Hip Hop

Bending genre boundaries with Gnarly Music

We met up with London-based multi-instrumentalist, producer, and finger-drumming pro Gnarly to talk production process, influences, and MASCHINE techniques.

August 2, 2019 in

Astro Mega on sampling, comics, and the lo-fi scene

Toronto-based beatsmith and co-founder of The Build, Astro Mega talks about record digging in the digital age, inspirations, and studio workflow

December 13, 2018 in

How to sell your beats online

Learn how to make money from your beats, as we profile BeatStars and Airbit, two of the biggest outlets for selling sketches.

December 10, 2018 in

Follow your inner signal: A conversation with Georgia Anne Muldrow

The prolific singer, songwriter and producer had a wide-ranging conversation about the challenges of making pop music and the joys of sculpting sound.

October 17, 2018 in

Beats From The Web. Part four.

A global round up of beat making, showing the current status of avid MASCHINE beat makers.

October 16, 2018 in

Watch: How to make early 90’s hip hop

Get that lo-fi aesthetic now.

September 25, 2018 in

Watch: How to make Miami Bass

Make bumpin', Florida style, electro Miami Bass with this latest tutorial guide, featuring the new MASSIVE Expansion, STADIUM FLEX.

September 11, 2018 in

Ski Beatz – From hip hop’s golden era to modular synths

The golden era hip hop pioneer talks about his new found love of modular synthesis and different approaches to sampling.

September 10, 2018 in

Beats from the web. Part three.

Volume three of 'beats from the web' with highlights from the current status in the world of beat making with MASCHINE.

August 23, 2018 in

Top five Genius Deconstructed episodes

A top five selection of deconstructed videos showcasing the studio process of some of the biggest production talent around.

August 8, 2018 in

Watch: Swifta Beater on making JME’s ‘Man don’t care’

Watch as the UK grime producer breaks down the techniques behind his production for JME's 2015 hit record.

August 7, 2018 in