HDxMulla – Dope

HDXMulla

Enough is never enough and like DOPE in the literal sense people want a stronger product. Like everything else music is always going to evolve and it is a business that sustains with young talent. Love or hating the new is not going to stop it. If anything Tacoma’s HDxMulla stay intent on the ability to create and let the rest figure itself out. Consisting of HD (Gary Ferguson) X Mulla (Anthony Sellers) the two bring that a popular sound that has success outside the region with their own regiment of club/trap/chopped/screwed sounds. Like many new producers the resume is growing but the two recently gave insight on local music, where they want to go as producers, as well as their thoughts on being labeled digital based producers.
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G Lawrentz – Waveforms

Glenn Lawrentz Jr., a.k.a “G Lawrentz” from Everett, Washington, is a Italian-American music producer/engineer. Known for his versatile music compositions, G Lawrentz produces a wide variety of genres, such as Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Pop and Electro, but clings to producing his more favorite genres, such as Rap, Horrorcore and Grime. Co-Founder of the music production company “Headstrong Music Group” (founded in 2010, with co-founder 2Soul) and owner/engineer of Headstrong Studios in Lynnwood,Washington. G Lawrentz attended Edmonds Community College in 2003, where he majored in Digital Audio Production. After graduating, in 2005, G Lawrentz struggled to build a portfolio for himself, as a music producer, and occupied his time learning the art of audio recording and audio engineering, while also continuing his passion for creating and producing music.
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Baked Beatz – Addicted

Baked Beatz can be described in a repertoire of words to signify his class as a producer and while local may be one its more in the sense of being proud of where your from. The Seattle producer does not appease easily and the caveat of bigger things makes him hunger for more. While being a hometown favorite is always respected Baked Beatz has had the pleasure of doing production for a good number of solidified artists as well as some of the Northwests best. His production credits include Agallah, A-Mafia, Murdah Baby, Dj Lazy K, Frenchie (1017 Bricksquad), Murda Mook, Herb Mcgruff, Matt Blaq, Mistah Fab, Logics, Eighty4 Fly, Nipsey Hussle, Second Family, Jay Barz, Young Donn, Knm, On Fire, Rocky Sandoval, Young Soprano, Spaceman, Clemm Rishad, Fatal Lucciauno, Brainstorm, Latin Rose, Adrian Sims, Louis V, Murda Mook, and many more.
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Alexander Devine – Determined

I started producing and tinkering with sounds under the alias Terminill in 2002, after being completely enamored with Jedi Mind Trick’s “Violent By Design” album. Up until that point I had been a big fan of all styles of hip hop. I was eager to soak in as much of this culture from all regions of the US that I could find. File sharing had just started becoming easily accessible and Audio Galaxy was my source of all things “underground”. I was given my first drum machine, the MPC2000xl, for Christmas and started sampling records to try and emulate the stuff I had heard Stoupe doing.  Take a look at my discography and the fun projects I have worked on so far. The first album I produced entirely was in 2006 with an artist by the name of Amsterdam. The album, “Terminology,” would prove to be a big learning experience for me and a shift in perspective. Going to those studio sessions every weekend when Amsterdam would come to Portland from Bend, put the idea of expanding my engineering skillset in me. I knew I could get my own equipment and produce and mix the songs that I was currently just making instrumentals for. Control freak? Probably. I also saw that it took money to invest in equipment and learning how to engineer and not every beatmaker or producer was willing to do that. There was really only a couple of studios that did all the rap music. It made sense to me to supplement my income with recording to reinvest back into my production equipment.
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Jswagg – Ice Cold

Jonathan Scott aka Jswagg beats is a 17 year old producer born and raised in Anchorage Alaska. Music has always been a big part of his life even before he started making beats. Jswagg started playing piano at age ten, trumpet by age 12, and just recently started playing drums. “I was always been fascinated with hip hop music and the culture” says Jswagg. A close friend of Jswagg named Triton beats introduced him to the computer program Fruity Loops Studio and three years later both have collaborated with local artist’s and have been dedicated to doing music for a living.  Striving for success and independency Jswagg started his own online business where you can purchase his production via his website jswaggbeats.com. Working towards his goals Jswagg is currently developing a name for himself as a young producer with plans to make big moves in the near future. Working with an array of talent locally you can hear some of Jswaggs production on artists albums such as Taye King, Young D, DHagood, KJ, Byrd and many more.
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Rishard Beatz – Futuristic

Chris Richard is a 21 year old producer hailing from city of Roses known to many as Portland Oregon. At age fourteen Chris took interest in producing when a friend introduced him to his first computer beat making program. “My close friend Logan introduced me to musical production and I have been addicted ever since. We still continue to trade tips and help each other improve our craft to this day” says Richard.  Now full sail Chris has started his own production company called Rishard Beats and is currently building his catalog to unleash on the masses. Richard describes his production style as a “futuristic sound with plenty of feel good melodies” that will keep any listener enticed. “I take my music very seriously and am constantly working towards improving my skills. My motto is Better Beats = Better Music” says Richard.
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