I’m not saying don’t finish beats. DO finish beats.
But I propose being a little more intentional about when to fold on an idea, and when to double down on it. In this blog post I reveal why you shouldn't follow through with every musical idea you have, and my golden key to determining when to scrap and a beat and when to finish making that beat.
I want to challenge you (AND ME!) today:
The next time you’re chatting to a fellow beat maker and that know-it-all voice inside your head rises up, try and listen deeper.
If you try this, you may realise one of two things:
You may stumble upon a deeper knowledge or a fresh perspective you hadn’t considered before.
Perhaps a new technique to side chain drums, or a new way to stack samples that makes your mix sound super wide.
maybe you do know it all already.
But you realize that you aren’t applying your knowledge as well as you could.
How can you apply this concept to your next beat?
Today I’m encouraging you to make a gentle but powerful shift in your beat making. It will hands down change your relationship to making beats. I...
Getting people to listen to your beats is a bitch isn’t it? Yes. I tried that for so long I almost gave up. And now in the space of one month I got over 1000 new monthly listeners and thousands more streams. For a small beat maker this is HUGE! I'm sharing what I did so you can do it too.
As beat makers we often want to know: How do we make and choose sample chops that sound good together? How do we chop samples so that they can be rearranged in pleasing new ways?
Here are a couple things I look out for when I'm making my own beats...