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iStandard Track-By-Track Review: Joell Ortiz – House Slippers (Produced by The Heatmakerz & !llmind)

If you are reading your first Track by Track, here on, then there are a few things you must know: #1 The writers here at focus mostly on the beats … obviously – hence the name… read more

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[New Video] iStandard Alumni Cardiak Plays Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette

Posted By The Certified Genius The latest episode of Mass Appeal‘s Rhythm Roulette takes us to Los Angeles to kick it with none other than iStandard alumni and Grammy nominated producer Cardiak as he blindly picks out three records to sample. From start to end,… read more

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[News] IK Multimedia’s T-RackS Custom Shop Now Features Three Classic American EQs

Posted By The Certified Genius By Starr Ackerman of IK Multimedia IK Multimedia is proud to announce the addition of the EQ P50A, EQ P50B and EQ P60G to the T-RackS Custom Shop lineup. With them… read more

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[New Editorial] Using A MIDI Controller With Your iPad by Audiotuts+

Posted By The Certified Genius With the increasing popular of the iPad and the fact that most producers are constantly on the move to either an event, the studio or a side gig, Robert Anthony of Audiotuts+ has put together a… read more

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[New Audio] Richie Fareal – A$$HOL3 (Produced by Richie Fareal & YNG Self)

Posted By The Certified Genius Hip-hop artist/producer Richie Fareal has released a new single that is intriguingly titled “A$$HOL3” and is produced by Richie himself along with YNG Self. An arrangement of  reverberated choir samples, vocal themed synthesizers and… read more

[New Video] YT Triz Ft. Bobby Shmurda – “How Can I Lose” (Produced by Freeway T Jay)

Posted By The Certified Genius Poe Boy Music artist YT Triz has released a music video for his Bobby Shmurda assisted and Freeway T Jay produced single “How Can I Lose“. As a hard hitting, bottom-to-the-top themed anthem, “How Can I Lose”… read more

[New Editorial] Three Common Myths About Selling Beats Online by Anno Domini

Posted By The Certified Genius As a producer who has built his rep by selling his high quality instrumentals online and also landing placements with the likes of 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, D-12 and Wu Tang, Anno Domini has broken down three… read more

[New Album] Diabolic – Fightin Words (Album Stream)

Posted By The Certified Genius Long Island representative Diabolic has officially released his grit infested and heavily lyrical second album Fightin Words. Including production from the likes of DJ Premier and 5th Seal, Diabolic’s Fightin Words is the follow up to his 2010 release Liar &… read more

[New Video] Apollo Brown & Ras Kass – “Humble Pi” (Produced by Apollo Brown)

Posted By The Certified Genius Having announced an upcoming album titled Blasphemy, West Coast emcee Ras Kass and Detroit producer Apollo Brown release the music video for “Humble Pi“. With Kass’ intelligently presented lyrical style being… read more

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[Featured Placement Opp Of The Week] Remy Ma

Posted By The Certified Genius Remy Ma is home and she’s ready to get back in the lab and make some hits. Remy is looking for and needs your best New York style club tracks! Send Your Tracks Now

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[New Video] DJ/Producer Nic Fanciulli Speaks On Traktor & The Future Of DJing With Native Instruments

Posted By The Certified Genius Grammy nominated DJ and producer Nic Fanciulli has teamed up with Native Instruments about the importance and future of DJing, especially on the island of Ibiza. Covering his viewpoints on vinyl and Native Instruments’ Traktor, this… read more

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[New Video] Talib Kweli & M1 (Dead Prez) – “Checkpoints: Ghetto to Gaza” (Produced by Beatnick & K-Salaam)

Posted By The Certified Genius As the first release from their upcoming self titled album, production duo Beatnick & K-Salaam present the music video for “Checkpoints: Ghetto To Gaza” by Talib Kweli and M1 of Dead Prez. Including a West Coast themed… read more