Phashara “LostLOVED(ones)” #SoundCloud Upload

February 2, 2012

I created a song from the heart a few years ago. I never really went back and mixed it. It was therapeutic. It was absolutely from my heart and I felt the presence of my loved ones that had passed on as I recorded this. I will likely never go back and edit the vocals […]

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Phashara Presents… #LOVEbeatmaking Episode 3 – Bobby Womack Chop

February 2, 2012

My new #LOVEbeatmaking youtube series episode 3 features me chopping a bobby Womack sample. Here you can see me spreading the sample over 16 pads and create a couple sequences. Drop by and subscribe. Enjoy. Until next time. Let the beat knock!

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Phashara Presents #LOVEbeatmaking Episodes 1 & 2

January 15, 2012

Today I decided to debut a new beat video. As I edited it and listened to the beat I thought “Hey, I should make this a youtube series.” So ladies and gentlemen, thats exactly what I did. This is just not another random beat-making vid that I’m just tossing up on youtube. This is my […]

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MPC Renaissance Music Production Controller

January 5, 2012

In the years to come when the old heads talk about the sampling drum machine (s) that defined beatmaking we will inevitably mention the MPC, Akai & Roger Linn’s collabo blockbuster game changer. I’m certain we will speak about the masters like Premo, Pete Rock, J Dilla & others with gleaming joy as we find […]

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Animoog + iPad + IO Dock + MPC5000 = Dope #Beatmaking

November 14, 2011

Recently Moog released it’s latest IOS app, the Animoog. Moog bills this app as “the first professional polyphonic synthesizer designed for the iPad”. A bold claim from a company with the legacy to back it up. Afterall Moog Music was founded by Bob Moog, the father of the synthesizer. At any rate, please believe the […]

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Emu SP1200 – The Beatmakers Classic

June 18, 2011

A lot of cats don’t know about the Emu SP 1200. It’s not hard to believe that many dont know of the SP1200 given this is the days of soft synths, midi controllers, ipad / iphone music makers and the self proclaimed MPC killer, the NI Maschine. But back in the so called Golden Era […]

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Staxowax Brand Tees

June 9, 2011

By way of a particular forum that I frequent I found out about this dope new Tee Shirt brand called Staxowax. If you understand the terms “Diggin”, “Wax” and “MPC”, chances are you would rock one or a few of these Tees. The founders, Marco & Gonzo,  have a philosophy that says  “Staxowax is not […]

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Cutomizing an Akai MPC 5000 (Part 2)

March 4, 2011

Last weekend I plunged into customizing my beloved Akai MPC 5000. I did all the research I could stand and proceeded to gather the materials needed to fashion my very own MPC incarnation of the Transformers’ “Bumble Bee”. Fun times!! So, there I was with my sand paper, primer, paint and small brushes. Not sure […]

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Cutomizing an Akai MPC 5000 (Part 1)

February 28, 2011

Ever thought about customizing your MPC? I’ve thought about it and even contemplated it for a long while but I never thought to go for it until recently. I know some people may wonder what’s the use… Hell some people may even say “What’s an MPC?” An MPC is… forget about it. If you dont […]

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Treehouse Flavors on Chic-A-Go-Go

February 10, 2011

Once upon a time, hip-hop grew up and had kids… The ‘Treehouse Flavors’ fam-bam, Sean Love & Schott Styles, have been performing and writing that authentic flavorful hip-hop for years, but they’ve recently turned their attention and efforts to the b-boys and b-girls of the future. Putting it down for all ages in hip-hop, to […]

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