The year was Rap music had become more and more mainstream, with rappers and producers becoming overnight millionaires. Rsonist from The Heatmakerz is responsible for a lot. He laid the groundwork for modern trap almost 20 years before it happened. His influence is undeniable, and his production chops are untouchable. Joell [Ortiz] just stopped by. A plethora of people, just trying to staying busy.
I did the theme song to his TV show. Cam is on there. I did the beat and Cam is rapping on it. Dipset is their favourite group so they reached out to us. I used to go to a couple record stores in New York.
I always stay stocked on samples. But now, just because of time, I really just search online. People send me samples all the time now too, so I always stay stocked on samples.
Never drum breaks. I listen for hits. Something undeniably melodic. I always start with the sample. At the end of the day, I could sample something and it could sound depressing or whatever the case, and I could make the drums wake up the sample.
Or if I wanna keep it depressing, I know what to do with the drums to make it feel like that. So I have to lay the sample first. I could never work like that. I go through the sample and I find multiple sounds that I like out of the sample. So if I have ten pieces, I find a way to take those ten pieces and make it into a four bar melody. Everything starts with a sample for me. The drums have to match. The way I used to do my drums, and I still have a lot of those drums to this day is, when I got a record mix, because I would chop my own drums off of break beat records.
When I used to get records mixed, I used to ask the engineer to give me back the mixed drums, so I could add them to my catalogue. So a lot of my drums, the reason they sound heavy is because they were mixed already. Yeah and I get rid of the older version of that kit. I swap everything out for the mixed version. So a lot of my kicks sound heavy, snare sound heavy, hi-hats sound clean, crashes sound clean and loud.
If I had the bass too loud, the kicks too low, etc. It helps for that. And its quick. It takes maybe no longer than minutes. A lot of my tracks are snippets. I might send them 1. That extra boost might help sell your track. Copying is wrong to me.
Just be your own producer. Come up with your own sound. Keep up with The Heatmakerz on Twitter and Instagram. Skip to primary navigation Skip to content. That reason has a name: The Heatmakerz. Plus some commercial work, TV work. When I think of Heatmakerz, I think of sampling right away.
Where do you look for samples? Where are you sourcing them from? Now they come to you. Are there particular drum breaks or things you look for? I always do my own drums. You have the best drum sound of all time… God bless you. Getting things started on the right foot. You'll like that too. Production Tips.