Archive for Producer

Jam session in the studio!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 8, 2010 by leslielewiswalker
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Just Blaze educates!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 22, 2010 by leslielewiswalker

Just Blaze gives one of his amazing tutorials on revamping the A-Team theme song. As a prodcuer myself, I can watch these sorts

of clips for hours on end…

Can’t wait for the film!!!

Here is the trailer below:

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Do music producers get the credit they deserve?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2010 by leslielewiswalker

Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beats, Kanye West, Timberland

What do they all have in common?

They are all producers who have conformed to taking the limelight and played the artist card. This is to the point where they are probably recognised

More so for their artist features rather than their beat making ability! Each have released solo albums with them vocalling their pieces. I question why this happens at this frequency? IS it because they still want to cement their music message? Or is it brand promotion, to make the audience aware that they made it? Do you have to be a producer/artist to be recognised?

When I make music, there is a distinct narrative to everything I do. I speak through my music; however my musical voice, along with the narrative becomes some what distorted once artists out their interpretation to it.

I have heard some undeniable instrumentals by producers, leaving the artist a minimal task in ensuring they don’t subtract. However as a music buying member of the public, artists alone will receive the praise! Is that right? Or should artists have a responsibility to credit the bods behind the frontline? For example, Tinie Tempah, Pass Out…. Who knows who produced it? On the other hand certain producers may not want limelight credits at all! But from a business perspective, you need exposure and to achieve this, you need to make people aware of your CV repetiore.

I guess from my perspective, I wish I could work more alongside artists on instrumentals instead of producing instrumental CDs, because I feel that I lose the element of vibing and don’t fully follow through on my art form.

Perhaps a little biased, but food for thought!!

 

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SB.TV F64 – Bashy *SPECIAL EDITION*

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by leslielewiswalker

He went in hard.. I do think the best is GFrsh’s no bias lol

KIG Family (head, shoulders knees and toes) make it to 18 in the top 40

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2009 by leslielewiswalker

I kinda expected it to reach this position in the charts… However I wanted it to chart higher…. I love the tune, but I tink it is to ‘urban’ for the masses, outside of London/Birmingham/Manchester..

However I do predict a top 10 from this song… Its just catchy!!

I am sure everyone ‘Creative’ will be able to relate to this!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 4, 2009 by leslielewiswalker

Producer block/ the equivalent of a writers block!! (I am sure we have all been through it) I think that if I only illustrated my highs on this blog, it would not be a true reflection of what it takes to get somewhere in this current urban music climate. I express the balance of highs/lows and clearly demonstrate that 1) I am human and 2) makes it a more interesting read . One of the high points so far, has been getting Tagg This clothing Into the shops and making the masses a little more aware of a newly born brand… However I and D are juggling many hats and as human beings we get tired. D can only motivate me so much and vice versa…. Now, I know all people right now have a side hustle (legal/illegal) or a job (full time/part time).. This alone can drain you…!! Especially if your role is of the demanding sort! Additionally, because I have to wear so many hats, it really does drain me creatively. When muti tasking, one always neglects the other task, even if it is by a fragment. Like, right now, I do not feel inspired to make a hit and so everything musically flowing right now is not music that projects my 20/20 vision!! How do I get through this…?? Well I hope it is a phase LOL but it is really frustrating!! I believe that I am musically gifted and that my best work is my next work, however I need to find that one song to spark my come back…. It could be something totally random… Like watching an artistic vid, or vibes off someone else in the studio… Either way, when it does come back… it is all over!! http://www.myspace.com/leslielewiswalker http://www.taggthisclothing.com

Calling all RAPPERS!!!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 29, 2008 by leslielewiswalker

Show your skills… let me introduce you to the ‘Bass’ Instrumental… Speaks for itself… In the new year I will be asking rappers all over 

to spit their best 16 all over this… It can be about anything you want, but it just needs to be your hardest, cause I have recorded some cats over this beat in the last month and they have killed it… As you are my blogging friends I thought I would give you the head start… 

Here is a guy from South London who did something to it first.. His name is Holness and he is only 16 years old… Just so you all know the levels!!
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Here it is 16 Bar \’Bass\’ ft Holness MP3
Also rappers download the instrumental here: 16 Bar Bass Instrumental 
‘Oceans’ and EZ version will be up in a few weeks alongside others… so watch this space!!
Other new music/full length songs will be up at the end of Jan on the myspace…
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