Category Archives: production

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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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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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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