In the spirit of the latest Lotus Lab edition of Mad Notes and with the recent 1 year anniversary of the passing of respected producer, Nujabes, I came across this documentary on up and coming music producers/beat makers. If you are interested in becoming a producer, this is a good film to check out. Some of these producers really drop jewels….
More about the film:
“…BEAT MAKERS, a 90 minute independent documentary, charts the never ending hustle of up and coming as well as seasoned producers. Filmed inside their in-home studios, these hungry musicians aspire to obtain more equipment, sell their hot tracks, and, of course, make a name for themselves in the competitive music industry.
The movie follows a plethora of track masters in various stages of their careers including newcomer Justin “J Dot” Moyd, a 23 year college student who nears graduation, as he assembles his production center, works with aspiring recording artists and puts together his first professional demo package. We also see a group of savvy producers combine their collective efforts called ‘Battery Five’ discuss their trials and tribulations and their relentless pursuit to create a “movement” and be recognized in such a tumultuous business.
The film provides a behind the scenes forum for composers to get a lot off their chests and discuss their unbridled passion for making music all with a steadfast belief that the ‘next’ track will be the one to take them to the ‘next’ level!”