R - Sound
March 2010 issue 01 www.rsoundmusic.co.uk £2.30
B-B-Burgaboy FRONT COVER
BASSLINE’S FINEST EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
“ OI YOU ! ARE YOU GONNA BANG !!
Dead Out !
IS THE GRIME SCENE DEAD ?
REES BEATS !
• BIRMINGHAMS FINEST UP AND COMING HITMAKER • HE GIVES US AN INSGIHT INTO HIS PLANS FOR THE FUTURE • WE GET HIS VIEWS ON GRIME,FUNKY HOUSE AND BASSLINE !
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CONTENTS PAGE Gives us an Exclusive bassline insider
Tells us all about “ Are You Gonna Bang “
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Reviews. Heavy Rain New PS3 sensation reviewed
Top 10 Urban Ladies ! Pg 7-9 Grime Dead We review the grime scene and weather it is still going hard
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Rees Beats !!
F k “ m m p s D a i b a u U b his Week R-sound caught up with Birmingb hams best unnderground producer Rees Beats i for an exclusive interview to get an insight on his y m music and his opinions. s s Q.When Did You First Start What would you say to up and coming producers ? Making Music ? “ Pssh keep at it because its a long learning curve but remem- r A.” Pssh quiete a while ago i think it ber patience is progress “ was probably in summer 2007 “
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Q. How Did You Start Producing Music ? A. “A friend introduced me to fruity loops 6 and i soon became familiar with the software”.
Q. Most producers these days also Dj/Mix. Do You ? A. “ No. But i would like to try it. Its just a matter of somene teaching me and getting some decent decks. “
Q. You are most well known for your grime beats. Who would you say is the best grime artist lyric wise ? Q. What is your preffered A. “There are alot of big mc’s in the game right now a few genre to produce ? A. “ Hmm thats a tough question but id probably staying underground some going commercial but for me its, have to say erm...erm..moretime dubstep ” most deﬁnatly Ghetto “ Q.Why Dubstep ? A. Laughs “ Dubstep is the ting man and simply because i love bass “ Q. How many beats do you create in a week A. Well i suppose when i get home from college after a hard day i chill study a bit more then start or continue on a project so i end up making about 2 high grade bangers a week.
Q. Did he smash P-Money A. “ Wow it was close but from Ghetts...ha ha it was murkage im telling you “ Q. What can we expect from you in the coming year. A. “ You can expect more banging beats thats for sure. Also im working on several mixtapes and several commercial projects with good up and coming artists from across the country”
Q. How do you distibute your music ? A. “ I sell my exclusive beats to mc’s and most of the other stuff I just put up for
Q. Finaly Will we ever see you producing commercial stuff ?
download on soundcloud or sendspace “
A. “Most likely yes because thats wher the moneys at “
For those of you that didnt know: “Ress beats” is a 17 year old music producer from Birmingham, Uk. Rees Beats produces several genres such as Grime, Bassline, Dubstep and Funky House although grime is his specialist area. Rees Beats has been blowing up the grime scene as most of the beats bieng used by grime mc’s in the UK these days are produced by Rees beats himself. Rees beats grew up in Handsworth in Birmingham and from young he had a passion for music as he learned to play several instruments in school such as the piano , guitar and recorder.
Rees beats will be releasing his mixtape “ No holds barred “ in summer 2010 so look out for that. The mixtape will be availible in Hard to ﬁnd records, Tempest Records and should even break onto iTunes and into HMV. Check out Rees on facebook by simply searching :Rees “ Rees Beats” Wickam. Also check some of his music on his ofﬁcial soundcloud. www.soundcloud.com/reesbeats.
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Rees beats will also be hosting music production develop workshops for Birminghm City Council’s music department. For more info log onto www.birmingham.gov.uk/musicservice