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I’m back to YouTube coming first with this new vlog. I’ve been consistently working on new music without sharing too much, but I felt it was time to return to YouTube. There’s also a lot of new music has come out recently that has me inspired and so I felt like sharing.

You can checkout my friend Tactix on YouTube at his channel here.

Here’s some links to Spotify of the projects I’m referring to so you can listen for yourself.

Record Rap Vocals at Home

Posted by on 25.02.2017 in Video

At a family wedding in Jamaica just over a year ago, Inspired to get back into music and finally build the home studio I've always wanted. From then on I spent the entire year learning and honing my craft, everything from production, home recording and mixing.

I mostly record rap vocals in my home studio, which I prefer to have a dry clean sound. Of course it's a well-known fact that apartments are the best place in the world for recording vocals (more like the worst). So I thought I'd share with you what I've learned and how I've setup my space. Using moving some moving blankets and good positioning I've been able to cut down on unwanted room acoustics.

Here's a song I recently recorded at home to give you a sense of the quality I'm getting.

What gear am I using for vocal recording?

So in this video you will see a breakdown of my apartment, where and what I use to record vocals and a few vocal demos of different locations in my apartment to see why I chose the spot I record in.

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Street Paradise | West Coast Type Beat

This is one of my favourite beats from the archives that I've put together. I'm a big fan of Dr. Dre / west coast type beats and for me this fits in with the style. I see this being perfect for an artist with the voice or style of The Game. Watch the video / listen to the longer version and let me know who you think would be a great fit for this.

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$5 Dollar Rap Show

Posted by on 20.02.2017 in Social

This weekend I attended the $5 Dollar Rap Show in Kensington Market and let me say, what an amazing event. There was a great line up with several local talented artists including Mikerophone, More or Less, BirdsofPrey with the headliners being PremRock & Fresh Kils. If you have never seen these guys live before, I highly recommend it.

Here’s a clip of Fresh Kils rocking the MPC live with a live sax player!

Creating a Hi-Hat Loop

Posted by on 16.02.2017 in Social

Working on a little hi-hat loop tonight, my goal was to try to get a more realistic sound. I want to create my own loops that sound like live recordings. With the little bit of processing I added, I think it’s come a long way. Figured I should share this knowledge as I was learning the technique from this article while doing.

Run Away (Cover : Remix)

Posted by on 15.02.2017 in Music
Run Away Cover

This is cover / remix of "Run Away" (original by Kanye West), where I played the main piano melody (not sampled) and mixed it to sound like the original. After I had the melody down, I was inspired to create my own rhythm and arrangement. My aim was to make a cerebral experience sonically and visually. Let me know what you think.

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This week I focus on getting back to production as I show a behind the scenes of how I create beats. Additionally, I continue working on my fitness with an unexpected event that happens in the gym with the self-powered treadmill … spoiler alert, it almost killed me!

Home Studio Tour 2017

Posted by on 11.01.2017 in Video

Spent a lot of time last year building a home studio so that I could get back into music. Decided I'd start the year off showcasing my home studio in this week's vlog. I go over all of the gear I've accumulated and why I purchased what I have.

You'll find a list of all the gear below as well.

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