In this series Ringz Ov Saturn set off in 2014 on his quest with his trusty little DSLR camera, to gather a collective of footage from a variety of UK based producers, to bring together an on going series which is now known as MPC (Mind Power Composition).
The soul purpose of MPC is to expose/showcase the fine art of UK based hip hop production from a mixture of generations. Throughout the series you’ll get an in depth look into a mixture of hardware and software based producers, their production techniques, thoughts, musical backgrounds, different hip hop musical styles & flavors, crafting techniques and the use of old school to more modern day musical equipment. The series will feature some of the UK’s finest and well known producers, as well as the equally talented up and coming producers.
Featured Producer – DJ Drinks
Weapons of choice:
Emax 1 & 2
Hailing from Brownswood in Hackney, Drinks got his first taste of recording back in the early 90s on a Tascam portastudio and a Roland D-50. By 1997 he copped his first sampler. Almost 20 years his setup is almost identical save a few pieces and upgraded recording equipment.
Drinks released an EP with West Coast duo Hulk Slogan under the name Young Gifted and Slack in 2003 After which he moved to New York to work in a Studio in Stuyvesant Town run by British expat Dinesh (Goldspot). Returning to the UK in 2005, he began work as a technician before resuming his music. In 2012 he produced Cappo’s Thousand Word Exodus on Blunted Astronaut Records. As one half of The Summit, he went on to conceptualise, produce and mix Melanin 9’s “Amulets” EP in 2013. In early 2015 Drinks released a remix EP through Soundweight Records paving the way for a full album release later in the autumn.
Filmed & Directed by Ringz Ov Saturn.
Visual graphics and animation by Ringz Ov Saturn & TCG.
Photography by Ringz Ov Saturn.
MPC Main Theme produced by GI Vocals by TK.
Creative Wingmen: TCG & Solar Black/Phoenix Da Icefire.
All episodes edited by Ringz Ov Saturn & TCG.
Supported by Less Effort Clothing & Maschine Masters
In association with Wordplay Magazine.