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Willie Green – Hi​-​Fi Hip Hop [Podcast] [2019]

Willie Green – Hi​-​Fi Hip Hop [Podcast]
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01. Finding Fidelity
02. Up, Down, Left, Right
03. The Tone Controller
04. ILL Communications
05. billy woods interview
06. The Knock
07. Special Delivery Mailbag
08. Saturation Stories
09. Delays
10. The Vocal Chain
11. Blockhead Interview Pt. 1
12. Blockhead Interview Pt. 2
13. Vocal Production
14. Client Concerns
15. Reverberations
16. The Low Low
17. ELUCID Interview
18. Effective Editing and Processing
19. File Management
20. Percussive Force
21. Total Recall
22. Get On The Buss
23. Uncommon Nasa Interview Pt. 1
24. Uncommon Nasa Interview pt. 2
25. Season Finale

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Willie Green – Hi​-​Fi Hip Hop

In 2018 I released the podcast series “Hi-Fi Hip Hop with Willie Green” through Patreon. The series focused on the specific needs and skills of the hip-hop engineer.

What felt like a brief run turned out to be 28 episodes over two seasons. I decided to end it because my studio workload was too heavy to continue with this, but I have since felt like there was too much good info to be left unavailable.

This is the entirety of Season 1, nearly 20 hours of techniques, mixing concepts and interviews.

Enjoy!
Green

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ViZhenZ – God’s Truth, Religious Lies [Instrumentals] [2016]

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ViZhenZ – God’s Truth, Religious Lies [Instrumentals]
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01. Broken Hearts
02. All This Time
03. Trust Issues
04. Another Day
05. When You’re Gone
06. Verity
07. Lost My Mind
08. Devil’s Potion Ft. Young Prince Beats
09. Penitent Ft. Tait Garret
10. Impending Departure

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ViZhenZ – God’s Truth, Religious Lies

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Interview

Beat Tape Co-Op – Interview With Thor Odinson / Vingthor the Hurler [Interview] [2014]

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Beat Tape Co-Op – Interview With Vingthor the Hurler [Interview]

01. Name/Alias?

Real name: Thor Odinson
Alias: Vingthor the Hurler, Thorlief Golmen, Lord of Asgard, God of Thunder, Lord of Storms, The Mighty
Thor, the Thunderer, the Odinson, Son of Odin, the Scion of all Asgard, Goldilocks, the Immortal Avenger,
the Bringer of Sorrow, etc…

02. Where you from?

Asgard, Perú.

03. How many years have you been a producer?

I started making beats in 2003, had a 4 years pause because I started rapping then went back to beats, you
can’t stop me now.

04. What made you want to become a producer?

Need of beats, I am also a MC (I rap in Spanish) which made me search for beats all the time, then like in
everything I do, when I need something I do it myself… that’s the only way you have the things just like you
want them.

05. What is your biggest accomplishment as a producer?

That I always did exactly what I wanted to do.

06. Do you have a favorite musical project that you’ve worked on?

I believe every project it’s special, I put my 110% on each, they was the main reason of stress release at a
certain time, an escape, a productive way to distract my mind and express myself without words.

07. Would you like to share what equipment you use to make beats?

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08. What do you like to do for fun outside of working on music?

Listen to music, lift weights, protect Asgard.

09. Do you have a favorite format of music you like more so then others: Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s,
MP3?

Vinyl over everything, then tapes and MD…

10. Who are your top 5 producers?

in no particular order, RZA, DJ Muggs, MF DOOM, Stoupe, Lord Beatjitzu

11. Which famous musicians/producers do you admire and why?

RZA and DJ Muggs, because the style/sound they created inspired a whole new generation of producers in
a different way.

12. Growing up what were your favorite magazines?

Whatever that includes naked girls

13. If you could do an instrumental collaboration project with 1 producer who would that be? And
what would the title of the album be?

RZA, The Asgardians RZArection

14. If you could do a collaboration project with you making the beats and had to work with 1 MC
who would it be and why?

B Real, because I will try to do something like the Temple of Boom era.

15. Any last words… projects you got out now…..what else do you plan to drop in 2014?

Visit asgardrecords.storenvy.com and buy some merch, only way independent artist can continue putting
original shit out there is with the support of the people.
2014 will see at least 2 beat tapes coming out of Asgard Records, 1st entirely produced using only the
SP­505 (which is ready but need to mix the final product), 2nd one will be SP­606 straight to a 4 track
cassette mixer (need to start from scratch)

Thanks to Vingthor the Hurler!

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Saga Asad – Everything Is a Game + Interview [Beat Tape/Interview] [2014]

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Saga Asad – Everything Is a Game [Beat Tape]
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01. In Flatlands
02. Mr Softee
03. Circle of Willis
04. Creation
05. Emperial
06. Astral Projection
07. Mejor
08. Dolores

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Saga Asad – Everything Is a Game

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01. Whats Your Name?

Saga Asad

02. Where you from?

Brooklyn, NY

03. How long have you been a producer?

For about 7 years now

04. What equipment do you use to make beats?

Currently I use the sp 404, MPC 200xl, or Maschine

05. Which famous musicians/producers do you admire?

Wow tough question I grew up in a very musical house-hold so I was exposed to a lot of music that I listen to till this day but to name a few in no particular order.

Lord Kitchener
Roy Ayers
Bob Marley
Lee Scratch Perry
Fela Kuti
It’s funny I believe all of them are not only musicians but producers as well kind of interesting

06. What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?

I grew up around a lot of music coming up my dad had a small sound system also my god brother so I remember lugging around record crates and helping with the turntable coffin a lot of block parties was going on in new york city at that time of course the boom-box era in the early 90’s, and labor day here in brooklyn that’s like the largest party we have here and being of West Indian descent that was mandatory as a youth.

07. Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?

My dad’s old collection which has been passed on to me now a good 200-250 records with everything from Barry White, The Love Unlimited, Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Early B, Sade, Chaka Khan. The one record I revisit the most from that collection is “Black Roots” by Sugar Minott the production on that record is so smooth I believe Sugar produced that record himself if I’m not mistaken.

08. What is you favorite format to listen to music, records, CD’s, cassettes?

Vinyl and cassettes are my favorite to listen to or purchase but certain records aren’t readily available in those formats so I listen to mp3’s as well but if it’s a record that I want to purchase and I can get it on vinyl I would do that before a digital download or cd.

09. Growing up what were your favorite magazines and why?

The Source was number 1 but it was the king in it’s time for hip-hop information, interviews even the unsigned hype.

10. Where do you feel are best spots to find records to sample?

Truthfully you can get records for sampling from anywhere I think first if you can source something internally like family or friends old records that’s great that’s how I started even places like the goodwill and thrift stores have vinyl you can pick apart and work with. I know some people aren’t from metro cities like New York were I have “The Thing” here and many other spots to go digging but with the internet you can gain access to many records you just may not be able to find locally, nationally, or even internationally some are out of print etc. I’m totally for e-digging as well at the end of the day how you got the source material really doesn’t matter it’s what you do with it how you use your creativity to bring life to what ever record your working with.

Thank You.
Saga