J Dilla Samples Playlist

Here's playlist of J Dilla samples I put together just to vibe out to.  The genius and sheer brilliance of James "Dilla" Yancey is incomparable.  I'm still amazed while listening to these songs how he heard the pieces he heard to come up with those tracks. Anyway, enjoy.

Tier 0: Volume 1

Tier 0 is the first volume of an upcoming instrumental beat series. All four of these tracks were created in one night and it captures the zone I was in when I created them. They're free to use on any non-commercially distributed mixtape, just shout me out (twitter: @doxortho, Instagram: @doxortho). Make sure to subscribe to the site for free sound packs and tutorials.

 



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iStandard Producer Showcase – Philly Edition – Powered by Monster Energy

I will be one of the judges for next Philly iStandard Producer Showcase. See below for info:

 

Date/Time

Date(s) - 03/10/2015
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Location

The Legendary Dobbs

The Road to Beast of the Beats IX” makes a stop in the City of Brotherly Love, as the world famous iStandard Producer Showcase – Powered by Monster Energy – ascends upon Philadelphia at The Legendary Dobbs on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015…

Get in a submission for this event before it books up by selecting Philadelphia, PA” at http://portal.istandardproducers.com/beats/showcase_submit

To purchase an advance ticket to this event and save $5, click HERE (you will be placed on the will call guest list)

15 of Philly’s best producers will showcase their tracks in front of a panel of career changers and mentors.  Winner with the highest score will get a meeting with Atlantic Records A&R in NYC, and a prize package consisting of a bundle IK Multimedia iOS Productsplus their renowned plug-in T-Racks Grand iZotope’s Nectar Elements, a choice of Propellerhead Software (either Reason Essentials or ReCycle), Ableton Live 9 Introa Lifetime Subscription to iStandardProducers.com, promotional gear from Monster Energy, and more…

So far judges include Ivan “Orthodox” Barias (1/2 of Carvin & Ivan aka Karma Productions, Writers and Producers for Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, and more…), Antman Wonder (iStandard Alum, Producer for Fabolous, Estelle, Skyzoo, and more…), and Omen (Platinum Plus Producer for Drake, Lil Wayne, Beyonce, The Dream, and more…) with more to be announced and special surprises…

FREE "FORTIFIED 808's" PACK

Happy 2015! To kick off the new year and continuing on with the free gifts from the holidays, I'm giving away this new pack titled "Fortified 808's". This pack consists of a chromatically tuned 808 bass between the range of G1 to G3. It's made to bring out the 808 rumble on your tracks. If rebellious low end is what you're after then do yourself a favor and download this pack. Inside the pack you'll find 10 different presets for both Kontakt and Logic's EXS24. Place them wherever your Kontakt and Logic user sample libraries are located and you'll be able to load them and start using them right away. This pack is yours free of charge in exchange for tweet. Click the "PAY WITH A TWEET" button below to post the tweet. Once it's confirmed, your download should start automatically. If you're not on twitter leave a comment below and we can make some other arrangements. Enjoy.

Free "PulChild 808's" Pack

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As promised, I'm giving away another pack as part of the site launch. This pack here is titled "PulChild 808's" as a play on the name of the Pultec EQP-1A EQ and the Fairchild 660 Limiter. The original units have been used on countless hit and classic recordings across several genres. The Pultec has been a favorite go to unit of top engineers for its unique ability to add warmth, depth and clarity to drums. The Fairchild, which has been used on hit records from the Beatles to many Motown classics, has the ability to give your tracks a ton of tube warmth and character and can also add the sweet harmonics that happen to be a desired effect on 808's. I used the UAD emulations on the drums along with some other processing of my own. The drums are punchy, fat  and warm and have some nice depth that will translate very well on HipHop, R&B, Pop and EDM productions. The pack is free in exchange for a tweet on your twitter account. Once the tweet has been sent check for the download link in the pop up "Pay With A Tweet" window. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!!!

Guordan Banks " Good At What You Do (Produced by Ivan Barias)

Back in October Philly's own and Meek Mill Dreamchasers protege Guordan Banks released his project titled "A Song For Everyone" with features from Meek Mill, Wale and Omelly. Besides myself, the project also features production from the GRAMMY nominated DJ Camper and Phatboiz. This is the first release from this singer/songwriter who has worked with several R&B recording artist such as John Legend, K. Michelle and Keyshia Cole. Check out the stream and video below for the song "Good At What You Do".

Kiki Rowe "Too Good To Be You" (Produced by Ivan Barias)

Earlier this year I had the chance to work with this dope artist from Toronto by the name of Kiki Rowe. We collaborated on song called "Too Good To Be You". She recently released her project titled "Kiki Rowe" which also includes collaborations with DJ Mustard. Jay Z's Life and Times blog did cool write up declaring her the next one to blow out Canada:

Drake and Justin Bieber may soon have to make way for Canada’s next rising star. Her name is Kiki Rowe and on October 28th, the Mississauga-born singer-songwriter will be releasing her debut album. The project is set to feature production from the likes of DJ Mustard, ASTR and Ivan Barias.

Check the audio of "Too Good To Be You" below and also check out the cool B&W visuals to the song.