It's been a long time and we shouldn't have left you, without a strong networking event to connect to! Okay pardon my attempt to rhyme but it's an exciting time in the city of Atlanta. The team at Patchwerk Recording Studios is gearing up to bring back The IdOMUSIC Network and Showcase event next month back in the house where it all started, Apache Cafe! Really excited for all the fresh talent perhaps you never heard of or never got a chance to meet personally. Believe it or not IdOMUSIC turns 10 years old in September and what a time to set up the platform for the music community to shine.
There is a saying that reads "You have to be the change you want to see in life." Well in order to obtain real change something has to be altered in your mentality. If being an active member in the music industry means much to you, aligning yourself with professionals daily is key. It is even better when you can seek the advice of the ones who are currently werking instead of talking about accomplishments ages ago. Co-owner and studio manager, Curtis Daniel II, has invited his industry friends to seek residence at Patchwerk Recording Studios once a week to sit down with clients who are ready to take the next step.
Clay Evans who is the Vice President of Grand Hustle knows a thing or three about what it takes to generate a hit and build a legit fanbase. Every Wednesday from 2p-6p you can schedule a 30 minute consultation and present up to 3 songs. Sit down with Clay and learn the direction you should focus to achieve maximize success.
Travis Nuckles who is a Marketing and Promotions Director for Urban Radio and previous speaker at our Weekend Werkshop will be meeting clients every Thursday from 2pm-6pm at the studio. 30 minutes to sit down and present up to 3 songs. Find out if your song would werk at radio or in the club.
Contact the front office at 404.874.9880 for more information or to book your appointment!
I refer to Amina Diop as Amina Means Business when I speak on the phone with her. Why? She calls the plays behind numerous entertainers you watch and listen to daily. The blooming star we know as Jeffery aka Young Thug in 2016 rose to superstar levels under her guidance. When the trap god Gucci Mane was released back in May 2016, he immediately jumped back on the scene like he never left. His wife to be and also managed by Amina, Keyshia Ka'oir runs a cosmetics product line doing quite well on the market. Other clients such as MPA Peewee Longway, Rosta Acosta, and more all have their own brands which she handles through The Diop Agency as well. How is she able to manage all these personalities and secure the bag daily? This is information you will find out during our Weekend Werkshop on The Art Of Management hosted by Sammy Approved.
Thankful for all the great music being released as 2016 comes to an end and the streak continues with Yasiin Bey's 'December 99th' album. After going through much drama with South Africa where he has been detained since top of the year for attempting to leave country with a world passport. He has now been deemed an "undesirable person" by the country's home affairs department and will not be allowed to return.
The unfortunate events have led to new music solely produced with Ferrari Sheppard. The entire project was recorded in South Africa. Long time fans of Yasiin will rejoice to hear new music. The project is streaming on Tidal and tonight you can watch the exclusive concert. With such a story behind the music would it make you want to listen to the album more or does it matter? Give the album and listen and share comments .
I checked my Twitter trending topics and wondered why I seen both Chance The Rapper and Jeremih's names going crazy. Well looks like the two dropped a Christmas project around 2am this morning. Titled 'Merry Christmas Lil Mama' the duo have surprised attacked the world. The Chicago natives dedicated the tape to the Windy City.
Unless you literally live under a rock attached to a gigantic tree you know Patchwerk Recording Studios has 21 years of history behind them. Keep in mind everything we do through IdOMUSIC is powered by their network. Studio owner Curtis Daniel III decided to reach into the archives of some of the great interviews our clients have conducted over the years.
If you have ever tuned in to watch HBO's comedy series Insecure, then you might have been entertained by the music which punctuates particular scenes thanks to no other than Solange Knowles? In a time where the soundtracks don't really receive the love as once before, Insecure has no problem fulfilling the void. The creator and star of show Issa Rae understands creating the vibe for the show and the characters associated with it.
The show can be described according to The L.A. Times: The half-hour series explores the friendship between two African American women who deal with their sometimes stormy relationship while also grappling with conflicts inside and outside black culture. Much of the humor has a raw flavor, and does not hold back on sexually frank situations and dialogue."
The final Tight 32 contest of 2016 was intense as always and when the smoke cleared our winner was Preme. We always get asked the question, "Do the beats have to be trap?" My answer every time is submit your sound. The issue I believe is most haven't found it yet. When you think about Patchwerk Recording Studios the underlining theme should be we are a professional recording studio. We are proficient in sound. Send us your best because that is what we expect 100% of the time. The emcees are going to paint the picture but the canvas is set up by the producer. The production this month came from our first winner ever of the Tight 32 contest in January Kanagroo809. Check out how the winning emcee Preme handled his production. Interview with Preme coming up end of week.
One thing we know about Gucci Mane is he will consistently drop music. He released a new visual for his recent collaboration with Travis Scott called Last Time produced by Zaytoven. After watching this video I feel we will see more visuals utilizing night vision. All they needed was a wintery night, a vehicle they could lift up, light on fire and drop swag on the record! Directed by and starring Harmony Korine who is the man behind Spring Breakers and the cult classic Kids(do your internet research!)
Social media has become the messenger for all information good or bad. Well this past Friday November 25th our @idomusiconline and @patchwerkstudio Twitter and Instagram timeline was flooded from select industry influencers about the passing of a very well respected brother named Mel Carter. People follow the entertainers but rarely know the story of the management who make the moves in the background. Mel Carter was a standup individual and respected on numerous levels.