The Drum Broker Blog - Exclusive Interviews and Beatmaking Resources

The Disruptive Producer

You may be familiar with the idea of disruptive technology or disruptive innovation, but if you’re not well define it quickly using wikipedia: A disruptive innovation is an innovation that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market leading... read more


Adrian Younge's debut Sample Library

Purchase Here: Psych, Dark, & Electronic Impressions Adrian Younge just debuted an original music library (Psych, Dark, & Electronic Impressions) with The Drum Broker. Adrian's sample library follows suit to Frank Duke's Kingsway Music Library and features original extremely sample worthy material defined by the golden era of soul & prog rock (1968-1973).... read more


Interview: Tommy Tench on MPC Renaissance, NI Maschine, Dubspot, & His dynamic role in the industry

1. Take a minute to introduce yourself to our readers. My name is Tommy Tench and I’m a Producer and DJ operating out of my studio in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. I specialize in sampling and making beats, and I’m a huge fan of Turntablism, which I practice daily. My YouTube channel,... read more


Behind the Beats Part 2: Interview with The Arcitype on the creation of V.I.C. & More

Alkota: I don't think the readers need an introduction to The Arcitype, but just in case they can check our your first interview here   Alkota: I just got done watching the Ruste Juxx & The Arcitype "Rock to the Rhythm" Music Video on YouTube. Very dope lyrics and the... read more


Exclusive Interview with Mike Chav - Mixing your drums

August 02, '12 by Travis Brady

  Alkota: I see quite a few producers & beatmakers on the internet asking how to make their kicks "phatter" or "hit harder". Obviously, a hard hitting kick drum is the centerpiece to hip hop production, especially Boom Bap. Many beatmakers need to understand that staring with good  sounds &... read more


Exclusive Interview with Jake One

July 19, '12 by Travis Brady , Tagged | interviews |

   1. First off, introduce yourself to the readers. My name is Jake One I'm a producer from Seattle that has been doing beats for about 17 years now. I've worked with some of the biggest and smallest artists in hip hop during that time. Alkota: I've been noticing a... read more


Exclusive Interview with !llmind

July 17, '12 by Travis Brady , Tagged | interview |

  1. Introduce yourself to the readers who may have been living under a rock and aren't familiar with Illmind. I'm !llmind.. from NJ living in Brooklyn, NY.. I am a music producer and teacher at The Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at New York University, and a senior... read more