Tryezz Just Released His New Album TODAY!
Read on and you can have a chance to win a free DL courtesy of the Groove Master himself!!
now on to the mini interview..
yo, whats up tryezz! last time i interviewed you was also the first time back in dec 2011, what have you been up to since then?
Yoo wuttup. Well, I’ve been in the lab staying on my crafts, experiencing life and learning (***Always a Student***).
Now that I think about though, it was kinda’ busy. I had dropped two releases since then.
The first one was “Odyssey” which was self-released. The second one was “Night Driven” which was released through Soulection (many thanks and much respect to them).
Also entered a couple remix contests, posted up a couple singles and also played some live shows.
Also, on more the visual arts end, working on putting up some more T-shirt designs and fixing up and adding more to the website. The grind neva’ stops.
Have you added any new equipment to your set?
I recently started using an Alesis Desktop Mixer to my live sets. I used to use it off and on as a back up, but now it’s a mainstay (and highly recommended).
Other than that, it’s been about the same. Although, I am looking to invest in a PA Sound System so I can play more live shows. Once that happens……it’s ON. =)
When will you film another epic late night groove session, like “been in the lab”?
It’ll be sometime soon. I’ve actually been planning a couple of different videos to post up.
But I do plan on posting up another late night groove session. The time and the feel has to be right.
I don’t want to force it.
Have you met any inspiring people lately?
Nah not necessarily hahah. It’s been more like inspiring events to be honest.
What inspiring events?
Well…hoping not to get too deep haha:
Amongst many other things, while I was filming footage for the “Timelapse: Preview Groove” video, I found myself observing not only the scenery, but the people.
It was interesting because while I’ve never met these people passing by, I felt like I knew them and they knew me. They were doing their thing, and I was doing my thing.
And yet, we were all in the same area enjoying ourselves. There was no tension. Some even talked to me as they walked by.
It was something I never really experienced before. It was like seeing things from a different angle.
Is there anyone out there you would like to collaborate with?
Hmm not at the moment. That’s not to say that I’m not down to collab, especially if the feel is right and it’s a clean and professional exchange.
Right now though, I’m just focusing on becoming more established as an artist and building on that. I still have a ways to go.
How long did it take you to work on your new upcoming release?
It took a while…about a good 4 months. And it was 4 Months of consistent work.
Gotta’ make it thorough y’know? Ain’t no halfsteppin’. =)
What goals do you have for this year?
One of the main goals is to play more live shows and engage more…and reach more people.
Y’know, spread that vitality live and in full effect, rejuvenating listeners and viewers. Also, in particular, reach out to the dance community.
And, as always, get more life experience and learn more.
S/O to God, all the supporters old and new, all the people who took time to take a listen even if they didn’t like it.
Also, shout outs to all the people take a chance and giving me opportunities.
And shout outs to all those who are staying true to their craft, sacrificing their time and edifying themselves so they can reach that next level.
Well, there you have it, go check out his awesome new release
cop it for $7 or more, to support his music!
I asked Tryezz to give one of ya’ll a free download code, so all you gotta do is follow
@head_nods and @tryezz on twitter, and tweet
The winner will be random, I’ll follow and send a Direct Message, Good Luck!
Peep his stuff on the Web as well.
EXPAND your MUSiC taste.
Hip Hop itself was influenced by other music genres.
lyrics are another thing.. *cough cough* ;)
anyways hope ya’ll have a nice weekend, and for the producers out there, a weekend full of inspiration.
get inspired, enjoy life, smile, & work those mpcs, sp’s, fruity loops, etc.. :)
Off TEK.LUN’s “Resol(o)ve” coming soon.
Source: SoundCloud / LAKIM
check it out!!!!!!!!!
Bass, drums, Rhodes and hi hats that play nice. This is the foundation for a whole experience. A genre, vibe, that sound you know when you hear it and can’t stop listening.
Based in CT, Maverick Soul has been producing soulful sounds for the last two decades. If you would like to contact him please email:
Open to collborations.
Source: SoundCloud / MaverickSoul
Quick Interview with Sinitus Tempo
Sinitus Tempo, where are you from and how did you choose to go by that name?
I am from Mount Rainier Maryland USA, I chose this name because i used to read alot greek mythology at the time i was really interested in it Sinitus is short for Rhampsinitus which is what the greeks called king Ramessess III. So Sinitus = King Tempo = music.
What made you choose the type of music you make? Inspirations?
Its honestly just a sound i like i like music that puts me at peace and others at peace there is way to many violent thoughts and actions in the world these days, if my music can even change that a little then i will continue to create this sound. I have many inspirations, but a few are Koop, Nujabes, Bonobo, Quantic, and Anime Sound tracks.
What equipment have you used and what do you plan to use later if any?
Mainly Use my MPC 1000 and Pro tools i have other equipment like guitars and a keyboard but i dont really use them all that often. I dont really plan on using anything else in the future the only thing i would really try is the MPC fly thats coming out.
Any collaborations you look forward to?
Uhm yeah a few i dont want to spoil at the moment haha. I just recently released the first track from my upcoming album with Substantial, Obii Say, and Kitty Wong, that was a really great collabo i had done.
Are you currently working on something?
Currently I am working on my third Album “Majestic” i Have released 2 tracks from it so far “Dear Friends” ft. Kitty Wong and “Keepin’ On” ft. Substantial, Obii Say, and Kitty Wong. I am also working on finishing up this EP with Canadian MC E.D.G.E and the OneofUs Album (my Duo with Kitty Wong).
What do you like to do on your spare time?
In the Little Spare time i have i will try and hang out with friends, Watch Loads of Anime, Play some Video Games here and there, and really just try to Build and Network to the best of my ability.
i’m sure many of you have come across this
like i said, i’ve been busy but then again i don’t really write about people making dumb remarks on hip-hop music, i mean there’s a lot of people who have the ignorance to dig beyond the meaningless stereotypical lyrics and then there are those who just refuse to give it a chance and just hate it for no reason.
music nowadays doesn’t come original or genuine, it’s all marketed in a box with a cover of some vanity or desired lifestyle and then shipped away, sold, programmed in lives, rinse and repeat.
not all of it.
i can’t even with that article.
does he want mike T to bite both his ears?
doesn’t he have inner peace, that he needs a substance or someone always talking to him to feel ok.
does he feel alone? does he fear being alone, can he handle solitude with peaceful vibes? no.
well not everyone is supposed to like everthing
but i guess he wanted attention.
he got it.
just brings awareness to appreciate beats more..
i don’t care who says what
beats for life :D
(that’s a teaser from his latest release from last month) you can DL it on his bandcamp http://handbook.bandcamp.com/
Thanks for your time, so you are from the uk?
heyy, yeah i am. i’m from york, in yorkshire :)
Handbook, how did you decide on that name?
I came up with the name Handbook on the spot, after previously being “known” as Part Time Wolf. I saw the name was already taken and needed a new one fast. I guess I must have seen a Handbook laying around and gone with it. Seems to have stuck pretty well!
What was your first musical inspiration?
My first musical inspiration was an odd mix. I have always been into music, and can vaguely remember being an infant and listening to techno and classic rock (my Dad has a very eclectic taste in music, all quality though :D). These were my first insights into music, and have stayed with me a long time.
What made you decide to make beats?
I decided to start making beats when I started getting into J Dilla and Free The Robots. I heard their music, and knew it was made by one person. That gave me the inspiration to start making music, and making beats. Once I saw how it could be done, I knew that I could do it.
What equipment have you used, and do you have a preference on equipment that you use?
I used to program my beats using the MPC 1000. A greater piece of kit to get started on. This year I moved onto the Maschine. It’s incredible. Stepped up my game no end, its astonishingly intuitive. Besides from that, I use a MicroKorg, Ableton and my laptop (HP G56, for computer heads).
Have you done any collaborations?
Who would you like to work with? Over the years, I’ve worked on a number of collaborations with: Stephen Farris, Yahn Looke Picard, Languid, ManOnWire and RADICALEDWARD. Then I have worked with rappers such as: Cor Stidak, Slim Pickin’s, J.Hurt, Jetpack Jones, Broke/ and more. I’ve been lucky to work with so many talented individuals. As for people I’d wanna work with in the future, probably Teebs, Mecca:83, B.Lewis and rappers such as Stainless Steele, Actual Proof, Action Bronson. That would kick some serious ass.
What other things do you like besides music?
Not a whole lot really, I spend most of life making beats when I’m not making music or listening to it. I do enjoy my food an awful lot, and enjoy my job too (I work as a teaching assistant in a secondary school in York). I like to party, on occasion :D
What’s your favorite food?
PIZZA. I don’t know what it is about bread, cheese and tomato sauce, but damn it gets me. Every time. I got into a spell of having about three a week, but then I got chunky, so I cut down to one a week. It isn’t enough. I tried replacing it with quiche, and no offence to quiche, but it don’t compare.
Do you play video games?
Nah, I have not got the time :D
How often do you experiment with your beats?
Every day. Like, this weekend, I’ve cooked up a few beats, then made a house track, a garage/2step track and all sorts. Always experimenting in the “beatlab”
I constantly see a new upload on soundcloud, have you always kept that consistency?
Yeah I seem to have done. I try to upload once every three days, that’s my quota, unless something totally vibin’ is made, then I have to share. I’m childish like that. I can’t keep my beats a secret. I’m that kid who wants his drawing of an owl put up on the fridge, even though sometimes the owl actually looks like a beaver. I love to share my music.
Are you working on a new album with those tracks?
Some of them yeah. I use soundcloud to give away freebies, tracks that don’t seem to fit in any projects. Then I also upload singles from upcoming albums as some solid promo. I have two releases in the works, and some of the tracks on the soundcloud are going to feature on those releases.
well there you have it, check him out on here on tumblr, http://foundbeats.tumblr.com/
and around the web
Source: SoundCloud / Handbook