I remember in 2009 at the Beat Battle at the Rooms of Red Bull, Wantigga and the Bordeaux Bros. represented Deventer. Javaanse Jongens had released a dope EP on Nod Navigators and Wan was known as Wan Kei-You at that time.
Fast forward to 2015, we invited Wan aka Wantigga to joint us at the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam. For Werk Space episode five Wantigga asked Amsterdam-based producer Jarreau Vandal to work together on a collaboration track. They took ‘So Flute’ as a starting point and took it from there. As Wantigga puts it, they were just cooking up some music and the ingredients are nomnomnom.
This time around we unfortunately only got to spend 1 day in the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam for our monthly ‘Werk Space‘ project with Jengi Beats. The young producer from Den Bosch turned 19 in January and is well on his way to becoming one of our national export products. You might know Jengi Beats, because of his affiliation with ZenSupremacy, Youtellme or Bitbird. Or perhaps you’ve heard his remix of El. Train’s “Control” featuring miss Miki Rose.
Anyway sir Jengi Beats worked on a little track called “Sun Sun” during his Werk Space visit to the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam. It will be unleashed into the world next week, so sit tight.
As our ‘Werk Space’ adventures unfold, we are having more and more fun every time. Now peep 22-year-old AJ Beats, who represents the city Enschede.
AJ came down from to the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam to work on a serious Funk banger. He started out about 4 years ago producing Hip-Hop beats, but surely evolved his sound more towards Funk-laced beats. This guy is no stranger to drumming. AJ Beats used to have a drum set with 2 snare drums in his room and you hear that in the way he programs his drums.
For the second instalment of our monthly Dutch producer series, Werk Space, we invited beatmaker Moods to the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam.
Twenty-four-year-old Nick represents the city of Rotterdam, but is by his own admittance a true Zealander. Producing for over a decade now, Moods is probably one of the most talented producers coming out of the low lands. His newly released “Sincere” EP came out Monday on 12-inch vinyl via Boogie Angst and as you may or may not know Nick is also a part of the Darker Than Wax family.
We invited the alluring SIAM from Ghent (Belgium) to lay down some amazing vocals and the results is amazing. The track “Organic” will be available on Soundcloud next week and is already a Werk Space favorite. To hold you down, take a look at this video, which contains an audio preview.
A few weeks ago we kicked off our monthly Dutch producer series called ‘Werk Space’. First up to bat was the young homey Singularis, who brought along his buddy Sndwvs and created some fresh new sounds at the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam.
My good friend Joao Costa from SAE, and his charming assistant Thamar, paid a visit and captured some magic moments on camera. It took a while to edit, but finally here’s episode 1 of many more to come. Next batter up is Moods from Rotterdam and we have a little surprise for you in store. We invited a talented young vocalist to record with Moods, but more about that next time.
In the meanwhile enjoy and look out for the track “Ride” to come out next week!
This brand new Tuxedo video right here is both classy and sassy. The duo, consisting of Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, dropped three smoking hot tracks last year, but the identity of the group was never actually confirmed.
In the video for “Do It” we meet a graceful valet, that gets tired of parking cars and decides to throw his hair back and audition for the Tuxedo video shoot. Seriously this guy has crazy moves! If you weren’t already fan of Tuxedo’s heavy Funk sound, I’m sure you will be after seeing this hilarious video.
Stones Throw has yet to confirm, but they write a full album can be expected in 2015. Until then, stay classy.
VECT, who goes by the name of Emile Sacré in every day life, is a producer & art director from the French city of Toulouse.
His music production style is various with a hint of Future Beats blending genres from R&B to Footwork. VECT’s art projects are perhaps even more incredible, but please find out about them yourselves. In the past he collaborated with talented people such as Fulgeance, Alex Barck, DJ Cam and Deafkid on his ‘Altitudes’ album.
Get ready for Emile’s forthcoming “Kent Bimaga” EP (pre-orders available) releasing on Cosmonostro November 17th…it’s smokin’ hot. So we are quite happy to premiere the video teaser which looks astounding! We could hardly believe one man was responsible for all this. Make sure you look out for an audible treat next week from the multi-talented VECT.
Now we’ve all heard of auto-tune rapper T-Pain, but who knew he was such a skilled singer. Makes you wonder why he doesn’t throw out the gimmick right this instant.
Given that it has brought him to where he is at the moment. Lets be honest though…al this guy needs is a Fender rhodes and a microphone. T-Pain’s Tiny Desk concert on NPR is nothing short from amazing I tell you! They asked him if he would be kind enough to grace the Tiny Desk without any embellishment or effects to show what’s really made his career: his voice. He performs three songs that sound so different, yet beautiful to us.
“Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’)”
“Up Down (Do This All Day)”
Hello world, meet miss Shay Lia from Montréal, Canada. This young lady is one some other sh*t I tell ya. A while ago I had heard her on that Stwo joint, but quite honestly it didn’t stick out. Her new track “3 Months” though produced by Kaytranada is the bizness. For real!
Her raspy voice fits the sex-covered production like a shaft fits a…you catch my drift right? The video is something else too, so we thought we’d spoil you with a video post. Something we rarely do, but for those that prefer audio. Get ya freak on and listen to Shay Lia’s amazing song on Soundcloud.
Get ready to be blown away, because the new documentary series “Diggin In The Carts” is the untold story behind the most influential music to come out of Japan. That’s right video game music.
Some of you might have been heavily influenced by the composers behind these timeless 8-bit melodies. Till now they have remained faceless, but thanks to the Red Bull Music Academy and Nick Dwyer the world can now hear and see some of the stories.
Episode 1: The Rise of Video Game Music is available here and I’m pretty sure you’ll want to tune in weekly after seeing it. Watch how producers like Flying Lotus, Kode9, Havoc (Mobb Deep) and Oh No comment on some of their most precious memories…video games.