Music Production

Watch 808 Melo Explain How He Made Pop Smoke’s ‘Dior’

Producer 808 Melo recently sat down with Genius for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Pop Smoke‘s “Dior.”

The slow-burning “Brooklyn drill”-style single peaked in Billboard’s Top 40 at #22 and was his first solo hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

Only 20 years old, the East London-based producer has successfully blended equal parts of UK grime, Chicago drill, and New York’s take on trap, combining it into a unique, exciting musical subgenre. In breaking down the making of “Dior,” take particular note to how he discusses how much space and room he gives the artist to be able to both rap and ad-lib. Impressively, there’s a “less is more” to what 808 Melo does. As much as Pop Smoke was credited for having such a unique voice, the track he’s rapping over is almost specifically engineered to highlight exactly what he did, and how he did it.

Watch the making of “Dior” above.

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NEZ Talks Approach to Producing, Growing Up on House Music: The 20 Podcast

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GRAMMY-nominated producer NEZ connects with DJ Spider on The 20 Podcast. Best known for working with ScHoolboy Q and A$AP Rocky, NEZ discusses his approach to producing, growing up on house music in Chicago, plus more.

Watch the interview above. An audio version of the podcast is also available on all major platforms.

Hosted by DJ Spider, The 20 Podcast features conversations with influential DJs, producers, and other music industry professionals.

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KidCutUp Talks Touring With P!nk, Approach to Producing Edits: The 20 Podcast

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Renowned DJ/producer KidCutUp sits down with DJ Spider on The 20 Podcast. The Milwaukie native discusses what it was like touring with P!nk on her record-breaking Beautiful Trauma World Tour, how he approaches producing edits, and more.

Watch the interview above. An audio version of the podcast is also available on all major platforms.

Hosted by DJ Spider, The 20 Podcast features conversations with influential DJs, producers, and other music industry professionals.

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Barnaton and DJcity Launch ‘Tocame’ Remix Contest

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Sak Noel performing at Sucia Bonita in Los Angeles. (Source: Facebook)

To celebrate the release of Sak Noel, Salvi, and Franklin Dam‘s Latin house single “Tocame,” Barnaton and DJcity have collaborated on a remix challenge. Aspiring producers have until April 24, 2020 for their chance to win a slot on the official “Tocame” remix pack.

To enter and receive stems for the remix, applicants must send an email to info@barnaton.com with their full name, stage moniker, age, and Instagram handle. Five winners will be selected via live stream to be a part of the official remix pack.

Tocame” has over four million views on YouTube and has been supported by DJs worldwide.

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Morgan Page Talks Approach to Producing, Music Library Management on ‘The 20 Podcast’

DJ Spider and Morgan Page

DJ Spider and Morgan Page
DJ Spider and Morgan Page

Veteran house DJ/producer Morgan Page sits down with DJ Spider on The 20 Podcast. The GRAMMY-nominated producer discusses his approach to producing, music library management system, MP Quick Tips series, college radio beginnings, among other topics.

Watch the interview below. An audio version of the podcast is also available on all major platforms.

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Hosted by DJ Spider, The 20 Podcast features conversations with influential DJs and music industry professionals. Spider and his guests begin each episode by going through Beatsource‘s weekly list of must-have tracks, The 20.

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Murda Beatz Breaks Down His Hitmaking Success On Pensado’s Place

Multi-platinum producer Murda Beatz recently sat down with the Pensado’s Place YouTube show for a glimpse into his career.

The 25-year-old Canadian beatmaker has produced ten top 10 singles in the past three years. He released back-to-back hits in 2017 and 2018 with Migos, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj‘s “Motorsport” and Drake‘s “Nice For What”.

Murda Beatz discusses his production inspirations, working with Drake, how to make it as a “Youtube producer” in the social media age, and more. He also talks about how Toronto has been able to maintain creative domination over much of hip-hop music and culture.

Watch the interview above.

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