Kenna posted on his Instagram Page some rare footage of Chad & Pharrell working in the studio on a beat back in 2000. The beat pretty much rocks and look at Chad going ham on the Turntable, check out the Forum for the whole video.
it’s def #blessed and insane that I got started out with these two knuckleheads…@Pharrell & @ChadHugo #BackInTheDay #MyFirstCamera #ChadsFirstHouse #StudioWasAlwaysAMess #Archives #NeptunesEqualsGenius @i_am_other because I never stopped being #StarTrak #VA #Respect #SongsForFlight #L2ADefined #July8th – #SWWD #July13th
Pharrell and Scott Vener premiered this week their first eposide of “OTHERtone” For their first installment, Williams and Vener had help running through the “newness, freshness, and what-is-that-ness” of the artists currently on their radar. Surprise guests Justin Timberlake and Cara Delevingne stopped by to nerd out with them over one of their favorites, Alabama Shakes. “This band is incredible,” Timberlake said, before describing the Shakes‘ lead singer Brittany Howard “[as if] Nina Simone, Minnie Riperton and Janis Joplin all had a love child.”
Right at the beginning, they all started beatboxing, while Scott Vener remembers the first time meeting Pharrell and going to his house back in 2001. And according to Pharrell, N*E*R*D’s ‘She Wants To Move’ has been inspired by The White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’. Afterwards, Justin Timberlake went back to the time when Pharrell and him worked together, which was on *NSYNC’s ‘Girlfriend’ and revealed that Usher’s ‘What’s A Guy Gotta Do’ was *NSYNC’s tune. Right at the end, they’ve been beatboxing once again the Super Mario Theme. Check out the whole show below. Look for it every other Sunday on Beats 1.
OTHERtone Episode 1 With Justin Timberlake & Cara Delevingne (2015)
01 – Strafe – Set It Off (Vocal)
02 – Jax Jones – Yeah Yeah Yeah (Radio Edit)
03 – Gary Bartz – Celestial Blues
04 – The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
05 – N*E*R*D – She Wants TO Move
06 – Justin Timberlake – Senorita
07 – Alabama Shakes – Gemini
08 – SPZRKT & Sango – How Do You Love Me
08 – Jamie Woon – Let Go
08 – Sam Sure – HUnger
09 – Smif-N-Wessun – Sound Bwoy Bureill
10 – Raekwon – Ice Cream
11 – Silicon – God Emoji
12 – Her – Quite Like
13 – Rationale – Fast Lane
14 – Tomas Barfold – Pulsing feat. Nina K
15 – SG Lewis – Warm
16 – Post Malone – Too Young
17 – George Maple – Talk Talk
18 – Achai – Gazi
19 – Kendrick Lamar – Alright
20 – Vince Staples – Norf Norf
21 – Elliphant – Best People In The World
22 – Alessia Cara – Here
23 – UGK – One Day
24 – Sam Cooke – Wonderful World
25 – Darius – Helios feat. Wayne Snow
26 – Jose James – Park Bench People
27 – Al Wilson – My Song
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By Saeed Saeed. Pharrell Williams has paid tribute to his music mentor Teddy Riley. Speaking before his headline performance at the Mawazine Festival in the Moroccan capital of Rabat last month, Williams recalls how producer Riley signed up The Neptunes (who at the time were a four piece RnB group including Williams and collaborator Chad Hugo) and put them to work creating hits for the likes of Riley’s hip-hop crew Wreckx-N-Effect (1992’s Rumpshaker) and the girl group S.W.V (1993’s Right Here).
Despite The Neptunes never releasing any material with Riley, Williams says he holds no grudges and credits Riley for instilling in a hard work ethic responsible for Williams own success as a producer. “We became work horses because that’s how we passed the time, to make music for other people. That was fun but when you are young you think it was all going to be about you and I thought I was going to be this big rap star one day, which didn’t happen,” he said.
“But when I look back over my shoulder I realised that I appreciated him then but I do even more now. Because all of his critiques and strenuous work load – like not going to sleep till eight in the morning – is all for this moment right here and I thank him for getting me to be this place.”
Pharrell Williams thinks all recording artists should get involved with TV talent shows if given the chance. The musician joined the US version of the TV talent show last year, going on to win the 2015 edition with his singer Sawyer Fredericks. Although he was thrilled to triumph, it didn’t come without some downsides. “I need time off after The Voice to decompress, because you give a lot of emotion in giving the best guidance you can,” he explained to British newspaper The Daily Star.
That’s one of the reasons why the star has no intention to put in double duty by appearing on another edition of the programme. Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am does this with seats on the UK and Australian panel, and at the moment there is a free spot with him in Britain as Rita Ora has parted ways with the show after one season. Pharrell insists it would be “too intense” for him to work on the UK and American series. However, he’d push all other artists to work on similar shows if they are ever offered them.
“It’s been a long road to this point. I haven’t taken flight just yet. Like anyone else, if I look back on how I got here I will find plenty of points in history where I have been let down. But I’ll also find plenty of points where I have failed. Failed to protect my art by signing the wrong deals, failure to protect myself by working with people who never understood me and subsequently failure to release my music to my patrons and fans the way they anticipated because of my propensity for perfection. All of those things are coupled against a system that was built to fail and what chance did I have?
That’s why I started making the 3 EP series -Land 2 Air Chronicles to precede a 3rd Album entitled Songs For Flight. Inspired by Emerson Self Reliance, Land 2 Air’s purpose was to be a learning experience for me. A way to hone my discernment and identify the right partners and allies for my art. The EPs would hopefully serve as the runway to Songs for Flight – a taking off point. I wanted to find the moment where my dreams would finally become a reality. Where I would be able to engineer and unite the history of my life with the future of my art in a way where it truly represented who I am.
The first installment would be Chaos and the Darkness. Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connexion of events. Great men have always done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age, betraying their perception that the Eternal was stirring at their heart, working through their hands, predominating in all their being. And we are now men, and must accept in the highest mind the same transcendent destiny; and not pinched in a corner, not cowards fleeing before a revolution, but redeemers and benefactors, pious aspirants to be noble clay under the Almighty effort let us advance on Chaos and the Dark….
The first song Chains is about being underestimated. And knowing that inside of yourself u have answers to things that no body wants to face. To a degree you have to enjoy that underestimation. And although the Chains may not break, they will slide. The Journey begins with where I have been, what I’m doing and where I am going. #L2ADefined #1OF6 #NEWMUSIC #JULY16 #SWWD #SONGSFORFLIGHT. Click HERE for the Video.
Directed by Grant Singer.
Check out Nardwuar’s newest Interview with Tyler once again. Tyler revealed, that his worst Neptunes beat is Ja Rule’s ‘Pop Niggas’, which I highly disagree, and he also revealed that he danced to Omarion’s ‘Touch’ at a 8th grade talent show, which he initially also won and his knowledge of muzika is pretty much impressive since 4 years ago, check out the whole Interview above.
It’s the persistent thump that grabs you on ‘Ego Death,’ the new album from L.A.’s the Internet. For Matt Martians, it started with the beats. A producer and multi-instrumentalist, Martians is half of the Internet, the adventurous R&B group that began as an offshoot of the cheerfully anarchic Los Angeles hip-hop collective Odd Future. Since then, Martians and his creative partner, Syd Tha Kyd, have soothed nerves jangled by Odd Future’s rowdier members, including Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, The Creator; they’ve also cultivated a small but devoted following of their own among connoisseurs of left-field soul music.
But with their new album, “Ego Death,” the two wanted to connect more broadly. So where in the past the Internet happily floated “up in the clouds,” as Syd described their dreamy, sometimes aimless early work, this time they built songs from the ground up, creating harder-edged rhythms to grab even a casual listener — “the random dude that might hear it in a store,” Martians said.
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