Sweat The Technique 2

Sweat the Technique 2

What’s up Maschine Masters! Here is the 2nd installment of Sweat the Technique! This time we reached out to our good friends Marco Polo, Ken Lewis, Frank Dukes and Boonie Mayfield to get some SUPER producer tips for you. Soak it all in and most importantly begin to apply them into your daily production regimen. Please like and share these tips with all your producer buddies. After all knowledge is power. Let’s build a powerful team!

Marco Polo

MARCO POLO – Super Producer

Production Credits – Masta Ace, Kool G Rap, Buckshot, O.C., Large Professor, Sadat X

“If I’m really struggling for a vibe or inspiration I’ll load up an acapella of a singer or MC and remix it for sh*ts and giggles. This always works for me. Whether you use the remix or not a new beat is always born. Always helpful to have a reason to make something as opposed to making beats for the f*ck of it…” – Marco Polo


KEN LEWIS – Grammy Nominated / Multi Platinum

Production Credits – Eminem, Ciara, Future, Kanye West, J Cole, John Legend

“Collaboration. Find other talented people to work with who’s skills complement your own. My production team, Katalyst, is a collaboration by nature, but we (myself and Brent Kolatalo) also collaborate with a lot of other great producers who all bring strengths and ideas to the table that we wouldn’t have otherwise created. Meshing their ideas with our own often creates productions far beyond what any of us could have crafted individually.” – Ken Lewis


Frank Dukes

FRANK DUKES – Super Producer

Production Credits – 50 Cent, Ghostface Killah, Lloyd Banks, Joell Ortiz, Danny Brown

“One technique I use when I write music is generally trying to record demos of my ruff ideas. Usually to my phone then I’ve sat on em for a day or two then I decide on the right sounds I wanna use and work on arranging / producing the idea. For me, it’s always easier to make something concise when you have a strong demo to work off.” – Frank Dukes




Boonie Mayfield

BOONIE MAYFIELD – Super Producer

Production Credits – Solomon Vaughn, Boonie Mayfield, iLL University, Audiopium

“Step out of your comfort zone and stop listening to genres and artists that you are already heavily influenced by. Basically, cut off all the sound and commotion of everybody else’s standards, grooves, melodies, drums, rhythms and tempos. This way you can learn to listen for your own voice and set your own standards. read more” – Boonie Mayfield



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