I used to do cartoons and sketches – I was really a junkie and I was actually into art before music. Producing music always reminds me of painting. I would always start with charcoal sketches, then I’d add watercolors, and finally oil. The charcoal sketch defines the basic shapes and proportion in broad terms – that’s the way I like to start a production. The trick is to not get locked in right away – that mind-set draws from the jazz mentality. Go with what you feel, but then give everyone else the same canvas. Benefit from the creativity that they bring to the palette. Find the structure on the canvas by defining dynamics, colors, density, and so on. — Quincy Jones: Tools for Success
Because our value is a gift, we don’t have to prove ourselves, only to express ourselves. — William Sloane Coffin
These came in the mail recently. Had to cop these tapes for the collection from @therealharriscole #blvntrecords and @hnrcrew #zackeyforcefunk!
"Daaayyyylaaaaa!" This guy got the beats to make you groove. His debut album "Painting Melodies" will be out in 2015 when we officially launch Holyfield Records.
Limited cassette tapes from @18sense. Was awesome watching him hold it down on the #SP555 and mic at the same time at Beats and brushes.
Get in your creative zone with us this Friday at #Beatsandbrushes! August 29th at JT’s pub and grill with @seeingeyetooeye @dayylaaa @ryan_ganan @18sense @dretrav @callinshotsclothing #kaylim
I got a greater purpose…God put something in my heart to get across and that’s what I’m going to focus on, using my voice as an instrument and doing what needs to be done. — Kendrick Lamar (COMPLEX Mag)
Scratched Magazine reviews Winter Inter - Equal Moving Parts
Just finished a week of work with a great practice session with HEZUS. That’s Sonny dialing in his tones. Performing this Sunday at 9pm at Kava Lounge!
Just dropped off a handful of #winterinter stickers and download codes at @gymstandard available for free. Their awesome shop is filled with shoes, plants, and design goods! If you’re in the North Park area, check then out at 2903 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.
#gymstandard #winterinter #equalmovingparts #northparksd #30ecb
Last night we practiced for the HEZUS set. Can you believe we fit 7 musicians in this room?? Catch us at the Kava Lounge with Gaslamp Killer on August 10. Photo repost from @shine_forth
It has been a few months so here we are with an all star lineup featuring some of SD’s finest! #beatsandbrushes #winterinter @dayfade @irregularexpression @burnonekos
@realjwallace @bamcirca86 And I go on at 9:30 tonight at #thecasbah!
Just got back home from the video shoot in Temecula lasted night and getting prepared for tonight’s show with Blu and MED!! Come to the Casbah and check out @realjwallace who just got signed to the label New World Color! We are excited to share you his new music along with @bamcirca86 @abjonian and myself as well.
At a beat therapy session with the homie @kenstrumentalz and the great #jdilla