Curtis Said It!

Posted: February 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

“It’s not that they can’t create; they’ve made a new way of creating by sampling. These are new ways of putting music together, which is fantastic.” -Curtis Mayfield

Happy Born Day J. DILLA

Posted: February 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

I apologize for the delayed post.
Instrumology.com & VerseAll.com would like to send a very special Born Day shout to the late, great James Yancey, better known as J. Dilla 2/7/74 – 2/10/06. One of the best beat makers of all times!

Pete Mariott: A Hip-Hop Gem

Posted: February 1, 2017 in Uncategorized


When we as hip-hop aficionados get together and discuss rap music past and present, we feel that we cover all grounds and include a “did you know this, and did you know that” into our conversation. Often, at times, we talk about producers that have paved the way, such as: Marly Marl, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and a few others, to name a few. Those are the obvious ones. But what about the other pioneering producers that we hardly hear about, or don’t even know exist? In this case, that would be my most recent experience when I first came to know about Pete Marriott.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017, I was inboxing a fellow beat maker/producer who’ve I’ve only known through Facebook for a few weeks. As we discussed the possibility of me interviewing him, I asked him for a brief bio. The return response had me a little on defense because his response was, “You don’t know who I am?” In all truth, I did not know who he was. He then responded, “Google Pete Marriott interview.” I did. I immediately searched his name and his Wikipedia popped up. I was impressed and embarrassed because now I felt like I should have known who Pete Marriott is. In a way I did know about Pete Marriott because Pete has worked with quite a few legends in the music industry, and some of his work I remembered.

Pete Marriott, originally from Brooklyn, New York, and currently residing in Seattle, Washington, has been in the music business since the mid to late 80s. He has worked with legends that include: Chubb Rock, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Special Ed, Full Force, and Jam Master Jay.

Pete’s history also includes being a radio host, and also pioneering the how to videos way before there was a YouTube or a Vimeo streaming site. In current times, Pete has a studio called the Tool Shed where he combines digital and vintage analog equipment to his work flow. He also has a production company called The Brooklyn Collective. He is currently working with artists.

To learn more about Pete Marriott, you can do like I did and Google his name. I hope you, the reader, has learned something new. You now have a new fact to include in your hip-hop conversations because we learn something new everyday.

I am currently reading the autobiography of Curtis Mayfield entitled “Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield”. It is written by Curtis Mayfield’s biological son Todd Mayfield. Curtis Mayfield is one of our most influential composers of all times and we can hear his influence in modern music for he has been sampled by many artist in the music industry. Kanye West Sampled “Move On Up” for his track entitled “Touch the Sky” and it became a hit! Rapper/R&B singer Lauren Hill did a cover of Curtis Mayfield’s song  Entitled “The Makings Of You”. And there are countless others that have covered or sampled a piece of Curtis Mayfield’s songs. As I write this blog post, I am also listening to some of Curtis Mayfield’s music and still seeing the relevance in his songs for they are timeless and much needed in times like these, what we as a people are facing. 

Producer Spotlight: Boi-1Da

Posted: January 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

Mathew Samuels better known as Boi-1Da is a Grammy award winning producer who’s musical roster includes working with DrakeEminemJay ZJoe BuddenG-UnitNicki MinajLecraeNasTalib KweliKendrick LamarChris Brown, and much more.

We’re Back!!!

Posted: January 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

It’s been a long time/ I shouldn’t have left you! -Eric B. & Rakim It surely has been a long time since I’ve left you. It’s been a little over a year to be exact but now…

Source: We’re Back!!!

It’s been a long time/ I shouldn’t have left you! -Eric B. & Rakim

It surely has been a long time since I’ve left you. It’s been a little over a year to be exact but now it’s time to get back to blogging about what I love, (Beat making).

In 2017 Instrumology will be back in full effect with interviews from local to international beat makers, software and hardware reviews, and also sample flips.

Also, if you are a beat maker/ producer that’s looking for an interview, contact me via at: instrumology@gmail.com.

 

 

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Available Only at VerseAll.com

Available Only at VerseAll.com

VerseAll has put together a 10 track instrumental beat tape entitled “#TheThrowAwayBeatTape” set to be released tomorow, 9/29/2014, exclusively through VerseAll.com. The purpose for this project is to introduce recording artist and music lovers to the VerseAll sound. This project is also free to download at verseall.com and all recording artist have permission to use these tracks for their future projects. Also be on the lookout for “Crossing Borders” set to be released later in the year. Checkout the two tracks below off of the #ThrowAwayBeatTape and also go to VerseAll.com to download the entire 10 track project.

THROW AWAY BEAT TAPE copy

Hip-Hop Producer and Instrumology.com blogger VerseAll, has been hard at work finishing up a series of music projects set to be released starting this summer. Of the four released instrumental LP’s, VerseAll has began to drop a free Beat Tape entitled #TheThrowAway. This free beat tape can be downloaded for limited time only at audiomack.com and very soon will be available at VerseAll.com. #TheThrowAway will consist of 8 unreleased instrumentals, and remixes. Following in the series of new releases will be Crossing Borders, a 14 track instrumental LP set to be released on iTunes, GooglePlay for Android devices, & etc.

Here (Hear) at instrumology.com, we strive to put out the best content for your viewing or listening pleasure.
Today I was inspired to add a mix of Deep House to the site. I hope that you all enjoy the mix and don’t forget to also checkout other mixes by Dj Dimsa online and please subscribe to his page on youtube.