Soul Council producer Khrysis has just released his fourth drum kit on his website Khrysismuzic.com. As an incentive to those who purchase the kit Khrysis is conducting a remix contest to coincide with the release.
When producers send a proof of purchase for the drum kit, Khrysis will send them the a capella to Rapsody’s “Thank You Very Much,” which he produced. The winner will receive all of his drum kits, a sneak peek at new music (maybe his new beat tape “Motherfunker” dropping in April) and a 1-hour Skype session where Khrysis will offer beat critiques.
The deadline for the contest is March 11th, but if that isn’t enough incentive to cop the drum kit, here are 5 songs Khrysis made with those drums.
“I love boom-bap, that’s my home but I just took the boom-bap sound and put it in the radio format. Every sound on that beat, from the hi-hats to the drums, came off a record. All of those crazy sounds in the background, all that shit is straight records. That record I got from the world famous Gene Brown.”
2. Sean Boog, “Big Boy Music Remix”
“That’s an old joint from Sean Boog’s mixtape. That beat was definitely one of my highlight beats for me. That was one of those records with the heavy banging drums and a thick bass line.”
3. ADD-2, “Say Good-Bye”
“One night we had a 90s beat night. The whole Soul Council. 9th Started it but then we did a while week of 90s R&B flips and that’s one of the beats that came out of it. It’s a great thing because that’s where the curve is. Everything happens in 20 year (cycles). If you listen to the producers that were making beats in the 90s they were (sampling) records from 20 years before. Shit they grew up on. Now we’re in the age now where kids in their 20s come out rhyming and their parents was listening to the R&B and hip-hop some of us were listening to. I’m wid it. You’re gonna hear a whole lot of that now, because that’s what these kids heard their parents playing. I’m gonna have fun with this shit.”
4. Add-2, “Knock Knock”
“Me and Add-2 were putting the finishing touches on “Between Heaven & Hell” and that was one of the songs we held for his album.”
5. “Understand” from Indie 500 (Kweli, Brother Ali, Planet asia)/“Technicolor Easels” (Niko Is )
Kweli was dope to work with, everyone was dope to work with. Kweli and Niko came to the studio and we did “Life Ahead Of Me “ and “Lo-Fi” on the same day. My name Sheldon Williams came through with some keys, everybody represented. Them joints came out like crazy. And Niko is super duper talented.