Beedie is prepping the release of his Above The Weather EP on August 13th. The first single comes in the form of the Buckwild produced “Robert Marley”. After bumping into each other at shows and events, Beedie and Buck built over the past year and started to work on some tracks. This anthem is a product of their hard work, expect more from them in the future. Make sure you check out Beedie’s brand new website BeedieLand.com and follow Beedie on Twitter @Beedie412.
The iStandard Producer Showcase took place in Pittsburgh at Diesel Lounge in the South Side on May 1 and 2. Local producers presented their beats to an esteemed panel of judges including Buckwild, Senator Skid, and J-Fish of La Harrier. The producer with the highest score over the 2 nights won an amazing prize package. Penn Hills native Amill walked away with the honor and will be invited to Beast of the Beats VI later this year in NYC along with runner-up Luex Productions. We caught up with Amill to talk about his experience.
K-Mo: For those that don’t know you, introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about how you got involved with producing.
Amill: My producer name is Amill I’m 22 and I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. I got into producing back in 2003 by my music teacher in the 8th grade and been producing and recording ever since.
K-Mo: How did find out about the iStandard Producer Showcase and why did you decide to enter?
Amill: I was first introduced to the iStandard showcase last year by Premise who called me and told me everything about it and I decided to enter because of the chance to get exposure for my music.
K-Mo: Based on the competition, how did you feel about your chances of winning?
Amill: I felt pretty good about winning I knew I was going to place for sure. I thought some of the competition was tough though.
K-Mo: What was your favorite part of participating in iStandard?
Amill: The chance to actually get on stage in front of a crowd of people and have them listen to my music and for them to cheer.
K-Mo: What advice would you give for other producers that will be entering future iStandard competitions?
Amill: Take your time make sure everything is right make sure your mixing is perfect and don’t make everything sound the same.
K-Mo: Where would someone go to listen to or purchase your beats?
Amill: http://istandardproducers.com/amill or contact me at email@example.com
Shout outs to iStandard for making this possible, Buckwild, Premise, Don Di Napoli, Infamous, my friends, my family and my girl for supporting me, showing up and getting me where I need to be when I need to be there and looking out when I needed help. I truly love yaw.
Find Amill here:
Facebook: Amillio Cole
The iStandard Producer Showcase is THE premier live Music Producer-Specific event that puts the aspring hitmaker in front of a panel of prominent music industry tastemakers (Major Label A&R’s, Platinum Producers, Publishers, Managers, etc.), as well as a packed house full of networking opportunities. Held in New York City since March ’05, the iStandard Producer Showcase has since expanded to major US cities such as Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Toronto, North Carolina, and many more to come in the very near future.
The next iStandard Producer Showcase in Pittsburgh is in October. If you’d like to participate, CLICK HERE to register.
The buzz on twitter and facebook is that the first night of the iStandard Producer Showcase at District 3 was a success. Tonight is the final part of the event and it kicks off at Time Bomb with a meet and greet with Rockwild & Buckwilder beginning at 5pm. According to event organizer Premise, Austin Paris and JBG tied for first place last night. Amil took 2nd and J-Pad the Juggernaut placed 3rd. There will be a whole new set of producers tonight, including a special set by Weapons of Mass Production champion Mysterious. They will also give out the grand prize. Don’t miss Pittsburgh hip hop history in the making!
Check out a performance of Common Wealth Family at the event (thanks to J.Marsh for the footage):