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[Good Music] Sikwitit + Wes P. – “I Call The Shots” (Rihanna Remix)

Posted by Aaron Omar So, this is pretty much fire.  Sikwitit and Wes P. just teamed up to drop “I Call The Shots,” which is a remix of Rihanna’s hit “BBHMM.”  Big drums, big synths, big bass.  Just press… read more

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[News] ISTANDARD Co-Founder J Hatch Featured on New York University Panel w/ Amadeus + More

Posted by Aaron Omar [istandard] Co-CEO & Co-founder J Hatch was recently invited to speak on a panel put together by multi-platinum producer Amadeus, and also including All Hip Hop’s Chuck Creekmur, among others.  The panel took place at New York University and… read more

[News] Ableton Link is Now Available in Live

Posted by Aaron Omar Playing electronic instruments in time together has never been easy. Now Link is here: a technology that makes it effortless. Link synchronizes beat, phase, and tempo of Live and Link-enabled iOS apps… read more

[Winners’ Circle Interview] Kemet the Phantom (Kansas City Producers’ Showcase Winner)

Posted by Aaron Omar Let’s start with your background. When did you get started as a music producer and at what point did you realize that you wanted to pursue this is a career? I started… read more

[Featured Interview] You Should Be Paying Attention to FKi 1st

Interview by Aaron Omar FKi 1st is a cool guy who also happened to produce one of the biggest records of 2015, “White Iverson” by Post Malone, making it a breakout year for both.  In addition to… read more

Winners’ Circle Interview w/ Jacob Gago (LA Producers’ Showcase Winner)

Posted by Aaron Omar What’s up Jacob.  Congratulations on winning our LA Producers’ Showcase.  Let’s start with your background. When did you get started as a music producer and at what point did you realize that… read more

[Contest] istandard 20K Twitter Contest – #yFOLLOWi

Posted by Aaron Omar As we approach 20k followers, we wanted to celebrate it a little differently.  We are hosting a contest for all of you to tweet “why you follow us”?  The winner of this… read more

[Good Music] Jon Conner – “Fresh Water For Flint” (Feat. Keke Palmer) (Produced by The Fr3shmen)

Posted by Aaron Omar “For you, this is a topic on Twitter/ For me, this is where my momma lives.”  That one line best represents the anger that Flint, MI native Jon Connor feels over the “water… read more

[Sound Packs] Shroom – Free Drum Samples

Posted by Aaron Omar My man Shroom is sharing some of his drums for free with the [istandard] community.  His list of credits includes Ghostface, Busta Rhymes, The LOX, Mobb Deep, Pusha T, and more so you can… read more

[Good Music] Bodega Bamz – “Under Pressure” (Produced by 1stlovemusic)

Posted by Aaron Omar YES!  We here at [istandard] are happy to announce one of our alumni 1stlovemusic has produced a record for New York Rap Artist Bodega Bamz.  The beat creates the perfect energy for Bodega to unleash… read more

[Events] Young Guru – From The Sound Of It

Posted by Aaron Omar February 1st and 2nd will be a busy couple of days for Young Guru as he teams with Auro-3D and Ex’pression College Emeryville for a Sound Innovation Hackathon.  The event is centered on examining the possibilities… read more

[Winners’ Circle Interview] Mr. ET Beats

Posted by Aaron Omar What’s up Ethan?  First off, I want to congratulate you on winning our recent DC producer showcase.  Let’s start with your background. Where are you from, when did you get started as… read more