Next Wednesday, December 19,
will release the latest installment of
, an exclusive EP series in which three hand-picked producers put their own spin on a record by a reader-approved artist. Number four in the series will be based around "
," a record off Brooklyn veteran
mixtape. In anticipation of the project's arrival, we're making sure each of the participating beatsmiths has been properly introduced to our readership with a series of
exclusive producer profiles
In the second of three profiles, we chop it up with ATL native
, the producer behind
to listen to Shoden's re-production of "Fly Away,"
today in the Booth.
What tools and/or production software do you use?
Head phones or monitors?
Sony MDR 7506 & Yamaha HS 80
What production work are you most proud thus far of in your career?
My early work with Spree Wilson that helped define his sound,
The Neverending Now
. As well as the two Muzi albums,
Vol. I and II, because those records really allowed me take total control of the creative direction.
What should readers expect from you in the coming months?
A[nother] new Muzi album.
Describe the process by which you "Re-Produced" Talib's "Fly Away" record?
I wanted to step away from the original a bit and make it a little darker, while at the same time maintaining the organic feel. I actually started two mixes, but eventually came back to this one because I was starting to take it way too far out.