Pro Tools Beat Making

Illimind will be in the studio ‘tonight’ walking anyone in the world through some production techniques(all thanks to the Internet). Illmind has produced records for ‘Kanye West, Good Music, 50 Cent, Eminem, too many to name ||…’ (That was straight from his instagram aaccount.) He is a producer that is I think anyone who considers themselves a hip hop producer should already know by now, I’ll talk more about this in another post.

For now just click here to enroll for free and enjoy the session

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The Hanging Gardens Of Beatenberg

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Well this is more like a late post since the album was released on the 14th of August 2014 but Hey, it’s “better late than never” because this is something I felt the need to share with you. Now this is the debut album by a band from South Africa called Beatenberg which consist of 3 members namely Matthew Field( lead singer)
,Ross Dorkin( bass player) and Robin Brink(drumer).

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Matthew Field(left) Robin Brink(middle) Ross Dorkin(right)

It falls under pop in Genre and my review on the album is It sounds So Damn Good! With many electric guitar layers
It reminds me of the likes of Beethoven, Debussy, Paul Simon and John Coltrane plus with singles like chelsea blakemore, pluto and Rafael which has spent 7 weeks as the most played song on South African radio the album is definately a classic.  According to me I would say this is by far the best 2014 album out in Mzansi but that’s just me you should listen to it for yourself to agree or disagree so do get it here on global itunes;
https://itunes.apple.com/album/hanging-gardens-beatenberg/id906630461

SKEEM SAAM!

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I have not been hooked on any local drama/series or TV programme as much as I am on Skeem Saam.  A local, limpopo (Turfloop) based TV drama series-turned-soap opera created by Winnie Serite. The story premiered on SABC1 on Thursday 13 October 2011, at 20:30. Season 3 premiered on Monday 14 July 2014 and aired at 18:30 and has now shifted to 20:00 weekdays. The storyline is really awesome, well written and features good actors. If you have not watched or heard anything about it then you’re missing out. Start TODAY!!! 😉

“The kobe system”

Aired back in 2012 these are hilarious cormmecial video ads by Nike called the Kobe System which features Kobe Bryant teaching musicians, athletes and others namely Serena Williams, Aziz Ansari, Tony Robbins and more on success seminars.

You can watch them all here on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLliC_u8E2js66nmqxLHuQrFeD0qxmSclY

Some of the 2014 kicks.

I went online and gathered info on kicks of 2014 which I favour from nike to vans and reebok…these are by far the 2014 designs which enlightened and impressed me Alot.

Reminder: click on the images to view them.

First up are the Puma Trinomic R698.

PUMA added to the visual technology boom with the Trinomic sole and its comfortable, yet stylish appeal. Sitting atop a white Trinomic midsole with a contrasting black EVA outsole, its tonal upper combines mesh, leather and nubuck materials for texture.
Available in black or grey, the PUMA Trinomic R698 can be purchase in-store and online.

Vans California 2014Holiday “Hickory Mix” Packs

Dubbed the “Hickory Mix,” this capsule collection pairs a soft black suede with a blue hickory-striped textile, a material typically seen on overalls and carpenter jeans. Both models will be available at select retailers during the month of October for $70 USD (approximately R770 ZAR) and $80 USD (approximately R880 ZAR) respectively.

Nike 2014 Air Max 90 Sneakerboot Black/Grey-White

The Air Max 90 sneakboot features a thorough weatherproofing treatment, making it ideal for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. The shoe also stretches higher up the leg to ensure a snugger fit and the upper switches between black and reflective sections to give some alternating texture. These kicks can be purchased here wishatl.com

Nike Blazer Mid Premium Vintage “Safari” Collection

These are a “Safari” collection for October 2014 From Nike Sportswear. Featuring the Blazer Mid Premium Vintage, the pack sees a trio of executions: a preying feline, slithering predator, and a pair representing the jungle itself. Premium materials figure prominently throughout as full-grain leather, rich nubuck and tough TPU overlays are joined by leopard prints, pony hair, snake-like scales, camouflage and more. The Blazer Mid Premium Vintage “Safari” collection is set to hit NSW retailers on the 11th of October for $100 USD (approximately R1100 ZAR) per pair

Vans California Sk8-Hi Zip CA“Boot Leather” Collection

These are an update to the popular Sk8-Hi Zip. The use of just a single color and a zipper detail in the back gives the classic silhouette a contemporary feel. The panels on the upper feature soft tumbled leather, and a tonal vulcanized sole to match. Additional features include soft leather lining and a gold-colored YKK zipper pull for easy access. Priced at $110 USD (approximately R1210 ZAR), the Vans California Sk8-Hi Zip CA Boot Leather Collection is now available for purchase atbowsandarrowsberkeley.com

Maison Martin MargielaBlack Leather Integrated Neoprene Replica Sneakers

The high-end fashion house has recreated its hallmark sneaker with a neoprene inner sock built in, thereby rendering the shoe a mid-top for added comfort and security. At the exterior, the sneaker is done up with 100% leather through the paneled upper, resting atop a foxed rubber outsole. Constructed in Italy, details such as white piping at the collar and a textile inner lining set off this release from Margiela. The sneaker can be found at retailers such as SSENSE for $625 USD (approximately R6875 ZAR) now.

Robert Geller x Common Projects 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

Robert Geller has teamed up with Common Projects once again, to release his 2014 fall/winter shoe collection. Best known for the clean and minimalistic takes on iconic silhouettes, the latest offering includes a Chelsea boot and a high top sneaker, priced at $980 ( R10780 ZAR) and $720 (R7920 ZAR) respectively. Both of the shoes come in two colorways and are available for purchase atSSENSE

adidas Originals EQT Running Cushion ’91 “Snake Pack”

adidas Originals has made a contemporary iteration to its EQT Running Cushion ’91 model via this “Snake Pack.” The uppers comprise predominantly of breathable mesh and leather, while snake skin print accents are tastefully implemented on areas such as the Three Stripes, toe, tongue and rear. Moving down, we find clean white midsoles paired with contrasting black outsoles to finish off the look release date is unknown yet.

Nike x Supreme

Taken from Volume 22, the image show the iconic basketball high top in three colorways — black, white and red. Bold words reading “World Famous” take on the sneaker’s ankle strap, while Supreme branding is seen across the tongue tag, AF1 lace lock, and further punctuated by block letters across the heel. The Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High collection is scheduled for a late October release, with the black and white available from Supreme flagships worldwide, and the red from Nike Lab and select retailers. The price is yet to be confirmed.

Acapulco Gold x Nike SB Dunk High “Mowabb”

Decked out in a premium suede upper, the Grain/Black-Sandtrap-Bright Mandarin colorway embodies the ACG classic with additional aesthetic cues like rope lacing and a speckled midsole. Complete with “AG” embroidery along the lateral side of the shoe, the Acapulco Gold x Nike SB Dunk High “Mowabb” was released on Wednesday, October 1 in limited quantities.

visvim 2014 Fall/Winter FBT SHAMAN-FOLK

visvim released its latest iterations on the FBT SHAMAN-FOLK model with some new details on the iconic shoe. Made from premium UK cowhide suede, the hand-sewn, moccasin foot wrap shoe features contrast beaded detailing on the toe, while the signature fringe on the ankle incorporates precision-cut incisions. The shoe then sits atop a custom rubber sole with a TPU heel stabilizer. Finishing touches include pigment-free calf linings for extreme breathability and a natural cork footbed. Available in black, dark brown, brown and sand, the visvim 2014 fall/winter FBT SHAMAN-FOLK is now available to purchase online for $630 USD.

Reebok GL 6000 Mid “Flash Red”

Reebok premiered the GL 6000 Mid in a vibrant flash red colorway with boot-like upgrades. Aside from its taller silhouette and eye-grabbing color choice, this reimagined runner features contrasting brass D-ring eyelets and a construction that blends suede, leather and neoprene for a winterized makeover. Additional details include a padded sockliner with heel tab, a contrasting white sole unit, and subtle branding throughout. A sneaker-boot hybrid done just right, the Reebok GL 6000 Mid “Flash Red” is currently available at select retailers.

New Balance 530MD

The 530MD’s are an addition to New Balance’s collection of retro-inspired running silhouettes. Reviving the original 530 design from 1992, the 530MD features breathable ribbed mesh and leather and suede overlays on the upper. Orange accents on the tongue label and side cutouts contrast with blue branding on the side and the reflective counter to create visual interest. Below, a trademark midsole containing the ENCAP support system is rounded off with an outsole of orange and black. The shoe is available at retailors around the globe.

Converse 2014 Chuck Taylor All Star Color Weave Collection

Converse has unveiled a new look to its Chuck Taylor All-Star silhouette. It is the first of its kind to utilize colorful weave complexion and will be first released in Asia-Pacific region. Enlisting the help of stunning hand-woven craftsmanship, the iconic silhouette is re-imagined using contrasting egret color strips to create a modern, bold rainbow-textured upper. The sneaker is offset by a crisp, solid midsole and toecap, and finished with white accents at the heel tab, lining, logo patch and tongue label. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Color Weave became available at Converse stores in China and South Korea on October 1 and will be available at the Converse China online store on October 8, and followed by a release in Hong Kong and Taiwan from October 17. Prices for China will be set at $800 RMB approximately $130 USD (approximately R1430 ZAR) for the high-top and $770 RMB approximately $125 USD (approximately R1375 ZAR) for the ox.

Kansiime, The Queen of Comedy.

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A brief Profile beforehand :-):

Name: Kansiime Anne

Occupation: Comedian, Actress, Singer, TV host and Writer.

Location: Kampala, Uganda.

 

Kansiime Anne is very well known for her hilarious comedy clips. She has this strikingly awesome ability to twist a normal situation into an angle you never would think of. She is that lady that can steal your belongings and then convince you to be the actual thief in the situation. She is THAT awesome funny comedian, i call her ‘Queen of Comedy”. I like how she never tries too hard to be funny like most comedians do, it’s just in her.

Anne gained her well deserved attention in 2013 where her clips were ‘flying’ all over the internet. She is actually a proof that women can be really funny because her videos are rib cracking. Kansiime Anne is not just a mere comedian but also the following:

BEFFTA 2013 (Best Comedian) winner.
Lagos International Festival 2013 (Best Actress) winner.
Social Media Awards (Favorite Celebrity) winner

If you haven’t watched her videos or even worse hear anything about her then you haven’t had a good laugh in what could be longer than a while, that’s for sure. Please click on the link(s) below to see what you are missing out on.

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I guarantee you a great laugh!! Enjoy 😉

KID PRESIDENT.

KID PRESIDENT

“Who in the world is he???”  you ask.

Real name; Robby Novak, is an American bubbly kid who can somehow manage to change your dull face into a smiley one within a minute. Kid president, born January 26th 2003, (Yes! at just 11 years) has already created a name for himself.  His first YouTube video was published in October 2012. His videos are much of social/societal behavior, humanity, jolly kind of feel. He has this effortless ability to make all his subjects fun and humorous. Almost all his YouTube videos have hit over a million views. He has stolen the hearts of many (mine included) and got to be noticed by the real President himself, President Obama and many other icons, now ain’t that an achievement? This kid right here can have you thinking real deep about very little minor things.

I for one think this is one of our “new age history feature” Please do watch his videos, I promise you it’s worth it. Down below are some of his videos that have gained so much attention:

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Enjoy 🙂 😉