Archive for MPC

Exile & DJ Day at the Dour Festival in Belgium

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Thursday, August 20, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Here is some more amazing footage of DJ Day & Exile showing off their masterful MPC work in Belgium from the Dour Festival. As I’ve stated numerous times before, these guys are some of the best in the business at what they do. My question is, why can’t they come to Minneapolis?

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Exile & DJ Day Live in Paris & Amsterdam

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , on Thursday, August 13, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Every single time I see one of these videos I’m more astonished than the time before. Exile & DJ Day have been doing their thing with MPCs for a while now, and 2DopeBoyz had some video footage over on their page. What these guys do is utterly amazing and I would give almost anything to see them do their thing live. Make sure you go out and get Exile’s Radio now. Follow me after the jump for the Amsterdam performance. Continue reading

Exile & DJ Day’s Tribute to Michael Jackson

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Monday, July 13, 2009 by Tim Althaus

If you’ve never seen these two minipulate an MPC live you are truly missing out. I posted a video a while back of these two playing MPCs on a live act that they were doing on tour. This is a video of Exile & DJ Day practicing their tribute to Michael Jackson in their hotel room the day after he passed. It’s amazing how well these guys have mastered the MPC, and to be honest they are probably some of the best in the game. Notice at the end (after putting down 2 straight minutes of beauty) they say that it’s a work in progress. I can tell you now that I can’t wait to see the final product.

Exile & DJ Day duel with MPCs

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Sunday, March 29, 2009 by Tim Althaus

I’ve posted a few videos with Exile on his trusty MPC, but this one is just bananas. This is the “Dope Man” routine that Exile & DJ Day do together live on stage. This is some insane beat work that these guys are doing and it just amazes how good they are with the MPC. This video is only one minute and forty seconds long, but to be honest that’s all you really need to comprehend how good these two are. Make sure you check out Exile’s album Radio which dropped back in January, it’s damn good.

Spotted @ Crate Kings

The Alchemist Teaches His Chemistry To Akai Pro

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , on Monday, March 9, 2009 by Tim Althaus

alchemist560 As I’ve mentioned before, Alchemist is one of the best producers in the game right now. Al sat down with the good people of Akai Pro and talked to them about many things, and one of them being how he uses the MPC for production. As many of you may or may not know, Al has been doing tracks for everybody from Mobb Deep to Ludacris in the last 10 years. He is also going to be putting out 3 albums this year (Chemical Warfare, Step Brothers (with Evidence) & Grangrene (with Oh No)) which is a staggering statistic as it is, because everything Al puts out is quality.

The interview probes into a lot of interesting areas of Al’s production. He goes into great detail when he ‘s talking about why legendary producers have always used the MPC for production, but in general he says: “[The] MPC always has and always will be the standard as far as when you’re talking about rap, beats and production. You know, my favorite producers from day one were Premier – MPC. Pete Rock? MPC. Diamond D? MPC. I mean I could go down the list forever. It’s pretty much the standard. It’s good to be able to even follow in those footsteps and keep that tradition going forward. You know, making music that comes out of that machine it sounds crazy.”

Make sure you check out this interview and get all the details because it’s a great insight into the mind of a genius. You can read the original interview here, and make sure you stay tuned to all of the info on the Alchemist’s up and coming projects here on Mind Inversion.

Video: Exile – Funky Worm Chop

Posted in Video with tags , , , on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Here again is DJ Exile on the MPC, this time he is chopping up the song “Funky Worm” by The Ohio Players. This video is just one more (in a long line) of testaments to how sick Exile really is on the MPC.

Spotted at OKP

Video: Exile (w/ introduction from Evidence) live @ the Lions Den

Posted in Video with tags , , , on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 by Tim Althaus

This is another one of those unreal videos of MPC work from Exile. Evidence gives him a great intro and then Exile does his thing live infront of hundreds of people. Make sure you go out and get Exile’s album Radio which dropped January 20th.

Spotted at OKP

Video: Exile “A Milli” Live On The MPC

Posted in Video with tags , , , , on Friday, December 19, 2008 by Tim Althaus

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Here we go again folks. This is another video of DJ Exile punching the pads. If you still don’t believe in this guy after you watch this video, you might not know talent if it punched you in the face. This guy has some of the most amazing skills you could have on the MPC. Watch out for his album Radio dropping 1/20/09.

Video: DJ Exile Gets Busy on The MPC for Okayplayer

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , on Thursday, December 11, 2008 by Tim Althaus

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

For those of you who have never heard DJ Exile, you are missing out. This guy has some mad skills on the MPC. He put out an album with Blu last year entitled Below the Heavens which in my opinion was one of last year’s best albums. He has a new album Radio due out on January 20th. This guy actually does live MPC shows where he will sample and make a beat right in front of the crowd. Exile is disgusting, check this shit out…