The thought of a mobile record store sparks a chemical reaction in the brain comparable to the sugar buzz a 5-year-old gets when cotton candy graces his taste buds for the first time. Listen close kids. Heart of Vinyl is a pop-up record store that travels to different cities and sets up shop near – wait for it – breweries!
Hip-Hop has changed. Like everything in music, it evolves. From the roots of boom bap, it flourished from the jagged cracks of underground culture. Hidden under the umbrella of hip-hop’s influence on mainstream lifestyle, there lies chips and fragments of fractured break beats, record scratches, and enough low end to rattle the kneecaps of countless generations. Continue reading Pete Rock’s Approach to Sample Chopping
Kicks, snares, hi-hats, claps, crashes; If you’re a producer, you can never really have too large of a sample library in your arsenal. Enter Sounds.com…Recently, Native Instruments introduced a new subscription service called Sounds.com. A $9.99 per month subscription allows access to possibly the largest collection of audio samples yet. It’s exciting to witness the birth of such a forward-minded service aimed at music creators instead of music audiences.
FYI, I’m not good at starting blog posts, but welcome to my blog, Crate Craft!
I originally started Crate Craft as a service, but I quickly discovered that music isn’t a service – it’s an art. Continue reading Welcome to Crate Craft