Movies and music have been inextricably linked since silent films gave way to modern cinema. The score, the music that defines a scene, stands as an integral component, conveying emotions in ways that direction, writing, and acting simply cannot. Its intangible presence provides the adhesive, a bond that connects the various parts and makes them whole. Cinematic Soul. This time out they enlist their production partner and friend, DJ Pain 1 (Rick Ross, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, 50 Cent, Gucci Mane, etc.) and his knack for painstakingly creating signature sounds. Together, this triumvirate of talent has produced songs for the like of Public Enemy, Sean Price, Havoc, Nutso, Yo Gotti, Mavis Staples, and more. Their diverse resume enables them to not only sculpt a soundbed for a specific artist but provide the necessary feel a producer is looking for in their next sonic creation.
Upbeat percussion and drum rolls enable producers to capture a more rhythmic feel, something resembling a smoke-filled disco from Carlito’s Way. The loops call to mind the eerie synths of Georgio Moroder’s Blade Runner, giving the audience a listen of a future dystopia. The emotive elements call to mind the range of Hans Zimmer, providing the traditional orchestral hits as well as more playful and fanciful pieces as well. This kit wouldn’t be complete without drums. The kicks and snares were expertly ran through the legendary SSL stereo bus compressor (plugins just don’t compare to hardware) to allow more width and breadth, building on and expanding the boarders of the 12 Bit Soul sound.