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Watch: Phonix Beats on the making of J Cole's "No Role Modelz"

Posted Jan. 16, 2019, 3:44 p.m.

J. Cole’s Platinum hit, “No Role Modelz,” is the highest-charting single from his third studio album, ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive.’ Co-produced by Cole and Phonix Beats, the fan favorite peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and interpolates Project Pat’s 2001 hit, “Don’t Save Her.” Phonix Beats recently sat down with Genius to explain how ...

Artist stories

Artist Feature: Gabriel Gassi

Posted Nov. 16, 2018, 9:29 a.m.

Gabriel kick-started his passion for urban/R&B and pop productions with a lego-like building music program at the age of 10, alongside playing drums to quench his other thirst as a youngster in rock and punk bands. A 'chameleon' is an apt description for this multi-skilled music maker, citing influences as diverse as Lil Durk, Justin Bieber and Tory Lanez ...

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Watch: The Making of Jarren Benton's "Don't Need You"

Posted Oct. 30, 2018, 12:54 p.m.


 

With 1.8 million views on YouTube, it's safe to say that the music video for Jarren Benton's "Don't Need You" is a huge hit. We caught up with Reason powered producer Kato on the Track and he sent us this video where he breaks down how he came up with the beat for "Don't Need You" and how ...

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Artist Feature: Iglooghost

Posted Oct. 18, 2018, 7:41 a.m.


Irish producer Seamus Malliagh makes electronic music under the moniker Iglooghost. Signed to Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label at the mere age of 18, he released his first Chinese Nü Yr EP in 2015. Following that with his debut album Neō Wax Bloom in 2017. Iglooghost now picks up the storyline from the debut album with a setting that takes place ...

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How To Make UK Garage Beats in Reason 10

Posted Oct. 1, 2018, 12:01 p.m.

Reason is the perfect platform for creating UK Garage tracks—whether you’re going for an old-school four-to-the-floor vibe, or a modern 2-Step banger. Check out this video by producer, artist and tutor Paul Ortiz to learn.
 

UK Garage music has a long and complicated history with roots in House, R&B and Jungle music. Garage music got its start and its ...