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Beat Making Lab

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Barry White on Making Love Air date: 01-07-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365216165/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A lost interview with Barry White, reanimated by Blank on Blank. /episodes/get/12326 /episode/12326 Beat Making Lab: Barry White on Making Love /episode-player/12326
#FijiChallenge w/ Walshy Fire of Major Lazer Air date: 08-21-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365073569/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Walshy Fire plays you a Fijian Chant, Apple Juice Kid tells you the basics of Moombahton, we play the winning beat from the Senegal Challenge, and you get a chance to be featured on Mad Decent and Beat Making Lab via ETC!ETC!. /episodes/get/10180 /episode/10180 Beat Making Lab: #FijiChallenge w/ Walshy Fire of Major Lazer /episode-player/10180
Sampling w/ Flip Flops and Ski Beatz Air date: 08-15-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365073101/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A man in Fiji hits a PVC pipe with a flip flop, that sound meets a 17-year-old drummer in North Carolina. A beat is created. And around it all, Platinum selling producer Ski Beatz (producer for Jay Z, Camp Lo and Jay Electronica) lets us know why he even samples in the first place. /episodes/get/10152 /episode/10152 Beat Making Lab: Sampling w/ Flip Flops and Ski Beatz /episode-player/10152
Trapped In Paradise Air date: 07-31-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365073059/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Welcome to Fiji. Local rapper/producer Dave Lavaki (aka Mr. Grin) explains how they are building a scene 8000 miles away from the music industry. /episodes/get/10153 /episode/10153 Beat Making Lab: Trapped In Paradise /episode-player/10153
Heartbeats of Fiji Air date: 07-24-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365073042/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Ben is searching for purpose. Masi is following a dream. From separate islands, yet connected through Hip Hop and Electronic music production, their paths crossed at the Fiji Beat Making Lab. /episodes/get/10154 /episode/10154 Beat Making Lab: Heartbeats of Fiji /episode-player/10154
Behind The Beat: First Beat Making Lab (2011) Air date: 07-17-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365070381/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The first Beat Making Lab was launched at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Fall semester of 2011, as a 3 credit hour course in the music department founded by Dr. Mark Katz (now the chair of the music department) and Stephen Levitin (aka Apple Juice Kid). This episode, shot and edited by UNC student Jon... /episodes/get/10125 /episode/10125 Beat Making Lab: Behind The Beat: First Beat Making Lab (2011) /episode-player/10125
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Behind the Beat: Portobelo
Apple Juice Kid samples comparsa band Barrio Fino, records hip hop/jazz quartet The Beast and flirts with renowned vocalist Yomira John in this episode, which reveals the production behind the song "Portobelo."
Air date: 05/15/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365066117/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Apple Juice Kid samples comparsa band Barrio Fino, records hip hop/jazz quartet The Beast and flirts with renowned vocalist Yomira John in this episode, which reveals the production behind the song "Portobelo." /episodes/get/10062 /episode/10062 Beat Making Lab: Behind the Beat: Portobelo /episode-player/10062
Female Hip Hop Crew Makes Beats in Senegal
"The people need a female rapper," says Toussa, the president of GOTAL; an all-women's collective of Senegalese rappers, producers, singers and beat makers who paired with a woman-led NGO called Speak Up Africa to write songs about global health issues in their communities.
Air date: 05/22/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365066128/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false "The people need a female rapper," says Toussa, the president of GOTAL; an all-women's collective of Senegalese rappers, producers, singers and beat makers who paired with a woman-led NGO called Speak Up Africa to write songs about global health issues in their communities. /episodes/get/10061 /episode/10061 Beat Making Lab: Female Hip Hop Crew Makes Beats in Senegal /episode-player/10061
Beat Making Challenge #2: Kora Riddim
An all women's group of African beat makers recorded a kora player and created a dancehall-inspired riddim out of the sample. Now its your turn.
Air date: 05/29/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365066135/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false An all women's group of African beat makers recorded a kora player and created a dancehall-inspired riddim out of the sample. Now its your turn. /episodes/get/10060 /episode/10060 Beat Making Lab: Beat Making Challenge #2: Kora Riddim /episode-player/10060
Health Worker Beat
Ina, a Senegalese beat making student, takes a field trip to an Intrahealth hospital to make a beat. She records baby squeals and blood pressure gauges; and interviews health workers and community leaders about family planning. These recordings were then delivered to a group of Fijian beat making...
Air date: 06/05/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365066383/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Ina, a Senegalese beat making student, takes a field trip to an Intrahealth hospital to make a beat. She records baby squeals and blood pressure gauges; and interviews health workers and community leaders about family planning. These recordings were then delivered to a group of Fijian beat making... /episodes/get/10059 /episode/10059 Beat Making Lab: Health Worker Beat /episode-player/10059
Get Your Drums Right
Why do so many beginning producers' beats sound flat? Because they make the error of using the factory drum sounds that come with their beat making software. One of the cardinal rules of beat making is: if you want to create an interesting beat - start with an original kit.
Air date: 06/12/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365070187/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Why do so many beginning producers' beats sound flat? Because they make the error of using the factory drum sounds that come with their beat making software. One of the cardinal rules of beat making is: if you want to create an interesting beat - start with an original kit. /episodes/get/10128 /episode/10128 Beat Making Lab: Get Your Drums Right /episode-player/10128
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