Having carved songs with Deniro Farrar, the New Mexico producer is experimenting with collaborative production…
Firstly, briefly introduce yourself. What’s your name? Where are you from? How would you describe your style of production?
I’m BK Beats, 22 year old producer and DJ from Albuquerque, New Mexico. My style of music tends to be on the dreamier and more emotional side of rap beats, with a lot of emphasis on melody and hard drums. Though I’ve been experimenting a lot lately with darker RnB sounds and more eclectic stuff.
What would you say are the most popular beats you’ve created?
Lately it’s been my more experimental tracks or when I try new things, which I’m really thankful for. But folks have also shown a lot of love to tracks I produced for Main Attrakionz, Deniro Farrar and Metro Zu. Deniro’s ‘Cant Get Sleep’ is a really fun one to play live, usually gets people moving.
What is your favourite song you’ve worked on and why?
All of the songs on ‘Nonbelievers’, my new project with Black Noi$e, really. We spent a lot of time sending beats back and forth to get them perfect. Plus we were able to pick and choose a bit as far as who we wanted vocals from, so I think that made for some really good collabs.
Do you think that production software becoming more accessible to just anyone is a good or bad thing for music?
I think it’s great. I know I wouldn’t be making music right now if software had been less accessible for me coming up. I feel like ultimately, it furthers music and production so much more than it does damage. With the Internet, “bedroom producers” with basic or even stolen software are able to change the scope of music completely so I love it.
What influences you as a producer?
It really depends, could just be how I feel that day or emotions I’m trying to get across. Girls are a big one too, haha. But my friends and peers in music inspire me on the daily, as does support from fans. People who really love and care about music keep me trying to improve what I make.
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