I’ll be playing a few records at the 3rd edition of Beat Kitchen, at the always lovely Bar LEFT.
From the Facebook event page:
let us all unite and enjoy chill vibes, atmospheric beats and funky tunes on the other side of this city. Moving from the Centre and its limitations to the Left side where you can find us in the open air surroundings from Bar Left, who invited us to spread (y)our love for the Beat!
Want to know what a 2-hour mix, sped up to 10 seconds, sounds like?
I’ve been working on this idea that’s been on my mind for a long time: Beatmakology.
It’s basically a website about beatmaking and production – or as I call it – a “collaborative effort among beatmakers to provide educational resources about music production and beat-making culture, and bring attention to the art and science of making beats. By beatmakers. For beatmakers.”.
It’s really about sharing our knowledge and love for this craft, and we will be posting anything from tutorials and articles about the history, to inspirational videos and thoughts. All from beatmakers, musicians, audio engineers and other creatives who’ve fallen deeply in love with music, and have been doing this shit for a while. We aim to provide the kind of left-of field advice that comes with experience, and that you just can’t find easily online these days.
Aside from this, the website also features an amazing online library of historical drum breaks that you can listen to and contribute to, the Holy Grail of Drum Breaks.
We are planning to launch the website in September, once we have enough people to have dope content rolling on a regular basis. In the meanwhile, you can already visit and take a look around!
I’ll be playing my first festival at For Flavor on Saturday the 3rd of May, in a live beats set with Pukaz, Loscobeats & Sixfingerz. Should be awesome!
SpklssPlaylist March 2014 by Speekless on Mixcloud
Check out my March playlist full of Jazzy goodness! It got picked up by Laid Back Radio.
Our man Freddy Bracker invited the homie Sixfingerz and myself to showcase some tracks at Beatfreaks #4, the 13th of April at Zwart Wild in Gent. It should be a real chilled out evening with nice Hip-Hop beats, and this will be my first time playing in the city – I hope to see some of my Gent people there!
SpklssPlaylist January 2014 by Speekless on Mixcloud
My monthly selection of (obviously lovely ) tracks I’ve been listening to lately, including work by Freddy Bracker, Jarreau Vandal, Arts The Beatdoctor, Evil Needle, Swede:art, Segilola, Kwabs, Bibio, Phife Dawg, and of course Yusef Lateef (RIP). Enjoy!
Here are some of the beats I made for the Champion Sound beat battle that took place in Antwerp yesterday night. Made it to the quarter finals – but most importantly, it was great fun and I’ve learned a lot from this!
A big shoutout to the organisers and crew, all the participants, and to the man LTGL who ended up winning the battle!