Our very first mix tape has just been released!
Featuring 10 great songs by various talented artists from around the country.
I tried my hand and this is what I got. Now wether it’s Hip Hop or not, you’ll have to decide.
Happy New Year to everyone and I’ll see you in 2013!
Tempo: 90 bpm
For this instrumental, I used an old sample that I had that was pretty short. I cut it into a few pieces and created a loop with it. I then found a cool old break beat that I thought fit well over the sample and programmed my own drums over the break.
I took it back to my old sampling and filtering days with this one. There’s not much to it. The sample switches back and forth between the normal and filtered versions, and follows this pattern throughout the beat. Enjoy.
This is a very short sampled organ and guitar instrumental that was made back in early 2011. It is a simple beat and doesn’t have much going on. There’s a few pauses in the beat and some pitch bending effects, but other than that is pretty straight forward. Great for an interlude or quick project.
I found this old vinyl sample that I had, so I chopped it up. I had 16 pieces to work with and I used about 4 of them. This beat is simple. There are no fancy change ups or effects. I’m not sure how the mix sounds; I never really listened to it outside of my house. So take it as it comes. There is a male vocal sample in the hook. The beat is very repetitive but maybe someone can use this. Thanks for listening.
Tempo: 90 bpm
This is a sampled beat that has street written all over it. It has dj scratches over a chopped up and repetitive horn sample. Simple drums and a deep bass tone. Not much more to this beat. I kept it simple on purpose to allow the writer to be more creative on their end and come up with something that can fill in the blanks.
This is my dedication to New York. I love the city! Thanks for listening.
Tempo: 88 bpm
This is another sampled beat. The sounds all came from several different sources. I tried my best to match the key and the mood of the sounds to create this song. This time the focus was a bit more strange than the normal. I didn’t want to do a typical hip hop beat again, so the drum pattern is a little different.
There are vocals throughout the beat that say “Yeah.” Because of the way the sample was chopped, the vocals are there to stay – so I apologize ahead of time.
Strings come in for the hook and gives it a dark and hard feel. There are a few pianos in there but nothing complicated. Enjoy.
Tempo: 84 bpm
This beat has a chopped up guitar sample as the main melody. The hook is simple and has a single string instrument in the back. There is not much to this beat other than the chops. There is a flute in there to spice things up. The drums change up throughout the beat, but mainly the kick drum and the hats. Watch the bass, the tone hits very low and may be a little heavy on your end. Enjoy.
Tempo: 86 bpm
This is a pretty old beat. I actually have an original recording of this that came out better than this version, but it got lost in the shuffle over the years. So this is the only other version I have.
I made this beat about 5 years ago (from the above release date) on a mpc 2k. I had chopped up this sample into a million pieces and just rearranged them into this. It’s a weird underground beat. No idea if there’s room for any rapping, but feel free to listen all you want!
I was asked to try to make a beat with it, so this is my try. It’s pretty simple. There’s some bass in there somewhere.
Thanks again for listening.