Category Archives: beat making

A beatmakers journey – A guide on the do’s and dont’s when entering a beat battle

The story of how I made it to the 2014 Australasian Beatmaker Invitational… and lost. By  Apollo Grimez So, was sitting in my little home studio when I got an e-mail about the 2014 Australasian Beatmaker Invitational, which as far … Continue reading

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The Base’MINT’ Grits Project.. a handful of snaps ..

When it comes to our local scene, we always look to do something different. A couple of months back whilst planning our monthly phat friday event, we came up with the idea to panel up 21 white Basement Grits LP’s … Continue reading

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Gallery: Phat Friday October 2013 – The Return of the Back Stage

October 2013 saw the return of PHAT FRIDAY to the back area of the Green Ant Cantina. As per usual the night was filled with Phat Tunes courtesy of Dex Mo & Ricky Grits, plus some DOPE open mic activity … Continue reading

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2 Minutes with Apollo Grimes

Beat maker and original member of the Beat Basement artist collective, Apollo Grimez is set to make his mark in 2014, with a beat/mix tape featuring some of the finest names in Australian Hip Hop. “2mins with Apollo Grimez” is … Continue reading

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Sample Cypher – beatmaking comp

Apollo Grimez, Develop and Jimmy Flipshyt are the architects of the sound of the Beat Basement. To showcase their skill we have created a monthly beatmaking competition. In every round of the competition the producers are challenged with the same … Continue reading

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Hip Hop and Sampling in 1988

A short documentary about sampling from the olden days. You’ll probably recognise some faces in there. De La Soul, Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Beastie Boys…

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I am J. DePina, beat maker, producer…

Until a few day ago I hadn’t heard of J. DePina, then I cam across this clip and did some research. For me J. DePina’s beats have everything I look for in a hip-hop beat. If you haven’t heard of … Continue reading

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Flava in ya ear Remix dopeness

My man Develop sent me the link to this clip and I almost didn’t click it because I though it was just the official remix… but it’s not. This one is a mad dope. Apparently the beat is by a … Continue reading

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How to clean dirty vinyl records? Record Reverginizer!

This is something you will love if you’re into hip hop, beat digging, sampling beatmaking and so forth… or if you own heaps of old dirty records. There’s a new product out there called Record Revirginizer. Sound like someone trying … Continue reading

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