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SynthBap is the culmination of experimentation with synthesizers and boombap instrumental-ism. Created by BBoyTech, Synth Bap Volume 1 was made with an authentic hiphop and boombap aesthetic in mind. The big hard hitting mostly analog drums are from the Analog Boom Bap Vol. 1 drum kit, which also created by BboyTech and avaialble for you to purchase / download on http://beatppl.com/collections/sample-packs/products/analog-boom-bap-vol-1.
All tracks were written, produced, recorded and arranged by Corry "BBoyTech" Banks for BeatPPL.com. BBoyTech, formerly aka'd Phashara, is a Los Angeles based Chicago bred emcee, producer and music tech journalist. The mission as of late for BboyTech is to push the limits of hiphop instrumental-ism while keeping the authenticity in tact. With that, Synth Bap is the first in a series of Synthesized Boom Bap projects meant to launch BeatPPL.com as a record label for like minded producer/artists looking to contribute to and advance the culture by way of slightly non-traditional music production.
The toolkit of synths used on Synthbap is an ever evolving group of synths ranging from Moog Minimoog Voyager and Arp Odyssey to the Elektron Analog Four and Novation Bass Station 2. Never one to discriminate, BboyTech made some scattered use of a few software synths as well.
The center of the lab is the MPC Ren which acted as the conduit to bring it all together. Sequence after sequence and song after song, the formula remained simple, bangin' drums and no samples besides the actual synth lines and melodies created within the session... synthesized boom-bap.
Once the songs were completed, every bit of synth parts were sampled into the Ren via an old vintage analog mixer. From there the tracks were recorded to reel to reel tape and finally recorded from tape back to DAW for a bit of old school tape saturation. From DAW the tracks went to mastering.
SynthBap is hiphop instrumental-ism with a heavy synthesizer influence. The premise is boombap elevated to a level of soulful synth filled experimentation. No frills. No fancy hocus-pocus. These are simply banging beats. Stay tuned for volume 2.
The Analog Boom Bap drum kit used on 90% of this project is available at Beatppl.com and hiphopdrumsamples.com.
SynthBap Vol.1 is currently available for digital download and streaming at iTunes, Amazon MP3, Tidal and all major digital music retailers. Also, be sure to cop the ultra limited edition silver cassette tape of SynthBap Volume 1 via Tape of the Month Club as well.
- '72 Cutlass Supreme 03:28
- The Dojo 02:36
- Spring FWD 03:18
- Synthesized BoomBap 02:40
- Crime 02:32
- Lo' Life Odyssey 02:06
- Saturn's Light 02:38
- Centipede 02:06
- The South of France 02:30
- 5 on 10 01:41
- Pot Belly 02:13