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Cypher 021: Urban Teahouse

Posted by Various Artists on  June 26, 2020
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In 2016, ill.Gates released the “More Tea EP” which incorporated the sounds from field recordings and studio sessions in Taiwan, along with samples of Alan Watts, Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. For Cypher 21, the challenge to the Class of 808 was to create a non-aggressive song that creates soundscapes for the Urban Teahouse. No synths were allowed except for sub-bass and the results are an ultra-chilled out journey that is the perfect soundtrack for an

Trapezoid – ill.Gates X UHNK

Posted by ill.Gates on  June 14, 2020
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On “Trapezoid,” ill.Gates collaborates with his Producer Dojo Ninja protégé, UHNK, on this facemelter of a tune that incorporates modern bass music sound design and banging beats with plenty of twists, turns and sonic surprises.  Stream/Download here. ill.Gates · Trapezoid – ill.Gates X UHNK

Hexis Curates Cypher 20: Drum and Bass

Posted by Spiderhound on  June 8, 2020
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On May 29th, Cypher 20: Drum and Bass was released on the Producer Dojo label and it showcases 5 very talented Class of 808 artists.  Dustin aka Hexis curated the cypher and I caught up with him to learn more about the project. Dustin, nice work on curating Cypher 20: Drum and Bass. Tell us, why did you choose this particular challenge?  To keep it short and sweet, Drum and Bass is one of the

Producer Dojo Cypher 20: Drum and Bass EP

Posted by Various Artists on  May 29, 2020
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On Cypher 20: Drum and Bass the Producer Dojo challenge was to make a modern Drum and Bass song between 170BPM – 180BPM (no halftime or drum step). This EP is the best of the best submissions. The super collab Rave Gravy kicks off the EP with a fierce flamethrower of a track. Rave Gravy is: RIP KENNY, Luke Rain, SCHUZ and Nintendeaux – so many talented producers on 1 track and the results are

Mike Yu (Audiolysis) is Class of 808 Ninja of The Month

Posted by Spiderhound on  May 20, 2020
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The Producer Dojo Purple Belt is only given out once per month and is reserved for students that are demonstrating notable progress. ill.Gates and his team of Brown and Black Belts vote on the Purple Belts and I am proud to announce that this month, Mike Yu (Audiolysis) is the Class of 808 Ninja of the Month. I was psyched to share the great news with Mike and learn more about his journey at the

The Making of Cypher 19 “Say My Name Again”

Posted by Spiderhound on  April 28, 2020
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The Cypher 019: Say My Name Again EP are the best songs from the monthly cypher challenge that required Producer Dojo Ninjas to represent their brands through sound. The EP was well received and immediately shot to the #2 New Release on The Beatport Leftfield Bass chart. Luke Rain did an amazing job curating the cypher and I caught up with him to learn more about his experience. Luke, nice work on curating Cypher 19:

Producer Dojo Cypher 019: Say My Name Again EP

Posted by Various Artists on  April 24, 2020
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The Producer Dojo Cypher 019: Say My Name Again EP are the best songs from the monthly cypher challenge that required Producer Dojo Ninjas to represent their brands through sound. The songs serve as a theme song for the artists and let the audience know exactly what the artist’s brand is all about. The EP kicks off with Mr. Moo‘s energetic and majestic “Get Ready to Move Ft. Lecture” (video below) with an amazing rap

Dylan Lohrstorfer (Shadow Star) is Class of 808 Ninja of The Month

Posted by Spiderhound on  April 21, 2020
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We are proud to announce that Dylan Lohrstorfer (Shadow Star) has just achieved his Purple Belt after his hard work, dedication and excellent contributions on 5 Producer Dojo Cyphers: Cypher 10, Cypher 11, Cypher 13, Cypher 15, Cypher 17. I caught up with Dylan to learn more about his journey and find out what’s next on his list of goals. Dylan, Congratulations on achieving your Purple Belt! Tell us about your musical journey and how did

The Making of the Sam Shoemaker “Do It For Me” Remix EP

Posted by Spiderhound on  March 31, 2020
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“Do It For Me” is a hard hitting, dubstep-infused rap anthem by Sam Shoemaker and Trap Jesus (aka Luke Rain). Shoemaker’s lyrics are brash and unapologetic, even bordering on disrespectful, but remain playful and fun with punchlines throughout. The new EP features heavy hitting tunes by Producer Dojo Ninjas and Senseis: Knobreaks, RIP KENNY, slowform, and Munchii. Luke Rain curated this EP and I enjoyed catching up with him on how this all came to

Do It For Me Remix EP

Posted by Various Artists on  March 28, 2020
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We are proud to announce the release of the Sam Shoemaker Do It For Me: Remix EP. The new EP features heavy hitting tunes by Producer Dojo Ninjas and Senseis: Knobreaks, RIP KENNY, slowform, and Munchii. Do It For Me is a hard hitting, dubstep-infused rap anthem by Sam Shoemaker and Trap Jesus. The song is an ode to one of hip hop’s most celebrated topics: The Self. Shoemaker’s lyrics are brash and unapologetic, even bordering

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Cypher 021: Urban Teahouse