[ProU Mix Feature] First Ear’s DJ Kulv Reyatt Reps For Our Team

Thanks to Kulv Reyatt, Jack Waites, Roe, and the great team at First Ear, we have had the honor of being represented in a DJ mix created by Kulv. It contains 47 minutes of ProU-produced material! The wonderful art thanks to Roevicious of FE! We cannot thank you enough Kulv for your hard work Sir! Respect also to Jack for putting up the article!

Tracklist:

AC feat Skyzoo – The Healing (Prod. Rain of @TeamProU)
J1K of @TeamProU – Shaft
Moe Pope – What You Need (Prod. Rain)
NineTaelsof @TeamProU – Main Street
Crxcxdile – So You Wanna Dream (Prod. J1K)
J1K – Crown City (off his Thirty Three tape. Considered a Classic. FREE)
Dexter Soul (of Team Glasshouse) – Christmas Time Is Here (Prod. J1K)
J1K – Soul
Moe Pope – Buhboom (Prod. Rain)
Tim Nihan of @TeamProU – The Charm
Pacman of @TeamProU ft Tim Nihan –
Tim Nihan ft Steve Rumizen – Windows Down
GarudasHellMuzik – Sky
Crxcxdile – Black Blood (Prod. J1K)
MisterrCha – Intro (Off his Classic “Vision To LifeFREE album)
Tim Nihan ft Mr. Fritz – Million Dollars (Prod. Steve Rumizen)
SamSullivanBeats of @TeamProU – She’s Sexy
Tim Nihan ft Mr. Fritz – We Got It

Until Next Time,
It’s Shawn Patel, CEO of @TeamProU
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Carlos M Drops Intimate “You and I” Track

R&B Artist from New Jersey, Carlos M (2600 SoundCloud followers) releases his new track “U and I” off his upcoming “Lost in Utopia” LP! Stay tuned – the productive singer & producer is making sure his name stays in your ears. He produced this one himself (as most of his tracks are). The buzzing track is already nearing 2000 plays!

Dexter Soul’s Shows His Grind In “Work” Video For Jee Juh Contest

Dexter Soul of the Glasshouse team drops his latest video for the Jee Juh contest entitled “Work”, shot by ProU friend Jon Aveni of Rose Glen Ent.

I love that “Wrote the lines and re-wrote the lines” part. The passion in it was fiery. Probably my favorite part of the video.

Another favorite line was “voice going hoarse when I record this song”

I love the raw visuals of the gym and the limited colors they use in those scenes. It gives it a very serious minimalistic vintage vibe to it like how black-and-white Color TVs . Going to the “throwback” of just working hard at something in a time where no special energy drinks & stupid shake-weight type devices were invented

Having just signed up for a gym membership, I have extra respect for someone who dedicates themself to a good work ethic in the “body lab” as I call it. I believe it leads to success in other areas of your life, and it’s definitely a VERY small investment considering how much you benefit from it. Generally, success-minded people go to the gym, and that’s an environment you want to be in. Go to the gym. Learn from Dexter Soul (formerly named Biz). You can check out more of his music here (over 2200 followers on SoundCloud). “You” is one of my favorite songs of the year.

M-Dot Releases His Fun “Smooth” Video Shot In Belgium

From the video description:

Every now and then Chillow Productions invites dope MCs and lyricists to Kortrijk/Belgium . Mostly the artists stay a few days to hang out and make some music.

This time we invited M-Dot for Barz ‘n Hooks edition 3! We had a wonderful, creative and hilarious time! M-dot stayed to chill in Kortrijk for a few days. We did a song and a video in the meantime. This song is the result of a few hours studio and a day filming!

M-Dot, probably the or one of the most hard-working rappers from Boston (a main reason why I look up to him, besides also him being very kind & always open to having a regular human-to-human conversation with his supporters) drops a video I am a HUGE fan of, called “Smooth”. I just love the aspects of this video – the suits, the ACTUAL song, and the whole floating (and floating backward) element made it super unique. It also sounded really fun to to shoot the way he described it. You don’t see too many well-choreographed rap videos – and here we have one that is not only so, but was shot and recorded in only ONE day. And is rightly taking over the blogosphere. Shot in Belgium.

S/O to the EMS crew he is part of. Please do him (and yourself) a solid by “liking” his fan page right here to keep up with updates and new videos. Another video will be released that he shot while in Europe, shortly as well. Support good music!

Short story: I had gotten to see the sneak preview before it was finished at Jon Glass’s studio w/ M-Dot a few weeks ago. And it was awesome to see how involved he was in the editing process as well. He knew exactly what suggestions/edits to make to make the video as dope as possible – and not afraid to make sure his opinions became reality so the final product can be as dope as possible (I know this because as were watching he was pointing out all the film things that could be improved or that were changed and I agreed). His passion for what he does is ELECTRIC. Which is lovely see even 10+ years after the start of his career he treats it with the same enthusiasm, love, and ethic like it’s day 1: that “Always have to prove myself & go-further attitude”. Respect.

Until Next Time,
It’s Shawn Patel, CEO of @TeamProU
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New Music – @Wikid2thaWayz – Play Tha Victim ( Prod by @MisterrCha )

Something smooth and laid back for y’all. Raps to your elevate your day through passionate rhythms. My return to the production boards with artists as opposed to an remix, this beat was made a while ago but it still sounds fresh. I’ll leave you to take a listen! The first single of my project with the Iowa born rapper Wikid Wayz entitled ‘Bad Visions’ which can be checked below.

Enjoy!

This is MisterrCha of @TeamProU saying till next time.

Steve Rumizen; The Man Behind the Music

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Steve Rumizen produced one of my most popular songs, “Million Dollars” Featuring Mr. Fritz, as well as “Train Tracks” Featuring Mike Sebor and “Windows Down” (on which he raps the second verse). I also have some unheard material that is going to be released in the near future featuring his production, as well as mixing and mastering. But now that you have a reference, let me explain why I am writing this article.

I remember the first Facebook message I received from Steve. I never would have guessed the impact he would play in my life.

Steve and I grew up in the same hometown and played on a little league baseball team together. But beyond that, we didn’t have much of a relationship. Until he reached out to me about collaborating on a song.

I remember being pleasantly surprised by the beat he sent me. I put a verse and hook on it, which we never finished or released. But it served as the door to our friendship.

Steve sent me several more instrumentals, some including his own singing or rapping. All of which progressively got better. But as the songs kept flooding my email, I started falling deeper into my addiction and isolation, and farther away from my aspirations of being an artists. Eventually, I stopped responding, or returning verses, and the beats stopped coming.

But in nothing short of an act of God, almost exactly the same time I started my journey drug and alcohol free, I received a Facebook message from Steve. He told me how he was going to school for Technical Engineering, and for his final project, he needed to mix and master a complete project, and that he wanted the project to be our songs. For the first time, Steve and I met in person to work on music. His home studio became a second home to me.

Everything was new, I was sober, I was learning how to live life with out being under the influence. But more specifically, learning how to make music again.

Week in and week out, we met and worked on something new. Steve started to become one of the most talented producers I had ever heard. As we worked out the kinks, we started to vibe and connect. We started becoming comfortable around each other. As the music started getting personal, we started getting to know each other.

Like most artists, I am my biggest critic. I always struggled with my confidence. Especially when it came to my singing. I loved to come up with melodies, but when I had the nerve to deliver them on a song, I usually hid behind the sound of auto-tune. Steve told me that I had a good voice, and just needed to practice. He pushed me to get better at it, and now, singing is often times a huge part of my creative process. He constantly reassured me that I was talented and believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself.

Those early days of sobriety were like a rebirth for me. I discovered who I really was. I discovered what was important to me. I found out what kind of music I wanted to make, and what I wanted to say in it. And Steve was there and an active part of all of it. So it is hard for me to put into words what my musical, as well as personal, relationship with Steve means to me. But the best way I can put it is, the music you hear from me, the style I have, is all heavily influenced by him. I would not be where I am with out him.

Credit must be given where it is due. So, this is dedicated to you Steve, or as I like to call you, Stevey the Genius. I will be eternally grateful for the time, incredible production, and friendship you gave me.

-Tim Nihan

Don’t Forget: Events in time dictates the music (By @MisterrCha )

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I was watching a DJ Dahi (producer of Kendrick’s Money Trees, Drake’s Worst Behaviour and more) interview and one of the subjects he was discussing along with his production briefly was the “events in time dictates the music”.

I think this tends to be a thing that potentially people may forget when it comes to the space in which music exists.

These events dictate the popular music, the scenes around the popular music, counter cultures to the music and more.

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These events help provide social/cultural/societal/other forms of context into what the environment and surroundings were of that time. I guess you say this is the part of the reason why people say “Music isn’t as good as it used to be” and another variations of that statement, the responses are subjective to that but different timeframes really make the difference.

These events are what lead to some of the biggest leaps in 20th and 21st century music with the creation and expansion to a wide range of genres and to the creation of some of your favourite songs and albums. So understand certain circumstances, moments, albums and songs can’t be recreated again.

This is MisterrCha of @TeamProU saying till next time.

Justin Clancy Drops Nice Visuals & Metaphor With “Heather Lynn”

Massachusetts Artist “Justin Clancy” (from Peabody), writes in the description “Dedicated to those still Sick & Suffering”. This is a track that appears to be about a female. You will think “oh this is very relatable, I’ve been through that”. But I asked him what the song is about and for fun he asked me “What does ‘Heather Lynn’ sound like when you say it very fast”. Heroin.

He was recently featured on the podcast “Wicked Sober” by Matt Ganem. Matt has helped hundreds of people and inspired them, as a former addict himself.  I have immense respect for the positive things people like these two human beings are doing. Justin is now 1 year sober, and I congratulated him. It’s very awesome seeing things like that. I was impressed with the visuals. Catch his “Heather Lynn” LP dropping by November end. Glad to have found a new artist I had only discovered today!

New M-Dot Single “Frank Lee” Tells Captivating Fictional Story

I recently became a fan of this artist named “M-Dot” from Boston. He’s been around the scene a while but is recently catching the attention of the more wider hip hop world. He is part of the group EMS and works with a popular producer from Mass named Jon Glass. I was at Jon/M-Dot’s studio session today and I got a sneak peak of two of the videos he shot while in Europe.  They are going to get some good attention, IMO.

Comments: I think he bodies this track, and the singing on it is dope and really matches the track/beat produced by Pause (salute to him). I really respect artists that tell story-telling/visual/meaningful tracks, and that is the route M-Dot is going with his music. So definitely he will be someone you will be seeing more material from at Producers United.

Info

‘Frank Lee’ is the 4th single off M-Dot’s “Jake LaDOTta” CD (out now). The song is a cautionary story track (fictional) which M-Dot recorded while in Sweden on tour. Additional vocals provided by Jefferson on the outro.

Questions to Ask Yourself If You’re an Artist/Producer – Written by @MisterrCha

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I often ask myself these questions too!

These questions are interchangeable between artist/producer as both members within the music community can have similar motives and goals.

1) Are you willing to go against the contemporary or do you want to stay within it?

2) How long do you want to be making music for?

3) What makes you stand out from everybody else?

4) What do you think will want to make other people invest in you?

5) What are you doing that’s going to make your music memorable in a couple years from now?

Just some food for thought.

Thank you for reading this.
This is MisterrCha of @TeamProU saying till next time.