New Month, New Day, New Beat

Happy Friday and Happy “1st of tha Month” (Bone Thugs reference)! The title is very self explanatory, of course: a new month, a new day, and I finally release a new beat. This is actually my very first beat to begin with. Since the beginning of 2013, I decided to engage in more studio work along with booking/working my live gigs in the process. This means I will be working on my own Edits, Remixes, and Producing my own beats, along with working to support local artists in the scene.

My very first beat is a homage paid to one of my favorite animes, Cowboy Bebop, and the fabulous soundtrack composer Yoko Kanno. Kanno-san was a prominent figure in building the soundtrack for this great anime. The sample used for this beat is “Car 24,” found in the Original Soundtrack album. It’s a very catchy track, I might say. Using Ableton Live, I have chopped and spliced the sample and layered it over a drum loop, with some hi-hats added. This beat is built with 3x 16-bar verses, the intro sample used as the hook, and worked to add in the bridge as well. I’m still working the basics of Ableton Live right now, but I’m looking forward to really build from scratch when the time comes.

This beat is uploaded to my SoundCloud page, and is downloadable for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

“Car 24” © Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts, 1998

Cowboy Bebop © Shinichiro Watanabe, 1998