It been a long time since I’ve posted something, life has been eventful especially with music, concerts, hanging out with cool people, collaborations and of course the 40 years of Hip Hop that will have its own special post.
I went to see the amazing Chic and Nile Rodgers for the first time, it was Funktastic, amazing the amount of tunes that this gentleman has written, from Madonna to Duran Duran to name a couple. Then I was off to Portugal for my family break and thanks to my lovely sister, I had the pleasure to see the amazing Jurassic 5 and what a concert! It was fantastic the way they converted some of the people with their messages of hope, freedom and above all, their positive vibes. Then back to London to join Consuela from Unifunk and hang out with one of the most friendliest dudes in the industry Amani K. Smith. It was a week of good fun, from record shopping, radio shows and to finish it big a Public Enemy concert, as you can deduce I have been doing a few things!
Well it as been almost 1 month since I finished my contribution to the CDR Tod Dockstader remix competition. The 10 best works will be released in vinyl by the end of the year, I’m proud to say that I am one of the chosen ones, this made really happy, it has been 2 hard years of producing, djing all this with a full time job finally and I am starting to see some results. I was always trying to show my work to people but thanks to some great tips I decided to start doing material for myself and above all believing in myself show more appreciation to my work. After six years of London results are starting to show up. Once again I will leave you with my remix, enjoy.
Mr.Rive The Son of a Chef remix:
I would like to thank everyone for the support you know who you are.
I decided to find out a more about the Native Instrument Maschine MK2 and a came across these very interesting videos of some of the artists I do follow production wise, but the one that caught my attention and made want to get this powerful machine was the from producers of Kendrick Lamar’s ”Sherane” from his latest album “Good Kid Ma.a.D City Short Film” on Dr.Dre’s label Afthermath. Production is absolutely genius.
But this machine takes production to another level, even allowing to record live instruments which gave some very good ideas and made contact a few people that play instruments.