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WE are back with the BOOM BAP! Sorry for the breif absence of Instrumology.com. I know that a lot of you were wondering what happened to the articles and interviews? Well, for the past few months, I have been promoting my Instrumology 2 album (Available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and EMusic). Also WU:Mixed  (Available at VerseAll.com) which took up a lot of my time. But now WE are back with more interviews, insightful information, tips & tricks, and Good music!!!!!

 

 

Setting off the the producers spotlight list is El PresBeats! El Pres Beats has a hip-hop with a rock edge, complimented by adding dope scratch phrases and super lyricist such as Nutso, Creature (Rebelmatic), etc. to make the cipher complete! El Pres shares his story with us about the artist he has worked with, the equipment he owns, and his favorite producers.  BMP’s (Beat Maker-Producers), I introduce you to El Pres Beats.

INST: Let the world know who you are and where you’re from?

EPB: I am ELPresBeats. I am a beatmaker / producer from Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Right now I am living in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

INST: Who have you worked with & how long have you been beat making or producing?

EPB: I have worked with Nutso (Poor Pocket Music), Jak Danielz (Cold Heat), Starvin B, Marvalous, Creature (Rebelmatic), DJ Irie, DJ Friss & DJ Milton on my Glenwood Hostel EP.
I have been making beats since 1998.

INST: What equipment and or software are you using?

EPB: I make my beats in Renoise and on the MPC 1000. For making tracks I use Cubase SX. ELPresMPC

INST: What made you want to create beats?

EPB: Growing up in the nineties and listening to all the great hiphop music that came out then, made me eager to give it a try myself. I didn’t know what samplers looked like and when I went to the musical instruments store in the city I grew up in, all they had was some crappy drum computers with some presets in it. I had obviously heard about the MPC’s and the SP 1200 but never saw one in real life. I knew they were real expensive too, at least for a 14 / 15 year old boy they were. In ’98 my mother got her first PC with a Soundblaster, so I was able to run Fasttracker 2, a free software tracker that was extremely suitable for making sample based beats. I learned how to work the program from a classmate of mine that was already making beats. From that moment on I started to plunder my parents’ record collections and second hand vinyl shops for vinyl I could sample from.

INST: Do you use or prefer sampling over playing live instruments?

EPB: I use sampling. It is the backbone of my style. 99% of the samples I use come from vinyl though. No sample packs or anything. Every sound you hear on my beats was found by me listening to the actual vinyl. I hold the art of diggin’ in the crates for samples up high.

INST: Who influenced your style?

EPB: Sample based producers that came up in the 90’s like Premo, RZA, Tru Master, 4th Disciple, Pete Rock, K-Def, Large Pro, Buckwild, Showbiz, Diamond D, Lord Finesse, Prince Paul, Muggs, Easy Mo Bee, Beatnuts, Beatminerz, Erick Sermon, Shawn J. Period, Alchemist, Hi Tek, Nottz, Madlib, Jay Dee, Havoc, DJ Spinna, Ski, Clark Kent, No I.D., DJ Honda, EL-P, DR Period, SD-50’s and many more influenced me a lot when I started making beats. Also the Blue Monks production team – they used to do production for a crew called the Proov from my hometown Leeuwarden – influenced me, because they were coming from my town and were making some noise nationally.

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INST: Do you ever see yourself quitting or retiring from beat making?

EPB: Never.

INST: Is there a difference between being a producer and being a beat maker?

EPB: I guess a beatmaker is somebody who just makes beats (only loops) and doesn’t make arranged tracks with for example vocalists or instrumentalists. A producer is someone that makes a whole track and not just the beat. You become a producer when you start making arrangements on your tracks and think about the track as a whole more. Also soundwise a producer thinks more about the mixing and mastering of the track. Most beatmakers are producers too though, in my opinion. There’s a thin line between a beatmaker and a producer. Where do you stop being just a beatmaker and start being a producer as well? I think every beatmaker has to be at least a tiny bit a producer to be a good beatmaker.

INST: Any tips, tricks, or advice that you’d like to share?

EPB: Be original.

INST: Where can we hear your work?

EPB: Stream / download EL Pres – Glenwood Hostel EP :
http://elpresbeats.bandcamp.com/
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Peep “15 Cents” Video, Performed By Creature (Reblematic), Produced By El PresBeats:

20130324-212908.jpgBronze Nazareth is a beatmaker-producer and lyricist who has strong ties with the Wu-Tang Clan and affiliate members. His body of work can be heard on various Wu projects from RZA, Raekwon, GZA, etc. Bronze is a master of sample flips and beat illusion meaning, just when you think that the beat is going one way, it actually switches and goes another route. Beatmakers-Producers and Music Lovers, without further due, I present to you, Bronze Nazareth!

INST: Let the world know who you are and where you’re from?
BN: Many of you know me already, for those who don’t, I go by the
name of Bronze Nazareth, hailing from Westside Detroit, by way of
Gun Rule/Grand Rapids, MI. I been affiliated with Wu Tang since ’02
and also built my own platform with my Black Day In July Productions. Worked
with a lot MC’s and I’m also respected by your favorites.

INST: Who have you worked with & how long have been beat making or producing?
BN: I’ve worked with Wu Tang Clan – RZA, Raekwon, GZA, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, Royce 5’9, Canibus, Immortal Technique, Copywrite, La The Darkman, Willie The Kid, Kool G Rap, Buckshot, Sean Price, Ras Kass, Roc Marciano, Planet Asia, On and on. I spilled blood on Raekwon’s ”Butter Knives”, and got current projects with Willie The Kid, and my bro Boldy James.

INST: What equipment and or software are you using?
BN: I use various means man, I play with the MP here and there, and the ASR-10 is still my favorite as far as getting that muddy sound, but alot of the time I’ll throw a sample into protools and add on from there right on that. I also use Cool Edit heavily for chopping etc. I will be getting the Maschine soon tho. definitely!

INST: What made you want to create beats?
BN: I was always into the melody of songs, so I guess innately I’m tuned into music. My father collected and played a lot of music, soul, funk, jazz, folk, so it was ingrained even more. When I started rhyming, it was over other dudes instrumentals. But eventually, in my quest to find my own music to rhyme over, I taught myself how to make beats. So really rhyming made me want to make my own beats.

INST: Do you use or prefer sampling over playing live instruments?

BN: I wouldn’t say I prefer either. Live instruments are great because it becomes something that is totally yours. Also, there’s no comparison between, for example a real guitar vs. a keyboard guitar sound. With sampling, its all about your ears. Some of the melodies usually have instrument layers that even a live band can’t recreate. So to catch those small moments and make a composition out of them is what hip hop was built from. Both techniques are essential.

INST: Who influenced your style?
BN: Life. The trials. My family, Grandaddy’s jazz, my pop’s Teddy Pendergrass or Grover Washington, my mom’s Beatles. Then of course the greats – Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, who led me to listening to Prince Paul, to Marley Marl, to Premier, to RZA, but also I just feel it in my heart and soul. Something just feels good about certain sounds and they can affect emotion. So that’s why I say life.

INST: Do you ever see yourself quitting or retiring from beat making?

BN: Producing? No, I don’t. I’m not just a producer, I’m a musician. After hip hop, I’ll probably get into another genre that fits my life and direction. The music will continue to spin for me.

INST: Is there a difference between being a producer and being a beat maker?
BN: Indeed. A beat maker just makes beats, then people rhyme on them. A producer, makes a piece of art. He molds the sound, he directs the vocalist, he glues the whole project together.

INST: Any tips, tricks, or advice that you’d like to share?
BN: Nah man, all that is out the window. If you are supposed to be doing music, you’ll know. At that point it’s up to you to be your own driving force. Even if you signed with the greatest label, they can’t do everything for you. Just make sure you walk your dogs if this is what you truly wanna jump into.

INST: Where can we hear your work?
BN: Where can we hear your work?Google me! or go on itunes, amazon, bandcamp.com, emusic, etc etc etc….but the best way is http://www.bronzenazareth.com

INST: Thanks Bronze Nazareth for doing this interview with us.

BN: Thx Much G!

Check out School For A Blindman Album By Bronze Nazareth.

Check out Butter knives By Raekwon, produced by Bronze Nazareth.

Checkout the Bronze Nazareth Produced: http://blackday.bandcamp.com/music