A couple of days ago we wrote about the upcoming Slackin’ Beats video and EP. Now it has arrived! The EP includes 4 instrumental hip hop-tracks and the track “Make Love” comes with a video. Check it out below!
We also had a little chat with the man behind Slackin’ Beats. He told us about his love for drums and artists that doesn’t give a damn. Read the full story below.
Who is Slackin’ Beats and when did he see the daylight?
Haha, where should i begin? Well, my ”real” name is Elvis Suljevic and musicwise i started off producing house music a few years ago under an alias called Elvix. I have always been very open to all kinds of genres and after a while I felt that I needed a new creative challenge so I started this new project called Slackin’ Beats.
Slackin’ is a mix of Hip Hop, Jersey Club and R&B-ish beats. Almost anything that hits my mind could somehow fit in a Slackin’ Beat.
Can you explain your process when you’re making music? First of all the software that i use is FL Studio. The process often starts off with me having a melody in my head. Then I try to transmit the melody from my head to my computer. And now is when the fun starts. By applying drums to the melody I basically am giving the beat it’s soul. The drums contributes to the feeling of the song more than you can imagine. I have also started to sample more lately. I sample all kind of stuff. It could be soul-acapellas or classical music, but I have a lot to learn when it comes to sampling.
What inspires you?
Mostly just music because it’s what I always have on my mind. I like when artists don’t give a damn about structures and rules and just do their own thing.
Do you have any particular artists that have influenced Slackin’ Beats? The first one that crosses my mind is Kanye West because he has that mentality that I love. Musicly, producers like Cashmere Cat, Ta-Ku, Kaytranada and Hudson Mohawke are big inspirations. Just like Slackin’ Beats, their music is very influenced by HipHop and R&B, but they’re taking it to a whole other level. Take Ta-Ku for example. His beats encourages you to play around with samples, but still focus on the melody. That is the key to great music if you ask me.
Tell us about the Make Love EP? Make Love EP is Slackin’ Beats first self-produced project. Earlier I have only made remixes. The EP includes four tracks that I would describe as soulful instrumental hip hop-beats. The tracks are kind of diverse and the feeling you get while listening to the beats will be very different, I think.
If you could suggest another act through Emues.com, who would it be? Shouts back to OUSLO with some epic minimalistic house!
Would you like to see and hear more of Slackin’ Beats or OUSLO? Suggest a gig with either of them through Emues.
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A few months ago the Emues blog wrote about this new producer Slackin’ Beats. Read what Maja said about the young, Swedish producer here.
With his Jersey Club-influensed sound, Slackin’ Beats has made fresh remixes of already great tracks such as Mack Beats – ”Lägg dig ner” and Destinys Child – ”Cater 2 U”.
Today he released a video teaser with the caption: ”Make Love EP and the video to Make Love out soon!! / SLACKIN”
We look forward to see the result of an EP that he describes as a ”soulful trip thru instrumental hip hop-beats”.
Meanwhile, take a look at the video teaser below.
I want to hear and see more of this guy, so shouldn’t we book him together? Do you want to have Slackin’ Beats DJ at your club?
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When enough tickets are sold the gig is booked and successfully financed!
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Funked Up played live at the Emues Showcase in November 2013 at Mitt Möllan in Malmö, Sweden. Funked Up have been dear friends of the Emues Crew since Emues took its first steps a few years back. The band has been booked by the people through Emues several times, and in this video and interview, they tell us a bit more about their experience with Emues.
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