Lately, the Brexit came true. However, the exact outcome of that situation will be revealed later when the European Union and the UK will realise that many things need to be adjusted and will then initiate further steps. During my master studies in London, we talked a lot of the Brexit at university and its negative influence on the creative industries – in particular, the music business in my case. Regardless of the politics and their actions, I hope that the music industry tries to minimise the damage caused by the Brexit all together so it will not influence the international touring and collaboration that significantly. While we observe the next steps of music industry executives and politicians, we can enjoy the hottest tracks of UK’s rap scene – all collected in my new Spotify playlist “UK Rap – Streets of London”. Have fun listening!Continue reading →
While my favourite gym playlist still is “Power Rock Hooks” that is steadily complemented with new hard-hitting rock tracks, there are days when I prefer to listen to some Hip-Hop to push myself to the limit during my workout session. Therefore, I like to share my new urban music playlist “Iron Pump” with you. Enjoy the playlist and your upcoming workout. Cheers!Continue reading →
Bouncing 808s, hectic Hi-Hat and high-pitched snare rolls along with ambient synths, are frequently used in the contemporary urban music scene. In the time where Rap/Hip-Hop and R&B are very present on the top of the Billboard charts, at the Grammy Awards and major festivals, you recognise what stylistic and societal changes those genres went through the last decades. AlbrechtProductions created another song collection named “Trap Warriors” that is – as known for the blog – available on Spotify.Continue reading →
Another Spotify playlist curated by AlbrechtProductions – “German Rap/Hip Hop”. The German urban music scene including rap/hip hop has a long history and went through radical style changes regarding the beats and lyrical content. The playlist shall give you a taste of all those different stages of German rap history. Whether or not you are able to understand its lyrics, enjoy the journey!Continue reading →
Summer is just around the corner! That bags for a new playlist created by AlbrechtProductions to be played on the upcoming pool, beach or at all other outdoor parties and meetups. Hot hip-hop tunes are ready to be played as your soundtrack for probably the best time of the year. Enjoy the sun and have fun! We will extend the playlist as we usually do so stay tuned on Spotify 😉Continue reading →
If you start your journey in the big world of music production and beat making, you probably feel a bit lost. Even if you already learned how to handle somehow your DAW, you quickly feel disappointed by the onboard drum and instrument sounds that come along with it. A huge step forward is to get better, and high-quality drum sounds that make your speakers bouncing and take your hip-hop, r&b or urban pop beat/production to the next level. Those genres are extremely beat-focused, so the drum sounds have a significant role in the sound design of the track. A good start for beginners or semi-professionals is to learn from the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated producers and how things need to sound like. This article will tell you where to get drum kits from key players of the urban music sector and present you four of my favourites. Enjoy!