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The Drum Broker Blog - Exclusive Interviews and Beatmaking Resources : Interviews

Selling Beats with Homage

1. How long have you been making beats/producing? I've been making beats for 5 years.  I was first exposed to the idea of production 2 years earlier when I bought a cheap dj setup my freshman year of college.  My friends used to come over and freestyle, and I would...

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Bullyfinger Samples: Interview with Jordan Thorn

October 31, '17 by Travis Brady , Tagged: Interviews

1. Introduce yourself to the readers who may not be familiar with the Bullyfinger Brand. I'd say that i'm a record digger and collector turned audio hardware geek. Quit beats long ago and just started dealing samples to my friends, some of which became pretty awesome producers. From there I...

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Beatnick Dee - Inspiration For Hire Vol. II

Enter "Inspiration for Hire Vol. II" by Beatnick Dee: I just dropped a collection of songs ranging from Salsa, Prog Rock, Gospel, Jazz, Modern Soul, Fusion, and exotic sounds from around the world. I love the mystique and intrigue of private press records, so there’s some of that in there...

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Exclusive Interview with Frankie P

July 17, '17 by Travis Brady , Tagged: Interviews

1. For the readers who may not be familiar with you, who is Frankie P? Wassgood drumbroker fam! I am a New York based music producer and musician. I really just consider myself a creative and try to make art in any medium I feel inspired by at the moment. I have been...

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Interview: M.Simp of MSXII Sound Design

June 20, '17 by Travis Brady , Tagged: Interviews

First off, thanks for doing this interview, it’s been a while since we’ve grilled anyone over at The Drum Broker Blog. Man, I’m honored bro.  Thank you for reaching out and having me.  Most definitely has been a while! MSXII has grown over the last few years as a sound...

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Exclusive Interview with Tommy Tench

January 02, '13 by Travis Brady , Tagged: Interviews

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,...

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Behind The Beats: Exclusive Interview with The Arcitype

August 15, '12 by Travis Brady , Tagged: Interviews

  1. Introduce yourself to the readers who may not be familiar with The Arcitype   My name is The Arcitype, and I'm a hip hop producer based in Boston, MA. I'm originally from New York City but have lived in Massachusetts for 22 years now and have been in...

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Exclusive Interview with Mike Chav - Mixing your drums

August 02, '12 by Travis Brady , Tagged: Interviews

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 & samples...

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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...

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Exclusive Interview with !llmind

July 17, '12 by Travis Brady , Tagged: Interviews

  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...

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Exclusive Interview: Making Beats with Memorecks

July 10, '12 by Travis Brady , Tagged: Interviews

  1. Take a moment to introduce yourself to the readers who may not be familiar with Memorecks. Yea. I'm 22. I'm from the suburbs above Toronto, Canada. Had many low key placements throughout my time making beats. Over the past couple years I've worked closely with my boy Solid...

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Exclusive Interview: Mixing and Mastering Hip Hop with Manuel Roessler

June 13, '11 by Travis Brady , Tagged: Interviews

1. First off, thanks for doing this interview! Hopefully you can drop some knowledge on the readers. Introduce yourself and give us your background as a Mixing/Mastering Engineer. My name is Manuel Roessler of Roessler Mastering. I'm a Germany and US, NYC based mixing & mastering engineer. My discography includes...

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