The video below shows The Making of Vacate the Doom. Watch how I created my song Vacate The Doom which features on my debut album Lord of the Dead.
Have you ever wanted to know how to have powerful stage presence as a rapper? Have you ever wanted to have the crowd in awe of you when performing on stage? Well in this post I want to tell you about 5 crucial keys to awesome stage presence!Continue reading
Watch how I created my song ‘Imperial Pace’! Below is part 1. Join my friends list by clicking the picture below. To get parts 2-6 FREE.Continue reading
How can an artist be unique? In this day and age it seems like a difficult task amongst the vast array of artists out there.
By unique I mean the ability to stand out amongst the other artists. In many cases innovating and bringing something new to one’s creative endeavour. Much like the development of a new genre of music. Or the pushing of the boundaries of a particular genre by taking it in a new creative direction.Continue reading
To sample or not to sample?…… That is the question??
Sampling has long been considered the bedrock of hip hop production. Not to mention an integral part of a lot of dance music, drum & bass, and trip hop.
The vast majority of hip hop classics we love have used samples of other people’s work. Yet it seems there is an ever increasing threat of a lawsuit being brought to an artist that chooses to use samples of other peoples work without clearance. As a result, it is becoming more and more difficult to produce hip hop in this sample based manner.Continue reading
“No more role models up in here….” said Skinnyman on his classic song ‘No Big Ting’.
We all have role models whether it’s a parent, a friend we admire ,or a celebrity. But let’s put these people into perspective. They are only human, just like us! We can admire them, but we must realise that they are not us and it is not our job to become them either. They are merely a reflection of the likeable side of ourselves. They show us what we are capable of as human beings and give us an idea of how we can have and do the things they do and have in their lives.Continue reading
I’ve been working hard developing my bullshit detector…. Let me explain. Lately I’ve been very deep in thought…. For a large part of my time in recent months, I’ve been questioning what I believe and whether it really is true or not.
How and why do you believe what you believe? How do you know if it’s true or not? Does it even matter??Continue reading
In this day and age with music technology being what it is, can you call yourself a DJ when all you do is simply press play?
I found an excellent article written by DJ and producer A-Trak where he talks about the validity of DJs that perform sets by basically pre-recording it, then just pressing play once it gets to the live stage.
I recommend reading the whole article as I think it’s a very fair and well written response to this fairly new phenomenon that is emerging on the DJ scene. You can read it here. With A-Trak being the DJ that he is, he is far more qualified than I am to comment on this subject but I am a DJ myself and I have DJ’d at numerous places for numerous events from clubs to weddings and private parties. I feel the need to comment on this subject because I have worked on both sides of the DJ spectrum as a DJ that strictly used vinyl to a DJ that has just used a computer.Continue reading
So I got to thinking about alcoholic creativity and whether it really exists. The very idea of alcoholic creativity might sound ridiculous. It is a rather obscure idea but I thought I’d talk about it in this post regardless. Part of the reason is at the time of writing this post, I am presently in one of my local haunts enjoying the fact that I’m not DJing for once and indulging in the many alcoholic delights a free weekend might present! Big up to the lovely lady I affectionately know as Governor Gibbo for providing me with fine alcoholic libations as and when I need them!
I feel it is appropriate to talk about alcohol, drugs in general and their creative benefits.
Please forgive me if this post is a tad all over the place, I am verging on the side of drunkard at this point so please bare with me.Continue reading