Close friend & fellow creator, KIVA was the last guest to come through my old studio for an informal interview this past winter. KIVA is a true renaissance artist, he produces and plays several instruments, DJs, teaches music production and is also an adept painter. I invited him to come trough and talk about his dope new album, BTR8ION, which he produced entirely on a revolutionary new device called BEATERATOR. BEATERATOR is a portable mixer software that allows people to make music on the go -subway, park, airport, you name it- by using their good-old Play Station. I hope this will be seen by a lot of folks, especially those who are into making music (or considering exploring making beats)...it's one of the best inventions I've seen out there, that could completely revolutionarize the way music is made by giving access to the latest technology at an affordable price (20 bucks!!) to folks who might not be able to afford studio work otherwise. No excuse for wasting time on a lot of mindless media brainwash when you can experiment & create.
Check out KIVA giving a mini demonstration about how the record was made...we even made a track on the spot. True inspiration!
Big shout to Rob L. Sims of Black Whole TV who edited this.
Brooklyn based artist/producer DJ Kiva is the founder of Adios Babylon Studios & record label. Producing for over 15 years, he has released numerous full-length albums & remixed for many soul, broken beat, reggae, & dance music artists. His sound combines the best of soulful live performances blended with futuristic electronic music production techniques. DJ Kiva has performed at countless soundsystem events from Brooklyn to Berlin, ranging from grimy warehouse parties, to swanky uptown NY hotels, to blasting thousands with his street-based soundsystem at NY's annual West Indian Day Parade; always exposing ears to upfront & underground sounds of Stuttastep, Broken Beat, Future Soul, Dub, and beyond. His productions have been released on such labels as Adios Babylon(USA), Bagpak Music (USA), King Tubby Heritage (USA), Tommy Boy(USA), Kindred Spirits(Holland), Goya Music (UK), & Sunshine Enterprises (Austria) and he has appeared as a guest speaker & performer on Public Enemy founder Hank Shocklee's Producer Panel at Remix magazine's "Remix Hotel NYC" event. He teaches music production at Dubspot. A veteran live musician with over 20 years experience, he is also a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, drums, keys, trumpet, & percussion. As the live guitarist for hip hop projects "Shape of Broad Minds" & "Willie Isz" featuring Jneiro Jarel & Khujo Goodie of Goodie Mob, he tours internationally performing at clubs & festivals worldwide.
Now check the album, BTR8ION produced entirely on the Beaterator.
Beaterator: Beaterator for PSP system and PlayStation Network puts a world-class mixer at your fingertips - enabling easy, powerful and innovative creation. Featuring original music and a sound-kit which includes thousands of loops and sounds produced by Rockstar and multi-platinum producer and entertainer a Timbaland exclusively for Beaterator.