As a DJ it’s a natural progression to want to make your own music. I’ve been working on my production game for about 10 years now. Only now do I feel like I am starting to really get this art form, and what it takes to create music from scratch.
I have spent many years listening and paying attention to how certain sounds and rhythms make me feel.
I spent years practicing instruments so I can play the sounds I feel each track needs.
I put countless hours into investigating far reaching genres of music and deciding which elements I want to incorporate in my own music. So as a producer this is what I’m aiming for… I am not there yet, but what can you do with out a plan right?
Second Line Drumming- Rolling 16th on the snare with a 3/2 in the Kick.
Funk Bass Like Bootsy Collins and George Porter Jr. – mixed with the harmonic diversity of say a Chuck Rainey or Jaco.
Piano – Accents and rhythm like James P. Johnson
Horns- Learn to arrange like Fred Wesley
Guitar- Rhythm guitar like “My wheels they are slipping” Little Richard
Scratching- Lots of short phrase stabs with the funk of Preemo and cleanliness of DJ Melo-D
Clearly this is my dream, and I am no where near this yet, I will be one day. Below is some of my best work so far. Listen as the beat goes on and on.