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The Drum Broker Blog - Exclusive Interviews and Beatmaking Resources

Mama's Boy (Prod. Jimmy Javier)

Drum Broker supporter & customer Jimmy Javier laced us with this real dope track entitled "Mama's Boy" in which he flipped a sample from Jake One x G Koop's - 15 Piece Sample Pack Jimmy is knocking his beats out on Logic Pro and uses Jake One and Cardiak's drum kits frequently....

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Original Soul Samples by Soul Surplus - Port Rich Vol. 3

We're super excited to be distributing material for Soul Surplus. The Philly production team has been releasing some cutting edge original samples that rival much of what is being put out right now by other composers and producers. If you're looking for some dope, completely original soul music to chop...

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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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Cardo Drum Kit: Wolves Is Out Vol. 1

July 11, '17 by Travis Brady

Purchase Here: Cardo - Wolves Is Out Drum Kit Cardo is a beast. What else can you say?  With hits under his belt from Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Jeezy, Jay-Z, Drake, Kanye West and plenty more. Lucky for us he dug into his collection to share the sounds that have enabled him...

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Exclusive Interview with Matt Diamond: The Science Behind “Features”

July 11, '17 by Travis Brady

1. Introduce yourself to the readers My name’s Matt Diamond – I am a music entrepreneur that started the indie hip-hop label Coalmine Records back in 2005.  I’ve since launched Diamond Music Group – a full service marketing one stop that specializes in consulting, online marketing & pr, digital distribution, radio...

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Kingsway Music Library Vol. 8 by Frank Dukes

July 02, '17 by Travis Brady

Frank Dukes just released the 8th installment of his wildly popular Kingsway Music Library. Kingsway Music Library Vol. 8 features 15 completely new and original samples composed by Frank Dukes for your sampling pleasure. The Kingsway Music Library has been sampled by everyone from Drake, J.Cole, !llmind, Boi1nda, Hit Boy,...

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Beatmaking Video - Cookin Soul x MSXII

The homie Cookin Soul just dropped a dope beatmaking video featuring some dope drum samples by the MSXII Sound Design Team. Cookin Soul flips a sample using Ableton Live and Push 2 controller + some break beats from MSXII's "The Breaks Collective"    

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The Disruptive Producer

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

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...

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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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Beatmaking Video - Behind The Beats with Marco Polo

The Drum Broker teamed up with Hip Hop Producer and master of the Akai MPC for a behind the scenes look into Marco Polo's beatmaking process and daily grind! Marco Polo fans and fellow beatmakers will thoroughly enjoy this piece. One of our favorite "Behind The Beat Videos" to date....

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Become a millionaire by leasing beats

June 20, '17 by Travis Brady

This post is a response to what @illmindPRODUCER was ranting about the last few days on Twitter. While !llmind has some good points, he's missing some key points and looking at the issue of selling beats to "struggle rappers" from high on the pedestal of someone who has already "made...

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Adrian Younge's debut Sample Library

June 20, '17 by Travis Brady

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)....

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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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