples and drum kits into the mpc. I put my Alchemist kit on a card and it only reads half the drums, whatever, most all of my Dilla kit works and I like the drums which come stock, well they're not bad. I also have a Korg Triton LE which I finally decided to hook up to the mpc and record my own samples. So the deal with this projects is a way for me to learn how to use the mpc and at the same time make myself happy by doing music I like on my own terms. When I did 'Neo L.A.' I felt very liberated to just be working stuff at my own style and rate. 'DJ A.I. Building Robots' seemed like great title for my style already and what I'm trying to do with these is use little pieces built together to form minimalist hiphop soundscape. I am looking for someone to help me with art if you know some one and as always I fully welcome feedback on these as it is a work in progress and I want to make it great for you. Hope you enjoy.
 Building Robots #1 by Dj A.I.
 Building Robots #2 by Dj A.I.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

On The Rise ft Chris MaC, Vek Nash and I3 The Optician

Hey just in case you missed it. Here's the new track I did up with I3, Vek Nasher and my man Chris Mac. It's free to download so go grab a copy.